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    Bridges to Cross

    Bridges to Cross

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    CBS (ended 1986)
    From the TV movie of the same name. Suzanne Pleshette resumes her role as Tracy "Bridges" working with her ex-husband Peter "Cross" (Nicolas Surovy). The two both work as reporters for the same magazine in Washington D.C. The name of the show coming from a play on words with the two characters last names.moreless
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    Hometown

    Hometown

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    CBS (ended 1985)
    This short-lived drama revolved around newly-married Ben Abbott and Mary Newell and their group of friends from the 1960's. Ben and Mary have just tied the knot after living together for 13 years and raising two kids. Their friends include two professors, Peter and Jane, unhappy but successful rock singer Christopher, happy but unsuccessful cook Joey, and neurotic Barbara who's going through a divorce. All have pasts that intertwine, like Joey and newlywed Mary, who once were in love, and Joey and Barbara (she once dumped him).moreless
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    People's Choice Awards

    People's Choice Awards

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    CBS
    For more than 30 years fans have been honoring their favorites in the world film, television and music by voting in a variety of categories. When the polls close for the People's Choice Awards, the red carpet rolls out and the Hollywood venue fills with stars and power-players as awards are handed out to the top of each prestigious category, and only then can it be known that the people have spoken.moreless
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    Dungeons & Dragons

    Dungeons & Dragons

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    CBS (ended 1985)
    (NEW SHOW SUMMARY COMING SOON) Based on the board game of same title. Hank, Presto, Eric, Diana, Sheila, and her younger brother Bobby all go to an amusement park one night. While there, they go on a ride called 'Dungeons and Dragons.' But while on that ride, they get sucked into the world of Dungeons and Dragons. There they are attacked by various monsters and entities. When all seems lost, they're greeted by a short, mysterious man known as Dungeon Master. He gives each one of them a magical item that they can use to fight monsters and defend themselves. Hank (the Ranger) is given a bow that creates arrows of energy. Presto (the Magician) is given a hat of magic spells. Eric (the Cavalier) is given a shield that can deflect any attack against it. Diana (the Acrobat) is given a extendable javelin that allows her to do feats of acrobatics. Sheila (the Thief) is given a cloak that when the hood is pulled up, makes her invisible. And Bobby (the Barbarian) is given a club that can crush anything it is struck against. They're all being pursued by the evil Venger, a man who's history is somehow tied with the Dungeon Master. His ultimate goal is to acquire all six magical items the kids possess. He has a sub-servant known as the shadow demon who spies on the kids and gives reports on their goings-on. Venger has a mortal enemy, a five-headed dragon named Tiamat. The kids are constantly looking for a way back to their home, but also go where the Dungeon Master tells them their presence is required. The show was briefly shown on Fox Kids in the summer of 2000.moreless
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    My Sister Sam

    My Sister Sam

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    CBS (ended 1988)
    Twentysomething freelance photographer, Samantha Russell's (Dawber), career was just starting to take off when her 16-year-old sister, Patti (Schaeffer), moved into her studio apartment in San Francisco. Patti's teenage problems pose a burden for Sam, as the elder sister struggles with whether to act as a parental figure to Patti or not. J.D. Lucas (Brooks) is Sam's slick agent, and Dixie Randazzo (O'Hara), her harried assistant. Sam finds a shoulder to lean on in close friend and neighbor, Jack Kincaid (Naughton), a successful photographer himself. "Everything starts like a knock at the door You don't know what it is, but you know who it's for That's the way we began, and there's no end in sight Something so good must be right There's room enough for two in a place that I know of It has a city view with a blue sky above Anywhere is home when there's someone there to share it There's room enough for two I got room enough for you in my life" Theme song "Room Enough for Two" written by Steve Dorff (music) and John Bettis (lyrics) performed by Kim Carnes My Sister Sam is produced by Pony Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television Broadcast History Oct 1986-Sep 1987, Mon 8:30-9:00 Sep 1987-Nov 1987, Sat 8:00-8:30 Mar 1988, Tue, 9:00-9:30 Apr 1988, Tue, 8:30-9:00 Show type: Multi-Camera Sitcom First telecast: October 6, 1986 Last telecast: April 12, 1988 Number of episodes: 44 Media: 35mm filmmoreless
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    Frank's Place

    Frank's Place

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    CBS (ended 1988)
    This show showed us an accurate portrayal life of African-Americans. However, CBS changed time slots so many times that it failed to find a larger audience; therefore it was canceled after only one season.moreless
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    Kate & Allie

