It's a Living

It's a Living

1980, Comedy
Waitresses discuss their personal lives between customers at a high-class restaurant.
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Episode Guide

  • It's a Living - A Very Special It's a Living (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    A Very Special It's a Living

    Delivery complications nearly kill Jan; guest Danny Thomas.

  • It's a Living - The Last Show We Have to Write Show (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:

    The Last Show We Have to Write Show

    After hours, Dot and Sonny console each other at the restaurant.

  • It's a Living - Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    Matchmaker, Matchmaker

    Frustrated Dot hires a professional matchmaker.

  • It's a Living - The Dark at the Top of the Top (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    The Dark at the Top of the Top

    Nancy fears losing her job to a younger woman.

  • It's a Living - My Little Red Book (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    My Little Red Book

    Sonny finds trouble in a notebook full of women's numbers.

  • It's a Living - Wedding/Wedding (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    Wedding/Wedding

    Ginger and Amy want a double wedding.

  • It's a Living - Just Say Yes (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    Just Say Yes

    A valentine from Amy's beau includes a hotel-room key.

  • It's a Living - Mike Fright (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Mike Fright

    Sonny's temporary replacement is a big hit.

  • It's a Living - He Never Sang for His Father (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    He Never Sang for His Father

    Sonny's lover and father move in simultaneously.

  • It's a Living - The Ginger's Mother Show (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    The Ginger's Mother Show

    Ginger hides her job from her successful mother.

  • It's a Living - A Very Scary It's a Living (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    A Very Scary It's a Living

    Horror movies turn Dot's dreams into nightmares.

  • It's a Living - Dot Casts Off (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Dot Casts Off

    Discouraged actress Dot works as a casting assistant.

  • It's a Living - The Amy and Bobby Lee Show (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    The Amy and Bobby Lee Show

    Amy's preacher beau wants her to go on the road with him.

  • It's a Living - You Do Voodoo (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    You Do Voodoo

    Ginger tries voodoo to land a husband.

  • It's a Living - Rear Window (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Rear Window

    Dot thinks she sees a murder in the next building.

  • It's a Living - The New Guy Show (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    The New Guy Show

    A new date proves a match for assertive Ginger.

  • It's a Living - Never Trust Anyone Under 40 (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Never Trust Anyone Under 40

    The staff tries to ease Sonny's 40th-birthday blues.

  • It's a Living - The Jan Is Pregnant Show (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    The Jan Is Pregnant Show

    Jan announces she is pregnant.

  • It's a Living - The Nancy and Roscoe Show (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    The Nancy and Roscoe Show

    Neglected Nancy has an extramarital fling.

  • It's a Living - Pistol-Packin' Mama (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Pistol-Packin' Mama

    Ginger discovers Amy keeps a gun in the apartment.

  • It's a Living - The Waiting Game (Season 5 Episode 25)
    Season 5 Episode 25:

    The Waiting Game

    A career-magazine interview inspires reminiscences.

  • It's a Living - The No Guys Show (Season 5 Episode 24)
    Season 5 Episode 24:

    The No Guys Show

    Ginger's beau makes a sudden and forceful proposal.

  • It's a Living - Healings, Nothing More Than Healings (Season 5 Episode 23)
    Season 5 Episode 23:

    Healings, Nothing More Than Healings

    Sonny's ego inflates after he saves a patron.

  • It's a Living - The Amy and Louie Show (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    The Amy and Louie Show

    Sonny bribes Amy with tickets belonging to a friend.

  • It's a Living - Dot's Hope (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    Dot's Hope

    Dot helps an actress and sees her find success.

  • It's a Living - The Ginger's Grandmother Show (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    The Ginger's Grandmother Show

    Grandma St. James decides to live with Ginger.

  • It's a Living - Daddy's Little Girl (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    Daddy's Little Girl

    Jan attempts to reunite her divorced parents.

  • It's a Living - The One About the Tattooed Lady (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    The One About the Tattooed Lady

    Nancy's long-estranged cousin comes to make amends.

  • It's a Living - Take Back Your Mink (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    Take Back Your Mink

    Jan and Richie celebrate a windfall prematurely.

  • It's a Living - Everyone's a Critic (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    Everyone's a Critic

    Dot's boyfriend is assigned to review her play.

  • It's a Living - Skin Deep (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    Skin Deep

    To keep Howard, Nancy debates plastic surgery.

  • It's a Living - Twelve Angry Women (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Twelve Angry Women

    Sonny offends a group of feminist diners.

  • It's a Living - A Pen Pal for Your Thoughts (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    A Pen Pal for Your Thoughts

    Amy learns her pen pal is newly paroled.

  • It's a Living - Strictly Personal (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Strictly Personal

    Dot meets a man through a personal ad.

  • It's a Living - The Sonny's Mother Show (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    The Sonny's Mother Show

    Sonny's visiting mother belittles his career.

