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Benson

Benson

Butler Benson DuBois is the smartest (and possibly only sane) member of widowed Gov. Eugene Gatling's household staff. Benson always manages to keep his head, no matter what the staffers or the governor's family members throw at him. He begins his post on loan from his employer, Jessica Tate (Katherine Helmond) on the show ``Soap,'' but soon wins a permanent place in the governor's staff and heart. His cool head and keen intellect are a perfect complement for the constant craziness that surrounds Gov. Gatling and his entourage.

Premiere:
Sep 13, 1979
Original Network:
ABC
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All Upcoming Times for Benson

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The Royal Painting

S04, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 28, 1983)
A former street gang is hired to paint the mansion for an upcoming visit from the Queen of England.
  • Thu 4/26
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2
  • Fri 4/27
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2

Boys' Night Out

S04, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 4, 1983)
The men from the mansion gather at Benson's to watch television, play cards and swap stories.
  • Fri 4/27
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2
  • Sat 4/28
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2

Family Tree

S04, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 18, 1983)
Benson and Clayton are appalled to discover that they may be related to each other.
  • Sun 4/29
  • 10:00PM-10:30PM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2
  • Mon 4/30
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2
  • Tue 5/1
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2

Calamity Kraus

S04, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 1983)
Kraus masquerades as a wealthy heiress to keep a manufacturing plant in the state.
  • Tue 5/1
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2
  • Wed 5/2
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2

Kraus Sings the Blues

S04, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 4, 1983)
Benson reluctantly emcees a telethon and lets Kraus sing when several acts cancel out.
  • Wed 5/2
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2
  • Thu 5/3
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2

Half-Court Trap

S04, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 11, 1983)
Benson is shocked to discover his nephew, a school basketball star, can barely read or write.
  • Thu 5/3
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2
  • Fri 5/4
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2

A View From the Roof

S04, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 18, 1983)
After a series of mishaps, Benson, Kraus and the governor spend the night on the roof.
  • Fri 5/4
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2
  • Sat 5/5
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2

Calamity Kraus

S04, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 1983)
Kraus masquerades as a wealthy heiress to keep a manufacturing plant in the state.
  • Sun 5/6
  • 10:00PM-10:30PM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2

Love in a Funny Phase

S04, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 31, 1983)
Benson is upset when his girlfriend Jennifer decides to date other men.
  • Mon 5/7
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2
  • Tue 5/8
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2

A Band of Gold

S05, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 16, 1983)
Benson and Kraus become stranded when they attend Pete and Denise's wedding ceremony set in the woods.
  • Tue 5/8
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2
  • Wed 5/9
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2

The Human Element

S05, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 23, 1983)
robot is brought into the mansion, causing discomfort among the staff.
  • Wed 5/9
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2
  • Thu 5/10
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 46.2
  • KDLTDT2