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    Captain N and the New Super Mario World

    Captain N and the New Super Mario World

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    Super Mario World was based off the popular video game of the same name and continued the Super Mario cartoon series. With Mario, Luigi and Princess Toadstool on Dinosaur Island and Yoshi replacing Toad and with them foiling the plans of King Koopa and his Koopa kids. This cartoon aired side-by-side with Season 3 of Captain N: The Game Master. See that guide for the shared Captain N cast list and episodes. Super Mario World was produced by DIC. At first the Koopalings did not have real names because at the the time when the company was making the cartoon they did not know what their names would be, so they made up names for each of the Koopa kids. So the Koopa kids not having their real names in this cartoon is not a mistake or goof. Here are their real and cartoon names: Wendy = Kootie Pie Larry = Cheatsy Ludwig = Kooky Morton = Big Mouth Roy = Bully Lemmy = Hip Iggy = Hop Also King Koopa (Bowser) not looking the way he does in the games is not a goof either.moreless
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    Miss USA

    Miss USA

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    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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    Trinity

    Trinity

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    NBC (ended 1998)
    "This powerful one-hour family drama from executive producer John Wells (ER) and creator/supervising producer Matthew McNair Carnahan (Black Circle Boys) centers on the McCallisters, a working-class Irish-Catholic family from New York's Hell's Kitchen, whose five young-adult siblings lead contrasting lives and whose fierce loyalties are often pushed to the limit." "Capturing the compelling, poignant reality of familial relationships, the series stars Tate Donovan, Charlotte Ross, Justin Louis, Sam Trammell, Bonnie Root, Kim Raver, John Spencer and Jill Clayburgh." "Bobby (Justin Louis, Public Morals) an intense, ambitious police detective who works the streets of Hell's Kitchen, believes that his brother Liam (Tony Award nominee Sam Trammell, Ah Wilderness), an emerging union leader, works for a boss tied to organized crime. Also, to Bobby's dismay, his wife Clarissa (Kim Raver, Central Park West) maintains a suspiciously close relationship with Liam. Kevin McCallister (Tate Donovan, Warner Bros.' Friends and Hercules), a young parish priest, and the rest of the family concern themselves with the wild, self-destructive behavior of the youngest of the clan, Amanda (Bonnie Root, Home Invasion). Successful stockbroker and older sister Fiona's (Charlotte Ross, Days of Our Lives) long-term affair with her married boss wreaks havoc on her self-esteem. A sixth sibling [Mikey] died under mysterious circumstances years ago." "The tightly knit clan gathers weekly at the home of their parents, Eileen and Simon McCallister, for Sunday dinner -- putting aside conflicts and focusing on the unwavering love that's at the core of this family." (Warner Bros. press release) After four years of giving them huge audiences from that hospital show he helped bring to the small screen, NBC wanted John Wells to give them another rambling ensemble drama along the same lines -- and the same ratings. Wells latched on to a script from indie filmmaker Matthew McNair Carnahan, and chose this as his next project, claiming at the time that it was as different from ER as night and day. Wells also acknowledged that sudsy family dramas like Trinity have hardly ever been instant hits in the past -- as ER was and as NBC wanted -- and that, as a slow-building show, it needed a patient network who would give it time to develop an audience. Seems he momentarily forgot what network he sold it to. Trinity redefined slow-building (actually, it redefined reverse-building), and was yanked off the schedule at the beginning of November sweeps, three weeks after its belated premiere, two weeks after NBC's programming division underwent management changes. NBC stated they would make an announcement on its future by Christmas, but the coffin was sealed pretty much shut when reruns of Law & Order (incidentally, a slow-building show they somehow did manage to let grow) pulled bigger numbers. NBC never did make that announcement, and Warner Bros. stopped production four episodes early. The following season, John Wells took John Spencer, Kim Raver, Skipp Sudduth, Bobby Cannavale and a lot of the production crew with him -- and proved he wasn't a one-hit wonder. Right around the time Trinity dropped off the face of prime time, the programming chief who developed it, Warren Littlefield, was sent on his merry way. In January, 1999, a Littlefield-free NBC saw Trinity's Friday vacancy filled with a sudsy family drama called Providence. Which gave...well, you all know what came of that. Trinity is produced by John Wells Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television Broadcast History ----------------- Oct 1998-Nov 1998, Fri 9:00-10:00 First telecast: October 16, 1998 Last telecast (National): November 6, 1998 Last telecast (West Coast): February 28, 1999 Show type: Drama Number of episodes: 9 Media: 35mm filmmoreless
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    Grand

