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    Close to Home

    Close to Home

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    CBS (ended 2007)
    Close to Home stars Jennifer Finnigan ("The Bold and the Beautiful", "Committed") in a legal drama that tears away the facade of suburbia to reveal that sometimes quiet and tranquil streets can hide the darkest of crimes. Annabeth Chase (Finnigan) is a young, aggressive prosecutor with a perfect conviction record who tries the cases that take place in her own backyard. Returning to work after having her first child, Annabeth is ready to take on the most difficult cases, fueled by her passion to protect her community and her family.

    Co-stars include Kimberly Elise ("Diary of a Mad Black Woman"), John Carroll Lynch ("The Drew Carey Show") and Christian Kane ("Leverage", "Angel") also star. Jerry Bruckheimer ("CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Without A Trace"), Jonathan Littman ("Cold Case, The Amazing Race"), Jim Leonard ("Thieves") and Simon West ("Lara Croft: Tomb Raider") are executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.moreless
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    The Ellen Show

    The Ellen Show

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    CBS (ended 2002)
    "What's a small-town girl turned L.A. businesswoman to do when her high-profile, high-finance start-up Internet company goes belly up? And when her social life out west is not doing so great either? Well, as played by Emmy winner Ellen DeGeneres, she reacts by saying goodbye to her dot-com world and heading back to her hometown to put her life together. It remains to be seen, however, whether the best way to do that is by becoming a counselor at her old high school--they still teach Home Economics, for crying out loud--and by moving in with her eccentric mother and unlucky-in-love sister."

    "Ellen Richmond (DeGeneres)...decides to trade the stresses of her fast-track, big-city lifestyle for the slower pace of her quieter hometown, where she is known and loved. It remains to be seen, however, whether or not returning to her hometown, a fishbowl of a place, and her eccentric mother, Dot (Cloris Leachman), and scatter-brained sister, Catherine (Emily Rutherfurd), is the best course of action. At home, Ellen becomes reacquainted with her senior prom date, Rusty (Jim Gaffigan), who thinks they can pick up where they left off, and her befuddled high school teacher, Mr. Munn (Martin Mull). Though worlds apart from the people who love her, Ellen begins to adjust to a very different way of life." (CBS press release)

    DeGeneres bounced back from the cancellation of her ABC sitcom with this star vehicle, previously titled Ellen, Again. Like her ABC sitcom, her character was, yep, gay. (The series was nominated in 2002 for a GLAAD award for Outstanding Comedy Series.) Unlike her ABC sitcom, it was actually funny. Ellen was in good company, surrounded by a supporting cast full of actors from a wide array of failed CBS TV series. The chemistry was great, the scripts were good. All the cards seemed to be in place. Except for the audience one. A roaring ratings failure from Day 1, The Ellen Show was on just about every pundit's list as one of the sure-thing casualties of the fall -- especially after its lead-out bit the dust after two weeks -- with many of them speculating that CBS was waiting until Ellen's gig hosting the November, 2001 Emmy Awards (that it was their turn to broadcast, and that were postponed a couple times thanks to 9/11) was over and done with before rendering the show over and done with. That way, Ms. DeGeneres -- never one to accept rejection graciously -- couldn't get even by hosting them the Whoopi Goldberg way. But then a funny thing happened. Ellen did a fine job hosting the ceremony, winning lots of critical raves and managing to make people forget about what was going on in the world. And while The Ellen Show probably should have been cancelled anyway, CBS followed up her hosting performance with something even better than a standing ovation or a bouquet of roses. They awarded her show a 22-episode full season. Those same pundits were stunned, and the ailing sitcom seemed like it had a new lease on life when the network followed up the announcement with one stating that it would get a 3-week trial run Mondays at 8:30, a time slot that was nothing if not better than the dead-air equivalent it held on Friday. Unfortunately, after the Monday tryout was over, it returned to Friday -- as if CBS CEO Les Moonves had forgotten when the same exact programming move worked wonders for the languishing ratings of a certain self-entitled Gregory Hines vehicle four years earlier. Ratings even worse than they had been before it moved to Monday, coupled with limp numbers when it was on Monday, prompted Moonves and company to wish they hadn't been so magnanimous, and after the cast and crew managed to shoot 18 of those 22 episodes, the plug was pulled. As was the show itself, so as not to do damage to the Don Bellisario project, First Monday, scheduled to air following it. CBS had 5 episodes of The Ellen Show at their disposal, and chief CBS spokesman/B.S. artist extraordinaire, Chris Ender, swore that they'd air in March and April, 2002 -- going so far as to insult everybody's intelligence by claiming that the series was under consideration for the fall, and production was only stopped because they didn't "have room" for 4 more episodes (crapola nonsense that they'd later rehash for another lame duck, The Stones). Of course, the only thing they didn't have room for anymore were the huge defecits. Advertisers had their fill, and those 5 episodes went straight to the nearest trash can. Curiously, although Ellen's complaints about ABC's supposed mistreatment of a show given four and a half seasons, great time slots and a huge send-off could fill volumes, her complaints about CBS' actual mistreatment of a show given three and a half months, terrible time slots and no send-off couldn't even fill a postcard. Perhaps this was because she had already set her sights on her daytime talk show, which would debut to big hoopla, if not big ratings, two seasons later.

