Princesses (found CBS sitcom; 1991)
Date found: 23 June 2022
Found by: sheffieldvhs and TheDarkOneIsRising
Princesses is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 27th to October 25th, 1991. The series was produced by Universal Television and lasted five episodes. The series theme song, "Someday My Prince Will Come" (from Disney's animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), was written by Frank Churchill and Larry Morey and was performed by The Roches.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
The series chronicles the lives of three female roommates in New York City, each with a different background and upbringing, thus the series' title: Tracy Dillon (Julie Hagerty), an English teacher who just dumped her fiance after learning that he had been married twice and was still involved with one of his ex-wives (who also was his business partner); Princess Georgina "Georgy" De La Rue (Twiggy, credited as Twiggy Lawson, in her first American television series), a recently widowed English princess (and whose previous occupation was that of a showgirl) who arrived at the States to challenge her late husband's contested will; and Melissa Kirshner (Fran Drescher), Tracy's longtime best friend, an outspoken Jewish American who sold cosmetics at a department store.
Production and Development[edit | edit source]
In an effort to downplay the behind-the-scenes turmoil on Princesses, CBS execs initially touted the series as "promising" to advertisers. However, prior to the show's premiere, entertainment media outlets such as Entertainment Tonight began publicizing the show's behind-the-scenes woes. Princesses was problematic by the time it went into production. The first tell-tale sign came when Hagerty walked off the set after filming the first four episodes, which were followed by profoundly negative reviews, off-camera problems, and rumours that CBS affiliates might never air the episodes.
Availability[edit | edit source]
Only five episodes out of the eight produced were aired. In 2010, TV Land aired episode 4 "My Prince Will Gum" as part of their TV Land Sunday Spotlight series.
In March 2022, a YouTuber sheffieldvhs uploaded all aired episodes to youtube. In June 2022, a user by the name of TheDarkOneIsRising found and uploaded all three unaired episodes to youtube.
Episode List[edit | edit source]
|2||Her Highness For Hire||Found|
|4||My Prince Will Gum||Found|
|5||Georgy Sings The Blues||Found|
|6||The Snob Who Came To Dinner||Found|
|7||The Showuhs in Yunkahs Fall Mainly on the Flowuhs||Found|
|8||Tall, Dark, and Hansom||Found|
External Links[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Observer-Reporter October 15th, 1991 newspaper page mentioning Princesses. Retrieved 20 Mar '22
- Single Season Sitcoms of the 1990s: A Complete Guide pg. 149 Retrieved 20 Mar '22