Baby Boom (American TV series)
Baby Boom is an American sitcom television series created by Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer, starring Kate Jackson. The series is based on the 1987 film Baby Boom. The pilot premiered September 10, 1988 on NBC, and the series began on November 2, 1988. The series has ended on July 13, 1989.
|Created by||Nancy Meyers|
|Written by||Nancy Meyers|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (3 unaired)|
|Executive producer(s)||Nancy Meyers|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Nancy Meyers-Charles Shyer Productions|
|Original release||September 10, 1988 –|
July 13, 1989
Sam Wanamaker and the baby twins Kristina & Michelle Kennedy reprised their roles from the movie, but otherwise, the characters picked up from the original film were cast with new actors. J.C. Wiatt was played by Kate Jackson, Helga Von Haupt by Joy Behar and Charlotte Elkman by Susie Essman.
At the insistence of series creators Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer, the show was made without a laugh track. In December 1988, NBC announced that the series would go on hiatus after the December 21 episode. The network had planned on bring the show back after making certain "creative changes", but only 3 leftover episodes aired in the summer of 1989.
Eight episodes are registered with the United States Copyright Office.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"Bring In Your Bad, Myrtle"||Charles Shyer||TBA||September 10, 1988||TBA|
|2||"Guilt"||Ron Lagomarsino and Bruce A. Block||TBA||November 2, 1988||8406|
|3||"The Center"||Tom Schiller||TBA||November 9, 1988||8407|
|4||"Stress"||Mary Kay Place||TBA||November 16, 1988||8404|
|5||"Saturday"||Robert Klane||TBA||November 30, 1988||8408|
|6||"The Club"||Alan Mandel||TBA||December 14, 1988||8409|
|7||"I'll Be Home for Christmas"||Bruce A. Block||Donald Margulies||December 21, 1988||8410|
|8||"One Wednesday"||Max Tash||TBA||July 13, 1989||8411|
s01e09 - X-y-l-o-p-h-o-n-e (14 Aug. 1989)
s01e10 - When It Rains (10 Sep. 1989)
s01e11 - A Fine Romance
s01e12 - Charlotte's Secret
s01e13 - J.C. the Man
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