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    The Ex List

    The Ex List

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    CBS (ended 2008)
    20th Century Fox Television brings The Ex List to CBS. When a woman visits a psychic at her sister's bachelorette party, she discovers that she's already dated the man she is destined to marry. She sets out to find out who it is by looking up past loves. She must marry within a year or she will be single forever.moreless
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    The Abbott and Costello Show

    The Abbott and Costello Show

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    CBS (ended 1954)
    The Abbott and Costello show is timeless humor as fresh today as it was 50 years ago. All of Abbott and Costellos classic routines such as 'Whos on first' can be found in this show. This program captures the two when they were at their peak of their comedic poweress. The cast include Mr.Field, Mike the Cop, Stinky, Bacciagalupe and Hillary. These shows stand today as perhaps the finest surviving representation of the art of burlesque comedy.moreless
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    Courting Alex

    Courting Alex

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    CBS (ended 2006)
    Alex Rose (Jenna Elfman) is a successful, single attorney who works with her father Bill (Dabney Coleman) at his law firm. Alex struggles with dating as she looks for love in the big city. Her father would love for her to settle down with her coworker Stephen, who is a star lawyer at the firm and is smitten with her. Alex relies on the advice from her assistant Molly (Jillian Bach), and her charming British neighbor Julian (Hugh Bonneville). This show's former titles were "Everything I Know About Men", and "The Jenna Elfman Show".moreless
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    That's Life

    That's Life

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    CBS (ended 2002)
    That's Life is the story of the adventures of Lydia DeLucca, a 32 year old woman from a close Italian-American family in New Jersey, who decides to start her life over by breaking her lengthy engagement and pursuing the college degree of her dreams.moreless
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    Tattletales

    Tattletales

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    CBS (ended 1984)
    Tattletales was an updated version of the Goodson-Todman game show He Said, She Said, where celebrity couples answered questions about their marriage. As before, the idea was to match responses and win prizes for audience members. But this revision had quite a few differences that made it one of the more respectable hits of the 1970s - and not just with the sometimes outrageous responses that were commonplace in that decade. Tattletales went through two distinct formats during its two runs from 1974-1978 and again from 1982-1984. The one constant, however was that each couple represented a specific section of the 122-member audience - the Red section, the Blue section and the "Bananas" (the Yellow section) and the couple assigned to them would try to win money to be split amongst the audience members of that section by matching responses. The rules were as follows: Format 1 (February to about June 1974): The wives or husbands were onstage while their husbands or wives were secluded in an soundproof room. Host Convy posed a question to the women or men (e.g.: "What's the first thing your husband gripes about in the morning?") and the first to ring in related an appropriate story and a one- or two-word clue she or he believed her or his husband or wife would be able to recognize the story from. Convy then read the question to the husbands or the wives - shown from the isolation room via the television screen - and the clue. The husband or the wife who believed he was being talked about rang in and tried to tell the story. If the correct husband or wife rang in and his or her response was essentially similar, the couple won $100 for their rooting section on 1-Clueword or 2-Clueword worth $50 for their rooting section. After the question had been played twice (with a second set of spouses getting to vie for the cash), Convy asked a "Tattletales Quickie." Here, each spouse was posed a question as before (though usually multiple choice or yes/no). $100 was paid off among the couples who matched. Round 2 was played as before, only now the male or female halves of the couples were brought on stage and the wives or the husbands had to match. At the end of the second round, the couple(s) with the most money earned or split a $1000 bonus ($334 if all 3 tied; $500 for the 2 top money-winners and $1000 for a sole winner). Since several shows were taped at a time, the couples switched rooting sections each day (i.e., the couple who represented the Bananas on Monday would play for the Red or Blue sections on Tuesday and so on). Format 2 (June 1974-rest of run): All questions were now of the "Tattletales Quickies" variety. As before, they could be multiple choice or yes/no, but now they were open-ended; since this was the 1970s and a game show that frequently encouraged double-entendre, there were many wild and outrageous responses and while most of the questions were designed to get laughs (e.g., "Who was at the door the last time your husband answered ... and he was totally in the buff?"), some questions were deadly serious ("Would you allow a 5-year-old boy to take refuge in your home if he said his father hits him?"). Rewards were split this time ($50 for all three couples, $75 if two couples were correct and $150 if just one couple was right) and the rules for winning were also the same. If no couple was right, the pot was carried over to the next question ($300 or $450). Although the final question of the day had $300 available and sometimes additional questions (worth $150 or $300) were played if time allowed. For those who find such matters interesting, the maximum possible payout for a couple was $1750 (which has been achieved as has all 3 couples winning $0 for the entire show). In the 80's version, it wasn't always married couples. Special weeks featured mother-sons (Isabel Sanford and her son racked up $1600 for their rooting section), best friends (all male panel), sisters (all female panel) and television couples (who shared on-stage secrets). Tattletales lived three different lives - twice on CBS (February 1974 to March 1978 and January 1982 to June 1984) and a 1-year run in once-a-week syndication during the 1977-1978 season. During each of the runs, it was traditional for a beautiful young woman to hand Bert the microphone more than once Convy engaged in a passionate liplock! When Bert played the game (on several occassions), it was usually Gene Rayburn who took over the hosting duties. ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE BROADCAST HISTORY of TATTLETALES: February 18, 1974-June 13, 1975 at 4:00-4:30pm on CBS-TV June 16, 1975-August 15, 1975 at 11:00-11:30am on CBS-TV August 18, 1975-November 28, 1975 at 3:30-4:00pm on CBS-TV December 1, 1975-November 4, 1977 at 4:00-4:30pm on CBS-TV November 7, 1977-December 9, 1977 at 3:30-4:00pm on CBS-TV December 12, 1977-March 31, 1978 at 10:00-10:30am on CBS-TV January 18, 1982-June 1, 1984 at 12Noon-12:30pm or 4:00-4:30pm on CBS-TV. On Syndicated from September 12, 1977 to September 3, 1978.moreless
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    Mama

