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Obscure -Long Gone TV Series Gems PART II
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These are the TV shows that were misplaced - ended too soon - Should STILL be going -just out right overlooked! (Will be always adding and please remember these are my opinions) PART II


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TV Show: Rude Awakening ( 1998 )
Rude Awakening is an American television sitcom series created by Claudia Lonow, that aired on Showtime over fifty-five 22-minute episodes spanning three seasons (1998–2001).Rude Awakening tells the story of Billie Frank, an out of work alcoholic ex-soap-opera actress. She tries to go sober and become a writer but continues to struggle with her self-destructive habits. The show depicts her relations with other members of AA, her neighbor Dave, and her mother, Trudy.
TV Show: Hawthorne ( 2009 )
At Richmond Trinity Hospital, Director of Nursing Christina Hawthorne is locked in a battle against forces far too large for any one person to handle. Whether fighting to see that a homeless woman is treated like a human being, talking a close friend and suicidal cancer patient off a ledge, accommodating the clashing egos of the hospital's talented doctors and administrators, or managing a nursing staff of grizzled veterans and idealistic young rookies, she's the much-needed conscience for an organization that all too often forgets whom it's there to serve. Still learning to cope with the death of her husband and make peace with her powerful and grieving mother-in-law, Christina looks to balance her pressure cooker career with raising a smart but willful teenage girl as she tries to change a broken system, one patient at a time.
TV Show: Animal Kingdom ( 2016 )
Animal Kingdom is an adrenaline-charged drama starring Ellen Barkin as the matriarch of a Southern California family whose excessive lifestyle is fueled by their criminal activities.
TV Show: Zoo ( 2015 )
Zoo is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet. Jackson Oz is a young, renegade American zoologist who spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa when he begins noticing the strange behavior of the animals. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, he is thrust into the race to unlock the mystery of the pandemic before there's no place left for people to hide.

Based on James Patterson's #1 bestselling novel.
TV Show: Good Behavior ( 2016 )
Good Behavior follows Letty Raines, a thief and con artist who is always one bad decision from implosion. Fresh out of prison, she's attempting to stay afloat. But when she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man's wife, she sets out to derail the job, sending her on a wild collision course with the killer.Fresh out of prison, Letty tries to stay afloat and reunite with her 10-year-old son, who is currently being raised by her mother Estelle. Letty has to show up for mandatory check-ins with her parole officer Christian, whose motives for helping her are questionable. Chaos returns to Letty's life when she overhears a hitman being hired to kill a man's wife, and sets out to derail the job. She soon finds herself dangerously entangled with the killer.
TV Show: Wiseguy ( 1987 )
Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base throughout the series, bringing him into conflict with his conservative mother and other family members while acting undercover as syndicate enforcer.
TV Show: Crime Story ( 1986 )
The saga of a Chicago police detective's efforts to stop a young hood's ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime.
TV Show: Haunted ( 2002 )
Haunted tells the story of Detective Frank Taylor, who dies two years after the abduction of his son. While investigating a case in which a young boy and his baby-sitter are kidnapped, he faces their abductor, a sinister criminal named Simon. Their encounter leaves Simon dead and Frank nearly so... while in the hospital his soul leaves his body and he can see spirits. When he is revived by the doctors, he continues work as a private investigator, but finds that he can receive messages from beyond the grave from kind spirits. He will use this ability to do good and solve cases, but the vengeful Simon is out to make sure he doesn't get the messages... "Dead Men Do Tell Tales..."
TV Show: Outlaw ( 2010 )
Cyrus Garza is a U.S. Supreme Court justice who abruptly quits the high-level position. A playboy and a gambler, Garza had always adhered to a strict interpretation of the law until he realized the system he believed in was flawed. Now that he's quit the bench and returned to private practice, he's determined to represent "the little guy" and use his inside knowledge of the justice system to take on today's biggest legal cases -- and he's making plenty of powerful people unhappy along the way.
TV Show: The Drew Carey Show ( 1995 )
Drew Carey is your everyday blue-collar guy who's struggling through life's ups and downs with his closest friends, Oswald, Lewis and Kate. Stuck in the same job for ten years, Drew performs a balancing act between sucking up to his boss and doing his best to irritate his annoying co-worker, Mimi. When he's not at work, he's trying to have some success in the romance department and indulging in a few of his own beers he brews in his garage with his friends.
TV Show: The Crow: Stairway to Heaven ( 1998 )
Exactly one year after being brutally murdered, rock musician Eric Draven returns to Earth, searching for a way to right what has been wronged and to reunite with his missing soulmate, Shelly Webster. Guided by a mystical Spirit Crow, he is neither living nor dead, possessing strange new powers to aid him in his search for revenge, which ultimately must become a quest for redemption.
