The New Gidget

The New Gidget is an American sitcom sequel to the original 1965–66 sitcom Gidget. It aired in syndication from September 15, 1986 to May 12, 1988. The series was produced by original Gidget series producer Harry Ackerman and was launched after the made-for-television film Gidget's Summer Reunion, starring Caryn Richman as Gidget, aired in 1985.

The New Gidget
Thenewgidgetscreen.jpg
Season 1 title screen
GenreSitcom
Written byCarole Coates
Sheree Guitar
Chris Miller
Larry Mollin
Michael Sutton
Directed byBob Chenault
Doug Rogers
Robert Duchowny
Ted Lange
StarringCaryn Richman
Dean Butler
Lili Haydn
Sydney Penny
William Schallert
Theme music composerMarek Norman
Craig Snyder
Jeffrey Vilinsky
Opening theme"One in a Million" performed by Marek Norman
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes44
Production
Executive producersHarry Ackerman
Ralph Riskin
ProducersCarole Coates
George Zateslo
Larry Mollin
Running time25 minutes
Production companiesAckerman/Riskin Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
(1986-1988)
(seasons 1-2)
Coca-Cola Telecommunications
(1987-1988)
(season 2)
DistributorColex Enterprises
(1986-1987)
(season 1)
LBS Communications Inc. (1987-1989)
(season 2)
Release
Original networkSyndication
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseSeptember 15, 1986 (1986-09-15) –
May 12, 1988 (1988-05-12)
Chronology
Preceded byGidget's Summer Reunion
Related showsGidget

PlotEdit

The series features Gidget, who is in her late 20s and married to her idol, "Moondoggie" (Dean Butler). The couple live in Santa Monica, California, where Moondoggie works as an architect and Gidget runs the "Gidget Travel Agency" with her long-time best friend, Larue (Jill Jacobson).

Gidget and Moondoggie take care of Gidget's niece, Dani (Sydney Penny), who lives with the couple while her parents (Gidget's sister, Anne and husband John) are overseas. Dani is similar to Gidget when she was a teen and was always getting into trouble with her best friend, Gail (Lili Haydn). Gidget's father, Russ (William Schallert), is on hand to provide advice to the young couple and to remind Gidget that Dani's exploits were similar to the ones she experienced (and sometimes caused) as a teen.

CastEdit

MainEdit

Notable guest starsEdit

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (1986–87)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Windsurfing Lesson"Robert ChenaultGeorge ZatesloSeptember 15, 1986 (1986-09-15)
22"The Project"TBATBASeptember 22, 1986 (1986-09-22)
33"Crime and Punishment"TBATBASeptember 29, 1986 (1986-09-29)
44"On Account of Danni"TBAJoel Tappis & Linda TemkinOctober 6, 1986 (1986-10-06)
55"Fighting City Hall"TBATrish VradenburgOctober 13, 1986 (1986-10-13)
66"The List"TBATBAOctober 20, 1986 (1986-10-20)
77"Jeff's Anniversary Present"TBATBAOctober 27, 1986 (1986-10-27)
88"The Concert"TBATBANovember 3, 1986 (1986-11-03)
99"The Baby"TBASheree GuitarNovember 10, 1986 (1986-11-10)
1010"Super Gidget"TBATBANovember 17, 1986 (1986-11-17)
1111"The '65 Mustang"TBATBANovember 24, 1986 (1986-11-24)
1212"Stand Up and Cheer"TBATBADecember 1, 1986 (1986-12-01)
1313"Kahuna for Sale"TBAJeri Barchilon & Michele GendelmanDecember 8, 1986 (1986-12-08)
1414"Passion for Fashion"TBATBADecember 15, 1986 (1986-12-15)
1515"The Perfect Man"TBATBADecember 22, 1986 (1986-12-22)
1616"The Royal Bluff"TBATBADecember 29, 1986 (1986-12-29)
1717"Citizen Moondoggie"TBATBAJanuary 5, 1987 (1987-01-05)
1818"It's Only Rock & Roll"TBATBAJanuary 12, 1987 (1987-01-12)
1919"Oddballs"TBATBAJanuary 19, 1987 (1987-01-19)
2020"Jake's Shakes"TBAJoel Tappis & Linda TemkinJanuary 26, 1987 (1987-01-26)
2121"Does Paul Know?"TBAStory by : Jeri Barchilon & Michele Gendelman & Deanne Stillman
Teleplay by : Carole J. Coates & Larry Mollin
February 2, 1987 (1987-02-02)
2222"Dead Man's Curl"TBAStory by : Deanne Stillman
Teleplay by : Jeri Barchilon & Michele Gendelman
February 9, 1987 (1987-02-09)

