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what else was on? (1980-84)


What else was on...?



1980-1981:



When CBS was airing the third Season of "Dallas" at 10 PM on Friday nights...

- ABC scheduled a TVM
- NBC scheduled David Brinkley´s Magazine 

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

- ABC´s 20/20 News
- NBC movie

Against the first Season of "Dynasty" at 9 PM on Monday nights, there were...

- CBS scheduled "M*A*S*H" and "House Calls" (starring "Dallas" guest star David Wayne)
- NBC movie

Against the first Season of "Flamingo Road" at 9 PM on Summer Monday nights, there were...

- ABC´s Baseball
CBS´"M*A*S*H" (title card below) and "House Calls"




1981-82:


When CBS was airing the fourth Season of "Dallas", first at 10 PM on Friday nights, and then one hour earlier...

- ABC scheduled Spelling´s cop series "Strike Force" and the horror anthology "Darkroom", resp., and, on Spring Friday nights, drama "Chicago Story"

- NBC scheduled crime drama "McClain´s Law" and "Cassie & Co." (starring Angie Dickinson, with future movie actors Ed Harris & Robert Englund), resp. 

The first Season of "Falcon Crest" was aired by CBS at 10 PM., right after "Dallas", and against three of the four abovementioned shows.

Against the third Season of "Knots Landing" at 10 PM (September-October) and 9 PM (rest of the season) on Thursday nights. there were...

- ABC´s sitcoms "Bosom Buddies" (with future movie star Tom Hanks), "Barney Miller" and "Taxi", and afterwards, "20/20".
- NBC´s long-running cop drama "Hill Street Blues" (with "Dallas" guest stars Veronica Hamel and Barbara Babcock, and future "Falcon Crest" guest stars Ken Olin and Ed Marinaro, three of them in the photo below), and, after the re-scheduling, the sitcoms "Diff´rent Strokes" and "Gimme a Break!"




Against the second Season of "Dynasty" at 10 PM on Wednesday nights, there were...

- CBS´ cop show "Shannon" (starring future "Knots Landing" star Kevin Dobson)
- NBC´s crime drama "Quincy, M.E."

Against the second and last Season of "Flamingo Road" at 10 PM, then at 9 PM and, finally, at 10 PM again on Tuesday nights, there were...

- ABC´s Spelling mystery drama "Hart to Hart", and then sitcoms "Three´s Company" (co-starring the future "Dallas" star Jenilee Harrison) and "Too Close for Comfort"
- CBS´ movie
 


1982-83:


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

- ABC scheduled comedy-adventure "The Greatest American Hero", cop show "The Renegades" (starring Patrick Swayze and future "The Colbys" star Tracy Scoggins), and also movies
- NBC scheduled SciFi adventure "Knight Rider"

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

- ABC´s adventure shows "The Quest" (featuring future "Melrose Place" and "Titans" co-star Perry King), and "Tales of the Gold Monkey", and also TVM´s
- NBC´s mystery drama "Remington Steele" (starring the future James Bond, Pierce Brosnan and, in its last, shorter Season, also future "Dallas" star Jack Scalia, both in the photo below)



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

- ABC´s "20/20"
- NBC´s "Hill Street Blues"

Against the third Season of "Dynasty" at 10 PM on Wednesday nights, there were...

- CBS´ movies
- NBC´s "Quincy M.D." and "Taxi"



1983-84:

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

- ABC scheduled new shows "Lottery" and actioner "Blue Thunder" (starring the former "Dynasty" co-star James Farentino)
- NBC scheduled Fantasy adventure "Manimal" (starring future "Falcon Crest" star Simon MacCorkindale, photo below), action show "The Master" (with future movie star Demi Moore) and, finally, drama "Legmen" (featuring the future "Knots Landing" co-star Bruce Greenwood)




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

- ABC´s crime drama "Matt Houston"
- NBC´s war drama "For Love and Honor" and then, the sketch comedy "The New Show"

Against the fifth Season of "Knots Landing" at 10 PM on Thursday nights, there were... (again)

- ABC´s "20/20"
- NBC´s "Hill Street Blues"

Against the fourth Season of "Dynasty" at 9 PM on Wednesday nights, there were...

- CBS´ movies
- NBC´s sitcoms "The Facts of Life", "Family Ties" (Michael J. Fox´s breakthrough role), "Night Court", and "The Duck Factory" (featuring Jim Carrey´s first major role)








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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