That Girl

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That Girl is an American TV series sitcom that ran on ABC from September 8, 1966 to March 19, 1971. It starred Marlo Thomas as the title character, Ann Marie, an aspiring (but only sporadically employed) actress who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York, to try to make it big in New York City. Ann has to take a number of offbeat "temp" jobs to support herself in between her various auditions and bit parts. It was one of the first sitcoms to focus on an unmarried woman who was not a domestic or living with her parents, a forerunner of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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That Girl
Created byBill Persky
Sam Denoff
StarringMarlo Thomas
Ted Bessell
Lew Parker
Bernie Kopell
Rosemary DeCamp
Theme music composerSam Denoff
Earle Hagen
Opening theme"That Girl" Theme Song
ComposersWarren Barker
Luchi De Jesus
Dominic Frontiere
Harry Geller
Earle Hagen
Walter Scharf
Carl Brandt
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes136 (list of episodes)
Executive producersSam Denoff
Bill Persky
Marlo Thomas
Danny Thomas
ProducersDanny Arnold
Jerry Paris
Sam Denoff
Bernie Orenstein
Bill Persky
Saul Turteltaub
Camera setupSingle camera
Running time23–25 minutes
Production companyDaisy Productions
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 8, 1966 (1966-09-08) 
March 19, 1971 (1971-03-19)

Ted Bessell played her boyfriend Donald Hollinger, a writer for Newsview Magazine. Lew Parker and Rosemary DeCamp played Lew Marie and Helen Marie, her concerned parents. Bernie Kopell and Ruth Buzzi played Ann and Donald's friends. That Girl was developed by writers Bill Persky and Sam Denoff, who had served as head writers on The Dick Van Dyke Show (which Thomas' father, Danny Thomas, co-produced) earlier in the 1960s.