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    Hollywood Game Night

    Hollywood Game Night

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    Smash

    Smash

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    NBC (ended 2013)
    Smash is a musical drama on NBC that is set within the world of musical theater and Broadway, that looks at what goes into the making of a stage show and the lives of those involved, as they strive to reach their goals.moreless
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    Passions

    Passions

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    NBC (ended 2008)
    Passions was a decade long soap opera created by James E. Reilly, the same man who pulled Days of our Lives out of a ratings slump in the 1990s. Centered around the inhabitants of Harmony, a small seaside town in Maine, Passions excels at creating romantic triangles on the show, and controversy in the fans off the show. The show is based around five core families: the Standish/Bennett clan, the Winthrop/Crane clan, the Lopez/Fitzgerald clan, and the Johnson/Russell clan. Every other character can be directly (and romantically) connected to someone in one of the other clans.

    Passions premiered on July 5, 1999, and last aired on NBC on September 7, 2007, before being picked up to air on DirecTV starting September 17, 2007. DirecTV canceled the show at the beginning of 2008, and the final episode aired August 7, 2008.moreless
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    Adam-12

    Adam-12

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    NBC (ended 1975)
    Adam-12 follows the career of Officer Pete Malloy, who had decided to leave the LAPD after his young partner was killed in the line of duty. He has one night to go and for that last ride, he is assigned a rookie, fresh out of the police academy, to take out on his first night on the street. After that night, Malloy decides that he must stay around a little longer if Officer Jim Reed is going to survive his 9 month probationary period.
    Adam-12, which was another "true-story" based television series from Jack Webb in the same vein as Dragnet and Emergency, was the first TV series to more realistically portray the joys and frustrations of being a police officer in the late 1960s through middle 1970s. This "new" attention to detail made the show a catalyst for uncounted numbers of people to enter law enforcement agencies when they became adults, the same way COPS has done since 1989.
    "1-Adam-12" was the radio call sign of the patrol unit that Malloy and Reed worked. In Los Angeles, the first digit (1), represented the division worked. "Adam" is the LAPD designation for a 2-person patrol unit; "12" was the beat area assigned. Although, Malloy & Reed could be seen patrolling the streets all over Los Angeles from downtown to the Valley, they retained the division number 1, no matter where they were. In reality, you work the same district each day and are assigned a zone in that district.
    The police station used throughout the series for exteriors was the then recently built (1965) Rampart Station, which is in actuality, Los Angeles, Division 2. Jack Webb was such a stickler for authenticity, that he had the Rampart substation's insides exactly duplicated in the sound stage for interiors.
    Adam-12 remained popular during it's entire run, though it began to slip some in it's sixth season. This prompted the producers to free Malloy and Reed up from their district and start patrolling all over the L.A. area. Their assignments would now take them to LAX, the Los Angeles Harbor, the Foothill District, the West Valley area, Venice, Van Nuys, Hollywood and North Hollywood. Also included would be a two part episode where Reed and Malloy go airborne with an ASD helicopter unit.moreless
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    The Playboy Club

    The Playboy Club

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    NBC (ended 2011)
    Set in the early 1960s, Hugh Hefner founded the legendary Playboy Club in Chicago. It is a place where fantasies clash with hard realities. But to those that own a precious key, the club can be a temporary hideaway. Step inside the seductive world of the Bunny, the epitome of beauty and service, and rub shoulders with the decade's biggest mobsters, politicos and entertainers. With all these larger than life ambitions, there are even greater secrets. Like when innocent new Bunny Maureen - who wants to take the world by storm - accidentally kills one of the Windy City's most powerful mafia bosses and the only person capable of covering it up and protecting her is Nick Dalton, a man who once worked for the mob but is about to run for district attorney. Bunny Alice is married but hiding an explosive personal life while Bunny Janie is running from a past that threatens to catch up with her. It seems everyone has a secret - none more so than Maureen, who may not even be the innocent orphan she appears to be. Thank goodness Hef's Playboy Mansion is open after hours for a little R&R and burying your past.moreless
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    California Dreams

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    California Dreams is a show about a group of high school teens that form their own band, The California Dreams. The show follows the group through their problems in high school as well as their problems in trying to score a record deal. The theme song to California Dreams is an original song performed by the season's current bandmates. The lyrics are as follows:

    Surf dudes with attitudes (Kinda groovy) Laid back moods Sky above, sand below (Good vibrations) Feelin' mellow Won't give it up Don't wanna stop Don't wake me up Don't wake me up if I'm dreamin' California dreams Just let me lay here in the sun Until my dream is done

    All actors sang their own songs in each and every episode, with the exception of Jay Anthony Franke (Jake) and Aaron Jackson (Mark), whose characters were voiced by Barry Coffing and Zachary Throne.moreless
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    Joey

