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 25 minutes
Production company(s) Screen Gems
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Original channel NBC
Original release September 14, 1973 (1973-09-14) – March 15, 1974 (1974-03-15)

The Girl with Something Extra is an American fantasy situation comedy 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 was 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 Sanford and Son on Friday nights, the show was canceled at the end of the season due to low ratings. A total of 22 half-hour episodes of the series were produced. In the episode "The Cost of Giving", Field was reunited with her former Gidget costar Don Porter. In the following episode "A Zircon in the Rough", she was reunited with her former Flying Nun costar Madeline Sherwood.


  • Sally Field as Sally Burton
  • John Davidson as John Burton
  • Teri Garr as Amber
  • Henry Jones as Owen Metcalf
  • Zohra Lampert as Anne
  • Stephanie Edwards as Angela
  • Jack Sheldon as Jerry Burton
  • William Windom as Stuart Kline


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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