Little House on the Prairie (TV series)
Little House on the Prairie is an American western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, Melissa Sue Anderson, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s. The show is an adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder's best-selling series of Little House books. Television producer and NBC executive Ed Friendly became aware of the story in the early 1970s, he asked Michael Landon to direct the pilot movie. Landon agreed on the condition that he could play Charles Ingalls; the regular series was preceded by a two-hour pilot movie, which first aired on March 30, 1974. The series premiered on the NBC network on September 11, 1974, last aired on May 10, 1982. During the 1982–83 television season, with the departure of Landon and Grassle, the series was broadcast with the new title Little House: A New Beginning. In 1997, TV Guide ranked the two-part episode "I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away" at 97 on its 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time list.
A film adaptation of the pilot movie is underway at Paramount Pictures, with Sean Durkin as the director, Scott Rudin as the producer, Abi Morgan as the screenwriter. Based on the autobiographical "Little House" stories, episodes of Little House on the Prairie concern members of the Ingalls family, who live on a small farm near the village of Walnut Grove, Minnesota. Many episodes concern the maturation of the family's second daughter, Laura. However, episodes focus on other family and community members, providing a depiction of life in a small agrarian community in late nineteenth-century America; the show's central characters are Charles Ingalls, his wife Caroline, their three daughters, Mary and Carrie, though the family expands with the birth of daughter Grace and adoption of son Albert in season five, as well as the adoption of birth siblings Cassandra and James at the end of season seven. Other essential characters include the Oleson family: Nels, proprietor of the town's general store, Oleson's Mercantile.
Teacher-turned-lawyer Adam Kendall is introduced at the end of season four and weds Mary Ingalls, Almanzo Wilder is introduced in season six and weds Laura Ingalls. Melissa Gilbert has the most appearances of a total of 190 of the 204 episodes. Michael Landon appeared in all but four episodes of seasons one through eight, but departed from being a regular part of the cast when the show was retooled as Little House: A New Beginning. Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls Karen Grassle as Caroline Quiner Ingalls Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls Wilder Melissa Sue Anderson as Mary Ingalls Kendall Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush as Carrie Ingalls Matthew Labyorteaux as Albert Ingalls Richard Bull as Nels Oleson Katherine MacGregor as Harriet Oleson Alison Arngrim as Nellie Oleson Dalton Jonathan Gilbert as Willie Oleson Victor French as Isaiah Edwards Bonnie Bartlett as Grace Snider Edwards Kevin Hagen as Dr. Hiram Baker Dabbs Greer as Rev. Robert Alden Charlotte Stewart as Eva Beadle Simms Karl Swenson as Lars Hanson Radames Pera as John Edwards Brian Part as Carl Edwards Kyle Richards as Alicia Edwards Merlin Olsen as Jonathan Garvey Hersha Parady as Alice Garvey Patrick Labyorteaux as Andrew "Andy" Garvey Linwood Boomer as Adam Kendall Ketty Lester as Hester-Sue Terhune Wendi and Brenda Turnbaugh as Grace Ingalls Dean Butler as Almanzo Wilder Lucy Lee Flippin as Eliza Jane Wilder Allison Balson as Nancy Oleson Jason Bateman as James Ingalls Missy Francis as Cassandra Ingalls Shannen Doherty as Jenny Wilder Steve Tracy as Percival Dalton Many actors, who were either well-known or went on to become famous, guest-starred on the show.
Of the 204 episodes, Michael Landon directed the largest number at 87. Maury Dexter and Leo Penn directed the remaining episodes at 3 episodes respectively. Interior shots were filmed at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, while exteriors were filmed at the nearby Big Sky Ranch in Simi Valley, where the town of Walnut Grove had been constructed. Many other filming locations were used during the course of the series including Old Tucson Studios and various locations in Sonora, California. Many of the exterior shots of Walnut Grove and the other Minnesota towns shown in the series have noticeable mountain terrain in the background of the scenes. In actuality the southern Minnesota landscape, where the show is supposed to take place, there are no tall mountains; the series theme song was titled The Little House and was written and conducted by David Ro
Eden Sonja Jane Riegel is an American actress. She portrayed Bianca Montgomery in the daytime drama All My Children, propelled the character into a gay icon, as well as a popular figure within the medium. Nominated on multiple occasions, she received a Daytime Emmy Award for the role in 2005. In addition to her work on All My Children, Riegel has guest starred in several prime time shows, as well as film, starred as character "Eden" in the web series Imaginary Bitches, she assumed the role of Heather Stevens on The Young and the Restless from April 2010 to November 2011. Born to Kurt and Lenore Riegel in Washington, D. C. 1981, Riegel was raised in a Virginia suburb and became interested in acting while watching her brother, perform dinner theater, which she joined in for $10 a week. Her big break came when she won the role of Cosette in Les Misérables, leading to other roles on and off-Broadway, she graduated from the Professional Children's School and attended Harvard University, with ambitions to become a lawyer, but left the institution.
