Maude

(1972)
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Maude is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS network from September 12, 1972 until April 22, 1978.

Maude stars Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay, an outspoken, middle-aged, politically liberal woman living in suburban Tuckahoe, Westchester County, New York with her fourth husband, household appliance store owner Walter Findlay. Maude embraced the tenets of women's liberation, always voted for Democratic Party candidates, strongly supported legal abortion, and advocated for civil rights and racial and gender equality. However, her overbearing and sometimes domineering personality often got her into trouble when speaking out on these issues.

The program was a spin-off of All in the Family, on which Beatrice Arthur had first played the character of Maude, Edith Bunker's cousin; like All in the Family, Maude was a sitcom with topical storylines created by producer Norman Lear.

Unusual for a U.S. sitcom, several episodes featured only the characters of Maude and Walter, in what amounted to half-hour "two-hander" teleplays. Season 4's "The Analyst" was a solo episode for Bea Arthur, who delivered a soul-searching, episode-length monologue to an unseen psychiatrist.

  1. Norman Lear

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Rue McClanahan

    Rue McClanahan

    Vivian Harmon,

    141 Episodes

  2. Bea Arthur

    Bea Arthur

    Maude Findlay

    141 Episodes

  3. Adrienne Barbeau

    Adrienne Barbeau

    141 Episodes

  4. Bill Macy

    Bill Macy

    141 Episodes

  5. Esther Rolle

    Esther Rolle

    141 Episodes

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Last Season

Maude

Season 6

1977 | 24 Episodes

Season 6 of Maude premiered on September 12, 1977.

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Status Ended

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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m

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