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Broadcast History:

First Telecast: April 3, 1983
Last Telecast: September 2, 1984

Apr 1983-May 1983, CBS Sun 8:00-8:30
Aug 1983-Jan 1984, CBS Sun 9:30-10:00
Jul 1984, CBS Sun 8:00-8:30
Aug 1984-Sep 1984, CBS Sun 8:30-9:00

Total number of episodes: 18


Bill Bixby as Matt Cassidy
Mariette Hartley
as Jennifer Barnes
Tracey Gold
as Susan Barnes
George Coe
as Dick Novak (1983)
Charles Levin
as Sam Holliday (1983)
G.W. Bailey
as Albert Addelson
Stephanie Faracy
as Valerie Wood
Jim Staahl
as Frank Fletcher
Todd Susman
as Augie Kleindab

Theme Songs:

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Series Summary:

Goodnight, Beantown

Although infrequently used as the setting for a TV series, Boston was the setting of three shows that ran concurrently in the early 1980s: St. Elsewhere, Cheers, and Goodnight, Beantown. Much like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Goodnight, Beantown dealt with the staff of a local television newsroom. Matt Cassidy and Jenny Barnes were co-anchors on the WYN evening news show, somewhat antagonistic but friendly competitors on the job, and sometimes lovers in private life. Amazingly, their professional rivalry seemed to have little negative impact on their romance. Others on the WYN staff were news director Dick Novak (replaced in the fall by anxiety-ridden Albert Addelson), news producer Sam Holliday, sexy feature reporter Valerie Wood, obnoxious sports reporter Frank Fletcher, and cameraman Augie Kleindab. The only regular away from the newsroom was the divorced Jenny's young daughter, Susan.

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