Sister Kate (TV series)
|Created by||Frank Dungan|
|Written by||Frank Dungan|
|Directed by||Jeffrey Melman|
|Theme music composer||Mason Cooper and Brian Rawlings|
|Opening theme||"Maybe An Angel" performed by Amy Grant|
|Composer||Brian Rawlings and Mason Cooper|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||19 (1 unaired) (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Frank Dungan|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production companies||Lazy B/F.O.B. Productions|
Mea Culpa Productions
20th Century Fox Television
|Original release||September 16, 1989 –|
July 30, 1990
Sister Kate is an American sitcom television series created by Frank Dungan, Jeff Stein and Tony Sheehan, that aired on NBC from September 16, 1989 to July 30, 1990, during the 1989–1990 television season.
The series stars Stephanie Beacham as Sister Kate, a nun who is transferred (in the pilot episode) to run an orphanage in Chicago. Sister Kate is put in charge of a group of seven unwanted orphans who, due to their scheming ways, have already run off three priests. Story lines involved Sister Kate matching wits with the kids, and the kids' potential adoptions.
Sister Kate premiered on Saturday, September 16, 1989 at 9:30 EST as a sneak preview, and aired regularly at 8:00 EST on Sundays. The low-rated series was canceled after nineteen episodes.
- Stephanie Beacham as Sister Katherine "Kate" Lambert
- Jason Priestley as Todd Mahaffey
- Erin Reed as April Newberry
- Hannah Cutrona as Frederika "Freddy" Marasco
- Penina Segall as Hilary Logan
- Harley Cross as Eugene Colodren
- Alexaundria Simmons as Violet Johnson
- Joel Robinson as Neville Williams
- Mike Williams as Mr. Beard
- Robert Guillaume in episode "Neville's Hired Hand"
- Marion Ross in episode "The Nun"
- Dan Hedaya in episode "Father Christmas"
- Milli Vanilli in episode "Eugene's Feat"
- Sally Struthers in episode "Sweet Sixteen"
Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan appeared as Milli Vanilli in the January 7, 1990 episode "Eugene's Feat", speaking a few lines in their natural voices before (what was later revealed to be) lip-synching their hit "Blame It on the Rain".
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Pilot"||Noam Pitlik||Frank Dungan, Jeff Stein & Tony Sheehan||September 16, 1989|
|2||"Freddy's Bad Habit"||Jeff Melman||Frank Dungan & Jeff Stein||September 21, 1989|
|Sister Kate goes to extraordinary measures to break Freddy's smoking habit. Neville gets upset when someone wants to adopt Violet.|
|3||"Eugene's Secret"||Jeff Melman||Frank Dungan, Jeff Stein & Tony Sheehan||September 24, 1989|
|Sister Kate announces that everyone will be moving into shared bedrooms as an attempt to save money on heating costs. As a result, Eugene is fearful that a long-kept secret will get out while new roommates Freddy and April are constantly arguing and angry at each other.|
|4||"Freddy's Date"||Jeff Melman||William C. Kenny & Brenda Hampton||October 1, 1989|
|Freddy has a crush on the Rich Kid in her auto shop class. Neville can't decide which musical instrument to play for his music class.|
|5||"Eugene's Model"||Jeff Melman||Tony Sheehan||October 15, 1989|
|Violet becomes jealous of the amount of time Neville spends with Sister Kate. Eugene takes up drawing and goes in search of a nude Female Model.|
|6||"Neville's Hired Hand"||Jeff Melman||Frank Dungan & Jeff Stein||October 22, 1989|
|Neville is so taken with a Vagrant who stops for food that Kate hires the Vagrant to be both a cook and handyman, on the condition that he continues to stay off the booze that he claimed to stop drinking.|
|7||"Hilary's Date"||Phill Lewis||Chuck Lorre||October 29, 1989|
|Hilary is somehow able to keep her wheelchair a secret from a Boy she likes. Neville gives Kate the silent treatment after she scolds him for his language.|
|8||"Violet's Friend"||Jeff Melman||Brenda Hampton & William C. Kenny||November 5, 1989|
|Violet's Friend comes to visit and has the Gang in an uproar. Violet gets upset and runs away when they pretend to see the Friend. Sister Kate gets a phone call from a local hospital informing her that Violet is there.|
|9||"Kate's Baby"||Fred Savage||Jeff Melman||November 19, 1989|
|10||"Kate's Furnace"||Jeff Melman||TBA||November 26, 1989|
|11||"The Nun"||John Sgueglia||TBA||December 3, 1989|
|12||"April in Paris"||Jeff Melman||TBA||December 10, 1989|
|13||"Father Christmas"||John Sgueglia||TBA||December 17, 1989|
|14||"Eugene's Feat"||Phil Ramuno||TBA||January 7, 1990|
|15||"Kandid Kate"||John Sgueglia||TBA||January 21, 1990|
|16||"Sweet Sixteen"||TBA||TBA||July 16, 1990|
|17||"Bingo"||TBA||TBA||July 23, 1990|
|18||"Todd's Cheap Date"||TBA||TBA||July 30, 1990|
|1990||Golden Globe Award||Nominated||Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical||Stephanie Beacham|
|1990||Young Artist Awards||Nominated||Best New Television Series|
|Best Young Actor Supporting Role in a Television Series||Harley Cross|
|Best Young Actor Supporting Role in a Television Series||Jason Priestley|
- Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 1247. ISBN 0-345-49773-2.
- Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 1246. ISBN 0-345-49773-2.