Mama's Family

American television sitcom

Mama's Family was an American sitcom that aired beginning January 22, 1983 and ended February 24, 1990. The show was first canceled in May 1984, but returned in September 1986 in first-run syndication; between its cancellation and September 1985, NBC aired reruns of the sitcom.

Mama's Family
Created byDick Clair
Jenna McMahon
Directed byRoger Beatty
Harvey Korman
Dick Martin
Dave Powers
StarringVicki Lawrence
Ken Berry
Dorothy Lyman
Rue McClanahan
Eric Brown
Karin Argoud
Betty White
Beverly Archer
Allan Kayser
Theme music composerPeter Matz
Opening theme"Bless My Happy Home"
Composer(s)Peter Matz
Dick Walter
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2 (NBC run)
4 (syndicated run)
No. of episodes35 (NBC run)
95 (syndicated run)
130 (total) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Joe Hamilton
Producer(s)Jim Evering
Neil Lebowitz
Dave Powers
Fred Rubin
Production location(s)CBS Television City
Hollywood, California (1983–84)
Metromedia Square
Hollywood, California (1986–90)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time24–25 minutes (NBC episodes)
21–22 minutes (syndicated episodes)
Production company(s)Joe Hamilton Productions
(seasons 3–5)
Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
(seasons 5-6)
Original networkNBC (1983–1984)
Syndicated (1986–90)
Audio formatMono
Original releaseJanuary 22, 1983 (1983-01-22) – April 7, 1984 (1984-04-07)
September 27, 1986 (1986-09-27) –
February 24, 1990 (1990-02-24)
Preceded byEunice

The show's theme song is "Bless My Happy Home" by Emmy and Grammy award winner Peter Matz (music) and Vicki Lawrence (lyrics). The show's producers chose to use an instrumental version.[1]


  1. "Interesting facts about Vicki Lawrence". Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-03-09.

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