Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: April 4, 1984

Last Telecast: August 21, 1985

Broadcast History:

April 1984 - May 1984, Wednesday 9:30-10:00 on NBC

July 1984 - September 1984, Wednesday 8:00-8:30 on NBC

December 1984 - May 1985, Saturday 8:30-9:00 on NBC

June 1985 - August 1985, Wednesday 9:30-10:00 on NBC


Kate Foster..... Jean Sagal

Allison Foster..... Liz Sagal

Art Foster (1984)..... Donnelly Rhodes

Beth McConnell (1984)..... Patricia Richardson

Michael Gillette (1984)..... Jon Caliri

Aunt Margo..... Barbara Barrie

Billy Batalato..... Jonathan Schmock

Charles Kincaid..... James Vallely

Mr. Arrechia..... Michael D. Roberts

Aileen Lewis..... Anne-Marie Johnson


The adventures of a pair of teenage twins were explored in this light comedy. Kate and Allison were 16, identical in appearance, but opposites in personality. Allison was the sober responsible one, and Kate the spunky troublemaker who often got them both into hot water. Pretending to be Allison was one of Kate's favorite ploys. Art was their widower father, who ran a gym and dance studio in their hometown of Des Moines, Iowa. Beth was one of his adult instructors, and Michael was Kate's boyfriend.

When Double Trouble returned for a second season in December 1984, Kate and Allison had moved to New York to pursue separate careers. Kate wanted to become an actress, while her more practical sister was enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology studying design. They lived in a spacious town house with their kooky Aunt Margo, a successful writer of children's stories. Also living in the town house were Billy and Charles, two aspiring actors and kindred spirits of Kate's. Mr. Arrechia was an obnoxious, overbearing instructor at the Fashion Institute and Aileen was Allison's fellow student and best friend.