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TV Seasons

1997

1997/98 – Seinfeld was #1 on NBC Thursday.

Note: Any BOLD shows were cancelled in 1997 season; Ellen was cancelled in the fourth season.

Anniversary:

COPS celebrated ten years on FOX.

Inside Edition celebrated ten years in syndication.

Later celebrated ten years on NBC.

Murphy Brown celebrated ten years on CBS; her last.

60 Minutes celebrated thirty years on CBS.

Unsolved Mysteries celebrated ten years on TV.

Fight Night celebrated fifteen years on NBC.

Wheel Of Fortune celebrated fifteen years in syndication.

Biggest New Hit: Veronica’s Closet was #3 on NBC Thursday. This show marked the return of Kirstie Alley to NBC. She was previously on Cheers; she replaced Shelley Long on that show.

British Ties:

Cracker was based on Cracker; the British version was seen on A&E.

Stressed Eric was based on the BBC cartoon.

Whose Line Is It Anyway was based on Whose Line Is It Anyway. Some of regulars appeared on the British version too.

Movies to TV:

The Magnificent Seven: The Series was based on the 1960 Yul Brynner movie. Robert Vaughn was in the movie, but he played a different character in the series.

Police Academy: The Series was based on the seven Police Academy movies. Michael Winslow reprised his role for the series.

Timecop was based on the 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme movie.

Name Change: News Saturday Night to News Thursday Night in June 1998. Two months later, it became ABC News Summer Thursday.

The Return:

Candid Camera returned to CBS with the hosts, Peter Funk and Suzanne Somers. Peter is the son of Candid Camera creator, Allen Funk.

Due South returned to syndication for another season. It last aired on CBS from 1994–1996.

Stacy Keach returned to his famous role in the syndication version of Mike Hammer. He was last seen as Mike Hammer from 1984–1987.

Simultaneous: Kathy Najimy was on two series at one time – King Of The Hill and Veronica’s Closet. She is the voice of Peggy Hill since January 1997.

Tidbits:

Seinfeld is the third show to go out on top; the others were I Love Lucy and The Andy Griffith Show.

413 Hope Street, created by Damon Wayans, ended on January 1, 1998, Thursday, my sister’s birthday. Happy New Year!

After the huge success of Dateline NBC on multi nights, 20/20 started a second night on Thursday. The following season, Primetime Live was folded into 20/20 and 20/20 was on multi nights.

Ricky Aiello is the father of Danny Aiello; they are no kin on the series, Dellaventura.

C–16 was shown in letter–box format.

Four Corners was Ann–Margret's first series. George Burns discovered her in November 1960 at the Northwestern University in a campus musical. Some says it was a nightclub.

Ami Brabson joined the cast of Homicide: Life On The Street. Her husband, Andre Braugher, was an original cast member. They played husband/wife on the show.

Earth: Final Contact was developed from a never–produced script written by the Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry.

 

 

1997/98 Fall Season

One Season (1997/98)

Alley McBeal – 1997–2002, FOX, legal comedy/drama, Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann

Between Brothers – 1997/98, FOX; 1999, UPN, comedy, Kadeem Hardison

Dharma & Greg – 1997–2002, ABC, comedy, Thomas Gibson, Jenna Elfman

Working – 1997–1999, NBC, comedy, Fred Savage

The World’s Funniest – 1997–2000, FOX, comedy, James Brown

 

Cancelled TV Series

Alright, Already – WB, comedy, Carol Leifer

Brooklyn South – CBS, police drama, James B. Sikking

Built To Last – NBC, comedy, 3 episodes, Royale Watkins

C-16 – ABC, police drama, Eric Roberts, D.B. Sweeney

Cracker – ABC, detective drama, Robert Pastorelli

Dellaventura – CBS, detective drama, Danny Aiello, Ricky Aiello

413 Hope Street – FOX, drama, Richard Roundtree, Jesse L. Martin

George & Leo – CBS, comedy, Bob Newhart, Judd Hirsh, Jason Bateman

The Gregory Hines Show – CBS, comedy, Gregory Hines

Good News – UPN, comedy, Roz Ryan

Head Over Heels – UPN, comedy, Eva LaRue

Hiller And Diller – ABC, comedy, Kevin Nealon

Hitz – UPN, comedy, Andrew Dice Clay

Jenny – NBC, comedy, Jenny McCarthy, George Harrison

Meego – CBS, comedy, 6 episodes, Bronson Pinchot, Ed Begley, Jr.

