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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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Pen Pal

S04, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 31, 1982)
Kraus' pen pal, an ex-con, arrives at the mansion expecting a job.
  • Fri 4/20
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 40.2
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  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 40.2
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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.
  • Sun 4/22
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 40.2
  • KTXLDT2

The Honeymooners

S04, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 7, 1983)
When Benson stands in for the groom at Kraus' proxy wedding, he ends up really married to her.
  • Mon 4/23
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 40.2
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  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 40.2
  • KTXLDT2

Close Encounters on the Third Hole

S04, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 1983)
While Benson and the Governor are playing golf, a UFO shows up.
  • Tue 4/24
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 40.2
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  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 40.2
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Katie's Boyfriend

S04, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 1983)
In the midst of an economic crisis, the governor allows Katie to go on her first date.
  • Wed 4/25
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 40.2
  • KTXLDT2
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  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 40.2
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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
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 40.2
  • KTXLDT2
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  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 40.2
  • KTXLDT2

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
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 40.2
  • KTXLDT2
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  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 40.2
  • KTXLDT2

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
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 40.2
  • KTXLDT2
  • Mon 4/30
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 40.2
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  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 40.2
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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
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 40.2
  • KTXLDT2
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  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 40.2
  • KTXLDT2

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
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 40.2
  • KTXLDT2
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  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 40.2
  • KTXLDT2

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
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 40.2
  • KTXLDT2
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  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 40.2
  • KTXLDT2