The American Girls (TV series)

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The American Girls
The American Girls (TV series).jpg
Left to right: Debra Clinger, David Spielberg and Priscilla Barnes
Created byLee Philips
Mike Lloyd Ross
Lane Slate
Bill Driskill
StarringPriscilla Barnes
Debra Clinger
David Spielberg
Theme music composerJerrold Immel
Composer(s)Jerrold Immel
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)Harve Bennett
Harris Katleman
Producer(s)Hugh Benson
George Lehr
Simon Muntner
Lee Philips
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Bennett/Katleman Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 23 (1978-09-23) –
November 11, 1978 (1978-11-11)

The American Girls is an American adventure-drama series that aired on CBS on Saturday nights from September 23 to November 11, 1978.[1]


Rebecca Tomkins (Barnes) and Amy Waddell (Clinger) are two young reporters who work for The American Report, a news magazine similar to 60 Minutes. Rebecca and Amy travel the country in an equipped van that provides them with a production studio to work on their stories. The show's producer, Francis X. Casey (Spielberg), is busy juggling assignments, often changing the girls' schedules in mid-assignment and sometimes flying out to help them out of a tough situation.



Title Directed by Written by Air date
1"The Cancelled Czech"Rod HolcombSimon MunterSeptember 23, 1978 (1978-09-23)
The girls fly to Reno in search of an exclusive story on a Czech magician who has recently defected and is receiving death threats.
2"The Beautiful People Jungle"TBARichard LandauSeptember 30, 1978 (1978-09-30)
The girls go undercover at a health spa where rich runaways have plastic surgery to keep their true identities a secret.
3"The Haunting of Chatham Bay"TBAJames D. ParriottOctober 7, 1978 (1978-10-07)
The girls investigate a haunted house to discover the truth behind a series of alleged ghostly appearances.
4"Firefly"TBAMike Lloyd RossOctober 14, 1978 (1978-10-14)
The girls stumble onto a professional arson story when they save a young boy from a burning warehouse.
5"A Crash Course in Survival"TBAJudy BurnsOctober 21, 1978 (1978-10-21)
Amy rescues Rebecca and a pilot after their plane goes down in a remote area.
6"The Phoenix Connection"Lee PhillipsLane Slate & Mike Lloyd Ross & Bill DriskillNovember 11, 1978 (1978-11-11)
7"The Reluctant Candidate"TBAJuliet PackerUNAIRED
8"The Big Body Heist"TBASimon MuntnerUNAIRED
9"The Hundred Thousand Dollar Man"TBAGregory S. DinalloUNAIRED
10"An Autobiography"TBAAlbert AleyUNAIRED
11"Little Girl Lost"TBARichard LandauUNAIRED


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 45. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.

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