Kate and Allie, which ran on CBS from 19 March 1984 to 22 May 1989, was the brainchild of Sherry Coben who came up with the idea for the series while attending a high school reunion. There she noticed that a couple of divorcees who seemed unhappy and dissatisfied found comfort in sharing with each other. Coben worked with this germinal notion and successfully pitched the resulting script, originally entitled, "Two Mommies," to Michael Ogiens, then head of New York program development at CBS. Ogiens liked the script because it contained fresh material that dealt with a real issue of the day--single parenthood. Kate and Allie was an instant success, ranking fourth the week it debuted, garnering consistently high ratings thereafter, and earning Jane Curtin two consecutive Emmys and Bill Persky, one. The characters and the issues they dealt with obviously appealed to the program's audience. Saint James' character, Kate, is a woman recently divorced from her unstable and somewha
As the nervous bride-to-be, Allie has nightmares about meeting her fiancÃ©'s parents.
While honeymooners Allie and Bob fly off to Hawaii, Bob dumps Kate.
As Allie moves into her new high-rise condo, Kate interviews a potential housemate.
Kate is saved from perky Haven and Blair when Allie suggests that Kate move in.
Watching a tape of Bob's sportscast, Allie notices an attractive anchor making an on-air play for her husband.
Bob's mother questions Allie about having another child.
Kate spends her 40th birthday wondering what she has done with her life -- and, shaken by Emma's transfer to UCLA, decides to join the Peace Corps.
Kate organizes a block association to save a park.
Allie's reaction upon hearing that Jennie and her boyfriend are sharing a dorm room doesn't compare with her reaction when they announce they're getting married.
A rich neighbour offers a hefty sum to Kate and Allie if they can find her ""a Bob..""
Kate is dating a man with no charm, looks or personality, yet everyone loves him -- except Kate.
Kate has trouble keeping quiet about Bob's broadcasting future.
Chip is so thrilled to be associated with the ultracool Mike Sheridan that he becomes his partner in a scam.
Trying to mend a broken romance, Kate feigns love in front of the woman who dumped her neighbor -- but he thinks Kate's serious.
Allie discovers a condom in Chip's pocket.
Kate and Allie get a loan from Bob.
When Allie's sushi draws a bad review from a critic, Kate determines to please the man's palate to gain a retraction.
Kate reluctantly agrees to accompany Lou to his cousin's wedding.
While Allie prepares her entry for Cousin Cabot's Country Cookbook contest, Kate cooks up a way to help Lou.
Bob lets Chip join the hockey team without consulting Allie.
Allie's ex-boyfriend returns to New York for the opening of his off-Broadway play, which turns out to be based on their romance. Unfortunately for Allie, he has eyes only for Kate.
A job offer and a $2000 check from a man named Gabriel prompt Kate and Allie to take account of their lives.