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    Simon & Simon

    Simon & Simon

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    CBS (ended 1988)
    Simon & Simon is a show based on two brothers who just happen to be private investigators. They live and work in San Diego where once a week, for eight seasons, the series revealed the loyality and love they had for one another. "They're more than brothers, they're best of friends." The show was cancelled midway into the eighth season, and it was only in re-runs that the final episodes were ever aired.

    The original theme song for the show was performed by The Thrasher Brothers. Later seasons featured a more contemporary instrumental theme, but used the same music as the original.moreless
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    Chicago Hope

    Chicago Hope

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    CBS (ended 2000)
    This medical drama focuses on the personal and professional trials and tribulations of the medical staff of Chicago Hope Hospital.
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    Designing Women

    Designing Women

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    CBS (ended 1993)
    Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter), Mary Jo Shively (Annie Potts), Charlene Frazier-Stillfield (Jean Smart) and Suzanne Sugarbaker (Delta Burke) are associates at their design firm, Sugarbaker and Associates. Julia Sugarbaker is the owner of Sugarbaker and Associates and is very outspoken and strong-willed. Mary Jo Shively is a divorced single-parent who is just as strong-willed as Julia, but isn't as self-confident. Charlene is the naive and trusting farm girl from Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Suzanne Sugarbaker is the self-centered ex-beauty queen who has a number of wealthy ex-husbands. At the end of Season 5 Delta Burke was fired from the series and Jean Smart left to pursue other goals. Two new characters were introduced: Allison Sugarbaker (Julia Duffy) and Carlene Frazier Dobber (Jan Hooks). Soon, Julia Duffy was taken out of the series and a final cast change brought in Bonnie Jean "B.J." Poteet (Judith Ivey). The series was very successful for CBS, lasting 7 seasons (163 episodes). Reruns from the series continue to air on Lifetime. In 1995, Delta Burke reconciled with the series creators and reprised her role of Suzanne Sugarbaker for the far less successful spin-off Women of the House, which co-starred Teri Garr and Patricia Heaton. Carter, Burke, and Bloodworth-Thomason had all previously worked together on the 1982-83 sitcom Filthy Rich, from which a lot of dialogue in Designing Women was recycled. Nielsen Ratings: (Top 30 or Better) #23 in the 1989- 1990 Season
    #11 in the 1990- 1991 Season
    #6 in the 1991- 1992 Season
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    Hack

    Hack

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    CBS (ended 2004)
    HACK is the story of Mike Olshansky, a disgraced former cop seeking to rebuild his life. After he was discovered taking money from a narcotics crime scene, Mike lost both his badge and his family. He now drives a cab through the streets of Philadelphia to make ends meet, helping his fares with their personal and criminal problems in effort to gain redemption, aided by his former partner-in-crime and on the job, Marcellus Washington, who remains on the force; his next door neighbor, Liz Garza, a former nun turned probation officer; and Jamie Farrell, a young former con man trying to go straight. In May 2004, CBS decided to scrap their Saturday lineup, cancelling fellow Saturday show The District. Hack lasted 2 successful seasons.moreless
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    NYC 22

    NYC 22

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    CBS (ended 2012)
    Created by Robert De Niro, this police drama stars Adam Goldberg, Leelee Sobieski, Tom Reed, Terry Kinney and Stark Sands, and follows the work and personal lives of a group of NYPD rookie cops on the streets of upper Manhattan.moreless
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    Early Edition

    Early Edition

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    CBS (ended 2000)
    Gary Hobson was a regular Chicago stockbroker. One day his wife dumped him and he was forced to move into a hotel room. The next morning, at 6:30 am, a mysterious yellow cat showed up at his front door with tomorrow's edition of the Chicago Sun-Times. From that day on his life was never the same. At first skeptical, Gary started to try saving people's lives and stop disasters from happening. With the help of his friends Chuck and Marissa, Gary became a man with a mission, even though he doesn't know why or how the paper gets to him every morning.

