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    Fantasy Island

    Fantasy Island

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    ABC (ended 1984)
    Welcome to the Fantasy Island episode guide. Smiles everyone, Smiles! So began this long-running (7 season) series which was one of the ABC Network's anthology guest-cast series (along with The Love Boat) that proved wildly popular. Each week two guests came to Fantasy Island to get their wish/fantasy fulfilled. Their mysterious host, the debonair and suave white-suited Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban), would do the sometimes impossible and grant them their wishes ... but there was always some twist to the fantasy, letting the guest learn something about themselves or get something they weren't expecting. Best remembered for the presence of Herve Villechaize as the diminuitive "Tattoo" and his cry of De plane! De plane!, the show proved popular enough to go the distance and then spawn a brief revival/remake in the 1990s. A remake of Fantasy Island (1998) in the late 1990's was not as successful as its predecessor.moreless
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    The Dukes of Hazzard

    The Dukes of Hazzard

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    CBS (ended 1985)
    The Duke Family -- cousins Bo ( John Schneider) and Luke (Tom Wopat), assisted by their cousin Daisy ( Catherine Bach) and their uncle, Jesse (Denver Pyle)-- fight the system and root out the corrupt practices of Hazzard County Commissioner Boss Hogg (Sorrell Booke) and his bumbling brother-in-law-Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane (James Best). The show became an instant hit, never failing to win its time slot during its original run on CBS for seven seasons from 1979-1985. The Duke boys, a pair of 'Robin Hood' types complete with bows and Dynamite arrows, are assisted in their adventures by their car, an orange 1969 Dodge Charger named 'The General Lee'. The Dukes of Hazzard is set in Georgia, and the show's southern influence is felt throughout. Country singing superstar Waylon Jennings performed the famous theme song to the show (Good Ol' Boys), and acts as The Balladeer, narrating the adventures of each episode. Furthermore, many of the plots revolved around the Dukes' history as an ex-moon-shining family. The story followed Bo and Luke until season five, because during episodes 87 through 104, their cousins Coy (Byron Cherry)and Vance (Christopher Mayer) replaced the boys while the went on to join NASCAR Circuit. Bo and Luke won, but returned to Hazzard after great season at the NASCAR Circuit. Innocently naive Deputy Enos Strate, though technically a member of the law under Boss Hogg, strives for justice and fairness, while also having a major crush on Daisy. Ace mechanic Cooter Davenport helps the Dukes along the way, and Deputy Cletus Hogg, though not as honest as Enos, subtlety assists the Dukes escape from 'Hogg justice'. The series had an extremely successful run in syndication beginning in 1996 on TNN, the Nashville Network. This led to a resurgence in the popularity of the "Dukes". Two reunion movies, featuring the surviving members of the cast, aired in 1997 and 2000. The show currently airs on CMT (Country Music Television) and in the summer of 2005 experienced another huge revival with the film version, starring Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Willie Nelson and Jessica Simpson. A Prequel was Made in 2007 and shown in 2 weeks on ABC Family in 2008 during the summer.moreless
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    Sledge Hammer!

    Sledge Hammer!

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    ABC (ended 1988)
    Sledge Hammer is the ultimate tough cop with a big gun, a parody of the type popularized by Clint Eastwood in the "Dirty Harry" films. Of course, though he claims "I know what I'm doing," his cases are usually solved by his female partner, Dori Doreau, if she can only keep him from being suspended for shooting a jaywalker or litterer with his giant pearl-handled .44 Magnum.moreless
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    Xena: Warrior Princess

