Baby Boom (U.S. TV series)

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Baby Boom
Genre Sitcom
Created by Nancy Meyers
Charles Shyer
Written by Nancy Meyers
Charles Shyer
Starring Kate Jackson
Sam Wanamaker
Composer(s) Steve Tyrell
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (5 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Nancy Meyers
Charles Shyer
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Nancy Meyers-Charles Shyer Productions
Finnegan/Pinchuk Productions
MGM/UA Television
Original network NBC
Original release September 10, 1988 (1988-09-10) – July 13, 1989 (1989-07-13)

Baby Boom is an American sitcom series starring Kate Jackson. The series is based on the 1987 film Baby Boom. The pilot premiered September 10, 1988 on NBC,[1] and the series began on November 2, 1988.[2]

Sam Wanamaker and the baby twins Kristina & Michelle Kennedy reprised their roles from the movie, but otherwise, the characters picked up from the original film were cast with new actors. J.C. Wiatt was played by Kate Jackson, Helga Von Haupt by Joy Behar and Charlotte Elkman by Susie Essman.



At the insistence of series creators Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer, the show was made without a laugh track.[3] In December 1988, NBC announced that the series would go on hiatus after the December 21 episode.[4][5][6] The network had planned on bring the show back after making certain "creative changes", but only one leftover episode aired in the summer of 1989.[6]


Eight episodes are registered with the United States Copyright Office.

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
1 "Pilot" Charles Shyer TBA September 10, 1988 (1988-09-10) TBA
2 "Guilt" Ron Lagomarsino and Bruce A. Block TBA November 2, 1988 (1988-11-02) 8406
3 "Center" Tom Schiller TBA November 9, 1988 (1988-11-09) 8407
4 "Stress" Mary Kay Place TBA November 16, 1988 (1988-11-16) 8404
5 "Saturday" Robert Klane TBA November 30, 1988 (1988-11-30) 8408
6 "The Club" Alan Mandel TBA December 14, 1988 (1988-12-14) 8409
7 "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Bruce A. Block Donald Margulies December 21, 1988 (1988-12-21) 8410
8 "One Wednesday" Max Tash TBA July 13, 1989 (1989-07-13) 8411


  1. ^ "Miss America Tops Ratings". The New York Times. September 14, 1988. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  2. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (October 30, 1988). "TV Mirrors a New Generation". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  3. ^ Bailey, Bruce (December 3, 1988). "Jackson wields baby-bottle". The Gazette. pp. T.10.
  4. ^ Carmody, John (December 20, 1988). "Three NBC series given full-season nod". St. Petersburg Times. pp. D.7.
  5. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (December 26, 1988). "TV Notes". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  6. ^ a b Voland, John; Steve Weinstein (December 19, 1988). "Morning Report: TV & Video". Los Angeles Times. p. 2.

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