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    Golden Globe Awards

    Golden Globe Awards

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    NBC
    Near the end of each year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gathers to recognize outstanding achievement in film and television. Nominees are announced in December, and the awards ceremony is held and televised in mid-January. It's one of television's most intimate, spontaneous, and fun events. The profits made from the Golden Globe Awards are donated to entertainment - related charities by the HFPA. The organization offers scholarships to budding entertainers and supports educational institutions educating people on film and television.moreless
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    The Magician

    The Magician

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    NBC (ended 1974)
    Master stage magician Tony Blake, once wrongly imprisoned in South America, uses his wits and his magic skills to help others in need. Early in the series, he jetted around the country in his customized jetliner (named the "Spirit"--a Boeing 737 in the pilot and a Boeing 720 in the series) to help people wherever they were, complete with a white Corvette (license plate SPIRIT) loaded through a rear cargo ramp. Jerry Anderson acted as pilot of the Spirit and Tony's assistant. Tony was aided in his ventures by his close friend and confidante, columnist Max Pomeroy, and Max's son, Dennis.In the second half of the season, Tony gave up his plane, making the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood -- a Mecca of sorts for magicians -- his home base.moreless
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    Hec Ramsey

    Hec Ramsey

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    NBC (ended 1974)
    Richard Boone starred as Hec Ramsey, gunfighter turned criminologist, in this turn of the century western. The show was one of the four rotating elements of the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie for two seasons from 1972-74. Rick Lenz and Harry Morgan co-starred. The show was canceled due to disagreements between star Richard Boone and Universal Studios, which produced the series. Boone wanted the show to become a weekly series whilst the studio preferred it to remain in its rotating monthly format.moreless
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    The Richard Pryor Show

    The Richard Pryor Show

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    NBC (ended 1977)
    The star of controversial young comic Richard Pryor was very much on the rise, when he was approached by NBC, in 1977, to do a 1-hour special for the network. He had already experienced phenomenal success as a nightclub performer, and had his popularity was soaring, after his performances in the movies 'Silver Streak', and 'Greased Lightning'. The special - Entitled, simply: 'The Richard Pryor Special?' - Was aired in May of 1977. It was a smashing success, both critically, and commercially, and led to NBC's offer of a regular, weekly variety series, which Pryor soon accepted. Over his years as a nightclub comic, Pryor had developed a method of performing that led him to use material that was considered very risqué for TV, and, despite his misgivings, from the very start, he signed a contract to do 10 shows. But battles with network censors, over his material soon caused the angry Pryor to back out. NBC managed to sweet-talk him back, and he reluctantly agreed to only 4 shows, though - Being scheduled opposite ABC's super hits: 'Happy Days', and 'Laverne And Shirley' - He knew the series was doomed before it began. Pryor was determined to do it his way, however, despite network pressure, but the censors were relentless. In fact, the opening sequence of his very first show was cut, shortly before air time. In that sequence, Pryor appeared apparently naked (He was actually wearing a body stocking), as he commented on how he'd not given anything up in his battle with the network censors, as the shot slowly widened, to show that his genitalia were missing. Produced by Rocco Urbisci, for Burt Sugarman Productions, and directed by John Moffitt, the show was much different from other variety shows, with an interesting mixture of satire, slapstick, improvisation, music, dance, and even a bit of heavy drama thrown in, with a talented supporting cast (Which included future mega-star Robin Williams), and Pryor's unique brand of comedy keeping it all together.moreless
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    The New Fantastic Four

    The New Fantastic Four

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    NBC (ended 1978)
    The New Fantastic Four was an animated series produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, and featured the talents of both of The Fantastic Four's creators - Stan Lee (as one of the series' writers) and Jack Kirby (as a storyboard artist), as well as the comics writer Roy Thomas behind the series.

    The series is famous for not including the Human Torch/Johnny Storm character from the comics and replacing him with the original character of Herbie the robot (who would later appear in the original comics). This was done due to the fact that the character of the Human Torch was optioned for a live-action version at around the same time, and not, as some people have mentioned, due to network concerns that children would set themselves on fire to emulate him. This myth was the storyline for Fantastic Four #855 "Hero". Where a fan of the Human Torch died by lighting himself on fire.

    Unfortunately, although this series was produced in 1978, the extremely limited quality of the animation makes it technically inferior to the previous (and more authentic to the original comics) Hanna-Barbera Fantastic Four cartoon of 1967.

    The Opening Narration: It was the world's strangest accident. While testing a new rocket ship, our heroes were bombarded by mysterious cosmic rays from outer space. Though they crash-landed safely, the strange and powerful rays had changed each one of them. Transforming their leader, Reed Richards, into the plastic-skinned Mr. Fantastic; Sue Richards into the "now you see her, now you don't" Invisible Girl; and Ben Grimm into a mighty-muscled powerhouse called The Thing. Now together with H.E.R.B.I.E. the robot, the newest member of the group, they have become the greatest team of superheroes the world has ever known. The NEW Fantastic Four!

