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Spencer 

Offbeat Spencer Winger is coping with high school with the help of his buddies Wayne and Herbie, especially in dealing with his nemesis Mr. Beanley. His bemused parents are supportive. In a... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
Ronny Cox ...  George Winger 13 episodes, 1984-1985
Richard Sanders ...  Benjamin Beanley 13 episodes, 1984-1985
Amy Locane ...  Andrea Winger 13 episodes, 1984-1985
Mimi Kennedy ...  Doris Winger 13 episodes, 1984-1985
Grant Heslov ...  Wayne 12 episodes, 1984-1985
Dean Cameron ...  Herbie Bailey 12 episodes, 1984-1985
Beverly Archer Beverly Archer ...  Miss Spier 11 episodes, 1984-1985
Chad Lowe ...  Spencer Winger 7 episodes, 1984-1985
Harold Gould ...  Ben Sprague 7 episodes, 1985
Rossie Harris ...  Spencer Winger 7 episodes, 1985
Frances Sternhagen ...  Millie Sprague 7 episodes, 1985
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Offbeat Spencer Winger is coping with high school with the help of his buddies Wayne and Herbie, especially in dealing with his nemesis Mr. Beanley. His bemused parents are supportive. In a format change Spencer is all new, his dad has run off and his grandparents have taken over his room.

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English

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1984 (USA) See more »

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Under One Roof See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Fred Willard was originally cast as George Winger. During rehearsals, Willard realized that the producers had mistaken him for Frank Bonner and that he was cast accidentally. Willard was fired after the original pilot. See more »

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"Spencer" gone way too soon
27 November 2016 | by behranblueSee all my reviews

I remember "Spencer" in 1984 being wildly funny and after just a few episodes there was talk on shows similar to "Entertainment Tonight" (maybe it was that show) that Chad Lowe seemed to be as talented as his brother Rob Lowe. Then I heard after only about 7 episodes Chad wanted to get out of the show right away to do movies.

I originally thought it was because he knew the critics were talking about how great he was on the show and wanted to get out while he was hot and before he was typecast as only a t.v. star, but it could be because doing a t.v. series was much more time-consuming and demanding than he wanted and figured he could get movie roles right away with his new popularity. The show had a completely different feel to it without him , I like probably many others only watched 1 of the 7 more episodes with the new actor.

It seems like it was two years before Chad finally continued his acting with a t.v. movie. I might have seen something he was in but didn't know it was him after that, but I didn't notice him again until his wife was giving her acceptance speech for best actress in 2002. I had forgotten about his show "Spencer" until then and thought if he had stayed on that show he probably would have had many awards by then for his t.v. work and could have done movies during the summer. Hope to see it on DVD.


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