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Frannie's Turn is an American sitcom television series that premiered on CBS on September 13, 1992 and ended on October 10, 1992. The series was the first show Chuck Lorre ever created, after his time as a writer for Roseanne.[1]

Frannie's Turn
Created byChuck Lorre
Written byChuck Lorre
Directed bySam Weisman
Asaad Kelada
Composer(s)Michael Linn
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (1 unaired)
Executive producer(s)Caryn Mandabach
Marcy Carsey
Tom Werner
Chuck Lorre
Editor(s)Joe Bella
Frank Mazzaro
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Carsey-Werner Productions
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 13 (1992-09-13) –
October 10, 1992 (1992-10-10)


Set on Staten Island, New York, Frannie Escobar (Miriam Margolyes) is a homemaker whose life is making her crazy. But with laughter, wisdom and plenty of heart, Frannie copes with the ups and downs of everyday life with her cantankerous Cuban husband Joseph (Tomas Milian), his eccentric mother, their dim-witted son, and their headstrong daughter. In a house where the sexes battle, the cultures clash and the generation gap is unbridged, life is lively, unpredictable and always entertaining.



  1. Pilot (September 13, 1992)
  2. Money Talks, Olivia Walks (September 19, 1992)
  3. Sex and Saints (September 26, 1992)
  4. How Do You Say Death in Spanish? (October 3, 1992)
  5. Gentlemen, Wrap Your Guava (October 10, 1992)
  6. Frannie and the Kitchen Sink


  1. ^ Tom Bissell (December 6, 2010). "A Simple Medium". The New Yorker. Retrieved August 3, 2015.

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