Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2007 (4 Volume Set)
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Before the Internet and the rise of scholarship on popular culture, Vincent Terrace built his reputation as one of the leading researchers in TV reference. This work represents decades of research and spans television's entire history. While documentation regarding cast and personnel is now often found online, descriptions of the shows from authoritative sources are still not widely available. Terrace fills that gap with this work, which covers over 9,100 shows (including pilots!) and constitutes the most comprehensive documentation of TV series ever published. All the traditional genres are here along with show genres not well covered elsewhere - including children's programming, talk shows, game shows, stage plays, women's programming, dance, and more.
Tyson ( Bay McCabe). 1960). Celebrities from all walks of life appear to 643 Beach Patrol. (Pilot; Crime Drama; ABC; display a talent that few or no people know about 4/30/79). Jan Plummer, Marty Green, Earl Hack- (from an actor singing to a dancer telling jokes). Al man and Russ Patrick are a four-member team who Singer and Perry Cross are the producers. comprise the Beach Patrol, a unit of the San Gabriel Hosts: George DeWitt, Keefe Brasselle. Vocal-Police Department. The unsold series
save number of buildings he became a respected member Jaime’s life. When Jaime discovers that Steve has of the staff of Colbert University in Los Angeles, been teamed with Kimberly, she realizes that it was where he is a consulting engineer and instructor. (In Kimberly who tried to kill her (Kimberly’s father the 1964 ABC preview special, Bing mentions he is worked with Dr. Wells and believed Rudy was try- on the staff of Taylor University.) ing to cheat him. He left the O.S.I. and drank
that ran from her, “the nearest beauty parlor is two hours away by January 24, 1949 to July 6, 1950, featuring the music plane in San Francisco”). Sarah, who is nicknamed and songs of singer-pianist Jean Bargy. “Scout,” has a secret retreat called Scout’s Island (a Hostess: Jean Bargy. small island across the river from their home) where 896 Blue’s Clues. (Series; Cartoon; Nick-she goes when she is upset. Dances are held at the elodeon; 1996–2004). Blue is a very special puppy; Grange Hall;
Drama; of Hugh, his tiny, pleasure-seeking alter ego (who Syn.; CBS; ABC; 1957; 1972; 1979). For information is the height of a Number 2 pencil). Charlie lives at on the live action syndicated series, see The New Ad-16 West 14th Street in Manhattan and is the vice ventures of Charlie Chan; for information on the president of accounting for Colberton Industries (he ABC pilot see Happiness Is a Warm Clue; for infor-occupies office 1503). Charlie is married to Helen mation on the CBS animated
Brakus, and frames Guest Cast : Michelle Stacy ( Little Jinx), Mae Toran for the crime. Gar’s plan is foiled, however, Marmy ( Aunt Helen), Billy Mumy ( Larry), Paul when Toran escapes before he is punished. Now free, Gordon ( Phil ). and with the aid of his magic heart bow, Elb, Toran 424 Archie Bunker’s Place. (Series; Comedy; seeks to find the teacher Lazra-Sa, the mysterious CBS; 1979–1983). A spinoff from All in the Family man who can help him prove his innocence and as-that picks up the