Thursday, November 4, 2021

Upcoming episodes of Forgotten TV!


Next six episodes of Forgotten TV.
-1970: The Immortal. How a book by James Gunn was adapted into an ABC movie of the week, then a weekly series. The 'sci-fi' show that wasn't sci-fi; and how an FCC ruling that changed the face of prime time evenings for the nation led to its cancellation.
-1982: The Powers of Matthew Star. Steven E. de Souza's response to NBC's request for a 'teenage Superman' became a Friday night sci-fi popcorn series that later made TV Guide's "50 Worst TV Shows of All Time." The details on the tragedy that struck the lead actor and the network meddling guessed it-'re-tooled' the show.
-1980: Flo. Another mid-season series CBS flung against the wall that briefly stuck and was a short-lived hit. The Linda Lavin/Polly Holliday drama; why Joyce Bulifant left the show; and who didn't get along? Dudes and Darlin's alike will want to tune in.
-1977: The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. A G-rated Sunn Pictures family film that got a 43 share when aired on NBC was a no-brainer for a series. The story of Bozo the bear; how Charles Sellier Jr. was told he'd never make money with G-rated films-but 'Grizzly Adams' became one of the most profitable films of all time; and was there really...a 'Grizzly Adams?'
-1983-1985: V! A complete look at the mega TV blockbuster mini-series and regular Friday night series. To the heroism of the Resistance Fighters — past, present, future — this podcast will be respectfully dedicated. Prepare yourself for V! The Podcast!!
-1987: The Popcorn Kid. Yes, celebrate 5 years of Forgotten TV in this 50th episode with a return to the one that started it all as I cover new behind the scenes information not presented in the original podcast.
Lots of 70s/80s TV goodness ahead. Subscribe to Forgotten TV on your favorite platform.

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