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    Code R

    Code R

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    CBS (ended 1977)
    The adventures on California's Channel Island combined three different elements of life-saving: the fire department, the police department, and the ocean rescue department.

    However, CBS failed to rescue the show from poor ratings opposite NBC's "Sanford & Son."moreless
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    Far Out Space Nuts

    Far Out Space Nuts

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    CBS (ended 1975)
    Far Out Space Nuts premiered on CBS in 1975. Theme Song Lyrics The Far Out Space Nuts The spaceship is ready to chart the stars To go where no one's ever gone Flight preparations were almost made Barney: Breakfast, Lunch, I said LUNCH, NOT LAUNCH!! Where in the world did the Spacenuts go And how will they ever return Now they got a home, where the strangest creatures roam Honky's their to help them along Step right up, take a look at the stars You're leaving the world behind Step right up, you won't believe your eyes At what those Far Out Space Nuts find At what those Far Out Space Nuts findmoreless
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    The Governor & J.J.

    The Governor & J.J.

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    CBS (ended 1971)
    Welcome to The Governor & J.J. guide at TV.com. One of the needs of any man in high political office is someone to organize social functions and serve as first lady. For Governor William Drinkwater, the chief executive of a small Midwestern state, and a widower, that some-one was his attractive perky 23-year-old daughter. Despite the problems caused by their generation gap, J.J. served her father as a charming and efficient first lady. Bright and opinionated, she was always willing to debate issues, and possessed the uncanny knack for getting her father into and out of political hot water. She also had a regular job as an assistant curator at a zoo. It may also explain her fondness for a stray basset hound that she brought into the family and named Guv. Around the executive mansion she sought and received assistance from the governor's secretary Maggie, his press secretary George, and the housekeeper Sara.moreless
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    Ark II

    Ark II

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    CBS (ended 1977)
    Made in the 1970s when ecology was ascendant, Ark II posited a world where mankind's environmental carelessness had caused the collapse of civilization by the 25th century. A few scientists remained, though, and they've created the Ark to be the envoy of science and progress to scattered communities that have regressed to primitive agrarian conditions. It cruised a desolate, desert-like wasteland, where pockets of humanity survived in isolated oases. Manning the Ark was a crew of four. Jonah was the captain of the Ark and normally the driver. Young scientists Ruth and Samuel provided support. Finally, there was Adam, a talking chimpanzee with intelligence on a par with some humans. Aside from a utility laser, the Ark crew, as part of their pacifist beliefs, carried no weapons. As a last resort, they carried blinding dazzler devices to temporarily disable attackers. The crew never used violence, not even striking others. A long vehicle the size of a tractor-trailer, the Ark was packed with scientific equipment. A second, smaller vehicle, the Roamer, was used for side missions. The Ark also carried the Jet Jumper, a jetpack that Jonah would use for aerial scouting. Whenever they had to leave the Ark unattended, a forcefield could be used to secure the vehicle from intruders. Like many other children's shows of the era, Ark II always left its young viewers with a clear moral at the end of each episode. It was produced by Filmation, one of the leaders of Saturday morning children's programming in the 1970s. Opening narration: For millions of years the Earth was fertile and rich. Then pollution and waste began to take their toll. Civilization fell into ruin. This is the world of the 25th Century. Only a handful of scientists remain. Men, who have vowed to rebuild what has been destroyed... This is their achievement: Ark II, a mobile storehouse of scientific knowledge, manned by a highly-trained crew of young people. Their mission: to bring the hope of a new future to mankind. Ark II log, entry #1: I, Jonah, Ruth, Samuel and Adam are fully aware of the dangers we face as we venture into unknown, maybe even hostile areas. But, we're determined to bring the promise of a new civilization to our people and our planet.moreless
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    The Bad News Bears

    The Bad News Bears

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    CBS (ended 1980)
    In The Bad News Bears, we meet Morris Buttermaker, a former minor league baseball player who was trying to make a living as a swimming pool cleaner. One of his clients didn't pay him, and he drove the client's car into the swimming pool. Instead of doing jail time, he volunteered to coach the baseball team at Hoover Junior High School. This would be something that Mr. Buttermaker would regret in the long run.moreless
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    Anna and the King

