CTVA US Adventure - "The Greatest American Hero" (Stephen J. Cannell/ABC)(1981-83) William Katt, Robert Culp

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US  Adventure series

 Robert Culp Series:
Trackdown (1957-59 (Four Star) Western Series starring Robert Culp
"I Spy"(1965-68) Robert Culp - Bill Cosby
The Greatest American Hero (Stephen J. Cannell/ABC) (1981-83) William Katt, Robert Culp, Connie Sellecca
 The Greatest American Hero (1981-83)
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references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

The Greatest American Hero (season 1) (ABC) (Spring 1981)
The Greatest American Hero (season 2) (ABC) (1981-82)
The Greatest American Hero (season 3) (ABC) (1982-83)
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THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO
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Stephen J. Cannell Production
Universal ? or  Paramount Television  (to be verified?)
for
ABC
Created by Stephen J. Cannell
Produced by Stephen J. Cannell & Juanita Bartlett

US Fantasy Adventure series 1981-83  2 hr pilot + 42 episodes x 60 min color
starring
William Katt as Ralph Hinkley (Teacher)
Robert Culp as Bill Maxwell (FBI agent)
Connie Sellecca as Pamela Davidson-Hinkley (Attorney)
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Michael Pare as Tony Villicana
Faye Grant as Rhonda Blake
Jesse D. Goins as Cyler
Don Cervantes as Rodriquez
Brandon Williams as Kevin Hinkley
William Bogert as Agent Carlisle

Premise:
A high school teacher encounters and alien spacecraft in the California desert. He was given a Red suit which
endowed him with superhuman powers. Unfortunately he lost the instruction book which came with the suit, so
he had to learn his new powers of flight, invisibility, and X-Ray vision by trial and error

Music by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter
Theme by Mike Post and Stephen Geyer, "Believe It Or Not"
Title song "Believe It Or Not" sung by Joey Scarbury
Elektra Records cat. no. 47147

The Greatest American Hero (season 1) (ABC) (Spring 1981)
The Greatest American Hero (season 2) (ABC) (1981-82)
The Greatest American Hero (season 3) (ABC) (1982-83)

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THE GREATEST AMERICAN HEROINE (Unaired on Network/Syndicated)
(Unsold Pilot for new series)(1986)
w. Babs Greyhosky d. Tony Mordente
Song: Sometimes Things Don't Work Out Like You Plan (no credit)
Cast:
Mary Ellen Stuart ...... Holley Hathaway
Mya Akerling ............ Sarah
Jeffrey Markel .......... Timothy
Also starring:
John Zee Jerry Potter Wayne Grace
The story opens with a rehash by Bill of their adventures. Ralph has been identified and made numerous appearances on
talk shows (Dick Cavett, the Tonight Show, etc). The aliens are upset (remember they took the suit from Jim who got greedy)
and tell Ralph that he must find a replacement. The requirements are strict and he turns down several applicants.
Finally he selects a young woman who is very concerned with the state of the world. She thinks it is funny, but soon
takes it seriously, finds a cause and zooms off to save the whales and a little more. Strangely, Bill is to be her
associate as he was Ralph's.

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