    Grand

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    NBC (ended 1990)
    From the Producers of The Cosby Show and Roseanne comes Grand, a new ensemble comedy about life in a ficticious town. The series focuses on a tough-minded maid who lives in a trailer park, an ambitious middle-class businessman and a wealthy factory owner.moreless
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    Nurses (1991)

    Nurses (1991)

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    NBC (ended 1994)
    This spin-off of The Golden Girls and Empty Nest also took place at Miami's Community Medical Center, which they often used to crossover stars of the other two shows (oddly though, none of the characters from this show surfaced on The Golden Girls at all, and they didn't show up on Empty Nest until 1993). This sitcom introduced us to the staff of 3 West. Annie Roland (Arnetia Walker), head nurse, was a strong-willed working mom who was married to a fireman. Sandy Miller (Stephanie Hodge), was the cynical, but dedicated, second in command. The best friend of Empty Nest's Laverne, Sandy was a Texan prone to dating the wrong men. Gina Cuevas (Ada Maris) was an immigrant from the small country of San Pokeno. Virgin Gina spent her days lusting after Dr. Hank Kaplan. Greg Vincent (Jeff Altman) was a goofy anti-authoratative type with a penchant for physically attacking the doctors. And Julie Milbury (Mary Jo Keenan) was the flaky, neurotic newcomer -- a former psychiatric-social-worker who was deathly afraid of germs. Dr. Hank Kaplan (Kip Gilman) was the divorced, financially strapped doctor with a heart of gold. Paco Ortiz (Carlos LaCamara) was the well-mannered Latin orderly. Apparently the writers didn't know what an orderly actually does -- they had Paco doing everything from mopping floors to transferring patients to loading cadavers into the morgue. Dr. Riskin (Florence Stanley) was the cynical old crone who always knew what was best. The second season became a little lighter and saw the departure of Greg and Dr. Riskin and the additions of male nurse Luke Fitzgerald (Markus Flanagan), a handsome but rigid (and slightly-scary) loner; and Jack Trenton, a crooked financier, sentenced to community service as punishment for insider trading. Luke was good at his job, but certainly wasn't a people person -- never showing up at morning meetings and constantly rubbing the staff the wrong way. Jack, on the other hand, was a people person -- but he didn't like these people. Jack's only friend was Paco, whom he always made do all the work. By the end of this season, Gina had finally lost her virginity to Hank, and announced that she was pregnant in the season finale. Season three became even more slapstick and saw the departures of Luke and Sandy and the addition of Casey MacAfee (Loni Anderson), the hotel-manager-turned-administrator. Lovely, self-centered Casey didn't hesitate to let the staff know who was in charge -- despite the fact she didn't have a clue how to run the hospital. She spent a lot of her time fending off Jack, who was determined to bed his new boss. In the final season, Gina and Hank finally took their relationship to the next level and were wedded mere minutes before the birth of their daughter, Jauanita. After multiple retoolings, the show disappeared from the air for good in 1993. It has since been seen in many countries outside of the USA and briefly found a home from 1995-96 on the Lifetime cable network. Many people have expressed interest in getting episodes of the show on video or DVD. Since masses of series are now getting a DVD releases, go to TV Shows on DVD, register and vote on the show (and any other series you want to see on DVD). Support from TV fans does make a difference in getting the studios to release series on disc. First Telecast: September 14, 1991 Last Telecast: June 18, 1994 Episodes: 68 Color Episodes NBC Broadcast History September 1991-January 1993, Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. January 1993-July 1993, Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. July 1993-June 1994, Saturdays at 9:30 p.m.moreless
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    Working (1997)

    Working (1997)

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    NBC (ended 1999)
    At the start of the first season: Matt Peyser (Fred Savage of The Wonder Years) is a young, idealistic college graduate who is about to embark on his first job. He goes to work for Upton-Webber and believes that his hard work and ideas will make a difference. He has to contend with his boss Tim (Maurice Godin) , who doesn't seem to have any real business sense at all; Hal (Sarah Knowlton), a Yale grad who is underutilized within the company; Abby (Arden Myrin), who just wants to please everyone; and Evelyn (Yvette Freeman), the operarions manager who doesn't have time for idle chit-chat. He has to learn to get through his daily job routine and make some sense of it all.moreless
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    Hope and Gloria

    Hope and Gloria

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    NBC (ended 1996)
    It's about friendship. It's about family ... Hope Richardson (Cynthia Stevenson) and Gloria Utz (Jessica Lundy) are hilariously mismatched pals Hope & Gloria.

