Down and Out in Beverly Hills (TV series)

Down and Out in Beverly Hills is an American sitcom based[1] on the 1986 movie of the same name. It aired from April 26 to September 12, 1987 on the fledgling Fox network.[2] It has the distinction of being the first ever show to be cancelled by Fox; 5 of the 13 produced episodes did not air.[3]

Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Based onDown and Out in Beverly Hills
Developed byHoward Gewirtz
StarringHector Elizondo
Anita Morris
ComposerDavid Michael Frank
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (5 unaired)
Running time30 minutes
Production companyTouchstone Television
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Original networkFox
Original releaseApril 26 (1987-04-26) –
September 12, 1987 (1987-09-12)

The cast included Hector Elizondo as Dave Whiteman (Richard Dreyfuss' character in the movie), Anita Morris as Barbara Whiteman (Bette Midler's character in the movie), Eileen Seeley as Jenny Whiteman (Tracy Nelson's character in the movie), April Ortiz as Carmen the Maid (Elizabeth Peña's character from the movie), and Tim Thomerson as Jerry Baskin (Nick Nolte's character in the movie). Evan Richards (Max Whiteman) was the only cast member of the film to reprise his role for TV.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Jerry's Mission"Bill FosterHoward GewirtzApril 26, 1987 (1987-04-26)
2"Something Mild"TBATBAJuly 25, 1987 (1987-07-25)
3"Skin Tight"TBATBAAugust 1, 1987 (1987-08-01)
4"Max Bedroom"TBATBAAugust 8, 1987 (1987-08-08)
5"Altared States"TBATBAAugust 15, 1987 (1987-08-15)
6"Shapiro's Carmen"TBATBAAugust 22, 1987 (1987-08-22)
7"Dancing in the Dark"TBATBASeptember 5, 1987 (1987-09-05)
8"You Ought to Be in Pictures"Linda DayRobert Bruce & Martin WeissSeptember 12, 1987 (1987-09-12)
9"A Fistful of Dollars"TBATBAUNAIRED
10"For a Few Dollars More"TBATBAUNAIRED
11"Jerry Jumps Right In"TBATBAUNAIRED
12"The Legend That is Barbara"TBATBAUNAIRED
13"Jerry Strikes Out"TBATBAUNAIRED


  1. ^ Corry, John (July 24, 1987). "'DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS' BECOMES A SERIES". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Cotter, Bill (1997). The Wonderful World of Disney Television. Hyperion Books. pp. 335–336. ISBN 0-7868-6359-5.
  3. ^ "Down and out in Beverly Hills: 13 episodes" Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine,

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