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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 ’80s – Kate & Allie

In the 1980s, a sitcom focused on the reality of the changing families came to the small screen with the series Kate & Allie. Created by Sherry Coben, the TV series focused on two women who are recently divorced and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – McMillan & Wife

The early 1970s brought a film star to television to be paired with a young actress to solve crimes in San Francisco in McMillan & Wife. Part of the NBC Mystery Movie series, executive produced by Leonard B. Stern, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Spenser for Hire

From Dan Tanna’s Las Vegas, Robert Urich continued his on-screen persona of a PI with the series Spenser for Hire in 1985. Developed for Warner Bros Television by John Wilder with Robert B. Parker, author of the Spenser novels, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Once a Hero

In the late 1980s, a new drama combined comic books and real life stories in the tv series Once a Hero. Created by Dusty Kay, this action-adventure/sitcom was led by Abner Bevis (Milo O’Shea), an unsuccessful comic book artist. His … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Operation Petticoat

A 1950s movie that was a box office success was not as successful when transformed for the small screen – Operation Petticoat. Released in 1959 as a big screen film starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis, Operation Petticoat was a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Alien Nation

For the 1980s, a tv show forecast a future where racism was shown using an alien race in Alien Nation. Created and written by Kenneth Johnson, the series was spun-off from the movie as a procedural police drama with a … Continue reading

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