The New People

Follow
ABC (ended 1970)

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

6.5
User Rating
16 votes

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Write A Review
The New People

Show Summary

The New People aired from September 22, 1969 to January 12, 1970. It was on Monday nights on ABC, from 8:15 to 9:00 pm ET. It followed the only other 45-minute show ever aired, Music Scene, which was hosted by David Steinberg. The New People was an Aaron Spelling production about a group of college students who, on their way home from a cultural exchange trip to SE Asia, crashed on a deserted South Pacific island. The island had previously been used by the Atomic Energy Commission as a test site, and so was complete with buildings, cars, provisions, and test-dummy mannequins. Upon crashing all the adults aboard but one, died. The remaining adult, played by Richard Kiley, died at the end of the pilot episode, leaving the "new people" alone to create their own world, sans authority figures. Up against the most popular shows of its day, The New People didn't even last a full season. It was never syndicated, which is unfortunate for many reasons, one of them being that several now-famous actors made guest appearances on the show. Tyne Daly, Richard Dreyfuss, Billy Dee Williams and A. Martinez all took part in this island drama. The theme song for The New People was sung by The First Edition, and two .wav files of it can be found at www.tvobscurities.com/shows/new_people.html. Though short lived, The New People spawned a paperback tie-in novel titled They Came From the Sea, by Alex Steele, and two comic books. The regular cast members made appearances in the teen magazines of the day, and all went on to other acting jobs once the series had ended.moreless
David Moses

David Moses

Eugene "Bones" Washington

Jill Jaress

Jill Jaress

Ginny Loomis

Tiffany Bolling

Tiffany Bolling

Susan Bradley

Dennis Olivieri

Dennis Olivieri

Stanley Gabriel

Peter Ratray

Peter Ratray

George Potter

Friday
No results found.
Saturday
No results found.
Sunday
No results found.