Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 30, 1983
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network

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Manimal

“Dr. Jonathan Chase is a wealthy, young, and handsome man with the brightest of futures with a very dark past. From Africa’s deepest recesses, to the rarest peaks of Tibet, heir to his father’s legacy, and the world’s darkest mysteries is Jonathan Chase, master of the secrets that divide man from animal, animal from man, Manimal.” He can change into any animal to help solve crimes.

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01x08 Night of the Beast Aired: Dec. 17, 1983

A gangster's syndicate wants to do a gambling paradise out of the provincial small town Birch Hollow. Jonathan, Brooke and Ty, who have arrived …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 8 episodes air in 1983.

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  • JC lives in a spacious apartment decorated with exotic art (anything from Egyptian mythology statuettes such as Anubis, to Asian paintings and carvings). Downstairs is an area with several…
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    JC lives in a spacious apartment decorated with exotic art (anything from Egyptian mythology statuettes such as Anubis, to Asian paintings and carvings). Downstairs is an area with several compartments where he keeps live exotic animals, anything from wild cats to a wallaby, and even a camel.
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  • Creator Glen Larson briefly resurrected the Jonathan Chase character for a crossover with his 1990 series "Night Man". In that episode, 'Manimal's' traditional practical-effects…
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    Creator Glen Larson briefly resurrected the Jonathan Chase character for a crossover with his 1990 series "Night Man". In that episode, 'Manimal's' traditional practical-effects transformation was abandoned in favor of CGI sequence.
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  • TV Guide ranked "Manimal" number 15 on their list of 50 worst TV shows of all time in 2002.
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