1775 (TV pilot)

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Seventeen Seventy Five
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Written byMartin Rips and Joseph Staretski
Directed byDavid Trainer
StarringRyan O'Neal
Lesley-Anne Down
Sarah Koskoff
Judith Jones
Danielle Harris
Gregory Sporleder
Adam West
Jeffrey Tambor
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes1 (pilot)
Producer(s)Faye Oshima Belyeu
Running time30 minutes
Original networkCBS
Original release5 September 1992

Seventeen Seventy Five was a 1992 pilot episode for a CBS situation comedy, similar in style to the BBC situation comedy Blackadder. Set in colonial Philadelphia during the run-up to the American Revolution, the series was to follow the exploits of innkeeper Jeremy Proctor and his family. The series was not picked up by CBS.[1][2][3]

A similar idea for a situation comedy was mentioned by Andrew Alexander in a commentary track for SCTV.


Innkeeper Jeremy Proctor needs funds to send his daughters to a ball (which will hopefully lead to marrying one of them off). He thus tries to borrow the money from his brother-in-law, George Washington, but to no avail.[4]



  1. ^ Christopher Meeks (September 9, 1992). "Review: '1775'". Variety. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  2. ^ Vincent Terrace. Encyclopedia of Television Pilots, 1937-2012. McFarland, 2013. ISBN 1476602492.
  3. ^ Joe Logan (March 10, 1992). "A Ryan O'neal Sitcom For Philly? Historic!". The Inquirer.
  4. ^ "Episode plot". Retrieved 20 July 2010.

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