Michael Hayes – CBS, legal drama, David Caruso

Nothing Scared – ABC, religious drama, Bruce Altman

Over The Top – ABC, comedy, 4 episodes, Tim Curry, Annie Potts

Players – NBC, police drama, Ice T

Public Eye With Bryant Gumbel – CBS, newsmagazine, Bryant Gumbel

Sleepwalkers – NBC, sci-fi, 2 episodes, Naomi Watts

Teen Angel – ABC, comedy, Maureen McCormick

Timecop – ABC, sci-fi, T.W. King

The Tom Show – WB, comedy, Tom Arnold, Ed McMahon

The Tony Danza Show – NBC, drama, Tony Danza, Dean Stockwell

Total Security – ABC, detective drama, James Belushi, Tracey Needham

Union Square – NBC, comedy, Harriet Sansom Harris

The Visitor – FOX, sci-fi, John Corbett

You Wish – ABC, comedy, Jerry Van Dyke

 

5 out of 34 new series SURVIVED for 1998/99

ABC – 1/10, Dharma & Greg

CBS – 0/7,

FOX – 3/5, Alley McBeal, Between Brothers & World’s Funniest

NBC – 1/7, Working

UPN – 0/3,

WB – 0/2,

 

Mid season shows

Candid Camera – February 1998–2000, CBS; Jan 2000–2004, PAX, humor, Peter Funt

Dawson’s Creek – January 1998–2003, WB, drama, James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes

For Your Love – March/May 1998, NBC; 1998–2002, WB, comedy, Holly Robinson Peete

Fox Files – July 1998–1999, FOX, newsmagazine, Catherine Crier

Getting Personal – April 1998 – Oct 1999, FOX, comedy, Vivica A. Fox, Jon Cryer

Guinness World Records: Primetime – July 1998–2001, FOX, audience participation, Cris Collinsworth

Kids Say The Darndest Things – January 1998–2000, CBS, comedy, Bill Cosby

Lateline – March 1998–1999, NBC, comedy, Al Franklin, Robert Foxworth

Love Boat: The Next Wave – April 1998–1999, UPN, comedy, Robert Urich

The Magnificent Seven: The Series – January 1998–1999, CBS, western, Ron Perlman

News Saturday Night – January 1998–1999, ABC, newsmagazine, Forrest Sawyer

Two Guys, A Girl & A Pizza Place – March 1998–2001, comedy, Julius Carry

Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Summer of 1998–2004, ABC, comedy/quiz, Drew Carey, Wayne Brady

World’s Wildest Police Videos – April 1998–2001, FOX, police documentary, John Bunnell

 

Cancelled Mid Season Shows

Ask Harriet – FOX, comedy, 5 episodes, Anthony Tyler Quinn

The Closer – CBS, comedy, Tom Selleck, Edward Asner

Damon – FOX, comedy, Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier

Four Corners – CBS, drama, 2 episodes, Ann–Margret

House Rules – NBC, comedy, Maria Pitillo

Invasion America – WB, cartoon, Mikey Kelly, Lorenzo Lamas

Kelly Kelly – WB, comedy, 7 episodes, Shelly Long, Robert Hays

Maximum Bob – ABC, legal drama/comedy, 7 episodes, Beau Bridges

Prey – ABC, sci fi, Debra Messing

Push – ABC, drama, 3 episodes, Jason Behr, Maureen Flannigan

The Ruby Wax Show – FOX, interview, 5 episodes, Ruby Wax

Significant Others – FOX, comedy, 3 episodes, Jennifer Garner

The Simple Life – CBS, comedy, 7 episodes, Judith Light, Sara Rue

Sleepwalkers – NBC. sci fi, 2 episodes, Naomi Watts

Stressed Eric – NBC, cartoon, 3 episodes, Hank Azaria

Style & Substance – CBS, comedy, 12 episodes, Jean Smart, Nancy McKeon

That's Life – ABC, comedy, 5 episodes, Nadia Dajani

Three – WB, foreign intrigue, 8 episodes, Bumper Robinson

You're The One – WB, comedy, 2 episodes, Elon Gold

 

