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    Cover Up

    Cover Up

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    CBS (ended 1985)
    Danielle Reynolds, a fashion photographer and Mac Harper, a former green beret hired to be a male model worker together as outriders: People who are put in critical situations, people with no outside help to do whatever they have to do to solve a problem. Their boss, Henry Towler, an American Ambassador of sorts send them around the world to help Americans in trouble. They usually go above and beyond their specific assignment to bring the guilty parties to justice, much to Henry's dismay. Later in the series, Jack Striker, an independent outrider, is brought in as a male model to fill the void left by Mac. Bonnie Tyler's Holding Out For a Hero is the show's theme song.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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    Evening Shade

    Evening Shade

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    CBS (ended 1994)
    This gentle rural sitcom, Evening Shade, starred Burt Reynolds as Wood Newton, an ex-pro football star who returned to his Arkansas home town of Evening Shade to coach the high school football team (the Mules), which had not won a game for two years. His wife Ava was elected the town's prosecuting attorney while pregnant with the couple's fourth child. Although their eldest son Taylor was the team quarterback, he inherited little of his father's sporting prowess. Assisting Wood is Herman Stiles, a fragile mathematics teacher uncommonly unsuited to the task of football coaching. Other regulars included cantankerous Dr Elldridge and Ava's father Evan, who disapproves of Wood's laid-back lifestyle and who has never forgiven him for stealing his daughter away at such a young age. (Ava was 18 when she got hitched to the 30-year-old Wood.) The series was narrated by Ossie Davis as Ponder Blue, the laconic and philosophical proprietor of Ponder Blue's Barbecue Villa, around which much of the action takes place. Evening Shade was marked by its sharp writing and measured, almost leisurely pacing, a style dictated by Reynolds with his deliberately understated performance as Newton (he also produced, wrote and directed episodes). (Adapted from BBC description)moreless
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    Hallmark Hall Of Fame

    Hallmark Hall Of Fame

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    CBS
    Beginning in 1955, Hallmark Hall of Fame has been a series of specials (appearing four to eight times a year throughout the 1960s The Hallmark Hall of Fame was launched on Christmas Eve 1951, with the world premiere of Amahl and the Night Visitors, an original opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. Viewer response was so positive that encores were televised. The next original production, of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, was broadcast in April 1953. More people watched Hamlet that evening than had cumulatively seen it in all its live performances in the 350 years since it had been written. Founder of Hallmark - Joyce C. Hall, Aired on NBC.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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    Galaxy High School

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    CBS (ended 1987)
    An animated series developed by writer/director/producer Chris Columbus about two students chosen from Earth to attend school at Galaxy High, the universe's first intergalactic high school on the asteroid Flutor.
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    Outlaws (1986)

    Outlaws (1986)

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    CBS (ended 1987)
    Sheriff John Grail was mad - we hit a bank in his town. Harland Pike, me - Wolfson Lucas, William Pike, and Isaiah "Ice" McAdams, known collectively as the Pike Gang. Grail had once been partners in crime with the four of us, but now all bets were off. The showdown was interrupted however by the Allmighty, who sent us all sailing into the 20th century, and what a century it was! But we weren't what you would call ordinary men, so we dug in, tried to adapt, and started a detection agency to put beans on the table and in the process ran head on into Deputy Maggie Randall. Things may be different this century, but there's plenty of work to be done because one thing is bound to be true - the bad hombres will always outnumber the good. In 1886, the four members of the Pike gang and their ex-partner, Sheriff John Grail, meet in a dead-end gully over an Indian graveyard and a burst of lightning catapults them all 100 years into Houston in the future. Forced to band together, the five start up the Double-Eagle Detective Agency and, with the help of Lt. Belford, fight crime with a unique Old West sensibility.moreless
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    Filthy Rich

