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    Angel Falls

    Angel Falls

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    CBS (ended 1993)
    Set in the small town of Angel Falls, this steamy primetime CBS soap followed the lives of three familys: the Snows, the Larsons and the Harrisons. Despite it's allstar cast, the series was unwisely canceled after only six, 1-hour episodes in the fall of 1993. If given a chance, it could have been the next "DALLAS"!

    In the series opener, Rae Dawn Snow (Chelsea Field)returned to Angel Falls with her teenage son Sonny (Jeremy London), for her father Suds Snow's funeral. Suds left Rae Dawn the family poolhall in his will, so she decided to remain in town with Sonny and run it.

    Shortly after returning to town, Rae Dawn resumed her steamy affair with her first love, rancher Eli Harrison (Brian Kerwin). Eli was now married to alcholic Genna (Kim Cattrall). They had two daughters, young Sophie (Ashlee Lauren) and teenage Molly (Cassidy Rae). When gossip spread through town that Eli and Rae Dawn were spotted skinni-dipping at the lake together, Genna turned to the new ranch hand her husband had hired, Toby Riopelle (Robert Rusler), for comfort. Toby, a drifter who had just arrived in Angel Falls, was on the run from the law and a secret past.

    Highschool football coach Luke Larson (James Brolin) and his wife Hadley's (Peggy Lipton)marriage was falling apart following the death of their infant son, Robbie (Jimmy Baker)2 years earlier. Luke became increasingly concerned about his wife's mental state of mind following their son's death, and his gossipy and opinionated mother Irene (Jean Simmons)offered him little support. Instead, a hard as nails Irene said that Hadley needed to put Robbie's death behind her, pointing out that she too lost a baby, and got over it.

    Rae Dawn's son Sonny had a hard time fitting in at his new high school when he was teased by his football teammates about his mother being the town tramp. After getting kicked off the team for fighting to defend his mother's honor, Sonny came home early and caught her in bed with a very married Eli. Soon a romance began to bloom between Sonny and Eli's daughter Molly. The relationship made both Rae Dawn and Eli very nervous...

    Next stop, Angel Falls!

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    Cosby

    Cosby

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    CBS (ended 2000)
    After being one of the ten-thousand people who were downsized at the airport, Hilton Lucas (Bill Cosby) is forced to retire and stay home with his wife Ruth (Phylicia Rashad) and his daughter Erica (T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh). Unfortunately for Hilton, Erica's friend Griffin Vesey (Doug E. Doug) is also staying with the family. At first, Ruth was not too thrilled of the idea of Hilton being home for the rest of his life, but eventually she got used to it. Ruth also owns her own coffee shop, along with long-time family friend Pauline Fox (Madeline Kahn). Witness the many hilarious moments and sometimes interesting situations on Cosby. Broadcast History Sept. 1996-July 1999 CBS Monday, 8:00 PM July 1999-Dec. 2000 CBS Wednesday, 8:00 PM Jan. 2000-Apr. 2000 CBS Friday, 8:30 PM Nielsen Ratings (Ranking) #23 in 1996-1997 Season #25 in 1997-1998 Season #28 in 1998-1999 Season #87 in 1999-2000 Season Awards & Nominations •1998 BMI TV Music Award - Won - Bill Cosby, Benny Golson •1997 BMI TV Music Award - Won - Bill Cosby, Benny Golson •1997 Emmy - Won Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) For a Comedy Series - Alan Walker (director of photography) For show #101. •1997 Emmy - Nominated Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video For a Series - Stephen A. Jones (camera), Karl Messerschmidt (technical director), Neal Carlos (camera), Tom Conkright (camera), Ritch Kenney (camera), J.A. Stuewe Prudden (video control), Theodore Ashton (camera) For show #101. •1999 Golden Satellite Award - Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Phylicia Rashad •2000 Image Award - Won Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress - Jurnee Smollett •2000 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Doug E. Doug •1999 Image Award - Won Outstanding Comedy Series •1999 Image Award - Won Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress - Jurnee Smollett •1999 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Doug E. Doug •1999 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh •1998 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Comedy Series •1998 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Phylicia Rashad •1998 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Doug E. Doug •1998 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh •1997 Image Award - Won Outstanding Comedy Series •1997 Image Award - Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Phylicia Rashad •1997 People's Choice Award - Won Favorite Television New Comedy Series •2000 TV Guide Award - Nominated Favorite Actor in a Comedy - Bill Cosby •2000 TV Guide Award - Nominated Favorite Actress in a Comedy - Phylicia Rashad •1999 TV Guide Award - Nominated Favorite Actor in a Comedy - Bill Cosby Theme Song "Monk's Hat" Composed by Benny Golson and Bill Cosbymoreless
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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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    Paradise

