Muggsy (TV series)
Muggsy was a Saturday morning live action television program that aired on NBC in 1976-1977.
Filmed on location in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the show centered on Margaret “Muggsy” Malloy (Sarah MacDonnell), who lived with her older brother Nick (Ben Masters), a cab driver, in a furnished truck converted into an apartment, behind a gas station. The show followed Muggsy’s life in the inner city and the problems she faced growing up, including drugs and gangs. Muggsy was one of few Saturday morning shows that dealt with the contemporary issues of the time.
At the start of the 1976-77 television season, Muggsy was part of a three-hour block of six live action shows that aired Saturday mornings on NBC, alongside Land of the Lost, which was entering its third season, and four other new shows: Monster Squad, McDuff, the Talking Dog, Big John, Little John and The Kids from C.A.P.E.R. Muggsy was cancelled in April 1977; The Kids from C.A.P.E.R. replaced it after being put on hiatus during a shakeup of the lineup in November, 1976, in which McDuff, the Talking Dog was cancelled. None of the other shows returned for the start of the 1977-78 television season. Though 13 episodes were made, only 12 of them aired.
- Sarah MacDonnell as Margaret "Muggsy" Malloy
- Ben Masters as Nick Malloy
- Paul Michael as Gus
- Star-Shemah as Clytemnestra
- Jimmy McCann as Lil' Man
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