Benson

1979, TV Show

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Benson

Short Cuts: Scrubs, Emmy Tickets and More!

Tickets to the Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, to be held June 15 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, are on sale starting today at the box office or via TicketMaster.com/KodakTheatre.com. Prices range from $62-$152.... Fox will air the Teen Choice 2007 awards live on August 26.... On the DVD horizon: Scrubs, Season 5, and Mel Gibson's Apocalypto (both streeting May 22), and Benson: The Complete First Season (July 24).  Read Full Article

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Season 2, Episode 1
Though a longtime fixture of "Soap's" crazy Tate family, Benson is sent by his employer, Jessica, to help run the disorganized household of her widowed cousin, Governor Eugene Gatling (James Noble). Once there, the fast-thinking, quick-witted servant soon finds himself not only managing the Governor's mansion staff, headed by housekeeper Gretchen Kraus (Inga Swenson) and helping to raise the Governor's daughter, Katie (Missy Gold), but even advising the governor himself.

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Season 2, Episode 1
Benson and Kraus are taken hostage during a market stickup, and it takes all his diplomacy to keep her from goading the gunmen into shooting them.

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Season 1, Episode 24
When the governor's secretary, Marcy, plans her vacation cruise, she doesn't expect that her temporary replacement will do her job better than she does.

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Season 1, Episode 23
Korean war veteran Benson gets a cryptic message from the Army, which shows an alarming interest in his present health.

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Short Cuts: Scrubs, Emmy Tickets and More!

Tickets to the Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, to be held June 15 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, are on sale starting today at the box office or via TicketMaster.com/KodakTheatre.com. Prices range from $62-$152.... Fox will air the Teen Choice 2007 awards live on August 26.... On the DVD horizon: Scrubs, Season 5, and Mel Gibson's Apocalypto (both streeting May 22), and Benson: The Complete First Season (July 24). read more

Rene Auberjonois: From Benson to Boston

Before "snark" was even a word, Rene Auberjonois was wonderfully full of it as Clayton Runnymede Endicott III, the fancy-speaking foil to Robert Guillaume's titular manservant-turned-civil servant on the '80s comedy Benson. These days — and a sci-fi-fabulous run as Deep Space Nine's Odo later — the veteran actor is sharing a set with fellow Star Trek universe alum William Shatner on ABC's Boston Legal (Tuesdays at 10 pm/ET). In fact, Auberjonois' prickly Paul Lewiston recently embarked on a juicy new story arc, one of the many topics covered in this Q&A with TVGuide.com. TVGuide.com: Long before there was The West Wing, befo read more

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Premiered: September 13, 1979, on ABC
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Premise: Butler Benson carries his mordant wit over to a new job in this `Soap' spin-off, working for a widowed governor with a precocious daughter. The sitcom ran for seven seasons. Robert Guillaume was nominated for an Emmy in five of them and won for the 1984-85 season. He also won a Supporting Emmy in the role in `Soap' the season before `Benson' debuted. In the 1980-81 season, Jerry Seinfeld was featured in some episodes as Frankie.

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