In 2000, she served as an intern at the White House for the summer. From July 2000 to February 2005, Riegel portrayed the role of Bianca Montgomery on the American ABC soap opera All My Children. During the 2004-2005 baby switch storyline, when Bianca's daughter is kidnapped and switched with the son of Babe Carey Chandler, Riegel portrayed Bianca on fellow ABC soap opera One Life to Live. In December 2000, Riegel's character "comes out" to her mother, Erica Kane, becoming the only lesbian on a daytime soap opera at that time. In 2003, the kiss between Bianca and character Lena Kundera made history when it became the first lesbian kiss to appear on American daytime television. In 2005, with Lena out of the picture, Bianca shares a kiss with close friend and confidante Maggie Stone, making TV Guide's list of best same-sex kisses on television. Riegel's character was awarded the first Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation award for "Favorite OUT Image of the Year" in 2004. Lesbianation.com, self-proclaimed as the leading online community for lesbians, voted Eden Riegel as Number 7 on their top ten list of Women We Love: The Ladies of June'06, stating, "We were swamped with requests to add All My Children hottie Eden Riegel to our list this month — and here she is!"Riegel was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series before winning the award in 2005.
She won two Soap Opera Digest Awards in 2001 for Outstanding Female Newcomer, in 2005 for Outstanding Younger Lead Actress. That year, along with best friend and co-star Elizabeth Hendrickson, exited All My Children, with their last show airing on February 24, 2005. Riegel moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue other acting ventures, she made a brief return to the soap opera when her television mother marries in May 2005, returned for an extended stay from December 16, 2005 to January 10, 2006. Bianca's daughter, was aged accordingly. Riegel returned again for a short visit from May 24, 2006 until mid-June, in a storyline connected with Bianca's sister Kendall's pregnancy and coma. In August 2006, Riegel's return to All My Children as a contract player was announced; the actress taped her first scenes on September 12, which first aired on October 11. Riegel commuted back and forth between her home and family in Los Angeles and New York, where All My Children tapes. In 2007, she parted ways with the show once again, but reappeared in the episode dated August 14, 2007, when Bianca phones in to check on Kendall from Paris, in December for a Christmas visit.
In 2008, Riegel agreed to return to All My Children with Tamara Braun. Braun came on as Reese Williams, Bianca's new lover/girlfriend and wife. Bianca first aired on October 17, 2008. Reese followed on October 30, 2008. Riegel's return was to minimize the effect of Alicia Minshew's absence on the show while Minshew took a two-month hiatus to get married. Reese and Bianca's union made history when it resulted in the first legal same-sex marriage in American daytime television. Riegel left the show again in February 2009, but confirmed in an interview with Soap Opera Digest that she would be returning in spring 2009 to conclude the Reese and Bianca story. In 2010, Riegel returned for a short-term stint for All My Children's 40th anniversary; the character had been cited as too iconic to recast, but, in 2010, Riegel decided to permanently exit the role, plans to recast were subsequently confirmed. However, on February 22, 2013, it was announced that Riegel will be reprising her role as Bianca in guest-arc on the Prospect Park's continuation of All My Children.