    Filthy Rich

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    CBS (ended 1983)
    "Now, Big Guy Beck left a whole lot of cash, but he said in his video will, his money-hungry family could never collect if they didn't love his illegitimate son, Wild Bill. He said they had to be one happy family, and that's gonna be a mighty tough switch. But they want that gold and they would sell their souls, cuz they wanna be Filthy Rich." They are dubbed "the characters you love to hate." In literature, on the stage or in a television series, they are the people you really don't like but you can't wait to see what they will do next. Somehow they are the most fascinating if they are the most cunning, deceitful and nasty. In 1982, two new acerbic, beautiful, love-to-hate-em characters invaded the television screen in Filthy Rich, a campy half-hour comedy series from Linda Bloodworth and Larry White Productions designed to parody Dallas and other prime-time soaps of the era. Filthy Rich centered around the Becks, a fabulously wealthy Tennessee family, and the Westchesters, their newly-acquired poor relations. The Becks do anything to keep the family's fortune to themselves, and the members of the clan who scheme the hardest are Carlotta and Kathleen. Carlotta, the wife of the eldest son of the Beck family, is a vision of sugar-coated haughtiness with a demeanor that would put the best head waiter in his place. Kathleen, a former beauty queen who was married to the much-moneyed, now deceased patriach of the clan for a scant 10 months, is catty, ambitious and extremely well endowed. These two lovely ladies cook up some of the most outlandish plans to destroy their opponents to hit the small screen since J.R. Ewing came to Dallas! Carlotta's husband, Marshall, was pompous, arrogant and prone to childlike hissy-fits. Often times, it was he who came up with the botched schemes to drive the Westchesters from the family home, Toad Hall. His brother, Stanley, was handsome, well grounded and independently wealthy. This Dr. Pepper addict was often seen in the bathtub sporting his cowboy hat. Stanley was really the only normal member of the Beck clan, and as such, took sides with the Westchesters. Being rich and single, Stanley often had to fend off Kathleen, who was constantly making advances. Stanley and Marshall's mother, "Mother B," was a fun, senile firecracker who lived, for a time, at the local nursing home because her eldest son and his wife deemed her crazy. It wasn't long before she fled the nursing home and came to live with the family. "Wild" Bill and Bootsie Westchester were a happily married, yet somewhat trashy, couple that had been married for years. Bill, with his thick Southern-accent, sold RV's and appeared in the dealership's commercials, which ran on late-night television. Housewife Bootsie was rather dimwitted yet well read on many subjects (such as volumes A-Y of the encyclopedias) and she sold synthetic "Fantasy Fur" in her spare time.moreless
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    Let's Make A Deal

    Let's Make A Deal

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    CBS
    This show is a new take on the classic where audience members dress in crazy costumes to win big prizes and cash by making deals with the host, Wayne Brady.
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    The Daytime Emmy Awards

    The Daytime Emmy Awards

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    CBS
    The Daytime Emmy Awards debuted as its own award show in 1974 with only three categories: The Top Soap, The Top Actress, and The Top Actor. Since then daytime television has grown into a major small screen force, and The Daytime Emmy Awards has become the most highly-anticipated event of the year for fans and professionals alike.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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    Playhouse 90

    Playhouse 90

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    CBS (ended 1960)
    The most ambitious and acclaimed of all the anthology series', Playhouse 90 was in a league of its own. "Requiem of a Heavyweight," written by Rod Serling, garnered numerous Emmys and remains one of the best live dramas. Each week the series aired a complete 90 minute live drama. The list of talents is amazing: John Frankenheimer, Arthur Hiller, John Brahm, Arthur Penn were a few of the directors. Every angle and every shot left an impact on the viewing public. It was a treasure of a show, that rare gem that lives on.moreless
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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

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    CBS (ended 1958)
    The original Robin Hood series, intended primarily for children, featuring Robin of Locksley and his merry men in Sherwood Forest, who protect England from the evil machinations of Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham, while good King Richard is away at the Crusades. An unusual television series at the time in that it frequently re-used the same actors in different roles, or different actors in a recurring roles.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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    Conan and the Young Warriors