    Early Edition was produced by CBS Productions and TriStar Television for CBS.moreless
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    The Magnificent Seven

    The Magnificent Seven

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    CBS (ended 1999)
    This is the story of seven men, each with his own dark secret, who band together to become known as the Magnificent Seven. They learn from each other as they protect those who can not protect themselves. These men include their leader, Chris Larabee: a man running from the pain of his past, Vin Tanner: a sharpshooter, bounty hunter and fugitive, Nathan Jackson: a former slave turned healer, JD Dunne: the kid of the gang, good with a gun but has little experience with real life, Erza Standish: a gambler and con artist, Josiah Sanchez: a former priest fighting off his personal demons and Buck Willington: a ladies man with a heart of gold. This show is based on the movie series from the 60s and 70s, which was in turn based on the 1954 Japanese film "Seven Samurai" by Akira Kurosawa. This show was cancelled by CBS after the first season and was later renewed thanks to a large internet campaign to save the show. The show was again cancelled halfway through its second season run. CBS agreed to air the remaining six episodes, but due to low ratings CBS only aired two of the reaming six episodes. About a year later, TNN aired the entire series.moreless
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    Vegas

    Vegas

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    CBS (ended 2013)
    Vegas is a drama based on the life of Ralph Lamb, a Las Vegas rancher turned sheriff. After a casino worker is murdered the mayor asks Lamb to investigate. This leads him to his first run in with Chicago mobster Vincent Savino. Lamb turns to family to help him keep Las Vegas safe, his brother Jack and son Dixon work as his deputies. He also teams up with Assistant District Attorney Katherine O'Connell, who lived on the ranch next to him to help keep the streets safe. Vegas is created by Nicholas Pileggi and Greg Walker.moreless
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    The White Shadow

    The White Shadow

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    CBS (ended 1981)
    A knee injury forced Chicago Bulls forward Ken Reeves into retirement and he was talked into a coaching career by his old friend and teammate Jim Willis. That was the premise behind TV's White Shadow. Jim was a principal at Los Angeles' Carver High School, nestled right inside an inner-city, working-class neighborhood…and though Reeves was new to the world of clipboards and de facto paternal responsibilities, coaching soon appeared to be his true calling. The White Shadow was created by TV producer (and big basketball fan) Bruce Paltrow. It was about the sport, of course, but it was also about a growing up in a tough neighborhood at a tough time. The kids on the team had to face drugs, gangs, race hostility, learning disabilities, financial hardship, and more-so it wasn't all towel rattail fights in the locker room. Whatever the dilemma, Coach Reeves figured into the solution, be it through good advice or hands-on intervention. His players trusted him, and given the general mistrust they had for people older than them, that was really saying something. In the 1979-80 season, b-baller Curtis Jackson was shot while standing in a liquor store that was being held up. That was also the year that a load of players "graduated" from high school and moved on…and a new batch of actors came in to take their place. In its third season, the show lightened up--there were less episodes that dealt with serious topics, but the season still had it's moments, such as teacher burnout ("Burnout") and unfair treatment by law enforcement ("Cops"). On the court or off, the young men on the Carver High basketball team were a funny and eclectic group, and their coach, their "white shadow," was always there to lend an assist.moreless
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    Shark

    Shark

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    CBS (ended 2008)
    Sebastian Stark, a charismatic, supremely self-confident defense attorney who, after a shocking outcome in one of his cases and a personal epiphany, brings his cutthroat tactics to the prosecutor's office as the head of the Los Angeles District Attorney's High Profile Crime Unit. A group of young prosecutors are about to have the learning experience of a lifetime because, although Stark is seeking to redeem himself, he has no intention of cooling his underhanded approach to cases just because he's now working for the "good guys."moreless
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    Rawhide

    Rawhide

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    CBS (ended 1966)
    Rawhide is the continuing saga of a group of Texans taking a 3000 head herd of cattle north to market.
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    Picket Fences

    Picket Fences

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    CBS (ended 1996)
    From award winning producer David E. Kelley ("Ally McBeal", "The Practice" and "Boston Legal") comes Picket Fences, a story of a small town sherrif trying to maintain the town & his family.

