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    Vegas

    Vegas

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    ABC (ended 1981)
    Vega$ was about Las Vegas and Dan Tanna. His sports car was a vintage red Thunderbird, he had sexy assistants, there were glamorous settings and his charismatic and wisecracking personality were just a part of this entertaining show. This show premiered on September 20, 1978 and the last episode aired on June 10, 1981. 68 episodes and a pilot episode were filmed. This show never ranked above #25 in the Nielsen Ratings. Vega$ originally aired on Wednesday nights from 10:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.moreless
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    The Mod Squad

    The Mod Squad

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    ABC (ended 1973)
    The Mod Squad involved three hipper-than-hip undercover cops with a touch of menace and plenty of attitude. Younger looking than they were, these three police officers were able to earn the confidence of the bad guys, infiltrate their domain, and then bust their backsides while still looking good. Miami Vice was still a decade away. The Mod Squad paved the way for hip and happening PO-lice on TV!moreless
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    Prey

    Prey

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    ABC (ended 1998)
    Forty thousand years ago, the most advanced species on Earth was wiped out by a powerful new life form... Us. Now another new species has evolved-- stronger, smarter, and dedicated to our annihilation. Leading the fight against them is Dr. Sloan Parker, the bioanthropologist who uncovered their existence. Once again, it's survival of the fittest...and this time we are the Prey. A new, advanced species of humanoids is discovered and the humans must fight for their survival as the new species has more on their agenda than survial. They intend to dominate the planet and eliminate the humans.moreless
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    Automan

    Automan

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    ABC (ended 1984)
    "On a scale of 1 to 10, think of me as... an 11."

    Thus begins the life of Automan and his creator, Walter Nebicher. Nebicher, a computer specialist at Los Angeles Police Department, creates a sophisticated computer program he calls Automan, the world's first fully automatic man. With enough power, the Automan hologram could become solid and "real." Originally, Automan was only able to run at night, his tremendous power requirements given as the explanation, power which was only available after daytime hours. The production reason was that the glowing costume looked better in dark settings. However, this was abandoned within the first few episodes as the effects were refined and Automan donned normal clothing in public, with only small glowing portions visible at the collar and cuffs.

    Automan has a helper called Cursor which creates objects that Automan can manipulate such as the Autocar, Autocopter and Autoplane, as well as creating realistic illusions. Cursor was given its own separate credit (as "himself") in the opening titles.

    Automan can talk to any computer, see and walk through walls and even protect Walter by surrounding him with his "aura."

    As with every superhero, Automan has limitations. His power depends on the electricity available on the grid. If he gets too much input he could also dissolve without notice.

    Supporting characters included Roxanne Caldwell, a young policewoman that Walter is attracted to, Captain Boyd, Walter's cantankerous, computer-hating commanding officer, and Lieutenant Jack Curtis, the only higher-up who has faith in Walter. Boyd constantly calls Nebicher, "Nebbish."

    The series drew inspiration for its effects and premise of a digital being from the 1982 motion picture Tron and used a combination of traditional cel animation and some computer graphics. It was canceled after only 13 episodes, originally airing as a lead-in for Masquerade, another 1983 mid-season series also from executive producer Glen Larson.moreless
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    Making the Band

    Making the Band

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    ABC (ended 2002)
    Making the Band -- the start of O-Town -- the brainchild of teen-pop Svengali Lou Pearlman, the former manager of the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync. Equal parts the Monkees and MTV's The Real World, the show offered viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a boy band, from their first audition to the signing of their first record deal. The show was a modest hit for ABC. More importantly for Pearlman, the show created legions of fans for O-Town before they even released their first album. ABC Broadcast History March 24, 2000----July 13, 2001 MTV Broadcast History January 19, 2002----March 30, 2002moreless
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    60 Minute Man

    60 Minute Man

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    ABC
    John Henderson (David James Elliot, JAG ) became frightened when he snapped back into reality while he stood in the woods over a dead body that looked vaguely familiar to him. John discovers he loses Sixty Minutes out of every day. He suspects that he is a secret agent. Doug White (Doug Hutchison, The X-Files ) is John Henderson's enemy. Produced by Touchtone for the 2006 Season. Chris Brancato, Bert Salke, and Graham Yost are the executive producers. Jon Avnet is the director. The show is being taped in Los Angeles.moreless
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    Six Degrees

    Six Degrees

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    ABC (ended 2007)
    Six Degrees followed the lives of six people as they go about their daily lives without realizing the impact they are having on one another and how all six of their lives are intertwined. Six Degrees received an initial 13 episode order from ABC, however only 8 of these episodes actually aired due to the sudden cancelation.moreless
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    The Nine

