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Funny what you don't remember, I watched WTB? faithfully but don't recall PD coming on right after it.  

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I don't think that schedule lasted long. All of the Tuesday night shows faired poorly.

 

Jessie was taken off the air and Paper Dolls went to 10pm. Who's the Boss moved to 8pm.

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And oof, Three's a Crowd was a stinker.  I have a place in my heart for the cast but... nah.

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I just rewatched the Mariel Hemingway episode of SNL which she hosted around the premiere of CPW.  It struck me that today neither CBS nor NBC would allow the cross promotion.  The jokes about CPW make it seem like the show will be around forever.  Lastly, although Mariel was the star but she wasn't the funniest in the cast; maybe hosting should have left to other castmates.

 

It is difficult for me to even compare the two versions of CPW.  The second half was moved around without much promotion during midsummer and I stopped paying attention.  It is interesting that the show was attempting to be so contemporary that everything seems instantly dated.  The Tom Ford for Gucci wardrobe, the low riding pants, the Upper West Side, publishing in New York and the re-boot that focused on an older cast; all seem amusing through a 2018 lens.

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On 3/22/2018 at 2:44 PM, j swift said:

I just rewatched the Mariel Hemingway episode of SNL which she hosted around the premiere of CPW.  It struck me that today neither CBS nor NBC would allow the cross promotion.  The jokes about CPW make it seem like the show will be around forever.  Lastly, although Mariel was the star but she wasn't the funniest in the cast; maybe hosting should have left to other castmates.

 

At this time SNL was in a real mess so they were probably more lenient. 

 

Bibi Besch interview about The Hamptons.

 

 

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FLAMINGO ROAD

JANUARY 6, 1981-JULY 13, 1982   NBC

TRURO, FLORIDA

 

 

Annie ___ Allison      Marte Boyle Slout

Mr. Allison       Ed Kenney

Dr. Charlie Austin     Bill Morey     (doctor, Constance)

 

 

Nurse Baldwin   Kasey Rogers

Charlie Banks    William Windom

John Barker     Paul Sorenson

Remington Bartlett   Joel Fabiani

Jenny Bingham   Janis Paige

Harrison Brand    Charles Cioffi

Bud Braxton    Bill McLaughlin

Mr. Burns        ?????    Season 2 Episode 20

 

 

Senator Andrew Carlyle      Never Seen   Field's father

Constance Weldon Carlyle   Morgan Fairchild

Fielding Carlyle     Mark Harmon

_____ Chandler    Ernie Hudson    (worked for Julia Porter)

Frank Coyle     Michael Delano

Brad Crane      Dana Elcar   reporter

Frank Crawley      Lew Brown

Cassie Curtis    Never Seen     Sam's sister

Lane Ballou Curtis   Cristina Raines

Sam Curtis    John Beck

Vanessa ____ Curtis     Andra Akers        Sam's former wife/friend

                                        Tricia Noble

 

 

Mike Drucker   Sandy Ward

 

 

Mr. Eddie   Dallas Allinder     hairdresser

Tom Edwards    David Selby    Michael Tyrone's father (Flashback)

 

Bodie Forslin      Mace Barrett 

Vincent Franko     ???????    radio announcer      Season 1, Episode 12   

 

 

Dr. Godfrey    John Carter       doctor during the quarantine

 

 

Earl Handy   Pete Munro              drunk driver

Bill Hart    Lyman Ward

Mrs. Hart   Nancy Stephens 

Arlene ___ Hunter        Sharon Acker

Scott Hunter    Peter Horton

Tim Hunter      Robert Rockwell

 

 

Alice___ Kovacs        Marcia Rodd

Christie  Kovacs    Denise Galik

 

 

Mrs. Larsen    ??????      Season 2, Episode 9

Juan Lopez   Charles Castillo

Senor Lorca   Alejandro Rey

 

 

 

Richard Marcal     David J. Bowman            news anchor

Ed Massey   Lee Weaver

Tim McCray            Paul Marin

Beth McDonald    Sandra Kearns

Luis Melendez     J. Victor Lopez

 

 

Jake Polanski     James Ingersoll

Julia Porter     Esther Rolle

Senator Potter    Stacy Keach, Sr.