Cable

Austin Stories – MTV, comedy, Laura House

Behind The Music – 1997–2003, VH1, documentary, Jim Forbes

Celebrity Deathmatch – May 1998–2002, MTV, puppets, Maurice Schlafer

Cow And Chicken – 1997–1999, Cartoon, cartoon, Charlie Adler

Journey Of Allen Strange – 1997–2000, Nickelodeon, adventure, Shane Sweet

My Generation – VH1, quiz, Craig Shoemaker

New Attitudes – March 1998–1999, Lifetime, magazine, Leanza Cornett

Oak Ridge Boys Live From Las Vegas – April 1998–1999, TNN, variety, Duane Allen

Sins Of The City – USA, detective drama, 9 episodes, Marcus Graham

South Park – 1997–present, Comedy Central, cartoon, Trey Parker, Matt Stone

Stargate SG–1 – 1997–2002, Showtime; 2002–2007, Sci Fi, sci fi, Richard Dean Anderson

The Super Adventure Team – MTV, puppets, 6 episodes, Tim Marx

Win Ben Stein's Money – 1997–2003, Comedy Central, quiz, Ben Stein

 

Syndication

Conan: The Adventurer – syndication, adventure, Ralf Moeller

Disney's Honey, I Shrunk The Kids – 1997–2000, syndicated, comedy/sci fi, Peter Scolari

Due South – syndication, crime drama, Paul Gross

Earth: Final Conflict – 1997–2002, syndication, sci-fi, Lisa Howard

Fame L.A. – syndication, drama, William R. Moses

Ghost Stories – syndication, supernatural anthology, Rip Torn

Looking Beyond – syndication, supernatural magazine, Linda Bonnell

The Magic Hour – syndication, talk, Magic Johnson

Mike Hammer: Private Eye – syndication, detective drama, Stacy Keach

Mounties – 1997–2000, syndication, police documentary, Constable Janice Armstrong

Nightman – 1997–1999, syndication, adventure, Matt McColm

Pensacola: Wings Of Gold – 1997–2000, syndication, military drama, James Brolin

The People's Court – 1997–present, syndication, courtroom, Edward Koch

Police Academy: The Series – syndication, comedy, Matt Borlenghi

Soldier Of Fortune, Inc. – 1997–1999, syndication, adventure, Brad Johnson

Team Knight Rider – syndication, adventure, Duane Davis, Nia Vardalos

Wild Things – 1997–2000, syndication, wildlife documentary

 

Late Night

The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show – syndication, talk, Keenen Ivory Wayans

Vibe – syndication, talk/music, Chris Spencer

 

Two Seasons (1996/97)

Access Hollywood – 1996–present, syndication, magazine

The Adventures Of Sinbad – 1996–1998, syndication, fantasy adventure

America's Dumbest Criminals – 1996–2000, syndication, comedy/police

Angry Beavers – April 1997–2001, Nickelodeon, cartoon

The Big Easy – 1996–1997, USA, crime drama

Bounty Hunters – 1996–1998, syndication, reality

Buffy, The Vampire Slayer – March 1997–2001, WB; 2001–2003, UPN, supernatural

Clueless – 1996/97, ABC; 1997–1999, UPN, comedy

Cosby 1996–2000, CBS, comedy

Daria – March 1997–2001, MTV, cartoon

Dexter's Laboratory – 1996–1998, Cartoon, cartoon

Early Edition – 1996–2000, CBS, fantasy/adventure

Everybody Loves Raymond – 1996–2005, CBS, comedy

FX: The Series – 1996–1998, syndication, crime drama

Fired Up – April 1997–1998, NBC, comedy

The Jamie Foxx Show – 1996–2001, WB, comedy

Just Shoot Me – March 1997–2003, NBC, comedy

Kenan & Kel – 1996–2000, Nickelodeon, comedy

La Femme Nikita – January 1997–2001, USA, adventure/espionage

Loveline – 1996–2000, MTV, advice

Malcolm and Eddie – 1996–2000, UPN, comedy

Men Behaving Badly – 1996–1998, NBC, comedy

Millennium – 1996–1999, FOX, police drama

The New Adventures Of Robin Hood – January 1997–1998, TNT, adventure

Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher – 1996–1998, WB, comedy

PSI Factor: Chronicles Of The Paranormal – 1996–2000, syndication, supernatural

Pacific Blue – 1996–2000, USA, crime drama

The Practice – March 1997–2004, ABC, legal drama

The Pretender – 1996–2000, NBC, sci-fi

Profiler – 1996–2000, NBC, police drama

Promised Land – 1996–1999, CBS, adventure

The RuPaul Show – 1996–1998, VH1, talk

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch – 1996–2000, ABC; 2000–2003, WB, comedy

