Love, Sydney was an NBC sitcom based on Marilyn Cantor Baker's short story "Sidney Shoor: A Girl's Best Friend", starring Tony Randall, Swoosie Kurtz, Kaleena Kiff, Alan North, Chip Zien, Barbara Bryne and Lynne Thigpen.
The series originally aired as a TV movie on October 5, 1981.
The show aired from October 28, 1981 to June 6, 1983, lasting for two seasons & 44 episodes.
It became the first program on American television to feature a gay character as the central lead although for the series, Sidney's homosexuality was almost entirely downplayed from its subtle yet unmistakable presence in the two-hour pilot.
The show was about a gay man named Sidney who shares an apartment in New York with a woman named Laurie Morgan and her young daughter, Patti.
- Tony Randall as Sidney Shorr
- Swoosie Kurtz as Laurie Morgan
- Kaleena Kiff as Patti Morgan
- Alan North as Judge Mort Harris (1981-1982)
- Chip Zien as Jason Stoller
- Barbara Bryne as Mrs. Gaffney (1982-1983)
- Lynne Thigpen as Nancy (1982-1983)