Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: October 27, 1980

Last Telecast: February 21, 1981

Broadcast History:

October 1980 – January 1981, Monday 8:30-9:00 on CBS

February 1981, Saturday 9:30-10:00 on CBS


Alan Thackeray..... Lawrence Pressman

Amy Thackeray..... Natasha Ryan

Elaine Holstein..... Louise Sorel

Betty Brill..... Karen Morrow

Gretchen..... Simone Griffeth

Susan..... Allison Argo

Andrea Gibbons..... Betty Kennedy

Reggie..... Herb Edelman


It seemed as if everyone in Alan Thackeray’s life was a woman. He was a single parent, raising a precocious eight-year-old daughter (Amy), and often had to seek the advice of Betty, a friendly housewife who lived in his apartment building.

His job was that of a feature writer for Women's Life magazine, where his boss was sophisticated, dominant Elaine Holstein, and his co-workers, all extremely attractive, were serious Gretchen, militant feminist Susan, and romantic Andrea. His first assignment there was to write an article called "Sexual Harassment and the Working Woman," a subject for which firsthand research was a little difficult. The only other male around was Women's Life’s harried bookkeeper, Reggie.