what else was on? (1988-93)

What else was on...?


1988-89:



When CBS was airing the eleventh Season of "Dallas" at 9 PM on Friday nights...

- ABC scheduled its sitcom block with "Mr. Belvedere", and new shows "Perfect Strangers", and the "Growing Pains" spinoff "Just the Ten of Us" (starring future "Melrose Place" actress Jamie Luner)
- NBC programmed SciFi series "Something Is Out There" first, and then "Father Dowling Mysteries"

Against the eighth Season of "Falcon Crest" at 10 PM on Friday nights, there were...

- ABC´s "20/20"
- NBC programmed consecutively "Miami Vice" and drama "Dream Street" (featuring another "Melrose Place" star, Thomas Calabro).

Against the tenth Season of "Knots Landing" at 9 PM on Thursday nights, there were...




- ABC´s medical drama "Heartbeat" (starring the future "ST: Voyager" lead Kate Mulgrew and the former "Falcon Crest" actress Laura Johnson, both in the above photo with Darrell Larson)
- NBC´s "L.A. Law" 

Against the ninth (and last) Season of "Dynasty", now at 9 PM on Thursday nights, there were...

- CBS´ David Jacobs-produced Western "Paradise" (with former "Knots Landing" child actor Matthew Newmark), and "The Equalizer"
- NBC´s sitcom block with "Cheers" and new show "Dear John"




1989-90:


When CBS was airing the twelfth Season of "Dallas" at 9 PM on Friday nights...

- ABC kept "Perfect Strangers", and "Just the Ten of Us" 
- NBC programmed consecutively crime drama "Hardball", cop show "True Blue" (with future "Melrose Place" star Grant Show), and actioner "Nasty Boys" (with former "Fame Kid" Nia Peeples)

Against the ninth (and last) Season of "Falcon Crest" at 10 PM on Friday nights, and after its final re-tooling, right before "Knots Landing", at 9 PM on Thursdays, there were...



- ABC´s "20/20" and in Spring, the groundbreaking new show "Twin Peaks" (famous title card above)
- NBC´s crime drama "Mancuso, F.B.I." (with ex "Dallas" guest star Fredric Lehne) and, in Spring, "Cheers" and new comedy "Wings" (starring the future guest star of TNT´s "Dallas", Steven Weber)

Against the eleventh Season of "Knots Landing", back at 10 PM on Thursday nights, there were...

- ABC´s "Primetime Live" News Show 
- NBC´s "L.A. Law" 



1990-91:


When CBS was airing the thirteenth (and last) Season of "Dallas" at 10 in Fall, and at 9 PM in Winter / Spring, on Friday nights...

- ABC´s "20/20" and, after the timeslot change, kept "Perfect Strangers" and long-running "Family Matters", and added the sitcom "Going Places" (with ex-"Dynasty" star and future "Melrose Place" eternal "Special Guest Star" Heather Locklear) and "Baby Talk" (starring a pre-E.R. George Clooney, in the photo below with Julia Duffy) 



- NBC programmed consecutively the drama "Mignight Caller", and, after the timeslot change, "Night Court" and "Wings", as well as the re-imagining of gothic soap "Dark Shadows"

Against the twelfth Season of "Knots Landing" at 10 PM on Thursday nights, there were...

- ABC´s "Primetime Live"  
- NBC´s "L.A. Law




1991-92:



When CBS was airing the thirteenth Season of "Knots Landing" at 10 PM on Thursday nights, there also were scheduled...

ABC´s "Primetime Live"  
- NBC´s "L.A. Law" (main cast in the photo below)
- NEW! Fox´s "Local Programming"







1992-93:



When CBS was airing the fourteenth (and last) Season of "Knots Landing" at 10 PM on Thursday nights, there also were scheduled...

ABC´s "Primetime Live"  
- NBC´s "L.A. Law
- Fox: "Local Programming"

Against Spelling´s new soap for a younger audience, "Melrose Place", airing at 9 PM on Wednesday nights on Fox, there were...

ABC´s long-running sitcom "Home Improvement", new show "Laurie Hill" (co-starring Ellen DeGeneres in one of her early roles), and "Coach" (with "Soap"´s fabulous Katherine Helmond)
- CBS´ cop drama "In the Heat of the Night"
- NBC´s: Fall´s comedy block with "Seinfeld" and "Mad About You" (starring future Oscar winner Helen Hunt, in the photo below with co-star Paul Reiser), and Winter´s police drama "Homicide: Life on the Street"







Notes: 

- "NEW!" is always referred to the channel, not the show
- All the links lead to the respective series´ Imdb pages
- Info sources: Imdb & Wikipedia


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