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  1. 240-Robert

    240-Robert (1979)


    240-Robert is an American drama series that ran on ABC from 1979 to 1981. The series title is a reference to the call-sign designation for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's search and rescue/paramedic teams.

  2. A New Kind of Family

    A New Kind of Family (1979)


    A New Kind of Family is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 1979 to January 1980. The series stars Eileen Brennan, Rob Lowe, and Telma Hopkins.

  3. Akage no An

    Akage no An (1979)


    Anne of Green Gables (赤毛のアン Akage no An, lit. Red-haired Anne) is an animated television series, part of Nippon Animation's World Masterpiece Theater. It was adapted from the novel, Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Produced by Nippon Animation in 1979, it was first broadcast on Fuji TV from January 7, 1979 to December 30, 1979. Fifty episodes were produced in total.

  4. Angie

    Angie (1979)


    Angie is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast by the ABC network from February of 1979 to October of 1980.

  5. Anna Liza

    Anna Liza (1980)


    Anna Liza is a Philippine television series produced by GMA Network. It was also the network's very first soap opera in a primetime slot. Launched in 1980, the series received the attention of thousands of Filipinos—making it one of the most popular and well-loved drama series of all time. The series ended because of Julie Vega's sudden death, resulting in the serial having incomplete storyline. Shortly after Julie's death, reruns were aired from the beginning of the series, its final episode being in 1986. It was replaced by Mirasol del Cielo.

  6. Arabela

    Arabela (1979)


    Arabela was a children's television series produced in Czechoslovakia which aired from 1979 to 1981. The series has 13 episodes and is in the Czech language.

  7. Archie Bunker's Place

    Archie Bunker's Place (1979)


    Archie Bunker's Place is an American sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network, conceived in 1979 as a spin-off and continuation of All in the Family. While not as popular as its predecessor, the show maintained a large enough audience to last for four seasons, until its cancellation in 1983. In its first season, the show performed so well that it knocked Mork & Mindy out of its new Sunday night time slot (a year earlier, during its first season, Mork & Mindy had been the No. 3 show on television).

  8. B.J. and the Bear

    B.J. and the Bear (1978)


    B.J. and the Bear was an American comedy series which aired on NBC from 1979 to 1981. Created by Glen A. Larson and Christopher Crowe, the series stars Greg Evigan and Claude Akins. The theme song, also titled "B.J. and the Bear" was written by Glen Larson and performed by the lead star, Greg Evigan.

  9. Beat the Clock

    Beat the Clock (1950)


    Beat the Clock is a Goodson-Todman game show that aired on American television in several versions since 1950.

  10. Benson

    Benson (1979)


    Benson is an American television sitcom which aired from September 13, 1979, to April 19, 1986, on ABC. The series was a spin-off from the soap opera parody Soap (the title character, portrayed by Robert Guillaume, had first appeared on the earlier series as the wise-cracking yet level-headed African-American butler for the highly dysfunctional Tate family); however, Benson discarded the soap opera format of its parent show in favor of a more conventional sitcom structure. The series was created by Susan Harris, and produced by Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions.

  11. Billy

    Billy (1979)


    Billy is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from February to April 1979. The series was based on Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall's 1960 British play Billy Liar.

  12. Bloomers

    Bloomers (1979)


    Bloomers is a short-lived British sitcom starring Richard Beckinsale that was aired in 1979. It was in production in 1979 but only five episodes were made before Beckinsale died suddenly from a heart attack just before a planned rehearsal for the sixth and final episode of the first series. Bloomers was immediately shelved, though the five completed episodes were broadcast later in the same year.

  13. Bonkers!

    Bonkers! (1979)


    Bonkers! was an ATV variety show, distributed by ITC Entertainment in the United States for syndication during the 1978-79 television season, and later airing in 1979 in the United Kingdom.

  14. Brothers and Sisters

    Brothers and Sisters (1979)


    Brothers and Sisters is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from January to April 1979. The series attempted to capitalize on the success of the 1978 motion picture National Lampoon's Animal House. It was the second of three frat-house comedy series to air in early 1979 (the others were ABC's Delta House and CBS' Co-Ed Fever).

