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All is Forgiven is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from March 20 until June 12, 1986 with the premiere episode being repeated as a "special presentation" on August 23, 1986.[1] Bess Armstrong starred in the series as Paula Russell.

All is Forgiven
Bess Armstrong All Is Forgiven.jpg
Created byHoward Gewirtz
Ian Praiser
StarringBess Armstrong
Carol Kane
Terence Knox
Shawnee Smith
Valerie Landsburg
David Alan Grier
Composer(s)Robert Kraft
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)James Burrows
Glen Charles
Les Charles
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions
Paramount Television
DistributorCBS Paramount Television
CBS Television Distribution (current as of 2007)
Original networkNBC
Original releaseMarch 20 –
June 12, 1986


Paula Russell is the producer of a soap opera called All is Forgiven who just married a donut executive with a teenage daughter.[2]



The series was shown in repeats on the A&E cable network through 1988 and HA! TV Comedy Network two years later.


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"On-Air Commitment"James BurrowsKimberly HillMarch 20, 1986 (1986-03-20)
Paula gets the job as the producer of a soap opera on the same day she is getting married.
2"With Child"James BurrowsIan Praiser, Howard Gewirtz, Glen Charles and Les CharlesMarch 27, 1986 (1986-03-27)
Sonia's visit looks to be more permanent and might ruin Paula and Matt's honeymoon in Mexico.
3"And Sonia Makes Three"Jim DrakeNorm Gunzenhauser and Tom SeeleyMarch 29, 1986 (1986-03-29)
Paula doesn't want to be intimate with Matt now that Sonia is also living in the apartment.
4"Past Perfect"Barnet KellmanMiriam TrogdonApril 5, 1986 (1986-04-05)
Nicolette gets a visit from a man from her past.
5"Mother's Day"Barnet KellmanKimberly HillApril 12, 1986 (1986-04-12)
Paula tries to be a mother to Sonia when Matt has to leave town.
6"And Justice for Oliver (a.k.a. And Justice for Ollie)"Barnet KellmanBob RosenfarbApril 19, 1986 (1986-04-19)
Nicolette doesn't like a scene that Oliver has written for the show. Matt tries to spend some quality time with Paula and Sonia.
7"I Can't Say No"Jeff ChambersIan Praiser and Howard GewirtzMay 29, 1986 (1986-05-29)
Wendell gets a visit from a former girlfriend who acts like they never broke up.
8"Paula Russell II"Jeff ChambersJanet LeahyJune 5, 1986 (1986-06-05)
Sonia sets up a meeting between Paula and Matt's ex-wife.
9"Matt at the Barricades"Jeff ChambersJoe FischJune 12, 1986 (1986-06-12)
Matt and an old college friend protest against pollution.


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 34. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0.
  2. ^ IMDb. "All is Forgiven - Plot Summary". IMDb. Retrieved 2013-01-11.

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