Mama's Family

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Mama's Family
Genre Sitcom
Created by Dick Clair
Jenna McMahon
Directed by Roger Beatty
Harvey Korman
Dick Martin
Dave Powers
Starring Vicki Lawrence
Ken Berry
Dorothy Lyman
Rue McClanahan
Eric Brown
Karin Argoud
Betty White
Beverly Archer
Allan Kayser
Theme music composer Peter Matz
Opening theme "Bless My Happy Home"
Composer(s) Peter Matz
Dick Walter
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2 (NBC run)
4 (syndicated run)
No. of episodes 35 (NBC run)
95 (syndicated run)
130 (total) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Joe Hamilton
Producer(s) Jim Evering
Neil Lebowitz
Dave Powers
Fred Rubin
Location(s) CBS Television City
Hollywood, California (1983–84)
Metromedia Square
Hollywood, California (1986–90)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 24–25 minutes (NBC episodes)
21–22 minutes (syndicated episodes)
Production company(s) Joe Hamilton Productions
Distributor Lorimar-Telepictures
(1986–1989)
(seasons 3–5)
Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
(1989–1990)
(seasons 5-6)
Release
Original network NBC (1983–1984)
Syndicated (1986–90)
Audio format Mono
(1983–1984)
Stereo
(1986–1990)
Original release January 22, 1983 (1983-01-22) – April 7, 1984 (1984-04-07)
September 27, 1986 (1986-09-27) – February 24, 1990 (1990-02-24)
Chronology
Preceded by Eunice

Mama's Family was an American sitcom that aired beginning January 22, 1983 and ended February 24, 1990. The show was first canceled in May 1984, but returned in September 1986 in first run syndication; between its cancellation and September 1985 NBC aired reruns of the sitcom.

The show's theme song is "Bless My Happy Home" by Emmy and Grammy award winner Peter Matz (music) and Vicki Lawrence (lyrics). The show's producers chose to use an instrumental version.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Interesting facts about Vicki Lawrence". Findfactsabout.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09.

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