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Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16March 9, 1976 (1976-03-09)April 13, 1976 (1976-04-13)
222October 6, 1976 (1976-10-06)May 3, 1977 (1977-05-03)
323September 13, 1977 (1977-09-13)May 16, 1978 (1978-05-16)
422September 21, 1978 (1978-09-21)May 17, 1979 (1979-05-17)
513December 11, 1979 (1979-12-11)June 25, 1980 (1980-06-25)

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (1976)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Pilot: The Best Years"Mark Rydell & James SheldonJay Presson AllenMarch 9, 1976 (1976-03-09)
22"Monday Is Forever"Glenn JordanArmyan BernsteinMarch 16, 1976 (1976-03-16)
33"A Special Kind of Loving"Randal KleiserFred SegalMarch 23, 1976 (1976-03-23)
44"A Right and Proper Goodbye"Randal KleiserNigel Evan McKeand & Carol Evan McKeandMarch 30, 1976 (1976-03-30)
55"Thursday's Child"Glenn JordanNigel Evan McKeand & Carol Evan McKeandApril 6, 1976 (1976-04-06)
66"Point of Departure"John ErmanGordon GlascoApril 13, 1976 (1976-04-13)

Season 2 (1976–77)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
71"Coming Apart"John ErmanHindi BrooksOctober 6, 1976 (1976-10-06)
82"Such Sweet Sorrow"Richard KinonLawrence M. KonnerOctober 19, 1976 (1976-10-19)
93"Home Movies"Glenn JordanSusan MillerOctober 26, 1976 (1976-10-26)
104"Coming of Age"John ErmanElizabeth ClarkNovember 9, 1976 (1976-11-09)
115"Jury Duty: Part 1"Glenn JordanS : Linda Weintraub;
T : George Lefferts
November 16, 1976 (1976-11-16)
126"Jury Duty: Part 2"Glenn JordanS : Linda Weintraub;
T : George Lefferts
November 23, 1976 (1976-11-23)
137"The Cradle Will Fall"Richard KinonT : Emily Shoemaker;
S/T : Lawrence M. Konner
November 30, 1976 (1976-11-30)
148"Skeleton in the Closet"John ErmanLeonora ThunaDecember 7, 1976 (1976-12-07)
159"On the First Day of Christmas"Gerald S. O'LoughlinMichael BarlowDecember 21, 1976 (1976-12-21)
1610"Rites of Friendship"Glenn JordanGerry Day & Bethel LeslieDecember 28, 1976 (1976-12-28)
1711"An Eye to the Future"Glenn JordanMichael Barlow & Hindi BrooksJanuary 4, 1977 (1977-01-04)
1812"Lovers and Strangers"Ralph SenenskyLeonora ThunaJanuary 11, 1977 (1977-01-11)
1913"Return Engagement"Richard KinonAnne Howard BaileyJanuary 18, 1977 (1977-01-18)
2014"Mirror, Mirror on the Wall..."Robert Hartford-DavisEmily ShoemakerFebruary 1, 1977 (1977-02-01)
2115"Someone's Watching"Richard KinonDavid JacobsFebruary 8, 1977 (1977-02-08)
2216"A Safe House"Richard KinonMarshall Herskovitz & Vicki ZlotnickFebruary 15, 1977 (1977-02-15)
2317"Best Friends"Robert Hartford-DavisDiana GouldFebruary 22, 1977 (1977-02-22)
2418"Taking Chances: Part 1"Glenn JordanHindi BrooksMarch 1, 1977 (1977-03-01)
2519"Taking Chances: Part 2"Glenn JordanHindi BrooksMarch 8, 1977 (1977-03-08)
2620"Coming and Goings"Todd A. KesslerS : Glenn Jordan;
S/T : David Jacobs
March 22, 1977 (1977-03-22)
2721"...More Things in Heaven and Earth"Edward ParoneLen JenkinMarch 29, 1977 (1977-03-29)
2822"An Endangered Species"Peter WernerElizabeth Hailey & Oliver HaileyMay 3, 1977 (1977-05-03)

