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Cast of Townies: Jenna Elfman, Molly Ringwald, and Lauren Graham
Created byMatthew Carlson
Written byLinwood Boomer
Matthew Carlson
Jill Condon
Robert Hanning
Jordan Hawley
Laurie Parres
Bruce Rasmussen
William Schifrin
Amy Toomin Straus
Directed byPamela Fryman
StarringMolly Ringwald
Jenna Elfman
Lauren Graham
Bill Burr
Ron Livingston
Theme music composerJonathan Wolff
ComposersPaul Buckley
Ben Vaughn
Jonathan Wolff
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes15 (5 unaired)
Executive producersLinwood Boomer
Matthew Carlson
Marcy Carsey
Caryn Mandabach
Harvey Myman
Tom Werner
ProducersRandy Cordray
Patrick Kienlen
CinematographyGeorge La Fountaine Sr.
EditorsJanet Ashikaga
John Neal
Noel Rogers
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production companiesVanity Logo Productions
Carsey-Werner Productions
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 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 FrymanMatthew CarlsonSeptember 18, 1996 (1996-09-18)
2"The Good Job"Pamela FrymanMatthew CarlsonSeptember 25, 1996 (1996-09-25)
3"The Kiss"Pamela FrymanLinwood BoomerOctober 2, 1996 (1996-10-02)
4"Dead Dogs Wag No Tails"Pamela FrymanJill Condon & Amy ToominOctober 9, 1996 (1996-10-09)
5"Faith, Hope & Charity"Pamela FrymanLaurie ParresOctober 23, 1996 (1996-10-23)
6"Adventures of Rebound Girl"Pamela FrymanRob HanningOctober 30, 1996 (1996-10-30)
7"Things That Go Bump in the Water"Pamela FrymanBruce RasmussenNovember 6, 1996 (1996-11-06)
8"It's Go Time"Pamela FrymanBruce RasmussenNovember 13, 1996 (1996-11-13)
9"Thanksgiving"Pamela FrymanMatthew CarlsonNovember 27, 1996 (1996-11-27)
10"I'm With Stupid"Pamela FrymanJill Condon & Amy ToominDecember 4, 1996 (1996-12-04)
11"Christmas"Pamela FrymanLinwood BoomerUNAIRED
12"The Penalty Phase"Pamela FrymanBruce RasmussenUNAIRED
13"The Six-Month Itch"Pamela FrymanJordan Hawley & William SchifrinUNAIRED
14"Things to Do in Gloucester When You Are Dead"Pamela FrymanLaurie ParresUNAIRED
15"The Life of Ryan"Pamela FrymanRob HanningUNAIRED

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