MANHUNTER

The Manhunter is an American crime drama that was part of CBS’ lineup for the 1974–1975 television season. The series was produced by Quinn Martin and starred Ken Howard as Dave Barret, a 1930s-era private investigator from Idaho. The series’ premise would have Dave going from his parents’ farm in Idaho to other parts of…

MARY TYLER MOORE

The Mary Tyler Moore Show, originally known simply by the name of the show’s star, Mary Tyler Moore, is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977. The program was a television breakthrough, with the first never-married, independent career woman as the central…

SHOGUN

Shōgun is an American television miniseries based on the 1975 novel of the same name by James Clavell, who also was the executive producer of the miniseries. It was first broadcast in the United States on NBC over five nights between September 15 and September 19, 1980. To date, it is the only American television…

THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO

The Greatest American Hero is an American comedy-drama television series that aired for three seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC. Created by producer Stephen J. Cannell, it premiered as a two-hour pilot movie on March 18, 1981. The series features William Katt as teacher Ralph Hinkley (“Hanley” for the latter part of the first…

THE INCREDIBLE HULK

The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character The Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as David Banner, Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk, and Jack Colvin as Jack McGee. In the TV series, Dr. David Banner, a widowed physician and scientist, who…

LOU GRANT

Lou Grant is an American television drama series starring Ed Asner in the title role as a newspaper editor. This drama series was a spin-off from a sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Lou Grant was created by The Mary Tyler Moore Show co-creators James L. Brooks and Allan Burns, along with Gene Reynolds. Aired…

THE ROCKFORD FILES

The Rockford Files is an American television drama series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974, and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles-based private investigator Jim Rockford with Noah Beery, Jr., in the supporting role of his father, a…

Wombles

The Wombles are fictional pointy-nosed, furry creatures that live in burrows, where they aim to help the environment by collecting and recycling rubbish in creative ways. Wombles were created by author Elisabeth Beresford, and originally appeared in a series of children’s novels from 1968. Although Wombles supposedly live in every country in the world, Beresford’s…

As the World Turns

“As the World Turns” was the creation of Irna Phillips who, beginning in the 1930s, had been one of the foremost creators and writers of radio soap operas. The personal and professional lives of doctors and lawyers would remain central to “As the World Turns” throughout its run, and would eventually become standard fare on…