Rags To Riches

Rags To Riches

infobox television
show_name = Rags To Riches

caption = "Rags To Riches" title screen
format = Musical, Comedy-drama
runtime = 30 minutes
creator =
starring = Joseph Bologna
Tisha Campbell
Bridget Michele
Blanca De Garr
Heather McAdam
Kimiko Gelman
Heidi Zeigler
Douglas Seale
country = USA
network = NBC
first_aired = March 15, 1987
last_aired = September 11, 1988
num_episodes = 23
list_episodes =
imdb_id = 0092434|

"Rags To Riches" is a musical comedy drama series that was broadcast on NBC for two seasons from 1987 to 1988.


Set in the early 1960s, the series starred Joseph Bologna as 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.

Steven Feldstein
20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising
2121 Avenue of the Stars, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: 310-369-5369
Fax: 310-369-5262
E-Mail: steve.feldstein@fox.com

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!

External links

[http://www.ragstorichesonline.net Rags to Riches Online]
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