The Girl with Something Extra

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The Girl with Something Extra
Girl with something extra 1973.JPG
Series stars Sally Field and John Davidson, 1973
Genre Fantasy/Sitcom
Created by Bernard Slade
Written by Stan Cutler
Bill Davenport
Lou Derman
Bernard Slade
Directed by Bob Claver
Roger Duchowny
Herman Hoffman
Richard Kinon
William Wiard
Starring Sally Field
John Davidson
Teri Garr
Henry Jones
Zohra Lampert
Composer(s) Dave Grusin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22
Executive producer(s) Bob Claver
Producer(s) Larry Rosen
Mel Swope
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Thornhill Productions
Screen Gems
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Original network NBC
Original release September 14, 1973 (1973-09-14) – March 15, 1974 (1974-03-15)

The Girl with Something Extra is an American fantasy sitcom that aired on NBC for one season during 1973-1974. The series was created by Bernard Slade and produced by Screen Gems.


The Girl with Something Extra is a comedy about the relationship between a normal man and a wife who happens to have a paranormal power: newly married couple John Burton (played by John Davidson) and Sally Burton (played by Sally Field), and their misadventures after John discovers that Sally has ESP. This ability allows her to read other people's minds. Co-starring in the series were Teri Garr, Henry Jones and Zohra Lampert. Despite airing right after the popular Sanford and Son Friday nights on NBC, the show failed to find an audience and was canceled at the end of the season due to low ratings. A total of 22 half-hour episodes of the series were produced.



Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "Sally on My Mind" September 14, 1973
1-2 "Everything You Always Wanted to Hide and Couldn't" September 21, 1973
1-3 "A Gift for the Gifted" September 28, 1973
1-4 "How Green Was Las Vegas" October 5, 1973
1-5 "All the Nude That's Fit to Print" October 12, 1973
1-6 "John & Sally & Fred & Linda" October 19, 1973
1-7 "One of Our Hens Is Missing" October 26, 1973
1-8 "No Benefit of Doubt" November 2, 1973
1-9 "And Baby Makes Two" November 9, 1973
1-10 "It's So Peaceful in the Country" November 23, 1973
1-11 "Sugar and Spice and Quarterback Sneak" November 30, 1973
1-12 "Mind-ing Mama" December 7, 1973
1-13 "A Meeting of Minds" December 21, 1973
1-14 "Guess Who's Feeding the Pigeons" January 11, 1974
1-15 "The Greening of Aunt Fran" January 18, 1974
1-16 "The Cost of Giving" January 25, 1974
1-17 "A Zircon in the Rough" February 1, 1974
1-18 "The Sour Grapevine" February 8, 1974
1-19 "Irreconcilable Sameness" February 15, 1974
1-20 "Three for the Road" February 22, 1974
1-21 "The Not So Good Samaritan" March 8, 1974
1-22 "The New Broom" March 15, 1974

Award nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Recipient
2004 TV Land Award Nominated Superlatively Supernatural Sally Field

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