The annual TV Guide Fall Preview issues always feature the shows that their writers and critics think may be big hits, and shows that the networks themselves have high hopes for. As with anything else in life, there are usually more misses than hits. I’ve always enjoyed pulling out old copies of these issues and stepping back in time to see what what shows were featured each year. I’m scanning in my collection so you can join in and see what the experts and critics thought of the debuting shows each season. This time, it’s 1984. Enjoy!
For those of you keeping track of this sort of thing, I recently did a whole post on The Fall Guy, and my fond memories of it, and you should check it out if you were a fan, or if you’ve never heard of it in the first place.
Anyway, I came across this ad while going through some old TV Guides, and I was blown away! I felt pretty sure I had seen every episode of The Fall Guy, but I’ve never seen this one. I’m doubly surprised because I was a big Elvira mark back in the day as well, and yet somehow, this appearance has alluded me. I will be quick to remedy this situation and track down the episode somewhere, somehow, and settle in and watch it in what I am sure is all it’s glory.
Any of you guys and gals remember this episode?
I always loved reading through the TV Guide Fall Previews issues, and now that I’molder, I REALLY enjoy going back through them with a nostalgiac eye. So what I’ve decided to do, is start sharing these snippets from years gone by previewing some of favorite shows,and also the ones hardly anyone remembers.
First up, it’s Night Court! I loved this show growing up in the 80’s, and know that a lot of you did as well. So enjoy this quick trip down memory lane as you look back at the first looks of the iconic show.
I’ll never understand how this show never made it past one season. He was a super-hero, had a cool motorcycle and weapons, and on a big network. Maybe the budget was too high, but whatever the reason, we only got 1 season of Street Hawk.
Here we are once again with a TV Guide Fall Preview Flashback, this time with Highway to Heaven from 1984. I never watched this show in prime time in it’s original run, but I can remember watching it weekday afternoons after school in syndication. It was usually on in the background while I was doing homework, but I caught enough of it through the years to know it’s a show I like.
It’s on Netflix now, si I’m thinking about giving it a shot from an older perspective to see what I think about it now.