    Xena: Warrior Princess

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    (ended 2001)
    DEVELOPMENT: The series is a spin-off of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Xena first appeared in 3 Hercules episodes during the shows first season, "The Warrior Princess", "The Gauntlet" and "Unchained Heart", sometimes labled "The Xena Trilogy". In the first episode, Xena is an outlaw, but in the third, she joins Hercules to defeat Darphus, who had taken her army. Aware that the character of Xena had been very successful among the public, the producers of the series decided to create a spin-off series based around her adventures.subsequently revealed in flashback episodes.
    SERIES OVERVIEW: Xena, the warrior princess is bent on overcoming her dark and hateful past. She must save innocents to redeem herself, in the eyes of the world and to herself. She is aided along the way by best friend Gabrielle, a struggling bard who later turns warrior herself. Xena: Warrior Princess was a sometimes serious, often campy and an occasionally emotional rollercoaster ride of an action series.
    In addition to Xena and Gabrielle, the show also features a wide range of important recurring characters, including adversaries Ares (Kevin Tod Smith), Alti (Claire Stansfield) and Callisto (Hudson Leick), and trusted friends Salmoneus (Robert Trebor), Virgil (William Gregory Lee), Amarice (Jennifer Sky), Autolycus (Bruce Campbell), Eli (Tim Omundson) and Joxer (Ted Raimi).
    THEME: The voiceover during the theme is as follows: In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings...A land in turmoil cried out for a hero. She was Xena, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle. The power...the passion...the danger...Her courage will change the world.
    FILMING LOCATION: Xena: Warrior Princess was filmed on location in and around Auckland, New Zealand.
    SERIES ORIGIN: Spinoff from the series: Hercules, the Legendary Journeys.
    ANIMATED FILM: Xena and Hercules can also be seen in the animated film: Hercules & Xena: The Battle For Mount Olympus.moreless
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    MacGyver

    MacGyver

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    ABC (ended 1992)
    MacGyver is a different kind of hero: he doesn't use weapons, he's afraid of heights, and he's an expert at making complicated machines out of ordinary things quickly. He works in the employ of The Phoenix Foundation, a think tank dedicated to improving mankind. Pete Thornton gave MacGyver his assignments, occasionally getting involved himself or lending Foundation resources for MacGyver's various personal endeavors. Another sometimes accomplice was Jack Dalton, a long-time friend with a penchant for getting himself into trouble and relying on MacGyver for helping him out of it. MacGyver also had an archenemy, Murdoc, who sought to kill MacGyver many times, often through the use of ruses and elaborate traps. MacGyver's first name was a secret until the final season, when we learned just why he chose not to use it. MacGyver was produced by Henry Winkler/John Rich productions in association with Paramount Television.moreless
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    Batman

    Batman

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    ABC (ended 1968)
    Batman and Robin battle a rogue's gallery of villains for three seasons. Orphaned by the death of his parents, Bruce Wayne secretly dons the costume of Batman and fights criminals, including the Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Catwoman, Egghead, Marsha Queen of Diamonds, Bookworm, and dozens more. For the first two years, the show ran on Tuesday and Thursday, with part 1 of an episode airing on Thursday and ending on a cliffhanger typically involving a deathtrap, and Part 2 the subsequent Thursday. In the third season, with ratings dropping, Batgirl was introduced and the show only aired once a week.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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    The A-Team

    The A-Team

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    NBC (ended 1987)
    "In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire: THE A-TEAM." ========================== Broadcast History NBC---Jan. 1983---Sunday 10:00-11:00 NBC---Feb. 1983-Aug. 1986---Tuesday 8:00-9:00 NBC---Aug. 1986-Dec. 1986---Friday 8:00-9:00 NBC---Dec. 1986---Tuesday 8:00-9:00 NBC---May 1987-Jun. 1987---Sunday 7:00-8:00 ===================== Theme by: Mike Post & Pete Carpenter ========================moreless
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    Hunter

    Hunter

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    Former NFL football player Fred Dryer starred as Detective Sgt. Rick Hunter. Stepfanie Kramer starred as his partner, Detective Sgt. Dee Dee McCall. The series aired on NBC from 1984 to 1991. Hunter and McCall investigated homicides for the Los Angeles Police Department, sometimes resolving cases with the use of deadly force. The show included a mix of action, mystery, drama and humor. Stepfanie Kramer left the show after Season 6. Fred Dryer stayed on through the end of the series. Hunter returned to NBC in 1995 for the TV movie The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A., although Stepfanie Kramer did not join this first reunion. A second TV movie, Hunter: Return to Justice, aired in November 2002. This time, both Fred Dryer and Stepfanie Kramer returned. The characters were now based in San Diego. The success of the TV movie led NBC to renew the entire series, starting with a third TV movie, Hunter: Back in Force, which aired in April 2003. Three individual episodes also aired. But NBC canceled the revival series without airing two other filmed episodes. The show remains popular. As of December 2015, the series can be seen in the U.S. on the Heroes & Icons channel.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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    Ellery Queen