    Overly kind, generous and a bit too perky, Hope produces a local talk show starring pompous host Dennis Dupree (Alan Thicke). Tough, confident Gloria is a hairdresser with a 5-year-old son. Never very far away is the boy's father, Louis Utz (Enrico Colantoni), the man she divorced--twice. Gloria can't stand him, but he's a great dad.

    When her husband leaves her, Hope realizes that she and Gloria have a lot more in common than just their Pittsburgh apartment building. And Gloria, who's never had a friend she can trust, finds one in Hope. Together they share the ups and downs of single--and sometimes not-so-single--life in the fresh, timely comedy Hope & Gloria.moreless
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    ALF: The Animated Series

    ALF: The Animated Series

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    NBC (ended 1989)
    ALF The Animated Series was a spin off of the live action ALF series and followed ALF's adventures on his home planet of Melmac with his family, his girlfriend Rhonda and friends Skip and Sloop. ALF The Animated Series first aired on NBC in September 26, 1987 and was produced by DIC Entertainment.moreless
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    Nasty Boys

    Nasty Boys

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    NBC (ended 1990)
    Welcome to the Nasty Boys guide at TV.com.

    Drugs are taking over in Las Vegas and the police need something new, The North Town Narcotics Bureau. This rag-tag bunch of misfits and hard-hitters begins taking the fight to the drug dealers and earns a name for themselves in the media. They call them The Nasty Boys.moreless
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    Parenthood (1990)

    Parenthood (1990)

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    Based on the 1989 Steve Martin film, Parenthood is about grandparents Frank and Marilyn Buckman, their children, and their children's children.
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    Something So Right

    Something So Right

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    NBC (ended 1998)
    Welcome to the Something So Right guide at TV.com. "The beauty of the blended family" is a phrase used often on this show with tongue firmly in cheek. Mel Harris from thirtysomething and Jere Burns of Dear John star as a Manhattan couple with three failed marriages and three children between them, but they think they've really found the love of a lifetime at last. They know, though, that making their new extended, blended family work won't be easy. Besides Harris and Burns, there are good performances from all the youngsters and the ex-spouses. After the show's initial run on NBC and ABC, Something So Right became a mainstay of the USA Network's "USAM" comedy lineup. It has been on and off USA since 2000, and currently it's off--for good.moreless
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    Camp Candy

    Camp Candy

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    Camp Candy is a summer camp for kids run by John Candy, head counselor, cook, and handyman. The kids participated in all sorts of summer activities, from boating to fishing, and usually something they did reminded John of an experience or story, which John would proceed to relate. There is scheming Rex de Forest, who wanted to shut down Camp Candy so he could clear the forest and build condos and the rivalry between Camp Knuckles and Camp Candy. Live-action segments were added in 1990, in which John spoke about nature and ecology. A few years ago Camp Candy aired on Fox Family as part of the cartoon block. Later when Fox Family was bought by Abc it was dropped along with many other shows on Fox Family. The channel Fox Family was once on is currently ABC Family.moreless
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    Fired Up (1998)

    Fired Up (1998)

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    NBC (ended 1998)
    This sitcom took a look at what happens when a self-centered, high-powered promotions executive with a large Manhattan firm and her personal assistant both get laid off, then form their own business venture and try to work on an equal footing. Sharon Lawrence of NYPD Blue starred as Gwen, the ex-exec; and Leah Remini, later to be seen on The King of Queens, played her former assistant Terry. The principal cast was rounded out with newcomer Mark Feuerstein as aspiring writer Danny, Terry's brother and roommate; and veteran Jonathan Banks, owner of the bar/restaurant Clockworks, over which the others live and who is enamored of Gwen the first time he lays eyes on her. (The feeling isn't mutual.) There were high hopes for Fired Up when it debuted in April 1997. The new series got a much-coveted time slot on Thursday between Seinfeld and ER. But a later shift to Monday, followed by another time change hurt the developing show's chances of garnering a larger following. The prestige of being a product of Kelsey Grammer's (Frasier) production company didn't help much, and after about a season's worth of episodes, NBC cancelled it. Not long after the show's initial network run, it became a part of the USA Network's "USAM" comedy lineup until September 2000. After a lengthy hiatus, USA resumed showings starting January 2, 2002. It is no longer being broadcast.moreless
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    Ferris Bueller

