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She, in turn, taught her mother to wear makeup. Some of George and Olive Osmond's nine children achieved fame in the s and s, when they produced 34 gold and platinum records, and they have continued to record music and make television appearances. Donny Osmond hosts the game show "Pyramid.
Each child lauded their mother's strong belief in Jesus Christ and her devotion to gospel teachings. Each promised to live for the chance to be with her again in the afterlife. He then admonished the family to continue to demonstrate love and devotion for their mother by staying united. CBS telecast reruns of All in the Family weekdays from December to September and in prime time during the summer of , in the latter instance paired with Norman Lear's new and decidedly less successful series Sunday Dinner.
Peter Parker Nicholas Hammand was a young college science major and a part-time news photographer for the Daily Bugle. When he was accidently bitten by a radioactive spider, he suddenly found himself endowed with superhuman abilities. He could sense the presence of danger and possessed strength far superior to that of ordinary men; he could scale sheer walls without ropes and had a magic web concealed in a wrist band that helped him to "fly" and to subdue attackers.
But the transformation of Spider-Man was a mixed blessing for young Peter. He was, by nature, a rather simple, nonviolent man who found himself forced to lead a double life, possessing powers he didn't quite understand and didn't really want. Peter's boss at the Daily Bugle was publisher J. Jonah Jameson Robert F. Jameson's secretary, Rita Chip Fields , was Peter's good friend and protector. Spider-Man returned to the air in the fall of , but as a number of specials rather than as a regular series.
For these seven new episodes, the last of which aired on July 6, , Ellen Bry was added to the cast as free-lance photographer Julie Mason. Spider-Man then resurfaced in animation as part of NBC's Saturday morning lineup for five seasons beginning in September It turned out he was not only a pediatrician from the medical building across the street, but scion of one of Philadelphia's richest families.
They fell in love and were married, much to the dismay of Brad's overbearing big sister, Joyce Sharon Spelman , and stuffy father, Randall John Randolph , and to the bemusement of Angie's down-to-earth mama, Theresa Doris Roberts. Falco had walked out 19 years earlier -- "He went to get the paper" -- but Theresa still kept a place at the table for him.
She had raised Angie and younger sister Marie Debralee Scott by running a newstand. The Bensons had a different set of problems. Snobbish Joyce was three times divorced and undergoing therapy with a psychiatrist who hated her. The newlyweds moved into Brad's mansion, but the palatial surroundings were too much so they later bought a smaller house, where Brad set up his practice on the first floor.
At first Angie bought the coffee shop, to keep herself busy, but later she traded it for a beauty parlor, where Gianni Tim Thomerson was the pleasure-seeking hairstylist. This small rural community, which had been founded by George's ancestors, was a far cry from Los Angeles.
It provided even more adjustment problems for George's city-bred children than for his wife and himself, but in time the entire family came to appreciate their new surroundings. George was an idealist, with compassion for his fellow man and strong religious convictions, and he found himself getting involved in numerous causes, sometimes being looked upon by the townspeople as a kook. September The season brought a major change to All in the Family.
In the opening three-part story, Archie Carroll O'Connor gave up his job to pursue the American dream of owning his own business. During the season All in the Family grew even further away from its original format, as the action shifted to Archie's bar, and the name of the series was changed to Archie Bunker's Place.
Archie's wife Edith was seen only infrequently -- Jean Stapleton, feeling that she had exhausted the potential of her character, wished to be phased out of the series. New regulars were introduced at the bar, as Archie expanded it to include a short-order restaurant and took on a Jewish partner named Murray Klein Martin Balsam. Murray's liberal intellectual background was in sharp contrast to, and sometimes in sharp conflict with, Archie's views.
In the premiere episode of the season Archie and little Stephanie Mills Danielle Brisebois -- who had joined the original All in the Family series in the fall of and whom the Bunkers had adopted -- were seen grieving over the unexpected death of Edith, who had died suddenly of a stroke.
Life did go on, however, and Archie hired a black housekeeper, Ellen Canby Barbara Meek , to help look after his niece.
With Edith gone, Archie gingerly moved into the dating scene, for the first time in more than 25 years. Squadron was composed of men who had been on the verge of court martial before Boyington provided them with reprieves.
