The Love Boat

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The Love Boat was an American comedy/drama television series set on luxury passenger cruise ship S.S. Pacific Princess, which aired on the ABC television network from May 5, 1977 until May 24, 1986; plus, four three-hour long specials aired in 1986, 1987, and 1990. read more

The Love Boat was an American comedy/drama television series set on luxury passenger cruise ship S.S. Pacific Princess, which aired on the ABC television network from May 5, 1977 until May 24, 1986; plus, four three-hour long specials aired in 1986, 1987, and 1990. The series revolves around the ship's captain Merrill Stubing and a handful of its crew, with several passengers—played by various guest star actors for each episode—having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday-night lineup of the time, which also included Fantasy Island until that series ended two years earlier in 1984.

Original Release

05/05/1977 on ABC

US Release

05/05/1977

Cast

Lauren Tewes Julie McCoy
Jill Whelan Vicki Stubing
Gavin MacLeod Captain Merril Stubing
Bernie Kopell Dr. Adam Bricker
Fred Grandy Gopher Smith
Ted Lange Isaac Washington
Ted McGinley Ashley Covington Evans
Gavin MacLeod Captain Merrill Stubing / Merril Stubing
Bernie Kopell Doctor Adam Bricker / Adam Bricker
Pat Klous Cruise Director Judy McCoy
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
0 Episode #10.0 Friday, 21 November 1986
1 The Shipshape Cruise Friday, 21 November 1986
2 The Christmas Cruise: Part 1 Thursday, 25 December 1986
3 The Christmas Cruise: Part 2 Thursday, 25 December 1986
4 Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? Friday, 27 February 1987
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Directors

Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange, Alan Rafkin, Jerome Courtland, George Tyne, Bob Sweeney, Jack Arnold, Kim Friedman, Richard A. Wells, Stuart Margolin, Don Weis, Bruce Bilson, Gordon Farr, Howard Morris, James Sheldon, Earl Bellamy, Peter Baldwin, James Sheldon, Nell Cox, Paul Stanley, Lee Aronsohn, Ray Austin, Bob Claver, Rob Dames, Robert Kinon, Harry Mastrogeorge