  15. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)


    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science fiction adventure television series produced by Universal Studios. The series ran for two seasons between 1979–1981, and the feature-length pilot episode for the series was released as a theatrical film several months before the series aired. The film and series were developed by Glen A. Larson and Leslie Stevens, based upon the character Buck Rogers created in 1928 by Philip Francis Nowlan that had previously been featured in comic strips, novellas, a serial film, and on television and radio.

  16. Buford and the Galloping Ghost

    Buford and the Galloping Ghost (1979)


    Buford and the Galloping Ghost is an American Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which aired on NBC from February 3, 1979 to September 1, 1979 on NBC. It contained the following two 15-minute segments:

  17. California Fever

    California Fever (1979)


    California Fever is an American teen drama series that ran on CBS in 1979. The show featured a group of Los Angeles teenagers living an exotic life of disco, the beach, the opposite sex and music. The series was short-lived, lasting only 10 episodes.

  18. Casper and the Angels

    Casper and the Angels (1979)


    Casper and the Angels is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and aired for one season (1979–80) on NBC. Casper the Friendly Ghost was a guardian angel for two female motorcycle space cops named Minnie (who was rather ditzy and had a Southern accent) and Maxie (who was a much more intelligent African-American woman) in the year 2179. They were joined by a rambunctious ghost named Hairy Scary, who would scare villains and troublemakers, but unlike most other ghosts, was accepting of the fact that Casper was a gentle ghost who did not like to scare people. The show was apparently Hanna-Barbera's second attempt to cash in on the popularity of Charlie's Angels, the first being Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (Laurel Page also voiced for that show).

  19. CBS News Sunday Morning

    CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)


    CBS News Sunday Morning is an American television newsmagazine program created by Robert Northshield and original host Charles Kuralt. The program has aired continuously since January 28, 1979, on CBS, and airs Sundays from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Eastern and Pacific (8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Central and Mountain). The current host of the show is Charles Osgood, who took over duties from Kuralt upon his retirement on April 3, 1994, and has since surpassed Kuralt's tenure as host.

  20. CBS Schoolbreak Special

    CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)


    CBS Schoolbreak Special is an American anthology series for teenagers that aired on CBS from April 1980 to January 1996. The series began under the title CBS Afternoon Playhouse, and was changed during the 1984 - 85 season. The concept was very similar to ABC's Afterschool Special.

  21. Celebrity Whew!

    Celebrity Whew! (1979)


    Whew! is an American game show that aired on CBS from April 23, 1979, until May 30, 1980. It was hosted by Tom Kennedy and announced by Rod Roddy.

  22. Children of Fire Mountain

    Children of Fire Mountain (1979)


    Children of Fire Mountain was a 13 part miniseries from New Zealand made in 1979. In the UK it was screened by the BBC in 1980, and repeated on Channel 4 in 1989. That year it received the Feltex Television Awards for "Best Drama", "Best Script", and Terence Cooper as "Best Actor" for his role as Sir Charles Pemberton.

  23. Chor Lauheung

    Chor Lauheung (1979)


    Chor Lau-heung is a Hong Kong television series adapted from Chu Liuxiang Chuanqi of Gu Long's Chu Liuxiang novel series. Adam Cheng starred as the titular protagonist, Chor Lau-heung (Cantonese for "Chu Liuxiang"). The series was first broadcast on TVB on September 3, 1979.

  24. Chut doi seung giu

    Chut doi seung giu (1979)


    The Twins is a Hong Kong television series adapted from Gu Long's novel Juedai Shuangjiao. The series was first aired on TVB in Hong Kong on 6 May 1979.

  25. Co-ed Fever

    Co-ed Fever (1979)


    Co-Ed Fever is an American sitcom that aired on CBS in 1979. The series attempted to capitalize on the success of the motion picture National Lampoon's Animal House. It was the third of three "frat house" comedy series to air in early 1979 (the others were ABC's Delta House and NBC's Brothers and Sisters). CBS cancelled Co-Ed Fever after only one episode, and all three series were off the air by the end of April 1979. The series was so low rated it never made it to its regular time slot, Monday night, instead having aired as a "special preview" the night before.

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