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    Around the World in 80 Days

    Around the World in 80 Days

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    NBC (ended 1973)
    This is the animated version of the Jules Verne classsic . Englishman Phileas Fogg wished to marry his fiance' Belinda Maze, neice of aristocrat Lord Maze. Maze will not consent to the marriage unless Fogg proves himself worthy of Belinda's hand. The challenge: Go around the world in 80 days(which was impossible to do in 1872). Lord Maze also wagers 25,000 pounds Fogg will not succeed. Fogg accepts the challenge and the bet. To make sure he wins the bet; Maze hired the detective Mr. Fix to sabotage Fogg's task. With his friend Jean Passepartout; the duo set out on their journey with Fix following right along. Each episode Fogg and Passepartout attempts to reach their goal(and teaches the audience about the destination they are at this week), including stopping Mr. Fix's devious plans before the allotted time.moreless
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    Name That Tune (1977)

    Name That Tune (1977)

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    NBC (ended 1977)
    The daytime version of the nighttime syndicated hit. Tom Kennedy hosted with Kathie Lee Johnson (Gifford) as singer with Tommy Oliver & the Orchestra. Two contestants competed for cash & prizes. Games played were Melody Roulette, Build-A-Tune (exclusively for this version) & Bid-A-Note. The contestant who won the most points, played the Golden Medley. The player had to identify 7 songs in 30 seconds to win a prize package + come back the next day to play the Mystery Tune. The Mystery tune was played the same way as the syndicated version, except the grand prize was a flat $25,000. This version on NBC lasted only six months.moreless
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    Little Women

    Little Women

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    NBC (ended 1979)
    Short-lived drama based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. Is about the four March Girls on the trials and tribulations during the war while their father is away.
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    City of Angels (1976)

    City of Angels (1976)

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    NBC (ended 1976)
    Wayne Rogers plays Jake Axminster, a barely ethical private investigator working in Los Angeles, California during the 1930s. Jake has little trust for anyone and is more often than not broke. His bimbo secretary Marsha helps keep money coming into the office with an escort side business. After Mash, Rogers complained that he was forever typecast and couldn't get a job. This series lasted 13 episodes before it was canceled.moreless
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    The D.A. (1971)

    The D.A. (1971)

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    NBC (ended 1972)
    Based on real cases from the files of the Los Angeles court system, The D.A. starred Robert Conrad and Harry Morgan as members of the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, in another of Jack Webb's "based on reality" series.
    Said to be personified after real life Charles Manson Clan prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, Conrad plays hard as nails, no holds barred Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan, who isn't afraid of a fight, no matter how tough.
    Critically acclaimed, the show couldn't stand up to the competition of The Brady Bunch and was cancelled after 15 episodes on NBC. It was replaced by Sanford And Son which became highly successful.moreless
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    Fred and Barney Meet the Thing

    Fred and Barney Meet the Thing

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    NBC (ended 1979)
    A combination show from Hanna-Barbera productions. Fred and Barney reprise their roles from The Flintstones. The other episodes were of The Thing from The Fantastic Four fame.
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    Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kids

    Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kids

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    NBC (ended 1974)
    The show was about a group of young people who were members of a band, the Sundance Kids. They had a lot of fans, had records, signed autographs, etc. But the band was just a cover. Actually, the Sundance Kids were undercover members of the CIA. They posed as a band to lift suspicion off of them while they solved the cases assigned to them.

    They got their assignments from their 'manager' a branch of the CIA posing as The World Wide Talent Agency. The head of it was the manager, a huge computer called Mr. Socrates, who looked and sounded like HAL from '2001, A Space Oddessy', and who would contact the Sundance Kids va Butch's radio ring whenever he had an assignment for them. He would line up a gig for them so no one would wonder why musicians were there while they solved the case. There was at least one song in every episode.

    The characters:

    BUTCH CASSIDY (seriously!): (Not based on the character Paul Neuman played in the 1968 movie) The Designated leader of the Kids. He plays Lead Guitar and is the Lead Singer of the group. Unlike Fred of Scooby Doo, he only bossed people around because he had to, he was told to. Seeing as how he was the one chosen to lead the group, he takes his job very seriously and whenever he is on a case, almost everything takes a backseat to that. He's a good leader and deducter of facts, and can fly a plane. He is a very sweet and caring person who seems to favor Merilee a great deal seeing as how whenever the group splits up, he makes sure to have her with him. Unlike Fred, though, he doesn't take both girls, he always splits them up, one boy, one girl. He is fair and sometimes even asks people how hey would like to split up. However, he has a big fault, he does flirt with several girl who think he's handsome, whether they are fellow agents, or fans, which Merilee does not like too much, fueling the thought that they are a couple.

