Do you remember The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd? Recently, star Blair Brown spoke with Deadline about the NBC/Lifetime TV show.
The comedy-drama starred Brown as Molly Dodd, a divorced woman living in New York City. The show ran for two seasons on NBC between 1987 and 1988 before moving to Lifetime for another three seasons.
In the interview, Brown said The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd was intended to be unique for its time:
When Jay [Tarses] and I first met to talk about it, we said she can never wear sneakers to the office and put on high heels. That was the baseline. She was not that person. Because that was the whole thing about the 360-degree woman: You were fantastic at your job, a great mother, a sexy partner, a good daughter, a loyal friend – and you think, This is a losing game. We said, This is a woman without a plan. That was what got a lot of people angry. Molly was perfectly happy like that. There were day-planners then, where people put in each day’s goals, five-year goals. Five years? I don’t know what I’m doing at New Year’s.”
In their infinite wisdom – you would have thought Bernie Brillstein knew better – they never got the rights to the music [for off-network exploitation]. All the songs that I sang, they never got the rights. So it’s in a vault somewhere and will never see the light of day. I thought it would pay for my golden years, but not so much.”
What do you think? Have you seen The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd?