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Also known as ''Tattinger's''
Genre Comedy-drama
Created by Bruce Paltrow
Tom Fontana
John Masius
Starring Stephen Collins
Blythe Danner
Theme music composer Jonathan Tunick
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (2 unaired)
Producer(s) Bruce Paltrow
Tom Fontana
John Masius
Running time 60 minutes/30 minutes
Production company(s) Paltrow Group
MTM Enterprises
Distributor 20th Television
Original network NBC
Original release October 26, 1988 – April 26, 1989
Related shows Nick & Hillary

Tattingers (later Tattinger's) is an American comedy-drama series that aired by the NBC television network as part of its 1988 fall lineup. After failing in the Nielsen ratings as an hour-long program, the plot and characters were briefly revived in the spring of 1989 as the half-hour situation comedy Nick & Hillary.

An unaired episode, "Screwball," aired on TV Land on April 4, 1999.[1]


Tattingers is the story of a couple, Nick and Hillary Tattinger (Stephen Collins and Blythe Danner), who had co-owned a posh Manhattan restaurant. They had divorced, but remained partners in the restaurant until Nick was shot by a drug dealer and decided to sell the restaurant and leave Manhattan for Paris. However, his successors proved incapable of running the restaurant properly, so Nick reclaimed the restaurant from them and decided to give it another go. Real-life Manhattan celebrities often appeared in cameo roles as themselves, Nick's exclusive clientele.


This program was a ratings failure and was cancelled in January 1989. However, NBC was apparently unwilling to give up totally on the characters or the concept, and the program was revamped into a half-hour sitcom, Nick & Hillary. This new series premiered on April 20, 1989,[2] but proved even less successful than its predecessor and was cancelled after only two episodes.