  • It's a Living - The Las Vegas Show (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    The Las Vegas Show

    Howard is jealous when he sees Nancy with a date.

  • It's a Living - The Las Vegas Show (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    The Las Vegas Show

    Lovesick Howard follows Nancy to Las Vegas.

  • It's a Living - Search and Strike (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Search and Strike

    The waitresses contrive a diary for snooping Nancy to find.

  • It's a Living - The Date Show (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    The Date Show

    Nancy eyes vulnerable Howard; Dot may be pregnant.

  • It's a Living - The Killing of Sister Dot (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    The Killing of Sister Dot

    Dot lands a long-awaited soap-opera role.

  • It's a Living - Sweet Charity (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Sweet Charity

    The staff acts in a version of "Little Red Riding Hood."

  • It's a Living - No, My Darling Daughter (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    No, My Darling Daughter

    Jan cannot cope with her daughter's first date.

  • It's a Living - Her Back to the Future (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Her Back to the Future

    The waitresses take revenge in Nancy's dream wedding.

  • It's a Living - Til Death Do Us Part (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Til Death Do Us Part

    Groom Sonny is stood up -- twice.

  • It's a Living - Tune In, Tune Out (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Tune In, Tune Out

    Richie becomes obsessed with Jan's blond wig.

  • It's a Living - Nancy's Shrink (Season 4 Episode 25)
    Season 4 Episode 25:

    Nancy's Shrink

    Nancy evaluates her relationships during therapy.

  • It's a Living - Manhandling (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    Manhandling

    Dot falls for a man who has dated Amy.

  • It's a Living - A Romantic Comedy (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    A Romantic Comedy

    Jan plans a romantic night with Richie in the hotel.

  • It's a Living - The Two Guys Show (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    The Two Guys Show

    Two men propose to Ginger on the same day.

  • It's a Living - The Dot Quits Show (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    The Dot Quits Show

    Dot quits her job to pursue acting.

  • It's a Living - The Howie Show (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    The Howie Show

    Tropical-island natives name Howard as their chief.

  • It's a Living - The Dickie Doodle Show (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    The Dickie Doodle Show

    The Dickie Doodle Fan Club meets at the restaurant.

  • It's a Living - Dot's Priest (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Dot's Priest

    Dot's former beau, now a priest, rethinks his vows.

  • It's a Living - Amy's Rusty (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Amy's Rusty

    Pressured Amy accepts a marriage proposal.

  • It's a Living - Bachelor Party (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Bachelor Party

    Dot agrees to fill in for a stripper at a party.

  • It's a Living - Ginger's Baby (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Ginger's Baby

    Ginger baby-sits; Sonny runs afoul of the mob.

  • It's a Living - The Evictables (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    The Evictables

    Evicted Ginger and Amy camp out in the restaurant.

  • It's a Living - Nancy's Birthday Party (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Nancy's Birthday Party

    The girls decide to give Nancy a birthday party.

  • It's a Living - Richie's Sculpture (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Richie's Sculpture

    Jan unknowingly sells a valuable sculpture for $250.

  • It's a Living - The Oil Show (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    The Oil Show

    Sonny buys what he believes is oil-rich land.

  • It's a Living - Critic's Choice (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Critic's Choice

    Nancy will do anything for a good restaurant review.

  • It's a Living - Farewell, My Sonny (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Farewell, My Sonny

    A meeting of a mystery society results in murder.

  • It's a Living - The Dot and Howard Show (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    The Dot and Howard Show

    Nancy tries to squelch Dot and Howard's romance.

  • It's a Living - Family Feud (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Family Feud

    Dot's mother and Jan's father go on a blind date.

  • It's a Living - Night at the Iguana (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Night at the Iguana

    Sonny and the girls are stranded in a bizarre motel.

  • It's a Living - Nancy's Sister (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Nancy's Sister

    Nancy's man-hungry, estranged sister arrives.

  • It's a Living - Surprise (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Surprise

    The girls think Jan's husband is dating Ginger.

  • It's a Living - The Reunion Show (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    The Reunion Show

    Jan's old flame comes for her high-school reunion.

  • It's a Living - The Bar (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    The Bar

    Jan, Dot, Amy and Ginger hunt men in a singles bar.

  • It's a Living - The Roof Show (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Roof Show

    Sonny accidentally locks himself on the roof.

  • It's a Living - The Mann Act (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    The Mann Act

    Sonny thinks his latest girl's beau is after him.

  • It's a Living - America's Sweetheart (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    America's Sweetheart

    Dot's cartoonist boyfriend puts her in his strip.

  • It's a Living - Jump (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Jump

    A scene from Dot's acting class becomes reality.

  • It's a Living - Dinner With Deedee (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Dinner With Deedee

    Jan stretches the truth for a high-school rival.

  • It's a Living - Puppy Love (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Puppy Love

    Dot finds she cannot keep her new puppy.

  • It's a Living - The Jerks (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    The Jerks

    The girls recall the misfit men they've known.

