CBS (ended 1986)





Fresno Fan Reviews (2)

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  • The Kensington had a raisin dynasty and the Canes wanted it. Charlotte Kensington wore Bob Mackey gowns while riding in her chauffuer-driven station wagon: backward and in the rear! The ALL-STAR cast was a who's-who of 80's Hollywood. See it if you can!!

    The cast and comedy of the campy, crazy tale of the Kensington's raisin empire was such a wonderful diversion. Compared to Dallas, Dynasty or Knot's Landing, the story mimics those perfectly. I believe it was way ahead of its' time (ala Desperate Housewives) and could've made it as a regular series. The cast was phenomenal: Carol Burnett .... Charlotte Kensington Dabney Coleman .... Tyler Cane Gregory Harrison .... Torch Teri Garr .... Talon Kensington Charles Grodin .... Cane Kensington Luis Avalos .... Juan Pat Corley .... Earl Duke Valerie Mahaffey .... Tiffany Kensington Anthony Heald .... Kevin Kensington (Boston Public dean) Teresa Ganzel .... Bobbi Jo Bobb (She is hilarious!!)
    Bill Paxton .... Billy Joe Bobb (awesome early performance) Jerry Van Dyke .... Tucker Agajanian Charles Keating .... Charles Melanie Chartoff .... Desiree DeMornay Michael Richards .... 2nd Henchman (Kramer on Seinfeld)
    Jeffrey Jones .... Mr. Acme (Principal in Ferris Bueller)
    Tom Poston .... Doc Parseghian (Newhart show)

    I found it on DVD on e-bay.
  • Fresno, a great mini series that CBS destroyed.

    FRESNO was a parody of 80's primetime soaps that Starred Carol Burnett and Teri Garr.

    This was a very funny series that was ruined by CBS who added a laugh track when the show was rerun.

    The parody premise was based on raisin barons of fresno and spoofed such primetime soaps as Dynasty and Dallas.

    What stank was that CBS preempted the second episode and did not reschedule it. This drove viewers away from this series. Had the show had network support it could have become a huge network hit.

    The cast was superb and the acting great. This is another "Police Squad", another series that was ahead of it's time.