    Sherrif James Brock (Tom Skerrit) is trying to maintain the small town of Rome, Wisconin. His wife Jill (Kathy Baker) is the doctor of the town, daughter Kimberley (Holly Marie Combs), from a previous marriage of Jimmy, is the level headed student growing up in Rome. Jimmy and Jill have two other children, Matthew (Justin Shenkarow) and Zach (Adam Wylie).

    Trying his best to keep the town in order, Judge Henry Bone (Ray Walston) rules the court room and while he doesn't always stick to the law, he does what is best for the town. Making Judge Bone's job harder is lawer Douglas Wambaugh (Fyvush Finkel), a friend of Judge Bone but an enemy in the court room. Wambaugh goes to extreme lengths to win the case, but he is after all a character!

    Also around in the town of Rome are D.A John Littelon (Don Cheadle), a straight man for the antics of Wambaugh, the strange Medical Examinor Carter Pike (Kelly Connel) and deputy's Max and Kenny an on & off couple.

    The town of Rome never ran smoothly though, with a revolving door of mayors along with cows giving birth to humans and an array of people found dead in freezers.

    While the show was adored by critics, it never quite found great ratings on CBS and was cancelled after 4 seasons. Creator David E. Kelley left his post as Executive Producer after season 3, which brought a different style of show during season 4 - returning only to write 2 stand out episodes that year. Some have suggested this is why the show met its demise when Kelley left. Also the show does reach a fitting conclusion but it comes rather rushed as it was believed the show would be coming back for season 5. Picket Fences remains a classic show and now with the first season recently released on DVD you can enjoy it all over again!moreless
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    Kojak

    Kojak

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    CBS (ended 1990)
    An independent-minded police detective solves crimes on the streets of New York City. Lt. Theo Kojak is a bald, lollipop-sucking detective also known for his trademark catch-phrase, "Who Loves Ya, Baby?" His boss is Capt. Frank McNeil, with whom Kojak has a lot in common, who was later promoted to Chief of Detectives. His most trusted assistants are Det. Bobby Crocker and Det. Stavros.moreless
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    Eleventh Hour

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    CBS (ended 2009)
    This Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI) produced sci-fi series on CBS is an adaptation of a British thriller of the same name. The show follows Dr. Jacob Hood (Rufus Sewell), a special science adviser to the US government who saves people from the worst abuses of science. He is accompanied by his feisty bodyguard, Rachel Young (Marley Shelton). CBS ordered the show to series on 12 May 2008 with a thirteen episode initial order. The show is being produced by Granada America, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Brothers Television. The show is rated TV14.moreless
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    3 Lbs.

    3 Lbs.

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    CBS (ended 2006)
    From executive producer Peter Ocko comes a new medical drama about two elite neurosurgeons who have different takes on how to treat their patients. One cares about them and one who only cares about their brains. Dr. Douglas Hanson (Stanley Tucci) is a brilliant neurosurgeon and one of the best in New York City. His method is simple. The brain is like a wire box and the patient is not important because that is just the outside. His new partner Dr. Jonathan Seger (Mark Feuerstein) has a totally different point-of-view that psychological health of his patient is the top priority. When these two top doctors are forced to work together on complex operations they are able forget their differences and perform life saving miracles.moreless
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    The Defenders

    The Defenders

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    CBS (ended 2011)
    This CBS TV drama follows two Las Vegas defense attorneys who support their clients above all else. Nick Morelli (James Belushi) is a hard working attorney, and Pete Kaczmarek (Jerry O'Connell), who loves not only the law but beautiful women and fast cars, work together to protect their clients in Sin City. Joining them is young attorney Lisa Tyler (Jurnee Smollett) who wants to break free of her Vegas show girl past, and Zoey Waters (Tanya Fischer) as their capable and skilled assistant.moreless
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    Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

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    CBS (ended 1990)
    Beauty and the Beast is a story that tells just how powerful love is. The show takes place in New York. Catherine Chandler is a wealthy woman who thinks that her life has no meaning beyond anything superficial. She longs for something more.

