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9.2/10 TV

Theme music composer  Rik HowardBob Wirth
Final episode date  23 February 1985
Number of seasons  1
8.3/10 IMDb

Genre  Sitcom
First episode date  26 September 1984
Network  NBC
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Created by  Ron LeavittMichael G. Moye
Written by  Al AidekmanFred Fox, Jr.Ron LeavittMichael G. MoyePamela NorrisSandy SprungMarcy Vosburgh
Directed by  Peter BonerzJim DrakeJohn PasquinTony SingletaryArlando Smith
Starring  Jason BatemanCaren KayeTricia CastErnie SabellaDavid GarrisonAdam Sadowsky
Program creators  Michael G. Moye, Ron Leavitt
Cast  Jason Bateman, Caren Kaye, David Garrison, Tricia Cast, Adam Sadowsky
Similar  The Hogan Family, Silver Spoons, Double Trouble, Gimme a Break!, Jennifer Slept Here

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It's Your Move is an American sitcom starring Jason Bateman, Tricia Cast, Caren Kaye, Ernie Sabella, David Garrison, and Garrett Morris. The show originally aired on NBC from 1984 to 1985.


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The show centered on Matthew Burton (Bateman), a teenage scam artist who lived in a Van Nuys, California apartment with his older sister Julie (Cast) and widowed mother Eileen (Kaye). Matt ran various underhanded dealings with his high school friends, especially his sidekick Eli (Adam Sadowsky), such as term paper sales, exam answer keys, and blackmail.

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The status quo of Matthew's world changed forever in the series' pilot, when Norman Lamb (Garrison) moved into the apartment across the hall. A quick-witted but impoverished writer from Chicago, Norman struck up a friendship with Eileen and the two were soon dating. Dismayed that his mother had chosen someone so far beneath her, Matt set upon sabotaging their relationship, but soon finds he has met his match—Norman reveals himself to be cut from the same cloth as Matthew, and foils plot after plot.


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  • Jason Bateman as Matthew Burton
  • Tricia Cast as Julie Burton
  • Ernie Sabella as Lou Donatelli
  • Caren Kaye as Eileen Burton
  • David Garrison as Norman Lamb
  • "The Dregs of Humanity" episode

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    A notable episode was a two-parter entitled "The Dregs of Humanity". In the first half of the episode, Eli loses the school's money that had been trusted to Matt for hiring a band for a school dance. To cover the loss, Matthew crafts the rise and fall of a band—The Dregs of Humanity—and acts as their manager. The fictitious band, which actually consisted of four skeletons stolen from the biology lab (and controlled by strings with a smoke machine to cover them up), is a little too successful and Matthew soon finds himself agreeing to allow Norman an interview with the band for Music Press magazine, figuring that if the truth ever comes out, Norman will be humiliated. The interview only fuels the Dregs' popularity, and this sets up the cliffhanger: the Palladium calls and offers a $20,000 gig for the Dregs. While heretofore willing to let the Dregs retire, the money is too enticing and Matt agrees to the gig.

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    The second installment of the two part episode was scheduled to air the following week, but was preempted by a speech by then-President Reagan.

    In the second part of the episode, Matthew is scrambling to explain why The Dregs failed to show up to a sold-out concert. To make matters worse, Norman is starting to suspect that the band doesn't exist and Matthew gets sued. He finally has the brilliant idea to send the "band" to a watery grave by concocting a story that the "band" drove off a cliff into the ocean. In a later episode, it is revealed that the fake band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    Series changes and cancellation

    The series opened with some positive reception from critics, but its time slot competed with the popular show Dynasty on ABC.

    The series was canceled in early 1985.


    The show was rerun (albeit in edited form) on the USA Network from 1989 to 1992.


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