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Old 07-02-2018, 09:50 AM   #17
russman48
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Originally Posted by PhoenixAcres View Post
It is kind of ironic. I think they realized pretty fast that the purge was a mistake. CBS, less than a year after bidding farewell to its perceived rural image, commissioned the Waltons which is about as rural as you can get.
No, they never thought that - they raked in the $$$ and ratings with the change, from All in the Family to Newhart to Mary Tyler Moore to....on and on.
Waltons was a far more realistic, mature drama than the mindless escapades of Green Acres, Beverly Hillbillies, etc.....

CBS never looked back and never regretted a minute.
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