Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 26, 1974 · Page 68
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 68

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 26, 1974
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Peter Kalk and Lee H. \1onlgomerv in a scene from "Mwterv Movie." 8:30 p. m.. Sunrlav. !Mav 26 on NBC-TV. Joel Fahiani and Jay Novello star in "Wide World Mystery." at 11:30 p.m.. Tuesday. May 28 on ABC-TV. Networks' mini-series failing By Jay Fredericks "Banacek," the final element of the NBC Tuesday Mystery Movie series was shucked off this past week because, according to the network, George Peppard noi only demanded a large salary increase (which he got), and the right to direct several show (which he also got) but also insisted that Universal (which owns the "Banacek" series) buy a script he's written and pay him to produce it as a motion picture (that, he didn't get). The original plans announced earlier for next fall by NBC called for-"Ban- acek" to move into the Sunday MysteVy Movie lineup along with "Columbo," Me- Cloud," and "McMillan and Wife." "Banacek" was to replace the cancelled "Hec Ramsey." Now the network says the extra time will be filled with extra segments of "McCloud." NBC wanted more "Columbo" segments but Peter Falk refused to make them. The network says that the mini-series idea has been a hit, but it's obvious that you've got to find the right combination. Because while the Sunday Mystery Movie has had good ratings, the Tuesday Mystery Movie didn't fare as well and the attempts by ABC and CBS to develop three-in-one type series ("The Men," "Hawkins," "Shaft," 'etc.) died a quick and messy death. Also, 'there was some talk way back there when the mini-series idea was fresh and new and just getting started about using the same type of format for variety and situation comedy shows. That idea hasn't been mentioned much lately. What does seem to be getting talked about is more shows like ABC's blockbuster six hour two parter, "QB VII." Plans already are underway to film Gore Vidal's newest biographical novel, "Burr," as a four to six hour two part series and other shows of this type are being considered. The producers of "Sanford and Son" are putting a brave The thing to do in '74--FINISH HIGH SCHOOL? WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW THE COST? .WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW HOW LONG IT TAKES THRU HOME STUDY? WRITE FOR FREE INFORMATION--TELL ALL AMERICAN SCHOOL. W.Va. District Office, 1217 PURK «£., HIIRO, W V* .....-·flFCHICMO , Send me your Free Information .Name .' Age "Address · , , . Phone 1 ; City Stole ..' . . . Zip. face'bn Tt and saying that Whitman Mayo is going to replace the elusive Redd Foxx in that series and that, after the initial shock, "the audience won't notice." My. opinion of that is "Bullfeathers!" Foxx, according to the stories, has been making all sorts of demands and refusing to come to work until he gets what he wants. Faced with deadlines, the producers of "Sanford and Son" have thrown Whitman Mayo into the breach. But Whitman Mayo, while a'fine second banana, just isn't Redd Foxx. The show's producers claim that it's the idea of the series, not the star, which attracts viewers. I say it's the star and I say that without Redd Foxx, "Sanford and Son" is going to collapse. Speaking of acting up, word is that David Carradine has decided he doesn't want to go around mouthing Eastern platitudes and kicking baddies in the la bonza 'any more. Carradine claims he wants out of "Rung Fu" at the end of this coming season. ALCOA ALUMINUM SIDING Complete Home Modernization! · PORCH ENCLOSURES ' '"" · ROOM ADDITIONS · STORM WINDOWS and DOORS · ROOFS ·GUTTERS and DOWNSPOUTS · RECREATION ROOMS · WOOD PANELING · SUSPENDED CEILINGS . PRE-CAST STONE ·CALL NOW 346-5701 NIGHTS. SUNDAYS HOLIDAYS CALL 925-7104 fCHARLESfoTHOME ! IMPROVEMENT CO. I 1721 WASHINGTON ST., WEST FREE ESTIMATES TERMS INSTALL NOW AND SAVE ! on a FEDDERS CENTRAL AIR SYSTEM 24,000 BTU's ......... 640°° 30,000 BTU's ......... 795« 36,000 BTU's ... ..... .875°° Complete and installed urnace Blower, Ductwork, and Wiring are adequate What Call for free survey all work performed by licensed, insured, factory trained personnel. BARNETTE EQUIPMENT CO. lOOMacCorlcleAve. ST. ALBANS, W. VA. PHONE 727-5401 Growing To Serve You! SHOWTIME:

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