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Benson

Cast of 'Benson'

  • Robert Guillaume as Benson DuBois
  • James Noble as Governor James Gatling
  • Inga Swenson as Gretchen Kraus
  • Missy Gold as Katie Gatling
  • Caroline McWilliams as Marcy Hill
  • Rene Auberjonois as Clayton Endicott III
  • Ethan Phillips as Pete Downey
  • Jerry Seinfeld as Frankie
  • Didi Conn as Denise Stevens Downey
  • Billie Bird as Mrs. Cassidy
  • Donna LaBrie as Sen. Diane Hartford

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

Episode Air Date Channel

Two Boys and Their Dog

S07, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1985)
Benson becomes involved in one of Clayton's wacky investment schemes.
  • Mon 7/23
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

The Last Man on Earth

S07, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 3, 1986)
After talking about Halley's comet, Kraus dreams that she and Benson are the only people left on Earth.
  • Tue 7/24
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Secret Love

S07, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 1986)
Clayton's relationship with a Russian dancer may prevent him from being appointed budget director.
  • Wed 7/25
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Summer of Discontent

S07, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 25, 1986)
Benson's happy-go-lucky nephew arrives to spend the summer with his uncle.
  • Thu 7/26
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Parade Rest

S07, E13  (First Aired: Feb. 1, 1986)
When an old friend's disability payments are cut off Benson goes to bat for him.
  • Fri 7/27
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Reel Murder

S07, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 8, 1986)
Actor George Kennedy's plans to film a movie at the governor's mansion run into deadly problems.
  • Mon 7/30
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Reel Murder

S07, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 15, 1986)
The plot thickens as Benson and George Kennedy become stranded at the governor's mansion during a blizzard.
  • Tue 7/31
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

The Hat and the Ring

S07, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 22, 1986)
Benson's friend Sen. Diane Hartford has an interesting proposition for the lieutenant governor.
  • Wed 8/1
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

The Bucks Stop Here

S07, E17  (First Aired: Mar. 1, 1986)
Clayton's worried that he's about to lose his family inheritance.
  • Thu 8/2
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Pardon Me

S07, E18  (First Aired: Mar. 8, 1986)
Benson tries to secure the release of an innocent man from prison.
  • Fri 8/3
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4