    Mama

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    CBS (ended 1957)
    Mama, based on the stage and screen classics I Remember Mama (which in turn were derived from Kathryn Forbe's bookMama's Bank Account), was a long-running program that dates from the earliest days of network television. Mixing simple humor with some mild dramatic situations, the show centered around the happenings of the Norwegian Hansen family in early 20th century San Francisco. The primary characters were Mama and Papa Hansen and their children, though the extended family was also highlighted. Members of the cast were noted for touring during the short Summer hiatus, giving theatrical performances of episodes around the country.

    For much of its history, episodes of the series were broadcast live (from New York City) and the fragile kinescope copies used for broadcast on the West coast were unsuitable for re-runs or syndication and are now mostly gone. In most cases, the remaining handful of kinescopes belong(ed) to cast members from the series. Any surviving examples of early episodes are very rare.

    The final season of the series (the only episodes to be filmed) was composed of Sunday network broadcasts and others that were later added to regional syndication packages.moreless
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    The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat

    The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat

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    CBS (ended 1997)
    Welcome to The Twisted Adventures of Felix the Cat guide at TV.com.

    They say cats have nine lives, and Felix seems to have been no exception. Nearly thirty-five years after his first show, the wonderful, wonderful cat was meowing his way into the 1990's. CBS was so convinced that Felix should be welcomed aboard the Saturday morning lineup that they rushed out 55 five-second bumpers for the 1994 season. Unable to get a whole show out on time, the network was still able to introduce a new audience to the tricky feline by having him appear between established cartoons. But the proud Felix, for whom confidence was never a problem, marched up to the executive in charge of children's programming and demanded his own show. After all, he'd been a star since the 20's. He wasn't going to play second fiddle to a bunch of grungy, slacker 90's toons with no sense of panache. The network gave in—rumors at the time suggested Felix had a couple of connected guys in his bag of tricks— and in 1995, The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat debuted. The new series echoed its original, jerky 1920's style, where the characters appeared to bounce as they moved (think early Popeye). Responding to its star's demands of high quality, CBS employed Don Oriolo, son of original co-creator Joe Oriolo, as co-executive producer. The cartoon's look may have been an homage to Felix's silent era roots, but this was a Felix of the 90's, and he now had a speaking voice. In these new seven-minute "talkies," Felix employed not only his magic bag of tricks, but also his magic tail, an amazing appendage that could transform itself from a flashlight to a grappling hook to a sword and more, always coming out none the worse for wear. Felix caught on with 90's kids, but not in the same way he had in decades past. After a successful two-season run, the cat retired again, content to kick back and enjoy the royalty checks from all those creepy, eye-shaking clocks.moreless
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    The Goldbergs

