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AARON’S WAY

NBC / x60m-e / 1988 9 March – 25 May

Drama series. Following the death of his non religious son devout Amish follower Aaron Miller moves his family to California to help his son’s widow run her vineyard.

With:- MARLIN OLSEN as Aaron Miller / BELINDA MONTGOMERY as Sarah Miller / SAMANTHA MATHIS as Roseanne Miller / ERIN CHASE as Martha Miller / SCOTT CURTIS as Frank Miller / KATHLEEN YORK as Susannah Lo Verde / JESSICA WALTER as Connie Lo Verde / CHRISTOPHER GARTIN as Mickey Lo Verde / PIERRINO MASCARINO as Mr Benvenuto

 

AAU TRACK AND FIELD

CBS / x60m-e / 1969-72 (First Episode Broadcast: 18 May 1969)

A show featuring footage of amateur athletic contests around the world, especially Europe. Announcers were Jack Whitaker, Ralph Boston, Dick Bank (1969-70), Bill Toomey (1971-72).

 

THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO SHOW

MCA/Revue / 52x30m-e / 1952-54

Writers: Eddie Forman, Sid Fields, Clyde Bruckman, Felix Adler, Jack Townley / Producers: Pat Costello,Alex Gottleib / Director: Jean Yarborough

Sitcom. A pair of out of work actors share an appartment and in their quest for regular employment get into many a scrape. The series ‘revisited’ many of Abbott and Costello’s famous routines, ‘Who’s on first’ etc.

With:- BUD ABBOTT as Bud / LOU COSTELLO as Lou / SID FIELDS as Sid / HILARY BROOKE as Hilary / JOE BESSER as Stinky Jones

 

ABC AFTERNOON PLAYBREAK

ABC / x90minutes / 1973-75

A drama anthology series screened in the afternoons. Guest stars included the likes of Julie Kavner (The Girl Who Couldn’t Lose – 13 February 75 ), Joseph Campanella (The Things I Never Said – 31 October 73 ) and Kay Lenz (Heart in Hiding – 14 November 74 ). Both The Girl Who Couldn’t Lose and Heart in Hiding were winners of Emmy’s.

 

THE ABC COMEDY HOUR

ABC / x60m-e / 1972 Wednesdays 8.30pm then 9.30pm

Variety. A general entertainment series making much use of a team of impressionists (collectively labelled the Kopycats) who included Rich Little, Frank Gorshin, Joe Baker, Marilyn Michaels, Fred Travalena, Charlie Callas and George Kirby.

 

ABC DRAMATIC SHORTS

ABC / 1952-53 black and white

This was the title for a series of short movies shown on the fledgling ABC network. The films were repeated over many times as ABC was desperately short of original programming.

 

ABC MONDAY NIGHT COMEDY SPECIAL

ABC / x30m-e / 1977 16 May – 5 September Monday 8.00pm

Umbrella title for all sorts of comedy programming, from pilot editions of would be series to episodes left over from cancelled programs.

 

THE ABC MYSTERY MOVIE

ABC / 1989-90

A kind of revival of NBC’s classic 1970’s Mystery Movie series again featuring feature length detective dramas. These were:- Columbo, B.L. Stryker, Gideon Oliver, Christine Cromwell and a Kojak revival. See separate entries for each.

 

ABC THURSDAY NIGHT MOVIE

ABC-Floating Cork Productions / 1998

In this coveted time slot, ABC presents various theatrical and made-for-television movies. Seated against NBC’s “Must See TV,” ABC’s Thursday Night Movie hopes to capture a different audience that will tune into various made-for-television movies starring an array of celebrities.

 

ABC SATURDAY COMEDY SPECIAL

ABC / x30m-e x60m-e / 1978 24 June – 5 August Saturdays 8.30pm then 8.00pm

An anthology series of all kinds of comedy material, often failed pilots.

 

ABC SHOWCASE

ABC /x30m-e / 1950 22 June – 26 July

An umbrella title for a short run series of individual comedies and comedies.