  • It's a Living - Oddest Couple (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Oddest Couple

    Cassie rooms with Sonny until she can find a condo.

  • It's a Living - Jewel Heist (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Jewel Heist

    Dot attempts to save a princess from jewel thieves.

  • It's a Living - The Doctor Danny Show (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    The Doctor Danny Show

    Nancy is reluctant to have a needed operation.

  • It's a Living - Jealous Wife (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Jealous Wife

    A woman accuses Cassie of taking her husband.

  • It's a Living - Gender Gap (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Gender Gap

    A man is hired after suing for sexual discrimination.

  • It's a Living - Eleven Angry Men and Dot (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Eleven Angry Men and Dot

    Everyone is overworked when Dot has jury duty.

  • It's a Living - Hail to the Chief (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Hail to the Chief

    The president is coming to the restaurant.

  • It's a Living - The Wedding Show (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    The Wedding Show

    Assorted mishaps plague Jan's wedding day.

  • It's a Living - The Prom Show (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    The Prom Show

    The band doesn't show for a prom at the restaurant.

  • It's a Living - From Russia With Love (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    From Russia With Love

    A Soviet track star defects in the restaurant.

  • It's a Living - Jan's Engagement (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Jan's Engagement

    A handsome repairman proposes to Jan after one date.

  • It's a Living - I Write the Songs (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    I Write the Songs

    A record-company executive "discovers" Sonny.

  • It's a Living - Desperate Hours (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Desperate Hours

    Terrorists seize the restaurant.

  • It's a Living - Amy Big Girl Now (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Amy Big Girl Now

    Amy's father demands she come back home to Texas.

  • It's a Living - Cassie's Cowboy (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Cassie's Cowboy

    A suave millionaire sweeps Cassie off her feet.

  • It's a Living - Harassed (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Harassed

    Amy receives gifts from an explicit secret admirer.

  • It's a Living - A Farewell to Arm (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    A Farewell to Arm

    Jan's arm is stuck in a wall just before a big date.

  • It's a Living - Strange Bedfellows (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Strange Bedfellows

    An ailing girl inspires depressed Dot.

  • It's a Living - Horsing Around (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Horsing Around

    Jan overhears two men fixing a horse race.

  • It's a Living - Falling in Love Again (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Falling in Love Again

    Maggie dates the director of Dot's theater group.

  • It's a Living - The Garden of Countess Natasha (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Garden of Countess Natasha

    Dot gives up her job for a part in a play.

  • It's a Living - Young Love (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Young Love

    Maggie's brother falls for Jan.

  • It's a Living - Jealousy or: Mildred Fierce (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Jealousy or: Mildred Fierce

    The waitresses try to reunite Dennis and his wife.

  • It's a Living - Mann Is Mann (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Mann Is Mann

    The fiancee of Sonny's brother makes a pass at Sonny.

  • It's a Living - Off the Top (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Off the Top

    New owners may make the restaurant a health club.

  • It's a Living - Second Time Around ... Almost (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Second Time Around ... Almost

    Jan's ex-husband (Dennis Dugan) returns.

  • It's a Living - The Wedding (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Wedding

    An old beau of Cassie's reappears as a bridegroom.

  • It's a Living - Of Mace and Men (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Of Mace and Men

    Dot feels guilty after disabling a mugger.

  • It's a Living - All My Son (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    All My Son

    A woman claims Sonny is her child's father.

  • It's a Living - Boys of Summer (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Boys of Summer

    The waitresses become involved with a baseball team.

  • It's a Living - You're Not Old, You're Fired (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    You're Not Old, You're Fired

    Nancy loses her job because of her age.

  • It's a Living - R-E-S-P-E-C-T (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    Lois' daughter lies about her in a school paper.

  • It's a Living - Kids (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Kids

    Lois finds a porno magazine in Ellen's things.

  • It's a Living - Our Man Barry (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Our Man Barry

    Dot and Vicki eye the same man; guest Susan Ruttan.

  • It's a Living - Making the Grade (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Making the Grade

    A professor Jan dated threatens to fail her.

  • It's a Living - Up on the Roof (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Up on the Roof

    A fire traps patrons in the restaurant.

  • It's a Living - Cassie's Punctured Romance (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Cassie's Punctured Romance

    A handsome Venezuelan dumps adoring Cassie.

  • It's a Living - Super-Mom (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Super-Mom

    Jan tries to pay for her daughter's dance classes.

  • It's a Living - The Lois Affair (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Lois Affair

    Lois is reunited with her high-school sweetheart.

  • It's a Living - Fallen Idol (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Fallen Idol

    Vicki's visiting father has a fling with Nancy.

  • It's a Living - Roomies (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Roomies

    Cassie reluctantly agrees to take in homeless Vicki.

  • It's a Living - The Intruder (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Intruder

    A burglar invades the waitresses' slumber party.

  • It's a Living - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Pilot

    Vicki's innocence loses her a man.

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