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Goodtime Girls

Goodtime Girls is an ABC network sitcom created by Leonora Thuna, and produced by Thomas L. Miller, Edward K. Milkis & Robert L. Boyett, in association with Garry Marshall's Henderson Productions and Paramount Television.

The show aired from January 22, 1980 to August 29, 1980, lasting for one season and 12 episodes (leaving one episode unaired).

Plot

Set in Washington, D.C. in the 1940s during World War II, the series centered on four young women sharing an apartment together.

Cast

  • Annie Potts as Edith Bedelmeyer
  • Lorna Patterson as Betty Crandall
  • Georgia Engel as Loretta Smoot
  • Francine Tacker as Camille Rittenhouse
  • Marcia Lewis as Irma Coolidge
  • Merwin Goldsmith as George Coolidge
  • Peter Scolari as Benny Loman
  • Adrian Zmed as Frankie Millardo
  • Sparky Marcus as Skeeter

Scheduling

"Goodtime Girls" premiered in January of 1980 on Tuesday nights, immediately following "Happy Days."

ABC kept the show on through the end of February sweeps, but then it was pulled it off the schedule for over a month until it returned in April, when it then aired for three consecutive weeks in a Saturday 8:30/7:30c slot.

"Goodtime Girls" was then taken off the schedule again, and since it garnered small audiences during both these runs, the network officially cancelled the show during the May 1980 upfronts.

Five more original episodes of the show turned up on Fridays at 8:30/7:30c that August, leading up to the final produced episode's broadcast on August 29, 1980.

The series' third episode ("Night and Day") was the only one that ABC chose not to air during its run, for unexplained reasons.

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