Fridays


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About

Fridays is the name of ABC's weekly late-night live comedy show, which aired on Friday nights from April 11, 1980 to April 23, 1982. The show was originally 70 minutes in its first season, but was expanded to 90 minutes in season two.

The program was ABC's attempt to duplicate the success of NBC's Saturday Night Live (especially since SNL was facing a decline in quality in the early 1980s following the departure of show creator Lorne Michaels and the remnants of his original cast). Like SNL, each week Fridays featured music acts and, in the second season, celebrity guest hosts, as well as fake newscasts and spoofs of television shows and commercials.

Starring

Mark Blankfield

Maryedith Burrell

Melanie Chartoff

Larry David

Rich Hall

Darrow Igus

Brandis Kemp

Bruce Mahler

Michael Richards

John Roarke

Narrated by Jack Burns

Country of origin United States

Language(s) English

No. of seasons 3

No. of episodes 58 (List of episodes)

Production

Running time 70/90 minutes

Production company(s) Moffitt-Lee Productions

Broadcast

Original channel ABC

Original run April 11, 1980 – April 23, 1982

Highlights
John Moffitt on the first episodes of Fridays and on Andy Kaufman's notorious surprise fight sketch
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Who talked about this show

John Moffitt

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John Moffitt on the first episodes of Fridays and on Andy Kaufman's notorious surprise fight sketch
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John Moffitt on casting Larry David and Michael Richards on Fridays
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John Moffitt on Fridays
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John Moffitt on a photo of Fridays
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