Where The Action Is

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Where The Action Is

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In 1963, AMERICAN BANDSTAND left the weekday shift for Saturday afternoons. Two years later (1965), Dick Clark created a new spin-off for ABC called Where The Action Is, a half-hour rock 'n' roll show featuring the hits of the day.
Where The Action Is took viewers to various locations across the US. In addition to Stateside locations, segments were also taped in Canada, Britain and Japan. One frequent location was Malibu Beach in Malibu, CA, where many of the summer shows were shot. Bear Mountain Ski Resort in Bear Mountain, CA was the frequent site for the the winter and holiday shows.
Steve Alaimo and Linda Scott were the original hosts. By 1966, Paul Revere and the Raiders, the house band, took over the hosting duties. Other series regulars included Keith Allison, Tina Mason and Jimmy Hubbard. The Action Kids was the series' dance troupe.
Where The Action Is was in black and white during its original ABC run. It was followed by two short-lived remakes (in 1973 and 1985). In 1987, CBS-TV aired "Keep on Cruisin'," another series following in the footsteps of "Action".
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The Broadcast History:
June 28, 1965-September 24, 1965, Monday-Friday at 2:00-2:30pm on ABC-TV
September 27, 1965-March 31, 1967, Monday-Friday at 4:30-5:00pm on ABC-TV.moreless
Eddie Rambeau

Eddie Rambeau

Himself

Paul Revere & The Raiders

Paul Revere & The Raiders

The House Band (1965-1967)

The Knickerbockers

The Knickerbockers

Sub-House Band (1966)

The Robbs

The Robbs

Sub-House Band (1966)

Dick Clark

Dick Clark

Himself, announcer

Charlie O'Donnell

Charlie O'Donnell

Announcer (1965-1967)

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      I love Where the action is. I wish Dick Clark would sell DVDs of the show, but I don't think he ever will. I think he sold his bus...
      02/13/10
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