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Benson

Benson is an ABC network sitcom and spin-off of the sitcom "Soap", created by Susan Harris, starring Robert Guillaume as the title character.

The show aired from September 13, 1979 to April 19, 1986, lasting for 7 seasons and 158 episodes.

Plot

The series centered on Benson DuBois, who works as a butler for Governor Eugene X. Gatling and his young daughter, Katie.

Cast

  • Robert Guillaume as Benson DuBois
  • James Noble as Eugene X. Gatling
  • Missy Gold as Katie Gatling
  • Inga Swenson as Gretchen Kraus
  • Lewis J. Stadlen as John Taylor (season 1).
  • Caroline McWilliams as Marcy Hill (seasons 1 and 2)
  • Didi Conn as Denise Stevens (seasons 3 through 5)
  • Ethan Phillips as Pete Downey (seasons 2 through 5)
  • René Auberjonois as Clayton Endicott III
  • Billie Bird as Rose Cassidy

Broadcast History

  • September 1979 – July 1980, Thursday 8:30–9:00
  • August 1980 – March 1983, Friday 8:00–8:30
  • March 1983 – April 1983, Thursday 8:00–8:30
  • May 1983 – March 1985, Friday 8:00–8:30
  • March 1985 – September 1985, Friday 9:00–9:30
  • October 1985 – January 1986, Friday 9:30–10:00
  • January 1986 – August 1986, Saturday 8:30–9:00
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