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Too Close for Comfort (1980 - 1987)

Too Close for Comfort (1980 - 1987)




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Series Info

A cartoonist who's an overprotective dad rents an apartment to his two daughters in this popular farce, which ran on ABC until 1983, and then in first-run syndication until star Ted Knight's death in 1986. Based on the British series `Keep It in the Family,' the show was retitled `The Ted Knight Show' near the end of its syndicated run.

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1986, ABC, 22 episodes

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1985, ABC, 21 episodes

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1984, ABC, 23 episodes

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1982, ABC, 22 episodes

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1981, ABC, 22 episodes

Critics Consensus: While Ted Knight and Nancy Dussault lend comedic credibility to this family sitcom, Too Close for Comfort's uneasy mixture of bawdy and wholesome makes it more sleazy than funny.

1980, ABC, 19 episodes


Ted Knight
as Henry Rush
Nancy Dussault
as Muriel Rush
Lydia Cornell
as Sara Rush
Hamilton Camp
as Arthur Wainwright
Jim J. Bullock
as Monroe Ficus
Deena Freeman
as April Rush
Audrey Meadows
as Iris Martin
Pat Carroll
as Mrs. Stinson
Ray Middleton
as Henry's Father
Charles Lampkin
as Mr. Christmas
Warren Munson
as Father O'Grady
Julie Adams
as Muriel's Best Friend
Alexa Kenin
as Prisoner
Peggy Mondo
as Mrs. Obler
Bill Dana
as Family Friend
Dave Cameron
as Customer
Mel Blanc
as Voice of Baby Andrew
Richard McKenzie
as Bill Wagner
Loretta Fury
as Mrs. Petrocelli
Robert Mandan
as Henry's Brother
Lou Richards
as Franklin
Marcia Rodd
as Margaret
Peggy Pope
as Margaret
Bill Cort
as Lester
Dick Gautier
as Muriel's Musician Friend
Vanda Barra
as Mrs. Novak
Lou Wills
as Greenberg
Sarina C. Grant
as Unemployment Clerk
Dawson Mays
as Lt. Greg Amherst
Joy Garrett
as Mrs. Beckley
James Callahan
as Marvin Rowe
Priscilla Pointer
as Grandmother
Dennis Howard
as Dr. Creighton
Jed Mills
as Dealer
Alan McRae
as Sara's Date
Hank Garrett
as Sergeant
Johnny Dark
as Honest Al
Thu Thuy
as Mrs. Duc
Doug McClure
as Architect
Mark Schiff
as Himself
Ashley Wells
as Rita Fisher
Jordan Suffin
as Jackie's Fiance
Leah Ayres
as Mrs. Stinson's Niece
Michele Charous
as Mrs. Rappaport
Jack Riley
as Bank Robber
Lisabeth Aubrey
as Mrs. Moncrief
Joe Silver
as Aaron Harbach
Dana Gladstone
as Sgt. Bedrosian
Rick Jason
as Iris's Fiance
Cliff Norton
as Practical Joker
Gregg Berger
as Bellhop
Joe Cali
as Baseball Player
Pat Cranshaw
as Older Gentleman
Marty Brill
as Ed Hugo
Cliff Carnell
as Chauffeur
Kate Zentall
as Veronica
Rene Levant
as William Johnson
Elyse Knight
as Runaway
Ceil Cabot
as Miss Preston
Peter Mark Richman
as Oceanographer
Jane Dulo
as Mrs. Harbach
Patricia Stich
as Newsperson
Gerald S. O'Loughlin
as Former Chief Petty Officer
Ken Wright
as Officer
Walter Lantz
as Himself
Jay Gerber
as Prosecutor
Rose Michton
as Customer
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Series Details

TV Network: ABC
Premiere Date: Nov 11, 1980
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producers: Earl Barret, Aaron Ruben, Arne Sultan
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