Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 09, 1979
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre

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Out of the Blue

Often thought to be a "Happy Days" spin-off, which it was, this series featured an Angel named Random (Jimmy Brogan) who came to Earth to help an aunt (Dixie Carter, "Designing Women") deal with the gaggle of nieces and nephews she got stuck with after their parents died.

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01x09 Double Jeopardy Aired: Dec. 16, 1979

Random's heavenly diplomacy is put to a test when he attempts to show the merits of being twins to Jason and Shane, who have tired of being carbon …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 13 episodes air in 1979.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Thirteen episodes were filmed (including the two-part pilot, which aired as one hour-long episode) but the show was canceled after nine episodes aired.
  • With two adult characters in the house (Random & Gladys), Dixie Carter's Aunt Marion character had little to do, so she was let go - which infuriated costar Eileen Heckart. The gimmick for…
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    With two adult characters in the house (Random & Gladys), Dixie Carter's Aunt Marion character had little to do, so she was let go - which infuriated costar Eileen Heckart. The gimmick for Heckart's Boss Angel character was that she sported a different hat each week, and she'd caused such a fuss over Carter's dismissal that the costumer presented her with a witch's hat to wear that week, which greatly amused Heckart.
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  • Peter Scolari appeared as a bad angel in one of the final episodes, and the producers planned to retool the show once again, adding Scolari as the nemesis and renaming the show "Heaven Help…
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    Peter Scolari appeared as a bad angel in one of the final episodes, and the producers planned to retool the show once again, adding Scolari as the nemesis and renaming the show "Heaven Help Us." ABC passed and never even aired the episode.
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