James, a daydreamer and photographer, must learn to cope with life as his father moves the family from Oregon to Boston MA. Though there is much humor here, the series dealt with many ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 James Hunter (21 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Paul Hunter / ... (21 episodes, 1977-1978)
Lynn Carlin ...
 Meg Hunter (21 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Sandy Hunter (21 episodes, 1977-1978)
Susan Myers ...
 Marlene (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Sly (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
Deirdre Berthrong ...
 Kathy Hunter (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
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James, a daydreamer and photographer, must learn to cope with life as his father moves the family from Oregon to Boston MA. Though there is much humor here, the series dealt with many serious problems (teenage alcoholism, virginity, pregnancy, venereal disease). Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Beginning on 9 February 1978 this series was known as "James at 16". See more »

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Another NBC show doomed by ratings....
17 April 2013 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

I was about the same age as "James" when this show started, so I enjoyed seeing someone else have issues like I was at that time.

I guess I always love the underdog, too. I watched a great deal of NBC's prime time shows during this time, as they were dead last in the ratings. I can't even count the number of programs that came and went in a short period of time. And when they tried something original, like "James" it got pulled down by the sinking shows around it. Now, granted, your average teen isn't in the desired demographic a network wants as they are all poor, but it might have gotten some of the older set to watch.

It's a shame that this one seems lost to the ages, and probably won't appear on some network like "TVLand"...but it would make a nice add to Netflix.


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