Thursday, September 28, 2023

Show Notes and Video Playlist: 1983 NBC Fall Season!

*Thanks for listening to this unique and (we hope) entertaining episode. We'll be back next week with our thrilling season finale!

*Special thanks to Geno Cuddy for helping inspire this episode and for sharing his thoughts on Jennifer Slept Here. You can find Geno
@OfficialGenoC on Twitter/X
@officialgenocuddy on Instagram and his Western Wednesdays at Cinema Crazed.
And check out his excellent YouTube channel here!

*The Sweeps: A Year in the Life of a Television Network (1984)  by  Cameron Stauth and Mark Christensen is a wonderful book, and I highly recommend it.

*Click below for the same playlist Mike and I used to prep for the podcast! It's full of 1983 NBC goodness and not-so-goodness, with promos, clips, and full episodes. We also add some promos for other new network shows of the season on ABC and CBS.

*And remember, you can always check out our official YouTube page for all of our past podcasts and episode-specific playlists for each one!

*"Low-key arrogant" Steve Sohmer is still around. he worked 1977-1982 at CBS before coming over to NBC and overseeing its marketing before a short stint as head of Columbia Pictures. He was married to Deirdre Hall from 1991-2006.

For your convenience, here are the new entertainment shows in the NBC Fall 1983 lineup with the star ratings from Harry and Wally's Favorite TV Shows as I mention on the podcast:

*Boone **.5
*Bay City Blues ***
*We Got It Made *
*Mr. Smith *.5
*Jennifer Slept Here *
*Manimal *
*For Love and Honor **
*The Rousters **.5
*The Yellow Rose **.5

*Boone was from Waltons creator Earl Hamner.

*Made aired 22 episodes on NBC and 24 in first-run syndication.

*Let us know if you want us to do a full episode on Manimal, but I think we'd have to give it some time.

*Hopefully you agree with our decision to exclude these shows from the Season 11 Battys.

*Props to Joey Scarbury for his performance of the Jennifer theme song written by Clint Holmes, Joey Murcia, Bill Payne, and Ann Jillian!

*Joel Thurm's appearance on Ian Talks Comedy is right here.

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