Stephen J. Cannell Television Productions: A History of All Series and Pilots (Google eBook)

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McFarland, Jul 1, 2009 - Performing Arts - 394 pages
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The face of 1980s television was shaped by a man who stayed behind the scenes. Stephen Cannell's reluctant white knights--put-upon private eye James Rockford, World War II fly-boys the Black Sheep Squadron, hapless superhero Ralph Hinckley, fugitive mercenaries the A-Team, and maverick cop Hunter--traversed the television landscape from the 1970s to the 1990s. Cannell changed the face of the action-adventure genre, updating the crime-show format with a hybrid of rebellious morality, juvenile wit, intelligent sarcasm, and radical conservatism. This book discusses in detail the programs of the writer-producer and lists every episode of his award-winning productions from the early 1970s to the early '90s. The book features publicity photos and descriptions of unsold pilots.
  

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User Review  - Sheryl Tribble - Goodreads

Going back to the days of Scott Clark's letterzine “The Cannell Files” (mid 1980s), Stephen J. Cannell fans seem to break down into two types. The first type is people who appreciate SJC's sense of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marc - Goodreads

Way better than the other Cannell book. This one is incredibly detailed. The author spent many years compiling information and had some really great trivia. More information than most would ever need, but good for focusing on your favorite of his shows. Recommended to at least skim a bit. Read full review

Contents

Beginnings
43
The Golden Years
109
From LA to Canada
192
The WrapUp
318
Sources of Quotations
335
Bibliography
345
Index
349
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About the author (2009)

Freelance writer Jon Abbott has written more than 400 articles on American television and related topics for more than 20 magazines. He lives in Brighton, England.

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