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

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.

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Adventure | Family | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An innocent fugitive from the law lives in the wilderness with a grizzly bear companion and helps passers-by in the forest.

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Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of girls, attending a boarding school, tackle issues throughout teenage life and later adulthood.

Stars: Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn
Freaky Friday (1976)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

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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.

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The Peanuts gang performs the classic Broadway musical.

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Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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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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 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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 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 ...
Alan Sader ...
 Dr. Hildebrand / ... 2 episodes, 1988-1993
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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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 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 ...
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
Holly Dorff ...
 Female Student / ... 2 episodes, 1987-1989
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 1st Piranha / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1989
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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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CBS late-afternoon specials designed for middle school and high school students, dramatizing issues affecting teenagers.

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