February 25, 2011

Time travel IS possible. Part II

Okay. Let’s go back and look more closely at the press kit from ABC for the 1996-97 season…

When you open the kit you see, left to right inserts for Specials, New Series and Movies & Mini-Series.

The specials for that year were:
The Barbara Walters Specials
The 69th Annual Academy Awards
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
ABC’s World of Discovery
25th Anniversary of Disney World
The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards
A Gala for the President at Ford’s Theatre
Magic with the Stars
The 24th Annual American Music Awards
About Us: The Dignity of Children
30th Anniversary of Caesar’s Palace
World Music Awards
Senior Prom

I’ll come back to New Series, but for now let’s jump ahead to Movies, they were:
ABC Sunday/Monday Movies: Made-For-Television/Premieres
First Do No Harm
Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park”
For the Love of Zachary
Mother’s Day
On the Plain Road
A Harvest of Lies
When Somebody Loves You
Talk to Me
On the Line
Braving Alaska
For Hope

ABC Sunday/Monday Movies: Theatricals/Premieres
Forrest Gump
The Specialist
Four Weddings and a Funeral
The Flintstones
Beverly Hills Cop III
I Love Trouble
The Firm
Major League II

ABC Mini-Series: Made-For-Television/Premieres
Stephen King’s “The Shining”
Robert J. Waller’s “Border Music”
The Wedding

Saturday Night at the Movies: Made-For-Television/Premieres
The Love Bug
Bridge of Time
The Ransom of Red Chief
Beverly Hills Family Robinson

Saturday Night at the Movies: Theatricals/Premieres
The Next Karate Kid
Look Who’s Talking Now
The Little Rascals
Angels in the Outfield
Andre the Seal
In the Army Now
Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”
Monkey Trouble

And that brings us back to the New Series section of the press kit. I was very surprised by the number of shows I did not recognize or remember. I was also surprised by some of the actors that appeared in these shows. It will be interesting (and fun) to do a ‘Where are they now’ posting after this.

New Series:
Dangerous Minds with Annie Potts
Life’s Work with Lisa Ann Walter
Spin City with Michael J. Fox
Townies with Molly Ringwald
Sabrina, The Teenage Witch with Melissa Joan Hart
Clueless with Rachel Blanchard
Common Law with Greg Giraldo
Relativity with Kimberly Williams

All right, there you have it, a quick trip back to 1996. I do plan to post a part three to discuss the New Series section more thoroughly. I am interested to see who the actors were and what happened to the shows themselves.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I remember that Love Bug made for TV movie with Bruce Campbell!! Wow...Townies with Molly Ringwald and Dangerous Minds with Annie Potts!