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    Brian's Song

    Brian's Song

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    ABC (ended 1971)
    TV movie based on the book by football player Gale Sayers, who befriended Brian Piccolo, who was dying of cancer.
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    Friends (1979)

    Friends (1979)

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    ABC (ended 1979)
    Three eleven-year-old children--black Randy, product of a broken home, Nancy, and leader Pete--grow up in a small California town, dealing with the typical problems of a '70s adolescent. This show was cancelled after five episodes.moreless
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    Cos

    Cos

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    ABC (ended 1976)
    In 1976, after the failure of Bill Cosby's first variety show (The New Bill Cosby Show), he created a new variety show that appealed to a younger audience. This time on ABC instead of CBS, the new show, called Cos, featured a new style of jokes. The background was simply a yellow smiley face with an afro. The show, like The New Bill Cosby Show, flopped and was cancelled after one season.moreless
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    Griff

    Griff

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    ABC (ended 1974)
    Wade "Griff" Griffin is a former police department captain who is called back to service when his son, also a police officer, is murdered.
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    Most Wanted

    Most Wanted

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    ABC (ended 1977)
    A Quinn Martin Production, Most Wanted was a series about an elite task force unit of the Los Angeles Police Department, concentrating exclusively on criminals on the Mayor's most-wanted list. By taking on one case at a time and cutting through normal red tape, Captain Linc Evers and his two assistants were able to track down the city's most dangerous criminals, often by use of daring undercover work. The series was number 7 in the ratings but due to political pressure and the violence by police in LA at the time, the series was cancelled.moreless
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    Adam's Rib

    Adam's Rib

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    ABC (ended 1973)
    Married attorneys on opposite sides in the courtroom find it difficult not to bring their work home with them in this romantic comedy series based on the classic Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy film Adam's Rib. Assistant District Attorney Adam Bonner (Ken Howard) frequently clashes head-on with his wife, Amanda (Blythe Danner), a junior partner in an established law firm. But no matter how heated their arguments, Adam and Amanda never lose sight of their deep and abiding love for each other—even as they continue the hilarious, never-ending battle of the sexes that has raged ever since God created Eve from Adam's Rib. This show was created by part of the team responsible for the hit broadway musical "1776" - Director Peter H. Hunt, and Writer Peter Stone; and featured two of its stars, Howard and Danner - who had played Tom and Martha Jefferson in the play. This series was the next project the four worked on after completing the 1776 film in 1972.moreless
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    Get Christie Love

    Get Christie Love

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    ABC (ended 1975)
    Get Christie Love followed the adventures of a black, female, undercover police detective on the Los Angeles Police Department (Special Investigations Division). The pilot was an ABC Movie Of The Week(1-22-74) and based on the novel The Ledger by Dorothy Uhnak.moreless
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    The Val Doonican Show

    The Val Doonican Show

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    ABC (ended 1971)
    British variety show
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    The Man and the City

    The Man and the City

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    ABC (ended 1972)
    The Man And The City starred Anthony Quinn as the widowed mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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    Korg: 70,000 B.C.

    Korg: 70,000 B.C.

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    ABC (ended 1975)
    Korg: 70,000 B.C. was yet another entrant in the prehistoric kid show derby. Hanna-Barbera produced this half-hour live-action series that showed the struggle for survival in a primitive world as seen through the experiences of a Neanderthal family living in the year 70,000 B.C. Alongside his wife Mara and brother Bok, patriarch Korg raised a family of three children—boys Tane and Tor and girl Ree. Helped along by the narration of famed character actor Burgess Meredith , the program showed how the everyday lives and adventures of a typical family would be played out against the backdrop of the prehistoric era. The American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History both consulted on this program in an effort to make it more authentic. Viewers, however, preferred to get their prehistoric fill from this show's more danger-based competitors, and Korg: 70,000 B.C. disappeared after only one season.moreless
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    Mission: Magic

    Mission: Magic

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    ABC (ended 1975)
    Welcome to the Mission: Magic guide at TV.com Magical teacher, Miss Tickle and her "Adventurers' Club meet everyday after school for meetings and go on exciting adventures with rock `n' roll troubleshooter Rick Springfield,who always contacts them on an old-fashioned grammaphone, then Miss Tickle summons her cat,Tut Tut and draws a magic door on the writing board which sends she and her Adventurers' class (consisting of Franklin, Kim, Socks, Vinnie, Kim, and Harvey) and meet Rick with his owl, Tolamy. Rick Springfield wrote performed all the songs in the series.moreless
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    Get It Together

    Get It Together

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    ABC (ended 1970)
    Get it Together was a show where the most current bands performed their latest hit songs in front of a teen audience. It was based on the premise of American Bandstand.moreless
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    Animals, Animals, Animals

