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Season 1

  • S01E01 Pilot

    • January 29, 1990
    • CBS

    Liz faces two crises: a development project has leveled a cemetery, spreading caskets about; and Penny announces her affair with a married man.

  • S01E02 Family Business

    • February 5, 1990
    • CBS

    Ken feels that Liz is indebted to him after he fires the mail clerk and gives the job to Penny.

  • S01E03 Another One Died on the Steps Last Night

    • February 12, 1990
    • CBS

    The homeless man who played the sax outside city hall dies there overnight, leaving personal effects indicating he was a man Liz knew in high school. Giletti: Matt Roe.

  • S01E04 The Miracle at City Hall

    • February 19, 1990
    • CBS

    Although he uses a wheelchair, a new employee's greater disability is his attitude. Meanwhile, spilled paper clips form a heavenly sign to Anna-Maria. Walter: Harris Laskawy.

  • S01E05 Your Park or Mine

    • February 26, 1990
    • CBS

    Liz joins in a battle of paperwork against a councilman who wants to move a proposed halfway house from his district to her neighborhood. Gene: Bruce Davison.

  • S01E06 The Big Leak

    • March 12, 1990
    • CBS

    Ken's diversion of rec-center funds to his own pocket drives Liz to leak the story to the press, but Ken gets wind of the scoop and orders Liz to find the source. Harvey Lime: Joe Mays.

  • S01E07 You Can't Bite City Hall

    • March 19, 1990
    • CBS

    Penny's new boyfriend handcuffs himself to Anna-Maria and locks them both in Liz's office in the name of animal rights. Evan: Robert Petkoff.

  • S01E08 Unfinished Business

    • April 2, 1990
    • CBS

    Busy schedules aren't the only thing keeping Liz apart from Councilman Whalen after the ghost of her late husband throws in his two cents on Liz's social life. Michael: Vincent Baggetta.

  • S01E09 Love Among the Ruins

    • April 9, 1990
    • CBS

    Evening plans are scuttled when a mock emergency drill forces the staff to stay in the building and respond to computer-generated scenarios - but is it just a drill? Dave (voice): Paul Colbert.

  • S01E10 Oil and Water

    • April 16, 1990
    • CBS

    Zsa Zsa Gabor plays the owner of an oil tanker responsible for a spill in the river, but she refuses to pay any cleanup costs, thanks in great part to her buddy Ken.

  • S01E11 Seems Like Old Times

    • May 12, 1990
    • CBS

    Estelle Getty plays the city's former manager, who thinks it's 1959 and puts the staff to work on the library project that ultimately cost her her job.

  • S01E12 With a Song in Your Heart and a Knife in Your Back

    • June 1, 1990
    • CBS

    News of her husband's release from a Cuban prison brings joy to Anna-Maria, but the man arrives bringing sorrow. Rigoberto: Gregory Sierra. Theresa: Begona Plaza.

  • S01E13 Just a Passing Dad

    • June 8, 1990
    • CBS

    Everyone adores Liz's dad except Liz, who suspects he's shown up again only because he wants something from her. Donald: Alan Young. Sean: Shay Duffin.