I need help finding the name of a mini-series part of which I've seen as a kid in the late 80's. It aired on a major network such as ABC or NBC, I'm not sure which... I believe was a weekly show, possibly on a friday or saturday night.
The description of the show shounds a lot like the 90's TV series "earth2" but it is not that show.
The show took place in the future, where Earth was facing a critical situation and could not sustain our population. A team of scientists found another planet light years away that appeared to have the same properties as Earth and a space ship was built and sent to explore this new planet.
I only saw the first couple episodes of this show/mini-series. I remember a crew similar to what you'd see on star trek, except all human, traveling a long journey to this new world. At some point, as the ship was traveling faster than light, one of the young crew members, while on helm duty, intercepted an old radio signal from earth which was broadcasting some rock music and deviated the ship off of it's course in order to keep listening to the signal.
Unfortunately, that is all I remember of this show. I'm pretty sure it aired in the mid to late 80's and was on a major network. As mentionned before, this is not "Earth2".