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[When he heard NBC was going to turn Robert Conrad
's, Black Sheep Squadron
(1976), TV series into a character-driven comedy program]: That was a big push from the star of the show, Robert Conrad. There were some groups at the time, I don't know if it was the P.T.A. or whoever, was giving us a hard time because of the violence of the show. Conrad wanted to add some softness in, so he brought in ...
He was not cast as Lt. Robert Boyle in the pilot episode of Black Sheep Squadron
(1976), but rather, he was cast as Boyle in the series from the second episode through the end of the series's run in 1978.