Frank's Place (1987–1988)

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Frank Parish is a professor from Boston, who has not seen his father since he was two. 35 years later, he is told that his father died and that he owned a restaurant in New Orleans, which ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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 Frank Parrish (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Sy 'Bubba' Weisberger (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Hanna Griffin (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Francesca P. Roberts ...
 Anna-May (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Frances E. Williams ...
 Miss Marie (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Virginia Capers ...
 Bertha Griffin-Lamour (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Big Arthur (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Charles Lampkin ...
 Tiger Shepin (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Reverend Tyrone Deal (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
William Thomas Jr. ...
 Cool Charles (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Shorty (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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Frank Parish is a professor from Boston, who has not seen his father since he was two. 35 years later, he is told that his father died and that he owned a restaurant in New Orleans, which is now legally Frank's. Frank goes there and was going to go back and sell the restaurant to the employees, but Miss Marie feels that the restaurant is his legacy, so she has a curse placed on him that would take effect when he returns to Boston. And when he does all sorts things happen to him, so he returns to New Orleans. He tries to make a go of it but frankly, it's a different place for him. The one bright spot is Hannah Griffin, whom Frank has the hots for but unfortunately for him, she's enganged. But when Frank meets him, he thinks that he has a shot. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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14 September 1987 (USA)  »

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CBS ordered thirteen scripts for the second season. An episode was planned with guest star Sammy Davis Jr.. CBS released a statement saying that they would find a timeslot for the series. But the series was cancelled three days before shooting was to start. See more »

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Referenced in TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) See more »

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Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
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Victim of CBS
6 June 2003 | by (Noth Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

This show was a victim of CBS. As other posters here have so adroitly put it, this was a wonderful, well done show about a New Orleans restaurant. The setting, the characters, the little touches throughout were positively intoxicating. The episodes I remember are "The Bum Out Front" and "Dueling Voodoo". The "Voodoo" episode was especially memorable because the lead character literally had to use magic powder to undo a curse. I remember when the show aired, it did have low ratings, but I thought they would renew it and give it another shot, because the show was of such high quality. I thought CBS would do what NBC did when it renewed the low rated but high quality "Cheers" and "Hill St. Blues" and gave them the time to find their audience. It was canceled by CBS and I have never forgotten how disappointed I was at that decision. Part of the reason it was taken off of the air, was so that the leads actors in the series, Tim Reid and his wife Daphne Maxwell Reid could do a forgettable hour long detective show called "Snoops". "Frank's Place" truly was a victim of CBS, I'd love to see the series on DVD or on Nick at Night again.


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