 

ABC STAGE 67

ABC / x60m-e / 1966-67 14 September 1966 – 11 May 1967 Wednesdays then Thursdays at 10.00pm

This title was for a wide variety of shows of all different kinds.

 

ABC TELEVISION PLAYERS

ABC / x30m-e / 1949 16 January – 30 October

A live anthology drama series that had two title changes; ABC Tele-Players (April) and then ABC Penthouse Players (August).

 

ABC’S WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

ABC / x120m-e and also sometimes x90m-e / 1961-continuing

A collection of various sporting highlights from around the world (in its first five years alone the show covered more than 80 sports), the series only really began as a replacement for baseball but it turned into ABC’s longest running series. Popular draws included the fights of Muhammad Ali as well as the daredevil antics of motorcycle stunt specialist Evil Knieval.

 

ABRAHAM

Lube/Lux/Betafilm/Quinta/ Turner / 2x120m-e / 1993 ‘The Bible’

Writer: Robert McKee / Executive Producer: Gerald Rafshown / Producer: Lorenzo Mindi / Director: Joseph Sargent

Period drama serial. Abraham is given a severe test of his faith by God.

With:- RICHARD HARRIS as Abraham / BARBARA HERSHEY as Sarah / MAXIMILIAN SCHELL as Pharoah / VITTORIO GASSMAN as Terah / CAROLINA ROSE as Haggar / ANDREA PRODAN as Lot / KEVIN McNALLY as Nator / JOHN McENERY as 1st Councillor / NADIM SAWALHA as Reko

 

ACADEMY THEATRE

NBC / 8x30m-e / 1949 25 July – 12 September Mondays 8.00pm

Producer: Curtis Camfield

Live anthology series from the early days of network TV.

 

ACAPULCO

NBC-UA-Libra / 8x30m-e / 1961 27 February -24 April black and white

Action adventure series. Exploits of a pair of Korean war vets, Patrick Malone and Gregg Miles, who based in Acapulco, worked for lawyer Mr Carver, in a kind of bodyguard type arrangement.

With:- JAMES COBURN Gregg Miles / RALPH TAEGER as Patrick Malone/ ALLISON HAYES as Chloe / TELLY SAVALAS as Mr Carver / BOBBY TROUP as Bobby / JASON ROBARDS SR as Max

 

ACAPULCO H.E.A.T

Syndicated / 48x60m-e / 1993-94 1996-97

Theme Music: Michael Lloyd, Tommy Oliver, Jim Ervin / Performed by Pepper Mashay

Action adventure series. The cases of a crack anti-terrorist team (part of the Hemisphere Emergency Action Team) fight crime out of their glamorous hotel base in Acapulco. The team posed as photographers to cover their actions. Filmed in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

With:- CATHERINE OXENBERG as Ashley Hunter-Coddington (1993-94) / BRENDAN KELLY as Mike Savage(93-94) / ALISON ARMITAGE as Cat-Catherine Avery Pascal / SPENCER ROCHFORT as Brett (93-94) / HOLLY FLORIA as Krissie Valentine (93-94) / MICHAEL WORTH as Tommy Chase / RANDY VASQUEZ as Marcos (1993-94) / GRAHAM HEYWOOD as Arthur Small (1993-94) / FABIO as Claudio (1993-94) / JOHN VERNON as Mr Smith (1993-94) / LYDIE DENIER as Nicole Bernard (1996-97) / CHRISTA SAULS as Joanna Barnes (1996-97)

 

ACCESS ALL AREAS:FRIENDS

Warner/Present Tense Inc/ Original / 1x60m-e / 1999

Writer/Producer: Tom McMahon / Executive Producer: Don Enright, Les Alexander

Documentary. A glimpse behind the scenes of the US ‘Hit-com’ Friends, including interviews with all the backroom bods, creators, writers, set designers etc and focusing on the making of one episode.

