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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 White Shadow is Canceled/Ended
The show had 3 seasons and 54 episodes air between 1978 and 1981.

Series Info

Type:
Scripted
Premiered:
Nov. 27, 1978
Status:
Canceled/Ended
Runtime:
60 min.
Aired:
1978 - 1981
To-Date:
3 Seasons
54 Episodes
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre

Character Guide

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Series Fun Facts

More Trivia
  • Of the actors playing the Carver players, Nathan Cook was the oldest (28) when the show debuted, only seven years younger than Ken Howard. Timothy Van Patten was the youngest at 19.
  • Byron Stewart was hired for the part of Warren Coolidge after Ken Howard saw him on TV in the movie Fire Sale. Howard immediately phoned Bruce Paltrow to hire Stewart, who is 6'8" tall,…
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    Byron Stewart was hired for the part of Warren Coolidge after Ken Howard saw him on TV in the movie Fire Sale. Howard immediately phoned Bruce Paltrow to hire Stewart, who is 6'8" tall, because Howard wanted at least one "player" taller than himself on the Carver team (Howard is 6'6").
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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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