    The Goldbergs

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    CBS (ended 1953)
    "Yoo-hoo,Mrs. Bloom" calls each of us to the intimate daily gossip of this warm ethnic family comedy. Gertrude Berg starred in the show and won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of "Molly" the Jewish Mother who cared a lot about everyone.moreless
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    The Archie Show

    The Archie Show

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    CBS (ended 1969)
    Dan Goldwater's famous red-headed teen from the comics comes to animated life in this series, via the Filmation cartoon studio. Some graphic liberties are taken, but for the most part, it was quite faithful to the comics.

    Two Archie cartoons are featured (in which Jughead gains a pet, a big, white sheepdog named Hot Dog). In between was a dance instruction segment (featuring movements no human could do without sustaining a traumatizing injury) followed by a song by the Archies. The show would beget a hit single in 1968, "Bang Shang-A-Lang," released by musical supervisor Don Kirschner on his self-labeled record company. Two bumpers featuring blackouts starring Jughead were also featured.

    The Archie show was so popular the first year that it would spawn a number of new versions, including The Archie Comedy Hour, Archie's Funhouse, Archie's TV Funnies and U.S. Of Archie.moreless
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    Square Pegs

    Square Pegs

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    CBS (ended 1983)
    Square Pegs is the story of a couple of nerdy girls who try to penetrate the "in" crowd at Weemawee High School. It was created by Saturday Night Live alum writer Anne Beatts and the character of Patty is based on her. It'sThe theme song was performed by The Waitresses. Paul Shaffer provided additional music.moreless
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    Hearts Afire

    Hearts Afire

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    CBS (ended 1995)
    Set in Washington, D.C., Hearts Afire focused on the professional and personal relationship of John Hartman, the legislative assistant to aging, conservative Southern senator Strobe Smithers, and Gorgie Anne Lahti, the once globe-trotting but now out-of-work liberal journalist whom John hired as the senator's press secretary. John, the divorced father of two sons, Ben and Elliot, offered to let Georgie Anne and her "mammy," Miss Lulu, live in his home until they could find housing. There was an ulterior motive because, although they were on opposite sides of the political fence and constantly sparred about almost everything, they were physically attracted to one another. Within weeks they were having an affair. Others on the senator's staff were Billy Bob, a childhood friend of Johns, Dee Dee, the sexy but simple-minded receptionist with whom the married senator was having an affair; Mavis, Billy Bob's efficent wife; and Adam, the incompetent office assistant.moreless
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    Apple's Way

    Apple's Way

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    CBS (ended 1975)
    Los Angeles architect George Apple decides to leave the hustle and bustle of big-city life and return to the small town where he grew up, Appleton, Iowa, which was founded by his ancestors. He drags along his wife Barbara, their four children, and Grandpa Alton, all of whom had some difficulty making the adjustment. The idealistic George often increased their difficulties by getting involved with strange causes. This homespun series was created by Earl Hamner Jr. in the wake of his success with The Waltons. It aired Sundays at 7:30 pm on CBS.moreless
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    Flying High

    Flying High

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    CBS (ended 1979)
    Pam, Marcy and Lisa were three attractive airline stewardesses, who worked for Sun West Airlines based in Los Angeles. Their plane was piloted by bumbling ladies' man Captain March, while Raymond was the airline's PR man. One never knew the lives of stewardesses could be so thrilling, as our heroines frequently got into one romantic, adventuresome or humorous scrape after another. History: Sept 1978 - Dec. 78: Fri 10-11 Jan 1979- Tues 10 - 11moreless
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    Pete and Gladys

    Pete and Gladys

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    CBS (ended 1962)
    a spin-off of "December Bride"
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    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

