CBS late-afternoon specials designed for middle school and high school students, dramatizing issues affecting teenagers.

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ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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Stars: Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham, Mara Hobel
Freaky Friday (1976)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin
Snoopy's Reunion (TV Short 1991)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

To cheer up Snoopy, Charlie Brown helps him organise a family reunion of his litter siblings.

Director: Sam Jaimes
Stars: Philip Shafran, Josh Keaton, Kaitlyn Walker
Growing Pains (1985–1992)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother.

Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Peanuts gang prepares for the holidays in their own unique ways.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Jamie E. Smith, John Christian Graas, Marnette Patterson
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The Peanuts gang performs the classic Broadway musical.

Director: Sam Jaimes
Stars: Kevin Brando, Michael Dockery, Brad Kesten
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Charlie Brown is obliged to attend Peppermint Patty's New Year's Eve party, even though he has to finish the novel "War and Peace".

Directors: Sam Jaimes, Bill Melendez
Stars: Chad Allen, Kristie Baker, Melissa Guzzi
Webster (1983–1989)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter -- and life lessons -- in every episode.

Stars: Emmanuel Lewis, Alex Karras, Susan Clark
Family Ties (1982–1989)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter
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 Carol / ... (3 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Stern / ... (3 episodes, 1987-1993)
Nick Angotti ...
 Coach / ... (3 episodes, 1986-1993)
Beau Dremann ...
 Beef Adams / ... (3 episodes, 1984-1988)
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 Richard / ... (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Doug Simpson / ... (3 episodes, 1986-1989)
Sean Le Sure ...
 Lonnie Jamal (3 episodes, 1992-1995)
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 Paramedic / ... (3 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 Brianne Corey / ... (3 episodes, 1986-1992)
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 Bob Anastas / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Chip Fulton / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1991)
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 Joey Martelli / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Chaz Havelik / ... (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Arthur Jennings / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1988)
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 Mrs. Evans / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
Timothy Gibbs ...
 Jimmy Matthews / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Allie Newton / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1992)
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 Kelly / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1988)
Karen Petrasek ...
 Farrah Bogdosian / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Laura Donovan / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1988)
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 Lieutenant Gennaro / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1993)
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 Kerry Cook / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Lisa / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Consuela Fabian / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Louie Dawson / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1992)
Danny Zorn ...
 Arnie Greenbaum / ... (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
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 David Corbin / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Kyle / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1991)
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 Klara Markowitz / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1994)
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 Dexter Lee Smith / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Elizabeth Henderson (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
David Greenlee ...
 Gregg / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Mrs. Salters / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Elanor Prosky / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Jimmy's Dad / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Jesse / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Dr. Bolton / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
Manfred Melcher ...
 Bob / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Alan Sader ...
 Dr. Hildebrand / ... (2 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Kevin (2 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Mrs. Jackson (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Brian Lance / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1992)
Fernando López ...
 Carter / ... (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
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 TJ Tores / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Jeremy / ... (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Aunt Magdelena / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1994)
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 Heidi (2 episodes, 1984-1990)
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 Mrs. Shaw / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1989)
Matthew Faison ...
 Bill Green / ... (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Cathy Fischer / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Arthur Katz / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Ilario Pantano ...
 Mark (2 episodes, 1994)
Israel Juarbe ...
 2nd Piranha / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Vince Howard ...
 Mr. Parrish (2 episodes, 1984)
Nita Whitaker ...
 School Nurse (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
Marty McGaw ...
 Fran Wisnewski / ... (2 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Alfred Wainwright / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Female Student / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 1st Piranha / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Brad / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Dill (2 episodes, 1984-1994)
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 Richard (2 episodes, 1992-1995)
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 Coach Hillman / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
Gloria Carlin ...
 Frances Taylor / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Blanche / ... (2 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Student (2 episodes, 1984)
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CBS late-afternoon specials designed for middle school and high school students, dramatizing issues affecting teenagers.

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