    MERILEE (MERI): Butch's right hand woman who always goes with him whenever the group splits up. She and Butch seem to have feelings for one another seeing as how she seems to get jealous whenever girls flirt with him and he always addresses her first whever he speaks to the group. They do seem to care deeply for one another. She plays the tambourine and is a backup singer and dancer for the band, although she was seen playing guitar once. Despite the fact that she's an attractive blonde she is ANYTHING but dumb. She can fly a helicopter, a jet plane, and can drive a speedboat. She does ask a lot of questions, but they are good questions which play an important part in solving the case. She is also the groups 'Mistress Of Disguise" and can dress herself up in anything from an old lady to an Italian Flower Peddler. She seems to be a bit sensitive and insecure, but when thousands of girls are throwing themselves at your David Cassidy look-alike boyfriend, she can't really be blamed for that.

    STEPHANIE (STEFFY): She is the Bass Guitarist and backup singer for the band. She is the leader of her group whenever Butch splits them up. She is very kind and sweet..although she loves to tease her brother, Wally. But they do work well together and get along when they are on business. She's the navigator of the bunch and is the one to go to for directions. She is close to Merilee seeing as how they are the only two girls. She is a brunette and is the one to keep Wally in line when it looks like he wants to back out of it. She is responsible and caring, and watches out for Wally. Like Merilee, she's scared of mice and dark places, but she does brave them.

    WALLY: The drummer, Steffy's brother, and backup singer of the band. He's the exception to the rule seeing as how he doesn't really want to be a CIA agent. He is the avowed coward of the group..but unlike Shaggy, only Steffy seems to pick on him. He does try to get out of it whenever he can, but someone pulls him back and reminds him it's their job to do the case. But he is loyal and devoted to his friends and seems to be close to Butch. He does whatever Butch tells him to, even when he doesn't want to cause he does know it's his job. He is a good agent and does ask good questions, even though he doesn't want to be there. He does care for everyone, especially his sister Steffy.

    MR. SOCRATES: The computer and head of the World Wide Talent Agency, the branch of the CIA that the Kids work for. He gives the Kids their assignments and seems to be more human than other computers. For one thing, he is seriously allergic to dogs, and can worry and be happy.

    ELVIS: The Kids pet dog and mascot, he loves the Kids to death and always tries to be with them everywhere. Including sneaking in to the World Wide Talent Agency even though Mr. Socrates is allergic. He sometimes blows Merilee's disguises or gives away a hiding place....but other times he is very necessary by sniffing out clues and villains.moreless
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    The Bugaloos

    The Bugaloos

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    NBC (ended 1972)
    From the psychedelic minds of Sid and Marty Kroft comes this children's show starring four musical teens with wings. The Bugaloos (Joy, Courage, IQ and Harmony) live peacefully in Tranquility Forest with their adopted pal Sparky the Firefly. The constant thorn in their side is the vain and untalented Benita Bizarre who will do anything to become a hit singer and get her songs played on DJ Peter Platter's radio show. Her convoluted plans at music domination always seem to involve kidnapping one or all of The Bugaloos.moreless
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    Celebrity Sweepstakes

    Celebrity Sweepstakes

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    NBC (ended 1976)
    How much faith do you have that your favorite celebrity can answer a question? Does the audience share your opinion? That, in a nutshell, was the basic premise behind Celebrity Sweepstakes, a game show that appeared on-and-off for about three years in syndication and as a daily series on NBC. Two contestants competed (one a returning champion on the NBC version, two new ones in the weekly syndicated version). Before them, in podiums similar to a racetrack, are six celebrities. Host McKrell reads a question, after which members of the studio audience select the one celebrity they believe will answer correctly; the odds of a particular celebrity having the right answer are determined by the vote (e.g., many votes for one usually meant 1:1 odds, while only a few or no votes for another meant 99:1). The contestants also placed their bets (either $2, $5 or $10 from an initial bankroll of $25, later upped to $50) on the one celebrity they believe will have the right answer. Once the bets and odds were revealed, McKrell asked the celebrities for their answers. Contestants who were right in their judgement won money based on their bets (e.g., betting $10 on someone who had 8:1 odds won $80); otherwise, they lost the amount of their wager. At times, the minimum wager was waived and the contestant could bet everything up to $10 of their bankroll; if the bankroll dropped below $10, the contestant was limited to $2 bets. During the "Homestretch Round" – played near the end of the game after about 15-18 questions were played – contestants could double their wager by picking a second celebrity whom they believed had the right answer (if they so chose). For the day's final question – the "All or Nothing Round," contestants were allowed to choose a celebrity and bet either their entire bankroll or play it safe and bet nothing. The odds were revealed only after the wagers were placed, with awards paid out as appropriate. All contestants kept their winnings; the day's top cash winner in the daily version was champion and returned the next day. 3-time winners won a new car and retired undefeated after 5 wins. The winner in the syndicated version won a bonus prize. Celebrity Sweepstakes lived an interesting on-and-off again life on both NBC and in syndication. The series first appeared on NBC on April 1, 1974, which ran until its cancellation on October 1, 1976. The syndicated show appeared during the 1974-1975 season and again during the 1976-1977 season. After that, it was gone for good.moreless
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    Madigan

