Almost Grown (TV series)

Almost Grown is an American drama television series about a couple (played by Tim Daly and Eve Gordon), whose lives are explored during three time periods of their lives.[1] The series was well received by critics,[2] but aired for only 9 out of 13 episodes from November 27, 1988 until February 20, 1989 on CBS due to low ratings (it was placed in the same timeslot as Monday Night Football and The NBC Monday Movie).[3] The series was co-created by David Chase.

Almost Grown
Created byDavid Chase
Lawrence Konner
StarringTim Daly
Eve Gordon
Marcia Cross
Rita Taggart
Anita Gillette
Michael Alldredge
Composer(s)Craig Safan
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (4 unaired)
Executive producer(s)David Chase
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Universal Television
Original networkCBS
Original releaseNovember 27, 1988 (1988-11-27) –
February 20, 1989 (1989-02-20)

Cast & charactersEdit


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"TBATBANovember 27, 1988 (1988-11-27)
2"If That Diamond Ring Don't Shine"TBATBANovember 28, 1988 (1988-11-28)
3"Ghost Town"TBATBADecember 5, 1988 (1988-12-05)
4"Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney"TBATBADecember 12, 1988 (1988-12-12)
5"Take It Slow"TBATBAJanuary 2, 1989 (1989-01-02)
6"The Wimp Factor"TBATBAJanuary 9, 1989 (1989-01-09)
7"Visitors"TBATBAJanuary 23, 1989 (1989-01-23)
8"Jersey Blues"TBATBAFebruary 13, 1989 (1989-02-13)
9"Joey's 15 Minutes"TBATBAFebruary 20, 1989 (1989-02-20)
10"The Root of All Evil"TBATBAUNAIRED
13"The Hat That Fell from Space"TBATBAUNAIRED


To date, the series has not been released on DVD.


The list of awards and nominations for Almost Grown

Year Award Category Recipient Result
1989 Emmy Award Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series Susan Schuler-Page & Sharleen Rassi Nominated
CSC Award Best Cinematography in TV Drama Rene Ohashi Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best New Television Series Nominated
Best Young Actor in a Nighttime Drama Series Raffi Di Blasio Nominated
Best Young Actress Featured, Co-starring, Supporting, Recurring Role in a Comedy or Drama Series or Special Ocean Hellman Nominated


  1. ^ Lee, Mark (May 2007). "Wiseguys: A conversation between David Chase and Tom Fontana". Writers Guild of America, west. Archived from the original on 16 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-14.
  2. ^ Bark, Ed (1988-10-02). "A critic picks the season's top ten". Dallas Morning News. p. 1C.
  3. ^ "Pipline". Vero Beach Press Journal. 2000-11-12. p. 32.

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