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Berrenger’s

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This short-lived night-time drama series from NBC was set in a fancy New York department store owned and run by ruthless Simon Berrenger (Sam Wannamaker) and his two sons, Paul and Billy.

Paul (the president of Berrenger’s) was trapped in a loveless marriage to his wife Gloria and was carrying on an affair with Shane Bradley, the store’s merchandise VP.

Billy (who was in charge of Public Relations) was fighting a losing battle with booze and gambling.

Their sister, Babs, was a divorcee who had spent her entire life trying to win her father’s love and respect.

Babs’s daughter, Melody, was married to ambitious Todd Hughes, who ran Berrenger’s only branch store.

Berrenger’s followed a classic soap opera format and was chock-full of intrigue, sex and double-dealing. Everyone was involved in illicit affairs, power struggles and other assorted intrigues.

Unfortunately, the series went out of business within two months.

Billy Berrenger 
Robin Strand
Paul Berrenger 

Ben Murphy
Simon Berrenger 

Sam Wannamaker
Shane Bradley 

Yvette Mimieux
Babs Berrenger 

Anita Morris
Melody Hughes 

Claudia Christian
Todd Hughes
Art Hindle
Stacey Russell 

Jonelle Allen
John Higgins 

Jeff Conaway
Danny Krucek 

Jack Scalia
Allison Harris 

Donna Dixon