    Paradise

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    CBS (ended 1990)
    Paradise was a television Western in a time when television wasn't interested in Westerns (unless in a mini-series format). The fact the series lasted three years is a testament to the show and to the acting. The series began as St. Louis musical review singer Lucy Cord Carroll passed away, sending her four children, ranging in age from 5 to 13, to live with their uncle, grizzled gunfighter Ethan Allan Cord (veteran television actor Lee Horsley), in Paradise, California. Despite having some trepidation about assuming the role of guardian, Ethan rented a farmhouse from Paradise Bank owner Amelia Lawson and converted it into a makeshift ranch house in which his new family could reside. He tried to raise the children to the best of his ability as a peaceful rancher, but was frequently hired for his gunfighting skills, either to track someone down or to simply protect Paradise from criminals -- or both. During these times, the children were "looked in on" from time to time by Amelia or Ethan's friend, John Taylor. But, much of the ranch chores and supervision inevitably rested on the shoulders of the oldest of the Carroll children, 13-year-old Claire (Jenny Beck). With Ethan gone, she and her brothers -- 11-year-old Joseph (Matthew Newmark), nine-year-old Ben (Brian Lando), and five-year-old George (Michael Patrick Carter) -- had plenty of chores assigned to them. John Taylor (Dale Berti), a Native American who was Ethan's best friend, had an uncanny knack of being around just as he was needed, either at the ranch, or with Ethan when a gunfight was imminent. Amelia (Sigrid Thornton) turned into Ethan's love interest in the show. Other characters seen in and around town were Scotty the bartender, Tiny the blacksmith, the hotel's Mr. Dodd, and shopkeepers Mr. Lee and Mr. Axelrod. Paradise was on the air for two seasons, but returned for a third season under the title, Guns of Paradise. The re-tooled version kept most of the same concepts of the original, while eliminating the frequency of some minor characters. In Guns of Paradise, Ethan bacame the town marshal, and was building a home for the children and Amelia, now his fiance. Paradise ran on CBS Thursdays 9-10 p.m. from October 1988 to March 1989 (between 48 Hours and Knots Landing) and Saturdays 8-9 p.m. from April 1989 to September 1990 (prior to Tour of Duty). Guns of Paradise, also on CBS was on Fridays 8-9 p.m. from January 1991 to June 1991. Photo: (front, l-r) Brian Lando and Michael Patrick Carter; (back, l-r) Lee Horsley, Jenny Beck, Matthew Newmark and Sigrid Thornton.moreless
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    Raven

    Raven

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    CBS (ended 1993)
    A ninja-trained former Special Forces agent retires to Hawaii and uses his skills to help those in need and to search for his long-lost son, while avoiding assassins sent to kill him by his former associates in the Black Dragon clan. He is assisted by an eccentric private investigator named Jablonski.moreless
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    Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

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    CBS (ended 1992)
    Based on the highly successful Back to the Future movie trilogy, this series is set, um, "after" the events of the last film, as the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown in their DeLorean time machine continue. Joining the ride is Clara, (Doc's wife from Back To The Future Part III) Jules and Verne (their sons) Einstein the dog and Jennifer (Marty's girlfriend). And apparently there's a Tannen in every time as relatives of Biff keep popping up, and creating conflict. Mary Steenburgen and Thomas F. Wilson reprise their roles from the movies. During live portions of the show, Christopher Lloyd reprised his role as Doc Brown and was joined by Bill Nye, who conducted experiments that were used in the show. The series won 4 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Film Sound Editing and Outstanding Film Sound Mixing of Season 1-2.moreless
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    The Pat Sajak Show

    The Pat Sajak Show

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    CBS (ended 1990)
    The Pat Sajak Show was Pat's foray into nighttime talk-variety programming. Producer Paul Gilbert and CBS felt Pat had the right stuff with his ease and comfortable manner of communicating with people. Pat's friend and former colleague Dan Miller was the announcer for the show and Tom Scott and the Band provided the music. Starting out as a 90 minute program by October 1989 the show was reduced to 60 minutes and finally cancelled by April 13, 1990.moreless
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    Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge

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    CBS (ended 1993)
    One of TV's best new series in 1991 was this loving portrait of 1950s Brooklyn, brought to the small screen, by and based loosely on the childhood of Gary David Goldberg.moreless
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    Family Law

    Family Law

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    CBS (ended 2002)
    Family Law was a compelling drama which tackled complicated legal issues in the field of family law. The attorneys in this Southern California firm served their clients by handling divorce, custody, children's rights and the occasional murder case in the pursuit of justice. CBS cancelled the show in May, 2002 after airing 68 episodes, citing low ratings as the cause of its demise.moreless
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    Sweating Bullets

    Sweating Bullets

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    CBS (ended 1993)
    Welcome to the Sweating Bullets guide at TV.com. This show was also known as Tropical Heat. The series - made in Canada, Mexico and as an Israel co-production - tells the story of two private investigators; ex-DEA agent Nick Slaughter and ex-travel-agency worker, Sylvie Girard. Mystery, adventure and romance fill this crime-drama with a sense of excitement. Picture the backdrop of a beautiful exotic island, in a town called Key Mariah. This show was part of 'Crimetime After Primetime', a CBS venture that aired after the local news at 11:00ET, before Letterman was on the network, from 1991-1992.moreless
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    PGA Tour

    PGA Tour

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    CBS
    The PGA Tour is an all-important yearly sports event that top golfers participate in.
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    Tom

