Love on a Rooftop
September 6, 1966 – April 6, 1967
Love on a Rooftop was an American sitcom about a newlywed couple, Dave and Julie Willis, and their humorous struggles to survive in San Francisco on Dave's apprentice architect's salary of $85.37 a week. Matters were complicated by the fact that Julie's rich father did not approve of their less than luxurious lifestyle and often took it upon himself to try to improve it, much to Dave's chagrin.
The series was produced by Screen Gems, the production company behind shows such as Gidget, Bewitched, and I Dream of Jeannie. It premiered on September 6, 1966 on ABC and stars Pete Duel, credited at the time as Peter Deuel, and Judy Carne in the leads. Also in the regular cast were Rich Little and Barbara Bostock as the Willis’ neighbors, and Herb Voland and Edith Atwater as Julie's parents. All thirty episodes of the series were filmed in color.
Despite having better ratings than That Girl, another ABC series that premiered that year and went on to have a five-year run, Love on a Rooftop was cancelled at the end of its first season. However, both Judy Carne and Pete Duel continued with their television careers - she, as a regular on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, which ended when she left the series in late 1969 - and he co-starring in Alias Smith and Jones, which ended shortly after his death in 1971.
During the summer of 1971 (when Duel was starring in Alias Smith and Jones), ABC re-broadcast Love On a Rooftop. However, the series was never sold into syndication and has not been seen on television since. It has been cited as an influence on 1990's sitcom Dharma and Greg.