Benson TV Show
80's TV Show Facts for Benson
Television Show Summary
This 80's TV show is a spin-off of the series SOAP. The butler Benson is sent to run the household of governor Gene Gatling.
DVD Release Dates and Info for Benson Series07/24/2007 - Complete First Season DVD
TV Show Plot For Benson
When Benson arrived at the governer's mansion, he took over running the household against the wishes of the current staff.
Other Benson TV series characters included: Katie Gatling, the governor's daughter; Gretchen Kraus, the German housekeeper; Marcy Hill, the governor's secretary; John Taylor, the political aide; and Pete Downey, the press assistant.
Benson moved up through the ranks during the series network run. He went from butler to head of the Governor's household staff, then became the state's budget director, and was then promoted to Lieutenant Governor. In the final season, Benson challenged Gatling for governer.
In 1986, ABC cancelled Benson and left the show ending on a cliffhanger. It was never revealed wheather Benson or Gatling won the election for governor.
158 episodes of Benson aired on ABC from 1979 to 1986.
Cast of Benson TV Show
Robert Guillaume - Benson DuBois
James Noble - Governor James Gatling
Missy Gold - Katie Gatling
Inga Swenson - Gretchen Kraus
Caroline McWilliams - Marcy Hill
Lewis J. Stadlen - John Taylor
Rene' Auberjonois - Clayton Endicott III
Ethan Phillips - Pete Downey
Jerry Seinfeld - Frankie
Didi Conn - Denise Stevens Downey
Billie Bird - Mrs. Rose Cassidy
Donna LaBrie - Sen. Diane Hartford
Bob Fraser - Sen. Leonard Tyler
Trivia for the TV Show BensonFuture television stars Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld),Ted Danson (Cheers)and Missy Gold (Growing Pains)all played recurring roles on the Benson series.
80's TV Show Facts:
The TV Show Benson was televised from 09/13/1979 to 08/30/1986, on the ABC network.
Benson TV Show Emmy Awards:
Robert Guillaume won best Lead Actor, Comedy in 1984-85.
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