1 9 7 6 (USA)
12 x 30 minute episodes
The star of the show was also its executive producer and sometimes director, Carl Reiner.
Reiner starred as Mr Angel – the only recurring character on the show. Every episode had an unrelated storyline and a new ensemble of actors, with Reiner only appearing in the opening and closing scenes each week.
Mr Angel – an emissary sent down from Heaven – wore a business suit (and a tan fedora) and had no visible wings.
He rewarded acts of kindness with free wishes. The recipients of the free wishes invariably discovered the grass wasn’t always greener . . .
Guest stars included Loretta Swit, Florence Henderson, Penny Marshall, Don Ameche, Sid Caesar, Susan Dey, Dean Jones, and Julie Newmar.