TV Show: 1600 Penn ( 2012 )
The Gilchrists are just the average American family dealing with all the everyday issues, like a grown kid who's forced to move back home, teenagers who are smarter than their teachers and a stepmom desperately trying to win over the kids. They're loving, fun and a little crazy. In other words, just like everyone else - with one exception: they live in a very special house. The White House!Whether it's entertaining foreign dignitaries, holding secret cabinet meetings or putting out fires - figuratively and sometimes literally - there's never a dull moment in the Gilchrist White House. For example, the First Son is one of the administration's biggest liabilities but also the glue that holds this family together. The President knows too well that the only thing harder than being Head of State is being head of the family.
TV Show: Bull ( 2000 )
From series creator and executive producer Michael S. Chernuchin (Law & Order, Brooklyn South), comes TNT's first ever original series. Bull is the story of a group of young wall street investment bankers and stock traders who leave an established firm to strike out on their own.
TV Show: The Grid ( 2004 )
Turner Network Television (TNT) and the BBC tackle one of the most dramatic issues of modern times-international terrorism-in THE GRID, an original limited series that explores both sides of the escalating war on terrorism.
TV Show: Heartland ( 2007 )
Heartland follows Nathaniel Grant, an intense, overworked organ transplant surgeon who battles the clock to save lives in the high-stakes world of transplant surgery. Dr. Grant's devotion to his work takes a toll on his relationships, including the one with his ex-wife who works at the same hospital as the organ-recovery coordinator. The two must work past their personal clashes in order to save lives.
TV Show: Mannix ( 1967 )
Originally, Joe Mannix worked for a large Los Angeles detective agency called Intertect, featuring the use of computers to help solve crimes. A regular guy, he rebelled against the Big Brother atmosphere at Intertect and struck out on his own, setting up his own agency.
TV Show: L.A. Heat ( 1999 )
Meet Chase McDonald and August Brooks. Two guys who will do anything to keep L.A. safe... even if it means blowing half of it up. L.A. Heat is an explosive crime drama that follows the action-packed cases of robbery/homicide detectives McDonald and Brooks, who are as different as night and day.
TV Show: Cannon ( 1971 )
Frank Cannon isn't your typical private detective. He's overweight, likes to eat, drives expensive cars, and charges a lot of money for his services. But when you need a job done right and you don't have a big enough gun... you call Cannon.
TV Show: Rhoda ( 1974 )
In this spinoff of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mary's friend Rhoda moves out on her own and gets her own show.
TV Show: One Day at a Time ( 1975 )
The struggles of a 1970s single mother raising two teenage daughters gets its first TV slot with this instant hit sitcom.
TV Show: The Larry Sanders Show ( 1992 )
Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective producer Artie, allows Garry Shandling and his talented writers to look behind the scenes and to show us a convincing slice of behind the camera life.
TV Show: Weird Science ( 1994 )
Weird Science is a show based on the 1985 John Hughes movie of the same name. High school geeks Wyatt Donnelly and Gary Wallace create their dream girl, a magical genie named Lisa, on Wyatt's computer. Having a genie leads up to five seasons of unique adventures for the guys.
TV Show: The Invisible Man ( 1975 )
1970s sci-fi adventure, inspired by the H.G. Wells story The Invisible Man. It starred David McCallum as Dr. Daniel Westin, who after finding out that his experiments into invisiblity were going to be used for military purposes, he destroys his lab and records - leaving him permanantly invisible and on the run.
TV Show: Empty Nest ( 1988 )
In Empty Nest, the two adult daughters of the recently widowed pediatrician Dr. Harry Weston return to live in the same house.
TV Show: Otherworld ( 1985 )
Thrown into another dimension, a family must keep ahead of a tyrannical state's hunters while searching for a way home.
TV Show: Maude ( 1972 )
Maude was a sitcom with topical storylines created by producer Norman Lear. The program was a spin-off of All In the Family, on which Beatrice Arthur had made two appearances as the character of Maude, Edith Bunker's cousin.The show revolves around Maude Findlay, a very outspoken middle-class woman who wears her liberal politics on her sleeve and shares her home in suburban Tuckahoe, N.Y., with fourth husband Walter; her divorced daughter, Carol; and Carol's adolescent son, Phillip. Walter and Maude's best friends are next-door neighbors Dr. Arthur and Vivian Harmon. Among the domestic help that Maude helps "liberate" during the run of the show are Florida Evans and Mrs. Nell Naugatuck.
TV Show: Manimal ( 1983 )
Manimal centers on the character Dr. Jonathan Chase, a shape-shifting man who possessed the ability to turn himself into any animal he chose. He used this ability to help the police solve crimes.
TV Show: Jack of All Trades ( 2000 )
American spy Jack Stiles is sent by Thomas Jefferson to the tiny East Indies island of Palau Palau, where he teams up with British agent and inventor Emilia Rothschild to thwart the efforts of Napoleon and France in that region of the world. While acting as Emilia's man servant, Jack dons the mask garb of the legendary Daring Dragoon and fights the local French governor as well as thwarting various other schemes against America.
