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Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 07, 1991
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USA
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I'll Fly Away

Small-town prosecuting attorney Forrest Bedford must raise his three children after his wife is institutionalized; moody high school athlete Nathan, precocious 13-year-old Francie and troubled 6-year-old John Morgan

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03x01 I'll Fly Away: Then And Now Aired: Oct. 11, 1993

PBS prefaces its rebroadcast of all 39 series episodes (originally aired on NBC) with this new episode in which a 60-year-old Lilly recalls to …

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  • The character 'Forrest Bedford' was ranked #17 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).
  • In the 2013 book "Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad", David Chase (who was a writer and executive producer…
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    In the 2013 book "Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad", David Chase (who was a writer and executive producer on "I'll Fly Away" before creating The Sopranos) recalled his impatience with some of the network's strategies for marketing the show, particularly when NBC aired commercials featuring Louis Armstrong's recording of "What a Wonderful World": "If I'd had a gun, I would have killed somebody. What fucking wonderful world? Ku Klux Klan, Mississippi civil rights workers being murdered, housewives from Detroit being gunned down in their car, black kids being lynched? They were trying to sell a series about human pain as a cute story about some cute little boy and his nanny. And it fucking made me want to puke."
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  • The role of Nathaniel 'Nathan' Bedford was played in the pilot by Jason London. When the series was picked up for more episodes, Jason was already committed to filming The Man in the Moon…
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    The role of Nathaniel 'Nathan' Bedford was played in the pilot by Jason London. When the series was picked up for more episodes, Jason was already committed to filming The Man in the Moon (1991)'. He suggested that his twin brother, Jeremy, replace him in the series. However, Jason took over the role again in late 1993 for the series' two-hour conclusion ("I'll Fly Away: Then & Now") when Jeremy was shooting another project.
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