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The Associates is an ABC network sitcom series created by James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, Charlie Hauck and Ed. Weinberger.

The show aired from September 23, 1979 to April 17, 1980, lasting for one season & 13 episodes (leaving 4 of them unaired).

It was produced by John-Charles-Walters Productions.


The series centered on a small group of young novice lawyers who worked at a Wall Street law firm.


  • Martin Short as Tucker Kerwin
  • Joe Regalbuto as Eliot Streeter
  • Tim Thomerson as Johnny Danko
  • Alley Mills as Leslie Dunn
  • Shelley Smith as Sara James
  • Wilfrid Hyde-White as Emerson Marshall


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