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    James at 15

    James at 15

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    NBC (ended 1978)
    Following a television movie of the same name, James at 15 was a short-lived NBC drama that explored a teenage boy's coming of age. The series begins in Boston, where James (Lance Kerwin) and his family have moved from rural Oregon. James at 15 was distinctive at the time (1977-78) for its sequences showing James' daydreams, a subtle mixing of some comedy and drama, and because of its frank examination of serious teen issues, especially for the 1970s. Episodes explore such topics as cancer, sexually-transmitted disease, alcoholism, and most notably - James' loss of his virginity with a Swedish foreign exchange student. Recurring characters include James' parents, his sisters Sandy and Kathy, and his school friends Sly and Marlene. The series was re-titled James at 16 (the opening credits changed to show a line drawn through the "15" and the appearance of a "16") in February of 1978.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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    Miss USA

    Miss USA

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    NBC
    The Miss USA beauty contest has been held annually since 1952 to select the United States entrant in the Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe Organization operates both pageants, as well as Miss Teen USA.moreless
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    Centennial

    Centennial

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    NBC (ended 1979)
    Centennial is an epic production based on the bestselling novel by James Michener. Set in the fictional town of Centennial, Colorado, it chronicles the settlement and history of the town from 1795 to the 1970's. Based on the novel of the same name ====================== Production Companies * Universal TV Distributors * National Broadcasting Company (NBC) * Studios USA Television * Universal Pictures (video) ====================== Awards Emmy Awards -- 1979 Nominated -- Outstanding Art Direction for a Limited Series or a Special -- Jack Senter (production designer), John W. Corso (art director), Sherman Loudermilk (art director), Joseph J. Stone (set decorator), John M. Dwyer (set decorator), Robert George Freer (set decorator) [For chapter seven: "The Shepherds"] Nominated -- Outstanding Film Editing for a Limited Series or a Special -- Robert Watts [For chapter one: "Only the Rocks Live Forever"] Golden Globes -- 1980 Nominated -- Best TV Actor - Drama -- Richard Chamberlain Nominated -- Best TV-Series - Drama ========================== Goofs: * Continuity: The cover of the wagon as Poteet drives during the ambush disappears and reappears between shots. * Anachronisms: As Potatoes Brumbaugh walks from his field to talk to Jim Loyd, you can see a truck going down the road in the far background. * Continuity: Towards the beginning of the final episode of the miniseries, Louis Verner and Sidney Enderman are walking through the streets of the town of Centennial. When they first start their journey, it is a nice sunny day. A few seconds later as they walk past Zendt's old store and behind the hotel to meet Cisco Calendar, it is suddenly a drab, overcast day and there is a bit of a dusting of snow and ice on the ground. ===================== Alternate Versions: * This was originally shown on the NBC network in twelve separate episodes, with the first and last each running three hours and the ten in between at two hours each (this is with commercials). Some basic cable channels have rerun it in thirteen two-hour segments, with all but the opening and closing episodes consisting of the last hour of one segment and the first hour of the next. ======================= Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated) ======================== Release dates: USA -- 1 October 1978 Belgium -- 19 January 1979 Netherlands -- 9 February 1979 France -- 9 March 1980 Sweden -- 4 October 1980 West Germany -- 7 July 1984 ========================== Filming Locations: Alamo Village - Highway 674, Brackettville, Texas, USA Bent's Old Fort National Monument - 35110 Highway 194 East, La Junta, Colorado, USA Bracken County, Kentucky, USA (exterior shots representing St. Louis, MO) Brackettville, Texas, USA Denver, Colorado, USA Grand Teton National Park, Moose, Wyoming, USA Orchard, Colorado, USA Port Washington, Ohio, USA Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado, USA Roscoe Village, Ohio, USA White Hall State Historic Site - 500 White Hall Shrine Road, Richmond, Kentucky, USA (Bockweiss-Pasquinel home in St. Louis) Winfield, Ohio, USA ========================== Technical Specifications: Laboratory Technicolor Film negative format (mm/video inches) 35 mm Cinematographic process Spherical Printed film format 35 mm Aspect ratio 1.33 : 1 =========================moreless
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    C.P.O. Sharkey

