1 9 7 8 (USA)
6 x 30 minute episodes
Ted Knight, the empty-headed newscaster on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, landed his own series with this frothy short-lived CBS comedy about an escort service in New York City.
Dennis Escorts was a strictly high-class outfit, located in a posh Manhattan apartment building. It was staffed by some lovely young ladies, and headed by the suave, middle-aged Roger Dennis (Knight), who clucked over his brood like a mother hen.
Complicating matters was Roger’s no-nonsense businessman brother, Burt (Normann Burton), who had financed the enterprise and saddled it with his wisecracking sister-in-law Dottie (Iris Adrian) who served as the receptionist.
Other cast members were Roger’s college-age son, Winston (Thomas Leopold), who was trying to break into the business – and make time with the girls – and the mailman, Hobart (Claude Stroud), who had his eye on Dottie.
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