Another Day is a CBS sitcom which ran for four weeks in April 1978, created and executive-produced by James Komack (also behind The Courtship of Eddie's Father and Chico and the Man) and starring David Groh, most famous for playing Joe Gerard on Rhoda, and Joan Hackett. The plot revolves around middle-class father and former ad executive, Don Gardner (Groh), being unable to support his family on finances alone, so his wife, Ginny (Hackett), starts working a full-time job at an insurance company. However, life in the Gardner family is made complicated by Don's mother, Olive (Hope Summers), who spends much of her time lambasting everyone around her, and the hassles of raising their two kids, socially confident Kelly (Lisa Lindgren) and shy Mark (Al Eisenmann). Paul Williams wrote and sang the show's theme song, "Just Another Day" (a saxophone instrumental version of which was can be heard in the embedded videos at right, albeit with people talking over it, and was presumably heard over the closing credits).
However, before the broadcast premiere, rumors flew of Groh causing trouble on the set (there were reports of him lifting up a 10-foot table and dropping it on Hackett, and saying curse words in front of Lindgren and Eisenmann). In a January 8 article for the Chicago Tribune entitled "'Another Day' - not just yet", he cleared things up to Liz Smith, saying it was just gossip and that he and Hackett, who responded to the rumors with "No comment", never had words (before going on to praise her acting ability). He also said that it was mainly because of the show's quality that CBS didn't know what to do with it (a 13-episode order was planned, and the show was originally set to debut January 9, as a midseason replacement for The Betty White Show, but the show was indefinitely postponed and somehow cut down to four episodes). The series eventually debuted on April 8, 1978 with the episode "A Couple Drinks With the Girls", where it aired on Saturdays at 9:30 Eastern time (it was originally supposed to air a half-hour earlier, but it was pushed back in favor of repeats of The Jeffersons) to very low ratings against ABC's The Love Boat, after which CBS cancelled it following the series finale, "The Audition".
None of the four episodes have been seen since their original April 1978 airings (or if the Chicago Tribune article is to believed, there may be nine unaired episodes in existence), although in 2012, a promo was posted to YouTube courtesy of Gilmore Box, which consisted of Groh replying to claims made by Hackett that the show was sexist (during the promo, he says "You've all seen Joan Hackett, who plays my wife on Another Day, tell you that the show is sexist", implying that a promo featuring Hackett making her claims exists, but like the show itself, it hasn't been seen since 1978 either). This was followed in May 2014 by a promo for the premieres of this show and The Ted Knight Show, uploaded by Sean Mc. Then on March 29, 2015, The Fun & Games Channel posted a CBS ad break, which ended on a promotional slide for episode 2.
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- 1. A Couple Drinks With the Girls (4/8/78)
- 2. Room for One More (4/15/78)
- 3. ? (4/23/78)
- 4. The Audition (4/30/78)
- 5-13. POSSIBLE UNAIRED EPISODES