1979 Fall TV Schedule

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1. 240-Robert (1979–1981)

60 min | Adventure

7.3
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The missions of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Emergency Services Detail.

Stars: John Bennett Perry, Mark Harmon, Joanna Cassidy, Brian Frishman

Votes: 120

ABC

2. The Associates (1979–1980)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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The working lives of three neophyte lawyers.

Stars: Wilfrid Hyde-White, Martin Short, Alley Mills, Joe Regalbuto

Votes: 45

ABC

3. Benson (1979–1986)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Jessica Tate's sharp-tongued former butler, Benson DuBois, moves up in the world, becoming first the governor's "director of household affairs," then the state's budget director, then lieutenant governor and candidate for the executive mansion.

Stars: Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson, Missy Gold

Votes: 2,237

ABC

4. Big Shamus, Little Shamus (1979– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Arnie Sutter was the house detective at the Hotel Ansonia in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA prior to legalized gambling. After gambling was legalized, the Ansonia got a second lease on life... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Dennehy, Doug McKeon, Kathryn Leigh Scott, George Wyner

Votes: 9

CBS

5. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979–1981)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time to become Earth's greatest hero.

Stars: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla, Mel Blanc

Votes: 5,687

NBC

6. California Fever (1979)

60 min | Adventure

7.9
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Vince and Ross are suburban Los Angeles teenagers enjoying disco, surfing, cars and the rest of the Southern California lifestyle. Musical Vince runs an underground radio station and mechanical Ross is into custom cars.

Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Marc McClure, Jimmy McNichol, Michele Tobin

Votes: 43

CBS

7. Eischied (1979–1980)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.8
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The investigations of NYPD Chief of Detectives Earl Eischied.

Stars: Joe Don Baker, Alan Oppenheimer, Alan Fudge, Eddie Egan

Votes: 56

NBC

8. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Lee Wilkof

Votes: 4,231

ABC

9. House Calls (1979–1982)

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Dating someone you work with can create problems, as Charley Michaels and Ann Anderson learned. He was a surgeon at Kensington General Hospital in San Francisco, a good doctor but less than... See full summary »

Stars: Wayne Rogers, Ray Buktenica, David Wayne, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 78

CBS

10. Knots Landing (1979–1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Gary and Valene Ewing, relatives of the Ewing clan of Dallas, arrive in Knots Landing to make a new home for themselves. However, scheming Abby Fairgate-Cunningham later breaks up their marriage when she seduces Gary.

Stars: Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 1,785

CBS

11. The Last Resort (1979–1980)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Add a Plot

Stars: Larry Breeding, Stephanie Faracy, Zane Lasky, Walter Olkewicz

Votes: 12

CBS

12. The Lazarus Syndrome (1979– )

60 min | Drama

6.2
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MacArthur St. Clair is a tough as nails chief cardiologist at Webster Memorial Hospital. Because of his job dedication his wife Gloria is frustrated by their family life. Mac's realism ... See full summary »

Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Ronald Hunter, Susan Adams, Jon Cedar

Votes: 12

ABC

13. The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (1979– )

60 min | Comedy

6.5
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Sheriff Lobo's the corrupt sheriff from Orly County who appeared in several episodes during the first season of B.J. and the Bear (1978), as B.J.'s occasional nemesis. He now stars in his ... See full summary »

Stars: Claude Akins, Brian Kerwin, Mills Watson, Janet Prescott

Votes: 318

NBC

a.k.a "The Misadventures of Sherrif Lobo"

14. A Man Called Sloane (1979–1980)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Sloane is a freelance spy. Although he doesn't work for the government, he frequently accepts assignments from The Director, a head of a secret government agency. He's assisted by Torque, a... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Conrad, Dan O'Herlihy, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Karen Purcill

Votes: 82

NBC

15. A New Kind of Family (1979–1980)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Two single mothers rent the same house, sight unseen, from an unscrupulous real estate agent. With their money gone and no place else to go, they decide to move in together with their total of four children.

Stars: Eileen Brennan, Lauri Hendler, David Hollander, Rob Lowe

Votes: 26

ABC

16. Out of the Blue (1979– )

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.2
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Random was an angel out to earn his wings by doing good deeds. He went to work as a high-school teacher, and moved in with Marion and her five nephews and nieces, who were frequently ... See full summary »

Stars: Shane Keller, Jimmy Brogan, Dixie Carter, Tammy Lauren

Votes: 51

ABC

17. Paris (1979–1980)

60 min | Drama

5.9
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Woody Paris, police Captain and loving husband, leads his team of detectives through the black and white and gray that constitutes the world of law and order.

Stars: James Earl Jones, Lee Chamberlin, Hank Garrett, Cecilia Hart

Votes: 27

CBS

18. Shirley (1979–1980)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Shirley Miller is a widow with three children who moves from a big city to small one. And like most widows and displaced individuals, she has a hard time making ends meet and her children ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirley Jones, Rosanna Arquette, Peter Barton, Tracey Gold

Votes: 26

NBC

19. Struck by Lightning (1979– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Science teacher Ted Stein inherits a spooky old New England inn inhabited by its caretaker Frank. Ted learns he is the descendant of the notorious Dr. Frankenstein, and that Frank is in ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Elam, Jeffrey Kramer, Millie Slavin, Bill Erwin

Votes: 10

CBS

20. Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986)

60 min | Drama

6.7
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The Korean War M*A*S*H unit veteran operates as Chief Surgeon in a major city hospital with his colleagues.

Stars: Pernell Roberts, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Charles Siebert, Gregory Harrison

Votes: 1,235

CBS

21. Working Stiffs (1979– )

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Short lived (three weeks) slapstick comedy about Ernie and Mike who are janitors, but attempting to work their way up in a Chicago office building owned by their uncle.

Stars: Jim Belushi, Michael Keaton, Val Bisoglio, Allan Arbus

Votes: 79

CBS

22. Young Maverick (1979–1980)

60 min | Western

6.4
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Harvard-educated Ben Maverick was Bret Maverick's cousin and poured from the same mold. Nell McGarrahan was the romantic interest an Marshal Edge Troy saved Ben from too much trouble.

Stars: Charles Frank, Susan Blanchard, John Dehner, Howard Duff

Votes: 32

CBS