Goodnight, Beantown

Goodnight, Beantown

1983, Comedy
A local television newsroom staff works together.

Episode Guide

  • Goodnight, Beantown - Lost and Foundering (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Lost and Foundering

    Matt and Jenny seek militant survivalists in the woods, but get lost instead; guest Ron Masak.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - The Consumer's Best Friend (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    The Consumer's Best Friend

    A crafty consumer reporter (Dick Gautier) after Frank's job does a favor for Jenny and expects her gratitude.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - Peace on Earth (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Peace on Earth

    A man with a bomb strapped to him demands air time to spread his yuletide message of world peace.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - An Old Flame Flickers (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    An Old Flame Flickers

    Matt falls again for an old college flame (Christine Belford) and ends up proposing marriage.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - Valerie's Fan (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Valerie's Fan

    Love notes from a mysterious fan send frightened Valerie to stay with Jenny, adding grist to Pauline's rumor mill.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - The Happy Medium (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    The Happy Medium

    Jenny decides to do a story on a psychic (Marge Redmond) who, Matt believes, is a charlatan.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - Looking Forward to the Past (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Looking Forward to the Past

    In a rut, Matt decides to chuck it all and become a field correspondent in Central America.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - Our Man in the Slammer (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Our Man in the Slammer

    Matt goes to jail for refusing to reveal his source in an investigation of a doctor accused of malpractice.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - Popsicle (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:


    Matt and Jenny see an elderly neighbor digging a grave-sized hole, then realize the woman's husband has vanished.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - Invasions of Privacy (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Invasions of Privacy

    Guilt-ridden Jenny thinks her interview with a distraught woman (Christine Kellogg) caused the woman's arrest for murder.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - A Felon Needs a Girl (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    A Felon Needs a Girl

    A bank robber, who reacts badly to being called "Tubby," offers to surrender if Jenny will listen to his story.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - What's Good for the Goose (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    What's Good for the Goose

    Jenny complains about a double-standard for women on her job, then displays the same attitude toward Susan.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - Hooking for Mr. Goodbar (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Hooking for Mr. Goodbar

    Matt must rescue Jenny from complications resulting from her undercover probe of prostitution; guest Joel Brooks.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - Please Stand By (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Please Stand By

    Matt and Jenny must share accommodations when a fierce storm they are covering strands them in Gloucester.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - Custody (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    Jenny's politically ambitious ex-husband (Jim McKrell) wants custody of Susan to strengthen his family-man image.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - The Source (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Source

    Jenny's determined probe of gambling and prostitution in a posh community puts her at odds with Matt; guest Jean Smart.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - The Out-of-Towner (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Out-of-Towner

    Matt's old pal (Jed Allan), a dashing Paris-based writer, sweeps Jenny up in a whirlwind romance.

  • Goodnight, Beantown - Goodnight, Beantown (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Goodnight, Beantown

    A Boston news anchorman discovers he has a new on-air partner, who also is his next-door neighbor.