Season 2 (1987–88)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
231"Gilligidge Island"Doug RogersStory by : Larry Mollin
Teleplay by : Deanne Stillman
September 17, 1987 (1987-09-17)
242"Bred to Shred"TBADeanne StillmanSeptember 24, 1987 (1987-09-24)
253"Invasion of the Gidget People"TBAChris Miller & Michael SuttonOctober 1, 1987 (1987-10-01)
264"Sealed with a Kiss"TBAJeff O'HareOctober 8, 1987 (1987-10-08)
275"Head Over Handlebars"TBAGlenn Leopold & Kevin HoppsOctober 26, 1987 (1987-10-26)
286"Drag City"TBAStory by : Norm Chandler Fox
Teleplay by : George Zateslo
October 29, 1987 (1987-10-29)
297"Boy Talk"TBATBANovember 5, 1987 (1987-11-05)
308"The Getaway"TBAStory by : Larry Mollin
Teleplay by : Jeri Barchilon & Michele Gendelman
November 12, 1987 (1987-11-12)
319"Kahuna, Jr."TBATBANovember 19, 1987 (1987-11-19)
3210"Malibu Man"TBADeanne StillmanNovember 26, 1987 (1987-11-26)
3311"Potion Emotion"TBAJeri Barchilon & Michele GendelmanDecember 3, 1987 (1987-12-03)
3412"Calendar Boys"TBATBADecember 10, 1987 (1987-12-10)
3513"A Christmas Curl"TBATBADecember 17, 1987 (1987-12-17)
3614"Radio Free Malibu"TBATBAJanuary 7, 1988 (1988-01-07)
3715"Gidget's Guide to Surfing"TBATBAJanuary 21, 1988 (1988-01-21)
3816"Blast From the Past"TBATBAFebruary 4, 1988 (1988-02-04)
3917"Rad Chad"TBATBAFebruary 11, 1988 (1988-02-11)
4018"Altered Surf"TBATBAFebruary 18, 1988 (1988-02-18)
4119"Perky Pirates of the Pipeline"TBATBAFebruary 25, 1988 (1988-02-25)
4220"Avocado Heads"TBATBAApril 28, 1988 (1988-04-28)
4321"The Bare Facts"TBAGeorge ZatesloMay 5, 1988 (1988-05-05)
4422"Makes Waves, Not War"TBAJeri Barchilon & Michele GendelmanMay 12, 1988 (1988-05-12)

StationsEdit

City Station
Atlanta WSB 2[1]
Anderson WAXA 40[2]
Boston WLVI 56[3]
Buffalo WKBW 7