    Vincent is from a different world. He lives below the city in tunnels that have been forgotten. He must stay hidden because of his appearance. Though his appearance is different he has the heart of a man. He and Catherine share a bond that is stronger than friendship or love.

    Somehow they want to make their love work. Neither one of them knows how, but they are determined and refuse to give up. After all love is stronger than anything thing else.

    This is how the episodes started throughout the 1st and 2nd season:

    Vincent: This is where the wealthy and the powerful rule. It is her world, a world apart from mine. Her name is Catherine. From the moment I saw her, she captured my heart with her beauty, her warmth, and her courage. I knew then, as I know now, she would change my life forever.

    Catherine: He comes from secret place, far below the city streets, hiding his face from strangers, safe from hate and harm. He brought me there to save my life; and now wherever I go, he is with me in spirit. For we have a bond stronger than friendship or love...and although we cannot be together, we will never, ever be apart.

    The beginning changed in the 3rd season on "Walk Slowly." This was the new one:

    Vincent: In this city of night, in this city of millions, there are countless stories. This is one of two lovers who shared a bond that changed their lives forever. It is my story. Her compassion opened my heart to a world where goodness and truth were stronger than hate or fear. Then, one day, she was taken from me by the forces of evil she battled so bravely. And now, alone with her memory, yet armed with her courage, I have sworn to fight those who would kill or harm or destroy, in the hope that one day I will find what all men seek to find: my destiny.moreless
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    The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

    The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

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    CBS (ended 1965)
    The Alfred Hitchcock Hour was a mystery and suspense anthology hosted by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. Each 60 minute episode included opening and closing vignettes featuring Hitchcock, who would often explain some aspect of the day's show and would often offer subtle (or not so subtle) jabs at the show's sponsors. The series premiered on CBS on Thursday, September 20, 1962, in the 10:00-11:00 PM time-slot opposite ABC's Alcoa Premiere and NBC's The Andy Williams Show. In its third season, the show moved to NBC and was shown on Monday 10:00 to 11:00 PM. On NBC it was broadcast opposite ABC's Ben Casey and CBS's Slattery's People. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour featured both original works produced directly for television and adaptations of existing source material. Some authors whose work was adapted for the series include: Cornell Woolrich, Ellery Queen, H.G. Wells, Henry Slesar, John Wyndham, William Link, Ray Bradbury, and Robert Bloch. The show also featured work by famous (or soon to be famous) directors Alfred Hitchcock, Sydney Pollack, and William Friedkin.moreless
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    My Little Margie

    My Little Margie

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    CBS (ended 1955)
    My Little Margie was the story of Margie Albright (played by Gale Storm), the vivacious, irrepresable, 21-year-old daughter of Vernon Albright (played by former silent screen star, Charles Farrell), a widowed executive at the investment-counseling firm of Honeywell & Todd. The Albrights resided in a Fifth Avenue apartment in New York. Margie was always trying to help her father get a client, avoid a designing woman, or just to act his age as she felt he should. Margie's elaborate plans almost always included a disguise of some sort, she masqueraded as everything from a male opera singer to Vern's mother to her own, non-exsistant sister to the Albright's equally non-exsistant maid. Usually helping her with her schemes were the spunky Mrs. Odett's, the Albright's aged neighbor, and Freddie Wilson, Margie's ardent boyfriend, whom Vern disliked intently. Other characters in the mix were Mr. Honeywell, Vern's exasperated boss; Roberta, Vern's girlfriend; and Charlie, the elevator operator in the Albright's apartment building. In 1952, the TV series My Little Margie became a radio series, with Gale Storm and Charles Farrell reprising their roles in original episodes which ran concurrently with the TV series.moreless
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    Manhunter

    Manhunter

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    CBS (ended 1975)
    Depression era detective series which featured Idaho farmer turned private detective Dave Barrett, whose fiancee had been murdered by a bank robbing gang. Barrett traveled the country and did his part to help the authorities put an end to the rampaging public enemies and desperadoes of the 1930's. The series starred Ken Howard as Barrett and was produced by the legendary QM Productions.moreless
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