They had been charged with everything from fighting with officers, to stealing booze, to being general nuisances and nonconformists. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington Robert Conrad was so named because at age 35 he was the "old man" by the standards of his men. He maintained almost no discipline, ignored military regulations, and did not care what his men did when they weren't on missions. As long as they could fly and do the job when necessary, nothing else mattered.
Given this personal code, Pappy was completely at home with his men, whether they were chasing women, getting into brawls, conning the military hierarchy or civilian populations, or -- in a more serious vein -- intercepting the Japanese.
Baa Baa Black Sheep was dropped from the NBC lineup at the end of the season, only to be revived in December when most of the new series failed and the network ran short of programming. It was retitled Black Sheep Squadron, and Capt. Dottie Dixon Katherine Cannon was added to the cast. She was in charge of the nursing force on Vella La Cava, the island where Pappy and his men were based, and her young charges were seemingly always available for fun and games with the men of the th Squadron.
Four of the girls became regular cast members in early Baretta was half-a-spinoff from another detective show. Robert Blake had originally been scheduled to take over the lead role in Toma after Tony Musante left that series. But Toma had not been a big hit, and rather than risk being tied to an unsuccessful series the title was changed and alterations were made in the local and other details.
In essence, Toma became Baretta, moved to California. Tony Baretta Robert Blake was, like Toma, an unconventional cop.
He was streetwise, single, with a decidedly funky lifestyle: He was usually seen in T-shirt and jeans, with his trademark cap pulled down over his forehead. The orphaned son of poor Italian immigrants, Tony knew the city inside out. He was a master of disguise, and because of his rough appearance was able to infiltrate such groups as motorcycle gangs and even "the Mob.
Inspector Shiller Dana Elcar was his original boss, later succeeded by Lt. Billy Truman Tom Ewell was a retired cop who was a combined manager and house detective at the hotel where Baretta lived. There was plenty of hard action in this series, despite Blake's public protestations that he opposed wanton violence on TV. The show had a "with-it" light sense of humor; comic relief was provided by Tony's fancy-dude informant-friend Rooster Michael D.
Roberts and by Fred, Tony's pet cockatoo. Blake's real-life wife Sondra Blake was an occasional guest star. Quinn Martin After a long successful career as a private investigator, Barnaby Jones Buddy Ebsen had retired, leaving the business to his son Hal.
When Hal was murdered while on a case, Barnaby came out of retirement to help track down his son's killer. Hal's widow, Betty Lee Meriweather , worked with her father-in-law to solve the case and remained with him, as his assistant, when he decided to keep his Los Angeles-based firm in operation.
His keen analytic skills were often masked by a homespun exterior, drawing guilty parties into a false sense of security that led to their downfall.
Until Cannon -- another Los Angeles detective series -- went off the air in the fall of , there was occasional interplay between it and Barnaby Jones. In the fall of Barnaby's young cousin J. Mark Shera joined the firm, initially to track down the murderer of his father, but eventually as a permanent partner. One of the things that most fascinated him was Barnaby's home crime laboratory, something rarely seen in other detective series. It was in the lab that various clues were analyzed and possible bits of evidence evaluated.
In that pilot the action revolved equally around Barney's problems at the police precinct house and his home life, with his wife Elizabeth and kids prominently featured. But when Barney Miller made it to the regular ABC schedule the following January, the family played a much smaller role eventually they were written out and the locale became the Greenwich Village station house where Barney and his motley crew spent their day.
Three actors besides Hal Linden came over from the pilot to the series: Fish was the hit of the show. Not only did he look incredible, he sounded and acted like every breath might be his last. Fish was always on the verge of retirement, and his worst day was when the station house toilet broke down.
He was constantly complaining about everything, especially his seldom-seen wife Bernice Florence Stanley. There were ironies in Abe Vigoda's portrayal of Fish. The fiftysomething Vigoda was in real life an active athlete he jogged and played handball , and the role for which he was previously best known was quite different indeed -- that of the ruthless Mafia leader Tessio, in The Godfather.
Vigoda became so popular that he eventually got his own series, Fish, though he also continued on Barney Miller for a time. He left the series "retiring" from the police force in September Others around the 12th Precinct station house were Det.
