Predecessor to CBS Schoolbreak Specials, this late-afternoon anthology series features stories designed to appeal to the preteen after school audience.

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Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Chris Petersen ...
 Joey Harker (5 episodes, 1978)
...
 Tracy Gibbs (5 episodes, 1980)
...
 Redhawk (5 episodes, 1978)
David Hollander ...
 Ben Gibbs (5 episodes, 1980)
Bert Kramer ...
 Sam Harker (5 episodes, 1978)
Carmen Zapata ...
 Mrs. Martinez (5 episodes, 1980)
...
 Laura Harker (5 episodes, 1978)
...
 Big Ed Morgan (5 episodes, 1980)
...
 Caleb Driscoll (5 episodes, 1978)
Cathey Paine ...
 Ellen Gibbs (5 episodes, 1980)
(5 episodes, 1978)
...
 Cory Morgan (5 episodes, 1980)
(5 episodes, 1978)
...
 Bess (5 episodes, 1980)
...
 Sukie (5 episodes, 1978)
Timothy Blake ...
 Sally (5 episodes, 1980)
(5 episodes, 1978)
...
 Jack (5 episodes, 1980)
Joshua Gallegos
(5 episodes, 1978)
...
 Doctor (5 episodes, 1980)
Monika Ramirez
(5 episodes, 1978)
...
 Art (5 episodes, 1980)
(5 episodes, 1978)
Paul Larson ...
 Vendor (5 episodes, 1980)
Frank Salsedo
(5 episodes, 1978)
Ed Ness ...
 Minister (5 episodes, 1980)
Scott Durnavich ...
 Bob Fiske (5 episodes, 1978)
Kenny Call ...
 1st Cowboy (5 episodes, 1980)
...
 Freddie Driscoll (5 episodes, 1978)
Ron Roy ...
 2nd Cowboy (5 episodes, 1980)
Chuck Henson ...
 1st Clown (5 episodes, 1980)
Larry McKinney ...
 2nd Clown (5 episodes, 1980)

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Predecessor to CBS Schoolbreak Specials, this late-afternoon anthology series features stories designed to appeal to the preteen after school audience.

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Two specials, the pilot "Joey and Redhawk" and "One Last Ride", aired from Monday through Friday as a mini-series in a 30 minute time slot. The other segments aired in a 60 minute time slot. See more »

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Followed by CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984) See more »

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