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An American FamilyAn American Family
ABC Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Music, Reality, Documentary

ABC comedy project looks into the lives of three very different families living in the same suburb. This single-camera comedy is penned by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd.


Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down?Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down?
ABC, 1970 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family, Animation

This is a 1970 animated showcase for various caricatured Jerry Lewis characters, all based on characters from the Lewis film, The Family Jewels and styled in a fashion similar to Archie's TV Funnies and the Groovie Goolies. The title is a variant of the deciding question on the game show To Tell the Truth: "Will the real __________ please stand up?". Like most 1970s-era Saturday morning cartoon series, Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down contained an adult laugh track.


Make Room for GranddaddyMake Room for Granddaddy
ABC, 1970 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy

A retired performer and his wife welcome their young grandson into their home, navigating the challenges of parenting in their golden years. Make Room for Granddaddy offers a heartwarming look at the ups and downs of family life, with plenty of laughs and touching moments along the way.


Dick Tracy (1950)Dick Tracy (1950)
ABC, 1950 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime

Dick Tracy was a popular low-budget TV series on ABC in the 1950s. It gained popularity among kids but ended abruptly due to the untimely death of star Ralph Byrd. The series had to be discontinued after Ralph Byrd suffered a fatal heart attack in August 1952, leaving the show's continuation in question.


The Lost Saucer (1975)The Lost Saucer (1975)
ABC Cancelled/Ended | Family, Children, Sci-Fi

Jim Neighbors and Ruth Buzzi play two cornball alien robots that befriend two children who have stowed aboard their UFO. Along with their half-horse/half-dog, Dorsey, the bumbling duo travel through time in a series of WACKY adventures, attempting to return the children to their appropriate planet and year. Think Land of the Lost, only with Gomer Pyle robots in place of dinosaurs.


Covington CrossCovington Cross
ABC, 1992 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, History
Rating: 4/5

This is a fanciful drama about life in medieval England for Sir Thomas, a widower, and his four children. Richard and Armus are stalwart young knights, but the other two children only wish they were. Cedric is in training to be a cleric as his late mother wished. Eleanor finds it difficult because of her sex, although she is as good on a horse and with a crossbow as any man. (Another son, William, left for the Crusades after the pilot episode and was barely mentioned again.) Sir Thomas has developed a relationship with Lady Elizabeth, who lives in her own castle nearby. Their other neighbor, Baron John Mullens, is continually plotting to ruin Sir Thomas and take his land.


Opportunity KnocksOpportunity Knocks
ABC, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family, Teens, Children

Contestants on this ABC alternative game show are quizzed about their knowledge of their family members for cash prizes. Ashton Kutcher's production company is the force behind this alternative project.


Crusade in EuropeCrusade in Europe
ABC, 1949 Cancelled/Ended | Military/War, Documentary, News

Crusade in Europe is a documentary series based on General Eisenhower's book about WWII. The first of its kind, it features combat footage from the war. The series provides a unique glimpse into the battles fought during WWII, with a focus on the European theater. It offers a historical account of the war through the eyes of those who fought it.


Going PlacesGoing Places
ABC, 1990 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy

Four young adults not only share producing jobs at a hidden-camera TV show but also share the same house.


Civil WarsCivil Wars
ABC, 1991 Cancelled/Ended | Drama

The series focused on the lives and cases of New York City divorce attorneys. It had a famously misanthropic opening credits sequence; in it, romantic photo albums were shown as the voice track played couples ripping into each other in court, as each of the show's principal attorneys interrogated them, one by one, on the stand.