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Genre Comedy
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
Original channel ABC
First shown in January 31, 1992 - July 4, 1992

Billy is the name of a television situation comedy that aired on ABC for half a season during 1992 in the United States.

A spin-off of Head of the Class, the series starred Billy Connolly as Billy MacGregor, a Scottish teacher who moves to America in order to build a new life for himself. Following the end of the Head of the Class series, Billy moves to Berkeley, California where he marries Mary Springer (played by Marie Marshall), a single mom with several children, so he could get his green card.

The marriage is arranged in order to prevent Billy from being deported back to the UK. Billy becomes Mary's boarder, living in her basement apartment with the strictest of rules: no drinking, no smoking, no pets, and no sex.

The series follows Billy's misadventures as he adjusts to life in California while staying one step ahead of immigration officials seeking to prove his marriage is a sham. Meanwhile, his relationship with Mary's children (played by Johnny Galecki, Natanya Ross, and Clara Bryant) deepens to a parental level, and Billy and Mary likewise find themselves drawing closer together, although the series was cancelled before this subplot could be carried out.

The series' theme song was "I've Told Every Little Star," by Jerome Kern.

Billy premiered as the sitcom that completed ABC's TGIF lineup, Fridays at 9:30/8:30c. After two months in this time period, the show moved to TGIF's sister lineup, I Love Saturday Night, at 8:30/7:30c. While on Saturdays, the program would switch time slots a few more times, but none of the moves heralded better ratings; Billy folded after one season.

See also

References and external links

  • Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present ISBN 0-345-45542-8
  • TV Guide Guide to TV (2006) ISBN 0-7607-7572-9
  • Billy at the Internet Movie Database


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