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A classy, superbly acted drama about the middle-class Lawrences of Pasadena, Cal., this began life as a six-part miniseries and presented an unusually realistic (and often somber) view of everyday life. Mike Nichols was one of the show's producers.

Premiered: March 9, 1976

Rating: None

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Season 4, Episode 17 Ballerina

First Aired: March 15, 1979

A ballerina has to choose between Willie's company and the strict regimen imposed by her ballet master. Alvin Mercer: Rene Auberjonois. Willie: Gary Frank. Kate: Sada Thompson.

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Season 4, Episode 16

March 8, 1979

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Season 4, Episode 18

March 22, 1979

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Rene Auberjonois Alvin Mercer