 

ACCESS HOLLYWOOD

Syndicated-NBC / x30m-e / 1996-

A popular culture/entertainment magazine show, the series had different hosts for its weekend editions. The weekly hosts were:- LARRY MENDTE (96-97) / GISELLE FERNANDEZ (96-98) / PAT O’BRIEN (97-)/ NANCY O’DELL (98-) / Weekend hosts have been:- MENDTE / O’DELL / FERNANDEZ (97-98) and PAT O’BRIEN (98-)

 

ACCIDENTAL FAMILY

NBC-Sheldon Leonard / 16x30m-e / 1967-68 15 September 1967 – 5 January 1968 Fridays 9.30pm

Sitcom. Popular comedian and single parent Jerry Webster buys a farm in the country to give his son Sandy a stable background. Webster brought in a governess and a farm manager whilst he carried on with his entertaining.

with:- JERRY VAN DYKE as Jerry Webster / TEDDY QUINN as Sandy Webster/ LOIS NETTLETON as Sue Kramer / BEN BLUE as Ben McGrath / LARY D. MANN as Marty Warren

 

ACCORDING TO JIM

ABC-Touchstone Television-Brad Grey Television / x30m-e / 2001-

Executive Producers: Tracy Newman, Jonathan Stark, Suzanne Bukinik and Mark Gurvits

Sitcom. Jim is a couch potato dad and husband trying to achieve picket fence ideals while trying to keep a firm hold on his manhood.

With:- James Belushi as Jim / Courtney Thorne-Smith as Cheryl / Kimberly Williams as Dana / Larry Campbell as Andy / Taylor Atelian as Ruby / Billi Bruno as Gracie

 

ACCUSED

ABC / x30m-e / 1958-59 10 December 58 – 30 September 59 Wednesdays 9.30pm black and white

Producer: Selig J. Seligman

The primetime version of the daytime show Day In Court featuring court case re-enactments. The lawyers and judges were real lawyers and judges (with Edgar Allan Jones Jr appearing as the judge most often. Other regulars were Judge William Gwin, Bailiff Tim Farrell, Clerk Jim Hudson and Reporter Violet Gilmore.

 

ACE CRAWFORD, PRIVATE EYE

CBS/Conway / 5x30m-e / 1983

Producers: Philip Weltman, Ron Clark

Sitcom. Ace Crawford is probably the worlds worst private detective, who, more by good luck than anything else, manages to solve his cases.

Ace Crawford……………………… TIM CONWAY

Toomey……………………………. JOE REGALBUTO

Inch………………………………… BILLY BARTY

Luana……………………………… SHERA DANESE

Mello………………………………. BILL HENDERSON

Lt Fanning………………………… DICK CHRISTIE

 

ACTION

Fox / 13x30m-e / 1999

Sitcom. Episodes in the sressed out life of movie exec Peter Dragon. Several big name movie stars made appearances as themselves, including Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, oh and David Hasselghoff. Only 8 of the 13 episodes aired.

With:- JAY MOHR as Peter Dragon / ILLEANA DOUGLAS as Wendy Ward / JARRAD PAUL as Adam Rafkin / BUDDY HACKETT as Uncle Lonnie / JACK PLOTNICK as Stuart Glazer / CINDY AMBUEHL as Jane / LEE ARENBERG as Bobby G / KEITH DIAMOND as Dick Marcellus

 

ACTION IN THE AFTERNOON

CBS / x30m-e / 1953-54 (First Episode Broadcast: Monday 2 February 1953 / 4.30pm)

Western drama series. This was a daily and live show set in the 1890’s in the Montana town of Huberle (pronounced Hubber-Lee), most of the Action centred around the do-gooding (and often singing) cowboy Jack Valentine and the sheriff Ace Bancroft, also playing an integral part was newspaper woman Kate. An interesting fact is that the name of the town was coined by joining together the names of two of CBS’s key personnel Hubbell Robinson Jr and Harry Ommerle.

