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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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    Golden Globe Awards

    Golden Globe Awards

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    NBC (Returning January 11th, 2015)
    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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    Malibu Shores

    Malibu Shores

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    NBC (ended 1996)
    Malibu Shores was a short lived NBC series starring Keri Russell and Tony Lucca, both stars of the popular Disney show, "The All New Mickey Mouse Club." Even with a run of only ten episodes, the show dealt with many serious teen issues, and was loved by many fans. The show also served as a starting point for many current popular actors and actresses, like Keri Russell ("Felicity"), Charisma Carpenter ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Angel"), Randy Spelling ("Sunset Beach"), Susan Ward ("Sunset Beach"), Greg Vaughan ("Charmed", "General Hospital"), Michelle Phillips ("Dawson's Creek"), Essence Atkins ("Half & Half") and others. This series also featured Christian Campbell (Neve's broher) and a former "Power Ranger", Walter Jones.moreless
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    One World

    One World

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    NBC (ended 2001)
    Created by Peter Engel ('Saved By The Bell', 'California Dreams', 'Hang Time', 'City Guys', 'All About Us', 'Malibu Ca' and 'USA High') 'One World' follows the everyday issues of a large suburban family. The family is made up of three boys and three girls, who were adopted by two loving parents who couldn't have their own children. The show was cancelled in 2001, after the mother had a baby of her own.moreless
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    The John Larroquette Show

    The John Larroquette Show

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    NBC (ended 1996)
    A fascinating case study in how to destroy a successful situation comedy. In its first season The John Larroquette Show was a daring dark comedy and a hit. Set in a St. Louis long distance bus terminal, with a recovering alcoholic protagonist adrift in a sea of losers, hookers, and street people, black and white, gay and straight, this was unlike anything seen in a sitcom since Hot'l Baltimore a generation before, a comedy that addressed issues on the dark side of the American dream: race, class, gender, abuse of authority, substance addiction, etc. In the second and third season NBC carefully removed each and every element that had made the show interesting, making nonsense of a premise and bland stereotypes of its hard-edged/bizarre characters, then cancelled the show abruptly once everyone had deserted its ridiculously bland fourth season; a great shame. In Germany the show is titled Nachtschicht mit John ("Night Shift with John")moreless
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    Mr. Rhodes

    Mr. Rhodes

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    NBC (ended 1997)
    MR. RHODES was a short-lived sitcom starring Tom Rhodes who plays an acclaimed but unsuccessful writer (with the same name) who decides to return to his old private school to teach English. There, Tom will meet Nikki (Farrah Forke), a girl from his past, who is now working as a guidance counselor. As days go by, Tom will become a much beloved professor, and sometimes a major punch-line.

    Sadly, the show was cancelled after only one season, and 2 episodes remain unaired.moreless
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    Nightmare Cafe

    Nightmare Cafe

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    NBC (ended 1992)
    A mysterious and mystical all-night cafe gives second chances to deserving people. It's staffed by Fay and Frank, two people who made bad choices in life and whose paths crossed with the cafe in the first episode. There's also Blackie, another enigmatic figure who has been working with the cafe longer. Together, the three use the powers over time and space that the cafe grants them to help the worthy and punish the evil, just as they themselves have been helped. First seen on a darkened dock, the cafe would eventually begin transporting itself to different locations wherever it was needed. This 1993 effort by noted horror director Wes Craven was short-lived, canceled after only six episodes. It was Robert Englund's first role after he finished his run as Freddie Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street series of motion pictures (although he would revisit that role one last time a decade later).moreless
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    The Powers That Be

