The Baxters (Syndicated 1979-1981, Larry Keith, Anita Gillette)

A strange hybrid of sitcom and interactive gameshow that saw sitcom episodes in the lives of the everyday Baxter family. These segments lasted about 10 minutes and each one ended with a dilemma of some kind for the family with the studio audience and viewers at home (via a phone in) able to comment on how they would like the story to end. Interestingly the show had a completely different cast for season two.

production details
USA | Syndicated | 25×25 minutes | 1979-1981

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Producer: Norman Lear

LARRY KEITH as Fred Baxter
ANITA GILLETTE as Nancy Baxter
DERIN ALTAY as Naomi Baxter
CHRIS PETERSEN as Jonah Baxter
TERRI LYNN WOOD as Rachael Baxter

SEAN McCANN as Jim Baxter
TERRY TWEED as Susan Baxter
MARIANNE McISAAC as Allison Baxter
SAMMY SNYDERS as Gregg Baxter
MEGAN FOLLOWS as Lucy Baxter

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