    The question of why the Human Torch was not included in this show was brought up in F.F#209 "Trapped in the Sargasso of Space". When he was asked why he wasnt in the show, the Torch said that he was "out of town the day the contracts had to signed". The replie to this was "The F.F cartoon show controversy revealed at last"!moreless
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    The Invisible Man (1975)

    The Invisible Man (1975)

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    NBC (ended 1976)
    As a scientist working for a think-tank, the Klae Corporation, Dr. Daniel Westin creates a formula to be used for matter teleportation. To test the process he uses it on himself. Before he can return to normal he discovers the government wants to use his formula for wrong, so he destroys it. Being unable to become visible again, he and his wife become agents for Klae fighting crime, while trying to rediscover his formula and return to normal.

    This series was loosely based on H.G. Wells novel The Invisible Man and was canceled before its first season finished.moreless
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    The Addams Family (1973)

    The Addams Family (1973)

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    NBC (ended 1975)
    This is the cartoon version of the original show, which aired in the 1960's.
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    Kate Loves a Mystery

    Kate Loves a Mystery

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    NBC (ended 1979)
    Welcome to the Kate Loves a Mystery guide at tv.com.

    The TV series 'Columbo', starring Peter Falk, ran from 1968 to 1978 and was one of the most popular TV shows in the 1970s. Columbo's wife had often been referred to in the series but was never actually shown. However, after 'Columbo' was cancelled in 1978, NBC decided to create a spin-off series featuring Mrs. Columbo and so 'Kate Loves a Mystery' was born.

    'Kate Loves a Mystery' premiered in February 1979 under the title 'Mrs. Columbo' and starred Kate Mulgrew as Kate Columbo, wife of the famous detective. Kate is a housewife who raises the couple's daughter Jenny (played by Lili Haydn) but also works as a reporter for a newspaper called The Valley Advocate edited by Josh Alden (played by Henry Jones). Working for the paper gets Kate involved in all sorts of mysteries which she has to solve. Unfortunately, audiences did not warm up to the series and 'Mrs. Columbo' was taken off the air after five episodes.

    However, NBC had not yet given up on the show, which they re-vamped and brought back in October 1979. The makers felt that linking Kate to Columbo had been a mistake and so Kate is now divorced and has taken back her maiden name of Callahan. All refernces to her famous husband were dropped. In this new season, Kate was still working as a journalist at The Valley Advocate and Don Stroud was added to the cast as the cop Sgt. Mike Varrick. The title of the show had also changed. 'Mrs. Columbo' became 'Kate the Detective' and then finally 'Kate Loves a Mystery'.moreless
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    Inch High, Private Eye

    Inch High, Private Eye

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    NBC (ended 1974)
    Inch High fights crime for the Finkerton Detective Agency with his dog, Braveheart.
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    Captains and the Kings

    Captains and the Kings

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    NBC (ended 1976)
    Nine-part miniseries which aired as a part of NBC's umbrella show "Best Sellers"
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    The Quest

    The Quest

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    NBC (ended 1976)
    The Quest, starring Tim Matheson and Kurt Russell, sets two brothers on a search of the wild west for their younger sister, who was kidnapped years before by Indians.
    Morgan Beaudine and his sister Patricia are captured by a Cheyenne raiding party who kill all in the wagon train except them. Taken back to the tribe, they are raised as Cheyenne. Years later, Morgan is captured by the Army and held until by chance his brother, Doctor Quentin Beaudine, is called in to examine a "White" Indian. After discovering they are brothers and that Patricia is still alive, the Beaudines set off on a quest to find her.moreless
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    The Bold Ones: The New Doctors

    The Bold Ones: The New Doctors

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    NBC (ended 1973)
    The New Doctors began as one of three rotating series under the umbrella name The Bold Ones. The other series were The Lawyers and The Protectors (also called The Law Enforcers). In the second season, The Protectors was replaced by The Senator. By the fourth season, only The New Doctors remained and was shown on a weekly basis.
    The doctors work at the Craig Institute under the supervision of senior partner, Dr. David Craig. He is assisted by surgeon Dr. Ted Stuart (who was replaced in the fourth season by Dr. Martin Cohen) and Dr. Paul Hunter, who oversees the medical research department.
    The episodes dealt with then-cutting edge topics such as embryo transplants and patients' right-to-die issues, as well as the subjects of organ transplants, mental illness and an episode on muscular dystrophy directed by Jerry Lewis.moreless
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    The Doctors (1963)

    The Doctors (1963)

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    NBC (ended 1982)
    It began as an anthology series before becoming a full-fledged soap opera on March 2, 1964. BROADCAST HISTORY first seen at 2:30p weekdays; sometime in the 1970s, it moved to 12:00p weekdays until its cancellation on December 31, 1982moreless
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    Somerset

