Here’s one I almost guarantee you won’t know. It aired against one of the most popular shows in television history at the time, during one of its most popular seasons. Which meant, you could take chances and put quirky and odd shows up against it, and people would just say your network (especially last-place ABC) was “counter-programming”. Good thing, or we never would have gotten this oddity. From prolific producer Stephen J. Cannell, one of the few fictional shows he did that really didn’t succeed, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. And it could almost be a reality show today….
I can hear reality producers climbing all over themselves already, trying to be the first to pitch it to a network.
“They have been knighted, and sent forth as their forebears were…”
…and when I say poetry, I mean very BAD poetry, as he considers himself to be a bard of the olden times…
(including, once, being stuck in the large boiling pot belonging to cannibals)
…if anyone has a copy of the unaired episode A Prince of a Fellow, contact me IMMEDIATELY!
There, that should be enough to get you started on your quest. Or at the very least, get you curious enough that you come back to see what show I’m talking about this week on Friday 8/7 Central!