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Old 09-14-2015, 07:34 AM   #16
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It should be mentioned that John Amos from Good Times was the father in this.
No, it shouldn't because they needed someone who was an unknown to play the part of the father.
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:55 PM   #17
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Veteran television producer Norman Lear was asked what TV series he'd like to have another crack at during his TCA panel. He mentioned the final "All in the Family" spin-off "704 Hauser" that aired from April to May of 1994 on CBS.

The series focused on a black family that has moved into the former Queens home of "All in the Family’s" Bunkers. “I wish that had succeeded because we had a lot of things to talk about in that situation,” he said.

Notice he didn't say, "We could have done a lot of funny things on that show". He wanted to use it for his left wing propaganda machine. Even after all his successful shows he forgets that he needs a good entertaining show as a base, not just a forum for his propaganda compulsion.
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IIRC, it aired on Monday nights at either 8 or 8:30, which meant it was up against Fresh Prince or Blossom. That probably didn't help matters.

Come to think of it, might've aired against an NBC sitcom called Someone Like Me, which starred a young Gaby Hoffman and Nikki Cox. That one didn't last too long either.
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IIRC, it aired on Monday nights at either 8 or 8:30, which meant it was up against Fresh Prince or Blossom. That probably didn't help matters.

Come to think of it, might've aired against an NBC sitcom called Someone Like Me, which starred a young Gaby Hoffman and Nikki Cox. That one didn't last too long either.

It did air the same time as blossom but when the series premiered on CBS during the llast 3 weeks of April in 1994, all those eps of Blossom that aired at 8:30pm were repeats
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The show failed because viewers didn't want to see other people living in the Bunker's former house. Bad idea, poor concept.

Not only that, I don't think the show with it's topics fit in with the shows of the day. It was the early and mid 90s, I think the topics appealed to the audience of the decade.
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Not only that, I don't think the show with it's topics fit in with the shows of the day. It was the early and mid 90s, I think the topics appealed to the audience of the decade.

What were the topics?
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What were the topics?

It was still those 70s race topics, but a bit more mellow. They also talked politics. It wasn't dramatic like ALL In the Family. The guy who played the son was in a relationship with a Jewish woman. The guy didn't want to have sex until they were married. She was all for sex though. I gave the show a chance, but it wasn't very funny to me. It tried to be a drama with humor, but it was neither. This show was about 15 years too late

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Veteran television producer Norman Lear was asked what TV series he'd like to have another crack at during his TCA panel. He mentioned the final "All in the Family" spin-off "704 Hauser" that aired from April to May of 1994 on CBS.

The series focused on a black family that has moved into the former Queens home of "All in the Family’s" Bunkers. “I wish that had succeeded because we had a lot of things to talk about in that situation,” he said.

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I would have liked to have caught a couple of these.
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Notice he didn't say, "We could have done a lot of funny things on that show". He wanted to use it for his left wing propaganda machine. Even after all his successful shows he forgets that he needs a good entertaining show as a base, not just a forum for his propaganda compulsion.
Ridiculous. If AITF had been nothing more than propaganda, it would have failed quickly; the same with Lear's other successes. Sure, he was liberal. But the shows succeeded because he was able to bring out the humanity in all sides. You really think only left wing radicals were watching that show?
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It definitely had potential.
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IIRC, it aired on Monday nights at either 8 or 8:30, which meant it was up against Fresh Prince or Blossom. That probably didn't help matters.

Come to think of it, might've aired against an NBC sitcom called Someone Like Me, which starred a young Gaby Hoffman and Nikki Cox. That one didn't last too long either.
I remember "Someone Like Me" vividly, bgva! In addition to a pre-"Unhappily Ever After" Nikki Cox, Patricia Heaton (two years before her Emmy Award-winning role as Debra Barone on "Everybody Loves Raymond") co-starred as Gaby Hoffmann's mother, and Anthony Tyler Quinn (just months prior to his role as Cory Matthews' teacher Jonathan Turner on "Boy Meets World") was cast as her father.

"Someone Like Me" was a midseason replacement for "Blossom" during the spring of 1994...it was indeed scheduled opposite "704 Hauser" on Monday nights. Sadly, "Someone Like Me" lasted only five episodes, with an additional episode left unaired; "704 Hauser" also limped through five weeks (leaving one episode on the shelf, also unaired). I have fond memories of arguing with my younger sister over who wanted to watch TV on Monday nights during the spring of '94; I wanted to watch "704 Hauser," while my sister was leaning towards "Someone Like Me."
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I agree, that's like me watching a white man and black woman living in the Jeffersons old apt LOL
Or having a Latino family living in the Evanses' former apartment (from "Good Times"), TVFactFan!
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Joey Stivic (Archie and Edith's grandson) appeared briefly in the premiere episode of "704 Hauser." He was portrayed by actor Casey Siemaszko ("Back To The Future," "Stand By Me," and "Young Guns").
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Notice he didn't say, "We could have done a lot of funny things on that show". He wanted to use it for his left wing propaganda machine. Even after all his successful shows he forgets that he needs a good entertaining show as a base, not just a forum for his propaganda compulsion.
Absolutely true. Lear was a left wing agitator and used TV as his medium to spread his attempted division and hatred of America.I know alot of people do not want to hear this but it's true.
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The '80s and '90s were definitely a bummer for Lear...in addition to "704 Hauser," he attempted to regain his former glory with several short-lived programs--including "Palmerstown, U.S.A.," "a.k.a. Pablo," "Sunday Dinner," "The Powers That Be," and "Channel Umptee-3."
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