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    CBS (ended 2000)
    first aired date: January 20, 1996 last aired date: August 30, 1997 In the spin-off to the classic Ace Ventura, we see an outlook on the character aside from his appearances in the movies. Ace Ventura is a clowny, cooky, some might even call him crazy, Private Investigator, with a twist. He only helps animals.moreless
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    Flo

    Flo

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    CBS (ended 1981)
    After four seasons as the feisty, hot blooded waitress at Mel's diner on Alice, Flo "Kiss My Grits" Castleberry got her own place to run. While passing through her hometown of Cowtown, Texas, on her way to a job in Houston, she impulsively buys a rundown old roadhouse she remembered from her rambunctious youth and becomes determined to make it a viable business. Not used to being the boss, Flo had her troubles running the place, renamed Flo's Yellow Rose. Earl, the bartender, hated the idea of working for a woman, and Farley was the obnoxious skinflint who held the mortgage. Les was the resident piano player and Randy the mechanic who worked at the garage located next door. Being back home meant spending time with Mama, in whose raucous image Flo was molded, and with an introverted, clutzy sister, Fran; and long-lost best friend Miriam. Wendell was Fran's fiance, the owner of a feed supply business, and Chester was a regular customer at the Yellow Rose.moreless
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    Tequila and Bonetti

    Tequila and Bonetti

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    CBS (ended 1992)
    Modeled after the movie Turner and Hooch, the series followed the adventures of a New York cop in a California beach town. His partner was a dog whose thoughts were voiced for the audience to hear.moreless
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    The Heckle and Jeckle Show

    The Heckle and Jeckle Show

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    CBS (ended 1971)
    Heckle and Jeckle are inseparable magpies (presumedly twin brothers), identical in appearance but distinguishably different in personality. Though both are remarkably witty, there are noticable differences between them, such as Heckle spoke with a Brooklyn (NY) accent, while Jeckle has a refined British accent. Together, they sought to con free meals and shelter especially out of the upper class, who in all honesty, presented little difficulty for the clever and mischievous birds.

    The synopses came from the Big Cartoon Database website. Deepest gratitude to whoever did these synopses!



    CAST:

    Heckle, magpie. Mischievous and witty, a tough bird with a Brooklyn accent.

    Jeckle, magpie. Heckle's twin who is also mischievous and witty, but is more refined and speaks with a British accent.

    Dimwit, hound. A hapless dog who is always the poor "victim" of Heckle and Jeckle.

    Spike, bulldog. Also a victim of the magpies, but tougher than Dimwit.



    YOUR HELP NEEDED! If you have a good screen-grab picture of Spike, I'd love to post it here! Please let me know if you do. Thanks in advance. (I have a screenshot of the dog, which in the comics was unofficially named Chesty. Copy and paste http://www.geocities.com/chris_30040/bulldog.jpg to see the shot, it's from the cartoon "Goony Golfers".

    Of additional note, a 1964 proposed cartoon, "Mechanical Trouble," was storyboarded but never animated.
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    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures

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    CBS (ended 1992)
    Bill and Ted are the lead singers of the would-be rock band "Wyld Stallyns". In the future, the music produced by the "Wyld Stallyns " will unify all the nations of earth, ushering in a new age of peace and groovy prosperity. To ensure Bill and Ted stay on the right path to success, the overseers of the future send an agent, Rufus, to take Bill and Ted through time and meet the most powerful figures in history. Rufus intends to use the time travel technique to help Bill and Ted improve their grades at high school, and in doing so, learn more about the world that, they in the future, will bring peace to. (Providing of course, they don't bring chaos to the time periods they visit, which they always do.) In the eyes of others, this would seem like the ultimate education, but in Bill and Ted's eyes, it is a Most Excellent Adventure!-Austin Muckenthaler.moreless
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    Life With Father

    Life With Father

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    CBS (ended 1955)
    The story of Clarence Day Sr, a stern but loving Victorian father, his wife Vinnie, and their four red-headed sons. -------------- Broadcast History: Nov 1953-May 1954: Sun 7:00 Aug 1954-Dec 1954: Tue 10:00 Jan 1955-Jul 1955: Tue 8:00 ------------------ This half hour sitcom debuted on CBS on 22 November 1953 and lasted three seasons (last telecast on 5 July 1955)moreless
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