    Kate & Allie

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    CBS (ended 1989)
    Kate and Allie, which ran on CBS from 19 March 1984 to 22 May 1989, was the brainchild of Sherry Coben who came up with the idea for the series while attending a high school reunion. There she noticed that a couple of divorcees who seemed unhappy and dissatisfied found comfort in sharing with each other. Coben worked with this germinal notion and successfully pitched the resulting script, originally entitled, "Two Mommies," to Michael Ogiens, then head of New York program development at CBS. Ogiens liked the script because it contained fresh material that dealt with a real issue of the day--single parenthood. Kate and Allie was an instant success, ranking fourth the week it debuted, garnering consistently high ratings thereafter, and earning Jane Curtin two consecutive Emmys and Bill Persky, one. The characters and the issues they dealt with obviously appealed to the program's audience. Saint James' character, Kate, is a woman recently divorced from her unstable and somewhat flighty part-time actor husband, Max. She has one daughter, 14-year-old Emma (Ari Meyers). Curtin's Allie is also recently divorced from her successful, but unfaithful doctor husband, Charles. She has a 14-year-old daughter Jennie (Allison Smith) and a seven-year-old son, Chip (Frederick Koehler). Neither Kate nor Allie have ruled out remarriage but view their new situation as a provisional reprieve, a time for both women to come to know and appreciate themselves. On one level the series dealt with practical problems faced by divorced women with children: adjusting to a new lifestyle and to living closely with new people, dealing with children's issues, beginning to date again, securing financial stability.moreless
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    Lou Grant

    Lou Grant

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    CBS (ended 1982)
    Lou Grant was a spinoff from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and premiered on CBS in September 1977. The series was a radical departure from its predecessor as it was a drama. It was the first successful one-hour show from MTM Enterprises. As the series began, Lou Grant had just been fired from his job at WJM-TV, and had moved to Los Angeles to work for a newspaper.moreless
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    The Herculoids

    The Herculoids

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    CBS (ended 1969)
    The Herculoids are a group of five super-powered creatures lead by King Zandor of Amzot, his wife Tara, and his son, Dorno. They live together on the planet Quasar and fight against the inevitable alien invaders who seem to show up every week. They crossed over with many other Hanna/Barbera characters such as Space Ghost, the genie Shazam, and many more that remain popular to this day. The shows varied between 10 and 15 minutes, and were often mixed with other shows. Characters (The Herculoids) Gloop & Gleep: Two yellow blobs that can change their forms at will, stretch, and are incredibly elastic. Tundro: A rhinoceros-like dinosaur with thick shielding, he can stretch out his ten legs and blast rocks from its one horn that burst open, causing a mess. Zok: A flying dragon that can release laser beams from its tail and eyes, and can survive in outer space. Igoo: A large ape made of rock, compiled of immense power and very hard to bring down. Zandor, Tara, & Dorno: They are a team (family) who also have power which is unlike others. They are trained athletes and use slingshots to fire rocks that burst open. Despite their seemingly primitive appearance, they come from an advanced planet and Zandor uses various equipment that is very useful in trying to stop the aliens.moreless
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    The Defenders (1961)

    The Defenders (1961)

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    CBS (ended 1965)
    Recent law school graduate (Robert Reed) joins his father (E.G. Marshall) as the pair tackle challenging legal cases, often involving issues which were highly touchy for the times (abortion, euthanasia, "un-American" activities, movie censorship). In most, the freshly minted lawyer has much to learn from his father's extensive legal experience.moreless
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    The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

    The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

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    CBS (ended 1970)
    Considered by many as a "poster show" for the First Amendment, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour didn't quite begin that way.
    Less than a year after the cancellation of a sitcom also on CBS, the network gave Tom and Dick Smothers another chance with a variety series. This time, the formula worked. The sibling rivalry continued with aplomb, and the show was a better showcase for their musical and comedic talents. Not to mention the high-caliber talent who guested on the show: Mickey Rooney, George Segal, Kenny Rogers, and Liberace, to name just a few. The show was also a showcase for new talent and a venue for hot music. Mason Williams, Steve Martin, Bob Einstein, and Rob Reiner cut their teeth in the entertainment business with this show. Among the highlights in the music department: The Doors, The Who (whose "smashing" appearance ranks among VH1's Greatest Moments In Rock And Roll History), George Harrison, and Paul Revere And The Raiders. The show was also a hotbed of controversy, more or less. Through 72 episodes over 2½ seasons, and depending on the source of the story, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was either working their butts off to make the CBS network happy over bits and pieces of their programs being censored, or were just being outright rebellious to see how much they could put on the air. In April 1969, the flashpoint happened: the show was cancelled, despite protests. The battle over the show would actually end in 1973, when a court ruled the Smothers firing to be illegal (they had been officially renewed weeks before their cancellation), and that their First Amendment rights had been violated. The win was financially small compared to the multi-millions won in lawsuits today, but the moral win was a lot bigger: the door opened for more venues or creativity. There remains some question, however, if Free Speech in the form of political satire is still really free. Tom Smothers expressed this in his appearance on the American Public Television series Speaking Freely.moreless
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    E/R