With:- BARRY CASSELL as Ace Bancroft / JACK VALENTINE as Jack Valentine / HARRIS FORREST as Ozzie Matthews / JOHN ZACHERLEY as The Coroner / MARY ELAINE WATTS as Kate / BLAKE RITTER as The Narrator / CHRIS KEEGAN / THE TOMMY FERGUSON TRIO / SAM KRESSEN / CREIGHTON STEWART

 

ACTION TONIGHT

NBC / x30m-e / 1957 15 July – 2 September Mondays 8.30pm black and white

An anthology of dramas that had previously been seen on the Schlitz Playhouse and the Pepsi Cola Playhouse.

 

ACTORS STUDIO

ABC / x30m-e / 1948-50 26 September 48 – 23 June 50

Producer: Donald Davis

A high quality anthology series featuring dramatisations of generally well known material. Marlon Brando made his TV debut on this show. Note that towards the end of its run the show went to hour long episodes and the title also changed to The Play’s The Thing.

 

ADAM’S RIB

ABC/MGM/ Peter Hunt / 1x60m-e 12x30m-e / 1973

Creators: Ruth Gordon,Garson Kanin / Producer/Director: Peter Hunt

Sitcom. The exploits of a pair of husband and wife attorneys who usually end up on opposite sides in court.Based on the 1949 Tracy and Hepburn film of the same name.

With:- KEN HOWARD as Adam Bonner / BLYTHE DANNER as Amanda Bonner / DENA DIETRICH as Grace Peterson / RON RIFKIN as Asst DA Roy Mendelsohn / EDWARD WINTER as Kip Kepple / NORMAN BARTOLD as DA Donahue

 

ADAM 12

NBC/Universal/Jack Webb / 150x30m-e / 1968-75

Creators: Jack Webb, Robert Cinader / Producer: James Doherty

Crime drama series. The cases of police officers, Jim Reed and Pete Molloy, patrolling the streets in their car (the Adam 12 of the title). Initially Jim Reed was a rookie but later became an officer proper. Molloy was also promoted to Policeman 3.

with:- MARTIN MILNER as Officer Pete Molloy / KENT McCORD as Officer Jim Reed / WILLIAM BOYETT as Sgt McDonald / GARY CROSBY as Officer Ed Wells / SHARON CLARIDGE as Dispatcher’s Voice / WILLIAM STEVENS as Officer Jerry Walters (1968-69) / JACK HOGAN as Sgt Jerry Miller (1969) / MIKKI JAMISON as Jean Reed (1969) / CLAUDE JOHNSON as Officer Norm Green (1970-71) / FRED STROMSOE as Officer Woods (1974-75) / WILLIAM ELLIOTT as Officer Grant (1974-75)

 

ADAM 12

Syndication / 52x60m-e / 1989-90

Crime drama series. A revival of the 1970’s classic (see above) detailing the cases of a pair of LA patrol cops Gus and Matt.

With:- PETER PAROS as Officer Gus Grant / ETHAN WAYNE as Officer Matt Doyle / MIGUEL FERNANDES as Sergeant Harry Santos

 

THE ADAMS CHRONICLES

WNET / 13x60m-e / 1975

Story editor: Anne Howard Bailey / Producer: Jac Venza

Period drama series. Episodes in the lives of the family of John Adams.

with:- WILLIAM DANIELS / GEORGE GRIZZARD / JOHN HOUSEMAN / NANCY COLEMAN / DAVID BIRNEY / JOHN BEAL / WESLEY ADDY / LEORA DANA

 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

ABC/Filmways / 64x30m-e / 1964-66 black and white

Creator: Charles Addams / Executive Producer: David Levy / Theme Music: Vic Mizzy / Producer: Nat Perrin

Sitcom. The adventures of the seriously spooky and altogether ooky suburban New York Addams family. In 1973-74 Hanna Barbera/NBC broadcast a cartoon version of the show with Ted Cassidy and Jackie Coogan voicing their roles as per the series. In this cartoon series Pugsley was voiced by the then 8 year old Jodie Foster. And in 1992 Hanna-Barbera produced another cartoon version to tie-in with the pair of big budget films made by Paramount in the early nineties.