Seen occasionally were Inspector Lugor James Gregory , the sometimes incoherent superior; Levitt Ron Carey , the 5'3" uniformed officer who wanted to be a detective, but was "too short"; Lt. A continuous parade of crazies, crooks, conmen, hookers, juvenile muggers and other street denizens passed through. Among the notable events of later seasons were Harris's emergence as a published author, with a lurid novel about police work called Blood on the Badge; and, in January of , the death of actor Jack Soo.
Soo was last seen as Yemana in October of , but was so loved that a special episode was devoted to him the following May, with clips from past shows and remeniscences by the cast. At the end they all raised their coffee cups in a poignant farewell toast.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Battlestar Galactica was the most highly publicized new series of the fall schedule. Reported to have cost one million dollars per hour to produce -- the highest budget ever for a regular series -- it used spectacular special effects to depict a mighty life and death struggle between the forces of good and evil in outer space, thousands of years in the future.
Lasers flashed, majestic spaceships lumbered through deep space, and dashing, caped heroes fought half-human, half-robot villians for no less than the survival of mankind. If this sounds like a copy of the movie Star Wars, it was. Battlestar Galactica was such a literal imitation of Star Wars that the producers of the movie sued ABC for "stealing" their film. Part of the similarity lay in the special effects, such as laser battles and closeups of the spacecraft, which were created by John Dykstra, the same man who worked on Star Wars.
The setting was the seventh millennium, A. Galactica was the only surviving battlestar after a surprise attack by the evil Cylons, aided by the treacherous Count Baltar John Colicos , had shattered the interplanetary peace and wiped out most of humankind.
Now the Cylons were pursuing Galactica and her attendant fleet of smaller spacecraft as they sped through space toward a last refuge, a distant, unknown planet called Earth.
Commanding the mile-wide Galactica was the stoic, silver haired Adama Lorne Greene. Apollo Richard Hatch led Galactica's fighter squadron another son was killed off by the Cylons in the premiere. Starbuck Dirk Benedict was his ace pilot, as well as a smooth-talking con artist and ladies' man. Muffit was the mechanical canine daggit. Many other characters came and went from the large cast, including the singing Anroid Sisters, who entertained with two sets of mouths apiece, in a surrealistic outer-space bar peopled by oddly shaped creatures from other civilizations remember that scene from Star Wars?
Despite the hype, the audience for Galactica declined sharply, until eventually only the kids were left watching. It left the air after a single season, then returned in early retitled Galactica November 24, Hoping to capitalize on the success that public television had with the British import Upstairs, Downstairs, CBS launched this lavish, period soap in prime time in the fall of Beacon Hill was set in Boston in the early s.
The various continuing storylines revolved around the lives of the wealthy Lassiter family and the members of their household staff, led by Mr. Hacker George Rose , the Lassiters' head butler.
The cast was huge and included Roy Cooper as Trevor Bullock, and David Dukes, Stephen Elliott, Edward Hermann and Nancy Marchand as other members of the Lassiter family , the sets and and production values the best, and a special two-hour advance premiere on August 2 received top ratings. But after that the audience shrank with each succeeding episode.
CBS, which had hoped to parlay a successful British program into a new trend in American television as it had done with All in the Family , was forced to cancel the program after 13 episodes. Many of the specials lumped under this generic title were two hours in length, and some were even longer, "The First Fifty Years," a retrospective of NBC's half-century in broadcasting, occupied an entire evening of November 21, Major theatrical motion pictures were aired as Big Events; Earthquake, The Big Event concept soon spread to other nights of the week as NBC, which was suffering from a shortage of hit series at the time, sought to boost its ratings with short-run but spectacular programming.
A number of two- and three- part series such as "Harvest Home" and "The Godfather Saga" an amalgam of the two Godfather theatrical films plus unused footage left over from the making of the films , ran partly or entirely under the Big Event title, usually extending from Saturday through Monday or Tuesday nights. A second regular Big Event night was added on Tuesday from to His mother, Alice Peggy Pope , thought he had a vivid imagination; his father, George James Gallery , was sure he was a compulsive liar; and his grandmother Paula Trueman put it more succinctly than either of his parents -- as far as she was concerned, Billy was just "nuts.