7th Heaven – 1996–2006, WB; 2006–present, CW, drama

Smart Guy – April 1997–1999, WB, comedy

Something So Right – 1996/97, NBC; 1997/98, ABC, comedy

Soul Man – April 1997–1998, ABC, comedy

Sparks – 1996–1998, UPN, comedy

Spin City – 1996–2002, ABC, comedy

The Steve Harvey Show – 1996–2002, WB, comedy

Strange Universe – 1996–1998, syndication, paranormal magazine

Suddenly Susan – 1996–2000, NBC, comedy

Viper – 1996 –1999, syndication, police drama/sci-fi

Yesterday & Today – March 1997–1998, TNN, music documentary

 

Three Seasons (1995/96)

Caroline in the City – 1995–1999, NBC, comedy

The Daily Show – July 1996–present, Comedy Central, comedy

The Drew Carey Show – 1995–2004, ABC, comedy

JAG – 1995/96, NBC; 1996–2005, CBS, legal drama

King Of The Hill – January 1996–present, FOX, cartoon

LAPD: Life On The Beat – 1995–1999, syndication, police documentary

Life And Times Of... – January 1996–2001, Nashville, biography

Mad TV – 1995–present, FOX, comedy

Moesha – January 1996–2001, UPN, comedy

The Naked Truth – 1995/96, ABC; January 1997–1998, NBC, comedy

Nash Bridges – March 1996–2001, CBS, police drama

The Outer Limits – 1995–2001, Showtime; 2001/02, Sci-Fi Channel, sci-fi

Poltergeist: The Legacy – 1995–1998, Showtime; 1999, Sci Fi, sci fi

Prime Time Country – January 1996–1999, TNN, variety

Remember WENN – January 1996–1998, AMC, comedy/drama

Save Our Streets – 1995–1999, syndication, informational

The Sentinel – March 1996–1999, UPN, sci-fi/police drama

3rd Rock from the Sun – January 1996–2001, NBC, comedy

 

Four Seasons (1994/95)

All That – December 1994–2000, Nickelodeon, comedy/variety

Chicago Hope – 1994–2000, CBS, medical drama

Cybill – January 1995–1998, CBS, comedy

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist – May 1995–1999, Comedy Central, cartoon

ER – 1994–present, NBC, medical drama

Entertainers With Byron Allen – 1994–present, syndication, celebrity talk

Extra – 1994–present, syndication, news/gossip

Friends – 1994–2004, NBC, comedy

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – January 1995–2000, syndication, adventure

The Late Late Show With Tom Synder – January 1995–1999, CBS, talk

New York Undercover – 1994–1998, FOX, police drama

NewsRadio – March 1995–1999, NBC, comedy

The Parent 'Hood – January 1995–1999, WB, comedy

Party of Five – 1994–2000, FOX, drama

The Secret World Of Alex Mack – 1994–1998, Nickelodeon, comedy/adventure

Star Trek: Voyager – January 1995–2001, UPN, sci-fi

Touched by an Angel – 1994–2003, CBS, fantasy

The Wayans Bros. – January 1995–1999, WB, comedy

Unhappily Ever After – January 1995–1999, WB, comedy

 

Five Seasons (1993/94)

American Journal – 1993–1998, syndication, magazine

Boy Meets World – 1993–2000, ABC, comedy

Diagnosis: Murder – October 1993–2000, CBS, detective drama

Ellen – March 1994–1998, ABC, comedy

Frasier – 1993–2004, NBC, comedy

Grace Under Fire – 1993–1998, ABC, comedy

The John Larroquette Show – 1993–1997, NBC, comedy

Late Show With David Letterman – 1993–present, CBS, talk

Living Single – 1993–1998, FOX, comedy

NYPD Blue – 1993–2005, ABC, crime drama

The Nanny – 1993–1999, CBS, comedy

Politically Incorrect – January 1997–2002, ABC, comedy/talk

Rivera Live – February 1994–2001, CNBC, talk

Sister, Sister – April 1994–1995, ABC; 1995–1999, WB, comedy

Weird Science – March 1994–1998, USA, comedy

The X Files – 1993–2002, FOX, fantasy drama

 

