Chicken Soup (TV series)
Chicken Soup Genre Sitcom Written by Paul Perlove Directed by Terry Hughes
Starring Jackie Mason
Country of origin United States Language(s) English No. of seasons 1 No. of episodes 12 (4 unaired) (List of episodes) Production Executive producer(s) Bernie Orenstein
Camera setup Multi-camera Running time 22–24 minutes Production company(s) Carsey-Werner Company Broadcast Original channel ABC Original run September 12, 1989– November 7, 1989
The series focuses on the interfaith relationship of a middle-aged Jewish man, Jackie (Mason), and an Irish Catholic woman, Maddie (Redgrave). Episodes centered around humorous situations and obstacles caused by the couple's different religions.
Controversy and cancellation
Chicken Soup was scheduled after the number one primetime series Roseanne, but was canceled because it could not hold a large enough percentage of the audience from its lead-in and controversy over inflammatory remarks by Mason during the New York City Mayoral elections.
Actor Role Jackie Mason Jackie Fisher Lynn Redgrave Maddie Peerce Johnny Pinto Donnie Peerce Kathryn Erbe Patricia Reece Brandon Maggart Mike Donovan Cathy Lind Hayes Barbara Donovan
Ep. # Title Airdate 1 Pilot September 12, 1989 2 "The Dinner" September 19, 1989 3 "The Bartender" September 26, 1989 4 "The Reservation" October 3, 1989 5 "Double Date" October 10, 1989 6 "Take My Kids, Please" October 24, 1989 7 "Bea Moves Out" October 31, 1989 8 "Almost Father Jackie" November 7, 1989 9 "The Ralph Hearns Story" Never aired 10 "Operation Jackie" Never aired 11 "Bea's Night Out" Never aired 12 "Community Service" Never aired
- ^ "Canned Soup". Time. 1989-11-20. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,959056,00.html.
- ^ Oney, Steve (1989-09-10). "Jackie Mason Stirs Up a Chancy 'Chicken Soup'". New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE5DB163AF933A2575AC0A96F948260.
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