This series featured a group of waitresses (and a pianist, Sonny) who work at a fancy restaurant at the top of a skyscraper.
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Complete series cast summary:
Gail Edwards ...  Dot Higgins 120 episodes, 1980-1989
Barrie Youngfellow Barrie Youngfellow ...  Jan Hoffmeyer Gray / ... 120 episodes, 1980-1989
Paul Kreppel Paul Kreppel ...  Sonny Mann 120 episodes, 1980-1989
Marian Mercer ...  Nancy Beebe 120 episodes, 1980-1989
Crystal Bernard ...  Amy Tompkins 93 episodes, 1985-1989
Richard Stahl ...  Howard Miller 93 episodes, 1985-1989
Sheryl Lee Ralph ...  Ginger St. James 71 episodes, 1986-1989
Ann Jillian ...  Cassie Cranston 49 episodes, 1980-1986
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This half-hour situation comedy centered on a small group of waitresses working at a first class restaurant. A stern female supervisor and a young male piano player are also added into the mix. Written by Phil Fernando

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30 October 1980 (USA) See more »

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Making a Living See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The series was retooled after the first season and when the second season aired in 1981 it was under the title "Making a Living". The title was changed back to "It's a Living" in 1985 for the third season. The second season episode reruns now have this title. See more »

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Referenced in Battle of the Network Stars IX (1980) See more »

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I liked it better in syndication than on prime time!
25 May 2006 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

I have always liked Amy Bernard since I loved watching Wings so much. But since it first aired on prime time in the early 1980s, it's hard not to imagine changes with cast members. Marian Mercer who plays the restaurant hostess and piano player Paul Kreppel who plays Sonny remained from the beginning to the end. There was three years between the network cancellation and it's remergence in syndication so of course there were changes to the cast. In fact, it got better as the show progressed. Sheryl Lee Ralph joined the cast as well. I'm not saying it was one of the best shows but I remember their black and white outfits, their heartaches, and triumphs on the series in both network and syndication. I miss syndicated comedies. If you're like me and you liked the show on prime time and missed it too, you'll just be happy to get it back in any form.


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