    A little trivia: The Ellen Show was originally proposed as a show-within-a-show that lampooned the TV industry, featuring Ellen as the host of a fictitious variety series (The New Ellen Show). Practically no one at CBS was interested, and so instead, we got this. Ellen said she got the idea of The Ellen Show while watching Ed. The series was originally set to be produced by Michael Ovitz's production company, the Artists Television Group, who did make the pilot. However, the editor bankrupted them, and CBS took over their ownership stake before the first episode aired. The other ATG show picked up for Fall, 2001, WB's Lost in the USA, was not so lucky. When ATG died, so did it.

    Theme song "The Ellen Show (Main Title Theme)" written by Jude Christodal

    The Ellen Show is produced by The Hurwitz Company / CBS Productions, in association with Columbia TriStar Television

    Broadcast History -----------------

    Sep 2001, Mon 9:30-10:00 Sep 2001-Oct 2001, Fri 8:00-8:30 Oct 2001-Nov 2001, Fri 8:30-9:00 Dec 2001, Mon 8:30-9:00 Dec 2001-Jan 2002, Fri 8:30-9:00

    First telecast: September 24, 2001 Last telecast: January 11, 2002 Show type: Multi-Camera Sitcom Number of episodes: 18 Media: 35mm filmmoreless
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    Armed & Famous

    Armed & Famous

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    Armed & Famous takes a handful of celebrities and follows them through the Police Academy and onto the streets of Muncie, Indiana to fight crime. The new reality series features Erik Estrada, La Toya Jackson, Jack Osbourne, Jason “Wee Man” Acuña, and Trish Stratus.moreless
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    The Education of Max Bickford

    The Education of Max Bickford

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    CBS (ended 2002)
    Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss stars along side Academy Award winning actress Marcia Gay Harden, Golden Globe winner Regina Taylor, veteran actress Helen Shaver and actress Katee Sackhoff in this CBS series. Dreyfuss stars as Max Bickford, a college professor facing a turning point in his life after being passed over for what he feels is a long-overdue promotion. Taking a much-needed inventory of his life, Max looks around and sees that he has been working forever, and for what? A widower surrounded by women at an all-female institution, struggling to parent a headstrong 18-year-old daughter and an overly wise 13-year-old son, with a best friend named Steve who has just returned from sabbatical as the newly transgendered Erica, Max realizes that he's an old-fashioned man in a modern world and that something has to change. But he'll be damned if it's him.moreless
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    Viva Laughlin

    Viva Laughlin

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    CBS (ended 2007)
    Viva Laughlin is a re-make of the Golden Globe nominated mini-series Viva Blackpool. The story is about an ambitious small entrepreneur Ripley Holden (Lloyd Owen), who dreams of opening up a casino in Laughlin, Nevada. Meanwhile, he is having marital problems and is struggling to keep his family together. The show has been produced by BBC Worldwide, CBS Paramount Network Television, Seed Productions and Sony Television.moreless
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    Rock Star

