Bridget Loves Bernie
Controversial comedy about a rich Irish girl who marries a poor Jewish boy. Starring Meredith Baxter and David Birney (who later married) and co-starring David Doyle, Audra Lindley, Harold J. Stone and Bibi Osterwald. Widely reported that the series was cancelled after Jewish groups pressured CBS.
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Series Fun Facts
- The idea of a Jew marrying a Catholic was highly controversial at the time. Reportedly, the show was cancelled because CBS executives were tired of the constant protests and hate mail.
- The highest-rated show ever to be cancelled. It ranked fifth in the ratings of all shows that season.
- David Birney married Meredith Baxter.
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