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Benson (ABC 1979-1986 with Robert Guillaume and James Noble)

USA / ABC – Watt – Thomas – Harris / 158×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1979 – 1986

Creator: Susan Harris / Producers: Susan Harris, Thomas A. Reeder, Don Richetta, Tom Whedon

Sitcom. A spin off from Soap. Former butler to the Tate’s, Benson. starts working for state governor Gene Gatling, helping him in his political career and helping to look after his daughter.

Benson’s surname Dubois wasn’t revealed until the series was nearly over.

cast
ROBERT GUILLAUME as Benson DuBois
JAMES NOBLE as Governor Gene Gatling
MISSY GOLD as Katie Gatling
INGA SWENSON as Gretchen Kraus
LEWIS J. STADLEN as John Taylor (79-80)
CAROLINE McWILLIAMS as Marcie Hill(79-81)
ETHAN PHILLIPS as Pete Downey(80-85)
DIDI CONN as Denise Stevens Downey(81-85)
RENE AUBERJONOIS as Clayton Endicott III(80-86)
BILLIE BIRD as Mrs Cassidy(84-86)
DONNA LABRIE as Senator Diane Hartford(85-86)