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Karen's Song is an American sitcom starring Patty Duke that aired on Fox from July 18 to September 12, 1987.[1][2]

Karen's Song
Created byLinda Marsh
Margie Peters
StarringPatty Duke
Lewis Smith
Teri Hatcher
Lainie Kazan
Composer(s)Doug Timm
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (4 unaired)
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)MGM/UA Television
DistributorMGM Television (current)
Original networkFox
Original releaseJuly 18 –
September 12, 1987


Forty-year-old divorcee Karen Matthews (Patty Duke) cautiously begins dating 28-year-old Steven Foreman (Lewis Smith). Her daughter Laura (Teri Hatcher) is also a bit apprehensive about her mother's new relationship; however, Karen's friend Claire (Lainie Kazan) encourages her to continue dating the younger man.



# Title Director Writer Original airdate Production code
1"Take Me Out to the Ballgame"Allan SmitheeLinda Marsh & Margie PetersJuly 18, 1987 (1987-07-18)7001
2"Tonight's the Night"J. D. LobueTBAJuly 25, 1987 (1987-07-25)7002
3"Happy Birthday"Asaad KeladaTBAAugust 1, 1987 (1987-08-01)7003
4"High Noon"TBATBAAugust 8, 1987 (1987-08-08)7004
5"Do You Want to Know a Secret?"Asaad KeladaTBAAugust 15, 1987 (1987-08-15)7005
6"You've Got a Friend"Asaad KeladaTBAAugust 22, 1987 (1987-08-22)7006
7"Don't Fence Me In"Bonnie FranklinTBAAugust 29, 1987 (1987-08-29)7007
8"My Boy Bill"Valentine MayerTBASeptember 5, 1987 (1987-09-05)7008
9"Aloha Oe"Jack SheaTBASeptember 12, 1987 (1987-09-12)7009
10"Heart Attack (part 1)"TBATBAUnaired7010
11"Seems Like Old Times (part 2)"Peter BaldwinTBAUnaired7011
12"Take This Job and Shove It"Peter BaldwinTBAUnaired7012
13"It Was Fascination"Bonnie FranklinTBAUnaired7013


Noel Holston of the Star Tribune said the series is "predictable fare, blandly written and inconsistently cast".[3]


  1. ^ Hodges, Ann (July 18, 1987). "Fox reveals 2 new programs for prime-time Saturdays". Houston Chronicle. p. 3.
  2. ^ Laurence, Robert P. (July 18, 1987). "Fox spots a trend a bit late: New show casts Duke as an 'older woman'". The San Diego Union. pp. D.15.
  3. ^ Holston, Noel (July 18, 1987). "Fox may have new winner in 'Beans Baxter'". Star Tribune. pp. C.1.

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