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Prime Time Network Serials: Episode Guides, Casts and Credits for 37 Continuing Television Dramas, 1964-1993
     

Prime Time Network Serials: Episode Guides, Casts and Credits for 37 Continuing Television Dramas, 1964-1993

by Bruce B. Morris Morris
 

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On September 15, 1964, ABC launched a programming experiment—a prime time series similar to the daytime soap operas that were so successful. Peyton Place became a fixture on the network’s schedule for the next five years. The success of Dallas in the early 1980s made the prime time soap opera a staple of television programming.
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On September 15, 1964, ABC launched a programming experiment—a prime time series similar to the daytime soap operas that were so successful. Peyton Place became a fixture on the network’s schedule for the next five years. The success of Dallas in the early 1980s made the prime time soap opera a staple of television programming.
From Bare Essence through The Yellow Rose, this reference work details the successes and failures of 37 prime time serials through 1993. For each show, a lengthy history covers the character development and provides production details, and season-by-season data provide start and end of the season, time slot, comprehensive cast and credits, and an episode guide.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
belongs in any library collection that serves a devoted television public
Radiogram
a piece of good fortune for collectors of video trivia...a wealth of valuable facts. It's the most complete work on this topic we've encountered and a must for every savvy serial connoisseur's shelf
Rettig on Reference
television reference collections need this
From the Publisher
“belongs in any library collection that serves a devoted television public”—Booklist; “a piece of good fortune for collectors of video trivia...a wealth of valuable facts. It’s the most complete work on this topic we’ve encountered and a must for every savvy serial connoisseur’s shelf”—Radiogram; “television reference collections need this”—Rettig on Reference; “the most impressive collection of documentation on a non-cult genre yet compiled…. Provides essential documentation on a variety of landmark TV series”—Television Chronicles; “exhaustive...exceptionally well produced”—Reference Reviews; “a well made and complete guide”—ARBA; “in-depth”—Reference & User Services Quarterly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786442416
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/26/2009
Pages:
847
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

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Bruce B. Morris lives in Commack, New York.

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