The New Odd Couple

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The New Odd Couple
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Premiere October 29, 1982
Finale May 26, 1983
Creator based on the play by:
Neil Simon
developed for TV by:
Garry Marshall
Network ABC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Henderson Production Company
Paramount Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 16
Origin USA

The New Odd Couple is a sitcom that aired on ABC.

In this series, Felix and Oscar were both African-American. Felix was portrayed by Ron Glass and Oscar was portrayed by Demond Wilson. The characterizations were still the same, as Felix was a prissy neat freak and Oscar was a fun-loving and sloppy character. John Schuck also appeared as Murray the Cop, who was kept Caucasian, as was the character of Roy, who was played by Bart Braverman.

The show ran for 18 episodes; eight of the episodes used recycled scripts from the original series. By the time the writers began producing new scripts, it was too late, as the show never found an audience. The series was cancelled in 1983.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Ron Glass Felix Unger 1
Demond Wilson Oscar Madison 1
Supporting/Recurring Cast
John Schuck Murray 1
Bart Braverman Roy 1
Jo Marie Payton Mona 1
Liz Torres Maria 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One October 29, 1982 May 26, 1983 16


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