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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.

Genre Comedy-drama
Created by Lance Madrid III
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (list of episodes)
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Procter & Gamble Productions
Universal Television
Original network NBC
Original release October 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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