Too Close for Comfort

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Too Close for Comfort
Too Close for Comfort-Cast.jpg
Premiere November 11, 1980
Finale February 7, 1987
Creator Brian Cooke
Based on a Thames Television program
Keep It in the Family
Developed by Arne Sultan,
Earl Barret
Network/Provider ABC (seasons 1-3)
first-run syndication (seasons 4-6)
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company D.L. Taffner Productions,
Metromedia Producers Corporation (seasons 1-5),
Fox Television Stations (season 6)
Distributor DLT Entertainment
Seasons 6
Episodes 129
Origin USA

Too Close for Comfort is a sitcom that aired on ABC for three seasons and in first-run syndication for three seasons. The show was renamed The Ted Knight Show for its sixth season, but reverted to its original title when the sixth-season episodes were added to the Too Close for Comfort syndicated rerun package after the show ended production due to the death of series star Ted Knight on August 26, 1986.

The series was based on the UK program Keep It in the Family.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6
Ted Knight Henry Rush * * * * * *
Nancy Dussault Muriel Rush * * * * * *
Deborah Van Valkenburgh Jackie Rush * * * * *
Lydia Cornell Sara Rush * * * * *
JM J. Bullock Monroe Ficus o * * * * *
Lisa Antille Lisa Flores *
Pat Carroll Mrs. Hope Stinson *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6
Deena Freeman April Rush *
Audrey Meadows Iris Martin *
Jason Robert Wills Andrew Rush *
Eric Michael Wills *
Michael Philip Cannon * *
William Thomas Cannon * *
Joshua Goodwin * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One November 11, 1980 May 12, 1981 19
Season Two October 13, 1981 May 11, 1982 22
Season Three September 30, 1982 May 5, 1983 22
First-run syndication
Season Four April 7, 1984 December 8, 1984 23
Season Five February 2, 1985 November 23, 1985 21
Season Six: The Ted Knight Show April 5, 1986 February 7, 1987 22

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
The Complete First Season November 2, 2004 3
The Complete Second Season June 7, 2005 3

External Links