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Angie
Genre sitcom
Starring Donna Pescow, Robert Hays, Doris Roberts, Debralee Scott, Valri Bromfield
Theme music composer Norman Gimbel, lyrics, and Charles Fox, music; Maureen McGovern, vocalist
Opening theme "Different Worlds"
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 36
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run February 1979 – October 1980

Angie is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast by the ABC network from February 1979 until October 1980.

Contents

Premise

Philadelphia coffee shop waitress Angie Falco (Donna Pescow) starts a romance with customer Bradley Benson (Robert Hays). She assumed he was an improverished student; he turns out to be a pediatrician from a wealthy family.

The other Falco family members were Angie's divorced mother Theresa (Doris Roberts) and her younger sister Marie (Debralee Scott). Brad's relatives were his stuffy father Randall (John Randolph), his divorced sister, the overbearing Joyce (Sharon Spelman), and Joyce's daughter Hilary (Tammy Lauren). Angie forms close bonds with Hilary.

Angie and Bradley later marry, merging their two very different families: the blue-blooded Bensons and the urban Italian-American Falcos. The character of Hilary Benson was not continued after the first season. Angie and Theresa later open a beauty parlor together.

Cancellation

The show was a mid-season ratings hit during its first half-season on air. It ranked fifth for the 1978-79 season, thanks in big part to Thursday night lead-in Mork & Mindy, which ranked No. 3. However, ratings dropped drastically after a move to Tuesday for the start of the 1979-80 season, even though the show was placed between top-five hits Happy Days and Three's Company. Viewers lost interest in the interplay between the two lead characters after they were married in the season premiere, and many critics noted that much of the previously feisty chemistry that Pescow and Hays demonstrated on screen was apparently compromised once their characters were wed. The show was cancelled in its second season. 36 episodes in total were produced.

Reruns were played on ABC Daytime from June 17 to September 20, 1985 after the program's cancellation as well as on TV Land in the late 1990s.

Production

Although Tom Miller, Bob Boyett, and Eddie Milkis were the show's supervising producers for the second season, The show was produced by Miller-Milkis Productions at Paramount Television. This is one of the classic "Miller-Boyetts" that did not take place at producer Tom Miller's hometown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Theme song

The show's theme song, "Different Worlds", was performed by Maureen McGovern and became a Top 20 Billboard hit, reaching number 18 on the Pop charts and number one on the Adult Contemporary charts in 1979.

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