TV Show: The Bill Cosby Show ( 1969 )
Bill Cosby plays Chet Kincaid, a physical education teacher at a Los Angeles high school who gets involved in various comedic adventures with his students and fellow teachers.
TV Show: It's Garry Shandling's Show ( 1986 )
A unique comedy series which began on Showtime cable channel, and then was moved to FOX where the next two seasons continued. The series revolved around Garry Shandling and his friends, who all are a part of his imaginary TV series which takes place in his home. Garry's platonic friend, Nancy, lives in the same building complex, as well as his friend Pete Schumaker and his family, wife Jackie and son Grant. Garry's mom also makes occasional appearances and refers to him as Bubba. The final season saw Garry marry Phoebe, who has to get used to being in front of the cameras.
TV Show: Hardcastle and McCormick ( 1983 )
Judge Milton "Hardcase" Hardcastle - retired. After years of working for a judicial system that put guilty criminals back on the streets due to technicalities, he takes the law into his own hands by searching them out. Aiding him is a one time car theif now professional driver Mark "Skid" McCormick. McCormick, brought before the judge's final cast, is arrested for an "honest steal". Hardcastle gives him the choice of prison or helping him with the 200 plus cold cases. Relunctanly choosing to aid the judge, Hardcastle and McCormick start a loose friendship of justice and con in order to finally those who deserved it in prison.
TV Show: Forever Knight ( 1992 )
Nick Knight is a 13th-century vampire living in modern-day Toronto. In an effort to regain his mortality, Knight atones for 700 years of evil by fighting crime as a homicide detective for the Toronto police.
TV Show: Earth: Final Conflict ( 1997 )
In the early twenty-first century Earth is visited by the Taelons', an alien species, claiming to be companions of humanity. They use their superior technology and wisdom to help Earth solve its most pressing problems – famine, disease, war – but suspicions arise that a darker agenda may be part of the Taelons' ultimate plans.
The only hope to discover the truth falls to a small team of humans lead by William Boone, a former Special Forces soldier turned cop. After rescuing Da'an, the Taelon "overseer" for North America from assassination, Boone is made their interspecies liaison. Along with members of a budding underground human resistance movement, Boone investigates the purpose behind the Taelons' acts of benevolence to uncover the true intentions of their visit to Earth. Only one thing is certain, what they might discover will change humanity forever.
TV Show: Grace Under Fire ( 1993 )
After divorcing her abusive, alcoholic husband and recovering from her own alcoholism, Grace tries to rebuild her life and protect her children from making the same mistakes.
TV Show: Cagney & Lacey ( 1982 )
Cagney & Lacey is a police procedural about two New York City police detectives who live very different lives. Christine Cagney is a single, career-minded woman, while Mary Beth Lacey is a married working mother. The series was set in a fictionalized version of Manhattan's 14th Precinct (known as "Midtown South").
TV Show: Marry Me ( 2014 )
Six years ago, Annie and Jake bonded over their mutual love of nachos and they've been inseparable ever since. Now, after returning from a romantic two-week island vacation, Jake's all set to pop the question. Before he can ask, though, Annie lets loose on Jake for his inability to commit. She was expecting him to "put a ring on it" in paradise and now Jake's perfect proposal is ruined. Not wanting to spend the next 60 years talking about that mess of a proposal, Jake and Annie decide to hold off on the engagement until they can do it right. Yet if history tells us anything, it's when we really want things to go right that they all tend to go wrong. The only thing we know for sure is these two are destined to be together whether they can get it together or not.
TV Show: Happy Endings ( 2011 )
Forget who gets to keep the ring - when a couple splits, the real question is, who gets to keep the friends? Alex and Dave's wedding was supposed to be the happiest day of their lives, for them and their long-time friends - until Alex leaves groom-to-be Dave at the altar. The breakup, in the words of one pal, is a "huge game changer" that will complicate everyone's lives and make everyone question their own choices.
TV Show: Square Pegs ( 1982 )
Square Pegs is centered around nerdy girls Patty and Lauren who try to penetrate the "in" crowd at Weemawee High School. The CBS series was created by, and based upon, the experiences of Saturday Night Live writer Anne Beatts. Pop music of the day figured prominently in this short-lived show that has attracted a cult following ever since its 1983 cancellation.
TV Show: Tales of the Gold Monkey ( 1982 )
Broadcast on ABC in early 80s, the series became a massive hit following the success of Indiana Jones's ‘Raiders of The Lost Ark'. This 22-hour long series is set in a backwater corner of the South Pacific a young American adventurer and his ragtag group of friends become involved in death-defying hi-jinx, transporting people-on-the-run in a well-worn Grumman Goose seaplane. Set in 1938, this series captures the ambiance and character of a mysterious romantic era.
