Maybe This Time

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Maybe This Time
GenreSitcom
Created byMichael Jacobs
Susan Estelle Jansen
Bob Young
Written byAmy Engelberg
Wendy Engelberg

Michael Jacobs
Susan Estelle Jansen
Chip Keyes
Heather MacGillvray
Linda Mathious
Peggy Nicoll
Rick Singer
Bob Young
Steve Young
Directed byDavid Trainer
StarringMarie Osmond
Betty White
Ashley Johnson
Amy Hill
Craig Ferguson
Composer(s)Ray Colcord
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes18
Production
Executive producer(s)Michael Jacobs
Bob Young
Producer(s)Mitchell Bank
Brian J. Cowan
Michael Poryes
David Trainer
CinematographyWalter Glover
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Touchstone Television
DistributorBuena Vista Television
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Original runSeptember 15, 1995 (1995-09-15) – February 17, 1996 (1996-02-17)
 
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This article is about the American sitcom. For the Australian film, see Maybe This Time (1980 film).
Maybe This Time
GenreSitcom
Created byMichael Jacobs
Susan Estelle Jansen
Bob Young
Written byAmy Engelberg
Wendy Engelberg

Michael Jacobs
Susan Estelle Jansen
Chip Keyes
Heather MacGillvray
Linda Mathious
Peggy Nicoll
Rick Singer
Bob Young
Steve Young
Directed byDavid Trainer
StarringMarie Osmond
Betty White
Ashley Johnson
Amy Hill
Craig Ferguson
Composer(s)Ray Colcord
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes18
Production
Executive producer(s)Michael Jacobs
Bob Young
Producer(s)Mitchell Bank
Brian J. Cowan
Michael Poryes
David Trainer
CinematographyWalter Glover
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Touchstone Television
DistributorBuena Vista Television
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Original runSeptember 15, 1995 (1995-09-15) – February 17, 1996 (1996-02-17)

Maybe This Time is an American sitcom which aired on ABC from September 1995 to February 1996. Created by veteran TV creator Michael Jacobs and his longtime colleague, Bob Young.

The series stars Marie Osmond as a mother and recent divorcee running the family bakery with her mother (Betty White) while raising her 11-year old daughter (Ashley Johnson). The show's supporting cast includes Amy Hill and Craig Ferguson (in his first television series after moving to the United States), and a then-unknown Dane Cook, who joined the cast midway through its run.

Characters[edit]

ActorCharacter
Marie OsmondJulia Wallace
Betty WhiteShirley
Ashley JohnsonGracie Wallace
Amy HillKay Ohara
Craig FergusonLogan McDonough
Ross MalingerNicky
Robert CicchiniNick Sr.
Dane CookKyle

Synopsis[edit]

The series revolved around two elements, the relationships between three generations of women and the bakery which the elder two owned and operated in Haverford, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. Thirtysomething Julia Wallace (Osmond), recovering from a divorce, puts her work running the bakery with her mother Shirley (White) and raising her daughter Gracie (Johnson) over trying to find romance once again. Julia's take comes much to the objection to the man-obsessed Shirley (a variation of White's Sue Ann Nivens from Mary Tyler Moore) and the pre-adolescent Gracie who was waiting for her first kiss at the series outset. Outside of the opposite sex, the dynamics of the relationships between the three characters are explored.

Julia and Shirley were helped at the bakery by Scottish émigré Logan McDonough (Ferguson) whose views complemented those of his bosses. The most frequently seen customer on the series was Kay Ohara (Hill), owner of the pawn shop down the street from the bakery. Assorted other townspeople also came in and out of the bakery as well.

Additions[edit]

Midway through the run, two other characters were added. Kyle (Cook), the quarterback of the football team at an unnamed local college, came in to help out at the bakery while Gracie gained an on-again, off-again boyfriend in the streetwise Nicky (Ross Malinger). The introduction of Nicky coincided with Julia dating his father, Nick Sr. (Robert Cicchini) though their date did not progress any further unlike their children.

Boy Meets World connection[edit]

Maybe This Time was set in the same fictional universe as co-creator Michael Jacobs' other ABC series, Boy Meets World. Ben Savage and Rider Strong appeared in the episode "Acting Out" as their characters from that series who stopped by the bakery.

Episodes[edit]

Episode #Episode titleOriginal airdate
1-1"Please Re-Lease Me"September 15, 1995
1-2"Maybe This Time"September 16, 1995
1-3"Gracie Under Fire"September 23, 1995
1-4"Out, Out, Damn Radio Spot!"September 30, 1995
1-5"Snitch Doggy-Dogg"October 14, 1995
1-6"Beasy Body"October 28, 1995
1-7"Julia's Day Off"November 4, 1995
1-8"Coach Julia"November 11, 1995
1-9"The Other Mother"November 25, 1995
1-10"The Catch"December 16, 1995
1-11"Judgement Day"December 23, 1995
1-12"Nick at Night"January 6, 1996
1-13"Break a Leg"January 13, 1996
1-14"Lucky Puck"January 20, 1996
1-15"Acting Out"January 27, 1996
1-16"Stand Up Your Man"February 3, 1996
1-17"St. Valentine's Day Massacre"February 10, 1996
1-18"Whose Life Is It Anyway?"February 17, 1996

Cancellation[edit]

The series initially entered the Top 20 with the debut of its preview episode on September 15, 1995, but later ranked #47 in its Saturday night timeslot.[1][2] ABC canceled the series after the end of its first season.

Award nominations[edit]

YearAwardResultCategoryRecipient
1996Young Artist AwardsNominatedBest Performance by a Young Actress - TV Comedy SeriesAshley Johnson
Best Performance by a Young Actor - Guest Starring Role TV SeriesChris Miller

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carter, Bill (1995-09-10). "THE ANNOTATED CALENDAR; TELEVISION". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  2. ^ "HOW THE 'WEST' WAS LOST". ew.com. 1995-02-29. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 

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