1 9 9 6 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes
This cheerful but unmemorable ABC sitcom was set in the office and faculty lounge of a contemporary junior high school – Hamilton Middle School (“Guiding young people through puberty since 1936”).
Flynn Sullivan (Meredith Baxter) was the earnest, divorced vice principal – and mother of college girl Julie (Sharon Arnett) – trying to keep things together despite a slightly off-kilter staff.
Her absentminded boss, Principal Herb (Peter Michael Goetz), was distinguished-looking but clueless; best friend Shelly (Constance Shulman) was the drawling, acerbic English teacher; Amanda (Jenica Bergere) the flighty young maths teacher; Clark (Peter Mackenzie) the milquetoast history teacher; Daisy (Nancy Lenehan) the snippy secretary; and Luis (Miguel A. Nunez, Jr.) the young school nurse.
The administrative office was Room 101, but it was the faculty lounge (Room 127) where the teachers gathered to discuss their lives and the problems they encountered.
Bonnie Bartlett played Flynn’s mother, Kathryn.
Peter Michael Goetz
Miguel A. Nunez, Jr.