    E/R

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    CBS (ended 1985)
    Chicago's Clark Street Hospital was the setting for this comedy about the staff and patients of the hospital's emergency room. Howard Sheinfeld (Elliott Gould) was the sarcastic, talkative doctor who oversaw most of the emergency room treatment. An ear-nose-and-throat specialist, he moonlighted at the hospital doing 48-hour shifts to help him keep up with alimony payments to two ex-wives.

    Dr. Eve Sheridan (Marcia Strassman in the pilot than played by (Mary McDonnell), his no-nonsense boss at the hospital, wished he would take things a little more seriously and not work such long shifts. Harold Stickley (Jason Alexander) was the hospital administrator, George Clooney as Mark "Ace" Kolmar, the med tech, Joan Thor(Conchata Ferrell), was the head nurse and Lynne Moody as Nurse Julie Williams.

    The series was based off of a popular stage production of the time. It featured the the hit "I've Got a Real Emergency, Here" (sung by Lou Rawls, written by Jimmy Webb) as its theme song.

    Broadcast History ______

    Sep 1984, CBS Sun 8:00-8:30 ______

    Sep 1984-Oct 1984, CBS Tue 8:30-9:00 ______

    Nov 1984-Apr 1985, CBS Wed 8:30-9:00 ______

    Apr 1985, CBS Sat 8:30-9:00 ______

    Jun 1985-Jul 1985,CBS Wed 8:30-9:00 ______

    The show was produced by Embassy Television.moreless
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    The Wizard

    The Wizard

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    CBS (ended 1987)
    Welcome to The Wizard guide at TV.com. This action/adventure series follows Simon McKay, an inventor/toymaker who travels the world with a government-appointed bodyguard named Alex to avoid the forces of evil.moreless
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    Dolphin Cove

    Dolphin Cove

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    CBS (ended 1989)
    Seeking a new start after his wife dies, dolphin researcher Micheal Larson moves with his 2 children to Australia, where he's hired as a mammals communications expert. Larson's son David dislikes the lifestyle and the new school; daughter Katie, who hasn't spoken since her mothers death, and doesn't like her new therapist. Things change when Katie discovers she can speak to the dolphins telepathically..., an interesting series which sort of can be compared to another Australian TV series "Ocean Girl".moreless
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    Adderly

    Adderly

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    CBS (ended 1988)
    Having been injured on a mission and lost the use of his left hand, International Security and Intelligence's former top spy in Europe is put out to pasture by the organization and assigned to trivial duties in the Department of Miscellaneous Affairs, located in the basement. However, always hoping to demonstrate to Major Clack that he is ready to rejoin the fast-paced world of international intrigue, he manages to uncover danger and dastardly doings in the most routine assignments. This brings him into constant conflict with his officious supervisor, bureaucrat Melville Greenspan, but he gets aid and comfort from departmental secretary Mona. This humorous adventure series was created by Elliott Baker, based on a character from his 1971 novel Pocock and Pitt. The theme music is by Micky Erbe and Maribeth Solomon. Adderly doesn't like to admit that his initials "V.H." stand for "Virgil Homer", his parents being fans of the classical poets.moreless
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    Enos

    Enos

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    CBS (ended 1981)
    Affable sheriff's deputy Enos Strate got his own spin-off program from The Dukes of Hazzard for one season. On November 5, 1980, a "Dukes" episode entitled Enos Strate To The Top served as the pilot episode for Enos, showing Deputy Strate capturing two dangerous criminals. One week later, the show made its series premiere. The country boy had been invited to join LAPD in a premise similar to Dennis Weaver's character serving with NYPD in McCloud several years earlier. Unfortunately, the series only lasted 18 episodes. After it was cancelled, Sonny Shroyer took a year off and then returned to the "Dukes" for the last three years of that series seven year run.moreless
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    Bring 'Em Back Alive

    Bring 'Em Back Alive

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    CBS (ended 1983)
    Loosely based on the legendary wild animal collector Fran Buck (Bruce Boxleitner), Bring'Em Back Alive is an action adventure series that ran on CBS from September 1982 to May 1983. Buck's fame came from trapping animals in the jungles of Asia and bringing 'em back alive to the western world's circuses and zoos. Along with Tales Of The Gold Monkey, Bring 'Em Back Alive was a television response to the popular movie Raiders Of The Lost Ark.moreless
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    Whiz Kids

    Whiz Kids

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    CBS (ended 1984)
    Welcome to the Whiz Kids guide at TV.com.

