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Gloria (American TV series)

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Created byJoe Gannon
Patt Shea
Harriett Weiss
Developed byDan Guntzelman
Steve Marshall
Directed byBob Claver
StarringSally Struthers
Burgess Meredith
Jo de Winter
Lou Richards
Christian Jacobs
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes21 (and 1 pilot (aired as "Archie Bunker's Place" S3 Ep29))
Executive producersDan Guntzelman
Steve Marshall
EditorsAndy Ackerman
Marco Zappia
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production companyTandem Productions
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 26, 1982 (1982-09-26) –
April 10, 1983 (1983-04-10)
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Gloria is an American situation comedy television program and a spin-off of Archie Bunker's Place. It was on television from September 26, 1982, to April 10, 1983 on CBS. The show was about Sally Struthers playing her role of Gloria Stivic, the daughter of Archie Bunker again.

The plot[change | change source]

The story of the show is the Gloria Stivic was on her own after her husband, Michael Stivic left her to go live in a commune with another woman in California. Gloria wants to live closer to her father, Archie Bunker so she and her son Joey pack up and move to New York. But Gloria does not want to live in the city so she moves to Upstate New York. She takes a job as a assistant to two veterinarians. Even though the show did good in the Nielsen ratings CBS did not make a second season. It was one of the few All in the Family spin-offs that did not do well.

CBS did not like Gloria's first pilot which had a short cameo by Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker dropping off Gloria and Joey at Dr. Adams' clinic and residence. But the episode was put on to Archie Bunker's Place as a backdoor pilot.

Cast[change | change source]

Episodes[change | change source]

Backdoor pilot (1982)[change | change source]

A backdoor pilot, called "Gloria: The First Day", was first aired as the 29th and final episode of the third season of Archie Bunker's Place.

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
"Gloria: The First Day"Paul BogartPatt Shea, Harriett Weiss & Joe GannonJune 1, 1982 (1982-06-01)
Gloria begins her new job at a veterinarian's clinic while starting a new life as a single mother.

Season 1 (1982–83)[change | change source]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"The First Day"Bob ClaverDan Guntzelman & Steve MarshallSeptember 26, 1982 (1982-09-26)
Gloria Bunker-Stivic goes back home to raise her son Joey on her own and works as an assistant to the absent-minded veterinarian Dr. Willard Adams.
2"First Date"Bob ClaverRich ReinhartOctober 3, 1982 (1982-10-03)
Gloria goes on her first date since her senior prom.
3"Bully for You"Bob ClaverDan Guntzelman & Steve MarshallOctober 10, 1982 (1982-10-10)
Gloria tries to stop Joey from fighting a bully.
4"If at First You Don't Succeed"Bob ClaverDan Guntzelman & Steve MarshallOctober 17, 1982 (1982-10-17)
Gloria and Dr. Adams make a near-fatal mistake on an emergency call.
5"Pig in a Blanket"Bob ClaverLissa LevinOctober 24, 1982 (1982-10-24)
Gloria cares for a piglet that makes Clark and Joey jealous.
6"Teacher's Pet"Bob ClaverLissa LevinOctober 31, 1982 (1982-10-31)
Dr. Adams is the substitute teacher as Gloria takes a test in her vet-assistant class.
7"Malpractice"Bob ClaverRich ReinhartNovember 7, 1982 (1982-11-07)
Maggie realizes her mistake when she refuses a lawyer's toaster oven as payment for treating his monkey.
8"F-F-Father's Day"Bob ClaverStory by : Lew Levy & Michael Cassutt
Teleplay by : Rich Reinhart
November 21, 1982 (1982-11-21)
Clark tells his father he's engaged to Gloria.
9"The Taxman Cometh"Bob ClaverTim O'DonnellNovember 28, 1982 (1982-11-28)
Gloria signs Dr. Adams up for Social Security, but the computer has declared him deceased.
10"Still Life with Cat"Bob ClaverFrederick HoffmanDecember 12, 1982 (1982-12-12)
Joey wants Gloria to go get his friend's cat from the house of a woman who's said to use pets for potting soil and bake children in her oven.
11"Miracle at Fox Ridge"Bob ClaverLissa LevinDecember 19, 1982 (1982-12-19)
Joey may not have a merry Christmas if he learns his father hasn't sent him the bicycle he wants.
12"Visitation"Bob ClaverTim O'DonnellDecember 26, 1982 (1982-12-26)
Joey agrees to visit his father, but he isn't on the plane when it lands in California.
13"Gloria on the Couch"Bob ClaverRich ReinhartJanuary 9, 1983 (1983-01-09)
Gloria is the victim of an armed robbery, but she's unable to recall a single detail.
14"Love in the Past Tents"Bob ClaverStory by : Max Tash
Teleplay by : Lissa Levin
January 16, 1983 (1983-01-16)
Maggie sees an old flame while on a "house call" to a traveling circus -- Boffo the Clown.
15"Truth and Consequences"Bob ClaverTim O'DonnellJanuary 23, 1983 (1983-01-23)
The staff of the clinic tell each other their secrets when a squirrel with the plaque puts them in quarantine.
16"Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"Bob ClaverLissa LevinFebruary 13, 1983 (1983-02-13)
Dr. Adams' girlfriend plans to marry someone else.
17"Death Row Dog"Bob ClaverJurgen WolffFebruary 20, 1983 (1983-02-20)
Gloria is happy with the reward she's getting for finding a recently deceased client's dog, but she soon learns the dog's role in the old lady's funeral plans.
18"Coming Apart"Bob ClaverDan Guntzelman & Steve MarshallFebruary 27, 1983 (1983-02-27)
Gloria gets depressed when she gets her final divorce papers.
19"It Almost Happened One Night"Bob ClaverMelody RowlandMarch 13, 1983 (1983-03-13)
Gloria and Clark are forced to share a room at a honeymoon hotel when their car breaks down.
20"Class Struggle"Bob ClaverStory by : Rich Reinhart & Tim O'Donnell
Teleplay by : Tim O'Donnell
April 3, 1983 (1983-04-03)
Gloria does a sit-in to protest the budget cuts affecting the vet-assistant class.
21"An Uncredited Woman"Bob ClaverStory by : Tim O'Donnell & Rich Reinhart
Teleplay by : Rich Reinhart
April 10, 1983 (1983-04-10)
Gloria learns that she lost her credit rating in the divorce.

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