    Conan and the Young Warriors

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    CBS (ended 1994)
    animated spin-off of "Conan"
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    The Lone Ranger (1966)

    The Lone Ranger (1966)

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    CBS (ended 1968)
    This 1966 cartoon series was a fun ride. The animation style was unique compared to all the other cartoon TV series on at that time. It resembled the opening credits animation from the Wild,Wild,West TV show. And like that series, this cartoon had the Lone Ranger & Tonto fighting colorful,larger than life villains. Some of whom had technology that was anachronistic to the era that this series was set in.It was a fun way to update these characters for the audience. It was also nice to see Tonto featured solo in several episodes. The voice talent captured the roles perfectly, and the music was also distinctive. This series was clearly influenced by the Wild West TV series, but that's what made it outstanding.moreless
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    Pole Position

    Pole Position

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    CBS (ended 1985)
    Pole Position was a Saturday-morning animated action/mystery series loosely based on a popular 1980s racecar video game. It followed the adventures of three children, teenagers Dan and Tess Darrett and their younger sister Daisy, who worked for a secret crimefighting organization called Pole Position, run by their uncle, Dr. Zachary Darrett. With their computerized talking cars Roadie and Wheels, and their squeaky mascot Kuma, the children travelled around the country on missions, using a racing stunt show as their cover. Picture Speed Racer crossed with Inspector Gadget, with a few elements of Knight Rider and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? thrown in for good measure. The show premiered on CBS in the fall of 1984 and ran for 13 episodes, which were rebroadcast until the end of August 1985, and again on other networks such as USA through the remainder of the decade. It was also on the Family Channel (now ABC Family) in 1991 - 1992. The Cast Dan Darrett: Dan is the eldest of the Darrett siblings. He tends to be a bit stubborn and arrogant, especially about his driving, and to say and do things without thinking. Dan drives Roadie, the blue Pole Position car. Tess Darrett: Tess is Dan's slightly younger sister, but is definitely the more mature and levelheaded of the pair. She drives Wheels, the red Pole Position car. (Trivia: In the show's development, Tess was originally named "Tase" -- rhymes with "ace", short for Anastasia -- because the creators wanted a slightly unusual name for their female lead.) Daisy Darrett: Daisy is the youngest of the three Darrett children, looking to be about ten. She dreams of being a racer like her big brother and sister, but has a tendency to sneak off and get herself nabbed by the bad guys. Daisy likes video games and playing with Kuma and the car computers. She seems to have a special bond with Wheels in particular. Roadie: Roadie is the computer module for the blue Pole Position car, a more modern 1980's hot-rod than Wheels (with some resemblance to a DeLorean, complete with gull-wing doors). Roadie loves to race and exchange banter with Dan, while trying to keep him out of trouble. Wheels: Wheels is the computer module for the red Pole Position car, based on the classic muscle cars of the 1960's (particularly a Mustang convertible). Wheels is something of a worry-wart, often voicing concerns that he's getting too old and run-down for crimefighting work. (Trivia: Wheels' voice was provided by Mel Franklin of the Temptations, who passed away in 1995.) Kuma: Kuma is the Pole Position team's squeaky-voiced mascot, a hybrid of several different kinds of animal. His antics provide much of the show's comic relief. (Trivia: "Kuma" is Japanese for "bear", and was the name of Michael Reaves' dog at the time he developed the show.) Dr. Zachary Darrett ("Uncle Zach"): Dr. Zachary is the head of Pole Position, gives the kids their missions, and serves as a source of information, though he rarely tells them the full story until it's over. Questions and Answers Q: Where can I get episodes of Pole Position on tape? A: In North America, four commercial Pole Position tapes were produced by Karl-Lorimar / Kideo Video. Two compilation tapes, Racing to Adventure (#138) and Road Fever (#190), were released in 1986/1987. Racing contains the episodes "The Code", "The Canine Vanishes", "The Chicken Who Knew Too Much", "Strangers on the Ice", and "The Race". Road Fever contains the episodes "The Thirty-Nine Stripes", "The Thirty-One Cent Mystery", "Dial M for Magic", "The Bear Affair", and "To Clutch a Thief". There is also a mislabelled copy of Road Fever that was packaged in the Racing to Adventure box, hence some possible confusion about both compilations being identical; they're not. In 1989 two single-episode tapes, "The Secret" (#485) and "The Trouble with Kuma" (#486), were released. All of these are relatively available online, though you may have to look a bit. Good places to start are eBay, Half, and Amazon, or you can search the web for used or out-of-print video dealers. Expect to pay around $15 - $25 apiece for the compilations, but the single-episode tapes can usually be had for about $5 - $8. If the condition of the outer packaging is important to you, be warned: A lot of video stores cut the oversized compilation boxes to fit a standard VHS plastic case. Uncut boxes can be difficult to find. Unfortunately only 12 of the 13 episodes were made commercially available. The only way to get "Shadow of a Trout" is to find someone who recorded and kept the shows when the networks aired them. (That's a shame, as this episode contains one of the best moments of the entire series.) Try a Google search on "Pole Position cartoon". There are plenty of fans out there who will share their episodes. (Legality and quality cannot be verified) In the U.K., Pole Position was sold commercially on PAL-format tapes containing two episodes each. Not for certain which episodes were released, but one tape (#LR 2223) with "The Code" and "The Canine Vanishes" has been confirmed. In Australia, "Racing to Adventure" (Roadshow-Lorimar, #2668) was also released with 5 episodes, so it's possible "Road Fever" and the single-episode tapes were too. Others likely exist as well, including versions in other languages. The series was also aired in France and Brazil, and possibly Italy, Spain and Germany. If you would like to help petition DIC Enterprises to release the entire series on DVD, you can write to them at the address below. ATTN: K.R. Hartlove Home Entertainment Coordinator DIC Enterprises 4100 West Alameda Avenue Burbank, CA 91505 You can also vote online to express your interest in purchasing the series on DVD. Q: What are the lyrics to the theme song? A: (UNCLE ZACH: From now on, like your parents were, you are the secret force of Pole Position.) They're movin' real fast They're the only ones who can get there on time (TESS: Let's go, Dan!) (DAN: O-kay, sis!) And never too far behind They are always fighting crime (ROADIE: Step on it, Dan!) (DAN: Ready when you are, Roadie!) Round the turn they will face an adventure In the danger zone Pretty soon they'll be off on a mission Come and watch them go! (DAN: Hydrofoil mode, Roadie!) (ROADIE: Hydrofoil engaged, Dan.) Pole Position! What's behind their stunt show? (TESS: Wheels, hovercraft, quick!) (WHEELS: Anything you say, Tess.) Pole Position! What's behind their stunt show? (Kuma squeaks, Daisy giggles) Pole Position! Only their Uncle knows! Pole Position! Sit back and watch them go-ooo-oh! Hey-Oh! Hey-Oh! Hey-Oh! Hey-Oh! Hey-Oh! Q: How do you know the episode titles? A: Episode titles for Pole Position were never given in the actual shows. During the initial CBS run they were revealed in a brief "coming up next" snippet immediately prior to each episode. Reruns on other networks omitted these, so they are hard to come by nowadays, though a couple of the commercial tapes give the title of the episode on them. Q: What kind of creature is Kuma, exactly? A: Writer Marc Scott Zicree says that the original concept was for an "intelligent raccoon", but Kuma has also exhibited characteristics of a cat, a monkey, a dog, and possibly a koala. The show never says specifically. Q: What happened to the kids' parents? A: The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons by Jeff Lenburg states that the Darrett parents "disappear in an unexplained explosion during a stunt race", and the show never elaborates. Uncle Zachary seems to believe they're dead, or at least never hints otherwise to the kids. Co-developer and writer Michael Reaves tells me that the original plan was for the kids to eventually come across clues about their spy parents. Unfortunately the series didn't last past the first season, and no specific planning was ever done for a second. The episodes were written as stand-alones, with no extended formats or "mythology", to allow them to be run in any order and still make sense. Given the show's nature for surprise twists ("Shadow of a Trout"), it wouldn't be too surprising to learn that the Darrett parents were still alive (possibly in an episode titled "Mr. and Mrs. Darrett"?) Q: Who is the older sibling, Dan or Tess? A: The show never specifically says, but Michael Reaves tells me that Dan is older. Q: Why do so many Pole Position pages, including the Internet Movie Database, list Helen Minniear in the role of "Teacher"? A: Not sure - Jeff Lenburg's Encyclopedia has it too, but there is no teacher character in any of the episodes, and the name Helen Minniear does not appear anywhere in the show's credits. In fact, Pole Position is the only credit the IMDB gives for her! Michael Reaves had no idea either. Maybe it's an error, possibly a credit from another show, that got entered by mistake on one site and has propogated across the Net ever since. Q: I heard this show was actually a dubbing of a Japanese cartoon that was renamed Pole Position for the U.S. distribution. Is this true? A: This is a persistent rumor, but it is not correct. Itseems to stem from the fact that the show's animation style has a Japanese appearance to it, and the inevitable comparisons to Speed Racer. Head writers Marc Scott Zicree and Michael Reaves, the latter of whom co-developed the series with Jean Chalopin have stated that, although the animation was done by a Japanese studio (hence the look and feel), the series itself was conceived and created in the good old U.S. of A.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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    To Have & To Hold