    Somerset

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    NBC (ended 1976)
    Originally titled “Another World: Somerset,” as a spin-off from NBC’s more popular soap, the original cast included several characters who transferred from “Another World’s” Bay City: newlyweds Sam and LaHoma Lucas, architect Robert Delaney, and bad-girl Pammy Davis. Most of these cross-over characters were eventually overshadowed as the soap attempted to create a world of its own. “Somerset” in its early years dealt largely with the middle-class Grant family and the wealthy Delaney clan. Never a ratings giant, the soap was nevertheless home to a stable of reliable and well-respected actors who spent their careers in daytime drama, including Joel Crothers (Julian Cannell), Marie Wallace (India Delaney), Nicholas Coster (Robert Delaney), Tina Sloan (Kate Thornton), and Lois Kibbee (Emily Moore). Stage actress Lois Smith made a splash as the unbalanced Zoe Cannell and returned from time to time to murder various characters whose portrayers were being stubborn during contract negotiations. Considering its relatively short life, the show helped launch a surprising number of acting careers: Sigourney Weaver, Jameson Parker, Gary Sandy, Audrey Landers, JoBeth Williams, and Ted Danson all spent time in Somerset. Bibi Besch went on to play Jim Carey’s mother, Katharine Hepburn’s daughter-in-law, and the mother of Kirk’s son in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” Actor Ernest Thompson, playing the role which Ted Danson would inherit, later changed career paths by writing a little thing called “On Golden Pond,” and winning an Oscar for his efforts. In its later years, the soap was scripted by noted mystery writer Henry Slesar, who accomplished the considerable feat of writing both “Somerset” and “The Edge of Night” simultaneously. The show never found its niche, however, and did not have the longevity which its cast and writing deserved.moreless
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    Project UFO

    Project UFO

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    NBC (ended 1979)
    Welcome to the Project UFO episode guide at TV.com.
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    Sigmund and the Sea Monsters

    Sigmund and the Sea Monsters

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    NBC (ended 1975)
    Two boys, Johnny and Scott, were playing on the beach one day when they "meet" Sigmund, a green sea monster with tentacles who looks like moving seaweed. As it turns out, Sigmund got tired of his family who wanted him to become a "proper" sea monster (i.e., scaring people, etc.), and as a result, he ran away from home. Johnny and Scott decide to take him home with them, and hide him in their clubhouse hoping that the housekeeper Zelda (who looks after them while their parents [whom we never see] are away) never finds him. Meanwhile, Sigmund's family, who lives at "Dead Man's Point", is constantly scheming different ways to bring Sigmund back home, one way or another. Signmund's brothers, Blurp and Slurp, are always trying to forcibly take Sigmund back with them, but their plans never work. In the second season, a new character was added: a genie played by comedian Rip Taylor who lives in a seashell.moreless
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    Baffle

    Baffle

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    NBC (ended 1974)
    Baffle was the game show that replaced Concentration. Two celebrity/civilian teams competed in the fastest game of the west. One would be in an isolation booth while the other posted letters. The object was to guess the word as quickly as possible (up to a 60 second time limit). Then the other team would try to beat the time set by the other team. The team with the quickest time won the game & the quickest time after 3 rounds won the match & played the bonus. The contestant played a 30 second bonus game where they had to identify words with three letter clues Dick Enberg provides. Each word paid $100 & 8 words won a car & 9 words won a car, trip & $5,000! In October, the show was reformatted & retitled All-Star Baffle where 4 celebrities played the main game. The winning team drew a name from the barrel & the audience member came on stage to play the bonus round. This was also later used when Magnificent Matble Machine went all-stars as well.moreless
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    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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    NBC (Holiday Event 1948)
    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual event featuring imaginative floats and spectacular pageantry making it one of America's favorite holiday extravaganzas.
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    Snoop Sisters

    Snoop Sisters

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    NBC (ended 1974)
    Welcome to the Snoop Sisters guide at TV.com. The Snoop Sisters were Ernesta and Gwendolyn Snoop, mystery writers who ended up putting their imaginations to work solving mysteries of their own. They often were called in by their nephew, police lieutenant Steve Ostrowski, and made their way to the crime scenes with the aid of their chauffeur and ex-con Barney. After the initial pilot movie, the series was launched as part of the Wednesday Mystery Movie, NBC's attempt to create a second "wheel" night after the success of Columbo, McCloud, and McMillan and Wife on Sundays. Of the four Wednesday shows, Snoop Sisters wasn't the least popular, but it never caught on to the degree that even Banacek did. After four 90-minue episodes (and a move to Tuesday), the series was cancelled.moreless
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    Sierra

    Sierra

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    NBC (ended 1974)
    From the executive producer of Emergency! came Sierra, a short-lived police drama set in Yosemite National Park, where Chief Ranger Jack Moore led a group of rangers on a series of search and rescue missions.moreless
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