    The "Whiz Kids" were Richie Adler, Todd Porter, Jeremy Saldino, and Alice Tyler. They would solve mysteries with the help of Richie's computer system called RALF. Farley (Max Gail) was their mentor.

    Other characters included Richie's sister Cheryl and Lt. Neal Quinn.moreless
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    Search for Tomorrow

    Search for Tomorrow

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    CBS (ended 1986)
    One of the earliest TV soaps, Search for Tomorrow debuted on CBS in 1951 as a 15-minute live show, produced by Procter and Gamble. For most of the first half of its run, it would stay as that 15 minute live show, and quickly became a hit. The center of Search for Tomorrow was Mary Stuart's character Joanne, a Midwestern housewife. The ratings were high in the '50s, but the start of the next decade Search was in a ratings decline. To try to combat this, CBS brought in Frank and Doris Hursley as new writers for the show. The new writers weren't able to bring the ratings out of decline, and in 1963 the Hursleys left after a storyline involving Joanne's baby running in front of a car caused friction between the producers and star Stuart. In 1968, Search for Tomorrow finally abandoned its live format, moving to tape and extending the show to half an hour. In the 1970's, new storylines involving the younger characters on Search took center stage, while Joanne was cut back on her appearances. Many felt that this would be the death knell for Search, but it stayed consistent, pulling in a steady #4 rating among all soaps throughout the decade. In 1981, CBS decided that Search for Tomorrow would be better off in a new time slot (it had aired at 12:30 EST for its entire run up until that point), and moved the show to 2:30 PM, replacing it with The Young and the Restless (which still holds the spot to this day). This didn't work, as the ratings dipped once again. Proctor & Gamble wanted to move back to an earlier time slot, but CBS wouldn't bite and cancelled Search for Tomorrow in early 1982. The show was replaced by Capitol, which aired for four and a half seasons. NBC picked up the Search on March 29, 1982, and moved it back to its 12:30 timeslot (opposite the show that had replaced it, Y&R). The second soap to switch networks (The Edge of Night was the first). The ratings continued to slide, and by 1984 the writers were resorting to ridiculous plots and storylines to grab viewers. Nothing worked, as the show continued to struggle against the hit The Young and the Restless. Due to a missing video tape, one 1983 episode had to air live! NBC pulled the plug in 1986, and on December 26 the Search finally ended after 35-plus years. The show would be replaced by the game show Wordplay, which lasted eight months. When it ended, Search for Tomorrow had the longest run of any daytime soap opera (35 years). The record has since been surpassed by Guiding Light, which premiered on television one year after Search. Guiding Light is now in year 52. First Aired: September 3, 1951 Last Aired: December 26, 1986moreless
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    Rude Dog and the Dweebs

    Rude Dog and the Dweebs

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    CBS (ended 1990)
    Welcome to the Rude Dog and the Dweebs guide at TV.com. Created to promote a popular 80's line of sportswear, Rude Dog and the Dweebs was as colorful as the clothing it advertised. The punkish pooch himself drove a 1956 pink Cadillac across a backdrop of Beverly Hills imagined in hues of pastel and neon. Rude Dog ran an auto shop, where he was assisted by the Dweebs, a motley group of dog assistants. The team included the stuttering Caboose, the uptight Brit Winston, a Jack Nicholson-esque Reggie, Southern-accented Barney, Sach, who sounded like Ed Wynn, and a friendly Chihuahua named Tweek. Rude Dog himself spoke with a Brooklyn accent and had a girlfriend named Gloria. We all know that in the world of cartoons, dogs and cats hate each other, and the world of Rude Dog was no exception. Their feline foe was the vicious Seymour, and joining him in the chase was the ubiquitous dog catcher Herman and his assistant Rot. Each week, Rude Dog and company balanced their auto shop duties with attempts to elude the persistent Seymour, Herman, and Rot. The show aired on CBS for one Saturday-morning season. No word yet on whether the abrupt cancellation taught Rude Dog any manners.moreless
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