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Cast of Townies: Jenna Elfman, Molly Ringwald, and Lauren Graham
Genre Sitcom
Created by Matthew Carlson
Written by Linwood Boomer
Matthew Carlson
Jill Condon
Robert Hanning
Jordan Hawley
Laurie Parres
Bruce Rasmussen
William Schifrin
Amy Toomin Straus
Directed by Pamela Fryman
Starring Molly Ringwald
Jenna Elfman
Lauren Graham
Bill Burr
Conchata Ferrell
Ron Livingston
Theme music composer Jonathan Wolff
Composer(s) Paul Buckley
Ben Vaughn
Jonathan Wolff
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 15 (5 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Linwood Boomer
Matthew Carlson
Marcy Carsey
Caryn Mandabach
Harvey Myman
Tom Werner
Producer(s) Randy Cordray
Patrick Kienlen
Cinematography George La Fountaine Sr.
Editor(s) Janet Ashikaga
John Neal
Noel Rogers
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Vanity Logo Productions
Carsey-Werner Productions
Original network ABC
Original release September 18 (1996-09-18) – December 4, 1996 (1996-12-04)

Townies is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September to December 1996. Created by Matthew Carlson, the series stars Molly Ringwald, Jenna Elfman, and Lauren Graham.


Set in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Townies follows the lives of three 20-something lifelong friends who work in a restaurant together.



Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "Townies" September 18, 1996
1-2 "The Good Job" September 25, 1996
1-3 "The Kiss" October 2, 1996
1-4 "Dead Dogs Wag No Tails" October 9, 1996
1-5 "Faith, Hope & Charity" October 23, 1996
1-6 "Adventures of Rebound Girl" October 30, 1996
1-7 "Things That Go Bump in the Water" November 6, 1996
1-8 "It's Go Time" November 13, 1996
1-9 "Thanksgiving" November 27, 1996
1-10 "I'm With Stupid" December 4, 1996
1-11 "Christmas" Never aired
1-12 "The Penalty Phase" Never aired
1-13 "The Six-Month Itch" Never aired
1-14 "Things to Do in Gloucester When You Are Dead" Never aired
1-15 "The Life of Ryan" Never aired

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