Prior to joining All My Children, Riegel had a small role on the daytime drama As the World Turns as an AIDS patient, appeared in Law & Order and portrayed a minor character in the feature film American Pie. She did voice acting work in the film The Prince of Egypt, she has done some voice acting for animated TV shows like Stitch! and Bleach. While portraying Bianca, she remained active in other acting avenues, doing a small guest role on American Dreams and appearing in the New York play The Sex Lives of Superheroes. In 2008, Riegel joined the cast of Year One, a Harold Ramis film that stars Jack Black and Michael Cera; the film is a comedy about two men wandering through civilization during Biblical times, was released in June 2009. Riegel and her brother, Sam Riegel, both voiced characters in the 2012 Vita port of Persona 4 Golden, voicing the characters of Marie and Teddie, respectively. Riegel is starring in the web series Imaginary Bitches, portraying the role of "Eden", a s
Cady McClain is an American actress and author. McClain's professional acting career began in 1978 at the age of 9, when she was featured in a commercial for Band-Aid bandages, she went on to appear in over thirty commercials for products including McDonald's, Kenner's "Strawberry Shortcake" dolls, Burger King, Barbie, Shout Detergent, Pillsbury Pop'n Fresh Rolls, Apple Kool Aid, Texaco and McCain's Chicken. Among her notable early TV credits was a recurring role on St. Elsewhere, an appearance on Cheers, when she was 16 years old, as Coach's niece Joyce. Other TV credits were as Virginia in Emmy Award winning TV movie Who WIll Love My Children, opposite Ann-Margret, Robert Kennedy and His Times, as young Pat Kennedy, the ABC After School Special Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS story, Danny Thomas' One Big Family, Spenser for Hire, Lou Grant, the TV movie Home Fires and the Michael McKean TV Movie and Gown, her first film was in 1982 starring opposite Peter O'Toole in My Favorite Year as Tess, his daughter.
She appeared as a dancer in the Herb Ross film, Pennies From Heaven starring Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters. McClain appeared in the independent films Simple Justice, with Doris Roberts and Cesar Romero, Alma Mater with Alexander Chaplin and Will Lyman, Retreat with Michael E. Knight, Soldier's Heart. Soldier's Heart, a film about veterans and PTSD, won the prestigious Best Narrative Feature award at the GI Film Festival in Washington D. C. In 2008, McClain appeared in Home Movie with Adrian Pasdar. In the film, McClain plays Claire Poe, a psychiatrist and wife. Home Movie, is the story of a family's descent into darkness. In a Blair Witch style mockumentary we follow the Poe children's violent tendencies and their parents effort to help them. Directed by Chris Denham, it won the Sitgis Film Festival Citizen Cane Award for Best Direction. McClain began working in the theater at a young age, her first professional production was as a chorus girl in The Music Man and Finian's Rainbow at Fullerton College.
Other small California productions followed such as Wait Until Dames at Sea. She was cast in a workshop production of the titled 40 starring Bonnie Franklin, was brought to New York with the production as part of a pre-Broadway tryout at the John Drew Theater in East Hampton. With lyrics by Judith Viorst, the production title was changed to Happy Birthday and Other Humiliations, she went on to work with Mary Beth Piel and Ron Rains in A Little Night Music at the New York Opera Ensemble, Quiet on the Set at the Westbeth Theater, as Hero in Much Ado About Nothing at the Lincoln Center Stages, Comedy of Errors at the Hudson Theatre Guild, Barefoot in the Park at the Westbury Music Fair, Self Offense with the Cucaracha Theatre Company, Inventions of Farewell at HERE Theatre, The Red Address as Lady, written by David Ives. She wrote and acted in a one-woman piece of performance art called Mona 7, which dealt with abuse and its effect on a young woman. McClain is best known for two high-profile roles she has had on daytime television: the role of Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children and her role on As the World Turns as Rosanna Cabot Montgomery.
McClain won her first Daytime Emmy Award in 1990 for Outstanding Ingenue on All My Children and in 2004, won her second Daytime Emmy for her portrayal of Rosanna on As the World Turns. After McClain's stint at As the World Turns concluded, rumors circulated about a return to All My Children. In December 2005, McClain made an appearance on the show, her popular character returned full-time a few months later. In a surprising turn of events, the character of Dixie was killed off via poisoned pancakes on January 30, 2007, which caused a massive negative outcry from longtime fans and soap opera media. A front page headline on a Soap Opera Weekly cover story quoted McClain as saying, "There was no negotiation."McClain confirmed via a blog entry on her official site that she would return to her Emmy-winning role of Rosanna on As the World Turns. McClain returned to the screen July 2007, when her character woke up from a two-year coma. After a six-month run, McClain decided to leave the show again.