    Ellery Queen

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    NBC (ended 1976)
    Welcome to the Ellery Queen guide at tv.com. This is one of the classic TV whodunits -- with a twist. The show's format was such that the audience would see everything that the show's namesake character would see, including all of the clues, and then, right before the final scene started (you know... the one where all the suspects are brought into the room for the "YOU... killed the victim. And you did it because..." scene, the star (Ellery Queen, of course) would turn to the TV audience and state "Okay, you've got all the clues. Do you know who did it? I think I do. Can you guess?" And the audience had the chance to be part of the show. Quite unique and half the fun. For books and more information on this character, check out [url]http://www.elleryqueen.com[/url]. For more information on the TV series, check out [url]http://www.elleryqueenshow.com[/url]. Finally, for a 12-DVD set on this series, check out this [url="http://www.raretelevision.com/store/view_product.php?product=ELLTWOA617"]Ellery Queen[/url] DVD set.moreless
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    Forever Knight

    Forever Knight

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    CBS (ended 1996)
    In 1992, CBS premiered Forever Knight, a stylish and sexy television series. An immediate cult sensation, the series chronicled the journeys of Nicholas Knight, an ancient vampire from the thirteenth century living in present-day Toronto, Canada (Nigel Bennett voice-over of theme music) He was brought across in 1228. Preyed on humans for their blood. Now he wants to be mortal again. To repay society for his sins. To emerge from his world of darkness. From his endless ... forever night. After centuries of bloodshed, Nicholas Knight has forsaken immortality and is determined to reclaim his humanity. He now spends his nights as a homicide detective with his smug partner, Donald Schanke, fighting the city's most brutal crimes. Joining in Nicholas' quest is Dr. Natalie Lambert, a brilliant forensic scientist, who is inching closer to the cure for his supernatural condition. The master vampire Lucien LaCroix, however, will stop at nothing to ensure that Nicholas remains a vampire. In his darkest moments, Nicholas turns to the lovely vampire Janette, who offers him unconditional loyalty despite her prominent standing in the vampire underworld.moreless
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    Kung Fu: The Legend Continues

    Kung Fu: The Legend Continues

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    (ended 1997)
    Kung Fu: The Legend Continues is a sequel, of sorts, to the popular 1970's drama, Kung Fu, starring David Carradine. Whereas Kung Fu was set in the 1870's, this show was set in modern times. Kung Fu: TLC featured David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine's grandson, also named Kwai Chang Caine, who is a Shaolin priest. The show also featured Chris Potter, as Peter Caine, a police officer and Caine's son. The show usually had stories about mystical Shaolin dealings, often mixed with police drama plotlines. It was syndicated on the short-lived Primetime Entertainment Network. It was filmed in Toronto and distributed by Warner Bros. The following is from the opening credits: The grandson of Kwai Chang Caine walks out of the past. "But I want to fight." "Yes. So did your great-grandfather when he was your age." He teaches his son wisdom at a Shaolin temple. An evil force destroyed that temple. Father and son each believed the other had perished. Fifteen years later they were reunited. Now Caine faced new challenges. And his son grew up. "Look, I'm not my father. I don't do kung fu. I'm a cop. That's who I am. That's what I do." "I am Caine. I will help you."moreless
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    Dr. Katz