Tony Prado    Joel Bailey     handyman, Christie's ex

Dr. Pressman   Victoria Racimo

 

 

Clayton Remy     John Scott

Senator Roberts   William Phipps

Steve Rogers     Richard Young     physical therapist   Constance

Joe Ryan     John Furlong

 

 

Ernesto Sanchez    William Marquez

Julio Sanchez        Fernando Allendo

Luis Sanchez     Julio  Medina

Lupe _____ Sanchez    Carmen Zapata

Lute Mae Sanders     Stella Stevens

Dr. Sandor      Ryan MacDonald

Sheriff Titus Semple     Howard Duff

Mr.  Sharkey    Pat Corley         loan shark

Dr. Shules   Corinne (Camacho) Michaels

Pat Simmons    Melinda O. Fee     reporter

Bill Skelton   Tom Regan

Mr. Slade    Mike Baseleon

Frank Smith    Ben Powers

Wayne Stern   Mike Kellin

Louise ___ Stone      Beverly Garland

Sande Swanson    Cynthia Sikes

Dr. Sweeney      Edmund Stoiber       Field's doctor

 

 

Yukio Tanoshi               Mako

Annabelle Troy              Dianne Kay

Mary ___ Troy           Alice Hirson

Carl Turner             Jason Bernard

George Turner        J. Lamont Johnson

Deputy Ron Tyler        John Shearin

Michael (Edwards) Tyrone        David Selby

Elmo Tyson     Peter Donat        

Lillian ____ Tyson         Never Seen      Late wife of Elmo

 

 

Paul Van Zandt            Paul Lambert

Vinnie Vincent       Paul Kent

 

 

Nick Walker        Joe Penny
Terry _____ Walker     Judith Chapman

Alicia Sanchez Weldon        Gina Gallego

Claude Weldon        Kevin McCarthy

Eudora Flowers Weldon     Barbara Rush

Skipper Weldon      Woody Brown

Tim Whitfield        Milt Oberman

Mona Williams          Toni Sawyer
Sam Winters

 

 

Alma  (Lane's cellmate)    Melba Moore

Antonio    (Julio's friend)   Jimmy Ortega

April   (with Skipper during the hurricane)      ?????

Billie Jo   (escort, Lute Mae's)   Myra Shelton

Billy (guy at firing range)   Huck Liggett

Bob  (deputy)   Curtis Taylor 

Bob  (reporter)   Erwin Fuller

Candy (escort, Lute Mae's)   Karen Rushmore

Charlie   (music mixer)    Drew Katzman

Chet    (insurance man)     Chris Capen

Gareth  (Michael's employee)   John McCann

Jasper   (Weldon Butler)    Glenn Robards

Jeff   (Curtis construction)    ?????      Season 2, Episode 22

Jenny   (librarian)    Roberta Jean Williams

Jim    (construction foreman)   Richard Milholland

Jimmy     (aide, Field)    ??????

Joaquin   (Cuban gang)      Paul Liapis

Joey    (friend, Skipper)     Ken Lesko

Kelly (tennis partner)     Season 2, Episode 8

Liza   (tennis, Constance)    Judith Marie Bergen

Marsha  (aide, Field)   Niva Ruschell

Matt (Barber)      Michael Griswold

Mike  (deputy)     Michael J. McDonough

Nick   (state policeman)    Taylor Lacher

Paul  (Michael's Crony)   Ed Hooks

Pete   (owned the local diner)    Norman Alden

Phil   (Bartender, Lute Mae's)    Charlie Robinson

Preston   (businessman)   Eddy C. Dyer

R.L.   (rode a bronco)   R.L. Tolbert

Randolph (Michael's Butler) Joel Marston

Robin  (hooker)    Kat Sawyer-Young

Roger   (hit on Constance)   Joe Handy

Ronnie  (crash cart)    Steve Yosher

Roxy   (+Frank Coyle)   Lane Binkley

Sandy    (escort, Lute Mae's)   Marlene (Kisker) Clark

Sarah (bank teller)    Kathy Taylor-Jones

Tiny  (bartender)    Royce D. Applegate

W.D.    (friend , Skipper)   Danil Torppe

 

 

 

 

