TV Series created by Norman Lear
Sunday Dinner
CBS,

1991

| Comedy

The series starred Robert Loggia as Ben Benedict, a widowed 50-something businessman in Long Island who falls in love with a 26-year-old lawyer by the name of TT Fagori (Teri Hatcher). Being true to Norman Lear style, the situation of Ben and TT's age difference was an issue in itself, but the show also tackled other environmental and social issues in the way that his earlier shows (All in the Family, Maude, etc.) did, with a dose of spirituality. Ben's kids, who were all around TT's age, resented her involvement with their father, except for beloved son Kenneth (Patrick Breen), a real estate agent on the fast track, who seemed to root them on.


Fernwood 2Night

This was a talk show spoof that took place in the fictional town of Fernwood. The show had strange guests, and weird music.


Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Syndicated,

1976

| Comedy, Drama, Soaps
Rating: 5/5

Louise Lasser delivers a masterful performance in the title role of Norman Lear's sublimely twisted soap opera, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - at once a parody of the format and a twisted satire of American media/consumer culture. In the fictional town of Fernwood, Ohio, suburban housewife Mary Hartman seeks the kind of domestic perfection promised by Reader's Digest and TV commercials. Instead she finds herself suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune - mass murders, low-flying airplanes, and waxy yellow buildup on her kitchen floor.


The Jeffersons
CBS,

1975

| Comedy

A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.


One Day at a Time
CBS,

1975

| Comedy
Rating: 1/5

Ann Romano struggles with her job and raising two headstrong daughters.


Maude
CBS,

1972

| Comedy

A very outspoken middle-class woman wears her liberal politics on her sleeve. Spin-off of "All in the Family"


All in the Family
CBS,

1971

| Comedy
Rating: 5/5

A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.


Guess Who Died

Living at the Las Esperanzado Senior Community in Palm Springs is always interesting for retired music industry executive Murray who seems to thoroughly enjoy the company of his rather eccentric neighbors. However, after the death of his beloved wife, he has an interesting revelation - he realizes he's fallen love with Patricia, his wife's sister.