Type
Scripted
Premiered
Nov. 27, 1978
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre

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The White Shadow

When a professional athlete busts his knee, there are a few vocational routes to take. There's sports commentary, the autobiography business, personal appearances at used car lot grand openings, and the lecture circuit—all careers that A.E. Housman may have been thinking of when he wrote his poem "To An Athlete Dying Young."

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03x15 A Day in the Life Aired: Mar. 16, 1981

Goldstein, Gomez, Hayward, and Reese all return for an "alumni" exhibition game, amid all the troubles the four have encountered in "real life" …

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The show had 3 seasons and 54 episodes air between 1978 and 1981.

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  • According to Kevin Hooks, the decision to cancel the show was made abruptly after 15 episodes of Season 3. At least three episodes remain unaired, one in which he was to make his directorial…
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    According to Kevin Hooks, the decision to cancel the show was made abruptly after 15 episodes of Season 3. At least three episodes remain unaired, one in which he was to make his directorial debut, and two others which were to be centered around the characters of Jesse Mitchell (Stoney Jackson) and Eddie Franklin (Art Holliday).
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  • Goof (continuity error): Ken Reeves' NBA career is referred to several times in the series, but the number of years and the teams he played on seem to change each time. For instance, he tells…
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    Goof (continuity error): Ken Reeves' NBA career is referred to several times in the series, but the number of years and the teams he played on seem to change each time. For instance, he tells reporter Sally Adams in "The Offer" that he was in the Chicago Bulls' starting lineup for 10 seasons. In "Wanna Bet", street hustler Bobby Magum remembers Reeves playing for Chicago, Denver, and Milwaukee. Finally, in "Little Orphan Abner", he tells Abner Goldstein's grandparents he spent the last six years of his career with the Bulls.
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  • The character of Jackson never graduated from Carver because he was shot and killed by armed robbers holding up a liquor store, as he tried to talk the robbers into giving up. According to…
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    The character of Jackson never graduated from Carver because he was shot and killed by armed robbers holding up a liquor store, as he tried to talk the robbers into giving up. According to writer Marc Rubin, executive producer Bruce Paltrow originally wanted Jackson to be killed while committing the robbery.
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