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    Empire

    Empire

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    ABC (ended 2005)
    Empire is a historical mini-series set in 44 BC around the time Julius Caesar is assassinated. The show focuses on Octavius (Santiago Cabrera, Haven) , adopted son and nephew of Julius Caesar, and Tyrannus (Jonathan Cake, Inconceivable), a disgraced former gladiator who is sworn to protect Octavius. The mini-series started with a reported $50 million budget, and shrunk down to $32 million after the series was cut from eight down to six episodes, along with other cost-cutting. The show has faced numerous set-backs, including fire destroying sets. It was filmed entirely on location in Rome and South Central Italy.moreless
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    Battlestar Galactica

    Battlestar Galactica

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    ABC (ended 1979)
    Opening Narration: (Used on the video version of "Saga of a Star World") "There are those who believe... that life here... began out there. Far across the universe. With tribes of humans... who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians... or the Toltecs... or the Mayans... that they may have been the architects of the Great Pyramids... or the lost civilizations of Lemuria... or Atlantis... Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man... who even now fight to survive... far, far away amongst the stars..." -- read by Patrick Macnee. Alternate Narration: (TV Version of "Saga of a Star World")
    "There are those who believe... that life here... began out there. Far across the universe. With tribes of humans... who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians... or the Toltecs... or the Mayans... that they may have been the architects of the Great Pyramids... or the lost civilizations of Lemuria... or Atlantis... Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man... who even now fight to survive... somewhere beyond the heavens" -- read by Patrick Macnee. Short Narration: (Episodes 4-11, 19, 23-24)
    "There are those who believe... that life here... began out there. Far across the universe. With tribes of humans... who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians... or the Toltecs... or the Mayans... Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man... who even now fight to survive... somewhere beyond the heavens" -- read by Patrick Macnee. Closing Narration: (Episodes 3-24)
    "Fleeing from the Cylon Tyranny, the last Battlestar, Galactica, leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest. A shining planet, known as Earth" -- read by Lorne Greene.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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    Defying Gravity

    Defying Gravity

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    ABC (ended 2009)
    This show takes place in the near future and focuses on the lives of eight astronauts from five different countries on a six-year mission through the solar system. The team is on a mysterious mission that is closely being followed by ground personnel. Each episode is divided between the present mission and flashbacks that show the selection process each astronaut went through to become part of the project.moreless
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    Roots: The Next Generations

    Roots: The Next Generations

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    ABC (ended 1979)
    Continuing the story of Pulitzer-prize winning author Alex Haley's ancestors, this award-winning sequel to Roots picks up the story at the conclusion of the Civil War, and covers the significant historic events that impacted Haley and his family, from Reconstruction and Jim Crow, through World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. The epic account concludes during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s when the author himself tracks down and eventually meets his distant kin in Gambia, West Africa while preparing to write what would become his ground--breaking novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family.moreless
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    Hawk

    Hawk

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    HAWK was a shot-running TV show, a police story with a twist. John Hawk (played by Burt Reynolds) was a full-blooded Iroquois Indian working the night beat for the New York District Attorney's Office with his partner Detective Dac Carter (played by Wayne Grice). Together, the officers will come face to face with crime, murder and racism. The show also had a special effect-it was filmed on location in and around New York City at night, which gave the show a special look. Sadly, only 13 episodes were produced and aired.moreless
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    Honey West

    Honey West

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    Honey West was the first female detective to be featured in a weekly American television series. The pilot for this show was an episode of Burke's Law (Who Killed The Jackpot? 4-21-65). Based on the Honey West novels by G.G. Fickling. Honey West inherited the family detective business from her late father. Her partner, Sam Bolt, was also included in the deal. The love of Honey's life was her pet ocelot, Bruce.moreless
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    The Whole Truth

    The Whole Truth

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    ABC (ended 2011)
    In Jerry Bruckheimer's latest legal drama, Manhattan's toughest team of District Attorneys face New York City's most up-and-coming defense firm. Tough cases are battled out - The Prosecution serves justice to the victims of crimes and the Defense protects those who have been accused, both innocent and guilty. The Prosecution is lead by Kathryn Peale (Maura Tierny)and the Defense is headed up by Jimmy Brogan (Rob Morrow). The pair battle it out in high-profile criminal cases in the court room. No one knows exactly what will happen until we learn The Whole Truth.moreless
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    Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett

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    ABC (ended 1955)
    The classic Walt Disney series featuring the life of Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, starring Fess Parker (Daniel Boone) and Buddy Ebsen (Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones) as the legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett and his best friend, Georgie Russell.

    The series followed their adventures through the Indian Wars, Davy's tenure in Congress, travels down the Missisippi River, and the last stand at the Alamo.

    The five episodes of the series aired as segments of "Disneyland"; in 1954 and 1955. Later, they were re-edited and packaged into the theatrical releases Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier and Davy Crockett and the River Pirates. In 1989, Disney launched a revival series, with Tim Dunigan and Gary Grubbs. Though good in its own right, it never reached the popularity of the original Fess Parker episodes.

    The popularity of the shows made the "Ballad of Davy Crockett" a chart-topping single and inspired children across the country to sport coonskin caps.moreless
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    The D.A.

    The D.A.