With:- JOHN ASTIN as Gomez Addams / CAROLYN JONES as Morticia Addams / TED CASSIDY as Lurch / JACKIE COOGAN as Uncle Fester / BLOSSOM ROCK as Grandmamma Addams / LISA LORING as Wednesday Addams / KEN WEATHERWAX as Pugsley Addams / FELIX SILLA as Cousin Itt / TONY MAGRO as Voice of Itt

 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY:HALLOWEEN WITH THE NEW ADDAMS FAMILY

NBC/Charles Fries / 1x90m-e / 1977

Director: Dennis Steinmetz

Horror comedy. An attempt to revive the Addams Family that just didn’t work.

Gomez Addams………………… JOHN ASTIN

Morticia Addams……………….. CAROLYN JONES

Lurch……………………………… TED CASSIDY

Uncle Fester……………………. JACKIE COOGAN

Countess Dracula……………… SUZANNNE KRAZNA

Cousin Itt………………………… FELIX SILLA

 

ADDERLEY

CBS / 43x60m-e / 1986-89

Creator: Elliott Baker / Theme Music: Micky Erbe, Maribeth Solomon

Action adventure series. Secret agent V.H. Adderley working for International Security and Intelligence is injured in the line of duty and is pushed into an office job but never misses the chance to get back in the field.

With:- WINSTON REKERT as V.H. Adderley / JONATHAN WELSH as Melville Greenspan / DIXIE SEATLE as Mona Ellerby / KEN POGUE as Major Jonathan B. Clack

 

ADORN PLAYHOUSE

CBS / x30m-e / 1958 13 May – 1 July Tuesdays 8.30pm black and white

This was the title for a series of reruns from other anthology style shows.

 

ADVENTURE SHOWCASE

CBS / 4x30m-e / 1959 11 August – 1 September Tuesdays 9.00pm black and white

Short run title for a quartet of failed pilots.

 

ADVENTURES IN PARADISE

ABC-TCF / 91x60m-e / 1959-62 5 October 59 – 1 April 62black and white

Creator: James A. Michener / Producer: Martin Manulis

Action adventure series. Exploits of Korean War vet Captain Adam Troy now working in the South Pacific on his boat the Tiki and never far away from adventure.

With:- GARDNER McKAY as Adam Troy / WEAVER LEVY as Oliver Lee (1959-61) / LINDA LAWSON as Renee (1960-61) / HENRY SLATE as Bulldog Lovey (1960-61) / JAMES HOLDEN as Clay Baker (1960-61) / SONDI SODSAI as Sondi (1960-61) / LANI KAI as Kelly (1960-62) / GUY STOCKWELL as Chris Parker (1961-62) / MARCEL HILLAIRE as Inspector Bouchard (1961 – 62)

 

THE ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTY JUNIOR

Warner/Boam-Cuse / 1x100m-e 24x60m-e / 1993-94

Creator/Executive Producers: Jeffrey Boam, Carlton Cuse / Music: Randy Edelman

Western comedy drama series with scifi trimmings. When Brisco County Jr discovers a mysterious orb(an Unearthed Foreign Object) it causes him to cross regular swords with the evil John Bly, who also wants the orb and was responsible for the death of Brisco’s dad.

With:- BRUCE CAMPBELL as Brisco County Jr / BILLY DRAGO as John Bly / JULIUS CURRY as Lord Bowler / CHRISTIAN CLEMENSON as Socrates Poole / BILLY DRAGO as John Bly / KELLY RUTHERFORD as Dixie Cousins / JOHN PYPER-FERGUSON as Peter Hutter / JEFF PHILLIPS as Whip Morgan

 

THE ADVENTURES OF CHAMPION

Syndicated-Flying A. / 29x25m-e / 1955-56 30 Septmeber 55 – 3 February 56

Creator: Gene Autry / Producers: Gene Autry, Eric Jenson, Louis Gray / Theme sung by Frankie Laine

Western adventure series. In the 1880’s Wild West twelve year old Ricky North adopts Champion, a wild stallion. Ricky lived on a ranch with his Uncle Sandy and also had a German Shepherd dog called Rebel. Champion was Gene Autry’s own horse.