TV Show: Cracker ( 1997 )
Cracker was a crime drama series that aired on ABC. It was based on the British series of the same name.Gerry "Fitz" Fitzgerald is an insulting, nosy, loathsome individual who is a drunken excuse for a husband, a lousy father, and a gambling washout. But, he has one saving grace - he is a brilliant psychologist with an uncanny ability to see the evil in people, bring them to confess and walk away unscathed.
TV Show: Lou Grant ( 1977 )
Lou Grant, the editor from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, turns serious and moves to LA to work as head editor for a major metropolitan newspaper. In this loose sequel to the popular comedy that takes a turn to the dramatic, Lou takes a bevy of young reporters under his wing and deals with the topical issues of the day.
TV Show: Murphy Brown ( 1988 )
Murphy Brown is the star reporter on a news magazine show called FYI. She lives in a townhouse that she is having repainted; Eldin the painter may never finish the job. Jim Dial is the uptight senior anchor, a seasoned veteran. Frank is a single guy and constantly looking for a girlfriend, he is also Murphy's best friend. Corky is a former Miss America turned newsperson, she covers all the "hard" news. Bitching about Trump.
TV Show: Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years ( 1995 )
After two years spent bounty hunting, womanizing, and drinking away the painful memories of his late wife, Hannah, Newt Call returns to town to find many things have changed. His brother-in-law, Austin, is now an alcoholic sheriff, who has never fully recovered from his beloved sister's death, and blames Call for it. His father-in-law, Josiah, is the town mayor, but hasn't been right in the head since Hannah died. The town is run under the iron fist of Clayton Mosby, who also cannot forget Hannah, who looked amazingly like his late wife, Mary. The Lonesome Dove, the hotel opened by Ida Grayson, now belongs to Amanda Carpenter, a woman with a mysterious past and a determination on par with Clay Mosby's. Curtis Wells also gets a new gunsmith and a mysterious and feisty woman named Mattie Shaw.
TV Show: 21 Jump Street ( 1987 )
A group of young cops are used for their youthful appearance in order to go undercover at high schools. These young officers solve crimes involving teenagers and young adults, most often involving drugs, but also issues such as alcoholism, hate crimes, drug abuse, homophobia, AIDS, child abuse, and sexual promiscuity.
TV Show: The Rockford Files ( 1974 )
Jim Rockford is an ex-con-turned-private-investigator who would rather fish than fight, but whose instinct on closed cases is more golden than his classic Pontiac Firebird. From his mobile home in Malibu, this wisecracking private eye takes on the cases of the lost and the dispossessed, chasing down seemingly long-dead clues in the sun-baked streets and seamy alleys of Los Angeles.
TV Show: The Six Million Dollar Man ( 1974 )
Grievously injured in the crash of an experimental aircraft, Colonel Steve Austin's shattered body is covertly rebuilt via the miracle of modern science known as bionics. Equipped with atomic-powered limbs that make him "better, stronger, faster" than the average mortal, Austin can now run at speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour, overturn cars with ease, and spot an encroaching enemy from over a mile away. Under the watchful eye of OSI director Oscar Goldman, Steve repays his debt to the taxpayers by taking on perilous missions of a highly classified nature. Season 1 chronicles Steve Austin's amazing metamorphosis from "a man barely alive" to cyborg to patriotic superspy. Armed with futuristic abilities, Austin is dispatched to do battle with kidnappers, arms smugglers, evil scientists, political assassins, and a diabolical robot—with time enough to spare to counsel a troubled astronaut and clear his dead father's name.
TV Show: The Bionic Woman ( 1976 )
She can run faster than 60 mph, bend massive steel bars, jump from insane heights, and hear sounds you can only imagine. She's no ordinary schoolteacher…she's The Bionic Woman. Jaime Sommers is a woman leading the ultimate double life. After her unforgettable appearances on The Six Million Dollar Man as Colonel Steve Austin's true love, Jaime's story begins anew as she learns to deal with her new bionic abilities, becomes a top-secret agent for the Office of Scientific investigations, and deals with her changed relationship with Steve.
TV Show: Soap ( 1977 )
Soap is an outrageous comedy saga serializing the hilarious exploits of the characters in two unusual families. Meet the Tates and the Campbells, two families who have relationships as complex as those in a Russian novel. But the fun is in the unraveling.The well-to-do Tate family is comprised of Chester Tate the father, and Jessica, the mother, the parents of three children. Their two daughters, Corinne and Eunice, have distinctly different personalities. Their son, Billy, compared to the rest of the family, is the only sane member of the group, according to Benson, their hired employee who knows everything about everyone. The witty Benson does his best to hold the family together. Living with the Tate family is Jessica's father, referred to as the Major -- who doesn't quite believe that World War II is over.On the other side of town lives Mary Dallas Campbell, Jessica Tate's younger sister. Mary is wed to Burt Campbell who is not as prosperous a breadwinner as Chester. Mary's former husband, Johnny Dallas, has passed on, leaving her with two sons, Danny and Jodie. The older son, Danny, does not quite see eye-to-eye with his stepfather, and while the rest of the family knows Jodie is gay, Danny just thinks Jodie has a wonderful sense of humor.
