Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Forgotten TV: The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd
Interesting the credits list only Blair Brown and the creator, Jay Tarses. This was another show that looked at a woman with a bit more sophistication than other shows of the time. It was on from 1987-91, changing from NBC to LIFETIME. It used arcs rather than stories complete in an episode.
Molly was divorced and single in New York. Love interests were played by David Straitharn, Victor Garber and others. The rest of the cast was fairly unknown. Blair Brown made Molly Dodd into a real person and was nominated for an Emmy during every year of the show.
This was a series way ahead of its time and it got poor treatment from NBC in particular. They only ran it as a summer replacement. To my knowledge, it is still not on DVD.