Another Day (TV series)

Another Day is an American sitcom starring David Groh and Joan Hackett that aired for four episodes on CBS from April 8 to April 29, 1978.[1][2]

Another Day
The cast of Another Day. Clockwise from upper left, David Groh, Joan Hackett, Al Eisenmann, Hope Summers, and Lisa Lindgren.
GenreSitcom
Created byJames Komack
StarringDavid Groh
Joan Hackett
Hope Summers
Lisa Lindgren
Al Eisenmann
Opening theme"Just Another Day" by Paul Williams
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Production
Executive producer(s)James Komack
Producer(s)Paul Mason
George Kirgo
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)The Komack Company
Release
Original networkCBS
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseApril 8 
29, 1978

Synopsis

Don Gardner is a rather traditional middle-class man who wants to support his family on his income alone. The Gardners' finances, however, dictate that his wife Ginny also take a job, although even with her working full-time there never seems to be enough money to make ends meet. Don and Ginny have two children; teenaged Kelly is their uninhibited and outgoing daughter and 12-year-old Mark is their shy son. Don's complaining mother, Olive, lives with the family and spends most of her time criticizing everyone around her. The Gardners struggle to be a normal, middle-class family, but Olive and the children always manage to make life complicated.[1][2][3]

Cast

Production

James Komack created Another Day and was its executive producer. Paul Mason and George Kirgo produced it. Episode directors were Burt Brinckerhoff, Hal Cooper, Nick Havinga, and Gary Shimokawa. Episode writers were Charlie Hauck, Dinah Kirgo, Julie Kirgo, Carl Kleinschmitt, Lynn Phillips, and Bill Taub.[1][4] Paul Williams wrote and sang the show's theme song.[1]

Broadcast history

Another Day premiered on April 8, 1978. It drew very low ratings, and CBS cancelled it after the broadcast of its fourth and final episode on April 29, 1978. It aired on Saturday at 9:00 p.m. throughout its brief run.[1][2]

Episodes

Sources[5]

Season #Episode #TitlePlot/NotesOriginal air date
11"A Couple Drinks With the Girls"Ginny returns to work to help with the family finances, and Don resents it and then Ginny comes home drunk from an office party. Dean Lawrence guest-stars.April 8, 1978
12"Room For One More"Don tries to talk Ginny into having another baby so she will quit her job.April 15, 1978
13?Kelly falls in love, and Don is nervous about it.April 22, 1978
14"The Audition"Kelly auditions for a television commercial, and the competition at the audition turns her into a nasty brat.April 29, 1978

References

  1. McNeil, Alex, Total Television: The Comprehensive Guide to Programming From 1948 to the Present, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, p. 49.
  2. Brooks, Tim, and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime-Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present, Sixth Edition, New York: Ballantine Books, 1995, ISBN 0-345-39736-3, p. 53.
  3. IMDb Another Day Plot Summary
  4. IMDb Another Day Full Cast and Crew
  5. tvguide.com Another Day Episode List
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