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    Toast of the Town

    Toast of the Town

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    CBS (ended 1955)
    Welcome to the Toast of the Town guide at tv.com.
    The Toast of the Town guide covers the first 7 seasons of Ed Sullivan's long-running variety series. (Seasons 8 through 23 are on the The Ed Sullivan Show guide.)
    In 1948, the fledgling CBS television network was planning a weekly variety series. Newpaper columnist Ed Sullivan was chosen as host. The series premiered on June 20, 1948. From the very first broadcast, Mr. Sullivan was criticized for his lack of charisma. He looked stiff, awkward and uncomfortable. But Sullivan had an understanding of show business and his show gradually gained a following. On September 18, 1955, the series was given its new title The Ed Sullivan Show
    Thanks to everyone who's helped on this guide, including:
    --Jim Brent (of Burbank, CA), who provided most of the guest lists from 1952 through 1960.moreless
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    Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

    Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

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    CBS (ended 1958)
    "On, King! On, you huskies!," shouted Sergeant Preston of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police as he set out to enforce the law across the frozen Yukon at the turn of the century. His sled team, employed during the wintery months, was led by the smart malamute dog Yukon King, who was indispensible to Preston in his patrol of the vast Canadian northwest. The series originated on radio (ABC, Mutual) in 1947 as Challenge Of The Yukon and continued on radio until 1955. Many of the TV episodes were based on radio episodes. The theme was "Donna Diana Overture," by Emil Von Reznicek.moreless
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    Mr. Terrific

    Mr. Terrific

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    CBS (ended 1967)
    "A scientist, both wise and bold, set out to cure the common cold. Instead he found this power pill, which, he said, most certainly will turn a lamb into a lion. Like an eagle he'll be flyin'. Solid steel will be like putty. It will work on anybody. But then 'twas found this potent pill made the strongest men quite ill, so the secret search began to find the one and only man. What they found made them squeamish, for only Stanley Beamish, a weak and droopy daffodil, could take the special power pill that sent him soaring through the skies fighting foes and fighting spies. When he took the pill specific, it made him the most prolific... terrific... Mr. Terrific!" New York stage actor Stephen Strimpell starred in this series as Stanley Beamish. Stanley was a below average guy whose unique metabolism made him the only person who could take the power pill that was developed by the Bureau of Secret Projects. TV's Mr. Terrific was an unusual super hero. He was neither alien, god nor mutant. He was not highly disciplined like Batman. Unlike the comic book Mr. Terrific he was no mental or physical prodigy. He didn't even excel in science like Iron Man, Spider-man or his chief TV competitor Captain Nice. He was a schnook. Stanley Beamish was everything Clark Kent pretended to be only he wasn't pretending. Mr. Terrific struck a chord with many of the same types of kids who had been beguiled by Superman for decades. When he took his power pill, he was still the same guy, naive and painfully shy around girls, but his great strength did give him a certain level of confidence. Mr. Terrific may have provided one of the purest forms of wish fulfillment fantasy for insecure adolescents. If only the show had gotten some better scripts to work with it might have become a true classic.moreless
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    Mama

    Mama

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    CBS (ended 1957)
    Mama, based on the stage and screen classics I Remember Mama (which in turn were derived from Kathryn Forbe's bookMama's Bank Account), was a long-running program that dates from the earliest days of network television. Mixing simple humor with some mild dramatic situations, the show centered around the happenings of the Norwegian Hansen family in early 20th century San Francisco. The primary characters were Mama and Papa Hansen and their children, though the extended family was also highlighted. Members of the cast were noted for touring during the short Summer hiatus, giving theatrical performances of episodes around the country.

    For much of its history, episodes of the series were broadcast live (from New York City) and the fragile kinescope copies used for broadcast on the West coast were unsuitable for re-runs or syndication and are now mostly gone. In most cases, the remaining handful of kinescopes belong(ed) to cast members from the series. Any surviving examples of early episodes are very rare.

    The final season of the series (the only episodes to be filmed) was composed of Sunday network broadcasts and others that were later added to regional syndication packages.moreless
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    The Quinn-tuplets

    The Quinn-tuplets

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    CBS
    Find out what the adult lives of the Quinn quintuplets are like in this CBS drama project.
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    A Peaceable Kingdom

    A Peaceable Kingdom

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    CBS (ended 1989)
    Peaceable Kingdom was a family drama in which Lindsay Wagner played Rebecca Cafferty, a single mom who was trying to balance the demands of her almost 24-hour-a-day zoo director job at the Los Angeles County Zoo with the needs of her 3 kids aged 6-16 (Dean a high school wrestler, daughter Courtney and young Sam)...in addition to their pet seal, Rover. Luckily for Rebecca, her family has a house on the zoo grounds. What with one crisis after another, Rebecca is always on call, so helping her out at the zoo are Tom Wopat as her brother Dr. Jed McFadden - curator, David Renan as Ridge and Dr. Bart Langley (David Ackroyd), the zoo's research director. Assisting both at home and work is Kate (Conchata Ferrell). Each episode dealt with crises (both family and zoo related) and a moral.moreless
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    The American Girls

    The American Girls

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    CBS (ended 1978)
    Welcome to The American Girls guide at TV.com. Amy Waddell and Rebecca Tomkins are beautiful (of course) investigative reporters who take on dangerous assignments for the fictitious TV news show "The American Report."moreless
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    Private Benjamin

    Private Benjamin

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    CBS (ended 1983)
    Based on the 1980 movie of the same name: Lorna Patterson reprised Goldie Hawn's role as Judy Benjamin, a spoiled socialite adjusting to life in the Army - popular among her fellow recruits, but unpopular with her superiors.