In his fantasy life, however, he was everything from a famous surgeon, to rock-music superstar appearing on The Merv Griffin Show, to the world's most irresistible bachelor. In Billy's daydreams, at least two of which were shown in each episode of this short-lived series, appeared such personalities as Don Adams, Suzanne Somers, and football star Larry Czonka -- all playing themselves.
The Bionic Woman was in fact a spinoff from, and closely linked to, that program. The couple had drifted apart when Steve became an astronaut, while Jaime went to college and then became a successful tennis pro. Then Jaime was nearly killed in a sky-diving accident, and the doctors who had reconstructed Steve bionically after his accident decided to try again with Jaime.
Steve and Jaime renewed their romance, but too late it seemed, for when the four-part story ended in early Jaime was in a coma and apparently near death. Unbeknownst to Steve, Jaime recovered and began a new life as a schoolteacher on an army base near her home town of Ojai, California. Her bionic operation had given her superhuman abilities -- two legs for great speed, a right arm of great strength, and an ear for acute, long-distance hearing.
Grateful for having been saved, she, like Steve, undertook dangerous underground missions for the government's Office of Scientific Information OSI , fighting international spies, smugglers, kidnappers, and an occasional extraterrestrial being. Among her disguises were those of a nun, a roller-derby queen, and a lady wrestler. When Steve Austin learned of all this he rushed to her, but Jaime's problems had left her with a partial memory loss, and she had forgotten her love for Steve.
So for the time being there was no bionic marriage. They sometimes were seen jointly on missions, however, and Jaime for a time lived in an apartment over the coach house at the farm of Steve's mother and stepfather, the Elgins Ford Rainey and Martha Scott , in Ojai. Toward the end of the NBC season, with the popularity of science fiction movies on theater screens, more and more episodes of The Bionic Woman found Jaime encountering visitors from other planets.
The series was based on the novel Cyborg, by Martin Caidin. August 26, Robert Bob Hartley Bob Newhart was a successful Chicago psychologist who lived in a high-rise apartment with his wife Emily Suzanne Pleshette , an elementary schoolteacher.
Carol was a brash, nutty individual who could dish it out pretty well to both her bosses. In the fall of , she married Larry Bondurant Will Mackenzie , a travel agent, after a whirlwind courtship. Originally two of the Hartley's neighbors were seen on a regular basis: Howard Borden Bill Daily , a divorced commercial airline pilot who had an annoying habit of barging into their apartment without knocking; and Margaret Hoover Patricia Smith , friend of Emily's. For a period Bob's sister Ellen Pat Finley lived with him and Emily, and at one point almost married Howard, but that passed.
Bob was a very low-key fellow, which was handy at the office but did not always prove effective in dealings with his wife and friends. Bakerman Florida Friebus , Mr. Bob's patients had problems ranging from ordinary, everyday neuroses to homosexuality to extreme paranoia. They were all trying to find themselves. The character who appeared most regularly -- and the one with the biggest problems -- was Elliot, without doubt one of the most neurotic individuals ever seen on television.
He was completely lacking in self-confidence, had a persecution complex, and was forever putting himself down. In addition to treating his patients individually, Bob was a firm believer in group therapy, and his patients interacted in various groups in hilarious fashion.
Widower Ben Cartwright Lorne Greene was the patriarch of the all-male clan and owner of the thousand-square-mile Ponderosa Ranch. Each of his three sons had been borne by a different wife, none of whom were still alive. Adam Pernell Roberts , the oldest of the half-brothers, was the most serious and introspective, the likely successor to his father as the controlling force behind the sprawling Cartwright holdings. Hoss Dan Blocker , the middle son, was a mountain of a man who was as gentle as he was huge, at times naive, and not particularly bright.
Little Joe Michael Landon was the youngest, most impulsive, and most romantic of the Cartwright offspring. The adventures of these men, individually and collectively, their dealings with the mining interests and the ranching interests, and the people whose paths crossed theirs made up the stories on Bonanza. The program was not a traditional shoot-em-up Western; it relied more on the relationships between the principals and the stories of the characters played by weekly guest stars than it did on violence.