    Rock Star

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    Season 2 airs Tuesday at 9pm.(Performance Show), and Wednesday at 8pm (Elimination Show). and the reality show is on rockstar.msn.com/
    Rock guitarist Dave Navarro and sizzling television personality Brooke Burke host “Rock Star”, a musical reality show produced by “Survivor’s” Mark Burnett. The show combines the world of rock and roll with the elements of an unscripted reality series. The 15 performers, who will live together in a Hollywood Hills home, face tough competitions and a weekly elimination. The grand prize for the last singer standing will be the coveted lead singer spot of a popular rock band. The winner will set off on a world tour with the band and take part in the group’s new album. “Rock Star” will air three times each week. Monday’s episodes will focus on the contestants at the house and going to their rock n’ roll clinics. On Tuesdays the focus is strictly on performing. The contestants will perform on a brand new CBS sound-stage/ultra-cool rock n’ roll club in front of a live audience, as well as INXS, and millions of viewers watching around the world. Every Tuesday after the concert, it is up to audiences around the globe to vote by logging on to rockstar.msn.com or by Verizon text messaging. Wednesday, after the voting results have been tabulated, the contestants deemed eligible for elimination must battle it out by performing an INXS song on stage before a live audience and the band itself. The final elimination decision each week is decided by INXS. Airing Schedule : Special one hour premiere, Monday, July 11 at 9PM E/P In the week following the premiere the show will air regularly on Mondays at 9:30PM E/P, Tuesdays at 10:00PM E/P, and Wednesdays at 9:30PM E/T.moreless
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    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

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    CBS (ended 2000)
    first aired date: January 20, 1996 last aired date: August 30, 1997 In the spin-off to the classic Ace Ventura, we see an outlook on the character aside from his appearances in the movies. Ace Ventura is a clowny, cooky, some might even call him crazy, Private Investigator, with a twist. He only helps animals.moreless
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    Accidentally on Purpose

    Accidentally on Purpose

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    CBS (ended 2010)
    A San Francisco newspaper film critic becomes pregnant after a hookup with a much younger man and together they raise a non-traditional family. Golden Globe Award winner Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg) plays Billie, who after a hard breakup with her boss, James (Melrose Place's Grant Show) then gets knocked up by Zack (Windfall's Jon Foster). They agree on an unconventional arrangement to raise the child and live together platonically. But when Zack's friends turn her place into a frat house, Billie isn't sure that the plan can work out. Completing the cast are Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty) as Billie's best friend Olivia, Lennon Parham as her younger married sister Abby, and Nicolas Wright as Davis, one of Zack's freeloading friends. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Mary F. Pols, Accidentally on Purpose is executive-produced by Lloyd Braun, Gail Berman, Gene Stein, and Claudia Lonow with CBS Television Studios.moreless
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    Three Rivers

    Three Rivers

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    CBS (ended 2010)
    This is a medical drama about an acclaimed transplant hospital and the team, which hold life and death in their hands everyday. The team is comprised of Dr. Andy Yablonski, the lead surgeon; Dr. Miranda Foster, a woman trying to live up to her father's reputation; Dr. David Lee, a resident more interested in his private affairs; Ryan Abbott, the new transplant coordinator struggling to balance the aspects of his job; Pam Acosta, the surgical nurse and Dr. Sophia Jordan, the head of surgery who needs to keep everyone in line. Every case is viewed from the perspective of the team, the recipient and the donor. This show is set in Pittsburgh at Three Rivers Medical Center, William H Foster Transplant Wing.moreless
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    Star Search

    Star Search

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    CBS (ended 2004)
    STAR SEARCH, the one-hour talent series hosted by Arsenio Hall and was inspired by the original "Star Search" television program (1983-1995), which was hosted by Ed McMahon, and helped launch the careers of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, N*Sync, Destiny's Child, Ray Romano, Sinbad, and Martin Lawrence. This series featured live tournament-style competitions in four categories - adult singer, junior singer, comedians, models/young dancers - culminating in the grand prize winning STAR in each category. A panel of celebrity judges will determine the winners. The suspense will build each week as the head-to-head competition in each category renders a winner who will advance to the next round. There are six qualifying episodes. Winners from each of these episodes will then advance to the semi finals. The grand finale episode on Thursday, February 6 at 8PM ET/PT will crown the STAR SEARCH winner in each category! To clarify, episodes one, two, three, five, six and seven will be "first round" matchups for seasons one through three. Winners of episodes one, two and three will advance to episode four, the first semi-final. Winners of episodes five, six and seven will advance to episode eight, the second semi-final. Episode nine will be the grand finale in which two semi-final winners from each category will compete for the $100,000 grand prize. The fourth season of this series, was different because there was no guest judges and the three judges that were there did not tell how many stars each contestant got. There was also a twist instated during the fourth season of the series that some episodes were called "Winner's Circle Showdown." In these episodes, the people in the Winner's Circle challenged one another to have immunity until the final episode of the fourth season. Show Type: CBS Variety Show First Telecast: January 08, 2003 Last Telecast: March 13, 2004 Episodes: 41 Episodes + 1 Special Episode CBS Broadcast History January 08, 2003 - February 06, 2003 .. Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 8:00/7:00C February 19, 2003 - May 14, 2003 .. Wednesdays & Fridays @ 8:00/7:00C January 17, 2004 - March 13, 2004 .. Saturdays @ 8:00/7:00Cmoreless
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    Strawberry Shortcake

