Soap opera about two families, one black and one white.
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 Trevor McCallum 9 episodes, 1989-1990
Jasmin Paul ...
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 Sam Whitmore 5 episodes, 1989-1990
Josef Rainer ...
 Mitchell Taylor 4 episodes, 1989-1991
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 Helen Mullin 2 episodes, 1989-1990
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 Maya Reubens 2 episodes, 1989-1990
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 Claude Montreau 2 episodes, 1989-1990
Douglas Maida ...
Antony Ponzini ...
 Capt. Correlli / ... 2 episodes, 1989-1990
David Anthony Smith ...
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 Lt. Kyle Masters 2 episodes, 1989-1990
Joseph Whipp ...
 Charles Mullin 2 episodes, 1989-1990
Scott Jenkins ...
 Office Worker / ... 2 episodes, 1989
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 Ambulance Attendant / ... 2 episodes, 1990
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Soap opera about two families, one black and one white.

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6 March 1989 (USA)  »

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The demise of "Generations"
31 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

First of all, "Generations" was an NBC soap, not ABC. Second of all, as a prime time series, the tenure of "The Drew Carey Show" has no bearing on the decisions which determine the life or death of a daytime program. No matter how much a viewer loves a show, the show will die if the ratings aren't high enough, and "Generations" ranked far behind every other daytime drama for its entire run.

The concentration on African-American characters was both what made the show unique and a large part of the problem with it. The creator of the show evidently went out of her way to portray the characters as normal, down-to-earth, middle-class Americans. Unfortunately, it is "abnormal" characters which spice up the drama. The main family on "Generations" were the owners of an ice cream parlor. Much of the day-to-day action was mundane, even banal compared to that on other soaps of the period.

Even if "Generations" had clearly excelled over its competition, it would likely have lived a short life; it was on the lowest-rated network (in daytime ratings anyway), it had an iffy time slot, and it was a cold half-hour launch, in a time when virtually all of the shows were an hour. So it was doomed to end up an admirable but regrettably short-lived effort.


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