    Madigan

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    NBC (ended 1973)
    Madigan starred Richard Widmark as Daniel Madigan, a hard-boiled New York police detective. The show ran as part of theNBC Wednesday Mystery Movie, airing opposite Banacek and Cool Million. Widmark reprised the role from the critically acclaimed 1968 movie of the same name. Madigan lasted for only six episodes before being cancelled in February of 1973.moreless
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    Real People

    Real People

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    NBC (ended 1984)
    A weekly primetime newsmagazine that profiled funny, human interest stories. Instead of featuring celebrities, "Real People" searched out humorous individuals, situations and events that highlighted the common man. This landmark show inspired many copycats from the same era ("That's Incredible" & "Not Necessarily the News") to today ("America's Funniest Home Videos" & "The Daily Show").moreless
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    The Galaxy Goof-Ups

    The Galaxy Goof-Ups

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    NBC (ended 1978)
    Originally, this was part of Yogi's Space Race before it had its own show. Yogi, Huck, Scarebear, and Quack-Up join the galaxy guardians headed by their leader, Captain Snerdley. Unfortunately, the quartet always seems to goof-up in some way. They'd rather dance at the disco club then catching evil doers!moreless
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    The Bobby Darin Show

    The Bobby Darin Show

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    NBC (ended 1973)
    The Multi-Talented Bobby Darin . . .

    …took the music world by storm, in the late 50s, topping the Rock and Roll charts with his smash hits 'Mack The Knife', 'Splish Splash', and 'Beyond The Sea'. Soon, Hollywood came calling, and he swept into the movie world with his appearances in Come September, State Fair, and Hell Is For Heroes among many others, including his Oscar-nominated performance in Captain Newman, M.D.

    Nor was Darin a stranger to television. His first variety series – Bobby Darin And Friends premiered in 1961. He was a highly sought-after guest performer on other variety shows, such as Toast Of The Town, The Judy Garland Show, The Andy Williams Show, and This Is Tom Jones, and he guest-starred on many a drama and comedy series, over the years.

    Darin was riding high, on the crest of a wave of success, when he signed on with Dean Martin, in 1972, to replace Martin's show, that summer, with his own musical/variety show, originally titled The Bobby Darin Amusement Company. It quickly became a hit, and, after it's initial 7-episode run, it returned in January of the following year, with the much simpler title: The Bobby Darin Show. Darin's guest-list, over the next 13 episodes of the show included such musical luminaries as Burl Ives, Seals and Crofts, and Dusty Springfield, and comedians Redd Foxx, Arte Johnson, Phyllis Diller, and Sid Caesar.

    Bobby closed the 2nd season with a special 'In Concert' episode, guest starring Peggy Lee, and there was talk of picking up the show for another season. But, unfortunately it was not to be. Less than 7 months after the final episode aired, Bobby Darin died from complications during surgery to repair a defective heart valve – A tremendous talent gone, at the age of 37.moreless
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    Doctor's Hospital

    Doctor's Hospital

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    NBC (ended 1976)
    Before ER or Chicago Hope, there was Doctors Hospital, a short-lived medical drama set in Los Angeles. Dr. Jake Goodwin, chief of neurosurgery, leads a group of doctors and nurses at Lowell Memorial Hospital.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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    The Don Knotts Show

    The Don Knotts Show

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    NBC (ended 1971)
    The Don Knotts Show hosted by Don Knotts was a short-lived variety show lasting one season. One of the regular segments of the show was called "The Front Porch" in which Don and his guest star would sit in rocking chairs and exchange "life changing philosophies". Executive produced by Nick Vanoff and produced by William O Harbach, Don was able to showcase his comedic talent with a list of regulars including Kenneth Mars, Gary Burghoff and Elaine Joyce. Conducted by Nick Perito and his Orchestra, Don's guest list was a who's who in the entertainment industry.moreless
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    The Paul Williams Comedy Show