Her last air date was January 28, 2008. McClain returned to All My Children on May 2, 2008 for six weeks as a ghostly Dixie to help guide Tad Martin to their daughter Kate, she departed the series on June 12, 2008. On March 2, 2009, McClain confirmed in her blog that she had agreed to return to As the World Turns for another six-month contract beginning May 20, 2009; when it was announced that ATWT was canceled in 2010, she returned again for the show's final episodes. McClain returned once again to All My Children in March 2010 for a short stint as a ghostly Dixie to help son J. R. fight his battle with cancer. She again returned on April 20, 2010 to welcome Palmer Cortlandt to heaven at the end of a tribute episode for James Mitchell, she was wooed back to All My Children one last time by the new head writer Lorraine Broderick in October 2010. The show was canceled before she could complete negotiations on a year-long contract, she did agree to return for the last summer of the show's airing on ABC, from May to August 2011.
She has agreed to appear on the show's online revival, much to the delight of fans. When asked about it, she wrote in her blog: "Since word got out that AMC/PP contacte
Heather Marie Tom is an American actress best known for her work on various soap operas, with her best known roles being Victoria Newman on The Young and the Restless, Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live and, since 2007, Katie Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful. As a jump start to her career, Tom guest starred on an episode of Who's The Boss? in 1989. In that same year, she guest starred in an episode of Kids Incorporated, she became well known in the realm of soap operas for her role as Victoria Newman on The Young and the Restless. Debuting in December 1990, Tom won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 1993 and 1999, along with nominations in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2000. Tom departed from the role of Victoria on December 2003, citing creative differences. Prior to her departure, she began portraying Kelly Cramer on ABC's One Life to Live making brief appearances on All My Children until she departed in 2006. Since 2007, Tom has become recognized for her role as Katie Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Tom has guest starred on Monk and Ugly Betty and has worked extensively in theater, both in New York and on the West Coast. Tom was born the oldest of three to Charles Tom, who are divorced, her two younger siblings are twins David and Nicholle Tom, who are actors. David played Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless and co-starred with her on One Life to Live as her brother, Paul Cramer, while Nicholle played Maggie Sheffield on The Nanny, starring Fran Drescher. In 2000, Heather and her brother, made Hollywood history as the first brother and sister to be nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards in the same year. In August 2011, Tom announced her engagement to her partner of James Achor. On September 17, 2011, less than a month the pair married. On May 19, 2012, it was announced. Tom confirmed she was due around October. Sure enough, on October 28, 2012, Tom gave birth to Zane Alexander, weighing 8 pounds. Zane has appeared sparodically on The Bold and the Beautiful, as Tom's on-screen son, Will Spencer, since 2013.
Heather and James run a design business, Tight Rope Designs and have redecorated several homes in the Los Angeles area. Their work has been featured in InStyle and Elle Decor magazines. In the summer of 2013, Heather starred in her own reality TV miniseries for HGTV called "Renovation Unscripted." In September 2016, Tom finished first in the celebrity female division of the 30th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon with a time of 2:05:23.63, helping to raise more than $1,226,000 for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Cancer Research Program. Http://heathertom.com/#new Heather Tom on IMDb
Nina Webster is a fictional character from the American CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, portrayed by Tricia Cast. She was introduced during the episode airing on June 26, 1986 as a pregnant teenager whom Christine Blair befriends. Cast remained a regular cast member for fifteen years before asking for a contract release and departing onscreen in February 2001. In 2008, the actress returned for several guest spots, the following year, she returned for a bigger storyline, has continued to make occasional appearances. Cast described Nina as "someone, confused generally". After her child was stolen from her hands at birth, Nina was involved in a romance with Phillip Chancellor III, which resulted in another child, Phillip Chancellor IV. Phillip III died—which many years proved to be faked—and Nina raised Phillip IV as a single mother, she became a novelist and screenwriter having marriages to David Kimble and Ryan McNeil. Nina was involved with a man named Tomas Del Cerro, a publisher interested in a novel of hers about her stolen son.
