The Debbie Reynolds Show is an American situation comedy which aired on the NBC television network during the 1969-70 television season (September 16, 1969 – September 1, 1970). The series was produced by Filmways, but the distribution rights are currently owned by Universal Media Studios through its ownership of NBC Productions (due to Reynolds' original contract with the network to produce the series). Debbie Reynolds portrayed Debbie Thompson, a housewife married to Jim, a successful sportswriter for the Los Angeles Sun. Jim was portrayed by actor Don Chastain, his boss by Tom Bosley. Creator/producer Jess Oppenheimer was the original producer and co-creator of I Love Lucy. The show also employed Bob Carroll, Jr., and Madelyn Davis, two longtime Lucy writers.