TV Show: Benson ( 1979 )
Benson Dubois is the assistant to his state's governor in this "Soap" spinoff.
TV Show: Tremors ( 2003 )
In this sequel to the theatrical and direct-to-video movies, the desert town of Perfection, Nevada, is under government protection because of the endangered species known as Graboids: large earth-burrowing worm-like creatures. Most of the residents of Perfection have refused to move, and now they have to cope with the Graboids and their variations, government agents, real-estate developers, other experiments from the same scientists who created the Graboids, and more.
TV Show: Man from Atlantis ( 1977 )
The adventures of a man with amphibious abilities.
TV Show: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman ( 1993 )
A sleek, sexy, Emmy-nominated 1990s take on the enduring superhero, culled from DC Comics, which has spawned numerous successful film and TV versions of him as boy and man. All of which further demonstrated that while Kryptonite can kill the Man of Steel, changing times can't. Here, leads Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher have the looks and the chemistry, and the timeless question (seriously, how can Lois NOT know Clark is Superman?) plays itself out until they find true love.
TV Show: The Partridge Family ( 1970 )
It's TV's favorite family of rock 'n 'rollers, who hit the road in their groovy bus and turn the world on to the catchy pop songs such as "I Think I Love You", "I Woke Up In Love This Morning", and "Somebody Wants to Love You". The Partridge Family's six members feature mom Shirley and her five kids: Keith, Laurie, Danny, Tracy and Chris. And who can forget the Partridge's frequently exasperated manager Reuben Kincaid, who would become an important member of their family whether he liked it or not?
TV Show: Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce ( 2014 )
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce follows Abby McCarthy, a self-help book author and guru of all things family, who shocks the world when she reveals that her seemingly perfect life has all been a lie. After publicly admitting that she has separated from her husband, Jake, America's once-favorite girlfriend finds her career and marriage in a free fall. As she starts to navigate life as a single woman in her 40s, Abby turns to her new divorced friends, rather than her married ones, for advice. Her friend Lyla is a legendary no-nonsense entertainment lawyer who is in a constant 'War of the Roses' battle with her ex-husband, and Phoebe is a former model and budding entrepreneur who has a very unique relationship with her ex. Meanwhile, a rival attorney at Lyla's firm, Delia, is hired as Abby's divorce attorney.Inspired by the "Girlfriends' Guide" book series by Vicki Iovine.
TV Show: The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles ( 1992 )
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was based on the Indiana Jones series of films. The series follows the Indiana Jones character (as a young boy and as a young man) as he was growing up and experiencing his early adventures, where he gets into trouble, learns life lessons and encounters various historical figures along the way. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was filmed on location all over the world ~ including England, Russia, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, France, India, China, Austria, Egypt, the United States, Morocco, Ireland, Italy, Africa, Turkey, Greece and Thailand.
TV Show: Night Gallery ( 1969 )
Rod Serling returns to anthology television as the host of Night Gallery, a three-season show where each story revolves around a mysterious and ominous painting hanging in an empty gallery. Mr. Serling provides the opening and closing narration to these stories, typically tales of horror and the supernatural. During the first season, the hour-long series features several shorter stories, some of which are comedic blackout sketches. The show was subsequently cut down to a half-hour, and in syndication was mixed with episodes of the TV series The Sixth Sense.
TV Show: The Fall Guy ( 1981 )
Colt Seavers is a stunt man moonlighting as a bounty hunter who uses Hollywood stunt tactics to capture criminals.
TV Show: Hunters ( 2016 )
A cross between gritty crime drama and sci-fi thriller, Hunters is inspired by Whitley Strieber's best-selling novel, Alien Hunter. The show is about the disappearance of a decorated FBI agent's wife, which leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists called "Hunters" who do not come from this world.
TV Show: Beyond Westworld ( 1980 )
Beyond Westworld is a 1980 television series that carried on the stories of the two feature films, Westworld and Futureworld.The story revolved around Delos Corporation Security Chief John Moore having to stop the evil scientist Quaid as he planned to use the robots in Delos to try to take over the world. Despite being nominated for two Emmys (Outstanding Achievement In Makeup, and Outstanding Art Direction for a Series), only five episodes were produced, and only three of them were aired before cancellation.
TV Show: See Dad Run ( 2012 )
David Hobbs has been America's favorite Dad for the past 10 years, but that is all coming to an end. As David says goodbye to his life of sitcom T.V., reality awaits him at home with his wife and three kids. When the stay-at-home parent roles switch, David must learn the ins and outs of being a house-dad, while his wife Amy returns to the big screen. Suddenly, looking after three quirky kids and keeping their home in check becomes his newest starring role!
