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    Stephen King's Golden Years

    Stephen King's Golden Years

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    CBS (ended 1991)
    After the explosion in a top secret U.S. laboratory, its janitor, 70 year old Harlan Williams, is affected by the release of unknown chemicals. He starts to become younger and this causes the government to be interested in his case. However, Williams becomes a fugitive and starts a hunt across the country.moreless
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    The California Raisin Show

    The California Raisin Show

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    CBS (ended 1990)
    This series was a spin off of the claymation stars created by Bill Vinton. Made popular in a series of commercials for California Raisin Growers. The Motown-Style singing sensations the California Raisins encounter adventures with their hapless show-biz manager while on tour. Their Residence is a Penthouse above their recording studio. News and Fun Facts The California Raisins started as a commercial for raisins in California singing "I Heard It Through The Grapevine."moreless
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    The Five Mrs. Buchanans

    The Five Mrs. Buchanans

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    CBS (ended 1995)
    Welcome to The Five Mrs. Buchanans guide at TV.com. The Five Mrs. Buchanans was the story of four sisters-in-law who had nothing in common except for the dislike of their loathsome, gravel-voiced mother-in-law. "Mother" Emma Buchanan was a divorcee and the matriarch of the Buchanan clan in suburban Mercy, Indiana. Tough and opinionated, she loved her sons, but barely tolerated the women they chose the spend their lives with - often insulting her daughters-in-law right to their faces. Alexandria ("Alex"), who married eldest Buchanan son Roy, was a Jewish New-Yorker, and was a protester when she was young. When she settled down with Roy, she became busy running the local thrift store. Crass, loudmouthed, and class-conscious Vivian married her 32-year-old high school sweetheart, Ed, when she became pregnant with his twin sons. Dim-witted and somewhat trashy Delilah, married Charles, whom she met while he was on a trip to Texas. Delilah now spent her time working at the thrift store with Alex. And new to the Buchanan family was youngest son Jesse's wife -- bouncy, overly-enthusiastic Bree, who once worked at Disneyland (and knows where they're keeping Walt). Roy was a school principal, Ed and Jesse worked together at Ed's construction company, and Charles was a preacher, though the husbands were seldom seen. Despite acclaim from both critics and fans, CBS relegated the Mrs. Buchanans to the dead-zone Saturday night schedule during a bad year for the network, which sealed the fate of the series. Some episodes were pre-empted and bounced around on the schedule between Monday and Wednesday nights. CBS finally canceled the series after they played out the 17 episodes they had ordered. After the show's cancellation, the production team, many of which had previously worked on The Golden Girls/The Golden Palace, went on to make other fondly remembered (but equally short-lived) shows such as The Crew and Some of My Best Friends, as well as (with more lasting power) Half and Half and the recent monster-hit Desperate Housewives (the latter of which has more than a few parallels to this series). Many people have expressed interest in getting episodes of the show on video or DVD. Since masses of series are now getting a DVD releases, go to TV Shows on DVD, register and vote on the show (and any other series you want to see on DVD). Support from TV fans does make a difference in getting the studios to release series on disc.moreless
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    Double Rush

    Double Rush

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    CBS (ended 1995)
    Robert Pastorelli left the character of Eldin Bernecky on Murphy Brown in the ‘94 - ‘95 television season to strike out on his own. The series, Double Rush, premiered in January of 1995. The series was co-created by Murphy Brown's creator, Diane English.moreless
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    Mother Goose & Grimm

    Mother Goose & Grimm

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    CBS (ended 1993)
    Based on Mike Peter's hugely popular comic strip, Mother Goose and Grimm, or 'Grimmy' as it was known after the second season, followed the adventures of Grimmy, a tenacious and mischievous bull terrier; his owner, the slightly senile Mother Goose; and poor Attila, Mother Goose's other pet - a cat who Grimmy lives to harass. Their dysfunctional little family never has a dull moment thanks to the antics of Grimmy, but Mother Goose loves her pets like children no matter what. Silly, funny and sometimes slightly surreal, the adventures of Grimmy and friends are always entertaining!moreless
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    Love & War

