Scrantonian Tribune from Scranton, Pennsylvania on April 28, 1985 · 18
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Scrantonian Tribune from Scranton, Pennsylvania · 18

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Sunday, April 28, 1985
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I lit- .m mil u ii in ii Cosby is setting television trends By JOAN HANAUER UPl TV Reporter NEW YORK (UPI) - Blame Bill Cosby for a lot of what you Bee on your television screen next , Reason - the success of "The Cosby Show" will have Inspired It. ThlB Is the time of year when the three networks are planning their tentative (all lineups, with NBC expected to announce Us new schedule on May 2, ABC on May 6 and CBS on May 10. The pilots they are considering reflect a Cosby-lnsplred Interest In comedy, middle class lifestyles and black families, according to two advertising agency reports to their clients on shows now underdevelopment. '"The Cosby Show has renewed network faith In comedy as a program genre," said Paul Isacsson, executive vice president and director of network programming and purchasing for Young 4Rublcam. "So it's no surprise that during the 1989-86 development season comedy will return as the primary program form, after having been displaced by drama last year. Among comedy stars ' returning are Mary Tyler Moore, Flip Wilson, Valerie Harper, Loretta Swlt and Suzanne Somers." The networks already have committed themselves to a batch of shows - early Commitment being one way to snare a star -and will be choosing the rest of their programming from among 93 pilots. Only about 25 percent of the pilots Will go to series. The sitcom concept may be on the rise, but the networks have not devoted themselves entirely to life on the laugh track - detective dramas account for 25 percent of the new pilots. Philip BUrrelt, programing vice president for Dancer Fitrgerald Sample, who prepared his agency's annual survey of "Network Television Program Development," stressed the middle class lifestyle of much new television. "Since realistic portrayals of contemporary life have proven popular ( Bill Cosby Show,' 'Hill Street Blues,' 'Miami Vice,' 'Kate & Allle,' etc. I, many of the pilots, not Surprisingly, are garnished with social relevance," he said. "However the plot mix also includes such offerings as superheroes, science fiction, detectives, anthologies and madcap comedies, to provide a balance of alternatives from which the networks can make their final selections." ABC at this stage has two set pieces - "The Colbys," a "Dy nasty" spinoff about Jeff and Fallon Colby, and "5S Lime Street," starring Robert Wagner as a Lloyds of London Inter national Insurance Investigator. CBS has committed Itself to ".Twilight Eone," a one-hour weekly anthology with a new team of writers hoping to capture the "dimension" of Rod Serllhg's old show that went off the air tl years ago. Among the authors signed up are Ray Bradbury, Stephen King and Harlan Ellison. NBC reportedly has given series commitment to "All Is Forgiven," starring Bess Armstrong as a soap opera producer and instant mother, and "The Golden Girls," created by Susan Harris of "Eoap" and "Hall To lite Chief. r MIO VALLEY DRIVE-IN 1:00 FLASHDANCE. 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