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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

Episode Air Date Channel

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.
  • Sun 5/27
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 26.2
  • WMNNLD2

In All the Wrong Places

S05, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 13, 1984)
Katie's school friend thinks Benson would be the perfect mate for his widowed mother.
  • Mon 5/28
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 26.2
  • WMNNLD2

Embarrassing Moments

S05, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 1984)
Benson is named Citywide Magazine's Bachelor of the Month, but the female response threatens his romance with the photographer.
  • Tue 5/29
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 26.2
  • WMNNLD2

Take My Life, Please

S05, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 27, 1984)
When the visiting President orders a security check of all the employees at the mansion, Benson is labeled a spy.
  • Wed 5/30
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 26.2
  • WMNNLD2

Beauty and the Beef

S05, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 3, 1984)
When Benson judges a beauty pageant, Clayton and the governor try to sway the vote.
  • Thu 5/31
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 26.2
  • WMNNLD2

We Deliver

S05, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 24, 1984)
Benson and the governor deliver Denise's baby in an elevator.
  • Fri 6/1
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 26.2
  • WMNNLD2

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.
  • Sun 6/3
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 26.2
  • WMNNLD2

The Endicott Dynasty

S05, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 2, 1984)
Clayton gets upset when his father chooses Benson to run his business empire upon his death.
  • Mon 6/4
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 26.2
  • WMNNLD2

The Little Hotel That Could

S05, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 9, 1984)
Benson agrees to help Kraus try to save a historical hotel from demolition.
  • Tue 6/5
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 26.2
  • WMNNLD2

Let's Play Doctor

S05, E22  (First Aired: May. 4, 1984)
Benson nominates a crusty old medic for an award and discovers he has no medical license.
  • Wed 6/6
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 26.2
  • WMNNLD2

The Scandal

S06, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 21, 1984)
Benson goes undercover to find out if the lieutenant governor is taking bribes.
  • Thu 6/7
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 26.2
  • WMNNLD2

The Inheritance

S06, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 28, 1984)
Benson is shocked to learn he is the sole heir to the Playbird magazine empire.
  • Fri 6/8
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 26.2
  • WMNNLD2