    To Have & To Hold

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    CBS (ended 1998)
    Welcome to the To Have & To Hold guide at TV Tome. We follow the lives of Annie (Moira Kelly) and Sean (Jason Beghe), a slightly "crazy" and confused newly-wed couple. He is a cop; she a public defender, and their cases quite often put them up against each other as we follow Annie and Sean in their professional and personal lives. Sean's big Irish family is also an important part of the story. There's his grumpy father Robert (John Cullum) and his generous but meddling mother Fiona (Fionnula Flanagan), and Sean's two rebellious younger brothers Tommy (Stephen Largay) and Michael (Jason Wiles), who are both cops. And last, but certainly not least, there's Sean's older brother Patrick (Stephen Lee), a firefighter and established family father who is going through a mid-life crisis. Coincidentally, Patrick's wife Carolyn (Colleen Flynn) is Annie's sister; making them all one big and ultimately eccentric family. To Have & to Hold was created by Joanne T. Waters, and aired Wednesday at CBS during the 1998-1999 TV season. It was a romantic family drama with some healthy doses of down-to-earth humor thrown in. The writing wasn't always the best, but the two lead actors, Moira Kelly and Jason Beghe, put in some excellent work and had a great chemistry between them. Unfortunately, the show was never really given the chance to develop itself and grow on the viewers. No more than thirteen episodes were produced, and only nine of these aired on CBS. The last four episodes have all been aired abroad, though.moreless
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    Tarzan and the Super 7

    Tarzan and the Super 7

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    CBS (ended 1980)
    Tarzan was joined by several superheroes in this 90 minute cartoon block. The show had segments like Manta & Moray, an aquatic duo who protected the sea, Web Woman, scientist Kelly Webster fought evil as the superheroine Web Woman accompanied by her spider sidekick Spinner, Superstretch & Microwoman, a black husband and wife superhero pair, and The Freedom Force, five heroes (Isis, Hercules, Merlin, Sinbad and Super Samurai) located in the Valley of Time. Also featured was a live action serial, Jason of Star Command (which would spin off into its own show the next season), and reruns of The New Adventures of Batman. In 1980 both Batman and the Super 7 segments moved to NBC as Batman and the Super 7.
    Produced by Filmation. Note: the episode guide does not contain any episodes of Tarzan, Batman or Jason of Star Command as those can be found under their respective pages.moreless