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Sep. 09, 1979
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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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  • This show was an ill-fated attempt by ABC to further cash in on spin-offs of Happy Days. At the time, both Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy were huge successes, so the idea was to use the…
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    This show was an ill-fated attempt by ABC to further cash in on spin-offs of Happy Days. At the time, both Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy were huge successes, so the idea was to use the Mork motif to create a one-off, other-worldly character (Random) on Happy Days, then spin him off as the center of a new show. Robin Williams even guest-starred as Mork in the pilot, but it still wasn't enough to get the show jump-started.
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  • Ratings were dismal, so they quickly began retooling the show, dumping characters and replacing cast members.
  • 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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