top tv shows NEVER MADE...

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by katipunero, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. nezza Well-Known Member

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    This has got me thinking about writing a TL...
     
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  2. UCB79 Well-Known Member

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    Go for it!
     
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  3. nezza Well-Known Member

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    The Jerry Springer Show: A liberal leaning talk show hosted by the former mayor of Cincinnati Jerry Springer known for a very vocal Democrat during the show run Springer was loved by all Americans for his fun loving attitude and his tendency to call people out whenever he felt they were in the wrong these being the highlights of the show with the audience often shouting Springer name after it the show is most famous though for being the place Al Franken announced he was running for senate and Sean Penn announced he was running for a house seat.
    Lasted on Syndication from 1991-1995 then moved MSNBC From 1995-2015 when Springer left the network to do Crossfire on CNN with Governor Jesse Ventura
     
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  5. UCB79 Well-Known Member

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    This show is also noted as the place a former
    night-club comedian named Jon Stewart got
    his first real national exposure.
     
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    It actually was. Although it wasnt celebrities and it was a race to the statue of liberty. It was called Lost, or Lost no not that one post jj Abrams series.
     
  7. UCB79 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info! Do you remember when this show aired?
     
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    2001 i believe. It didnt last long.
     
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  9. Petike Sky Pirate Extraordinaire

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    Why Christina Applegate ?
     
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  10. Driftless Incipient Geezer Donor

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    Mostly a whim. Darrin McGavin's version of Karl Kolchak was more dogged than brave or bright. With Kolchak the Destroyer being a tongue in cheek story, you need an comic actor who plays the role fairly straight up. Christina Applegate can portray intelligent or thick-as-a-brick characters. The alternate choice might have been Alicia Silverstone, for similar reasons.
     
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    GEOSTORM- An upcoming 2017 documentary on the attempts by the Greater German Empire under Fuhrer Adolf Eichmann in the 1970s to develop a program that can manipulate weather patterns.
     
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  12. UCB79 Well-Known Member

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    Re CAPTAIN AMERICA: it starred Rock Hudson as the dashing Captain Rogers, Lee
    Majors as his stolid, dependable first officer,
    & Jack Lord as the gruff, don't-mess-with-me
    Commander of the Northern navy.
     
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    "Gardener's World"

    A nail biting TV detective series dramatising the life of alcoholic dependent detective, Jack Gardiner and his lifelong struggle against the underbelly of a corrupt city and police force. Series first aired in 1976 and subsequently a Hollywood Movie was made in 1981 with James Coburn reprising his small screen role. The film was panned by critics and cinema goers alike leaving Coburn disenfranchised from mainstream cinema and TV. Although Coburn had a small cameo role playing the aforementioned detective in a Muppets Christmas Carol in 1994.
     
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    Starring Robert Conrad as Gilligan, Telley
    Savalas as "The Professor" &- in a major
    departure for a war TV series- Angie Dickinson as Mary Ann, who of course
    served the guys coffee & donuts but
    could also fire a gun as well as any man!
    (Being this was a TV show, there was never
    the slightest hint that she was, er, doing
    anything else with all those guys....) Also
    featuring, in a recurring guest-star role,
    Edward Asner as Admiral William F. "Bull"
    Halsey.
     
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  15. UCB79 Well-Known Member

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    I take it this butterflies away the Reagan
    presidency...
     
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    Dynamite cast & a great idea! The only
    problem involves Spencer Tracy, who IOTL
    died in 1967. Perhaps Henry Fonda could
    replace him?
     
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  17. UCB79 Well-Known Member

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    Might be just a little too risqué, even for
    HBO. I know- how about Farrah Fawcett
    starring as a super-model who also, on the
    sly, fights crime. Her #1 foe is the feared
    (& ruthless)local head of the syndicate,
    played by James Gandolfini.
     
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    Rome

    An HBO production dramatising the 536-538 campaigns of Roman general Flavius Belisarius as he fights against the Ostrogoths and his political rivals at the court of the Emperor Justinian, to return the city of Rome to the Roman Empire and then defend it from counter-attacks. Eventually ends with Belisarius securing the city of Ravenna and leaving Rome secure as he returns to Constantinople and his ever-suspicious master.

    A second season would have followed Belisarius returning to Rome after five years, seeing all his gains squandered while he was defending the Empire in the east. Due to the costs, the season was never made.
     
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    Starring Chris Helmsworth as General Belisarius & Robert Redford as Justinan, with Christopher Pine
    guest- starring as Belisarius' nephew who has some plans of his own...
     
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    Yet this show is notable in television history for two reasons. First, it featured a previously unknown
    actress named Bea Arthur, thus giving her her first big break. Second, Lear cast as one of the leads
    Tippi Hedren, whose movie career had by then completely flamed out. The exposure she got on
    HOUSEWIVES allowed Ms. Hedren to launch a whole new career on TV.
     
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