    Ferris Bueller

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    This series was based on the hit 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off, starring Matthew Broderick. However, the series wasn't treated as a continuation of the film. In fact, the movie was referenced in the first episode when Ferris implied that he wasn't too thrilled with the choice of Broderick to portray him. Ferris Bueller hit the airwaves on NBC at the same time FOX's Parker Lewis Can't Lose did. The two series had incredible similarities, and episode titles like 'Ferris Bueller Can't Win' referenced this rivalry. But in the end, Ferris Bueller lost the battle and was cancelled after one season.moreless
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    The Cosby Mysteries

    The Cosby Mysteries

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    NBC (ended 1995)
    From the creator of Columbo and Murder, She Wrote comes The Cosby Mysteries. Starring three-time Emmy winner Bill Cosby, the series focused on Guy Hanks, a brilliant NYPD criminalist who retired from the force after hitting a big lottery jackpot. Instead of settling down and enjoying his free time, he found himself being called in as a consultant on tough-to-crack cases. He used his wits and his knack for forensics to nab the criminals. Though the series was canceled after just one season, it boasted an impressive pedigree. William Link and David Black were the co-creators and executive producers. Along with Cosby, the cast included Tony winners James Naughton and Rita Moreno, Lynn Whitfield and a young Mos Def. Originally airing on NBC in the 1994-95 season, The Cosby Mysteries has been re-run on A&E and TVOne.moreless
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    Mann & Machine

    Mann & Machine

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    NBC (ended 1992)
    A sci-fi/police adventure "Mann & Machine" featured a tough street cop partnered with an android who has all the knowledge but none of the experience. Although canceled after four weeks, the nine existing episodes are highlighted as Yancy Butler\'s first starring role, as well as numerous actors who reappeared in later Dick Wolf productions.moreless
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    13 East

    13 East

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    NBC (ended 1990)
    13 East followed the life of Head Nurse Maggie Poole, played by Diana Bellamy.
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    Players (1997)

    Players (1997)

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    NBC (ended 1998)
    Three con men are released on parole and recruited by the government to use their skills to take down other criminals. Charlie O'Bannon is a computer hacker, Isaac (Ice) Gregory is a street hustler, and Alphonse Royo is a conman and smooth talker. Under the supervision of FBI agent Christine Kowalski they take on a major criminal with some kind of elaborate scheme. Players ran on NBC at 9:00 PM from 1997 to 1998, but was cancelled due to low ratings, which were due in part to frequent pre-emptions and the occasional timeslot jump. The network gave the timeslot back to the affiliates toward the end of the run, so many areas did not air the final episodes. Since the end of Players, each cast member has shown up in numerous film or television appearances. Creator Dick Wolf later cast Ice-T in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Fin Tutuola, and prior to that, co-starred with Costas Mandylor in Exiled, the Law & Order movie that focused on former castmember Chris Noth's character Mike Logan.moreless
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    The Single Guy

    The Single Guy

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    NBC (ended 1997)
    A struggling writer finds dating in New York to be challenging.
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    Chicago Sons

    Chicago Sons

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    NBC (ended 1997)
    Unsuccessful sitcom based on male-bonding in an increasingly feminized universe (yes, even in working-class Chicago) -- sort of My Two Brothers Behaving Badly. Three blue-collar brothers in their twenties, born and raising in work-class Cicero, Illinois, attempt to co-exist peacefully when they find themselves living under the same roof once again. Harry Kulchak is a single, successful architect who lives in the ultimate bachelor pad, overlooking Wrigley Field in Chicago. He would lead the perfect life if not for his older brother Mike, who's been sleeping in the spare bedroom since his wife threw him out, and his younger brother Billy, a born hustler who dropped out of college to set up headquarters in Harry's living room. The brothers Kulchak find solace on the roof of the apartment building, where they can watch Cubs games for free, shoot the breeze, pontificate on the mysteries of life and love, and argue about who has to sleep on the couch. Paula Marshall co-stars as Lindsay Sutton, Harry's partner at the architecture firm, who's had a steady boyfriend for five years but is well aware of the sexual tension that crackles between them. Creators and executive producers John J. Strauss and Ed Decter describe the series as "a view of the world from a trio of guy's guys, a world in which the way women behave is very confusing, and kielbasa is considered health food.moreless
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