    The Powers That Be

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    NBC (ended 1993)
    Situation Comedy 21 episodes This series, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, revolves around the life of Democratic Senator William Powers (John Forsythe, who starred in Dynasty), an ally of Bill Clinton. Senator Powers is a good guy, but, even after twenty-six years in Washington, D.C., lacks the political smarts to survive in national politics. Fortunately, Senator Powers is backed up by his family and staff, who, mostly, do have the political qualities necessary for political life in Washington, D.C. Family: Senator Powers's wife, Margaret (Holland Taylor, Evelyn Harper on Two and a Half Men), sees herself as the woman behind the man, and believes that her top priority is to maintain her status in Washington. Margaret and William Power's ditzy daughter Caitlyn Van Horne (Valerie Mahaffey; Eve on Northern Exposure) is married to US Representative Theodore Van Horne (David Hyde Pierce, Dr. Niles Crane on Frasier). Theodore registers a rather low almost zero on the political and marital power scale, and is constantly looking for a way out of his life, but is a little too submissive to follow through on exiting. Theodore and Caitlyn's son is Pierce (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Solomon on 3rd Rock From the Sun). Pierce might rather run and play with kids his own age, but must always be ready to reflect well on the family (he is always dressed smartly for anyone that wants to take a photograph). Rounding out the family is Sophie Lipkin (Robin Bartlett, Debbie Buchman on Mad About You), the Senator's illegitimate daughter, the product of a wartime romance. Sophie appears to exhibit a stable personality. Staff: Margaret must fight with Jordan Miller (Eve Gordon) for Senator Powers affections. Miller is Senator Powers Administrative Assistant, and mistress. Further assisting the senator is Press Secretary Bradley Grist (Peter MacNicol, Alan Birch on Chicago Hope, John Cage on Ally McBeal, and who is currently in a 2005 CBS midseason show Numbers), who sees himself as a man of power and influence, but in reality, might be less powerful and competent than he thinks. Rounding out the staff is the overworked, underappreciated maid, Charlotte (Elizabeth Berridge, Officer Eggers on The John Larroquette Show). After Clinton's presidential victory, The Powers That Be was abruptly canceled. The two events might not in fact be connected, and might just be coincidence. Creators other Creations David Crane & Marta Kauffman (creators of The Powers that Be) together also created Dream On (1990, Wendie Malick), Family Album (1993, Giovanni Ribisi), Friends (1994), and Veronica's Closet (1997, Kirstie Alley). Executive Producers Other Shows Executive Producer Norman Lear created The Deputy (1959), All in the Family (1971),Sanford and Son (1972), Maude (1972), The Dumplings (1976), All That Glitters (1977), Fernwood 2Night (1977), Apple Pie (1978), and Sunday Dinner (1991). Lear also executive produced All in the Family, Maude, Good Times (1974), One Day at a Time (1975), Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976), The Nancy Walker Show(1976), A Year at the Top (1977), Forever Fernwood (1977), Hanging In (1979), AKA Pablo (1984), Sunday Dinner, 704 Hauser (1994), and Channel Umptee3 (1997). Lear is credited for developing Good Times, The Jeffersons (1975), Hot L Baltimore (1975), One Day at a Time, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, and In the Beginning (1978). Executive Producer Rod Parker is credited for being executive producer for Maude, All's Fair (1976), The Nancy Walker Show, Phyl & Mikhy (1980), Love, Sidney (1981), Gimme a Break! (1981), Dear John (1988) and Empty Nest (1988). Awards Joseph Gordon-Levitt was nominated for the Young Artist Award for the category Best Young Actor in a New Television Series in 1993 (in the same year, Toby Maguire was also nominated for this award (for the show: Great Scott!); Christopher Babers won this category for his work in Rhythm & Blues). Aired March-April . . .1992 ................Saturday 08:30 pm-09:00 pm August-September.1992 ................Saturday 08:30 pm-09:00 pm November.........1992 to January 1993 Saturday 08:30 pm-09:00 pm June.............................1993 Saturday 10:30 pm-11:00 pm Competition March-April 1992 Saturday 08:30 pm-09:00 pm ABC: Growing Pains CBS: CBS Saturday Night Movie FOX: Cops August-September 1992 Saturday 08:30 pm-09:00 pm ABC: Covington Cross CBS: Brooklyn Bridge FOX: Copsmoreless
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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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    John & Leeza from Hollywood

    John & Leeza from Hollywood

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    NBC (ended 1994)
    John & Leeza from Hollywood is a daily entertainment talk show hosted by John Tesh and Leeza Gibbons. Both had formerly worked on Entertainment Tonight and NBC made an attempt for an early version on their network. The last new program would be on December 17th, 1993 with reruns airing until January 14th, 1994. The show was retitled to Leeza! and ran until 1999.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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    Final Appeal: From the Files of Unsolved Mysteries

