Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Whachoo talkin' bout, Maggie?!?

In the seventh season of Diff'rent Strokes, Mr. Drummond marries Maggie, a widow with a young boy played by Dixie Carter.

With ratings dropping, however, NBC decided to cancel the show. Believing that to be the end, Ms. Carter looked for greener pastures. A last minute reprieve from ABC saved the show from cancellation, meaning that the producers had to recast the role of Maggie Drummond. They found their new Maggie in Mary Ann Mobley. The show continued to underperform on ABC and was eventually cancelled; this time for good.