    Dr. Katz

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    Comedy Central (ended 1999)
    Dr. Katz is a divorced psychologist who lives with his son, Ben. While trying to help his patients (famous and not famous) with their traumas, paranoias, conflicts and problems, Dr. Katz also handles his own problems. His son Ben is all grown up but still don't know what to do with his life. His hobby is to waste Laura's (Dr. Katz's sarcastic receptionist) time with cheesy pick up lines and useless ideas and inventions. Dr. Katz also frequents a bar, Jacky's 33, and hangs out with his friend Stan and tries to get up the courage to flirt with the owner, Julie. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist was a cartoon based on Jonathan Katz's personal life. Originally running on Comedy Central, the show aired for 6 seasons, and helped put Comedy Central on the map, along with fellow cartoon hit South Park. Halfway through its sixth season, the network took it off the air and aired most of the remaining episodes on a Christmas marathon later that year, with 3 episodes unaired. Among the patients that sporadically go to Dr. Katz for psychological help we can find familiar faces such as Winona Ryder, David Duchovny, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ben Stiller, Carrie Fisher, Conan O'Brien, Garry Shandling, Janeane Garofalo, Kathy Griffin, Lisa Kudrow, and Whoopi Goldberg, among others.moreless
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    Jack of All Trades

    Jack of All Trades

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    (ended 2000)
    "In 1801, the Revolution had been won, and Uncle Sam's favorite son, had a job that needed done.

    Which brought Jack to a lady, both beautiful and smart. Who found his mix intriguing, a scoundrel with a heart!

    From the Halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli There was never a leatherneck braver, a daring dragoon is he!

    He'll halt the bold advance of Napoleon's attack There ain't a French or Pirate rogue Who Don't Know Jack!

    From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli Sailin' 'round the bloody world to defend democracy.

    And if ya' think a better man ya'd trust ta watch yer' back, just ask the bloke right next ta ya' (damn right!) It's Jack!"

    These...enthusiastic lyrics (accompanied by dancing peglegged bar patrons and a talking parrot) kicked off each episode of Jack of All Trades. American spy Jack Stiles is sent by Thomas Jefferson to the tiny East Indies island of Palau-Palau where he teams up with British agent and inventor Emilia Rothschild to thwart the efforts of Napoleon and France in that region of the world. While acting as Emilia's man-servant, Jack dons the masked garb of the legendary Daring Dragoon and fights the local French Governor as well as thwarting various other schemes against America.

    This series starring cult-favorite Bruce Campbell and produced by Sam Raimi combined various factors from both of their series: the use of a historical setting (sorta) and quirky humor that Raimi had made famous with Hercules and Xena, a mix of The Wild Wild West Jules Verne-tech that was used in Campbell's The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., and the wild stunts that were seen in all of these shows. Airing back to back in syndication with another Raimi production, Cleopatra 2525, Jack lasted two years. Jack of All Trades was created in order to fill the time slot that was made empty when Hercules: The Legendary Journeys finished. The theme song was nominated for the "Outstanding Main Theme Title Song" Emmy in 2000, but lost to The West Wing.moreless
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    The Famous Jett Jackson

    The Famous Jett Jackson

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    Disney Channel (ended 2001)
    The Famous Jett Jackson was the first fictional Disney Channel Original Series. It premiered in 1998. It's stars Lee Thompson Young as Jett Jackson, a kid actor who has his own show called "Silverstone". Seeking out a normal life, he moves back to his hometown of Wilsted, and has the show moved there. He and his two best friends, J.B. and Kayla, have all sorts of cool adventures along with his other friends Cubby, Riley, and maybe a bit of Nigel. Silverstone is a spy who works for Mission Omega Matrix (M.O.M), and goes on individual missions with his partner, Hawk, and his mentor, Artemus, and saves the world from villains like Dr. Hypnotto and The Rat.moreless
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    The Amazing Spider-Man (1977)

    The Amazing Spider-Man (1977)

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    CBS (ended 1979)
    This live-action drama followed the exploits of Peter Parker, a freelance photographer for the Daily Bugle. Peter is bitten by a radioactive spider while on an assignment and gains the abilities of a spider. He can cling to walls and has the proportional strength and agility of a human-sized arachnid. Peter is also a part time college student at a local University where he is majoring in science. After receiving his new abilities, he constructs unique web-shooters which he wears on his wrists over the costume in this version, and later on only one wrist which allow him to swing from building to building and to catch crooks in a massive web. This version of the wall-crawler's exploits suffered from a low effects budget and long periods of hiatus between episodes. Still it holds pride of being the first live-action version of the comic book hero. Over the thirty-plus years since the TV series first debuted, this show has become a cult favorite.moreless
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    The Lost World