    Joey

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    From three of the executive producers behind the mega-successful hit series "Friends" comes the highly anticipated new comedy "Joey." Multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominee Matt LeBlanc reprises his "Friends" role as charming and still-single Joey, who has struck out on his own and moved to Hollywood, hoping to truly make it as an actor. Joey says goodbye to a time when his friends were his family and welcomes the chance to turn his family into his friends. After reuniting with his high-strung sister Gina (Emmy winner Drea de Matteo, "The Sopranos"), a strong and sexy hairdresser, Joey moves in with her genius 20-year-old son, graduate student Michael (Paulo Costanzo, "Road Trip"), who literally is a rocket scientist. What Joey lacks in book smarts, however, he more than makes up for with his people skills, making him the best new friend his nephew could ask for.moreless
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    Just Shoot Me!

    Just Shoot Me!

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    Nominated for six Emmy Awards and five Golden Globes (including Best Comedy), "Just Shoot Me" is the critically acclaimed ensemble comedy from multiple award-winning writer/producer Steven Levitan. Now entering its seventh season, the series shifts to Tuesday nights after generating top-10 demographic ratings over the past two seasons as part of NBC's top-rated "Must See TV" Thursday lineup. Set in the New York editorial offices of the fictional fashion magazine Blush, "Just Shoot Me" follows the lives of Blush's colorful staff, including Maya Gallo (Laura San Giacomo), a serious journalist who is determined to change the magazine's "fluffy" tone despite the efforts of her father, Blush publisher Jack Gallo (George Segal), who remains focused solely on his bottom line and the things he feels women want. Also on staff are beauty and fashion editor Nina Van Horn (Wendie Malick), a fast-living, neurotic ex-model; Blush's commitment-phobic, in-house photographer, Elliott DiMauro (Enrico Colantoni), and Jack's wisecracking, power-hungry assistant, Dennis Finch (David Spade). During the 2002-2003 season, "Just Shoot Me" also welcomes Blush's newest hire, Vicki Costa (Rena Sofer), Brooklyn hairstylist who serves as Jack's guru of style and confidante.moreless
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    The Midnight Special

    The Midnight Special

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    Welcome to The Midnight Special guide at TV.com. The Midnight Special was a late-night rock music series airing Friday nights (or, to be more exact, early Saturday mornings). On most NBC affiliates, The Midnight Special followed "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."

    For its first 8 seasons, The Midnight Special's time slot was from 1:00am to 2:30am. But when Johnny Carson cut "The Tonight Show" down from 90 to 60 minutes, The Midnight Special was moved up to the 12:30am-2:00am time slot.

    NBC aired The Midnight Special's pilot on August 19, 1972. The pilot was presented as a 90-minute special encouraging young people to vote in the upcoming Presidential election. On February 2, 1973, The Midnight Special premiered as a weekly series. For most of its run, a different guest host was featured every week. (An exception to this was from July 1975 through March 1976 when Helen Reddy was the regular host.) Wolfman Jack, fresh from his role in "American Graffiti," was the series' announcer and a frequent guest host.

    Around 1978, at the height of the Disco craze, the set was modified to resemble a Disco nightclub, complete with a platform dance floor. Wolfman Jack stood behind an elevated DJ booth. But by Fall 1979, as the genre's popularity waned, the disco set was gone.

    During its last few seasons, The Midnight Special received criticism for not giving enough attention to the punk & new wave music of the late-1970s to early 1980s. While a few punk/new wave acts were presented (either as live guests or in music videos), the majority of musical guests continued to be MOR or disco acts.

    Beginning April 11, 1980, The Midnight Special faced competition from ABC's "Fridays," a "Saturday Night Live" comedy series. Fridays' musical guests were often more cutting edge than those seen on The Midnight Special.

    In May 1981, NBC replaced The Midnight Special with "SCTV Network 90," an expanded version of "Second City TV," previously a syndicated 30-minute series.moreless
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    Lipstick Jungle

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    Lipstick Jungle, another hit novel by Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell, is headed for the small screen. WhileSex and the City followed the exploits of four single women looking for love in New York, Lipstick Jungle tracks three powerful career women who are willing to do almost anything for success in the business world: Wendy Healy (Brooke Shields), president of Parador Pictures, Victory Ford (Lindsay Price), a high profile fashion designer, and Nico Reilly (Kim Raver), editor-in-chief of a hot selling fashion magazine named Bonfire Magazine.

