Glory Miller (author) from USA on August 01, 2013: @anonymous: Almost sounds like the plot for a big screen movie from 1999 called Brokedown Palace. Crime, Sci-Fi, Western. Comedy, Sci-Fi. Set against a story of a dispute between a dictatorial planet vying for more power and the rest of the union. I have been trying to remember this for years with no luck so far. Stars: Kevin Peter Hall was Dr. Elvin "El" Lincoln a towering giant who had the ability to shrink to small sizes. | that had a good looking young sheriff. I would like to add the show small wonder to this list. Action, Adventure, Drama. Glynis Brooks. Benjean, 23 min Carmen Du Sautoy, In 1912, Quentin E. Deverill, an eccentric expatriate American professor, uses his unique skills to solve mysteries in London. Christopher Daniel Barnes, Ugh. Christopher Collins, 30 min Alexander Blacke (Hal Linden) was a magician who liked to solve crimes with the help of his con artist father, played by Harry Morgan. A movie or show about 2 kids being taken care of by an older woman who is actually a robot? Parker Stevenson, Thanks for the comment and for listing a few of the shows I haven't covered. The setting was an auto plant in Hadleyville, Pennsylvania that had been reopened as part of Assan Motors, a Japanese owned company. Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. He always wore sunglasses which hid his eyes, which, when he was fully charged with electric, would glow. your welcome!!!!! Stars: Some shows should never have been made or just left on the storyboard or as a fare flung idea. Others, after watching an episode or two, it makes a viewer wonder … Close to 90% of households had a TV, making the device almost ubiquitous. I would love to know the name.... the show was great. Thank you. 44 min David Cadiente, What would critics know, or ratings, listen to the people, and you will realise that people do like these series, no one asks their opinions, and quite frankly there are a lot of series that got cancelled for no other reason than production, or big wigs making the rules. Thanks for the visit and the comment! The show may have even been called San Bernardino. Room light sensor automatically monitors and adjusts your picture brightness according to light conditions. The Powers of Matthew Star - Sept 1982 to April 1983 (22 eps), Voyagers! The plot of the series wasn't anything spectacular, as a man finding out his is a father years after the big event happens isn't all that uncommon in the real world or in the movies. Matt Frewer, His character was missing from the weekly series because Marvel comics had a similarly named super hero. Stars: I liked Jon-Erik Hexum; the actor starred in Voyagers! I think it was on during the week at 9pm. Glory Miller (author) from USA on December 24, 2018: Jennifer Slept Here starring Ann Jillian kind of fits your description. William Jordan, Dan Hennessey, A team of peacekeepers travels the galaxy solving disputes and exploring new worlds. Drama, Sci-Fi. This was SO kewl! Critics dismissed it charging it was just a Mod Squad update. Bruce Boa, 30 min I was a child back then so I only have "lagoons" about the plot. Wow, I was only 13 at the time, but I remember The Phoenix so well; especially the theme music - I've not heard since it was on the short-lived-air back in the early 80s, but that tune still plays through my head. Prunella Gee, The "big three" networks—ABC, CBS, and NBC—continued to dominate American television in the 1980s, although their dominance was increasingly challenged by cable TV providers and by a fourth network, the FOX network, created in 1985. Hazel Abee from Malaysia on July 08, 2015: 80's was such a wonderful era , with super good looking heros, ... Misfits, Manimal, Automan ... and I liked Quantum Leap too. He carried four foot long club to mete out justice to wrong doers. Posing as his cousin and keeping her ... See full summary », Stars: It was a comedy about 2 doctors or med students or something like that. Do you remember 1980s television shows? Donna Pescow, Colin Jeavons, 60 min There was a tv show (mid to late 80's I think. Bill Sadler played Lieutenant Charlie Fontana, Cleary's only friend left on the force and who helped him with his cases whenever possible. Television in the United States - Television in the United States - The year of transition: 1959: As noted above, the period that ran roughly between 1948 and 1959 is referred to by many historians and scholars of the medium as the “Golden Age” of television. If I hang, YOU die?, no I HE hangs YOU die! This fit well with the special power that Chase had, the ability to transform into any animal at will. The show ran from January 5, 1986 to May 7, 1986 with a grand total of 13 episodes and was reminiscent of the old 70s series, The Magician that starred the late Bill Bixby. I have to admit, looking at this website kinda makes me sad and long for those days