Second Chance (1987–1988)

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Charles Russell dies, but since he is too good for hell and too bad for heaven, he is given the opportunity to go back to 1987 to assist his younger self, Chazz, in making better decisions ... See full summary »

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1988   1987  
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 Chazz Russell (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Francis Lottabucci (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Helen Russell (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Eugene Blooberman (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Charles Russell / ... (9 episodes, 1987)
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 St. Peter / ... (9 episodes, 1987)
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Charles Russell dies, but since he is too good for hell and too bad for heaven, he is given the opportunity to go back to 1987 to assist his younger self, Chazz, in making better decisions at critical junctures in his life in order to (hopefully) get into heaven. Written by George Krieger <gkrieg1@tigger.cc.uic.edu>

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26 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Boys Will Be Boys  »

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The pilot episode of this series opened with the graphics "St. Peter's Office -- July 29, 2011". A newly dead Moamar Gaddafi materializes in the judgment chair. The writers' prediction was off by only 83 days. See more »

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Heart vs Debauchery
20 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first version of this show was more family TV where the second incarnation of this show was raunchy TV. It tried to ride the coattails of Married With Children with its edginess, but it had no creativity. I liked the original version better when it had heart.

The first version of this show was about an angel trying to earn his wings by helping a young boy. This was a FOX show that aired in the network's infancy. FOX was trying to find its niche in the market. When FOX realized that its demographics were teenagers, it changed the setup of this show. It dropped the angel totally and made it a racy show in the vein of Married with Children. Neither versions did well so they dropped the show after one season.


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