    Animals, Animals, Animals

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    ABC (ended 1981)
    Animals, Animals, Animals was an informational children's program that was part of ABC's Sunday morning lineup. In each episode, one type of animal would be featured in skits, stories, a song written and sung by Lynn Kellogg (who also did the theme song) & commentary by ABC News reporter Roger Caras. Hal Linden hosted this show at the same time he was starring in "Barney Miller," also on ABC. This series was produced by the same people who created "Make A Wish."moreless
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    This is Tom Jones

    This is Tom Jones

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    ABC (ended 1971)
    Welcome to the This is Tom Jones guide at tv.com

    Welsh singer Tom Jones starred in his own variety series titled,This Is Tom Jones which was filmed in both Los Angeles and London, England. Performances by artists from every genre, Rock, Country, Jazz, Gospel and other types of music, this hour of entertainment brought us some of the most unusual performances on TV. At the end of each show Tom's Welsh parting words were, "Gwyn eich byd a dymunaf i chwi lawenydd bob amser" ("May you always be well and be happy"), became the Jones signature for bidding an audience good night.

    The dates listed in this guide are the ABC (American Broadcasting Company) air dates.moreless
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    Fangface & Fangpuss

    Fangface & Fangpuss

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    ABC (ended 1980)
    Fangface!! Every 400 years, a baby werewolf is born into the Fangsworth family, and so when the moon shined on little Sherman Fangsworth, he changed into.. Fangface the werewolf! Only the sun can change him back to normal. And so little Fangs grew up and teamed up with three daring teenagers: Kim, Biff and Puggsy, and together they find danger, excitement, and adventure! Who can save the day? Who can wrong the rights and right the wrongs? None other than Fangface!" Fangface & Fangpuss was the second season of the series, and it aired as part of The Plastic Man Comedy Adventure Show. Adding its own baby character to coincide with Plastic Man's Baby Plas, season two provided little more than a cosmetic change in the form of Baby Fangs/Fangpuss (whose character premiered at about the same time as Scrappy-Doo). The stories were the same style as the first season, but the episodes were shortened to no more than 15 minutes, leaving half the time of the first season for evil to be thwarted and comedic timing to be delivered. Characters: Sherman Fangsworth is a cowardly young man, but when shown a picture of the moon, he transforms into the brave and often misdirected Fangface, creating slapstick hijinks while thwarting the plans of those who seek profit and world domination through greed and evil. Biff is the leader of the gang, a young man who looks and acts little different from Josie and the Pussycats' Alan (also voiced by Jerry Dexter) and Scooby-Doo's Fred. He often comes up with the intelligent plans the gang uses to get out of whatever jam they get themselves into, and those plans pretty much always involve changing Sherman into Fangface. He also seems to be the only member of the group who knows how to drive... then again, you never really saw anyone other than Fred driving the Mystery Machine, did you? Kim is the solitary female member of the group. Witty and beautiful, this young lady comes up with many a plan herself, and she carries with her the photographs of the sun and the moon which are used to transform Sherman into Fangface and back. Puggsy, Sherman's best friend, is the group' wise guy. Short, stout, and with a fuhgedaboudit demeanor, Puggsy has the most negative attitude of the gang, but that comes mostly from his bad luck and constant run-ins with Fangface, who upon transforming always wants to maul or eat Puggsy before remembering the task at hand. Baby Fangs, who was introduced from out of nowhere in season 2, is Sherman's infant cousin who, despite the tellings of the introductory legend, is afflicted with the same family curse as Sherman. A curious and innocent child, Baby Fangs often draws his cousin and friends into trouble, but after transforming into Fangpuss, he often helps Fangface get them out of it (and has the same fondness for nibbling on Puggsy).moreless
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    Assignment Vienna

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    ABC (ended 1973)
    A man with a past and a sometime career as a U.S. agent of a Washington-based organization works with Interpol and other European agencies to eliminate international crime. This was one of three shows rotating under the umbrella title The Men. The other two shows were Jigsaw and The Delphi Bureau.moreless
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    The Julie Andrews Hour

