Tag Archives: Stephen J. Cannell

memories of the ’80s – Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

An unlikely duo came to the small screen in 1980 to solve mysteries in the one hour drama Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. Created by Stephen J. Cannell, the show starred EL “Tenspeed” Turner, played by Ben Vereen, and Lionel “Brown … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Richie Brockleman, Private Eye

For the creative mind of Stephen J. Cannell, there were many successes but also a few misses, like Richie Brockleman, Private Eye. Cannell and Steven Bochco came up with the idea of Brockleman, a private investigator who would be unlike … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The A Team

Action, adventure and ex-soldiers trying to help people, on the run from the US military and work as soldiers of fortune – that was the premise of The A Team. Created by popular TV producer Stephen J. Cannell and Frank … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Greatest American Hero

For tv viewers of the 1980s, being a superhero wasn’t all rescues and dangerous situations – sometimes it came with laughs like on The Greatest American Hero. Produced by Stephen J. Cannell, the series launched with a two hour movie, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – 21 Jump Street

Young crimefighters¬† in disguise: ¬†this show’s premise was trying to eliminate crimes amongst teens and 20 somethings. Done in a slick style by good-looking characters, the series was 21 Jump Street. Created by Stephen J. Cannell, this hour drama focused … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Rockford Files

In the early 1970s, the laid back private detective was epitomized by the wise-cracking Jim Rockford and The Rockford Files. Created by Roy Huggins and Stephen J. Cannell, The Rockford Files was a modern version of Maverick, a western series … Continue reading

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