In 2010, Nina met her long lost son, revealed to be Ronan Malloy. In 1992, Cast won a Daytime Emmy Award for her portrayal. Cast debuted in the role onscreen with her first run lasting fifteen years, she went on to reveal in 1993. In September 2000, it was announced that Cast had requested to be released from her contract, leading to much speculation as to why she chose to leave. Cast's publicist issued a statement, saying: "Tricia has decided to take a sabbatical from Hollywood for an indefinite period of time, she is looking forward to spending some quality time with her new husband in Tennessee." Her last airdate was January 31, 2001. In 2008, it was announced that Cast would be returning for several guest appearances along with various other previous actors, airing from November 14 to 20, 2008. In April 2009, Cast was announced to be reprising the role again for a bigger storyline, she remained on a recurring status with the soap opera for the following three years. After getting pregnant by a man named Jimmy, Nina Webster ran away from her home and spent nights on a park bench in Genoa City, before being found by Christine Blair, with whom she soon became friends.
She found a place to live at Rose DeVille's home, but had no idea that Rose was involved in a black-market baby snatching. When Nina gave birth to a son, she decided to keep the baby, but Rose made sure that this would not happen as she stole the baby and sold him to a couple, the Lansings, who were desperate to adopt, afterwards Rose left town. Nina decided to get her life back on track, she set her sights on Christine's boyfriend Phillip Chancellor III, seduced him and ended up pregnant yet again. In a rare act of unity, Phillip's mother Jill Foster Abbott and her sworn enemy Katherine Chancellor attempted to pay Nina to leave town, but she refused. After a difficult delivery, Nina gives birth to a baby boy named Phillip Chancellor IV, she and Phillip marry and not Jill or Kay can separate the happy couple. She ended up with a considerable fortune despite Jill and Katherine's attempt to keep Nina away from the Chancellor fortune. Soon after, Nina began dating Jill's former assistant David Kimble.
Nina's friends Christine and Danny Romalotti warned Nina against David, but Nina and David continued their romance. David threatened Christine to keep away from Nina, when Christine told Nina, she did not believe her. Nina and David ended up eloping and he signed a prenuptial agreement, but David ended up having an affair with a mailroom attendant Diane Weston, it was soon discovered that David had killed his first wife Rebecca and when Rebecca's friend showed up in Genoa City to prove David killed her, she herself was killed. Christine and Danny continued to look into David, David tried to frame Danny for cocaine possession in retaliation. Nina ended up learning from Diane that David was going to kill her and Phillip IV. Soon after, Nina was in turn arrested for attempted murder, it was dropped when she convinced the jury that she killed David in self-defense. By 1991, David returned in disguise and with the name of Jim Adams, began romancing Nina's mother Florence, he was able to convince Nina to change her will to make Florence and him the co- beneficiaries of Nina's estate.
At a masquerade ball, David intended to kill Nina and Danny, but his ex-lover Diane warned them. They ended up tricking David to think that he killed them all and was soon being investigated by the police, he hid in a garbage chute at one point and was killed by a garbage compactor. She started an affair with Ryan McNeil, who at the time was married to Victoria Newman, their relationship continued after Ryan and Victoria's marriage ended, Nina ended up pregnant once again, leaving Ryan with no choice but to marry her. Nina miscarried, it was when Ryan realized how much he loved her. During their marriage though, Nina fell for Cole Howard, who incidentally was another one of Victoria's husbands. Cole didn't want to be with her and Nina was having hard time dealing with the truth, her marriage to Ryan suffered because of it. Ryan fell for another woman, Tricia Dennison, the feelings of rejection from both Cole and Ryan caused her to try to commit suicide. Ryan convinced her not to do this but a shot was fired and she lost her memory.
She survived, however Ryan was believed to have shot Nina, who regained her memo
The Bad News Bears (TV series)
The Bad News Bears is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from March 24, 1979, until July 26, 1980, consisting of 26 episodes. It was based on the 1976 film of the same name, followed by two sequels in 1977 and 1978. In the television version, Jack Warden portrayed former minor-leaguer Morris Buttermaker, the coach of the Hoover Junior High Bears, a sorry bunch of youthful misfits and bumblers. Catherine Hicks played Hoover Junior High principal Dr. Emily Rappant. Phillip Richard Allen played the coach of the dreaded rival Lions. Corey Feldman, Billy Jayne and Meeno Peluce were cast amongst the team's players, Tricia Cast played Amanda Wurlitzer, the Bears' star pitcher; the series was scheduled on Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. In September 1979, it was moved to 8:30 p.m. Three episodes into the series' second season, CBS canceled The Bad News Bears due to low ratings; when CBS broadcast unaired episodes in June 1980 it was moved back to 8:00 p.m. In July 1980, the series was again moved to the 8:30 timeslot, but by audiences were confused by the frequent time changes and stopped tuning in.