    The series is produced by Universal Media Studios.moreless
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    The Flip Wilson Show

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    NBC (ended 1975)
    Comic Flip Wilson was the first black performer to achieve major popularity as host of his own variety hour.  The Flip Wilson Show was an enormous hit, during it's first two seasons. Although music and guests were an important part of the format, Flip's comedy was the real focus point of the series. Flip's best-known expression was a wide-eyed "The Devil made me do it". The Series Won Two Emmy Awards in 1970 for Best Variety Series and Writing in a Variety Series. Flip also won a Golden Globe in 1971 for Best TV Actor. 'The Flip Wilson Show' was the only prime-time series where you could find musical guests like Issac Hayes, James Brown and The Temptations. Flip got his unique nickname because he 'flipped' people out with his stories. He was a very well known stand-up comedian and frequently made appearances on 'Tonight Show.' Flip was discovered by the King of late night himself Johnny Carson, and fellow comedian Redd Foxx. NBC was quick to make him the host of what would become one of, if not the most popular variety shows ever. This show garnered the number two spot (ratings wise) coming in behind All in the Family. "The Flip Wilson Show" would keep these ratings for a solid 2 years, and was in the top 20 when it went off air in 1974. "The Flip Wilson Show" had a strong stable of writers. Couple that with Wilson's tremendous talent and likability; you get a show that destroyed everything the other networks threw against it. Wilson himself wrote about a third of the show, and edited much of the rest. The series stuck to five day rehearsal and shooting schedules; which was the most of any other variety show, but Flip was focused on making his series a cut above. "Occasionally it takes some time to hit off because we have to find the right approach," Wilson said in 1972, "But once that happens, we're smokin'." If he was driven, it was because of tough times in the past, and a hard struggle through the black nightclubs of the fifties. "With all the trouble black people have", he once stated, "they try to forget on weekends. You've got to be good to make them laugh." Flip's laws of comedy: "Be sudden, be neat. Be unimpassioned, and if you're serious about something, leave it out." It was Flip's Geraldine character that made the phrase "What you see is what you get" famous. That was Wilson's philosophy as well: "My show is my statement", he told Time magazine in 1972, "What I have to say is on the screen. My life is my own. I don't want to talk about my private self. Why should I?" THE NEILSEN RATINGS FOR THE FLIP WILSON SHOW (Top 25): October 1970 - April 1971: #2 October 1971 - April 1972: #2 October 1972 - April 1973: #12 NBC Broadcast History September 1970-June 1971----7:30-8:30 September 1971-June 1974----8:00-9:00 Flip's Various Characters included: Geraldine - the wise-cracking, smart mouth woman with an unseen boyfriend named, "Killer" Reverend Leroy - the flamboyant pastor of the Church Of What's Happenin' Now Sonny - the White House janitor Freddie Johnson - Quite the ladies manmoreless
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    Stark Raving Mad

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    Tony Award nominee Tony Shalhoub and Neil Patrick Harris return to series television in this comedy series from Emmy Award winner Steven Levitan. Harris stars as Henry McNeely, a young, book editor who is thrust into the dark and chaotic world of best-selling horror writer Ian Stark. Providing distractions as Henry tries to keep Stark on track, are Stark's dazed writing assistant Jake Donavan, sassy bartender/college student Maddie Keller and Stark's overly affectionate dog, Edgar. (NBC press release)

    Yet another could've-been hit blundered by the collaborative incompetence of former entertainment president Garth Ancier and former (notice a pattern?) West Coast president Scott Sassa, Stark Raving Mad received a full season pickup. And that's where the network's support began and ended. Stark never clicked with the audience watching the show it followed on the schedule, Frasier, rendering it a time slot hit -- and not much of one at that. Though common sense would have suggested that's because their brand of humor was incompatible... well, it was on NBC, after all. After the original 13 episodes were broadcast by January, 2000, (at which time Regis Philbin stepped in and sent the show into a deep Nielsen gorge), the series bounced off and on -- mostly off -- the schedule, and nearly half of the back nine that the network ordered in November, 1999 were never broadcast at all. Although NBC executives believe that sitcoms that don't work on Thursday won't work anywhere, your editor doesn't. He does, though, wonder what might have been had Stark Raving Mad aired on Tuesday after Just Shoot Me -- which it was perfectly compatible with. Guess we'll never know. Besides, three years later, and Ancier's/Sassa's even more incompetent replacement, Jeff Zucker, was playing the same hide-and-seek games with JSM that they were with SRM.

