Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: February 8, 1979

Last Telecast: October 2, 1980

    Theme Music: "Different Worlds," by Gimbel and Fox; sung by Maureen McGovern

Broadcast History:

February 1979-August 1979, Thursday 8:30-9:00 on ABC

September 1979-January 1980, Tuesday 8:30-9:00 on ABC

January 1980-February 1980, Monday 8:30-9:00 on ABC

April 1980, Saturday 8:00-8:30 on ABC

July 1980-October 1980, Thursday 8:30-9:00 on ABC


Angie Falco Benson..... Donna Pescow

Brad Benson..... Robert Hays

Theresa Falco..... Doris Roberts

Marie Falco..... Debralee Scott

Joyce Benson..... Sharon Spelman

Randall Benson..... John Randolph

Diedre "DiDi" Malloy..... Diane Robin

Hillary (1979)..... Tammy Lauren

Phipps..... Emory Bass

Mary Mary..... Valri Bromfield

Mary Grace..... Susan Duvall

Mary Katherine..... Nancy Lane

Gianni..... Tim Thomerson


Cinderella-story comedy about a pert young waitress who found her handsome - and rich - young prince.

When Brad Benson first walked into the Liberty Coffee Shop, Angie thought he was poor and began slipping him pastries. It turned out that he was not only a pediatrician from the medical building across the street, but scion of one of Philadelphia's richest families. They fell in love and married, much to the dismay of Brad's overbearing big sister, Joyce, and stuffy father, Randall, and to the bemusement of Angie's down-to-earth mama, Theresa.

Mr. Falco had walked out 19 years earlier - "He went to get the paper" - but Theresa still kept a place at the table for him. She had raised Angie and younger sister Marie by running a newsstand. The Bensons had a different set of problems. Snobbish Joyce was three times divorced and undergoing therapy with a psychiatrist who hated her. DiDi was Angie's big-hearted, big-mouthed best friend at the coffee shop, and Phipps was the butler.

The newlyweds moved into Brad's mansion, but the surroundings were too much so they later bought a smaller house, where Brad set up his practice on the first floor. At first, Angie bought the coffee shop, to keep herself busy, but later she traded it for a beauty parlor, where Gianni was the pleasure-seeking hairstylist.

ABC aired reruns of Angie on weekday mornings from June-September 1985.