    C.P.O. Sharkey

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    NBC (ended 1978)
    The series, set at a navy recruit training station in San Diego, presents a satirical look at navy life as seen through the expereinces of Chief Petty Officer Otto Sharkey, an acid-tongued, twenty-four-year veteran who wages his own private war against the changes that constitute the new navy.moreless
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    The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo

    The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo

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    NBC (ended 1981)
    The Misadventures Of Sheriff Lobo was a spin-off of the hit show BJ And The Bear. Taking place in Orly County, Georgia, Sheriff Lobo is the lead defender and chief offender of the law. The corrupt sheriff is assisted in is schemes and misdeeds by Deputies Perkins and Hawkins. When the naive Governor visits Orly, he reassigns Lobo and the deputies to his crime fighting task force in Atlanta.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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    Kingston: Confidential

    Kingston: Confidential

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    NBC (ended 1977)
    Kingston Confidential, which aired as a pilot in September of 1976, is the story of R.B. Kingston (Raymond Burr), the head of a San Francisco based consortium of newspapers and broadcasters. He and his staff of investigative reporters take on mysteries in one of Raymond Burr's favorite cities, San Francisco. The show later aired in 1977 on Wednesdays. Unfortunately, the show had a short run and ended after 5 months.moreless
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    The Godzilla Power Hour

    The Godzilla Power Hour

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    NBC (ended 1979)
    Theme:
    Up from the Depths!
    Thirty Stories high!
    Breathing Fire! His Head in the Sky!
    GODZILLA! GODZILLA! GODZILLA!
    And Godzooky.
    GODZILLAAAAAA!!

    Godzilla. The old 1970's cartoon created by Hanna-Barbera is about a giant lizzard who could breathe fire, shoot red lazers out from his eyes, and fight monsters, too. This monster was originally a Japanese monster, but this guy was developed into a cartoon beast. The episodes feature Godzilla battling nothing but gigantic monsters. He does get help from some people, and his son.
    Characters: Captin Carl Majors is commandor of a ship known as The Calico. He is in charge of a device to call Godzilla when ever he and his crew are in danger. Dr. or Prof. Quinn Darian is a scientist who works with Capt. Majors on The Calico. Brock is Quinn's assistant. He is at his mid 20s and is alway ready to help. Pete is a young tyke who is the nephew of Quinn. Although he and Godzooky get into trouble sometimes, he is helpful to the crew, and not so helpful at sometimes. Godzooky. Ah, what to say about this flying baby lizzard who nobody can understand? Well...he's the son of Godzilla? DUH! Alright! Godzooky is about as big as a condo, who can fly by his webbed arms. He is quite a handful and can be quite annoying at sometimes but comes in use for a second calling device for Godzilla if the first device is destroyed. Godzilla I don't think I need to talk about because all of you know who he is!

    Other cartoon series with Godzilla: Godzilla: The Seriesmoreless
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    Born Free

    Born Free

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    NBC (ended 1974)
    Joy and George Adamson are two colonial Britons who initially adopt three lion cubs after their parents are killed. This television adaptation was based on the 1965 Oscar winning movie, that was taken from Joy Adamson's hit book Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds, and was shot entirely on location in Kenya, East Africa. Original musical theme was written by John Barry.moreless
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    Hollywood Squares, The (1966)

    Hollywood Squares, The (1966)

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    NBC
    The Hollywood Squares is a classic 1966 game show that mixes trivia with the classic strategy game, tic-tac-toe. Two contestants go head-to-head to try to get three Xs or Os in a row on a giant tic-tac-toe board. But it's not as easy as it sounds. Each space on the giant board contains a celebrity, who answers a trivia question whenever a contestant tries to win their space. The celebrity may know the answer to the trivia question, or they may make something up. The contestant has to decide whether the celebrity is answering truthfully or not, and they only get to occupy that space on the board if they choose correctly. The Hollywood Squares offers a chance to see some of Tinsel Town's biggest stars at their least scripted. This inventive game show became known for the unpredictability of the stars, who used the show to exhibit their real selves, without any media exaggeration. The Hollywood Squares featured many celebrities, including Billy Crystal, Vincent Price, Aretha Franklin, Joan Rivers, Eva Gabor, Don Knotts, and many more.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 government think-tank called the KLAE Corporation, Dr. Daniel Westin creates a formula to be used for matter transformation. To test the formula 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 it's first season finished.moreless
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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 Fantastic Journey