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    ABC (ended 2004)
    District Attorney David Franks (Steven Weber) is young, charismatic, ambitious – with his eyes fixed firmly on the governor's office. A relentless careerist, he times all his best moves to break on the evening news. By contrast, David's idealistic, relentless, no-holds-barred chief investigator, Mark Camacho (Bruno Campos), is a throwback who lives for the law and won't stop short of the truth. Colleagues one minute and opponents the next, David and Mark lead a group of remarkably true-to-life professionals – and deeply flawed personalities – in the pursuit of justice. The crimes they investigate and the suspects they break are headline-making career-builders. But self-interest, grudges, private vendettas and illicit affairs simmer just below the polished public face of this District Attorney's Office. Each week "The D.A." captures the tension, vigor and gritty in-fighting, as imperfect people struggle for perfect justice. "The D.A." stars Steven Weber ("Wings") as David Franks, Bruno Campos ("ER") as Mark Camacho, J.K. Simmons ("Oz") as Joe Carter, Sarah Paulson ("What Women Want") as Lisa Patterson and Aunjanue Ellis ("Undercover Brother") as Ellen Baker. James Duff ("Enterprise") is writer and executive producer. Greer Shephard ("Popular") and Michael M. Robin ("Popular"), who also directs, are executive producers of the series. Former Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti serves as a consultant on the show, which is a production of The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Bros. Television Production Inc. Former L.A. district attorney Gil Garcetti also serves as consultant on the series, which ABC plans to air as a four-hour "event" in the spring. ABC Broadcast History March 2004 - April 2004 -- Fridays 10:00 PMmoreless
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    My Generation

    My Generation

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    ABC (ended 2010)
    Based on a Scandinavian series, this documentary-style project follows a group of friends as they flash back and forth from present-day life to ten years ago when they were seniors in high school. The documentary follows the class of 2000 at Austin, Texas' Greenbelt High through their last year of high school. Ten years later, the documentary team has caught up with these individuals and where they are now.moreless
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    The Hot Zone

    The Hot Zone

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    ABC
    Set in 2006 at the only military hospital that provided surgical care for all of Southern Afghanistan, this medical procedural will show the lives of the resident doctors and nurses from Canada, America, the U.K. and other allied countries as they try to navigate the operating table and the conflicts that surround them constantly.moreless
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    Forever

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    ABC
    NYC Medical Examiner Dr. Henry Morgan has a secret, one that only he and his best friend/confidant Abe know. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to find the answer to his own immortality, a mystery that has eluded him for 200 years. His new partner, Detective Jo Martinez, is very impressed by his remarkable observation skills. Each week, layers of Henry’s interesting past will be revealed through a new case and the budding friendship between him and Jo.moreless
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    The Winds of War

    The Winds of War

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    ABC (Mini-Series 1983)
    1983 award-winning miniseries based on Herman Wouk's novel which follows the family of Victor 'Pug' Henry as they observe the beginning of WWII from around the world.
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    Brat Camp (US)

    Brat Camp (US)

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    ABC (ended 2005)
    Brat Camp follows nine families as they make one of the toughest choices and send their out of control teens to SageWalk, The Wilderness School, in Oregon. When faced with teens who do not follow the house rules, and are cursing, partying, and getting in to fight,s these parents are at their wits end and make the decision to do what they feel is best for their child and they will have to realize that this is just tough love.moreless
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    Miracle Workers

    Miracle Workers

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    ABC (ended 2006)
    The "Miracle Workers" are composed of an elite team of physicians who employ revolutionary new medical treatments and techniques. Each week the show follows a single patient as they receive treatment for a serious medical condition making what was once thought of as impossible to possible.moreless
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    The Ten Commandments

    The Ten Commandments

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    ABC (Mini-Series 2006)
    ABC brings the story of Moses to the small screen with its two-night miniseries, The Ten Commandments. This visual spectacle tells the epic tale of Moses, who was inspired by God to lead the Hebrew people to freedom. Shot on location in Ouarzazate, Morocco, The Ten Commandments offers an authentic portrayal of 13th Century B.C. Egypt.moreless
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    Wonderland

    Wonderland

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    ABC (ended 2000)
    "With millions packed into New York City, there is bound to be a lot getting into your head. Wonderland is a gripping, fast-paced drama about doctors who work in the psychiatric and emergency units at Rivervue Hospital. With personal lives as complex as their patients' minds, the doctors of Rivervue endure joys and sorrows that often mirror the triumphs and tragedies of the afflicted they strive to heal. In the realm of psychiatric medicine, this public, city hospital is the Mecca, and its doctors are among the world's best, brightest and toughest. Shot documentary style, this is television as life, with all of the ebbs and flows that go with it. "moreless
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    Gideon's Crossing

    Gideon's Crossing

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    ABC (ended 2001)
    Andre Braugher (previously of Homicide: Life on the Street) stars as Ben Gideon. An unorthodox doctor of great skill, a unique bedside manner. He heads the experimental oncology ward at a fictional teaching hospital in New England. Inspired by the book "The Measure of Our Days" by Dr. Jerome Groupman, Gideon fights to save the lives of critically ill patients with no where else to turn and tries to inspire the next generation of doctors. Unfortuantely, due to low Nielson's ratings, Gideon's Crossing was cancelled in May 2001. However, this critically acclaimed, and undeniably provocative and sophisticated show, still has a large fan base.moreless
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    Elvis

    Elvis

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    ABC (ended 1990)
    An interesting look at the early years of the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley (Michael St. Gerard). St. Gerard lip-syncs to country singer Ronnie McDowell. Despite overwhelmingly good criticism, the series was cancelled due to poor ratings.moreless
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