    The Nine

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    ABC (ended 2007)
    Nine people learn they share a common bond that was forged when they lived through a 52-hour hostage standoff during a bank robbery that changed their lives forever. Each episode begins with a flashback that reveals another 10 minutes of the robbery, and uncovers why and how these nine strangers remain linked to each other. The Nine was created by Hank Steinberg and K.J. Steinberg for ABC. Alex Graves and Hank Steinberg are executive producers.moreless
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    The Green Hornet

    The Green Hornet

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    ABC (ended 1967)
    Welcome to The Green Hornet guide at TV.com. The Green Hornet debuted shortly after the 1966 Batman TV Series and was produced by the same company. Whereas Batman was known for its heavy camp and semi-comedic storytelling, The Green Hornet took a more serious and realistic approach to masked crimefighting. However, this may have hurt the show as Batman is easily recalled by many for the outlandish villains such as the Joker and the Riddler, but The Green Hornet featured the protagonists battling against various "normal" criminals with no odd gimmicks. Despite only lasting one season, The Green Hornet has amassed a cult following, most likely because of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, who made his American television debut on the show. "Another challenge for the Green Hornet, his aide Kato, and their rolling arsenal, the Black Beauty. On police record, a wanted criminal, The Green Hornet is really Britt Reid, owner/publisher of The Daily Sentinel. His dual identity known only to his secretary and to the District Attorney. And now, to protect the rights and lives of decent citizens rides the Green Hornet!" -Narration from the opening creditsmoreless
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    666 Park Avenue

    666 Park Avenue

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    ABC
    666 Park Avenue follows a couple who are offered the opportunity to manage the historic building, The Drake. But it's not what it seems. They learn that all of their needs and desires will be met courtesy of the building's mysterious owner, Gavin Doran (Terry O'Quinn). But every Faustian contract comes with a price. The Drake maintains a dark hold over all of its residents, tempting them through their ambitions and desires, in this chilling new drama that's home to an epic struggle of good versus evil.moreless
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    Lawman (1958)

    Lawman (1958)

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    ABC (ended 1962)
    Dan Troop is the new marshall in Laramie, Wyoming. He quickly hires Johnny McKay as his deputy, and together they work to clean up the town. Each week, the two lawmen are engaged in helping the citizens solve problems, fight injustice, and keep peace. Dan is tall, taciturn, and has the highest moral standards. Johnny tries hard to live up to Dan's example. After the first year, Lily Merrill opens the Bird Cage Saloon, and soon the three lonely people form a bond, much as a family, looking out for one another's interests. This western was a highly professional show in the midst of a time when formula westerns were the norm. It ran four years before it was cancelled.moreless
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    Resurrection

    Resurrection

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    ABC (ended 2015)
    ABC really goes that one step further with this series. It examines what will happen when those loved ones, people you cared for or even may be your pet, suddenly one morning stand at your front door...The little town of Arcadia is changed forever...moreless
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    Zorro

    Zorro

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    ABC (ended 1959)
    In 1919, a novelist named Johnston McCulley wrote a book entitled The Curse of Capistrano, which starred a fantastic swordsman named Zorro. McCulley had no idea what a phenomenon he had created. Zorro, a.k.a. Don Diego de le Vega (Originally known as Don Diego Vega) was a masked hero, fighting tyranny in Spanish California. In "The Mark of Zorro" starring Douglas Fairbanks (1920), and later a remake starring Tyrone Power, Zorro proved that he was not limited to novels. Actually, he and the screen were made for each other. Yet Zorro had yet to reach his peak. The character became a true classic when Walt Disney created a television series, starring Guy Williams as Don Diego/Zorro. This version was quite different from the novels. For starters, he was de le Vega instead of Vega. And more importantly, in the book Diego was a great swordsman and everyone knew it! Instead, Diego was cruel and hateful towards the lower classes, making so no one would ever suspect he was Zorro. Walt Disney changed that, and made several other changes as well, creating the Zorro we all know and love. But, after disputes between Disney and ABC, Zorro was cancelled forever, with the exception of a few hour long episodes of "Disneyland" which later became known as "The Wonderful World of Disney." With reruns, and of course The Disney Channel, Zorro was able to ignite another spark of adventure in the hearts of viewers everywhere, young and old. But, with "Vault Disney" having been taken off the air, it seems that again networks have done what Garcia could not, and that is cause Zorro to end his mascarade. But who knows, maybe someday Zorro will get his chance again to ride against tyranny, fighting soldiers and evil-doers for yet another generation. The Zorro theme song used throughout the series was written by Norman Foster (words) and George Bruns (music).moreless
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    Detroit 1-8-7

    Detroit 1-8-7

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    ABC (ended 2011)
    This ABC crime drama, Detroit 1-8-7, (exec-produced by Jason Richman and David Zabel) follows Detective Louis Fitch (Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos) and his fellow police officers as they struggle to keep Detroit crime-free. Originally intended to be shot as a documentary-style show, the format was revamped to remove the fictional film crew altogether.moreless
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    L.A. Dragnet

    L.A. Dragnet

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    ABC (ended 2004)
    From Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, one of television's most successful creators and architect of the long-running Law & Order franchise, comes this modern-day take on the classic police drama. Filmed on locations throughout Los Angeles, this updated version of Dragnet features a group of detectives in the LAPD Robbery/Homicide Squad investigating crimes that could only take place in Los Angeles, one of the world's most glamorous and intriguing cities.