Aide (Tanoshi)   ????   Season 2, Episode 14

          (Senator)    Peter Fox

Airport Man      Raphael Baker

Apartment  Manager   Bob McClurg

Arsonist   John Lisbon Wood

Auctioneer    Walker Edmiston

Bus Station Clerk   Kurt Smildsin

Carnival Barker    Will Gerard

Construction Worker    Michael J. McDonough

Controlled Bucking Bronco    Bucklind Beery

Crewman   (Curtis Construction)   Warren Munson

Croupier    Scott Arthur Allen

Cuban Kid      ?????        Season 2 Episode 5

                         ????                         v

                         ?????                        v

                        ????                           v

Date (Michael)    ??????     Season 2   Episode 6

Deputy Ranger    ????????   Season 2 Episode 18

Desk Clerk  (Tallahassee)   Vernon Weddle

                       ??     Chase Randolph

                                 Steve Fifield

Doctor      Don Fox Green

             (tested for poisons) William H. Bassett

              (Skipper)      Noel Conlan

               (Eudora)    Bruce Gray

Driver  (Harrison)   Bernard Ehrhard

Drummer             Mickey Jones

Election Newscaster     Clate Roberts

EMT        Steven Kelly

ER Nurse               Betty A. Bridges

                     Dorothy Meyer

Employee (Michael)   Walter Scott

         (Harrison B. )   Robert O'Reilley

Escort (Lute Mae's)  Pat Colbert

                                    Myra Chasen

Friend   (Roger)   Tom Kindle

Gangbanger   Louis A.  Rivera       

Gas Station Attendant     Ed Hooks

Guy at Lute Mae's with Christie     Carmen Pecchio

Helicopter Pilot     Tom Scott

Horse Auctioneer     Leonard Gaines

Hotel Waitress    Dee Biederback

Jogger (helped Alicia)   David Winn
Laughing Man     Gary Waynesmith

Limousine Driver   Robert Broyles

Man in Hotel Bar     Robert Ackerman

         in hurricane     Parley Baer

          at Lute Mae's   J.P Bumstead

         interviewed      Don Dolan

         on street    James Hess

          in bar    Ron Joseph

           in Honky Tonk  Bar     Clifford Happy

           at ice machine       Season 1, Episode 12

Mechanic    Don Blakely

           (worked on Sam's plane)   Norman Alexander Gibbs

Minister   (Skipper/Alicia)      Father Bob Curtis

                          James Haynes

Musician          Rodney Saulsberry

Nurse      Rosemary  (Alexander) Lovell (Constance)

                  Duchess Dale

                  Anita Jesse              (Lute Mae)

Paramedic           Jack Lucarelli

Pie Thrower      Ronald Spivey

Pilot (Sam)         John Davis Chandler

Ranger                   Jack O"Leary

Reporter               Al Berry

                                Gregory   Braendel

                                Jerry Hoffman

                                Michael J. McDonough

                                Timothy O'Hagan

                                Lynn Siebel

                                 Dale Reynolds

Resident (doctor)   Jeff Austin

Secretary    Judith Doty               (Claude)

Senator          Rayford Barnes   

Steward    Larry Turk

Telephone Operator       Season 1 Episode13

Tennis with Constance   Jeanine Anderson

                                          Anne Wyndham

Truck Driver   Russell Shannon

                          Tom Roy Lowe 

Valet at Country Club         Matthew Faison

Woman with Tanoshi     ???????      Season 2 Episode 14

                                             v

                                              v

                  at Eudora's     Sari Price

                at Monte Carlo Party    Teri Ann Linn

                   in hurricane Frances Bay

Workman at Carnival   Randy Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also:  

Nick Agnotti

Barbara Beaman

Gregory Biondi

Ray Lynch

Sara Miller

Alice Nunn

Don Starr

Derek Thompson

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Here's various Magnavox ads with John Bennett Perry looking handsome and sparkly-eyed (about what he did on Paper Dolls...).

 

 

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Beacon Hill article. Broadcasting magazine Nov 75

 

Who's to blame for `Beacon Hill'?

Bob Wood doesn't know what went wrong with the season's most ballyhooed new show; the creator blames the producer and vice -versa.

Robert D. Wood, the president of CBS - TV, is the man who had to make the decision to cancel Beacon Hill, and "I'm sick about it," he says. "With the departure of Beacon Hill, a little bit of me went with it." "I couldn't fault the intention of the series or the production, which was superbly mounted," Mr. Wood goes on. "There was some lint- picking about the writing on the part of some critics, but as far as I'm concerned it was the Tiffany of TV series. And in all my years in the business, I don't remember a series getting as much promotion or as much advance notice in the consumer press. "But the public simply rejected it. Watching the audience decline each week was like watching the rungs of a stepladder going down" Mr. Wood says he doesn't want to play Monday- morning quarterback on the reasons why Beacon Hill didn't attract a mass audience.

 

"Maybe we were too ambitious," he says. But the creator of Beacon Hill, Sidney  Carroll, says it could have survived if the producers had only followed his original plan. As Mr. Carroll explains it, he scripted the two -hour pilot and then wrote out plot outlines for the first 13 episodes of Beacon Hill. He got involved in the production of the pilot and says he was quite satisfied with how it turned out. He cites the episode's 23.1 rating and 42 share (on Monday, Aug. 25, 9 -11 p.m., NYT) as one of the indicators that "the general public liked the people in the pilot." But between the completion of the pilot and the start of production on the first episode, according to Mr. Carroll, the producer, Jacqueline Babbin, changed the plot outlines he had written. "When I saw how the first two finished scripts differed from the way I outlined them," he says, "I walked off the series." In Mr. Carroll's eyes, the likeable characters he had created in the pilot were turned into "a lot of stinkers. They became nasty and sad and stupid."