    Final Appeal: From the Files of Unsolved Mysteries

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    NBC (ended 1992)
    In this spin-off of the popular Unsolved Mysteries, Robert Stack presents an investigation of criminal trials from the perspective of both the prosecution and defense. The evidence in the case is examined as is the fairness of the trial to determine if the convicted deserve a final appeal.moreless
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    TV Nation

    TV Nation

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    NBC (ended 1995)
    Producer Michael Moore presented this newsmagazine as a humorous presentation that reports on things that big corporate media tends to avoid. These topics include a running feature on crimes by business corporations, positive reports on labour union activity, debunking right-wing political claims, and the general exploitation of the little person by the privileged and powerful in society.moreless
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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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    Scrabble

    Scrabble

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    NBC (ended 1993)
    A six-letter word; it's where you go to read all about your favorite TV shows, including Scrabble. The age-old crossword game that everybody loved to play, but never quite like this, came to television in 1984 for a moderately successful six-year run. Here, contestants used punny and double-entendre clues to fill in words on a gameboard resembling the famous Scrabble game. The format for Scrabble (the TV series) was tweaked several times, but one format lasted longer than others, described below: Crossword Round Two Crossword Rounds were played per show, with two contestants competing at a time. The first game had the returning champion played a challenger, while two new contestants played in the second game. In each Crossword Round, a letter "to build on" is placed in the center "starred" space to begin the game, and host Woolery reads a clue, with the number of letters (five to nine) in the word. Example: A nine-letter word - Drunks hate to see pink ones; bargain shoppers hate white ones. Answer: ELEPHANTS.) A pool of tiles, each representing all the letters in the puzzle plus three stoppers (letters NOT in the puzzle) are placed in the rack between the players. The player chosen to go first draws two tiles from the rack and places them in an electronic reader. The player chooses one and, if the letter was in the word, it was placed in the proper spot (following effects denoting its "search" for the correct position). The player could guess the word or place the other tile in the reader; if he/she still could not guess, then they were allowed to draw two more tiles and play continued. That is, unless he/she chose one of the stoppers, which then passed control to the opponent. If all three stoppers are revealed before the word is guessed, a Speedword format is used, where each of the blanks (save for the last one) are filled in at the rate of one every half-second. The Speedword was also played if time was running short. At least one of the tiles in each word were colored (blue or pink), which provided bonuses for providing a correct answer immediately after filling it in. Those bonuses were $500 for the blue space and $1,000 for a pink space. A player also won the bonuses if he/she buzzed in and guessed immediately after the colored space was filled. After each word is guessed (or sometimes not, if neither player could provide a guess after all but one of the letters were shown), a new word was played, building off a letter in the previous word. The first player to correctly guess three words won $500 and advanced to the Scrabble Sprint Round. Scrabble Sprint Round Here, the winner of the first Crossword Round met the returning champion (or second-round winner, if the champion was defeated). The challenger is timed to the tenth of a second for how long it takes him to guess four words (again, five to nine letters, with shorter ones offered first) correctly. There were no stoppers in these words, and a player could choose from two possible letters in the word. All except the last letter were filled in, and a player offered a guess by hitting the plunger in front of him/her. Penalties were assessed for incorrect guesses (10 seconds) or failing to guess (5 seconds). The champion must then beat the challenger's time, playing the same four words. For either contestant, alternate words were played if they failed to guess or were incorrect. The winner earned $1,000 and advances to the Bonus Sprint Round. Bonus Sprint Round The Bonus Sprint Round was played exactly like the Scrabble Sprint Round, except the player had a fixed 10-second limit to guess two words (one six letters, the other seven). Guessing both words correctly won a jackpot that began at $5,000 and increased by $1,000 for each day it went unclaimed. The champion returns to the next show to face a new challenger. Several other formats were utilized during the run, briefly described thusly: * In the Crossword Round, two new players played. Regular tiles for each word were worth $25, blue ones $50 and pink ones $100, with the money added to a "pot." The winner of three words wins the value of the pot and advanced to the Scrabble Sprint Round to face the returning champion. Each Scrabble Sprint Round win was worth $1,500, with five wins amending his/her winnings to $20,000. A 10th win ammended the winnings to $40,000 and retired the player undefeated. * Later, before the longest-lived format was used, the "pot" was scrapped, and players won $500 and $1,000 bonuses for placing letters on blue and pink tiles. A flat $500 was paid to the Crossword Round winner. Scrabble was known for its highly imaginative clues and its extensive use of sound effects (14, according to several sources). That may have helped draw in viewers, but not so much as the fast-paced gameplay. Scrabble fared fairly well against The Price is Right, but eventually, the show surrendered in the ratings. In 1993, Scrabble returned once again, not in encore reruns (as was the case for Classic Concentration) but in a new, cheaper format. The game rules were the same, but smaller cash awards (a $1,000 base jackpot for Scrabble Sprint Round winners, plus extra money added for guessing words on pink and blue squares) turned off many viewers. It didn't help that demographics had changed and many NBC affiliates chose not to air Scrabble, instead opting for syndicated fare such as The Jerry Springer Show. After Scrabble's successor, Caesar's Challenge was cancelled in January 1994 due to failed ratings, NBC was out of the daytime game show business entirely. Scrabble is a registered trademark now licensed to Hasbro, but the original trademark holder - Selchow-Righter - was acknowledged on each show.moreless
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    Out All Night