    Strawberry Shortcake

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    Strawberry Shortcake and her friends first entered pop culture as characters in a series of greeting cards. Then, in 1980, the first of six annual Strawberry Shortcake TV specials aired, firmly embedding the titular heroine in the minds and hearts of eighties children everywhere. Nearly twenty years after the final special aired, Miss Shortcake has been revived for another generation.

    This web guide will be devoted to both the c cartoon specials and the new series of videos that update the adventures of Strawberry Shortcake for the 21st Century. Strawberry Shortcake and its characters are owned/distributed by Those Characters From Cleveland, a division of American Greetings.

    1st Theme Song (spoken) Boys and girls Moms and dads Brothers and sisters Cats and dogs Welcome to the world of Strawberry Shortcake! (sung) Who sleeps all night in a cake made of strawberry Wakes up bright in a cake made of strawberry Lives her life in a cake made of strawberry (Strawberry Shortcake) Wouldn�tcha know Who sweeps her floors in a cake made of strawberry Plays outdoors of a cake made of strawberry Games and chores in a cake made of strawberry (Strawberry Shortcake) Wouldn�tcha know It�s love that makes her garden grow With lots of pretty berries in a row She greets each day with a berry glow (Strawberry Shortcake) Wouldn�tcha know What�s it like to stay in a cake made of strawberry Work and play in a cake made of strawberry Learn the way of little Miss Strawberry (Strawberry Shortcake) And you will know (Strawberry Shortcake) This you�ll know 2nd Theme Song Straw-buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Straw-buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Straw-buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Shortcake I know a girl And there is no one sweeter She's got that special touch Best friend in the world And when you get to meet her You'll love her berry much (She's doin' fine) (Growin' better all the time) She's cool, she's fun She'll lead the way Straw-buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Shortcake That girl's so sweet Just like her name Straw-buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Strawberry Shortcake She's so vuh-vuh-vuh-very Extraordi-di-dinary She�s Straw-buh-buh-buh-berry Shortcake That�s girl�s so sweet Just like her name Straw-buh-buh-buh-buh-berry Strawberry Shortcakemoreless
  • 92
    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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    Swingtown

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    CBS (ended 2008)
    This new period drama takes viewers back to the 1970s for a look at suburban households testing the murky waters of sexual revolution, following swingers throughout open marriages, "key parties" and other swingers extravaganzas. Mike Kelley is creator and executive producer of the pilot, produced by CBS Paramount Network Television. The show originally aired on Thursday evenings, but after episode 7 it moved to Fridays, swapping with Flashpoint.moreless
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    The Class

    The Class

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    CBS (ended 2007)
    In this CBS comedy created by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, the writers of such hits as "Friends" and "Mad About You," a group of twenty-somethings who were third-grade classmates are reunited at a surprise party 20 years later. What will happen when they find out what each other's lives are like now? The cast includes Jason Ritter as Ethan Haas, a man who planned the reunion of his fellow classmates, and who is crazy about his fiancée, but his life will turn around when his fiancée leaves him. Heather Goldenhersh plays Lina Warbler, a woman who truly believes in love, although she doesn't have that much luck in it; Lizzy Caplan is Kat Warbler, Lina's twin-sister, a cynical and sarcastical person; Jon Bernthal is Duncan Carmello, a man who still lives with his mother (Julie Halston); Sean Maguire is Kyle Lendo, a man that every girl had a crush during high school, but now he is living with his boyfriend, yes, boyfriend, Aaron. Jesse Tyler Ferguson portraits Richie, a unhappy man who's life hasn't treated him well since high school. Lucy Punch plays Holly Ellenbogen, a married woman who wants to have her revenge on Kyle. She's married to Perry Pearl (Sam Harris), who is also gay although Holly doesn't realize. Andrea Anders plays Nicole Allen, Yonk Allen's (David keith) trophy wife, who was once in a long relationship with Duncan.

