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CBS (ended 1991)


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"Someday my prince will come Someday I'll find my love And how thrilling that moment will be When the prince of my dreams comes to me He'll whisper 'I love you' And steal a kiss or two Though he's far away I'll find my love someday Someday when my dreams come true Someday when my dreams come true"

"Three young, single women became roommates in a most unusual way. Tracy was a shy, trusting English teacher who left her fiancé when she found out he had been married twice before and that one of his ex-wives was his sexy business partner. What she salvaged, however, was a fabulous Manhattan penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park. Tony, the owner of the apartment, a globetrotting friend of her almost husband, had given it to them for a year, rent free, as a wedding present. Apparently he was a little forgetful, having also loaned to the apartment to Georgy, a recently widowed English princess (and former showgirl) who had moved to the States while her late husband's children fought with her attorney over his will. Since Georgy had no friends in New York, she was more than happy to share the huge apartment with Tracy. The third 'princess' was Tracy's longtime roommate and best friend, Melissa, an outspoken, stereotypical Jewish American who sold cosmetics at a department store." (Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present)

After completing the series' eight-episode order, Julie Hagerty quit. Even in the face of bottom 5 Nielsen ratings, universally-scathing reviews, behind-the-scenes problems, affiliate defections, and the general apathy of Fran Drescher and CBS programming head Jeff Sagansky, the producers actually considered recasting the part, apparently. Before they managed to get very far, CBS saved them the trouble by recasting the entire show with Rescue 911. By year's end, the network's Friday night lineup had been dismantled.

Theme song "Someday My Prince Will Come" written by Frank Churchill (music) and Larry Morey (lyrics) performed by The Roches

Princesses is a Bungalow 78 Production, in association with Universal Television

Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher

Melissa Kirshner

Twiggy Lawson

Twiggy Lawson

Princess Georgina "Georgy" De La Rue

Julie Hagerty

Julie Hagerty

Tracy Dillon

Leila Kenzle

Leila Kenzle

Debra Kirshner

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