Jack Warden... Morris Buttermaker Catherine Hicks... Dr. Emily Rappant Phillip Richard Allen... Roy Turner Sparky Marcus... Leslie Ogilvie Meeno Peluce... Tanner Boyle Billy Jayne... Rudi Stein Corey Feldman... Regi Tower Shane Butterworth... Timmy Lupus Kristoff St. John... Ahmad Abdul Rahim J. Brennan Smith... Mike Engelberg Charles Nunez... Miguel Agilar Danny Nunez... Jose Agilar Tricia Cast... Amanda Wurlitzer Bill Lazarus... Frosty Gregg Forrest... Kelly Leek Rad Daly... Josh Matthews Persephanie Silverthorn... Student Sherrie Wills... Marsha In the late 1980s, the show was rerun on Nick at Nite. In the early 1990s, it was rerun on Comedy Central. On October 31, 2018, Visual Entertainment will release the complete series on DVD in Region 1 for the first time; the Bad News Bears on IMDb The Bad News Bears at TV.com
It's Your Move
It's Your Move is an American sitcom starring Jason Bateman, Tricia Cast, Caren Kaye, Ernie Sabella, David Garrison, Garrett Morris. The show aired on NBC from 1984 to 1985; the show centered on Matthew Burton, a teenage scam artist who lived in a Van Nuys, apartment with his older sister Julie and widowed mother Eileen. Matt ran various underhanded dealings with his high school friends his sidekick Eli, such as term paper sales, exam answer keys, blackmail; the status quo of Matthew's world changed forever in the series' pilot, when Norman Lamb moved into the apartment across the hall. A quick-witted but impoverished writer from Chicago, Norman struck up a friendship with Eileen and the two were soon dating. Dismayed that his mother had chosen someone so far beneath her, Matt set upon sabotaging their relationship, but soon finds he has met his match—Norman reveals himself to be cut from the same cloth as Matthew, foils plot after plot. Jason Bateman as Matthew Burton Tricia Cast as Julie Burton Ernie Sabella as Lou Donatelli Caren Kaye as Eileen Burton David Garrison as Norman Lamb A notable episode was a two-parter entitled "The Dregs of Humanity".
In the first half of the episode, Eli loses the school's money, trusted to Matt for hiring a band for a school dance. To cover the loss, Matthew crafts the rise and fall of a band—The Dregs of Humanity—and acts as their manager; the fictitious band, which consisted of four skeletons stolen from the biology lab, is a little too successful and Matthew soon finds himself agreeing to allow Norman an interview with the band for Music Press magazine, figuring that if the truth comes out, Norman will be humiliated. The interview only fuels the Dregs' popularity, this sets up the cliffhanger: the Palladium calls and offers a $20,000 gig for the Dregs. While heretofore willing to let the Dregs retire, the money is too enticing and Matt agrees to the gig; the second installment of the two part episode was scheduled to air the following week, but was preempted by a speech by then-President Reagan. In the second part of the episode, Matthew is scrambling to explain why The Dregs failed to show up to a sold-out concert.
To make matters worse, Norman is starting to suspect that the band doesn't exist and Matthew gets sued. He has the brilliant idea to send the "band" to a watery grave by concocting a story that the "band" drove off a cliff into the ocean. In a episode, it is revealed that the fake band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the series opened with some positive reception from critics, but its time slot competed with the popular show Dynasty on ABC and the series was canceled in early 1985. In episode 14, "Caught in the Act," Matthew's mother found out. Matthew stopped playing his tricks. For the last four episodes, the show's original premise was ignored; this may have been a result of letters. According to Bateman, the reason the show was cancelled was because NBC was receiving “letters from mothers across the country whose kids were getting into trouble at school by mimicking Mathew’s antics”; the show's creators and executive producers were Michael G. Moye and Ron Leavitt, who just 3 years would take the harder tone of the It's Your Move concept and put it in an different context: Fox's Married... with Children, in which Garrison starred for four seasons.
Kristy Swanson River Phoenix Justine Bateman Alan Blumenfeld The show was rerun on the USA Network from 1989 to 1992. It's Your Move on IMDb It's Your Move at TV.com It's Your Move at epguides.com