With:- BARRY CURTIS as Ricky North / JIM BANNON as Sandy North / FRANCIS McDONALD as Will Calhoun / EWING MITCHELL as Sheriff Powers

 

THE ADVENTURES OF ELLERY QUEEN

Dumont-ABC / x30m-e / 1950-52 black and white

Creators: Frederic Dannay, Manfred Bennington Lee

Crime drama series. Mystery writer Ellery Queen often finds himself called upon to solve murders, his father being an Inspector with the NYPD. In December 1951 the show switched from Dumont to ABC and in January 1951, following the sudden death of the young Richard Hart, Lee Bowman took over as Queen. See also Ellery Queen 1954 The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen (1958) and Ellery Queen (1975).

With:- RICHARD HART as Ellery Queen (1950-51) / LEE BOWMAN as Ellery Queen (1951-52) / FLORENZ AMES as Inspector Richard Queen

 

THE ADVENTURES OF THE FALCON

Syndicated / x30minute episodes / 1955 black and white

Crime drama series. Cases of an espionage agent who carried the code name The Falcon.

With:- CHARLES McGRAW as Mike Waring (The Falcon)

 

THE ADVENTURES OF FU MANCHU

Syndicated / 39x30m-e / 1955-56

Characters: Sax Rohmer

Crime drama series. The fiendish Fu Manchu regularly clashes with Scotland Yards Sir Dennis Nayland-Smith. Probably the only series of the time that featured a villain as the hero. There had been an unshown pilot made in 1952 with Cedric Hardwicke.

With:- GLEN GORDON as Fu Manchu / SIR DENNIS NAYLAND-SMITH as Lester Matthews / CLARK HOWAT as Dr John Petrie / CARLA BALENDEN as Betty Leonard / LAURETTE LUEZ as Karamanch / JOHN GEORGE as Kolb

 

THE ADVENTURES OF HIRAM HOLLIDAY

NBC/California / 26x30m-e / 1957

Producer: Philip Rupp / Characters: Paul Gallicio

Sitcom. Mild mannered newspaper man Hiram Holliday has special amazing powers which he uses on a trip around the world, accompanied by reporter Joel Smith.

Hiram Holliday……………………. WALLY COX

Joel Smith…………………………. AINSLIE PRYOR

 

THE ADVENTURES OF JIM BOWIE

ABC/Louis Edelman / 78x30m-e / 1956-58 7 September 56 – 29 August 58 Fridays 8.00pm black and white

Book: Tempered Blade by Monte Barrett

Western drama series. Stories of famed frontiersman, especially after the time of the Louisiana Purchase.

With:- SCOTT FORBES as Jim Bowie / ROBERT CORNTHWAITE as John James Audubon / PETER HANSON as Rezin Bowie

 

THE ADVENTURES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN

Barrett/Quintet / 39x30m-e / 1955

Western drama series. Elderly Judge Roy Bean plies his trade in the days of the old west. Made in color.

With:- EDGAR BUCHANAN as Judge Roy Bean / JACK BEAUTEL

 

THE ADVENTURES OF KIT CARSON

Universal / 104x30m-e / 1952-54 black and white

Western drama series. In the days of the old west Kit Carson plies his trade as a scout.

With:- BILL WILLIAMS as Kit Carson / DON DIAMOND as El Toro / HANK PETERSON as Sierra Jack

 

THE ADVENTURES OF MARK AND BRIAN

NBC / x30m-e / 1991-92 (9 September 91 – 31 May 92)

Comedy show based on a radio original with Mark Thompson and Brian Phelps attempting to fulfil some long held ambitions (including training to be an astronaut and doing a spot of skydiving).