    The Julie Andrews Hour

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    ABC (ended 1973)
    "Stylish," "Classy," "Imaginative" and "Inventive" are just some of the adjectives critics used to describe this lavish musical variety show when it made its auspicious television debut. British impresario Sir Lew Grade had tried for three years to woo box-office superstar Julie Andrews and get her to commit to a weekly television series. When she finally agreed in 1972, "THE JULIE ANDREWS HOUR" premiered to great critical acclaim and a passionate and very loyal audience. Every week, with the help of popular guest stars, brilliantly staged production numbers and a top rate production team; Julie hosted a delightful and often very diversified variety hour. Early on, ABC execs were mystified about the show's low ratings. Certainly the 10 p.m. time slot was a bit too late for many of Julie's family based fans. In January the show was moved to an early Saturday night timeslot, but the move was simply too late. Without the fall season blitz of publicity and the luxury of time, the show was unable to build enough momentum and score a larger audience share. After ABC cancelled the program, the show went on to sweep the 25th Annual Emmy Awards. Winning in 7 categories, more than any other variety show that year. Emmy wins included: Outstanding Variety Musical Series awarded to Julie Andrews and producer Nick Vanoff, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety of Music to Director Bill Davis, and 5 other technical awards: Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction or Scenic Design, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Costume Design, Outstanding Video Tape Editing and Outstanding Technical Direction and Electronic Camerawork.moreless
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    Uncle Croc's Block

    Uncle Croc's Block

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    ABC (ended 1976)
    Similar to Saturday Night Live, Uncle Croc's Block was a one-hour animated series that parodied children's animated shows. Charles Nelson Reilly starred as Curt Croc, a children's show host who hated his job.moreless
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    The Associates (1979)

    The Associates (1979)

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    ABC (ended 1980)
    From the makers of Taxi came this ensemble comedy about lawyers, which could have been called Firm. "It revolved around three young law school graduates who had just joined the prestigious firm of Bass and Marshall as associates, beginning their five-to-seven-year trial period. Daughter of a poor New York family, Leslie recently graduated from Columbia, and felt for the oppressed. Bass and Marshall did not usually represent the oppressed. Tucker...was a Midwesterner slightly out of step with his Ivy League Colleagues, a little naive but very charming. Sara was a Boston blueblood, bright as well as sexy. They were all at the mercy of a hierarchy including such oddballs as formidable but slightly dotty Senior Partner Emerson Marshall...and dedicated junior partner Eliot Streeter, who had only one goal -- to take over the firm...Counterpointing all this class was Johnny Danko, the 21-year-old mailboy, whose only goal was to make time with beautiful chicks." (Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present) The second John Jay Osborn, Jr. novel to loosely make the transition to television in as many years (after The Paper Chase), The Associates was the best-reviewed new sitcom to hit the air in the fall of 1979. It was also one of the shortest-lived when ABC, suffering a huge fall from grace thanks to the defection of head programmer Fred Silverman to NBC and the inability to find a replacement who knew how to put a schedule together (hello, Tony Thomopoulos), ditched it after five low-rated telecasts. The problem? It wasn't holding the audience of its misfiring (and hideously retooled) lead-in, Mork & Mindy. Why it was expected to, who knows -- they had a quasi-Mork & Mindy spin-off called Out of the Blue that would have better served that purpose. While you can take a guess what other critically-acclaimed sitcom in the post-Three's Company slot would have made a great match with The Associates, keep in mind this was also the year the network brilliantly decided to move Laverne & Shirley far away from Happy Days and dump the six-episode-old Three's Company spin-off, The Ropers, on Saturday. By 1980, ABC -- now the #2 network after a three-year run at the top -- had overhauled almost every night on their lineup, and decided to give the guys at Bass & Marshall another chance -- this time after Barney Miller. That second chance amounted to four more low-rated telecasts before they threw the book at the show. "You're young, you got money You should be feeling fine But something is not quite working And it's messing up your mind I know, ain't it butch With your fancy suits and shoes There's a name for your condition It's called the Wall Street Blues Yes, those young lawyer blues" Theme song "Wall Street Blues" written by Albert Brooks performed by B.B. King The Associates is a John Charles Walters Production, in association with Paramount Television Broadcast History ----------------- Sep 1979-Oct 1979, Sun 8:30-9:00 Mar 1980-Apr 1980, Thu 9:30-10:00 First telecast: September 23, 1979 Last telecast: April 17, 1980 Show type: Multi-Camera Sitcom Number of episodes: 13 Media: 35mm filmmoreless
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    Grape Ape

    Grape Ape

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    ABC (ended 1977)
    Grape Ape is a 40 feet tall (that's about 13 metres) purple gorilla that always wore the same clothes: a cap, a green jacket and a bow tie. Most of his statements end with him repeating his name twice ("Grape Ape. Grape Ape."). His best friend is Beegle Beagle, a normal-sized white dog. Along with his canine companion, Grape Ape travels around the world in search for adventure and usually finding themselves in all sorts of wacky situatons. Grape Ape first appeared on TV as part of the "Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show" (which ran on ABC between 1975-1976). He then appeared in his very own half hour show in 1977 and was a regular on "Scooby Doo's All Star Laff-a-lympics" as a member of the Yogi-Yahooeys between 1978-1980.moreless
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