- Rags To Riches
show_name = Rags To Riches
caption = "Rags To Riches" title screen
format = Musical,
runtime = 30 minutes
Blanca De Garr
Heidi Zeigler Douglas Seale
country = USA
March 15, 1987
September 11, 1988
num_episodes = 23
imdb_id = 0092434|
Set in the early 1960s, the series starred
Joseph Bolognaas Nick Foley, a businessman with a playboy lifestyle. In an attempt to develop a family man image, he decides to take in a group of six orphaned girls, moving them into his mansion in Bel Air, which he shares with his butler Clapper ( Douglas Seale). Foley's original plans change when he grows fond of the girls and ends up adopting them.
The show was different from the regular comedy-drama in that the cast would often burst into song to help explain their feelings or move along the plot. Very often, the songs the cast sang would be covers of various hits from the 1960s.
Despite the show's novelty, ratings were not strong enough for the Friday night time slot. The show was canceled part way through its second season. The show has remained largely un-aired since that time.
Cast and characters
* Appeared in pilot only
Awards and nominations
DVD Distribution Information
Rags to Riches is currently not available on DVD. It is owned and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Please write, call and e-mail Steven Feldstein (Senior Vice President of Corporate & Marketing Communications) to inform him of how much you would like to purchase Rags to Riches on DVD.
20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising
2121 Avenue of the Stars, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Unfortunately, Rags to Riches suffers from music clearance issues, just like the most requested unreleased TV-on-DVD, The Wonder Years (also distributed by Fox). A commercial release is virtually impossible due to the exorbitant cost of clearing the music. However, if we all pitch in and write letters, hopefully we can convince the marketing department at Fox to make it commercially available. Also, don't forget to vote on tvshowsondvd.com!
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