The Novel

Follow
PBS (ended 1988)

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

4.7
User Rating
5 votes

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Write A Review
The Novel

Show Summary

For Children's Television International (CTI), the production of The Novel spanned ten years and reflected the changing climate Reaganomics introduced. In 1980, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) agreed to provide funds for a sixteen-part CTI series called The Novel. The premise was similar to an earlier production called The Short Story. Legendary school television producers Paul Lally and John Robbins were among those named to stage adaptations of scenes from various novels. Three shows (The Time Machine, The Awakening, and Maggie: A Girl of the Streets) were filmed in 1980. The next year, though, with Ronald Reagan in office, the U.S. economy was changed dramatically. NEH withdrew its funding of further CTI productions. Ray Gladfelter, CTI president and executive producer of all CTI series, needed an alternative. Gladfelter finally found it in 1984, by extracting public-domain films for The Novel and future CTI productions. Thus CTI became the American Movie Classics of ITV. All of the "Story" credits in the Episode Guide are identified in the credits either for "Screenplay" (for the three aforementioned dramatizations) or "Adaptation" (for all other programs).moreless
Wednesday
No results found.
Thursday
No results found.
Friday
No results found.
  • 8:00 pm
    NCIS A Many Splendored Thing
    NEW
    CBS
  •  
    The Wall Ashle and Xandi
    NEW
    NBC
  •  
    The Flash Attack on Gorilla City
    NEW
    CW
  •  
    The Middle Dental Hijinks
    NEW
    ABC
  •  
    New Girl Rumspringa
    NEW
    FOX
  • 8:30 pm
    American Housewife The Man Date
    NEW
    ABC
  •  
    The Mick The Baggage
    NEW
    FOX
  • 9:00 pm
    Bull What's Your Number?
    NEW
    CBS
  •  
    This Is Us Memphis
    NEW
    NBC
  •  
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow Camelot/3000
    NEW
    CW
  •  
    Fresh Off the Boat The Gloves Are Off
    NEW
    ABC
  •  
    Bones The Final Chapter: The Grief and the Girl
    NEW
    FOX
  • 9:30 pm
    The Real O'Neals The Real Confirmation
    NEW
    ABC
  • 10:00 pm
    NCIS: New Orleans End of the Line
    NEW
    CBS
  •  
    Chicago Fire Purgatory
    NEW
    NBC
  •  
    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Self Control
    NEW
    ABC