Writers

Wilford Lloyd Baumes, Jeraldine Saunders, Ben Joelson, Art Baer, Tony Webster, Ray Jessel, Richard Albrecht, Casey Keller, Mike Marmer, Lan O'Kun, Jill Baer, Christopher Vane, Lee Aronsohn, Howard Albrecht, Sol Weinstein, Harvey Bullock, Sidney Morse, Seaman Jacobs, Fred S. Fox, R.S. Allen, Barry E. Blitzer, Ken Hecht, Michael Norell, Fred Grandy, Ann Gibbs, Joel Kimmel, Henry Colman, Michael L. Grace, Haskell Barkin, Neil Thompson, Cynthia Thompson, Joan Brooker, Donald Ross, Nancy Steen, David Ketchum, Gordon Farr, Lloyd J. Schwartz, Buddy Atkinson, Jerry Winnick, Anthony DiMarco, Carmen Finestra, Paula A. Roth, Ted Lange, Bob Fraser, Rob Dames, Bruce Howard, Duane Poole, Alexandra Stoddart, Nancy Eddo, Jean Ford, Roy Battocchio, Richard Goldman, Cynthia Thompson, Tom Swale, Fredi Towbin, Rick Shaw, William Bickley, Bernie Kopell, Michael Warren, Diane Pershing, John B. Collins, Sidney Reznick, Lloyd Turner, Joyce Armor, Judie Neer, Donald Ross, Bob Noonoo, Jan Gough, Jay Grossman, Lou Patrick, Kevin Hartigan, Larry Markes, David Abrams, Margie Peters, Brian Pollack, Roy Kammerman, Lawrence H. Levy, Peter Gallay, Barry O'Brien, Mark Fink, Lynne Farr, Betty Yahr, Howard Liebling, Robert Spears, Evelyn Marienberg, John Walsh, Tom Dunsmuir, Sue Masters, David Swift, Paul Haggis, Don Haberman, Barbara Allyn, Craig Tennis, Steve Hattman, Arnold Kane, Laura Levine, Alan L. Gansberg, Stephen Kandel, Hudson Hickman, Jesse Dizon, Mary-David Sheiner, Sheila Judis Weisberg, Marlene Perry, Mel Shields, Judith M. Gansberg, Shea E. Butler, Robert Pekurny, Marciia Muldoon, Catherine Clinch, Hal Ackerman, Eugene David, Wendon Swift, Terrence McDonnell, Ruth Brooks Flippen, David Garber, Dave Hackel, John Whelpley, Martin Ragaway, Si Rose, Jim Carlson, Louis Pelletier, Bruce Shelly, Len Janson, Greg Norberg, Danny Kallis, Brad Buckner, Craig W. Van Sickle, Steven Long Mitchell, Everett Greenbaum, Andy Ruben, Mert Rich, Rick Mittleman, Jim Fisher, Jim Staahl, Jack Hanrahan, Carl Kleinschmitt, Chuck Menville, Tony Blake, Ray Brenner, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Sid Dorfman, Fred Rosenberg, David N. Titcher, Ed Jurist, Michael Poryes, Mark Evanier, Jim Rogers, David Chambers, Liz Sage, Arnie Kogen, Sam Feldman, Lisa A. Bannick, Jack Mendelsohn, Jeffrey Duteil, Jack Turley, McLean Stevenson, Jim Parker, Rick Hawkins, Tom Sherohman, Jerry Rannow, Alexander Marrant, Micheline Swift, F. Michael Johnson, Eric Bernstein, Ellen Endo-Dizon, Kim Darnelle, Edith L. Johnson, Roxanne J. Reaver, Jack Matcha, Barry Bleach, Gerry Kroll, Judy Skelton, Marion Zola, Steven Kunes, Ronald Cass, Carole Bruce Mendelsohn, Daryl Busby, Anitra Earle, Eric Gethers, Sylvia Necht, Lee Goldstein, Joseph Neustein, Joseph Goodson, David Assael, Jurgen Wolff, Kerry Cox, Mark Morrison, Michael Maurer, Joel S. Hecht, David Abrams, Neil Rosen, George Tricker, Dennis Palumbo, Richard Gurman, Marion C. Freeman, Don Segall, Dawn Aldredge, Andrew Nicholls, Darrell Vickers, Gary Belkin, Kenny Wolin, Rick Callahan, Bernie Kahn, Andy Goldberg, Mickey Rose, Martin Cohan, Howard Merrill, Pat Fielder, Laurie Gelman, Jeffrey Davis, Julie Fleischer, Stephanie Garman, Hollace White, Steven Pritzker, Sandra Kay Siegel, Gary Jacobs, Cynthia Santillo, James F. Henry, Arnold Grossman, Barbara Evans, John V. Hanrahan, Joe Glauberg, S.A. Long, Harvey Weitzman, Loraine Despres, Tom Dagenais, Alfred Monacella, Madora Mckenzie, Phil Foster, Martin Donovan, Marc Sheffler, Bob Logan, Elliott Reid, Natalie Schafer, James Ritz, Don Sherman, Roger Garrett, Rick Lenz

Cast

Lauren Tewes Julie McCoy
Jill Whelan Vicki Stubing
Gavin MacLeod Captain Merril Stubing
Bernie Kopell Dr. Adam Bricker
Fred Grandy Gopher Smith
Ted Lange Isaac Washington
Ted McGinley Ashley Covington Evans
Gavin MacLeod Captain Merrill Stubing / Merril Stubing
Bernie Kopell Doctor Adam Bricker / Adam Bricker
Pat Klous Cruise Director Judy McCoy
Fred Grandy Gopher Smith / Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith
Ted Lange Isaac Washington / Bartender Isaac Washington
Lauren Tewes Julie McCoy / Cruise Director Julie McCoy
The Love Boat Mermaids Themselves
Debra Johnson Patti - Love Boat Mermaid
Nanci L. Hammond Jane - Love Boat Mermaid
Macarena Sheila - Love Boat Mermaid
Andrea Moen Starlight - Love Boat Mermaid
Tori Brenno Maria - Love Boat Mermaid
Debbie Bartlett Susie - Love Boat Mermaid

Producers

Editors

Norman Wallerstein, Chuck McClelland, Robert Moore, Wayne Wahrman, Jerry U. Frizell, Terence Anderson, Dennis Mosher, Michael S. McLean, Dennis C. Duckwall, Fred Baratta, Michael F. Anderson, Stephen Michael, George W. Brooks, John Woodcock, Howard Kunin, William K. Chulack, Joe Morrisey

1983EmmyOutstanding Directing in a Comedy Series Nominated
1982Golden GlobeBest Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1982Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1982Golden GlobeBest Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1981Golden GlobeBest Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1981Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1980Golden GlobeBest Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1979Golden GlobeBest Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1979Golden GlobeBest Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1978EmmyOutstanding Art Direction for a Comedy Series Nominated
1978EmmyOutstanding Cinematography in Entertainment Programming for a Series Nominated
1978EmmyOutstanding Film Editing in a Comedy Series Nominated
1978EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series Nominated
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