TV Show: Charles in Charge ( 1984 )
For free room and board, a college student takes care of three kids while still finding time for a social life (apparently his studies tended to get back-burnered).
TV Show: Superior Donuts ( 2017 )
Superior Donuts is a comedy about the owner of a small donut shop that's located in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. Arthur is a gruff, to the point Chicagoan who refuses to sell newfangled cronuts and macchiatos or renovate his dated shop that hasn't changed since it opened in 1969. That all changes when enterprising go-getter Franco fast talks his way into Arthur's life as his new (and only) employee, and convinces him that he can bring the shop – and Arthur – into the 21st century. Arthur's supportive regulars include loyal patron Randy, a cop whose late father was Arthur's best friend; her overeager rookie partner, James; Tush, a colorful customer who uses the shop counter as a makeshift office, where he keeps tabs on a variety of odd jobs via fax machine; Maya, a privileged grad-school student working on her Ph. D; and Sweatpants, Franco's longtime friend who's willing to dress as a donut to help drum up more business. Looking to cash in on the urban renewal is Arthur's over-caffeinated neighbor, aspiring real estate capitalist Fawz, who pushes Arthur on a daily basis to sell the building to him. With his business in jeopardy, Arthur grudgingly realizes that he had better embrace the change around him and that Franco could be exactly what he – and the donut shop – need to thrive.
TV Show: Dear John ( 1988 )
John Lacey joins a support group for divorced and widowed people.
TV Show: Alice ( 1976 )
Alice was based on the 1975 film, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. After her husband, Donald, was killed in a truck accident, Alice Hyatt and her 12-year-old son, Tommy, moved out of their home in New Jersey and headed for Hollywood. Alice's dream was to become a singer but for the time being she got work as a waitress in a greasy spoon, Mel's Diner after her car breaks down in Phoenix. Mel was gruff and demanding and constantly bossing his three waitresses around. The other two waitresses, in the beginning were Flo and Vera. Flo was the man-hungry southern belle, who's favorite saying was "Kiss My Grits." The other waitress, Vera, was shy and quiet and somewhat, as Mel put it, "dingy." Flo left in 1980 for her own series and was replaced by Belle who was later replaced by Jolene.
TV Show: Three's Company ( 1977 )
Three's Company was a groundbreaking comedy series that tripped and jiggled through a world of slapstick pratfalls and some of the most scandalously titillating comedy America had ever seen, and hasn't seen since.
TV Show: Three's a Crowd ( 1984 )
A Three's Company spin-off finds Jack Tripper having moved in with his stewardess girlfriend Vicky Bradford, despite the objections from her father, James, and his constant meddling in order to split the two. E.Z. Taylor, Jack's "surfer dude" assistant chef at his bistro, joins the cast along with Claudia Bradford, Vicky's mom and James' ex-wife.
TV Show: 8 Simple Rules ( 2002 )
Legendary sitcom stars John Ritter and Katey Sagal team up in 8 Simple Rules, ABC's hit family comedy that is laugh-out-loud funny. "If you make my daughters cry, I'll make you cry." That's the rallying cry of Paul Hennessy. A little rusty in the parenting department, Paul is forced to meet fatherhood head-on when his wife Cate returns to work. Two teenage daughters and a wisecracking son make Paul's new situation daunting but never dull.
TV Show: Hooperman ( 1987 )
Free-wheeling San Francisco cop Harry Hooperman inherits a run down apartment building, and the building owner's mean, hateful and just plain annoying dog Bijoux. Not having the time to maintain the building and tend to his police work, Hooperman hires feisty aspiring writer Susan Smith as his superintendent/maintenance person. He and Smith soon begin a relationship, and the series chronicles the ups and downs of the relationship, along with Hooperman's efforts as a policeman.
TV Show: Columbo ( 1968 )
This is the detective series that inspired them all. Legendary actor Peter Falk is back in his 4-time Emmy® Award winning role, as the ruffled, cigar-chomping, trenchcoat-wearing police lieutenant who is asking all the right questions.
TV Show: Mrs. Columbo ( 1979 )
Mrs. Kate Columbo, wife of the famous lieutenant, solves crimes as a reporter, while raising her little daughter.
TV Show: House ( 2004 )
Sink your teeth into meaty drama and intrigue with House, FOX's take on mystery, where the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients.
TV Show: Reckless ( 2014 )
Reckless is set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart.
TV Show: Due South ( 1994 )
An upright Mountie cracks cases alongside a savvy Chicago detective in a wry cult series that playfully deconstructs American and Canadian stereotypes, while providing enough cast chemistry and plot surprises to make this one of the more fondly remembered '90s crime dramas.
TV Show: Northern Exposure ( 1990 )
Fresh out of New York's Columbia University, cocky young Dr. Joel Fleischman is looking forward to his comfortable position in Alaska's largest city. Upon his arrival, Joel finds himself a fish-out-of-water as he's instead assigned to a tiny Alaskan village where the offbeat locals would love him to stay forever.