Many of the episodes explored serious dramatic themes. There were cast changes over the years. Pernell Roberts left the series at the end of the season and his role was written out of the show.
At the start of the season a wanderer named Candy David Canary was hired as a ranch hand for he Cartwrights and practically became one of the family. Three years later, when Candy left the series he later returned , two other new cast members, Dusty Rhoades Lou Frizzell and Jamie Hunter Mitch Vogel , arrived to join the Ponderosa household. Prior to the start of production for the season Dan Blocker died unexpectedly. His loss, coupled with a move to a new day and time, after 11 years on Sunday night, may have contributed to the poor rating performance that resulted in Bonanza's cancellation in the middle of its 14th season.
For most of the s Bonanza ranked as one of the highest-rated programs on television, placing number one for three seasons between Its driving theme song, written by Hollywood songsmiths Jay Livingston and Ray Evans who had written many top movie hits of the s and s, even reached No.
Bonanza finished second only to Gunsmoke as the longest-running, most successful Western in the history of television. During the summer of , while Bonanza was still being aired on Sundays, reruns from the period were shown on Tuesdays at 7: Bonanza itself moved to Tuesdays that September.
August 30, The Brady Bunch was one of the last of the old-style fun-around-the-house situation comedies, full of well-scrubbed children, trivial adventures, and relentlessly middle-class parents. Davis , thrown in to act as referee; plus, of couse, the family cat and a shaggy dog, Tiger. All of these smiling faces lived in a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house in the Los Angeles suburbs, from which Dad pursued his nice, clean profession as a designer and architect.
Typical stories revolved around the children going steady, family camping trips, competition for the family telephone at one point Dad installed a pay phone , and of course war in the bathroom. The children ranged in age from 7 to 14 at the series' start, and the oldest son, Greg, played by Barry Williams, soon became something of a teenage idol; he was receiving 6, fan letters per week during Barry and several of the others tried to parlay their TV success into recording careers in the early s, but without notable success.
September 8, This show was part of a wave of "ethnic" comedies in the early s that followed on the success of All in the Family and Sanford and Son. Bernie David Birney was Jewish, a struggling young writer who supplemented his income by driving a cab. Stone and Bibi Osterwald. The widely divergent ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds of the Steinberg and Fitzgerald families, and their attempts to reconcile for the sake of the young couple, provided most of the plot situations.
Any resemblance to the vintage Broadway play Abie's Irish Rose was hardly coincidental. Despite reasonably good ratings, Bridget Loves Bernie was canceled at the end of its first season. One contributing factor may have been the furor created by the unhappiness of religious groups, primarily Jewish, over the show's condoning and publicizing mixed marriages.
An interesting sidelight is that the two stars of the series, David Birney and Meredith Baxter, later married each other in real life. December 11, This is what middle-aged network executives think is meant by the term "youth appeal.
With a background of disco music, surfing, souped-up cars, and cruising the Sunset Strip, this series followed the adventures of Vince and Ross. Vince was into music, and ran an underground radio station from the back room of Rick's, the local hangout that served snacks and rented roller skates. Ross was the mechanic supreme, and drove a personally customized monstrosity that he had named "The Grossmobile.
Like the fads, however, California Fever didn't have much staying power and was canceled on December September 19, Balding, middle-aged and portly, detective Frank Cannon William Conrad represented quite a change from the traditional suave, handsome private detectives TV had brought to its viewers.
He occasionally let his conscience dictate his choice of cases, but more often his wallet took precedence. To most clients he charged a high fee, in order to provide himself with the money to indulge in personal luxuries such as an expensive convertible and fine cuisine.
Cannon rarely fired a shot, was in no condition to beat up his adversaries, and was generally seen driving around Los Angeles in his big shiny Continental.
The car took more physical abuse than Cannon did, often getting dented, scraped, and mangled during chase sequences. William Conrad, the only regular in the series, had previously been more familiar to the ears than to the eyes of Americans. During the s he had been the voice of Matt Dillon in the radio version of Gunsmoke, but was manifestly unsuited to portray the tough Western marshal when the series moved to television -- so young James Arness got the role, in what became the longest-runing dramatic series in TV history.