WNYB 49

Charleston WVAH 11[4]
Denver KDVR 31[5]
Detroit WXON 20[6]
Fargo KVRR 15[7]
Florence WTRT 26[8]
Fort Wayne WFFT 55[9]
Fresno KAIL 53[10]
Honolulu KHNL 13[11]
Houston KTXH 20[12]
Lafayette KADN 15
Los Angeles KTLA 5[13][14][15][16]
Memphis WMKW 30[17]
Miami WCIX 6[18]
Minneapolis KTMA 23[19]
New York WNBC 4[20]
WPIX 11
Oakland KTVU 2[21]
Orlando WAYQ 26[22]
Philadelphia WTAF 29[23][24]
Portland KPDX 49[25]
Sacramento KCRA 3[26]
Seattle KCPQ 13[27]
Secaucus WOR 9[28]
St. Louis KPLR 11[29]
Toledo WUPW 36[30]
Washington, D.C. WDCA 20[31]
Waterbury WTXX 20[32]
Wausau WAOW 9[33]
Zanesville WHIZ 18[34]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Retro: Atlanta Sunday, January 11, 1987". Radio Discussions. January 11, 2007.
  2. ^ "Retro: Spartanburg SC, Saturday, Dec 6, 1986". Radio Discussions. October 5, 2020.
  3. ^ "Retro: Boston MA: Sunday, April 24, 1988". Radio Discussions. January 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Retro:Charleston-Huntington, West Virginia, Saturday 1/10/87 (Excluding PBS)". Radio Discussions. June 1, 2007.
  5. ^ "Retro: Denver/Casper/Cheyenne/Rapid City Sat 7/4/87". Radio Discussions. October 3, 2005.
  6. ^ WXON TV-20 -The New Gidget Promo(1988) on YouTube
  7. ^ 1986 "The New Gidget" promo on YouTube
  8. ^ WTRT 26 commercials from August 1987 on YouTube
  9. ^ "Northern Indiana - Monday, February 27, 1989". Radio Discussions. October 7, 2006.
  10. ^ "Retro:Fresno Sat/Sun 2/21-22/87 (pt 1)". Radio Discussions. August 16, 2005.
  11. ^ "Hawaii, November 28-December 2, 1988". Radio Discussions. March 25, 2010.
  12. ^ "Retro: Houston Saturday, February 28-Sunday, March 1, 1987". Radio Discussions. March 6, 2010.
  13. ^ KTLA The New Gidget Promo 1987 on YouTube
  14. ^ KTLA Comedy Preview Promo 1987 on YouTube
  15. ^ KTLA Comedy Preview Promo #2 9/14/87 on YouTube
  16. ^ KTLA Gidget's Summer Reunion Promo 1987 on YouTube
  17. ^ "RETRO: MEMPHIS, SATURDAY, NOV. 1, 1986, By Request". Radio Discussions. October 9, 2012.
  18. ^ Off-Air Memories over South Florida - More WSVN and WCIX promos on YouTube
  19. ^ "Tape #1069: KMSP-TV; KTMA (Dec. 16 - 17, 1986; Dec. 1986)".
  20. ^ "Retro: Meriden, CT, Wednesday, January 25, 1989". Radio Discussions. November 7, 2018.
  21. ^ "Retro: Fresno Sat/Sun 2/21-22/87 (pt 2)". Radio Discussions. August 16, 2016.
  22. ^ "Retro: Orlando, FL, Tuesday, August 7th, 1990". Radio Discussions. October 13, 2010.
  23. ^ 80's Commercials Vol. 680 on YouTube
  24. ^ 80's Commercials Vol. 679 on YouTube
  25. ^ "Retro: Portland, OR, Sat. October 24th, 1987". Radio Discussions. September 15, 2012.
  26. ^ May 31, 1987 commercials (Vol. 2) on YouTube
  27. ^ "Retro: Yakima, WA; Sat. July 15th, 1989". Radio Discussions. August 2, 2015.
  28. ^ WOR TV NEW GIDGET PROMO on YouTube
  29. ^ Gidget's Summer Reunion 1985 KPLR TV Movie Promo on YouTube
  30. ^ "Hit the Beach!". THE VINTAGE TOLEDO TV SITE.
  31. ^ "Retro: Lancaster/Baltimore/DC, Tue. November 22nd, 1988". Radio Discussions. November 22, 2013.
  32. ^ "Retro: Western Massachusetts Wed, Oct 5, 1988". Radio Discussions. June 4, 2010.
  33. ^ Retro Commercials Vol 297 (1986-HD) on YouTube
  34. ^ "Retro: Columbus/Zanesville Sat, June 18, 1988". Radio Discussions. June 29, 2011.

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