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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

1 9 7 3 (USA)
12 x 30 minute episodes

Based on the hit film about wife swapping (1969), this ABC sitcom continued the story of the domestic problems of the two Los Angeles couples, though being television, the plots were much tamer.

Filmmaker Bob Sanders (Robert Ulrich) and his wife Carol (Anne Archer) were in their twenties and “young, aware and with it”.

Lawyer Ted Henderson (David Spielberg) and his wife Alice (Anita Gillette), in their thirties, were much more conventional.

Overly cute stories about nude swimming, premarital sex and unmarried friends living together helped hasten this generation-gap comedy to an early end.

Originally aired on ABC between 26 September 1973 and 7 November 1973 at 8:00 pm on Wednesday evenings.

Bob Sanders
Robert Ulrich
Carol Sanders

Anne Archer
Ted Henderson

David Spielberg
Alice Henderson

Anita Gillette
Sean Sanders

Brad Savage
Elizabeth Henderson

Jodie Foster