    In the TV series, Eileen Brennan and Hal Williams reprised their roles from the movie - Captain Lewis and Sergeant Ross, respectively. Damita Jo Freeman also starred in the series, but played a different role than that of the movie.moreless
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    Miami Medical

    Miami Medical

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    CBS (ended 2010)
    Miami Medical is a medical drama about a team of expert trauma surgeons who shine brightest when working under pressure against the clock to save critically injured patients. The team is comprised of Dr. Matthew Proctor, who is new to the trauma team, Dr. Eva Zambrano who is a workaholic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Deleo, who thrives on the high-stakes of trauma medicine, Dr. Serena Warren who is fresh out of medical school and is quickly learning the meaning of trial by fire and nurse Tuck Brody, who balances the needs of the doctors, and their patients' families. Miami Medical is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Warner Bros.moreless
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    Good Company

    Good Company

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    CBS (ended 1996)
    Welcome to the Good Company guide at TV.com
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    Bridges to Cross

    Bridges to Cross

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

    The Headmaster

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    CBS (ended 1971)
    Andy Griffith starred as the headmaster of a private high school. The problems of teachers and students were the main focus of most episodes.
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    Hometown

    Hometown

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

    Made in Jersey

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    CBS (ended 2012)
    Made in Jersey follows a brassy street-wise lawyer who joins a posh Manhattan law firm and lowers expectations at first sight. But, despite her white-collar colleagues' skepticism and her Italian family's well-meaning but constant intrusions, she rises to the challenge. She defends her clients with her distinct brand of legal strategy, intelligence, and Jersey attitude.moreless
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    Life. . .and Stuff

    Life. . .and Stuff

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    CBS (ended 1997)
    "Life... and Stuff" centered on a husband (Rick Reynolds) and wife (Pam Dawber) who tried to keep their love-life fresh and cope with the uneasy truths of modern-day marriage. With his stressful job as an advertising executive and her long hours as a housewife and mother, there wasn't much time for romance or meaningful conversation...so they argued and yelled a lot! Their two sons, Jerry and Shawn, rarely said a word, instead spending their days glued firmly to the TV set. Rick's spaced-out unemployed kid brother, Andy, lived in a motor home in the driveway and spent his days barging in, stealing food and generally mooching from his elder sibling. Jordan, Nancy and Bernie were Rick's co-workers at the advertising agency, and Christine was Ronnie's loopy best friend. Based on stand-up comic Rick Reynold's critically acclaimed autobiographical one-man-show, "Only the Truth Is Funny," the show was compared to "Everybody Loves Raymond," though it was far darker and more cynical. Episodes commonly had a black-and-white fantasy sequence that harked back to "Father Knows Best," "Leave It to Beaver," and other classic shows and films, while Rick would go on to narrate that his life should have turned out like those family's lives. The six-episodes that were produced were slated to premiere in January of '97, but CBS pushed back the airdate to June, in order to completely kill off the series (isn't that usually the case?). Three episodes aired, and although a fourth was scheduled, it was replaced with a rerun of "Dave's World." Initially the show was supposed to return after the following week's 4th of July special, but instead CBS opted to air reruns of "Dave's World" for the remainder of the summer. If you have any additional information on the unaired episodes, please let me know. June 1997----Fridays----8:30----CBSmoreless
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    Blondie (1968)

    Blondie (1968)

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    CBS (ended 1969)
    The second sitcom based on the comic strip from Chic Young; cancelled after 13 episodes.
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    Matt Waters

    Matt Waters

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    CBS (ended 1996)
    Talk-show host Montel Williams played Matt Waters, a military veteran who becomes a high school teacher.
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    Road to Price

    Road to Price

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    CBS
    "Road to Price" is a reality show from CBS that was filmed four years ago. It follows nine freshman boys from Merrimack, New Hampshire who have decided several years ago to take a road trip to Los Angeles, California to see their all-time favorite television game show "The Price is Right" and to meet the famous game show host, Bob Barker. The nine guys will attempt to cross the country in a refurbished old mini school bus. They sure have a long trip ahead of them, but not to worry--there will be no dull moments here. We get to hear their stories about the origins of their friendship along the way, and we watch as they make their way to California. They may run into some bumps in the road on their trip, but we cross our fingers and root for them to make it to their final destination!moreless
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    U.S. Attorney

    U.S. Attorney

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    CBS
    A team of federal prosecutors in Manhattan's U.S. Attorney's office work for justice in this CBS Drama Project.
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    SKWOD

    SKWOD

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    CBS
    SKWOD is an American animated television series that aired on KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS about five crime-fighting teens. The series focus on five teenage crime fighters that live in New York. Their main villain is Gorthon, a constant enemy to SKWOD. The Teens mostly like to skateboard, play pranks on their SKWOD members and play video games.moreless