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Broadcast History:

First Telecast: March 24, 1979
Last Telecast: July 26, 1980

Mar 1979-Sep 1979, CBS Sat 8:00-8:30
Sep 1979-Oct 1979, CBS Sat 8:30-9:00
Jun 1980, CBS Sat 8:00-8:30
Jul 1980, CBS Sat 8:30-9:00

Total number of episodes: 23


Jack Warden as Morris Buttermaker
Catherine Hicks
as Dr. Emily Rappant
Phillip R. Allen
as Roy Turner
Sparky Marcus
as Leslie Ogilvie
Meeno Peluce
as Tanner Boyle
Billy Jacoby
as Rudi Stein
Corey Feldman
as Regi Tower
Shane Butterworth
as Timmy Lupus
Kristoff St. John
as Ahmad Abdul Rahim
J. Brennan Smith
as Mike Engelberg
Charles Nunez
as Miguel Agilar
Danny Nunez
as Jose Agilar
Tricia Cast
as Amanda Whirlitzer
Bill Lazarus
as Frosty
Gregg Forrest
as Kelly Leek
Rad Daly
as Josh Matthews

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Series Summary:

The Bad News Bears

Former minor-league baseball player Morris Buttermaker was trying to make a living as a swimming-pool cleaner, but his tempter got him another, part-time job. When one of his clients refused to pay him, Morris drove the client's car into the pool. Dragged into court, he was given the alternative of "volunteering" to coach the baseball team at Hoover Junior High or going to jail. He chose baseball, but soon found that jail might have been more rewarding--the Hoover Bears was as sorry a pack of youthful misfits and bumblers as could be found anywhere. It was a miracle that he managed to get them to accomplish anything. Dr. Emily Rappant was Hoover's principal, Roy Turner, the coach of the hated Lions, and Amanda Whirlitzer, the Bears' star pitcher. Morris had dated Amanda's mother at one time, and Amanda was always looking for ways to get them back together. The only member of the Bears who was not on the team when the series premiered was Josh Matthews, who transferred to Hoover in the fall of 1979.

Based on the 1976 motion picture, The Bad News Bears, starring Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal. Two sequels to the theatrical movie, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training and The Bad News Bears Go to Japan, were released prior to the start of the television series.

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Episode Guide:

1. Here Comes the Coach - A former baseball player (Jack Warden) must coach youngsters.
2. Amanda Joins the Bears - Amanda agrees to pitch in exchange for a pair of jeans.
3. Nakedness Is Next to Godliness - Buttermaker insists all players take showers.
4. The Kelly Story - A girl-watching motorcycle enthusiast helps the team.
5. The Food Caper - Buttermaker investigates the theft of cafeteria food.
6. Tanner's Bird - A decrepit racehorse sits on Tanner's parakeet.
7. Emily Loves Morris - The Bears envision romance for Emily and Buttermaker.
8. Men Will Be Boys - Buttermaker wants to win a game at all costs.
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The Bad News Bears (1976 movie)

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The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977 movie)

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The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978 movie)

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