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Old 10-20-2009, 04:39 AM   #31
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The irony is that if you fast forward to the late 80s and 90s both Coed Fever and Turn On would've been hits riding on the popularity wave that raunchy sitcoms enjoyed at that time throw cable into the equation and you would've had smash city.
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Thank you, Mark. I read only one episode was ever aired, but I guess not. Thanks again for clarifying. Whatever happened to Melba Moore, anyway?
In recent years not much.

I hear she mainly does gospel music now and occasional guest work on other artist's albums.

Her most recent major acting role was the 2003 feature film The Fighting Temptations with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyonce.
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In recent years not much.

I hear she mainly does gospel music now and occasional guest work on other artist's albums.

Her most recent major acting role was the 2003 feature film The Fighting Temptations with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyonce.
Thanks for that info!! I remember reading that she and Clifton Davis (That's My Mama, Amen) shared a variety show back in the 70s.
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Actually Turn-On was only cancelled halfway through in a couple cities like Cleveland and Denver, but the show did only air that one ep. I saw it once at a broadcast museum, and although I'm very conservative, I found it more dull than shocking. Maybe it was more shocking back w/ viewers in 1969. It didn't look very good either visually, like film w/ video pasted over it.
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I watched Turn On the night it aired. Weird as I recall. I saw episode #2, which never ran, at UCLA a few years ago and it was excruciating to watch. Really bad.
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I remember hearing about "Emily's Reasons Why Not" and all I have to say is what possesed them to give this show such a STUPID name? Isn't that gramatically incorrect anyway?
I remember seeing a huge billboard for this show and wondering "What the hell is that?!?!"
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In 1979 there were two NBC shows that were almost immediately cancelled. "Turnabout" starring Sharon Gless and I think John Schuck, ran for just a couple of episodes while "Number 96" an adaptation of a popular Australian soap opera, ran only one.

Note: These are recollections, only. I don't have hard facts, and if anyone knows or thinks the shows ran longer please let me know. But I honestly don't think so.
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In 1979 there were two NBC shows that were almost immediately cancelled. "Turnabout" starring Sharon Gless and I think John Schuck, ran for just a couple of episodes while "Number 96" an adaptation of a popular Australian soap opera, ran only one.

Note: These are recollections, only. I don't have hard facts, and if anyone knows or thinks the shows ran longer please let me know. But I honestly don't think so.
I don't know about Turnabout (1979). I tried looking into it but I believe the pilot and one episode aired. I think seven episodes were made.

The 1980 US adaptation of Number 96 aired for three episodes.
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BILLY - 1 episode sitcom with Steve Guttenberg
DOC CORKLE - from tv's infancy
TAMMY GRIMES SHOW - legendary bomb, co-starring Dick Sargent
IMAGINE THAT - Hank Azaria
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I don't know about Turnabout (1979). I tried looking into it but I believe the pilot and one episode aired. I think seven episodes were made.

The 1980 US adaptation of Number 96 aired for three episodes.
Ok thanks. Bottom line...they were brief runs.
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Didn't Stockard Channing star in two very-shortlived sitcoms back in the 70s that aired the same year?
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Didn't Stockard Channing star in two very-shortlived sitcoms back in the 70s that aired the same year?
Do you mean Stockard Channing in Just Friends and The Stockard Channing Show?
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Do you mean Stockard Channing in Just Friends and The Stockard Channing Show?
Yes! Those are the ones I meant. I think they aired post-Grease.
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Yes! Those are the ones I meant. I think they aired post-Grease.
Yep, '79 and '80.
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Yep, '79 and '80.
Thank you!! I think someone actually did release them on DVD - on one set.
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