    Love & War

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    CBS (ended 1995)
    A former restauranteur buys a bar and turns it into a chic bistro, putting her at odds with an opinionated sports columnist who hangs out there. Love & War was the most popular new sitcom on United States Television in season 1992-93 - jokingly described as Law & Order meets Cheers - owing to the presence of Susan Dey (who played Grace Van Owen in the legal drama LA Law, as well as, years earlier, Laurie Partridge in The Partridge Family) and the ensemble setting in a restaurant/bar. Susan Dey co-starred as Wallis 'Wally' Porter, an attractive and upmarket businesswoman/chef who loses not only her husband but also her swanky New York restaurant, Chez Wally, when she is divorced. Desperate for a few double vodkas after the settlement hearing, she stops by the Blue Shamrock, a downmarket Manhattan bar and grill, and, on impulse, buys the majority share in the place from its current owner, big Ike Johnson (who nonetheless agrees to stay on as manager), vowing to turn it into a chic venue. The Blue Shamrock swiftly brings Wally together with one of the bar's principal habitués, Jack Stein, an intolerant and opinionated reporter for the New York Register newspaper, and, although complete opposites, they waste little time in cementing a relationship, going to bed in the second episode (the sitcom aired in the US after the watershed); their alliance forms the bedrock of the series from this point on. Other bar regulars include timid refuse-collector Ray Litvak; forthright and feminist Register sports journalist 'Meg' Tynan, who disapproves of the Porter/Stein axis; and none-too-bright waitress Nadine Berkus, who needs the wage to finance her own and her children's education because her husband has been sent to jail for fraud. John Hancock, the actor playing Ike Johnson (he had also played opposite Susan Dey in LA Law), died soon after the series began and was replaced by his character's ill-natured brother, Abe, an unemployed auto worker from Detroit who becomes the new Blue Shamrock barman. Also seen regularly is Wally's ex-husband, Kip Zakaris, an egomaniacal B-movie actor. The 'LA Law meets Cheers' scenario ended after one year when the producers failed to renew Susan Dey's contract, reportedly because they felt there was insufficient chemistry between her and co-star Jay Thomas. Replacing Wally - who was said to have gone to Paris - came another chef, Dana Palladino (played by Annie Potts), who stood up to Jack and didn't become his love interest for a year. Wally sold her interest in the Blue Shamrock to Abe.moreless
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    The Sports Illustrated for Kids Show

    The Sports Illustrated for Kids Show

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    CBS (ended 1997)
    Saturday morning show about kids and athletics
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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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    The Client

    The Client

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    CBS (ended 1996)
    A riveting dramatic series based on John Grisham's novel of the same name, as well as the feature film starring Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. JoBeth Williams and John Heard starred as their television counterparts (Sarandon reportedly offered Miss Williams name as her personal choice to resume the role of Reggie Love). The television series follows Reggie Love, a recovering alcoholic who has lost custody of her own two children, as she battles to win them back, meanwhile redirecting her maternal instincts through her family law practice. Reggie is continuously taking on the most hopeless of cases involving children and fights for them with a vengeance while her practice suffers financial jeopardy, as a result. Fortunately, as she battles for her clients as well as to win her own life back, Reggie is surrounded by an equally complex and committed cast of other characters presiding over Reggie's courtroom is compassionate Judge Harry Roosevelt (Ossie Davis). Reggie's most ardent opponent and friend is District Attorney Roy Foltrigg (John Heard), her streetwise assistant is Clint (David Barry Gray) and her mother and roommate is Momma Love (Polly Holliday).moreless
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    Bob

