Where Is 'The Ted Knight Show' House Located in Marin?

Mid-1980s sitcom was a reworked version of 'Too Close for Comfort,' in which the main character moves from SF to Mill Valley to run the 'Marin Bugler' newspaper. Do you know where his supposed house was?

David Grossman and his team of volunteer docents in the Mill Valley Library's History Room are rarely stumped.

When they were approached late last month to find out the location of the purported home (in the photo and video of the show's opening sequence – both above) of the main character of ABC's short-lived sitcom The Ted Knight Show, they determined that it was not in Mill Valley. The show's storyline had protagonist Henry Rush of the Too Close for Comfort spin-off moving from San Francisco to Mill Valley to take over the Marin Bugler newspaper.

But if it's not in Mill Valley, where is the house located? 

"We're not sure," Grossman says. "We think it's in Marin, but we don't know exactly where."

So we're turning to you. Do you know where this house is located? 

The Ted Knight Show lasted only one season, airing in 1986 but ending when Knight, who had been battling colon cancer, passed away in August 1986. The show had been an update of Too Close for Comfort, which aired from 1980 to 1983 and featured Knight's character Henry Rush as a conservative cartoonist who pens the Cosmic Cow comic strip.

Knight was perhaps best known for playing Ted Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and and Judge Elihu Smails in Caddyshack

If you know where this house is, let us know in the Comments below!


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Alex Horvath April 05, 2013 at 06:53 PM
I should add that when I worked at the Pacific Sun (93-96), we were approached by some TV screenwriters that wanted to spend a day at the Sun because they were putting together a program starring a celebrity that was working at a newspaper based in Mill Valley... I had to burst their bubble and tell them that their idea was not original.
michelle benjamin April 05, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Is it a petaluma house
Naj April 05, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Too Close for Comfort (1980–1986) "Too Close For Comfort" tells the story of the Rush family. Veteran Cartoonist Henry Rush and his wife Muriel, a freelance photographer/housewife, owns a two-story duplex apartment house on 171 Buena Vista Avenue East in the Haight-Asbury section of San Francisco.
Naj April 05, 2013 at 10:34 PM
In late 1985, several changes were made before further episodes were produced, including changing the show's title to The Ted Knight Show (not to be confused with the short-lived 1978 CBS show of the same name). Neither Jackie nor Sara appeared in this season. Henry, Muriel and Andrew move to a house in Marin County, north of San Francisco. Henry leaves the cartoonist profession and becomes editor and 49% owner of a newspaper, The Marin Bugler, while Muriel takes a job with the paper as a photographer. Monroe becomes a reporter-in-training at the paper, and under the Rushes' supervision, proves to be more resourceful than in years past. Hope Stinson (Pat Carroll), owns the other 51% of the Bugler, creating friction with Henry. Lisa Flores (Lisa Antille) was also added to the cast as the Rushes' maid and eventual romantic interest for Monroe. Along with the new title, a new opening was filmed in Marin County.
Born & raised April 15, 2013 at 12:51 AM
In Red Bluff, Ca.


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