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The Girl with Something Extra is an American fantasy sitcom that aired on NBC for one season during 1973-1974. The series was created by Bernard Slade and produced by Screen Gems.

The Girl with Something Extra
Girl with something extra 1973.JPG
Series stars Sally Field and John Davidson, 1973
Created byBernard Slade
Written byStan Cutler
Bill Davenport
Lou Derman
Bernard Slade
Directed byBob Claver
Roger Duchowny
Herman Hoffman
Richard Kinon
William Wiard
StarringSally Field
John Davidson
Teri Garr
Henry Jones
Zohra Lampert
Composer(s)Dave Grusin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22
Executive producer(s)Bob Claver
Producer(s)Larry Rosen
Mel Swope
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Thornhill Productions
Screen Gems
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 14, 1973 (1973-09-14) –
March 15, 1974 (1974-03-15)


The Girl with Something Extra is a comedy about the relationship between a normal man and a wife who happens to have a paranormal power: newly married couple John Burton (played by John Davidson) and Sally Burton (played by Sally Field), and their misadventures after John discovers that Sally has ESP. This ability allows her to read other people's minds. Co-starring in the series were Teri Garr, Henry Jones and Zohra Lampert. Despite airing right after the popular Sanford and Son Friday nights on NBC, the show failed to find an audience and was canceled at the end of the season due to low ratings. A total of 22 half-hour episodes of the series were produced.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Sally on My Mind"TBATBASeptember 14, 1973 (1973-09-14)
2"Everything You Wanted to Hide and Couldn't"Bob ClaverBernard SladeSeptember 21, 1973 (1973-09-21)
3"A Gift for the Gifted"TBATBASeptember 28, 1973 (1973-09-28)
4"How Green Was Las Vegas"Richard KinonBernard SladeOctober 5, 1973 (1973-10-05)
5"All the Nude That's Fit to Print"TBATBAOctober 12, 1973 (1973-10-12)
6"John & Sally & Fred & Linda"Bob ClaverStan CutlerOctober 19, 1973 (1973-10-19)
7"One of Our Hens Is Missing"TBATBAOctober 26, 1973 (1973-10-26)
8"No Benefit of Doubt"TBATBANovember 2, 1973 (1973-11-02)
9"And Baby Makes Two"Leo PennStan CutlerNovember 9, 1973 (1973-11-09)
10"It's So Peaceful in the Country"TBATBANovember 23, 1973 (1973-11-23)
11"Sugar and Spice and Quarterback Sneak"TBATBANovember 30, 1973 (1973-11-30)
12"Mind-ing Mama"TBATBADecember 7, 1973 (1973-12-07)
13"A Meeting of Minds"TBATBADecember 21, 1973 (1973-12-21)
14"Guess Who's Feeding the Pigeons"TBATBAJanuary 11, 1974 (1974-01-11)
15"The Greening of Aunt Fran"Richard KinonStan CutlerJanuary 18, 1974 (1974-01-18)
16"The Cost of Giving"TBATBAJanuary 25, 1974 (1974-01-25)
17"A Zircon in the Rough"TBATBAFebruary 1, 1974 (1974-02-01)
18"The Sour Grapevine"TBATBAFebruary 8, 1974 (1974-02-08)
19"Irreconcilable Sameness"TBATBAFebruary 15, 1974 (1974-02-15)
20"Three for the Road"TBATBAFebruary 22, 1974 (1974-02-22)
21"The Not So Good Samaritan"TBATBAMarch 8, 1974 (1974-03-08)
22"The New Broom"TBATBAMarch 15, 1974 (1974-03-15)

Award nominationsEdit

Year Award Result Category Recipient
2004 TV Land Award Nominated Superlatively Supernatural Sally Field

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