    Anna and the King

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    CBS (ended 1972)
    Anna Leonowens and her young son Louis traveled to Siam in 1862, to educate the King's countless children. The relationship between Anna and the King, was at times comforting, and at other times, almost impossible to tolerate. Their ways clashed, but underneath that, there was a love, that could never be.moreless
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    The New Bill Cosby Show

    The New Bill Cosby Show

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    CBS (ended 1973)
    After the cancellation of The Bill Cosby Show, Bill Cosby tried his hands at a variety show. Debuting on September 11, 1972, The New Bill Cosby Show began it's run on CBS. Throughout the season, many famous guests appeared on the show including Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Groucho Marx, and the Jackson 5. The show also featured monolgues by Bill Cosby about his life. However, being one of several variety shows at the time, The New Bill Cosby Show was cancelled after its first season.

    Theme Song: Chump Change by Quincy Jonesmoreless
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    The Blue Knight

    The Blue Knight

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    CBS (ended 1976)
    Bumper Morgan, was a Los Angeles policeman, who walked the streets of the city.
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    The Interns

    The Interns

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    CBS (ended 1971)
    The Interns was a CBS medical drama that ran from 1970-1971 and focussed on the lives of five medical professionals in a busy city hospital. More serious than the 1990s series Chicago Hope and ER, The Interns attempted to tackle some of the major issues of the time, such as the prejudice encountered by a black doctor. Dr. Peter Goldstone heads up the group of six interns, which include a young black doctor, a young newly married doctor, two swinging single bachelors, and a lone female doctor.moreless
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    Shaft

    Shaft

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    CBS (ended 1974)
    Short-lived crime drama based on the 1971 movie of the same name
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    Space Academy

    Space Academy

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    CBS (ended 1979)
    Young cadets explore the universe in the year 3732 under the watchful eye of 300-year-old Commander Gampu. They travel on Space Academy, a self-propelled, man-made planetoid. The main characters of the show formed Blue Team, one of the premier teams in the Academy. Its members included:

    - Captain Chris Gentry - Laura Gentry, Chris' younger sister - Tee Gar Soom, a science cadet from a race with extraordinary strength - Paul Jerome - Adrian, a science cadet that Chris was attracted to - Loki, a small boy found alone on a doomed planet, who has a habit of stowing away on missions - Peepo, a small, thinking robot

    This was the second live-action children's show from Filmation, after Ark II the previous season. The Seeker spacecraft were partly modeled after the Ark.

    The following season, the sets were re-used for a spin-off show, Jason of Star Command. Set in a secret section of the Academy, Star Command had a completely different cast of characters and was more action-oriented.moreless
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    Stockard Channing: In Just Friends

    Stockard Channing: In Just Friends

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    CBS (ended 1979)
    In her first TV series, Stockard Channing starred as Susan Hughes, an assistant manager at a health spa, whose marriage is falling apart.
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    Billy (1979)

    Billy (1979)

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    CBS (ended 1979)
    Billy was a CBS comedy series centering on a young man's wildly incredible fantasy world. There is nothing that is too far-fetched for Billy. He dreams of dating Suzanne Somers, being a sports hero like Larry Czonka and being the network boss of Don Adams. He can be a wealthy brat one minute and a howling disc jockey the next. "That's the beauty of the show. He can fantasize about anything and the magic of television is that it can happen. The fantasy pretense is not so hard to believe because everyone fantasizes to some degree especially when things aren't going right," Steve Guttenberg said. The series was based on Tom Courteney's turn-of-the-century British play "Billy Liar," which was later turned into an American musical by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. The writing team were also involved in the series. Steve Gutenberg starred in the title role as 19-year old Billy Fisher, a mortuary employee whose Walter Mitty flights of fantasy keep getting tangled up with the hard realities of his home and office life. Also starring were James Gallery as Billy's frustrated father, George Fisher, who no doubt loves his eccentric son but still calls him a "liar"; Peggy Pope as his mother, Alice, who defends her imaginative son by suggesting that he "exaggerates a little"; Paula Trueman as his grandmother, and Bruce Talkington as his fellow employee and good friend, Arthur Milliken.moreless
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    Funny Face

