Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ABC Network Fall Season Promos from the Early 1980s


This week is the first official week of autumn for 2014, as well as the first official week of the fall broadcast network TV season. With that in mind, let's look at some debuting series--but I don't mean brand new series, I mean the debut of series from the early 80s, particularly that on ABC.

ABC really went all out with their promos and imaging during this era, as the following promos will attest. Evening gowns! Stage lights! Helicopters! You name it, ABC put it to use in announcing their series. So if you ever wanted to see Danny Thomas in a white tuxedo dancing half-heartedly, today is your lucky day. Here are promos for ABC's debuting series from the 1980, 1981, and 1982 fall seasons. Enjoy!


4 comments:

Lone Wolf said...

Wow, thanks for the flashback. Cheese supreme, this.

Phillyradiogeek said...

Thanks LW! I love this stuff, but I also wince at it :)

Caffeinated Joe said...

Commercials like these used to get me so excited for the Fall TV Season. Was the world ever so non-cynical? Probably not, but good to remember a time when at least it felt that way.

Phillyradiogeek said...

Indeed, Joe. It's a very different TV landscape these days (and not necessarily in a bad way all the time, but I do miss this kind of pride in their product that they used to show).

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