    Tom

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    CBS (ended 1994)
    After the cancellation of The Jackie Thomas Show, Tom Arnold created a new sitcom, self-named Tom, this time, centered around family life instead of one man's stand-up act. In the show, Tom Graham is father to several kids. He is also trying to build his dream home for his family but several problems keep it from happening. During the series short run, Dorothy pursues law school, Tom gets a job offer in Vegas, and Tom believes a dog ate the dump owner. After only 11 episodes, the series was cancelled, making Tom the shortest lasting of Tom Arnold's 3 sitcoms. Soon after though, he would start another self-named sitcom, The Tom Show.moreless
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    Gerald McBoing Boing

    Gerald McBoing Boing

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    CBS (ended 2005)
    Gerald McBoing Boing tells the adventures of a six-year-old boy who doesn't speak with words but rather he speaks through sound effects. Gerald shows the world that sometimes he can say more through his sounds than if he had all the words in a dictionary. Based on the Dr. Seuss book.moreless
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    Dave's World

    Dave's World

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    CBS (ended 1997)
    Dave's World is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry's syndicated columns. Dave is a child of the '60s trying to survive in the '90s, confronting the absurdities of life - as husband, father and semi-responsible citizen. He muddles through with the help of his wife, Beth, who's weary of being the responsible one; sons Tommy, 12, and Willie, 8; his college buddies, Kenny, whose claim to fame is that he records books-on-tape, and Shel, an overworked plastic surgeon who is still bitter over his not-so-recent divorce. Adding to their hectic lives is Mia, Dave's bubbly assistant who just moved in next door with her husband-to-be, Eric, the Barry's jack-of-all-trades handyman. The "framing device" for each episode is Dave at work on his newspaper column. The episode then illustrates his inspiration for the column. The theme song was a version of "You May Be Right" sung by Southside Johnny.moreless
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    WildC.A.T.S.

    WildC.A.T.S.

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    CBS (ended 1995)
    Welcome to the WildC.A.T.S. guide at TV.com. Thank you for visiting. I have just updated the synopsis for "Cry of the Coda" I will try to upload one synopsis a week. I will be working on getting images up as soon as my scanner starts working. Thanks for visiting, Togepilovermoreless
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    Dark Justice

    Dark Justice

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    CBS (ended 1993)
    As a cop I lost my collars to legal loopholes, but I believed in the system. As a D.A. I lost my case to crooked lawyers, but I believed in the system. As a judge my hands were bound by the letter of the law, but I believed in the system.......Until they took my life away. Then I stopped believing in the system and started believing in justice. Nick Marshall was a judge who got fed up with how the judicial system was constantly letting criminals go free, especially once his family was murdered. So he started his own vigilante group consisting of some not-so-bad criminals he let off the hook in exchange for their services. Judge by day, vigilante by night, executing his own personal brand of justice on criminals who slip through the loopholes in the legal system.moreless
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    Central Park West

    Central Park West

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    CBS (ended 1996)

    Central Park West was created by Darren Star, the man behind such hits as "Melrose Place" and "Sex and the City".

    Perhaps the most sophisticated prime time soap ever made, Central Park West premiered on September 13, 1995. It aired Wednesdays from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. With a cast headlined by former Oscar nominee Mariel Hemingway, Central Park West centered around the glamorous and exciting life for the staff of trendy magazine 'Communique', owned by Allen Rush (Ron Leibman), "the Darth Vader of publishing". Mariel Hemingway played the role of Stephanie Wells, the newly appointed editor-in-chief of 'Communique'. Central to the plot is the rivalry between Stephanie and Allen's stepdaughter Carrie Fairchild (Mädchen Amick), a scheming Generation-X bitch who does her best to seduce Stephanie's writer husband Mark Merrill (Tom Verica). The series followed several other ambitious New Yorkers, their love, treachery, hopes and dreams through thick and thin. One of the most notable being the evil and deceitful Australian bombshell Rachel Dennis (Kylie Travis), the new fashion editor at 'Communique'.

    Stylish and with terrific dialogue, Central Park West was perfectly designed for the same young, fashion oriented Generation-X audience that had given "Melrose Place" such a warm welcome. Surprisingly, the show didn't deliever as good as expected and was taken off the air revamped and put back on the air during the summer of 1996. Mariel Hemingway had quit and the show now focused more on the older characters. CBS now aired two episodes a week and Gerald McRaney, Noelle Beck and film diva Raquel Welch joined the cast.

    Well-cast, well-played, fast-paced and brilliant. Central Park West is one of the greatest soaps to have been shown on TV. Don't miss the opportunity to watch this show all over again if you can. It's well worth it.moreless

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    CBS Schoolbreak Special

    CBS Schoolbreak Special

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    CBS (ended 1996)
    CBS' answer to "The ABC "Afterschool Special"
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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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    Return to Lonesome Dove

    Return to Lonesome Dove

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    CBS (Mini-Series 1993)
    This mini-series takes off where Lonesome Dove ended. Captain Woodrow F. Call (Jon Voight) decides to head back to his Montana ranch with a heard of wild horses. Call's unacknowledged son Newt Dobbs (Rick Schroder) has been left in charge of the ranch in his absence.moreless
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