    Bob

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    CBS (ended 1993)
    Comedian Bob Newhart had starred in two highly successful ensemble comedy series for CBS. The Bob Newhart Show (1972-1978) and Newhart (1982-1990) and in 1992 Bob Newhart returned to television and to CBS with Bob. In it, Newhart played Bob McKay, who had been working as an artist for the Chicago-based Schmitt Greeting Card Company for 20 years when he thought his dream had come true. In his younger days he had created a canine comic-book character called "Mad-Dog' that had lasted for only 12 issues, and now ACE Comics wanted to revive the character. What Bob didn't realize was that Harlan the obnoxious, manipulative senior story editor at ACE, had taken Bob's decent superhero and turned Mad-Dog into a bloodthirsty vigilante. The president of ACE Mr. Terhorst, who only communicated by phone, decided that if the two worked together they could create a truly great comic-book hero. Theirs was an uneasy alliance, with constant bickering about the way Mad-Dog stories should go. Other eccentrics at ACE were Trisha, Bob's flaky daughter, who colored the comic frames; Albie, the klutzy gofer with low self-esteem; Chad, the spaced-out cartoon inker with a crush on Trisha; and Iris, the crotchety old-timer who had seen it all. Kaye was Bob's sensible wife of 25 years and Shayla was Harlan's pushy bimbo girlfriend. In the last episode of the 1992-1993 season the conglomerate that owned ACE Comics sold out to a millionaire who hated comic books and the entire Mad-Dog staff, including Bob, was fired. When the series returned for the 1993-1994 season Sylvia Schmitt, the wife of his former boss offered Bob the presidency of Schmitt Greetings to replace her husband, who had run off with his dental hygienist. Slyvia's obnoxious son, Pete, the sales VP who had expected to take over the company and now had to work for Bob, was irate. Others at Schmitt were Chris, the sarcastic bookkeeper, and Whitey, a huge dumb guy from the production who adored Bob. BROADCASTING HISTORY
    September 1992 ... Friday 8:30-9:00
    September 1992-March 1993 ... Friday 9:30-10:00
    April 1993-May 1993 ... Monday 8:30-9:00
    October 1993-November 1993 ... Friday 9:00-9:30
    December 1993 ... Monday 9:30-10:00
    1997 ... First Run Syndication
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    Lenny

    Lenny

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    CBS (ended 1991)
    This short-lived comedy centred on Lenny Callahan, a blue-collar worker in Boston who moonlighted as a hotel doorperson to make ends meet.
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    Broken Badges

    Broken Badges

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    CBS (ended 1991)
    Welcome to the Broken Badges guide at TV.com
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    Dink, The Little Dinosaur

    Dink, The Little Dinosaur

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    CBS (ended 1991)
    Dink, The Little Dinosaur is about a young Apatosaurus named Dink as he and his friends Amber the Corythosaurus, Shyler the Edaphosaurus, Scat the Comsognathus, Flapper the Pteranodon, and not to mention their mentor Crusty the Turtle have various adventures in Green Meadow.moreless
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    The Bonnie Hunt Show (1995)

    The Bonnie Hunt Show (1995)

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    CBS (ended 1996)
    Bonnie served as the creator, executive producer and co-writer on this show. Bonnie plays Bonnie Kelly a features reporter for channel 12 WBDR news. The first show has Bonnie moving from Wisconsin to Chicago for the job. She makes friends with the people at work right away and develops a crush on Bill Kirkland her boss, even though he is often too busy to give her the time of day. Tom the camera man, has a secret crush on Bonnie, and she later admits to Holly that she thinks he's cute (she's torn between both guys). But we never got to find out who Bonnie ended up with because the show was cancelled after 11 episodes. Bonnie's character is much the same as The Building. Very wholesome and kind. Often to a fault. Most of the same people from The Building, Holly Wortell, Don Lake, and Tom Virtue (who she met at Second City) are in this show also. Holly plays her best friend who does makeup at the news station. And Don plays her next door neighbor Keith, who is constantly talking to her through the window and coming over. A really cute part of the show is Bonine's constant conversations over the phone to her Mother. The best part about this show however is the remote segments. They're improvised and they are hilarious. The show was an experimental use of improv techniques in a sitcom. With improv you accept a certain amount of failure in exchange for edgy, original, unpredictable approaches to comic situations. First Telecast: September 22, 1995 Last Telecast: April 7, 1996 Episodes: 13 Color Episodes, 2 Unaired CBS Broadcast History September 1995-October 1995----Fridays----8:30 March 1996-April 1996----Sundays----8:30 (new title Bonnie )moreless
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    City (1990)

    City (1990)

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    CBS (ended 1990)
    Valerie Harper (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Valerie, later Valerie's Family/The Hogan Family) stars as the much put-upon city manager of an unknown metropolis, often juggling work with family.
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    Turks

    Turks

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    CBS (ended 1999)
    Joe Turk is a veteran police sergeant, husband and father of 4 adult children. Two of his children are cops, one is on the other side of the law and the youngest is a struggling college student. Joe tries to keep his family together and remain loyal to his wife, Mary despite his growing attraction to Ginny, a local waitress. Great location shots of Chicago as well as casting "real" Chicago cops as background actors.moreless
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    Bailey Kipper's P.O.V

