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Release Date:
8 August 1979 (USA) See more »
An ex-football player becomes the president of a university. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast [5])

Bill Macy ... Louis Harper (4 episodes, 1979)

Barbara Rhoades ... Maggie Gallagher (4 episodes, 1979)

Dennis Burkley ... Sam Dickey (4 episodes, 1979)

Darian Mathias ... Rita Zefferelli (4 episodes, 1979)

Nedra Volz ... Pinky Nolan (4 episodes, 1979)

Series Directed by
Alan Rafkin (3 episodes, 1979)
Series Writing credits
Bill Davenport (2 episodes, 1979)
Arthur Julian (2 episodes, 1979)
Sy Rosen (2 episodes, 1979)

Series Produced by
Norman Lear .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Sy Rosen .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Ken Stump .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Billy Byers (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Chuck Murawski (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Alan Horn .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

USA:30 min (4 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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This series was a revamped continuation of the Bea Arthur series "Maude" (1972). In the final three episodes of the sixth season of that series, Maude moves to Washington, D.C. and becomes a congresswoman. After sixth season wrapped, Arthur quit the series. Executive producer Norman Lear decided to retool the concept into "Onward and Upward" starring John Amos about an African-American congressman. Amos had disputes with the show's producers over the script and left the show after the pilot was shot. He was replaced by Cleavon Little. The series was retitled "Mr. Dugan". Three episodes were taped and set to air on CBS beginning in March 1979. A screening was held for the Congressional Black Caucus but the congressmen objected to what they perceived to be a negative portrayal of African-Americans in politics. Lear halted production and retooled the concept again and it became "Hanging In".See more »
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Follows "Mr. Dugan" (1979)See more »


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