TV Show: My Secret Identity ( 1988 )
TV Show: Kung Fu ( 1972 )
Kwai Chang Caine, the half-American Buddhist monk from China, wandering the American West as a wanted fugitive, befriends a homeless boy, foils a bounty hunter, and experiences the pain of love.
TV Show: Kung Fu: The Legend Continues ( 1993 )
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues was the continuation of the popular '70s drama Kung Fu. While Kung Fu was set back in the early 1900s, This version is set in modern day. It features David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine's grandson, also named Kwai Chang Caine who is a Shaolin priest. The show also featured Chris Potter as Peter Caine a police officer. The show usually dealt with mystical shaolin dealings but at times had events such as kidnappings and stopping robbers.
TV Show: Wanted ( 2005 )
Wanted is a pumping, stylistic, no-holds-barred look at an elite team of crime fighters from various federal and local law enforcement agencies as they track down the city's 100 most wanted fugitives. Each law officer brings something unique to this undercover strike force. This specialized team, the one the city calls on when the LAPD, SWAT and other units can't find the suspect.
TV Show: The 4400 ( 2004 )
The 4400 explores the travails of the 4400 people who all at once returned in a ball of light to Earth; though the returnees had not aged physically, many of them reappeared with dramatic abilities ranging from enhanced reflexes to precognition. NTAC (National Threat Assessment Command) is the government agency responsible for keeping track of the returnees and investigating all things related to the 4400.
TV Show: Airwolf ( 1984 )
Stringfellow Hawke is a reclusive renegade pilot who's assigned to top-secret missions for the CIA by the mysterious "Archangel". Hawke's weapon of choice is the high-tech battle helicopter of the future, Airwolf. Loaded with cutting-edge surveillance equipment and unbelievable firepower, Airwolf takes Hawke and his friend Dominic around the globe in search of dangerous international spies and criminals.
TV Show: Satisfaction ( 2014 )
In Satisfaction, investment advisor Neil Truman and his wife Grace are sifting through their stagnant relationship when Neil discovers that Grace has been seeing a male escort. After an unusual chain of events, he gains a new perspective on his life and what motivates women, while Grace contemplates whether her needs are being met and if her marriage is worth saving.
TV Show: The Glades ( 2010 )
In The Glades, Jim Longworth, is a brilliant homicide detective from Chicago who moves to South Florida after being shot by his captain. He assumes it will afford him a more relaxing lifestyle, but he finds things are more complicated than he had imagined when he finds himself solving unlikely crimes in the town of Palm Glade, Florida.
TV Show: Complications ( 2015 )
Complications centers on disillusioned suburban doctor John Ellison who, while still dealing with the emotional effects of his daughter's death, unexpectedly becomes a vigilante hero when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy's life. When John learns the boy is still marked for death, he's compelled to save him at any cost. Through this journey, he must compromise his morals, often doing the wrong thing for all the right reasons.The series also features Gretchen, a reckless but capable nurse; John's wife, Samantha, who while attempting to support her husband is struggling with her own issues; and John's by-the-book coworker, Dr. Bridget O'Neill, who finds herself dealing with the aftermath of his actions.
TV Show: Swamp Thing ( 1990 )
When an attempt on Dr. Alec Holland's life leaves him consumed by deadly chemicals and fire, the swamps of Louisiana transform him into a superhuman creature hell-bent on ridding the swamp--and the world--of the evil that men do.
TV Show: Silk Stalkings ( 1991 )
In Palm Beach Florida, crimes of passion are a frequent occurrence among the rich and beautiful. Enter Sgt. Rita Lance and Sgt. Chris Lorenzo the attractive young homicide detectives whose job it is to investigate these high-class murders--or Silk Stalkings, as they call them. Pulsing with illicit affairs, kinky encounters, cold-blooded murders, and their own dark secrets, these are the deadly days and steamy nights of two sexiest cop partners.
TV Show: Shooter ( 2016 )
Based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg, Shooter is an action series about a highly decorated Marine sniper who is on the run after being falsely accused of trying to kill the President.
TV Show: Covert Affairs ( 2010 )
New jobs are tough—especially when your new employer is the CIA. Annie Walker is fluent in six languages, has traveled the world and is besting her fellow CIA trainees in every test. But that doesn't explain why she's suddenly summoned by CIA headquarters to report for active duty as a field operative one month before her training is over. She doesn't know there may be something—or someone—from her past that her CIA bosses are really after.

Annie's unofficial guide to the CIA is Auggie Anderson, a tech ops expert who was blinded while on assignment. As Annie navigates this new world of intrigue, danger and bureaucratic red tape, Auggie is there to make sure this quick study won't be kept in the dark for long. Also starring Peter Gallagher, Kari Matchett, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Anne Dudek.
