A Fine Romance is an ABC network comedy-drama series created by Sally Robinson, which aired from January 18 to March 2, 1989, lasting for one season & 7 episodes (leaving 5 episodes unaired).
It was produced by Phoenix Entertainment Group.
The series centered on a divorced couple who work together as hosts of a travel show called "Ticket to Ride."
- Christopher Cazenove as Michael Trent
- Margaret Whitton as Louisa Phillips
- Ernie Sabella as George Shipman
- Dinah Lenney as Friday Forrester
"A Fine Romance" was originally slated to air as a part of ABC's fall 1988 schedule, Sundays at 8/7c.
However, the 1988 Writers Guild of America Strike had officially taken hold by the time of network upfronts in May, and the series (along with all other scripted network shows) was affected.
Although it was still featured in ABC's official fall preview reel as airing on Sundays in the fall, "A Fine Romance" was soon announced to be on midseason status by the time the fall schedule was released, due to the strike delaying production.
To fill the Sunday slot in the fall, ABC commissioned the revival of "Mission: Impossible", one of many inexpensive programming alternatives the network was using to fill time during the strike.
The new "Mission Impossible " filled the Sunday 8 p.m. slot for several episodes until it was moved to Saturdays in December of 1988.
Despite the Sunday slot becoming available, "A Fine Romance" instead premiered in January 1989 on Thursdays at 8/7c, where it replaced the cancelled freshman series, "Knightwatch."
As was the case with the series it replaced, the show lost out to The Cosby Show & "A Different World" on NBC, and "48 Hours" on CBS, and was pulled off the air after barely two months.