Six Seasons (1992/93)

Babylon 5 – January 1993–1998, syndication, sci-fi

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman – Jan 1993–1998, CBS, western

Fishin' With Orlando Wilson – January 1993–2000, TNN, fishing

Highlander – 1992–1998, Syndication, adventure

Homicide: Life on the Street – January 1993–1999, NBC, police drama

Mad About You – 1992–1999, NBC, comedy

The Shadetree Mechanic – 1992–2000, TNN, instruction

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Jan 1993–1999, Syndication, sci-fi

Walker, Texas Ranger – April 1993–2001, CBS, crime drama

 

Seven Seasons (1991/92)

Baywatch – 1991–2001, Syndication, adventure

Dateline NBC – March 1992–present, NBC, newsmagazine

Emergency With Alex Paen – 1991–1998, syndicated, documentary

Home Improvement – 1991–1999, ABC, comedy

Melrose Place – July 1992–1999, FOX, soap

Silk Stalkings – 1991–1999, USA, crime drama

The Statler Brothers Show – 1991–1999, TNN, variety

Step By Step – 1991–1997, ABC; 1997/98, CBS, comedy

Talk Soap – December 1991–2002, E!, comedy

 

Eight Seasons (1990/91)

Beverly Hills 90210 – 1990–2000, FOX, soap

Club Dance – April 1991–1999, TNN, dance

Law & Order – 1990–present, NBC, crime drama

 

Nine Seasons (1989/90)

America’s Funniest Home Videos – January 1990–1999, ABC, comedy

Family Matters – 1989–1997, ABC; 1997/98, CBS, comedy

Hard Copy – 1989–1999, Syndication – weekdays, newsmagazine

Mystery Science Theater 3000 – February 1997–1999, sci fi, comedy

Prime Time Live – 1989–1998, ABC, newsmagazine

Seinfeld – May 1990–1998, NBC, comedy

The Simpsons – Dec 1989–present, FOX, cartoon

Supermarket Sweep – February 1990–1998, Lifetime, quiz

 

Ten Seasons (1988/89)

COPS – March 1989–present, FOX, police reality

Inside Edition – January 1989–present, syndication, newsmagazine

Later – 1996–2000, NBC, talk

Murphy Brown – Nov 1988–1998, CBS, comedy

Unsolved Mysteries – 1988–1997, NBC; April 1998–1999, CBS, public service

 

Eleven Seasons (1987/88)

America’s Most Wanted – April 1988–present, FOX, public service

48 Hours – Jan 1988–present, CBS, newsmagazine

 

Twelve Seasons (1986/87)

Siskel & Ebert – 1986–1999, syndication, commentary

 

Fourteen Seasons (1984/85)

The George Michael Sports Machine – 1991–present, syndication, sports highlights

Jeopardy – 1984–present, syndication, game

Larry King Live – June 1985–present, CNN, discussion

Showbiz Today – 1984–2001, CNN, newsmagazine

 

Fifteen Seasons (1983/84)

Friday Night – 1983–2000, NBC, music

Wheel Of Fortune – 1983–present, syndication, game

 

Seventeen Seasons (1981/82)

Entertainment Tonight – 1981–present, Syndication, news/gossip

Late Night With Conan O'Brien – 1993–2009, NBC, talk

 

Twenty one Seasons (1977/78)

20/20 – June 1978–present, ABC, newsmagazine

 

Twenty three Seasons (1975/76)

Saturday Night Live – 1975–present, NBC, variety

 

Twenty eight Seasons (1970/71)

Monday Night Football – 1970–2006, ABC, sports

 

Thirty Seasons (1968/69)

60 Minutes – 1968–present, CBS, newsmagazine

 

Forty four Seasons (1954/55)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno – May 1992–2009, NBC, talk/variety

 

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