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The Associates
Genre Sitcom
Written by Stan Daniels
Charlie Hauck
Michael J. Leeson
John Steven Owen
Earl Pomerantz
Ed. Weinberger
Directed by James Burrows
Starring Martin Short
Joe Regalbuto
Alley Mills
Shelley Smith
Tim Thomerson
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Composer(s) Craig Safan
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (4 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Stan Daniels
James L. Brooks
Ed. Weinberger
Editor(s) C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo
Cinematography Leonard J. South
Running time 30 mins.
Original channel ABC
Audio format Monaural
Original run September 23, 1979 – April 17, 1980

The Associates is a short-lived American sitcom that aired on ABC from 1979-1980. The series starred Martin Short and was cancelled after only nine of its thirteen episodes aired, but was nominated for two Golden Globes after its cancellation.



The show was the first bonafide starring vehicle for Short and centered on a small group of young novice lawyers who worked at a Wall Street law firm. Short later moved on to SCTV, Saturday Night Live, and numerous film, TV and theatre roles.



Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate
1 "The First Day" September 23, 1979
2 "Is Romance Dead?" September 30, 1979
3 "Tucker's Courtroom Coup" October 7, 1979
4 "Mr. Marshall's Love Affair" October 14, 1979
5 "Eliot's Deadly Serve (a.k.a. The Deadly Serve)" October 28, 1979
6 "Eliot's Revenge" March 27, 1980
7 "Danko's a Daddy" April 3, 1980
8 "The Censors" April 10, 1980
9 "The Party" April 17, 1980
10 "A Date with Johnny" Never aired
11 "Tucker's Co-op" Never aired
12 "Inferno" Never aired
13 "The Out of Town Trip" Never aired


The series has been rerun on A&E in 1988 and later, Comedy Central and TV Land in the 1990s.

Award nominations

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1980 Emmy Award Nominated Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Stan Daniels and Ed. Weinberger (For episode "The Censors")
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Michael Leeson and Charlie Hauck (For episode "The First Day")
Golden Globe Award Best TV-Series - Musical/Comedy
Best TV Actor - Musical/Comedy Wilfrid Hyde-White

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