    The Paul Williams Comedy Show

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    NBC (ended 1979)
    The Paul Williams Comedy Show is a children's variety show from NBC that turns an actor and Academy Award-winning composer into a Martian for about thirty-minutes. It's 1978, and NASA's Viking spaceship has set down on Mars. The National Broadcasting Company reports that aliens landed on earth. Children flock to the NBC studios to see a real-live Martian, but when they get there, what they find is Paul Williams in a poorly made costume. Once the gig is up, Paul sheds his outfit and spends the rest of the half-hour talking to kids about the earth and other interesting science topics. Paul has help from his Martian crew, fictional female astronauts Barbara (Sandra Kerns), Debbie (Dana Hill) and Victoria (Amanda McBroom) and the show's goofy janitor, Virgil Weeks (Earl Doen). Together, the group and the kids discuss photosynthesis, space travel, why the planets have different colors and the difference between the moon and the stars. Paul uses comical sketches to present his science subjects, which always seem to put Virgil's IQ on the spot.moreless
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    The Psychiatrist

    The Psychiatrist

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    NBC (ended 1971)
    Roy Thinnes was appealing and convincing as a serious young psychiatrist in the six episodes of this 1971 series. Luther Adler played Thinnes' mentor. "The Psychiatrist" was one of four hour-long series making up "Four in One". The other series were "McCloud" with Dennis Weaver, "Rod Serling's Night Gallery", and "San Francisco International Airport" with Lloyd Bridges and Clu Gulager. Roy Thinnes was thirty-two years old when this series was made. This was his third prime time series after playing Ben Quick in "The Long Hot Summer" (1965-66) and David Vincent in Quinn Martin's "The Invaders" (1967-68). Executive producer Norman Felton ("Dr. Kildare", "The Man From Uncle") was updating his previous superb psychiatry series "The Eleventh Hour" (1962-64). Roy Thinnes had guest starred in a strong episode of "The Eleventh Hour" about family therapy along with Angela Lansbury, Martin Balsam, Tuesday Weld, and Don Grady. Twenty-eight year old Jerrold Freedman was the ambitious producer of "The Psychiatrist". Freedman now writes novels under the name J. F. Freedman, and is hoping to have one of his detective novels turned into a TV movie. The creators of "The Psychiatrist" were Richard Levinson and William LInk ("Columbo"). Steven Spielberg (at 24) brilliantly directed two of the six episodes. One of Spielberg's episodes was about a troubled 12-year old boy and the other was about a young golfer (Clu Gulager) dying of cancer. It would be a fine footnote to film history if Spielberg's two dazzling episodes of "The Psychiatrist" were captured on DVD. The other four episodes of "The Psychiatrist" also had talented directors: Daryl Duke ("Payday", "The Thorn Birds"), Jeff Corey, Douglas Day Stewart, and producer Jerrold Freedman ("A Cold Night's Death"). Joe Alves, Jr. was the art director of "The Psychiatrist". Alves went on to be art director of "The Sugarland Express" and production designer of "Jaws" and "Close Enounters of the Third Kind".moreless
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    Thunder

    Thunder

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    NBC (ended 1978)
    Adventures of the black stallion 'Thunder' and his two young companions Cindy and Willie Williams who, "get into tight spots caused by others' misdeeds and thoughtlessness." The opening show found the three facing a forest fire started by a prankster. Over the next few weeks the kids and their amazingly intelligent horse were held hostage by escaped criminals, meet a kindly prospector who poisoned Cindy's dog, tangled with a rodeo stage mom, made friends with an angry lioness and Willie got hit with a stray bullet.moreless
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    The Smothers Brothers Show (1975)

    The Smothers Brothers Show (1975)

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    NBC (ended 1975)
    This 1975 version of the Smothers Brothers variety series on NBC was a ratings disaster (NBC was already in ruins two years earlier when Rowan And Martin's Laugh-In ended its five and a half year run), This version did include Comedy Hour alums Leigh French and Pat Paulsen, and featured writer/cast member Steve Martin (who had worked with the Smothers in their 1967-69 series as a writer, and would go on after the cancellation of this variety series to Saturday Night Live). The 1975 edition was executive produced by Joe Hamilton (Carol Burnett's husband at that time, who also produced Burnett's variety show on CBS). Despite a creative turnaround in the last four episodes, NBC cancelled this version in May of '75.moreless
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