    The Lost World

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    (ended 2002)
    At the dawn of the 20th century, a band of adventurers are part of an expedition to prove the existence of a lost world isolated from the modern world. Disaster happens and the band find themselves trapped and isolated in this dangerous land with only the help of a young wild woman who was stranded in the land herself as a child. Together, the band fight to survive against the fearsome dinosaurs and other dangers that the land has as they search for a way to escape. The Lost World reruns are currently airing on TNT every morning at 6:00am eastern standard time. Replays are also still continuing in syndication.moreless
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    La Femme Nikita

    La Femme Nikita

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    USA (ended 2001)
    Based on the cult motion picture of the same name, La Femme Nikita is a sexy, stylish spy series following a deadly secret agent. Peta Wilson stars as Nikita, a young woman framed for murder and faced with life imprisonment, until an ultimatum arises which involves working for a clandestine anti-terrorism organization known as Section One. Nikita chooses a life of espionage, but soon discovers that she is just the latest pawn in Section's games...

    La Femme Nikita was broadcast on USA Network, and produced by Baton, CTV Television Network, Fireworks Entertainment and LPN Productions. The series ran for four seasons before being canceled, until a fan campaign successfully brought it back for one final run of new episodes in 2001.moreless
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    The Division

    The Division

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    Lifetime (ended 2004)
    The Division is a drama about a team of Felony Division police officers in the San Francisco Police Department headed by Captain Kate McCafferty (Bonnie Bedelia) that includes glimpses into their personal lives. In the first season of the show, Lela Rochon played Angela Reid, a happily married woman who has trouble getting along with her partner C.D. DeLorenzo, (Tracey Needham), an unhappily married woman with a cheating husband. Also, Lisa Vidal's character, Magda, a single mother, spends the first half of the first season trying to avoid a relationship with her partner Peter. Finally, in the second half of the first season after Peter leaves the Division, Magda teams up with Jinny Exstead (Nancy McKeon), a drug and alcohol addict who is struggling to keep her job, while she deals with an ex-boyfriend (and the father of her son) who wants back into her life. After the first season, Angela left the Division and C.D. got sarcastic and cynical Nate Basso (Jon Hamm) as a new partner. Also, Raina Washington (Taraji Henson) brought new spirit to the Division in season two with her inspiring attitude about the cases they solved. After getting shot in the season three finale, C.D. resigned from the Division because she couldn't handle the job anymore. Through the help of family, friends, and rehab, Jinny was able to end her alcohol and drug addictions in season 3. Stacy Reynolds (Amy Jo Johnson) was hired by Kate to be her police services aid in the season four premiere. The Division is an inspiring and suspenseful show that is fun to watch and keeps you guessing until the very end. Lifetime Broadcast History January 2001-December 2002-Sunday 8P.M. January 2003-May 2004------Sunday 9P.M. June 2004------------------Sunday 10P.M. Note:The Division ran new episodes in an untraditional January-summer format. To help bring The Division to DVD, go to http://tvshowsondvd.com/showinfo.cfm?showID=439, Register, and vote for The Division to be put on full season DVDs. Send letters to Carol Black, president of Lifetime, or Kelly Goode,vice president of programming, at Lifetime Television, 2049 Century Park E, Ste 840, Los Angeles, California 90067. Be sure to include in your letter: A)Ask that they revoke their cancellation of The Division because if given a chance, its ratings could jump back up. Be sure to say how much you miss new episodes of The Division & why you loved it so much! B)Ask that they release the show on full season DVDs! Be sure to say that you would definitely buy it at any reasonable price and that you would tell all your friends about it! Be sure to tell them that it would be an added bonus to have deleted scenes and interviews with the cast and that you wouldn't mind paying more if it had these features!

    Upcoming Weekday Repeats *all times are 5 AM. Eastern/Pacific (4 PM. Central/Mountain)Sunday - Saturday Saturday - Sunday 10PM Eastern/Pacific (9 PM. Central/Mountain)moreless
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