Tom Hanks…in Spanx?

(Above: Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari in ‘Bosom Buddies.’ Source: Decades YouTube video)

Bosom Buddies, a drag comedy series starring a young Tom Hanks, will debut today, May 18, on Decades.

The sitcom, which ran originally on ABC for 37 episodes over two seasons (1980-1982), will air weekdays at 4:30 pm ET.

Hanks and Peter Scolari star as co-workers in a big city who can only find an affordable apartment in a female-only building. So Kip and Henry become Buffy and Hildegard.

Bosom Buddies also stars Donna Dixon, Wendie Jo Sperber and Telma Hopkins as neighbors, and Holland Taylor as Kip and Henry’s ad agency boss.

The series is not on any streaming service, although you can find episodes on Dailymotion.

Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Bosom Buddies, Decades
(Above: Peter Scolari and Tom Hanks in ‘Bosom Buddies.” Source: Decades. Image: The Everett Collection.)

Decades can be seen free over the air, via an antenna hooked up to your TV set, as well as on many cable systems. For your local channel number, visit Decade’s Where to Watch page.

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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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