1st & Ten

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  • TV-14
  • 1984
  • 6 Seasons
  • 6.5  (528)

1st & Ten is an American sitcom that aired from 1984 to 1991. The show was produced by HBO and was one of the network's first original series. The show takes place in the fictional California Bulls football team and tackles various themes such as office politics, gender roles, relationships, and sports.

The show's lead character is a woman named Diane Barrow, played by Delta Burke. Diane is an ambitious and confident woman who is hired as the team's president by the Bulls' owner, Abner Solorzano, played by R.E. Armstrong. Diane's role as the team's president is not well-received by the Bulls' existing staff, many of whom are men who are not accustomed to answering to a woman in a position of authority.

Additionally, Geoffrey Scott stars as Coach Ernie Denardo, a widower who is also one of the few people on staff who is supportive of Diane's appointment as team president. The chemistry between Diane and Ernie is a key feature of the show and is often a source of tension and humor.

Much of the show's comedic material is derived from the interactions between Diane and the male-dominated staff, as well as the various relationship dynamics that develop over the course of the show's run. The show also has a strong sports emphasis, as the team's performance and off-field behavior often take center stage in various plotlines.

Despite its emphasis on sports and football, 1st & Ten is also notable for its exploration of gender roles and relationships in the workplace. The show was groundbreaking in its time for featuring a woman in a leadership role in a traditionally male-dominated field, and it frequently addresses gender issues in its storylines.

Overall, 1st & Ten is an entertaining and thought-provoking series that offers a unique take on the sports genre. The show's strong cast, clever writing, and witty humor make it a must-watch for fans of both sports and sitcoms.

1st & Ten is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (80 episodes). The series first aired on December 2, 1984.

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Championship Game
16. Championship Game
December 7, 1990
The Bulls are back in another championship game this time against a seemingly superior opponent who is always ten steps ahead of them. With so much on the line, especially with several veterans mulling retirement, the stakes could not be higher for one last national victory.
15. Flashbacks
January 31, 1990
The players treat a romance-overloaded Putz to a recap of their romantic escapades, including all the embarrassing conquests various players have endured on their many quests for sexual gratification.
Close Encounters of the Third Down
14. Close Encounters of the Third Down
January 24, 1990
Tombstone Packer becomes distracted by his fascination with aliens, a recurring theme that has begun inconveniencing coaches, cracking up players and hurting Packer's preparation for the playoffs.
A Roast Is a Roast
13. A Roast Is a Roast
January 17, 1990
The president of the Bulls' Texan opponent presents T.D. with an offer he can't refuse, bringing his loyalties to the fore and forcing him to question his destiny. Meanwhile, the shady equipment manager attempts to get between Jethro and Bubba to commandeer their bar and profits.
If I Didn't Play Football
12. If I Didn't Play Football
January 10, 1990
On a particularly dark and stormy night, some of the guys kick back over a game of cards to fantasize about how different their lives might have been had they pursued professional interests other than football.
Irma Za-Greb
11. Irma Za-Greb
December 27, 1989
Dr. Death gets off on the wrong foot with the new equipment manager, who appears to know more than he lets on. Zagreb falls for a woman he believes to be a prostitute.
Sex, Bulls and Videotape
10. Sex, Bulls and Videotape
December 20, 1989
Bubba is invited to participate in a celebrity boxing exhibition for charity,but despite everyone's encouragement, he is reluctant and terrified by the possibility that he might injure himself, or worse.
Bull Day Afternoon
9. Bull Day Afternoon
December 13, 1989
The Bulls become trapped in a hostage situation at Bubba and Jethro's bar when armed robbers hold them against their will. The robbers will free their captives in exchange for one million dollars.
Take My Wives, Please!
8. Take My Wives, Please!
December 6, 1989
Jethro and Bubba come across a briefcase filled with unclaimed cash. Hilarity ensues when Mac's ex-wife reenters the picture with unexpected news that they are not legally divorced.
The Squeeze
7. The Squeeze
November 22, 1989
Miles is caught in a sticky situation when his girlfriend accuses him of being the father of her unborn child and exploits him for cash, while Zagreb reveals his gambling addiction has led to him being manipulated into throwing a game.
Don't Powerburst My Bubble
6. Don't Powerburst My Bubble
November 15, 1989
Mac and Kristy's marital problems leak into their professional lives after Kristy threatens to bench Mac, after he makes clear his intentions to sign an endorsement deal that conflicts with his contract.
Going in Style
5. Going in Style
November 8, 1989
The team falls under a wave of injury spells. Dr. Death neglects a potentially serious neck injury and Bubba, mistaking a concussion for a terminal illness, believes he has only thirty days to live.
Altared States
4. Altared States
November 1, 1989
Zagreb is caught and identified as the snitch selling revealing information and pictures of Bulls to the media, but Bubba and Jethro might want in, once they discover a reporter is willing to pay $50,000 for shots of Kristy and Mac's wedding.
She's Ba-ack
3. She's Ba-ack
October 25, 1989
Coach Denardo is crankier than usual as he begins contemplating his mortality on his 65th birthday, leading some players to pay his wife to take him out on the town and show him "a good time."
Old Dogs, New Tricks
2. Old Dogs, New Tricks
October 18, 1989
T.D. has a temporary stint as the Bulls' offensive coordinator, Kristy explores the possibility of building a relationship with the new quarterback and Dr. Dog learns how to manipulate the impressionable rookies into doing pranks for him.
Opening Night
1. Opening Night
October 11, 1989
A new season means a new chance at glory, that is if all hope isn't lost on day one, with team president Kristy Fullbright engaging in some extracurricular activities with the Bulls' brand new starting quarterback.
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1st & Ten is available for streaming on the FilmRise website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 1st & Ten on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    December 2, 1984
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (528)