 

Ms. Babbin sees things a little differently. "Sidney's plots were charming little stories that could've filled 20 minutes out of each hour," she says. "But CBS wanted stronger material, stories with more bite, more guts to them." Both Ms. Babbin and Alan Wagner, the CBS vice president closest to the series, disagree with Mr. Carroll about the quality of the two -hour pilot. "With 19 characters to be introduced, it was like a French -farce situation," she says. "The characters ended up being unsympathetic because the viewer wasn't given enough time to understand any of them. And CBS over - promoted and ballyhooed the pilot to the point of stupidity." "It was really an error on our part to open up with an episode populated with with so many characters," adds Mr. Wagner. "Everything became complicated, the public got confused and you couldn't follow the characters without a scorecard" Mr. Wagner points to a second "major error." "The series didn't find its direction early enough," he says. "The first batch of episodes were placed in too small a frame and were on too small a scale to interest an audience in 1975." Ms. Babbin adds that the public didn't know what to make of Beacon Hill's characters because "they were too real - they weren't like the cardboard cut -outs you usually see in TV series, who seem to spend all their time in fast cars."

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On 11/19/2018 at 7:21 AM, Paul Raven said:

Beacon Hill article. Broadcasting magazine Nov 75

 

Who's to blame for `Beacon Hill'?

Bob Wood doesn't know what went wrong with the season's most ballyhooed new show; the creator blames the producer and vice -versa.

Robert D. Wood, the president of CBS - TV, is the man who had to make the decision to cancel Beacon Hill, and "I'm sick about it," he says. "With the departure of Beacon Hill, a little bit of me went with it." "I couldn't fault the intention of the series or the production, which was superbly mounted," Mr. Wood goes on. "There was some lint- picking about the writing on the part of some critics, but as far as I'm concerned it was the Tiffany of TV series. And in all my years in the business, I don't remember a series getting as much promotion or as much advance notice in the consumer press. "But the public simply rejected it. Watching the audience decline each week was like watching the rungs of a stepladder going down" Mr. Wood says he doesn't want to play Monday- morning quarterback on the reasons why Beacon Hill didn't attract a mass audience.

 

"Maybe we were too ambitious," he says. But the creator of Beacon Hill, Sidney  Carroll, says it could have survived if the producers had only followed his original plan. As Mr. Carroll explains it, he scripted the two -hour pilot and then wrote out plot outlines for the first 13 episodes of Beacon Hill. He got involved in the production of the pilot and says he was quite satisfied with how it turned out. He cites the episode's 23.1 rating and 42 share (on Monday, Aug. 25, 9 -11 p.m., NYT) as one of the indicators that "the general public liked the people in the pilot." But between the completion of the pilot and the start of production on the first episode, according to Mr. Carroll, the producer, Jacqueline Babbin, changed the plot outlines he had written. "When I saw how the first two finished scripts differed from the way I outlined them," he says, "I walked off the series." In Mr. Carroll's eyes, the likeable characters he had created in the pilot were turned into "a lot of stinkers. They became nasty and sad and stupid."

 

Ms. Babbin sees things a little differently. "Sidney's plots were charming little stories that could've filled 20 minutes out of each hour," she says. "But CBS wanted stronger material, stories with more bite, more guts to them." Both Ms. Babbin and Alan Wagner, the CBS vice president closest to the series, disagree with Mr. Carroll about the quality of the two -hour pilot. "With 19 characters to be introduced, it was like a French -farce situation," she says. "The characters ended up being unsympathetic because the viewer wasn't given enough time to understand any of them. And CBS over - promoted and ballyhooed the pilot to the point of stupidity." "It was really an error on our part to open up with an episode populated with with so many characters," adds Mr. Wagner. "Everything became complicated, the public got confused and you couldn't follow the characters without a scorecard" Mr. Wagner points to a second "major error." "The series didn't find its direction early enough," he says. "The first batch of episodes were placed in too small a frame and were on too small a scale to interest an audience in 1975." Ms. Babbin adds that the public didn't know what to make of Beacon Hill's characters because "they were too real - they weren't like the cardboard cut -outs you usually see in TV series, who seem to spend all their time in fast cars."

 

Wasn't this supposed to be the American version of "Upstairs, Downstairs"?

Funny how the original was such a resounding success, while the copy was cancelled before even airing all its episodes..... But then again, the original was a hard act to follow.   :wub:

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