TV Show: Notorious ( 2016 )
Notorious centers on the symbiotic relationship between charismatic defense attorney Jake Gregorian and powerhouse TV producer Julia George, as they attempt to control the media, the justice system and ultimately each other.When Jake's clients find themselves in the nation's spotlight, he uses the media to sway public opinion. Meanwhile, Julia, the executive producer of Louise Herrick Live (LHL), the number one TV news program in the country, capitalizes on Jake's clients' notoriety. Together, they make great TV and determine the nation's headlines.
TV Show: USA High ( 1997 )
Six suite-mates at an exclusive American high school in Paris become friends and have the time of their lives.The Six friends (4 Americans, a Brit and a German) are enrolled at "The American Academy of Paris" boarding school in Paris, France, which is run by a stuffy English principal, but who are taught by a gorgeous Dutch teacher. Hilarity ensues.
TV Show: Matrix ( 1993 )
Steven Matrix is a freelance hitman who will kill anyone for a price. But when another assassin puts a bullet through his head, Matrix finds himself waiting to enter the Other Place for his sins. However, an elderly man sees something in Matrix and sends him back to Earth. Now Matrix must redeem his sins by using his formerly murderous skills to help others. Helping him are representatives of the City In Between, who can appear as anything from skateboarders to nuns to accountants.
TV Show: The Huntress ( 2000 )
After a car bomb kills a bounty hunter, his widow and his daughter take up the family business.
TV Show: All-American Girl ( 1994 )
All-American Girl looks at the culture clashes that occur between a traditional Korean mother and her fully Americanized daughter. Mom just wants Margaret to marry 'respectable' men: doctors, lawyers, scientists (always Korean), while her daughter is more interested in white bikers, musicians, and any other type that her mother is bound to hate. Through all of this, Dad knows better than to interfere, and just keeps out of the fray.
TV Show: Counterstrike ( 1990 )
Counterstrike is a Canadian action series that first aired on the USA Network in 1990. The series follows Alexander Addington and his privately financed trio of multifaceted operatives under the leadership of Peter Sinclair, a former Scotland Yard inspector, with the single goal of hunting down criminals.
TV Show: Longmire ( 2012 )
Longmire, a contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. It focuses on a Wyoming sheriff who's rebuilding his life and career following the death of his wife.
TV Show: ReGenesis ( 2004 )
Cloning, bioterrorism, genetic engineering, not since the atom bomb has science had such potential to change the world. Canada, Mexico, and the United States have created a trilateral taskforce, The North American Biotechnology Advisory Commission, or NorBAC, to investigate questionable advances in the fields of biotechnology, bio-weaponry and nanotechnology.Under the charismatic leadership of Chief Scientist David Sandstrom and Executive Director Caroline Morrison, the Toronto-based organisation struggles to understand the political, legal, and personal underbrush in which new science has become entangled.
TV Show: The $treet ( 2000 )
Follows the lives of a group of employees working in a small New York City Wall Street trading company.
TV Show: American Gothic ( 1995 )
The rural community of Trinity, South Carolina, a postcard-pretty enclave of antebellum houses and manicured lawns, is a town tormented and seduced by the ominous presence of one man, Sheriff Lucas Buck.
TV Show: L.A. Dragnet ( 2003 )
From Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, one of television's most successful creators and architect of the long-running Law & Order franchise, comes this modern-day take on the classic police drama, with Ed O'Neill as the hard-nosed Sergeant Friday and Ethan Embry as a new man, Detective Smith investigating crimes that could only take place in Los Angeles, one of the world's most glamorous and intriguing cities.
TV Show: Dragnet ( 1967 )
Dragnet stars Jack Webb as detective Joe Friday in the iconic crime show that set the mold for all that followed.
TV Show: Cupid ( 2009 )
Trevor Pierce is a larger than life character who insists that he is Cupid, the Roman god of love. He claims that he has been sent to New York City by Zeus to bring 100 romantically challenged couples together before being allowed to return to Mt. Olympus. His persistence eventually lands him in a mental institution. Three months later, Trevor is found to be harmless to himself and others and is released -- but under certain conditions. Placed under the care of psychiatrist and self-help author Dr. Claire McCrae, he must attend her singles group therapy sessions on a regular basis so that she can monitor his progress. Trevor returns to his rented room upstairs from the struggling Tres Equis Cantina, owned by Felix Araiza and his sister, Lita. In exchange for rent, Trevor becomes a bartender and creates an atmosphere for singles looking for lasting love. His ideas, such as half-price margarita nights and mariachi karaoke duets, could help him bring couples together and ultimately take him closer to the day that he gets to return to Mt. Olympus. No one believes Trevor's story, but everyone finds him to be quite charming. Although he possesses a great knowledge of Greek mythology, Claire finds that Trevor constantly interferes and contradicts her when it comes to her pragmatic style of helping lonely hearts find their soul mates. In true love, Claire believes it's all about friendship and mutual respect; for Trevor, heat and passion conquer all. Only time will tell who will win this battle for love.
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