1775 (TV pilot)

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Seventeen Seventy Five
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Written by Martin Rips and Joseph Staretski
Directed by David Trainer
Starring Ryan O'Neal
Lesley-Anne Down
Sarah Koskoff
Judith Jones
Danielle Harris
Gregory Sporleder
Adam West
Jeffrey Tambor
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 1 (pilot)
Producer(s) Faye Oshima Belyeu
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBS
Original release 5 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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