Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: September 14, 1973

Last Telecast: December 28, 1973

Creator, Producer & Director: Peter H. Hunt

Theme Music: "Two People" by Perry Botkin, Jr. & Gil Garfield

Broadcast History:

September 1973-December 1973, Friday 9:30-10:00 on ABC


Adam Bonner..... Ken Howard

Amanda Bonner..... Blythe Danner

Gracie..... Dena Dietrich

Asst. D.A. Roy Mendelsohn..... Ron Rifkin

Kip Kipple..... Edward Winter

District Attorney Donahue..... Norman Bartold


This romantic comedy was based on the Spencer Tracy - Katharine Hepburn movie classic of the same title. The show concerned a young Assistant D.A. and his wife, a junior partner in a law firm, whose jobs often put them on opposite sides in the courtroom as well as at home. Adam's Rib made overtures to the Women's Lib movement by building many stories around Amanda's crusades for women's rights (50 percent of the show's writers were women), but the program never quite found an audience.

Dena Dietrich ("Mother Nature" of commercials fame) played Amanda's secretary, and Edward Winter her law partner, while Norman Bartold and Ron Rifkin were on Adam's side.