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Cast of Townies: Billy Burr, 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 Billy Burr
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.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Townies" Pamela Fryman Matthew Carlson September 18, 1996 (1996-09-18)
2 "The Good Job" Pamela Fryman Matthew Carlson September 25, 1996 (1996-09-25)
3 "The Kiss" Pamela Fryman Linwood Boomer October 2, 1996 (1996-10-02)
4 "Dead Dogs Wag No Tails" Pamela Fryman Jill Condon & Amy Toomin October 9, 1996 (1996-10-09)
5 "Faith, Hope & Charity" Pamela Fryman Laurie Parres October 23, 1996 (1996-10-23)
6 "Adventures of Rebound Girl" Pamela Fryman Rob Hanning October 30, 1996 (1996-10-30)
7 "Things That Go Bump in the Water" Pamela Fryman Bruce Rasmussen November 6, 1996 (1996-11-06)
8 "It's Go Time" Pamela Fryman Bruce Rasmussen November 13, 1996 (1996-11-13)
9 "Thanksgiving" Pamela Fryman Matthew Carlson November 27, 1996 (1996-11-27)
10 "I'm With Stupid" Pamela Fryman Jill Condon & Amy Toomin December 4, 1996 (1996-12-04)
11 "Christmas" Pamela Fryman Linwood Boomer UNAIRED
12 "The Penalty Phase" Pamela Fryman Bruce Rasmussen UNAIRED
13 "The Six-Month Itch" TBA TBA UNAIRED
14 "Things to Do in Gloucester When You Are Dead" TBA TBA UNAIRED
15 "The Life of Ryan" TBA TBA UNAIRED

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