That Girl

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  • TV-PG
  • 1966
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.1  (2,470)

That Girl has a simple storyline, which is about a struggling beautiful actress named Ann Marie who moves out of her parent's comfortable New York suburban home and goes to the big city to find fame and fortune. Ann Marie moves into a Manhattan apartment and soon finds that landing acting and modeling roles is not easy and soon takes many odd jobs to make ends meet. Episode after episode, Ann gets into ridiculous and humorous mishaps as she struggles to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Besides taking many part-time jobs, Ann has to deal with her parents, who do not quite understand why she wants to be an actress. Also, Ann Marie is involved in a long-time romance with her boyfriend, Don Hollinger. Don works as a reporter for a magazine. The couple remained boyfriend and girlfriend throughout the first five seasons. However, the couple did finally get engaged during the sixth and final season of the show. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled before Don and Marie married. The series aired from 1966 to 1971, and for that time period it was considered to be groundbreaking. In 1966, That Girl was the first television show that featured a young and single woman who was trying to find success on her own in a world dominated by men. Even though Ann is an independent woman living on her own, she does often rely on Don for emotional support and encouragement as she struggles to find success as an actress. That Girl is described as being a fun, easy-going and wholesome show that the entire family can enjoy. The show stars Marlo Thomas as the lovable and quirky Ann Marie and Ted Bessell as her adoring and ever-supportive boyfriend. Lew Parker plays Ann's stern and not-so-understanding father. Rosemary DeCamp plays Ann's loving mother. Danny Thomas, Marlo's real-life father, guest starred on the show twice as himself. Despite the era of the show, many people will find That Girl to be an appealing, enjoyable and fun way to spend a half hour.

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The Elevated Woman
24. The Elevated Woman
March 20, 1975
Stuck in an elevator, Donald and Ann reminisce about their last five years together as we see the last of "That Girl!"
Soot Yourself
23. Soot Yourself
March 13, 1975
As a member of an ecology-minded group, Ann is assigned to picket in front of the Newsview Magazine building where Donald works. Donald tries to make amends by inviting his boss to Ann's house for dinner.
Two for the Money
22. Two for the Money
March 6, 1975
Ann gets a modeling assignment at Belmont Racetrack and when Don's friends realize there's a horse running named for her, they see it as a "sign" and send her with the money to place a bet for them. She loses the ticket at the wrong time!
Stag Party
21. Stag Party
February 27, 1975
The stag party thrown by Don's buddies costs him his engagement to Ann.
That King
20. That King
February 20, 1975
Ann makes friends with a royalty and finds that the king is a youngster.
Chef's Night Out
19. Chef's Night Out
February 13, 1975
Running her father's restaurant is tough for Ann and Don when the staff comes down with a virus.
That Shoplifter
18. That Shoplifter
February 6, 1975
Ann is tricked by a conman into shoplifting at her department store.
The Russians Are Staying
17. The Russians Are Staying
January 30, 1975
Ann meet's a Russian who moves in with her and won't leave.
A Limited Engagement
16. A Limited Engagement
January 16, 1975
Donald gets cold feet about marriage and breaks their engagement.
Those Friars
15. Those Friars
January 8, 1971
Ann's late Uncle Harry wills her an old trunk used during his career in vaudeville. Stars Milton Berle and Danny Thomas show up wanting to buy the old trunk.
That Script
14. That Script
January 2, 1975
Ann wants to get the movie rights for a novel whose author thinks that Ann resembles his late wife.
An Uncle Herbert for All Seasons
13. An Uncle Herbert for All Seasons
December 18, 1970
Ann's flamboyant Uncle Herbert is turning Ann and Donald's world upside down when he makes bogus get-rich-quick schemes.
That Senorita
12. That Senorita
December 11, 1970
Ann gets a lesson in minority relations when she is in a television sketch that is offensive to Mexicans.
Super Reporter
11. Super Reporter
December 4, 1970
Donald is stuck in a superhero costume when his buddies steal his clothes and he is getting an award from the deputy mayor.
Stop the Presses, I Want to Get Off
10. Stop the Presses, I Want to Get Off
November 27, 1970
Ann is hired by a rival news magazine when they think that Donald will help Ann with her assignments
That Girl's Daddy
9. That Girl's Daddy
November 20, 1970
Ann's father is feeling much younger after he is introduced to a younger lady. Ann thinks he's going to leave her mother.
That Cake
8. That Cake
November 13, 1970
Ann thinks she accidentally bakes her engagement ring in a cake that is going to the Governor of New York's residence.
There Sure Are a Bunch of Cards in St. Louis (Part Two)
7. There Sure Are a Bunch of Cards in St. Louis (Part Two)
November 6, 1970
Ann is working on a play in St. Louis and has difficulties while visiting Don's parents.
There Sure Are a Bunch of Cards in St. Louis (Part One)
6. There Sure Are a Bunch of Cards in St. Louis (Part One)
October 30, 1970
Ann is working in a play in St. Louis and has difficulties while visiting Don's parents.
Rattle of a Single Girl
5. Rattle of a Single Girl
October 23, 1970
Ann and Donald go to pre-marital counselling finding problems that may or may not be there.
No Man Is Manhattan Island
4. No Man Is Manhattan Island
October 16, 1970
As part of a game show, Ann throws a party for her neighbors and gets her purse stolen.
I Ain't Got Nobody
3. I Ain't Got Nobody
October 9, 1970
Ann finds her head, but not her body, in "Playpen" magazine.
Donald, Sandi and Harry
2. Donald, Sandi and Harry
October 2, 1970
Donald has Ann investigate his sister's new boyfriend.
Counter Proposal
1. Counter Proposal
September 25, 1970
Donald finally asks Ann Marie to marry him and takes his buddy's advice to buy the ring second-hand.
Description

That Girl has a simple storyline, which is about a struggling beautiful actress named Ann Marie who moves out of her parent's comfortable New York suburban home and goes to the big city to find fame and fortune. Ann Marie moves into a Manhattan apartment and soon finds that landing acting and modeling roles is not easy and soon takes many odd jobs to make ends meet.

Episode after episode, Ann gets into ridiculous and humorous mishaps as she struggles to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Besides taking many part-time jobs, Ann has to deal with her parents, who do not quite understand why she wants to be an actress. Also, Ann Marie is involved in a long-time romance with her boyfriend, Don Hollinger. Don works as a reporter for a magazine. The couple remained boyfriend and girlfriend throughout the first five seasons. However, the couple did finally get engaged during the sixth and final season of the show. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled before Don and Marie married.

The series aired from 1966 to 1971, and for that time period it was considered to be groundbreaking. In 1966, That Girl was the first television show that featured a young and single woman who was trying to find success on her own in a world dominated by men. Even though Ann is an independent woman living on her own, she does often rely on Don for emotional support and encouragement as she struggles to find success as an actress.

That Girl is described as being a fun, easy-going and wholesome show that the entire family can enjoy. The show stars Marlo Thomas as the lovable and quirky Ann Marie and Ted Bessell as her adoring and ever-supportive boyfriend. Lew Parker plays Ann's stern and not-so-understanding father. Rosemary DeCamp plays Ann's loving mother. Danny Thomas, Marlo's real-life father, guest starred on the show twice as himself.

Despite the era of the show, many people will find That Girl to be an appealing, enjoyable and fun way to spend a half hour.

That Girl is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (136 episodes). The series first aired on September 8, 1966.

Where to Watch That Girl

That Girl is available for streaming on the New Video Group website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch That Girl on demand at Amazon Prime, Vudu, FuboTV, Apple TV and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 8, 1966
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (2,470)