    "Batty, bonkers, crazy, loopy, loony, hazy Chaotic, neurotic, peculiar and amazing Demented, deranged, particularly strange Frantic, ranting, shaky, flaky, making me insane." -- theme song

    Stark Raving Mad is produced by Steven Levitan Productions, in association with 20th Century Fox Television

    Broadcast History

    Sep 1999-Mar 2000, Thu 9:30-10:00 Jul 2000, Thu 9:30-10:00moreless
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    Dracula

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    In 19th century England, Dracula returns to London to seek revenge on those who engineered his defeat and trapped him in an immortal hell the first time he attempted to leave his homeland of Transylvania and spread his influence throughout Europe. Everything goes as planned until he falls in love with a mysterious woman.moreless
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    About A Boy

    About A Boy

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    Will's life suddenly has purpose and meaning when he connects with a young, awkward kid.
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    Chase

    Chase

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    NBC brings Chase from producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Jennifer Johnson. This fast-paced crime drama puts viewers in the middle of a a cat-and-mouse game that follows a team of U.S. Marshals hunting down notorious criminals in South Texas. Kelli Giddish stars as U.S. Marshal Annie Frost, a sharp minded Texas raised deputy who, along with her team track down criminals that are on the run. Annie's team consists of Jimmy Godfrey (Cole Hauser) who was raised in East Texas and a true Cowboy. Marco Martinez (Amaury Nolasco) is a smart and talkative inteillgence man. Daisy Ogbaa (Rose Rollins) is the team's weapons and tactical specialist who, unlike Martinez, is a woman of few words. Finally, Luke Watson (Jesse Metcalfe) is the newest team member, fresh from Washington, D.C.moreless
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    Crossing Lines

    Crossing Lines

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    After being shot in the line of duty and leaving the NYPD, former detective Carl Hickman is persuaded to join a young crew of talented multinational detectives that pursue crime across European borders.moreless
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    CHiPs (1983)

    CHiPs (1983)

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    The adventures of Highway Patrol officers in Los Angeles. This great series had 6 seasons before it ended. The main characters are Jon Baker and Frank Poncherello, two motorcycle officers always on the street to save lives. 1998 followed the TV movie "CHiPs ´99" with some of the series cast but we can also see new faces like Officer Roulette and his partner or Sandy Baker, Jon´s spouse.moreless
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    Remington Steele

    Remington Steele

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    NBC (ended 1987)
    Try this for a deep, dark secret. The great detective Remington Steele? He doesn't exist. I invented him. Follow.

    I always loved excitement, so I studied and apprenticed, and put my name on an office. But absolutely nobody knocked down my door. A female private investigator seemed so . . . feminine. So I invented a superior. A decidedly masculine superior.

    Suddenly, there were cases around the block. It was working like a charm. Until the day he walked in.

    With his blue eyes and mysterious past, and before I knew it, he assumed Remington Steele's identity.

    Now I do the work and he takes the bows.

    It's a dangerous way to live, but as long as people buy it, I can get the job done.

    We never mix business with pleasure. Well, almost never. I don't even know his real name.

    ============== Company credits:

    Production Companies * MTM Enterprises Inc. Distributors * National Broadcasting Company (NBC) (original airing) * United American Video (UAV) (1993) (USA) (VHS) Other Companies * Inter Video 24 frame video playback * Silver Chalice Productions European production coordination =============== Awards: Edgar Allan Poe Awards 1984 -- Nominated -- Best Television Episode -- Jeff Melvoin (For episode "Altered Steele".) 1983 -- Won -- Best Television Episode -- Joel Steiger (For episode "In the Steele Of The Night".) Emmy Awards 1985 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series -- Doris Roberts ================= Crazy Credits: At the end of the credits, the MTM kitten wears a Sherlock Holmes deerstalker cap and meerschaum pipe. While meowing, the pipe drops out of its mouth and falls in front of the word "Productions" =============== Release dates: USA -- 1 October 1982 UK -- 3 September 1983 France -- 13 November 1983 Sweden -- 24 February 1984 ======================= Filming Locations:

    ABC Entertainment Center - 2040 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA

    Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA (Century Plaza Towers) La Valetta, Malta (episodes "Maltese Steele", "Puzzled Steele") Santa Clarita, California, USA Sun Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA ========================moreless
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    The Event

    The Event

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    NBC (ended 2011)
    The President is prepared to release a group of detainees who have been held in U.S. custody since World War II. However, on the day that he prepares to make the announcement, unknown conspirators force a pilot to hijack a plane and crash it at the President's compound. However, when the plane disappears in mid-air, the mystery begins. Struggling to resolve the matter is the pilot's son-in-law, computer programmer Sean Walker (Jason Ritter) investigates the conspiracy, which has abducted his fiancée, Leila Buchanan (Sarah Roemer). Meanwhile, President Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood) realizes that some of the detainees' people escaped capture, and are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure the release of the others, including their leader, Sophia (Laura Innes). He must deal with threats within and without, as the conspirators seek to ensure the detainees are never released, while the free detainees and their leader, Thomas (Clifton Collins, Jr.), use their advanced technology to force the President to yield to their demands.moreless
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    Amazing Stories

    Amazing Stories

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    NBC (ended 1987)
    Amazing Stories is an incredible collection of short tales from the creative mind of Steven Spielberg. Most episodes ran in a half-hour time slot, with only a few going longer than that. In spite of the brevity of the show, each episode packs in a well-developed story, along with some subtle commentaries on human nature and morality.moreless
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