A children's book writer serves as a mysterious vigilante at night.
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1988   1987  
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Complete series cast summary:
Lewis Van Bergen ...  Jon Sable / ... 7 episodes, 1987-1988
Rene Russo ...  Eden Kendell 7 episodes, 1987-1988
Ken Page ...  Joe 'Cheesecake' Tyson 7 episodes, 1987-1988
Holly Fulger ...  Mike Blackman 7 episodes, 1987-1988
Marge Kotlisky Marge Kotlisky ...  Cynthia 7 episodes, 1987-1988
Tony Lincoln Tony Lincoln ...  Campbell / ... 2 episodes, 1987
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This short lived superhero show was about a Children's book writer named Nicholas. In the daytime, he was kind, funny, and caring. At night, he would transform into Jon Sable, a superhero/vigilante. His sidekick of sorts, was a blind man nicknamed Cheesecake, who pretended he was a stand up comedian (He even had his own laugh track!!!). Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Director Gary Sherman had to put post-production of the movie 'Poltergeist III' on hiatus to shoot the pilot of this show. During the series, Heather O'Rourke (Carol Anne of 'Poltergeist III') passed away and Gary had to redo the ending of the film. See more »

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Hollyweird - leave things alone
8 June 2011 | by ed-75-87092See all my reviews

The problem with this show is the same problem that occurs with a lot of shows derived from other sources - especially those based on comics.

The creative types in Hollyweird think they have a lock on all the creativity in the world. Mike had created a neat set of characters - and no Jon Sable wasn't who he turned into at night - that is who he was - a mercenary who wrote children's books. B.B. Flemm was the name he used when he appeared in public, wearing a wig and fake mustache. There was no idiotic character who walked around with his own laugh track.

The show could have been done the way Mike created it and wrote it and the results would/could have been a 10, not a 5.

Definitely go to Mike's web site, or better yet - read the comic.


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7 November 1987 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

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