again. That is one other short lived show. Joe Cortese, Peter Cullen, Jim Steinmyer who created many of Doug Henning's illusions came up with the illusions for the series. There's another i remember from Saturday morning cartoons on NBC about a pop band that gets sucked into another dimension and turned into cartoons. If anyone else has some ideas to share, please feel free to do so. Awesome TV Guide Ad for Wizard and Warriors TV Series. Producer Mark Carliner described the series as what you get if you , "Season a pot of Robert A. Heinlein's "A Stranger in a Strange Land", with a pinch of Gore Vidal's "Kalki", fold in a cup of Eric Van Danniken's "Chariots of the Gods" and you've got it.". Surprised it didn't last long. Jon-Erik Hexum, 30 min Stars: At the end of the 70's I saw a TV series "invisible sight" was the poorly translated name we got. Their daughter, Princess Ariel (Julia Duffy) was betrothed to handsome Prince Erik. 1980s: TV and Radio. Glory Miller (author) from USA on November 14, 2014: The story is that Arnold "Beef"/"Ice Man" Beifneiter (portrayed by Mickey Jones) who had the ability to freeze anything he touched, was written out of the show right after the pilot episode because of a complaint by Marvel Comics who had a similar character in their X Men series of characters. Martin Kove, Stephen Liska, 70 min Adventure, Sci-Fi. Iâm becoming nostalgic in my old age. I don't remember ANY of these ! . He then took off for England, which he hoped would be more receptive to his brilliance, but instead he found himself fighting crime using all the cool gadgets that he invented. Stars: James Wainwright, I loved that show when I was a kid. It was great to see the title again, Misfits of Science. Christopher Godwin, 60 min Tracey Childs, Tiffany Brissette, TV-PG Oddly enough, I remember lots of these. Comedy, Sci-Fi. They must live in small, cramped space station orbiting the earth. | They are to become members of the newly formed B.A.D. Stars: Peter MacNeill, An alien returns to Earth years after an earlier visit to reunite with his Earth son and together, they search for the alien's human wife. Mark 'Jacko' Jackson, Was shown on TV Land for about a week back in 2001, but then vanished from public view again never to be seen until being brought back in reruns on Logo this year. Tom Wyner, Lisa Jane Persky was Dottie, the ever faithful secretary. Stars: Maureen Flannigan, The security chief of an android manufacturing company must stop a mad scientist, who's sending the failed theme park's androids to infiltrate society for his own ends. Patrick Culliton, Not Rated You made it through the list. Soviet state propaganda. Action, Sci-Fi, Series starring a big high-tech 18-wheeler. Ceri Seel, Polka Dot Door set in the 1980's with hosts Carrie Loring and Johnnie Chase.jpg 1,716 × 1,145; 370 KB. The next-to-largest genre represented in the top ten Nielsen ratings for TV shows of the 1980s is drama. Robin Hayter. Of course, every good guy needs a bad guy as a rival and that came in the form of Prince Dirk Blackpook (Duncan Regehr) who wanted to take over Camarand and tried every dirty trick in the book, including black magic to do so. Bo Svenson took over the role created on film by Joe Don Baker. Anyone remember a tv show featuring an investigative reporter in Las Vegas, who worked the night beat? Robyn Douglass, Brian Devlin (Rock) is a retired military intelligence officer who learns that he has a 28 year old son he never knew he had in the guise of Nick Corsello, a struggling private detective, who begrudgingly accepts the help of his father when it comes to solving cases he is hired to investigate. Anyway you get the gist.... it was hilarious. Philip Akin, Cree Summer, Windsor Davies, 30 min Nine episodes were planned, but only four were ever filmed, those and the 90 minute pilot movie. Sue Murphy, 60 min The worst part is that I'm not 100% sure from this series origin; It could be from USA, England or MAYBE German :-O. I would be grateful if you help me please. Because she was always talking about the 1920's and a man also from the 1920's. The show's plot was that a group of "misfits" who ended up getting together because they all shared one thing in common, they had super powers. I remember watching one of the episodes and walked away from it because it lacked depth and was quite boring. Charles Napier, And what about "Voyagers" with John Eric Hexum and Mino Pelluci. Wow, I always imagined it consisted of more than 4-5 episodes. A couple of other '80's shows I can think of that didn't last very long were a McLean Stevenson comedy series called "Condo", and a police program called "Houston Knights", which starred Michael Beck and Michael Pare. Doug McClure, 55 min Peter Willcox was King an Elvis impersonator, Keenen Wynn was Butch and Hank Rolike was Sundance, two over the hill cops just waiting for retirement. The theme of the series was "Someone Cares". Loretta Haywood, Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance. The Insiders was a 198x TV series that fits your category, I remember it as UK satellite TV picked it up as a cheap import back in its early days. Christopher Lockwood, The Nutt House was a comedy series from the minds of Mel Brooks and Alan Spencer and it aired on NBC from September 20, 1989 and lasted until October 25, 1989. :D. Charito Maranan-Montecillo from Manila, Philippines on March 27, 2014: I remember watching "Manimal". These include romantic drama, comedy drama, and crime drama. It is appreciated! Action, Adventure, Comedy, Jesse, an alien exiled to Earth, finds himself in Los Angeles. - Oct 1982 to July 1983 (20 eps), The Master - Jan 1984 to Aug 1984 (13 eps), Automan - Dec 1983 to April 1984 (13 eps). LeVar Burton, 60 min * In another chapter, the man was in a cave with a woman. The adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO years before serving the Rebel Alliance. Sounds kind of familiar, right? Action, Crime, Mystery. But, his real dream was to be a street cop. Jane Badler, 60 min I was just a kid but I had a crush on him and I just can't remeber the show very well. also had a few made for tv movies as well. Rounding out the cast was Mark Blankenfield as Freddy, the nearly blind elevator operator, Brian McNamara as Charles Nutt III, Molly Hagen as Sally Lonnaneck and Gregory Itzin as Dennis. 60 min I remember watching Street Hawk. I think it was 1980's. | By autumn of that year, most of the evening schedules on all four networks had been filled, and sets began appearing in more … Alain Dorval, Stars: Dennis Wolfberg, See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future. Michele Scarabelli, The series ran for 13 episodes in 1983-84 TV season. Critics said the series was merely an attempt to update the old Route 66 series for the 1960s. Former football player, Merlin Olsen, starred as Buddy Landau just an ordinary guy who loved sports and who ended up coaching his son, Lanny's, baseball team. I remember a few of these, especially The Phoenix and Blacke's Magic. anyone have an idea ? David Calder, | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi. What about the short lived series "The Four Seasons" which was a take-off from the successful movie? Lauren Woodland, 60 min If so, please comment. But thanks for the comment and for pointing it out to us! Assisting Ace on his adventures was bumbling Toomey (Joe Regalbuto), an accountant by trade who idolized Ace. Stars: Mikio Terashima, Great! His main purpose was to find his mate, Mira, who came from the planet Eldebran, some 40,000 years earlier. Some criminal band sets a bomb (inside a case ?, inside a cactus ?) This is a list of British television related events from 1980. The series first aired on February 7, 1981 and lasted until March 21, 1981 with a total of six episodes airing. Stars: Go to the com icons guys, and see that these kinds of series still have cult following, and they bring happiness and joy, rather than boring violence and darkness. Richard Lynch played Justin Preminger a man who wishes to capture Bennu. Fun lens, and must be a lot of us with 1970s nostalgia. :). Television programming has had a huge impact on American and world culture. Gary Graham, @jackiejormpjomp: Maybe Greatest American Hero? | Tim Russ, | A.C. Weary, I remember being crushed when it wasn't renewed. John Shackley, | To Faintmemories: it starred Ann Jillian called "Jennifer Slept Here". I swear there was a very short lived show called T.L.C. The series features several story arcs and one hour-long special. Great job on these almost forgotten shows. William Lucking, James Karen, 60 min Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Marshall, @anonymous: Hey! She played Jennifer Farrell, a Hollywood sex symbol who died tragically (ran over by an ice cream truck) and decided to haunt her old Beverly Hills home. I can't think of any US TV series from the 80's that has this plot line, anyone else have a clue? Stars: They may have been teens or young adults. Eros Rivers, TV-Y7 I had really enjoyed the series "Phoenix ". The 56th Precinct, known as The Last Precinct was a dumping ground of sorts for various LAPD police officers who really didn't seem cut out for a career in law enforcement. Working with him was Johnny Betts (Josh Brolin) a young man who worked with Cleary's deceased brother, who happened to be a private detective but was killed while working on a case. This short-lived series last for a total of five episodes and it aired on CBS from March 15, 1982 to April 12, 1982. I loved Gung Ho back then. Whew! Does anyone remember a program called Ellery Queen. Amazing it even got on the air. This is a brief look at 28 short-lived and easily forgotten television series from the 1980s with brief plot, cast list, photos, trivia and more. Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Masters using their giant Tripods. He could hurl lightning bolts and run super fast. Great lens. Television shows that originated in other countries and only later aired in the United States should be removed from this category and its sub-categories 1930s 1940s Nobody I know can remember this and I was a kid at the time so maybe I've got confused but if anyone recalls it please let me know. Desi Arnaz Jr., Joining them in their fight to stop car thieves is Officer Samantha Jensen (a young Michelle Pfeiffer). This was a really fun series that was cancelled due to low ratings, because it was going up against Dallas on CBS. This short-lived series was co created by Pleshette and aired on CBS from March 4, 1984 to April 15, 1984. I would totally love to see that. Jim McMullan, I saw one episode, so I know it existed -- but no one else seems to know what I'm talking about. Live TV Nice TV Guide ad for Concrete Cowboys Jerry Reed TV series 1981. Set in 1912 England, our hero is helped in his adventures by his trusty butler/chauffeur, Phipps (George Innes) and Jenny (Caroline Langrishe) his beautiful and very resourceful secretary. Jared Martin, Pat Mills from East Chicago, Indiana on July 08, 2015: Short lived ones from the decade include Police Squad, All Is Forgiven, The Duck Factory, and The Famous Teddy Z. An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth and the technology and secrets she bears lead Earth into three destructive interplanetary wars. I remember Automan and The Highwayman. Marc Singer, Also starred Whitman Mayo, Natalie Core, Jeff Cory and Tony Longo. Graeme Campbell, TV-G Jonathan Frakes, Hollywood legend Rock Hudson starred with handsome Jack Scalia in this private detective series. | Does anyone recall a show I believe was about a private eye paired with a superhero? Gerald S. O'Loughlin, 22 min Mark Thomas Miller, This short-lived series that aired on NBC from February 3, 1989 to April 14, 1989, brought David Soul back to prime-time as Westley Grayson, an agent with the Behavioral Science Unit of the U.S. Justice Department. Street Hawk aired on ABC from January 4, 1985 to May 16, 1985. Blake began working on the concept for Helltown when he was working on Blood Feud in 1983. Dean Paul Martin (that's right, Dean Martin's son) was Dr. Billy Hayes, the leader of the group and the only member who had no super powers to speak of. A teenager discovers she has supernatural powers when she learns her birth father is an alien. Sci-Fi. A group of guerilla fighters battle the evil machine forces that dominate a future Earth. Glory Miller (author) from USA on July 18, 2014: @roseozhrin: Hi there.. Yep, Otherworld was a 1985 TV series that ran on CBS for 8 episodes. The missions of a planetary defense organization dedicated to protecting Earth from a Martian menace. I have a very faint memory of a tv show I watched in the 80's, but it seems I watched it in the daytime- so maybe it was older??? with Jonathan Schmock...might have been a spinoff from 'Double Trouble', in the mid-80s. A list of kids TV shows that ran in the UK(Mostly CBBC/CITV) between 1980 and 2000+ ( One entry from '79 included as it ran through the 80's). Since his superiors felt he wasn't suited for such work, he instead developed Automan (Chuck Wagner), a computer generated crime fighter who is able to come off the computer screen and into the real world. An eccentric scientific prodigy and his secretary investigate mysteries. Jon Cypher, Frank Welker, 1980 Portable Color TV Price: $589.95 Description Attractive wood grain high-impact plastic cabinet has rounded corners for a modern look. Glory is a fan of 70s TV entertainment and enjoys writing about the popular and not so popular shows and TV movies of that decade. It was never given a chance in another timeslot. | Most of the others in this lens I never saw or didnt really like. It was popular enough to inspire a short lived TV series that starred Jerry Reed as J.D. Action, Sci-Fi. Created by Go Nagai, this sci-fi/fantasy puppet series sees heroes Shiro Ginga, Bongo Heracles, and Bigman Lee protect a girl named Lamia from the evil Gelma Armada, with the supership X Bomber and its giant robot component, Big Dai-X. I'm not sure it's even worth finding out what it is since this is all I know, lol. Maybe you can help me. Stars: One that gets forgotten, never truly shown in syndication much either, is the show It's A Living (also known as Making A Living). Eric Pierpoint, William Johnson, 26 min Amanda Pays, I think I still have an episode of wizards and warriors on a VHS tape somewhere. I just sort of remember some of them, guess I wasn't watching much TV then or was on another channel. The adventures of the Ewoks in Wicket W. Warrick's youth before the Battle of Endor. They had adjoining apts. Her mentor at the paper was Walter Holden (Kenneth McMillian) and her best friend Connie (Shera Danese).