    Out All Night

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    NBC (ended 1993)
    The after the success of Will Smith (music star gone television) in Fresh Prince, producers decided to try the concept with Patti LaBelle in Out All Night. The laughs come fast when a blues singer makes the nightclub scene...as the owner! Two recent college grads get the break of their lives when a hip lady not only gives them jobs...but takes them in! In the show, art imitates life, as Patti plays singing legend and Los Angeles nightclub owner Chelsea Paige. Best of all, LaBelle will get plenty of opportunities to show off her voice, as will other music greats Hammer, Luther Vandross, Gladys Knight, Boyz II Men, Dionne Warwick and other artists who will drop in from time to time. Besides Chelsea, this comedy centers around Jeff and Vidal. They're two guys who've just finished four tough years of college and are ready for some real fun. So they head for L.A. short on money, but full of big ideas. In no time, Vidal is chasing women and delivering pizzas, hoping to be discovered by some big motion picture studio. Meanwhile, Jeff, a New York University honor student who hopes to make his mark in the music business, is about to get the break of his life. Jeff can't believe his luck when Chelsea Paige offers him a job as manager/trainee at her trendy, hip, high-tech dance club. As if that wasn't enough, Chelsea even makes it possible for the boys to rent an apartment in her building. Suddenly, Jeff and Vidal are set. New Jobs, a new home, cash and all the freedom they ever dreamed of. But soon Chelsea's motherly instincts get in the way. The boys are being cooked for, fussed over...and even being tucked in every night. Chelsea's daughter Charisse warns them that there's no way out of this "family." But that's okay, because few dull moments and lots of laughs are in store along the way. Unfortunately, the show was pulled off the air by midseason only to be brought back to air remaining episodes in the summer of 93 alongside unaired A Different World episodes. Given the bad timeslot, the show was doomed to fail.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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    Shannon's Deal

    Shannon's Deal

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    Once a successful corporate lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm, Jack Shannon lost his marriage and his job, due in part to a compulsive gambling habit. While Shannon maintains a good relationship with his daughter, his professional career has hit rock bottom. He becomes a general practioner of law, gaining a loyal secretary in Lucy Acosta when he manages to free her boyfriend from jail. Shannon also gains an unlikely investigator in Wilmer Slade, a verbose enforcer for one of the many loan sharks to whom Jack is in debt. Although he has sworn off gambling, Shannon continues to use his skill as a cardplayer to help him work out his cases, and he always tries to work out deals for his clients without having to go to court.moreless
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    Gravedale High

    Gravedale High

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    Gravedale High is about teacher Max Schneider, who taught a group of teenage monsters. Each of the kids are modeled after Hollywood's greatest horror monsters. Vinnie is a vampire, Duzer is a gorgon, Blanche is a zombie, Frankentyke is the monster, Reggie is a werewolf, Cleofatra is a mummy, J.P. is a zombie, Gill is a swamp creature, and Sid is an invisible boy. It was produced by Hanna-Barbara and lasted for one season on NBC before being canceled.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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