    Now that they finally met again, the relationships will bring back "The Class," and lots of fun is guaranteed.moreless
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    Now and Again

    Now and Again

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    CBS (ended 2000)
    Now and Again premiered on CBS television in September 1999 and focused on what would happen if a dead man's brain were removed and placed in a body with superhuman strength and mental powers. Michael Wiseman, now Michael Newman, was drafted to assist a government scientist on a variety of projects. Michael's refusal to give up his family from his "past life," however, proved more difficult to contend with than any in the government could ever have guessed.

    Build a man with the speed of Michael Jordan, the strength of Superman and the grace of Fred Astaire. A guy who's going to look good, be young, be omnipotent. Wild, huh?

    The Six Million Dollar Man for the new millennium maybe? It could have been. It featured a unique concept and a strong cast, many of which now appear in various popular series. but a massive audience never really caught on for the program. Though the program had a strong cult following and many efforts were made to revive it and have it released on DVD. As of 2006, however, no DVD set is available.

    All said and done, this was a series that likely should have done better than it did. It was funny, with great action scenes and compelling emotional plots. It also featured a strong cliffhanger ending, one which there will likely never be a resolution to.

    Where Have They Been and Where Are They Now?

    Now and Again featured a strong cast that now appear in many hit television series.

    Eric Close - Michael New/Wiseman - Close can now be seen as Agent Martin Fitzgerald in another CBS program, the hit procedural drama Without a Trace.

    Dennis Haysbert - Dr. Theodore Morris - Haysbert enjoyed great success as President David Palmer on FOX's 24. He also appeared in a series of commercials for All State Insurance and now stars as Jonas Blane on CBS's The Unit.

    Gerrit Graham - Roger Bender - Graham appeared as Q/Quinn in Star Trek: Voyager. After being largely inactive in television for a few years, he returned with a guest stint on Law and Order. He also recently performed the character Mr. John Willoughby in the film Stick it in Detroit.

    Margaret Colin - Lisa Wiseman - Colin's most recent television work was a guest stint on Law and Order: Criminal Intent.

    Heather Matarazzo - Heather Wiseman - Now starring on the series The Rules: A Lesbian Survival Guide. Also appeared as Lilly Moscovitz in both Princess Diaries films.

    Many of the show staff have also moved on to other popular projects. For example, creator Glenn Gordon Caron went on to create the hit NBC drama Medium.moreless
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    Wolf Lake

    Wolf Lake

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    CBS (ended 2002)
    Seattle police detective John Kanin has a problem. He's in love, but shortly after agreeing to marry him, his girlfriend disapears. His search leads to her home town, where people are clearly hiding information from him. One of the things they are hiding is the fact that they are all wolves, as is John's girlfriend, Ruby.moreless
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    The Great Adventure

    The Great Adventure

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    CBS (ended 1964)
    TV series of dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events.
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    Christy

    Christy

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    CBS (ended 1995)
    Nineteen year-old Christy Huddleston decides to leave a sheltered life of luxury in 1912 Asheville to serve as a teacher in a remote mission schoolhouse in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Young and naïve but optimistic, she finds herself in the midst of overwhelming poverty, ignorance and superstition, yet also surrounded by great beauty, faith and love. Even as Christy wrestles against seemingly impossible odds to make a difference in her schoolchildren's lives, she is emotionally torn between the attentions of two very different men: Reverend David Grantland, a young, outspoken and idealistic minister from Boston, and Dr. Neil MacNeill, a man with a painful past, born and raised in Cutter Gap, now a physician working hard to establish the benefits of 20th century medicine in a place where folklore and herbalism prevail.
    The series was based upon the novel written by Catherine Marshall in 1967.
    The series was filmed on location in Townsend, Tennessee, USA.moreless
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    Martial Law

    Martial Law

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    CBS (ended 2000)
    Sammo Law is a Chinese law officer and a martial arts expert transferred to America looking for an old nemesis. During the search, Sammo will join the police department and work with a group of detectives on police cases.

    The show ran for two years on CBS, and it endured cast revamps, which were probably the main reason why the show ended only after two years.

    After only 5 episodes, Tammy Lauren exited the show, and both Louis Mandylor and Tom Wright exited the show after the first season. During the first season, a new character was introduced (played by Arsenio Hall) and was soon made a regular.

    People loved the show, because it was a good combination of action, martial arts and comedy, but not enough to keep it going.moreless
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    Eleventh Hour

    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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