Fay (TV series)


Lee Grant in Fay, 1975
Genre Sitcom
Created by Susan Harris
Directed by Alan Arkin
James Burrows
Starring Lee Grant
Joe Silver
Audra Lindley
Margaret Willock
Stewart Moss
Bill Gerber
Norman Alden
Lillian Lehman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s) Paul Junger Witt
Tony Thomas
Producer(s) Jerry Mayer
Running time 22 mins.
Production company(s) Witt-Thomas Productions, in association with Universal Television
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original network NBC
Picture format Color Videotape
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 4, 1975 (1975-09-04) – June 2, 1976 (1976-06-02)

Fay is an American sitcom starring Lee Grant as the title character. The series aired on NBC from September 1975 to June 1976.


Grant stars as Fay Stewart, a divorced woman in her 40s who after 25 years of marriage to attorney Jack Stewart starts a new job and begins dating.

The show first aired on September 4, 1975 and was pulled after the October 23 airing. It returned for 2 more episodes on May 12 and June 2, 1976. 10 episodes were produced. Four of them ("Jack Remarries", "Mr. Wonderful", "Danny Falls In Love", and "Not Another Mother's Day") were eventually re-edited into an overseas theatrical feature, Man Trouble, later included in a syndicated package of other MCA/Universal "movies" stitched together from their various short-lived TV series.

Grant was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series after the series was cancelled.


Title Directed by: Written by: Air date
1"Fay"Alan ArkinSusan HarrisSeptember 4, 1975 (1975-09-04)
Series pilot: Fay admits to having an affair.
2"Jack Remarries"Alan ArkinSusan HarrisSeptember 11, 1975 (1975-09-11)
Fay's ex-husband Jack is marrying a young stewardess.
3"Mom's Realization"Richard KinonGail ParentSeptember 18, 1975 (1975-09-18)
Fay's mother wants to bring her and Jack back together.
4"Mr. Wonderful"**September 25, 1975 (1975-09-25)
Fay's childhood friend (Renée Taylor) is getting married, but her intended begins making passes at Fay.
5"Jack's Heart Attack"**October 2, 1975 (1975-10-02)
Thinking he's dying of a heart attack, Jack confesses to Fay about his cheating ways.
6"Not with My Husband You Don't"James BurrowsJerry MayerOctober 9, 1975 (1975-10-09)
Fay is ecstatic at the prospect of accompanying one of her firm's attorneys to Washington, D.C.
7"Lillian's Separation"James BurrowsStory: Dennis Klein; Teleplay: Susan Harris & Sybil AdelmanOctober 16, 1975 (1975-10-16)
Lillian walks out on her husband (Norman Fell) and moves into Fay's apartment, where she does some unwanted redecorating.
8"Danny Falls in Love"**October 23, 1975 (1975-10-23)
Fay's lovelorn boss (Bill Gerber) comes to her apartment for some motherly comfort.
9"Fay and the Doctor"Richard KinonSusan HarrisMay 12, 1976 (1976-05-12)
Fay falls in love with a doctor; the only problem is he is married with children.
10"Not Another Mother's Day"Joan DarlingJerry MayerJune 2, 1976 (1976-06-02)
Linda wants to wait until she graduates from college to have a second child, but her husband doesn't want to wait that long.

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