Baby Boom
GenreSitcom
Created by
Starring
ComposerSteve Tyrell
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (5 unaired)
Production
Executive producers
  • Nancy Meyers
  • Charles Shyer
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
  • Nancy Meyers-Charles Shyer Productions
  • Finnegan/Pinchuk Productions
  • MGM/UA Television
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 10, 1988 (1988-09-10) –
July 13, 1989 (1989-07-13)

Baby Boom is an American television sitcom based on the 1987 film of the same name, created by Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer, and starring Kate Jackson. The pilot premiered on NBC on September 10, 1988,[1] and the series aired from November 2, 1988,[2] to July 13, 1989.

Sam Wanamaker and the baby twins Kristina and Michelle Kennedy reprised their roles from the film, but otherwise, the characters picked up from the original film were cast with new actors. J.C. Wiatt was played by Kate Jackson, Helga Von Haupt by Joy Behar and Charlotte Elkman by Susie Essman.

Cast

Production

At the insistence of series creators Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer, the show was made without a laugh track.[3] In December 1988, NBC announced that the series would go on hiatus after the December 21 episode.[4][5][6] The network had planned on bring the show back after making certain "creative changes", but only one leftover episode aired in the summer of 1989.[6]

Episodes

Eight episodes are registered with the United States Copyright Office.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
Viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Charles ShyerNancy Meyers & Charles ShyerSeptember 10, 1988 (1988-09-10)TBA33.1[7]
2"Guilt"Ron LagomarsinoNancy Meyers & Charles ShyerNovember 2, 1988 (1988-11-02)840614.9[8]
3"The Center"Tom SchillerNancy Meyers & Charles ShyerNovember 9, 1988 (1988-11-09)840718.3[9]
4"Stress"Mary Kay PlaceDonald MarguliesNovember 16, 1988 (1988-11-16)840417.2[10]
5"Saturday"Robert KlaneNat Bernstein & Mitchel KatlinNovember 30, 1988 (1988-11-30)840817.0[11]
6"The Club"Alan MandelWinifred HerveyDecember 14, 1988 (1988-12-14)840915.3[12]
7"I'll Be Home for Christmas"Bruce A. BlockDonald MarguliesDecember 21, 1988 (1988-12-21)841017.5[13]
8"One Wednesday"Max TashCarrie Honigblum & Renee PhillipsJuly 13, 1989 (1989-07-13)841118.4[14]
9"X-y-l-o-p-h-o-n-e"Jeffrey D. BrownWayne TerwilligerAugust 14, 1989 (1989-08-14)TBA15.3[15]
10"When It Rains"John WhitesellPatricia Irving & J.W. Melville & Winifred Hervey-StallworthSeptember 10, 1989 (1989-09-10)TBA9.2[16]
11"A Fine Romance"TBADonald MarguliesUnairedTBAN/A
12"Charlotte's Secret"TBAMark Reisman & Jeremy StevensUnairedTBAN/A
13"J.C. the Man"TBAMark Reisman & Jeremy Stevens and Carrie Honigblum & Renee PhillipsUnairedTBAN/A

References

  1. ^ "Miss America Tops Ratings". The New York Times. September 14, 1988. Retrieved July 12, 2009.
  2. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (October 30, 1988). "TV Mirrors a New Generation". The New York Times. Retrieved July 12, 2009.
  3. ^ Bailey, Bruce (December 3, 1988). "Jackson wields baby-bottle". The Gazette. pp. T.10.
  4. ^ Carmody, John (December 20, 1988). "Three NBC series given full-season nod". St. Petersburg Times. pp. D.7.
  5. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (December 26, 1988). "TV Notes". The New York Times. Retrieved July 12, 2009.
  6. ^ a b Voland, John; Steve Weinstein (December 19, 1988). "Morning Report: TV & Video". Los Angeles Times. p. 2.
  7. ^ "Nielsen ratings". USA Today. September 14, 1988. p. 3D. ProQuest 306121360.
  8. ^ "Nielsen ratings". USA Today. November 9, 1988. p. 3D. ProQuest 306136856.
  9. ^ "Nielsen ratings". USA Today. November 16, 1988. p. 3D. ProQuest 306140699.
  10. ^ "Nielsen ratings". USA Today. November 23, 1988. p. 3D. ProQuest 306124674.
  11. ^ "Nielsen ratings". USA Today. December 7, 1988. p. 3D. ProQuest 306146398.
  12. ^ "Nielsen ratings". USA Today. December 21, 1988. p. 3D. ProQuest 306159082.
  13. ^ "Nielsen ratings". USA Today. December 29, 1988. p. 3D. ProQuest 306127986.
  14. ^ "Nielsen ratings". USA Today. July 19, 1989. p. 3D. ProQuest 306215429.
  15. ^ "Nielsen ratings". USA Today. August 23, 1989. p. 3D. ProQuest 306244947.
  16. ^ "Nielsen ratings". USA Today. September 13, 1989. p. 3D. ProQuest 306251836.