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Shirley (TV series)

Shirley is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on NBC from October 26, 1979 until January 25, 1980.

Created byLance Madrid III
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Procter & Gamble Productions
Universal Television
Original networkNBC
Original releaseOctober 26, 1979 –
January 25, 1980



A recent widow moves from a big city to a small town with her three children, her stepson and her housekeeper.[1]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Is This What Dad Really Wanted"TBATBAOctober 26, 1979 (1979-10-26)
2"Hard Hat"TBATBANovember 2, 1979 (1979-11-02)
Shirley gets a job as a construction-firm paymaster, but the men resent her position.
3"A Gun for Bill"TBATBANovember 9, 1979 (1979-11-09)
4"Things Your Mother Forgot to Tell You"TBATBANovember 23, 1979 (1979-11-23)
5"The One That Got Away"TBATBANovember 30, 1979 (1979-11-30)
Bill's mother wants him to stay in Paris permanently.
6"Play on Words"TBATBADecember 7, 1979 (1979-12-07)
Shirley is angered by a vice principal who overlooks the disruptive behavior of an athlete.
7"Twenty Years to Life"TBATBADecember 14, 1979 (1979-12-14)
8"Separate Agendas"TBATBADecember 21, 1979 (1979-12-21)
Shirley befriends a divorced man.
9"Visions of Christmas Past"TBATBADecember 28, 1979 (1979-12-28)
During Christmas time, Shirley recalls the happy moments with her husband and the tragic news of his death.
10"On the Skids"TBATBAJanuary 4, 1980 (1980-01-04)
11"Fenced In"TBATBAJanuary 11, 1980 (1980-01-11)
Shirley has to tell the Hemms that their son is a thief.
12"The Three Dates of Shirley Miller"TBATBAJanuary 18, 1980 (1980-01-18)
13"Teddy Roosevelt Slept Here"TBATBAJanuary 25, 1980 (1980-01-25)
A historical society claims Teddy Roosevelt slept in Shirley's home.


  1. ^ TV Guide. "Shirley Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-02-18.

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