Tuesday, April 9, 2019

This Day in TV History: Capital News premieres on ABC in 1990

A newspaper drama from MTM starring Lloyd Bridges and co-created by David Milch! How is a series with this pedigree so rare? Maybe because it only lasted 13 episodes, including the pilot.

Look at the rest of the cast: Helen Slater, Chelsea Field, a young Kurt Fuller, an even younger Wendell Pierce, and, hey, the guy who played Jay Leno in The Late Shift!

I have no memory of this series at all, but I'd like to see it. ABC canceled it after the pilot and first 3 regular-length episodes. Milch and a former Washington Post writer developed this series. Perhaps the most compelling fact about this flop? Lloyd Bridges' character is named "Jo-Jo."

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