A group of young people crash land on a deserted island that was a never used atomic bomb test site. With the world thinking that they were all killed, "The New People" set out to form a ... See full summary »
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 Susan Bradley (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Zooey Hall ...
 Bob Lee (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
David Moses ...
 Gene Washington (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Peter Ratray ...
 George Potter (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Ginny Loomis (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dennis Olivieri ...
 Stanley Gabriel (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
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A group of young people crash land on a deserted island that was a never used atomic bomb test site. With the world thinking that they were all killed, "The New People" set out to form a civilization free from the problems and mistakes that their parents made, a task that soon becomes much more challenging than they had anticipated. Written by Wayne Coleman <waynecoleman@swbell.net>

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Young people surviving plane crash on deserted island. 1969-70
22 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This started off as an excellent, but short-lived series about a group of college-aged students stranded on an island in the Pacific after an airplane crash. The premise was for this group of teenagers and early twenty-somethings to survive and, at the same time, develop some kind social order by learning to deal with the responsibilities of adulthood. The pilot episode was entitled "Day One" and was apparently written by Rod Serling under the pseudonym of John Phillips. The writer, John Phillips is also credited with a "Playhouse 90" episode entitled "The Second Happiest Day". This is interesting because Serling cut his TV teeth on numerous "Playhouse 90" episodes before "Twilight Zone". As I recall, "The New People" aired on ABC in the 1969-70 season with a 45-minute time format. This was one of the odd programming attempts that was done to capture a specific audience, as it came just before another 45-minute show entitled "Music Scene" hosted by David Steinberg. This short-lived series was produced by Aaron Spelling, who brought us "The Mod Squad" a year earlier (1968) and "The Young Rebels" a year later (1970). Of course, Rod Serling went on to host "Night Gallery" from 1970 to 1973.


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