CTVA US Adventure -  "B. J. and The Bear" (Larson/UnivNBC)(1979-81) starring Greg Evigan

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US  Adventure series

 "Cannonball" (1958-59)  "Movin' On" (1974-76)
"B.J. and the Bear" (1979-81)   "Lobo" (1979-81)
B. J. and The Bear (1979-81)
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B. J. and The Bear (season 1) (NBC) (Early 1979)
B. J. and The Bear (season 2) (NBC) (1979-80)
B. J. and The Bear (season 3) (NBC) (Early 1981)
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B.J. AND THE BEAR
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Glen A. Larson Productions
in association with
Universal, an MCA company

for
NBC (Saturdays, season 1-2)
NBC (Tuesdays, season 3)
Executive Producer Glen A. Larson
Produced by Joe Boston and Lester William Berke (season 1 verified)

US Truckdriving Adventure/Comedy series
1978 pilot + 1979-81 46 episodes x 60 min color
starring
Greg Evigan    ....     B.J. (Billie Joe) McKay    
Claude Akins    ....     Sheriff Lobo (1979)    
Mills Watson    ....     Deputy Perkins (1979)    
Richard Deacon    ....     Sheriff Masters (1979-80)    
Ed Lauter    ....     Sheriff Cain (1979-1980)    
Slim Pickens    ....     Sgt. Beauregard Wiley (1979-80)   
Conchata Ferrell....     Wilhemina "The Fox" Johnson (1979-1980)   
Otto Felix    ....     Deputy Higgins (1979-1980)    
Janet Julian    ....     Tommy (1979-1980)    
Joshua Shelley     ....     Bullets (1979-1980)    

Murray Hamilton    ....     Capt. Rutherford T. Grant (1981)   
Eric Server    ....     Lt. Jim Steiger (1981)    
Judy Landers    ....     Stacks (1981)    
Linda McCullough....     Callie (1981)   
Barbara Horan    ....     Samantha (1981)    
Candi Brough    ....     Teri Garrison (1981)    
Randi Brough    ....     Geri Garrison (1981)    
Sherilyn Wolter    ....     Cindy Grant (1981)    
Sheila DeWindt    ....     Angie Cartwright (1981)

Premise:
A trucker and his pet monkey travel the highways of America, getting
into various adventures and misadventures along the way.

B.J. McCay was a good-looking young trucker who traveled around the country
in his big red & white rig, with a single companion - his pet chimp,
Bear. B.J. was based in rural Georgia and was confronted by a succession of
corrupt local sheriffs - Elroy P. Lobo (who was later given his own series,
Lobo); Sgt. Wiley of Winslow County and his two fellow lawmen, Sheriffs Cain
and Masters. The only honest cop B.J. seemed to encounter was the Fox, who
spent much of her time trying to trap the crooked local cops. Tommy was a
lady trucker friend and Bullets ran the local hangout, the Country Comfort Truck Stop.

In 1981, B.J. settled down to run a trucking business in Los Angeles called
Bear Enterprises. His new adversary was Rutherford T. Grant, a corrupt
politician who headed the state Special Crimes Action Team. Grant was a
silent partner in TransCal, the largest trucking firm in California and
stopped at nothing to stomp out potential competition. Because of Grant's
intervention, B.J. found it impossible to get regular truck drivers to work
for him and had to settle for a crew of 7 young, beautiful lady truckers,
including a pair of identical twins and Grant's daughter, Cindy.

"B J and the Bear" theme by Glen A. Larson  sung by Greg Evigan

 Spin-Off series  -  "Lobo" (1979-81)  starring Claude Akins

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[00] B. J. AND THE BEAR (2 hr pilot TVM) : THE FOUNDLINGS
"World Premiere" series prod. no. 31383
[a.k.a. "The White Slavers"]
16-Aug-1978
Produced in association with Glen A. Larson Productions
and Universal, an M C A company
Produced by John Peyser, Christopher Crowe
Teleplay by Glen A. Larson, Christopher Crowe
based on a story by Glen A. Larson
Directed by Bruce Bilson
director of photography: Sy Hoffberg
music score: John Cacavas
B. J. McKay theme: Glen A. Larson.
CAST:
Greg Evigan, Penny Peyser, Claude Akins et al. 

B. J. and The Bear (season 1) (NBC) (Early 1979)
B. J. and The Bear (season 2) (NBC) (1979-80)
B. J. and The Bear (season 3) (NBC) (Early 1981)

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