Mama's Boy (TV series)
Mama's Boy is an American sitcom that aired from September 19, 1987 until August 6, 1988. It was created by Susan Harris, and produced by Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions and Touchstone Television. The comedy starred Bruce Weitz and Nancy Walker in the lead roles.
|Created by||Susan Harris|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||7 (1 unaired) (list of episodes)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions|
|Original release||September 19, 1987 –|
August 6, 1988
Mama's Boy was proposed as a new NBC project to debut as a series sometime during the 1987–88 season. However, after a couple of preview telecasts in the fall of 1987, the network continued to air the series' initial episodes sporadically (with as many as five months passing between episodes three and four) without a regular time slot. By the end of the season, NBC decided not to upgrade the show from "specials" status; only seven episodes were produced, with six airing through August 6, 1988. The last episode remains unaired.
Weitz and Walker received this series in response to their recent popular NBC roles: his seven-year run as Det. Mick Belker on Hill Street Blues, and her two-time guest role as Angela, sister of Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty) on The Golden Girls. Additionally, Dan Hedaya, whose high-profile NBC guest role was as Nick Tortelli on Cheers, was added to the cast of this proposed series soon after the cancellation of his short-lived Cheers spin-off, The Tortellis.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Bachelor of the Year"||J.D. Lobue||Don Reo||September 19, 1987|
|Jake gets nominated for Bachelor of the Year by Manhattan Magazine. Ranked fourth in United States Nielsen ratings for the week (20.6, 18.3 million homes), helped by following The Golden Girls.|
|2||"Molly's Night Out"||TBA||TBA||October 31, 1987|
|Jake fixes Molly up with a millionaire.|
|3||"Pilot"||TBA||TBA||November 26, 1987|
|4||"Mickey's Song"||TBA||TBA||April 9, 1988|
|When Jake's cop buddy is shot, he recuperates at the McCaskey's apartment.|
|5||"Remembrance of Things Past"||TBA||Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf||June 29, 1988|
|Jake thinks about getting married when he meets a former girlfriend.|
|6||"Hamlet"||TBA||TBA||August 6, 1988|