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Baby Boom (American TV series)

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Baby Boom is an American sitcom series starring Kate Jackson. The series is based on the 1987 film Baby Boom. The pilot premiered September 10, 1988 on NBC,[1] and the series began on November 2, 1988.[2]

Baby Boom
Created byNancy Meyers
Charles Shyer
Written byNancy Meyers
Charles Shyer
StarringKate Jackson
Sam Wanamaker
Composer(s)Steve Tyrell
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (5 unaired)
Executive producer(s)Nancy Meyers
Charles Shyer
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Nancy Meyers-Charles Shyer Productions
Finnegan/Pinchuk Productions
MGM/UA Television
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 10, 1988 (1988-09-10) –
July 13, 1989 (1989-07-13)

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.[3] In December 1988, NBC announced that the series would go on hiatus after the December 21 episode.[4][5][6] The network had planned on bring the show back after making certain "creative changes", but only one leftover episode aired in the summer of 1989.[6]


Eight episodes are registered with the United States Copyright Office.

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
1"Pilot"Charles ShyerTBASeptember 10, 1988 (1988-09-10)TBA
2"Guilt"Ron Lagomarsino and Bruce A. BlockTBANovember 2, 1988 (1988-11-02)8406
3"Center"Tom SchillerTBANovember 9, 1988 (1988-11-09)8407
4"Stress"Mary Kay PlaceTBANovember 16, 1988 (1988-11-16)8404
5"Saturday"Robert KlaneTBANovember 30, 1988 (1988-11-30)8408
6"The Club"Alan MandelTBADecember 14, 1988 (1988-12-14)8409
7"I'll Be Home for Christmas"Bruce A. BlockDonald MarguliesDecember 21, 1988 (1988-12-21)8410
8"One Wednesday"Max TashTBAJuly 13, 1989 (1989-07-13)8411


  1. ^ "Miss America Tops Ratings". The New York Times. September 14, 1988. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  2. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (October 30, 1988). "TV Mirrors a New Generation". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  3. ^ Bailey, Bruce (December 3, 1988). "Jackson wields baby-bottle". The Gazette. pp. T.10.
  4. ^ Carmody, John (December 20, 1988). "Three NBC series given full-season nod". St. Petersburg Times. pp. D.7.
  5. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (December 26, 1988). "TV Notes". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  6. ^ a b Voland, John; Steve Weinstein (December 19, 1988). "Morning Report: TV & Video". Los Angeles Times. p. 2.

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