    Within this incredibly diverse landscape, these dedicated cops are relentless when it comes to solving crime. Lieutenant Joe Friday (Ed O'Neill) is a seasoned veteran who has seen it all. Through his voiceovers, viewers will gain insight into the crime investigation process, as well as hear the honest thoughts of a 21st century cop. Although a veteran of the beat, Friday still has the same passion and energy as his younger charges.

    Dragnet will draw storylines from L.A.'s rich crime history, as well as today's headlines. Against the backdrop of economically and culturally diverse neighborhoods, the detectives come up against a group fo criminals who are just as diverse, from diamond thieves and Hollywood movie moguls to street gangs, copycat serial killers, international terrorists and kidnappers.

    Adding a contemporary look to the show is the introduction of a radio-controlled miniature helicopter known as the Flying-Cam, which will provide panoramic views from never-before-seen angles of L.A.'s many neighborhoods. In addition, video technology will also feature prominently in a number of episodes, reflecting society's obsession with the "big brother" world of present day security.

    Dragnet began in 1949 as a radio drama, then moved to television in 1952, running for seven years in its initial incarnation. It resurfaced in 1967 for three more years, starring Jack Webb as the no-nonsense, "just the facts, ma'am" LAPD Sergeant.moreless
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    Dan August

    Dan August

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    ABC (ended 1971)
    Burt Reynolds played Lt. Detective Dan August, which ran for one season before it was canceled. After Burt Reynolds' career took off, to capitalize on his new fame, several episodes were combined into two hour TV movies and re-aired due to the new celebrity of its lead actor. All in all, Dan August was yet just another one of those police/detective shows of the 1970s.moreless
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    The Greatest Show on Earth (1963)

    The Greatest Show on Earth (1963)

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    ABC (ended 1964)
    The Greatest Show On Earth presented stories from the annuals of the Barnum And Bailey Circus.
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    Lucky 7

    Lucky 7

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    ABC (ended 2013)
    In this new series, seven employees at a gas station in Queens who play the lottery every week finally hit the jackpot and discover that while it may solve some problems, it also creates new ones. ABC canceled the series on Friday, October 4, 2013, after it had aired only two episodes. The cancelation was due to low ratings. As of October 4th no plan to air the remaining episodes has been released.moreless
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    Designated Survivor

    Designated Survivor

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    ABC
    A low-level Cabinet member is appointed President after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
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    What About Brian

    What About Brian

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    ABC (ended 2007)
    Welcome to the "What About Brian" guide at TV.com. Brian O'Hara (Barry Watson,"7th Heaven"), at 34, is the last single guy in his group of friends (3 couples at different stages) who live in Los Angeles. They are excited for Brian to join their "club" as married people.

    Couple #1- His best friend, Adam (Matthew Davis,"Legally Blonde") was going to break up with perfect Marjorie (Sarah Lancaster ,"Everwood"), but proposed instead. Couple #2- Brian's sister, Nic (Rosanna Arquette,"Pulp Fiction"), and her boy-toy husband, Angelo (Raoul Bova,"Under the Tuscan Sun"), are trying hard to have kids. Couple #3- The bohemian Dave (Rick Gomez,"Band of Brothers") and Deena (Amanda Detmer,"Kiss the Bride") have three little girls (one is a new baby) and have been married for 13 years. And, like all married people, they can't wait for Brian to join their "club," though they're not exactly sure why.

    In Season 2:Couple #1- His best friend, Adam (Matthew Davis,"Legally Blonde") is now married to Heather/Summer. Couple #2- Brian's sister, Nic (Rosanna Arquette,"Pulp Fiction"), and her boy-toy husband, Angelo (Raoul Bova,"Under the Tuscan Sun"), are having a baby, but Angelo was killed in an automobile accident. Couple #3- The bohemian Dave (Rick Gomez,"Band of Brothers") and Deena (Amanda Detmer,"Kiss the Bride") have three little girls (one is a new baby) and have been married for 13 years, But ae now separated.

    Dave and Brian ran a video game business called Zap Monkey(closes in season 2).

    As for Brian, well, he's holding out hope that one day he'll open the door and be blinded by love.moreless
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