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The Tony Randall Show (sitcom)

    (ABC Primetime, 1976 - 1977;
     CBS Primetime, 1977 - 1978)

    [One year after he finished a long-running success on the ABC
     television series "The Odd Couple" with Jack Klugman, Tony 
     Randall was given the chance to headline his own network
     sitcom; (perhaps this was the result of earlier contract
     negotiations that kept Randall on "The Odd Couple" for so
     long) -- at any rate Randall was a talented and funny actor
     who certainly deserved to work in television;

     This series concerned both the personal and professional life
     of a Philadelphia judge, played by Randall;

     In some ways this idea had more the tone of "The Bob Newhart
     Show" which dealt with its lead character both at the office
     and at home; but somehow formula didn't quite work in this
     context; for one thing, the legal system wasn't as much of
     the source of sitcom hilarity as the psychiatric profession 
     so the situations in this series were a bit more contrived;

     After ABC cancelled the series, CBS gave it another shot,
     but despite the wit and charm of Randall and his supporting
     cast, the show only lasted two seasons]


Theme: "Prime Time"

    [Theme title and composer credit in the Ray Clark collection; 
     BMI title variation...
     aka: "Tony's Theme"]

     Composer: Pat Williams (ASCAP/BMI)
              [professional name of Patrick Moody Williams]

     1978 Publisher:

     2002 Publisher: Fox Film (Mimsey) (BMI); and
                     Workers Union Music (BMI)
                        div. of Larry Shayne Enterprises
                        c/o Largo-Cargo Music, Inc.
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:

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