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.
  • Eileen Heckart had a miserable working experience on the show on the show and was relieved when it was canceled. "One of my biggest fears is that ABC will run out of summer replacements…
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    Eileen Heckart had a miserable working experience on the show on the show and was relieved when it was canceled. "One of my biggest fears is that ABC will run out of summer replacements sometime and air reruns of Out of the Blue," she mused in the book "Just Outside the Spotlight: Growing Up with Eileen Heckart."
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  • The pilot was not broadcast; it ran less than 20 minutes and was retooled as "Random's Arrival." In the original pilot, The Boss Angel was male and Aunt Marion wasn't included.
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