    Funny Face

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    CBS (ended 1971)
    Sandy Stockton was a very sweet and slightly naive young woman from downstate Illinois who was experiencing big city life for the first time as a student at the University of California at Los Angeles. She also worked part time as an actress in television commercials, and was befriended by her neighbor Alice and her landlords, the Harwells. "Funny Face" was perhaps the most popular new show of the 1971-72 season. Unfortunately, star Sandy Duncan was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly after the series premiered, and production ceased after only 13 episodes. After surgery and the loss of an eye, Duncan recuperated and in the fall of 1972 she returned to CBS as the same character, Sandy Stockton, but with a new format and a new title, "The Sandy Duncan Show." It failed to recapture the magic and was cancelled after 13 episodes. CBS Broadcast History September 18, 1971-December 11, 1971----Saturdays----8:30moreless
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    Ball Four

    Ball Four

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    CBS (ended 1976)
    Jim Bouton, who wrote the book on which the show was based, played Jim Barton, a baseball player. The show was cancelled after CBS aired only five episodes.
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    House Calls

    House Calls

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    CBS (ended 1982)
    House Calls is a short-lived series that airs on CBS. The show took place around a surgeon and the administrative assistant's love life. By using comedy, the show is able to demonstrate just how crazy the hospital workers were. The series is from the 1979 movie House Calls. Ann Anderson (Lynn Redgrave) and Dr. Charley Michaels (Wayne Rogers) share a love for the first two seasons, until Dr Michaels moves on to Jane Jeffries (Sharon Gless), in the third season of the show. The show abruptly comes to an end, due to bad ratings and the short series. Despite the poor quality, Lynn Redgrave and Wayne Rodgers both receive Emmy nominations for their roles. Lynn Redgrave also receives a nomination for a Golden Globe. Sharon Gless leaving the show after the second season, is due to difficulties with the producers of the show, but she moves on to star in the hit show Cagney and Lacy. moreless
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    The Betty White Show

    The Betty White Show

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    CBS (ended 1978)
    Joyce Whitman, an actress, lands the lead in a TV series called "Undercover Woman" (a parody of Angie Dickinson's "Police Woman"). Joyce is thrilled with the show, but less pleased to learn that the director is her ex-husband John Elliot, whom she unfondly refers to as "old pickle puss." He responds in kind, supplying his star with an oversized male double named Hugo and dialogue not nearly as sharp as her tongue. Also on hand are Joyce's best friend Mitzi, co-star actor Fletcher and network penny-pincher Doug.moreless
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    My Favorite Martians

    My Favorite Martians

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    CBS (ended 1973)
    The sitcom debuted in 1963. Its cartoon spin-off debuted 10 years later.

    Uncle Martin comes back to earth, this time having his nephew Andy & dog Okie. They stay at Tim's house & Tim now has a niece named Katie.

    Of course their nosey neighbor, Officer Brennan (or as Loralei calls him "poopsie") would always try to expose who they really are & would end up falling down right into the rain barrel!moreless
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    Storefront Lawyers

    Storefront Lawyers

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    CBS (ended 1971)
    Storefront Lawyers followed the career of high level attorney David Hansen who becomes disillusioned with his Los Angeles law practice and starts an on-the-street legal advice company called Neighborhood Legal Services. After 13 episodes, the show's name was changed to Men At Law and it's format changed, with Hansen and the others from the non-profit going back to work for the super law firm he had left.moreless
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    Busting Loose

    Busting Loose

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    CBS (ended 1977)
    Busting Loose best describes the theme of this short-lived sitcom: Lenny Markowitz (Adam Arkin) moves out of his parents' house and into his own apartment, while living next door to a gorgeous redhead named Melody and hanging out with his childhood friends.moreless
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