Which of these TV sitcoms featured a married couple that was actually married in real life?
– Happy Days
– Family Ties
– The Cosby Show
Answer: Webster aired on ABC from 1983 to 1987. The show stars Emmanuel Lewis in the title role as a young boy who, after losing his parents, is adopted by his NFL-pro godfather, portrayed by Alex Karras, and his socialite wife, played by Susan Clark. Alex Karras and Susan Clark were married in real life. The couple met when they co starred in the TV movie, Babe. They were approached by Paramount Television and ABC to do the Webster sitcom alongside Emmanuel Lewis. Clark and Karras remained married until his death on October 10, 2012.
Webster is an American sitcom produced by Emmanuel Lewis Entertainment Enterprises, Georgian Bay Productions, and Paramount Television, from 1983 to 1989, and was split into two different eras: The ABC era, which ran from 1983 to 1987, and the First-run syndication era, which ran from 1987 to 1989.
A total of 150 episodes were produced (100 for ABC, and 50 for First-run syndication). Of the 150 episodes, six episodes, all from the ABC era, did not air until syndication. (These episodes—two from season 2 and four from season 3—are listed here with the seasons during which they were produced even though subsequent episodes of the following seasons aired earlier.) Some of the unaired episodes made their debut on ABC Daytime, which aired reruns of the show from December 22, 1986 to July 3, 1987.