Season 3 (1977–78)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
291"Acts of Love: Part 1"E.W. SwackhamerDavid JacobsSeptember 13, 1977 (1977-09-13)
302"Acts of Love: Part 2"E.W. SwackhamerDavid JacobsSeptember 20, 1977 (1977-09-20)
313"The First Time"Richard KinonHilma WolitzerSeptember 27, 1977 (1977-09-27)
324"Change of Heart"Edward ParoneAudrey Davis LevinOctober 4, 1977 (1977-10-04)
335"Annie Laurie"Alf KjellinDavid Jacobs & Carol Evan McKeandOctober 25, 1977 (1977-10-25)
346"We Love You, Miss Jessup"Edward ParoneDiana GouldNovember 1, 1977 (1977-11-01)
357"The Little Brother"Harvey S. LaidmanGregory S. DinalloNovember 8, 1977 (1977-11-08)
368"Childhood's End"Alf KjellinLuciano ComiciNovember 15, 1977 (1977-11-15)
379"A Tale Out of Season"Richard KinonS : Len Jenkin;
T : Barbara Elaine Smith
November 22, 1977 (1977-11-22)
3810"Labors of Love"Harvey S. LaidmanTim MaschlerNovember 29, 1977 (1977-11-29)
3911"A Child is Given"Richard KinonRobert HamiltonDecember 13, 1977 (1977-12-13)
4012"More Than Friends"Stuart MillarLeah Appet & Randa HainesJanuary 3, 1978 (1978-01-03)
4113"Princess in the Tower"Richard KinonCarol Evan McKeandJanuary 10, 1978 (1978-01-10)
4214"Echoes of Love"James SheldonDavid JacobsJanuary 17, 1978 (1978-01-17)
4315"See Saw"Philip LeacockS : Len Jenkin;
T : Barbara Elaine Smith
January 24, 1978 (1978-01-24)
4416"Lifeline"Richard KinonHindi BrooksJanuary 31, 1978 (1978-01-31)
4517"...And Baby Makes Three"Edward ParoneDiana GouldFebruary 7, 1978 (1978-02-07)
4618"Crossing Over"Edward ParoneDavid JacobsFebruary 14, 1978 (1978-02-14)
4719"The Covenant"James SheldonJack MortonFebruary 21, 1978 (1978-02-21)
4820"A Friend of the Family's"Kim FriedmanGregory S. Dinallo, John D. Hess & Emily ShoemakerFebruary 28, 1978 (1978-02-28)
4921"Fear of Shadows"Georg Stanford BrownPaul HusonMay 2, 1978 (1978-05-02)
5022"Sleeping Gypsy"Stuart MillarRichard KramerMay 9, 1978 (1978-05-09)
5123"Counterpoint"Richard KinonCarmen CulverMay 16, 1978 (1978-05-16)

Season 4 (1978–79)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
521"Starting Over"Richard KinonCarol Evan McKeandSeptember 21, 1978 (1978-09-21)
532"All For Love"Kim FriedmanLeah MarkusSeptember 28, 1978 (1978-09-28)
543"Changes"Edward ParoneCarol Evan McKeandOctober 12, 1978 (1978-10-12)
554"Magic"Richard KinonChanning GibsonOctober 19, 1978 (1978-10-19)
565"Just Friends"Peter LevinWalter KoenigNovember 9, 1978 (1978-11-09)
576"Generations"Richard KinonFlorrie AdelsonNovember 23, 1978 (1978-11-23)
587"Expectations"Edward ParoneLiz CoeDecember 7, 1979 (1979-12-07)
598"Gifts"Philip LeacockPaul WolffDecember 21, 1978 (1978-12-21)
609"The Friend's Affair"Philip LeacockCalvin Clements Jr.January 4, 1979 (1979-01-04)
6110"Exits and Entrances"Gwen ArnerS : =Jackie Joseph & Carolyn See;
T : Emily Shoemaker
January 11, 1979 (1979-01-11)
6211"Moment of Truth"Arthur Allan SeidelmanPaul HusonJanuary 18, 1979 (1979-01-18)
6312"Malicious Mischief"Peter LevinLoraine DespresJanuary 25, 1979 (1979-01-25)
6413"Sleeping Over"Richard KinonThom RacinaFebruary 1, 1979 (1979-02-01)
6514"Disco Queen"Edward ParoneEdward ZwickFebruary 8, 1979 (1979-02-08)
6615"The Athlete"Kim FriedmanMarshall HerskovitzMarch 3, 1979 (1979-03-03)
6716"The Competition"Richard KinonRon Cowen & Daniel LipmanMarch 8, 1979 (1979-03-08)
6817"Ballerina"Edward ZwickEdward ZwickMarch 15, 1979 (1979-03-15)
6918"Diversions"James BroderickBarbara Bosson & Diana GouldMarch 22, 1979 (1979-03-22)
7019"An Apple for the Teacher"Kim FriedmanS : Channing Gibson;
T : Margaret J. Schibi
March 30, 1979 (1979-03-30)
7120"Prelude"Philip LeacockDiana GouldApril 20, 1979 (1979-04-20)
7221"Going Straight"James BroderickMarshall HerskovitzMay 10, 1979 (1979-05-10)
7322"From Russia with Love"Richard KinonS : Thom Racina;
T : Edward Zwick
May 17, 1979 (1979-05-17)

Season 5 (1979–80)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
741"Thanksgiving"Joanne WoodwardSally RobinsonDecember 11, 1979 (1979-12-11)
752"'Tis the Season"Richard KinonJoan TaylorDecember 24, 1979 (1979-12-24)
763"Jack of Hearts"Edward ParoneApril SmithJanuary 14, 1980 (1980-01-14)
774"When the Bough Breaks"Gwen ArnerSally RobinsonJanuary 21, 1980 (1980-01-21)
785"Hard Times"Richard KinonLiz Coe & Sally RobinsonJanuary 28, 1980 (1980-01-28)
796"Whispers"Marshall HerskovitzRon Cowen & Daniel LipmanFebruary 4, 1980 (1980-02-04)
807"Play on Love"Richard KinonMargaret J. SchibiMarch 3, 1980 (1980-03-03)
818"Daylight Serenade"Edward ParoneLiz CoeMarch 10, 1980 (1980-03-10)
829"Such a Fine Line"James BroderickGina Frederica GoldmanMarch 17, 1980 (1980-03-17)
8310"The Ties that Bind"Richard KinonCarol Evan McKeandJune 4, 1980 (1980-06-04)
8411"Just Like Old Times"Richard KinonLiz CoeJune 11, 1980 (1980-06-11)
8512"Smarts"James BroderickEdward ZwickJune 18, 1980 (1980-06-18)
8613"Letting Go"James BroderickEdward ZwickJune 25, 1980 (1980-06-25)

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