1 9 8 1 – 1 9 8 2 (USA)
36 x 30 minute episodes
Barbara Eden reprised her 1978 feature film role as Stella Johnson in this NBC sitcom.
Stella, a widow with a 13-year-old daughter called Dee, lived in Harper Valley, Ohio, a community fresh out of The Stepford Wives . . .
Stella was a very proactive member of the school PTA board (hence the title) but the rest of the board thought Stella was far too radical for them and were determined to be rid of her.
The leader of the PTA was snooty Flora Simpson Reilly who hated Stella with a passion.
For the second season of the show, the title was shortened to simply Harper Valley, and the PTA component of the storyline took a back seat as the setting became a more traditional suburban one and Stella took up with Harper Valley’s newspaper publisher, Tom Meechum (Christopher Stone).
Stella’s Uncle Buster (a wacky inventor) also moved in with her and Dee.
Flora Simpson Reilley
Mayor Otis Harper Jr
Wanda Reilly Taylor
Coach Burt Powell