    The Fantastic Journey

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    NBC (ended 1977)
    A scientific expedition in the Atlantic Ocean headed by Dr. Paul Jordan becomes lost in the Bermuda Triangle and washes up on an uncharted island. In the pilot episode they meet Varian, a man from the 23rd century who tells them about a place to the East called Evailand where they can find a door way back to their own time. Most of the group either died or made it home leaving Varian, Fred Walters and Paul's 13 yr. old son Scott to make their way east. Along the way they meet up with travelers from other times, planets and dimensions who have also become trapped. Liana, a woman with an alien mother and an Atlantium father with her cat Sil-l, is the first to join them. Then Jonathan Willoway, a scientist from the 60s is invited to join. Together they travel through portals from one dimension to the next hoping to find the one that leads home.moreless
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    Archer (1975)

    Archer (1975)

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    NBC (ended 1975)
    Archer was a detective drama based on the novels of Ross Macdonald. Broadcast History
    January 30, 1975 to March 13, 1975
    NBC Thursdays at 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.
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    Here Comes the Grump

    Here Comes the Grump

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    NBC (ended 1971)
    Here comes the Grump is a modern fairy tale, that begins with a curse over the Princess Dawn's kingdom. For break it, she needs to find the Crystal Key (hidden in the Cave of the Whispering Orchids). For help her, join forces with Terry Dexter (a boy from the earth) and Blip (his psychedelic dog). In the way, Grump (an unhappy Dwarf) and his allergic dragon, try to make them fall. All in surreal animated stories.moreless
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    Joe Forrester

    Joe Forrester

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    NBC (ended 1976)
    Joe Forrester looked at the life of a regular cop on the beat, a patrolman who had been working the same district for many years. He felt friendships and information sources he had cultivated were worth more than the comfort of a patrol car or detective status. He occasionally overlooked minor infractions of the law, but was known and respected and trusted by everyone. His girlfriend Georgia Cameron and good buddy Bernie Vincent were always bailing him out of trouble when he chose to help those in dire need.moreless
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    Bracken's World

    Bracken's World

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    NBC (ended 1970)
    Bracken's World focused on the employees of the fictitious movie company Century Studios, located in Hollywood, California. John Bracken was the studio head, who, for the first season, was heard, but not seen.moreless
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    A Man Called Sloane

    A Man Called Sloane

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    NBC (ended 1979)
    Thomas Remington Sloane III is a Priority One Agent, working for the counterespionage organization called UNIT. His mission is to rebuff the attempts of a group known as KARTEL from taking over the world. A Man Called Sloane starred Robert Conrad and the short-lived drama was canceled after only three months. The original pilot with Robert Logan in the lead role would be retitled and aired as a TV movie in 1981.moreless
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    Hello, Larry

    Hello, Larry

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    NBC (ended 1980)
    Following the breakup of his marriage, radio talk-show host Larry Alder moved from Los Angeles to Portland, to get a fresh start. He got a job at a radio station KLOW, where Morgan Winslow became the producer for his phone talk show. Earl was Larry's obese engineer. Lary had been given custody of his two daughters, 13-year old Ruthie and 16-year old Diane. Glib and in total control of the air, he was much less sure of himself at home as the single parent of two maturing girls. Leona, a school teacher and neighbor, tried to bring a little of woman's touch to this chaotic household. Larry's ex-wife Marion (Shelley Fabares) also turned up occasionally. Added to the regular cast in the fall of were former Harlem Globetrotters basketball star Meadowlark Lemon, playing himself as a owner of a sporting goods store, and Tommy, a 14-year old neighbor. In February 1980 Larry's retired father, Henry, also moved in. Hello, Larry's timeslot on the NBC schedule was right after the much more popular "Diff'rent Strokes." Since both shows were produced by Tandem Productions, and "Hello, Larry" needed a boost, it was established that Larry Alder and "Diff'rent Strokes," Phillip Drummond were old army buddies. And that Drummond's company had purchased the radio station were Larry worked. The producers hoped that by having the casts of the two shows appear together in crossover episodes so that the much larger "Diff'rent Strokes" audience would be attracted to "Hello, Larry". It never was meant to be.moreless
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