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Maybe This Time

Maybe This Time
Genre Sitcom
Created by Michael Jacobs
Susan Estelle Jansen
Bob Young
Written by Amy Engelberg
Wendy Engelberg

Michael Jacobs
Susan Estelle Jansen
Chip Keyes
Heather MacGillvray
Linda Mathious
Peggy Nicoll
Rick Singer
Bob Young
Steve Young
Directed by David Trainer
Starring Marie Osmond
Betty White
Ashley Johnson
Amy Hill
Craig Ferguson
Composer(s) Ray Colcord
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 18
Production
Executive producer(s) Michael Jacobs
Bob Young
Producer(s) Mitchell Bank
Brian J. Cowan
Michael Poryes
David Trainer
Cinematography Walter Glover
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Michael Jacobs Productions
Touchstone Television
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original channel ABC
Original release September 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. It was created by Michael Jacobs and 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, Craig Ferguson and Dane Cook, who joined the cast midway through its run.

Contents

  • Characters 1
  • Synopsis 2
    • Additions 2.1
  • Boy Meets World connection 3
  • Episodes 4
  • Cancellation 5
  • Award nominations 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Characters

Actor Character
Marie Osmond Julia Wallace
Betty White Shirley
Ashley Johnson Gracie Wallace
Amy Hill Kay Ohara
Craig Ferguson Logan McDonough
Ross Malinger Nicky
Robert Cicchini Nick Sr.
Dane Cook Kyle

Synopsis

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

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

The episode "Acting Out" featured Boy Meets World. However, the two series do not exist in the same fictional universe as they appeared in the form of television characters in a fictional episode of Boy Meets World being watched by Gracie, who later had a waking dream about them.

Episodes

Episode # Episode title Original 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 26, 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

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 18 episodes.

Award nominations

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1996 Young Artist Awards Nominated Best Performance by a Young Actress - TV Comedy Series Ashley Johnson
Best Performance by a Young Actor - Guest Starring Role TV Series Chris Miller

References

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External links

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