    Bailey Kipper's P.O.V

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    CBS (ended 1997)
    Little Brother is Watching You! Yes Mr. 347, that's him, Bailey Kipper (played by Michael Galeota). The weird kid who has turned his life into a video diary by putting spyballs into every room, every nook and cranny, from the fridge to his big sister's bedroom. Oooer. But contrary to what you might be thinking, Bailey gets his kicks not from voyeurism per se but from being in control, recording life's little dramas and then spin doctoring them with slick editing and video effects to fit in with his own view of events. Sitting up in an attic crammed with eavesdropping electronics, the spider at the centre of a web of cams, he's obviously heading for a career as a government spook. This destiny might also explain his 24 hour surveillance of Robin: Bailey's interest may not be incestuous after all, but rather that he views his sister as a political dissident whose actions should be monitored. A promising TV series that went nowhere With its major usage of video art-Paintbox graphics and warped animations-POV feels like a natural successor to Mitchell Kriegman's Clarissa Explains It All, so much so that I looked for his name in the credits; but it wasn't there. But this is what Clarissa might have been had Nickelodeon given Kriegman a bigger budget, or perhaps had the bright idea of using the motif of a video diary as an excuse to blend more storytelling video effects into the narrative. Having said that, POV is also very weak. The series falls apart before your eyes; the script writers clearly had no canonical character biographies. Each episode contradicts the last. Bailey's sister, Robin, is (like Daria) a freethinking Joan of Arc who, to her dad's despair, is always on some righteous mission, with the result that the two have been arguing since she was old enough to talk ("I counted seven door slams-a personal best for Robin!" observes Bailey in the Art Competition episode). But what's this? Turn the page to next week and Robin is the apple of her dad's eye who always gets her own way. It just doesn't add up. At least Clarissa was consistent, even if it pulled its punches on a regular basis in the name of light entertainment. Despite its obvious charms, I think it was inevitable that POV was never going to go beyond one series, as the lack of narrative continuity deprived the show of a foundation on which to build an audience following. In fact it acts as a disincentive to people becoming loyal fans, as the more you watch the show, the less sense it makes! All in all this is the one that got away. (But then I hear they never caught up with Emmanuel Goldstein either, so maybe there's a message of hope there in this tale of modern times in which everyone is always on camera.)moreless
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    Archie's Fun House

    Archie's Fun House

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    CBS (ended 1973)
    Archie's Funhouse was a Saturday morning cartoon show that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1971 and from 1972 to 1973. The show was the sequel to the previous season's one-hour Archie Saturday morning series "The Archie Comedy Hour" (which was one of the biggest hits for the 1969-1970 Saturday morning season). "Archie's Funhouse", of course, featured Archie and his pals (Jughead, Reggie, Veronica, Betty, Hot Dog and others) as on-stage hosts of skits, jokes, and music. The program also had live-action kids as the audience for the show, responding to the antics of the Archie gang. Actually, the concept from the show came from 2 segments that were first shown on the previous season's "The Archie Comedy Hour". They were the "Funhouse" and "Side Show" segments. On "Archie's Funhouse", these segments featured puns, jokes, and skits. For these segments, Filmation Studios hired writers from the hit NBC primetime show "Rowan And Martin's Laugh-In" (the show that inspired these segments) to write for these segments. In addition, the show also featured "The Giant Jukebox", playing hit songs from The Archies. There were 3 song segments per show with on-stage performances by The Archies. Hit songs included "Sunshine", "Love Vibrations", and "Comes The Sun". "Archie's Funhouse" started off as a one-hour show on Saturday mornings from 1970 to 1971, then it was trimmed to a half-hour shown on Sunday mornings from 1972 to 1973.moreless
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    Sydney

    Sydney

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    CBS (ended 1990)
    Valerie Bertinelli plays Sydney Kells. Sydney has been making her living as a P.I. in New York but decides to return home to Los Angeles. At home, she has to deal with her smart family (a tough ex-cop dad, a worried mom, and a goofy brother). She also has to juggle a strange boss, an upper class friend and an array of clients for the cases she takes. Not to mention, she's single and worried about dating. The theme song ("Finish What Ya Started") was played by Valerie Bertinelli's husband, Eddie Van Halen, and his band, Van Halen.moreless
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    Good Sports

    Good Sports

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    CBS (ended 1991)
    This was Farrah Fawcett's and Ryan O'Neil's only sitcom together.
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