Stephen J. Cannell Television Productions: A History of All Series and Pilots

Stephen J. Cannell Television Productions: A History of All Series and Pilots

by Jon Abbott

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786441730
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Pages: 394
Sales rank: 642,161
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Freelance writer Jon Abbott has written more than 400 articles on American television and related topics for more than 20 magazines. He lives in Brighton, England.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments v

Preface 1

Introduction 3



Part One: Beginnings

The Rockford Files: September 1974–January 1980 43

Baretta: January 1975–May 1978 71

City of Angels: February 1976–May 1976 82

Black Sheep Squadron: September 1976–April 1978 86

Richie Brockelman, Private Eye: March 1978–April 1978 96

The Duke: April 1979–May 1979 99

Stone: January 1980–March 1980 101

Unsold Pilots (1) 106



Part Two: The Golden Years

Tenspeed and Brownshoe: January 1980–June 1980 109

The Greatest American Hero: March 1981–February 1983 113

The Quest: October 1982–November 1982 127

The A-Team: January 1983–December 1986 131

Hardcastle and McCormick: September 1983–May 1986 156

Rousters: October 1983, June 1984–July 1984 170

Riptide: January 1984–April 1986 175

Unsold Pilots (2) 190



Part Three: From L.A. to Canada

Hunter: September 1984–April 1991 192

Stingray: March 1986–May 1987 221

The Last Precinct: April 1986–May 1986 231

21 Jump Street: April 1987–May 1991 236

Wiseguy: September 1987–December 1990 258

J.J. Starbuck: September 1987–February 1988 295

Sonny Spoon: February 1988–December 1988 305

Unsub: February 1989–April 1989 313

Unsold Pilots (3) 317



The Wrap-Up 318

Sources of Quotations 335

Bibliography 345

Index 349

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