CTVA US Comedy - "Detective School" (ABC) (1979) starring James Gregory

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Detective School: One Flight Up (1979)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  John King
references:
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DETECTIVE SCHOOL - ONE FLIGHT UP
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Kukoff-Harris Partnership Production
for
ABC (Tuesdays) (31Jul79-14Aug79)
ABC (Saturdays 8:30 PM EST) (15Sep79-24Nov79)
Executive Producers Bernie Kukoff & Jeff Harris
Supervising Producer Caryn Snieder
Produced by Hank Bradford

US Comedy series 1979   13 episodes x 30 min
Starring
James Gregory as Nick Hannigan
Students:
Randolph Mantooth as Eddie Dawkins
LaWanda Page as Charlene Jenkins
Jo Ann Harris as Teresa Cleary (summer 1979)
Melinda Naud as Maggie Ferguson (fall 1979)
Douglas V. Fowley as Robert Redford (1979)
Taylor Negron as Silvio Galindez
Pat Proft as Leo Frick

Premise:
Nick Hannigan was a beaten-down private investigator who was reduced to
running the Hannigan Detective School and Agency. His students, including
loud-mouthed Charlene, elderly Robert Redford, sexy Teresa, shapely Maggie
and disco-dancing Silvio, were supposed to show up and have a few lessons
in basic detection skills, but instead they kept dragging Nick into
investigating real cases and getting themselves into trouble

Original music by Peter Matz
Art Direction Don Roberts

###### Detective School - One Flight Up ######
############ season 1 Summer 1979 ############
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ABC Tuesdays
(31Jul79-14Aug79)

1.01[--] Detective school--one flight up: A BIER ON THE HOUSE
prod. no. 0702 copyright date: 31Jul79
31Jul79 ABC Tue
written and directed by Jeff Harris and Bernie Kukoff.
edited by Tucker Wiard
Starring: James Gregory
Featuring: Randolph Mantooth, LaWanda Page, JoAnn Harris et al.
Debut:
Private detective Nick Hannigan teaches his trade to a group
of aspiring gumshoes who are a bit to eager to test their crime
-solving theories in the real world. [JK]
Synopsis:
In the opener of this four-episode series, one student becomes
suspicious when ice-cream trucks make regular deliveries to a
funeral home across from the school. [JK]

1.02 [--] Detective school--one flight up: OH, HOW WE DANCED
prod. no. 0703 copyright date: 07Aug79
07Aug79 ABC Tue
written and directed by Jeff Harris and Bernie Kukoff.
edited by Tucker Wiard.
Starring: James Gregory
Featuring: Randolph Mantooth, LaWanda Page, JoAnn Harris et al.
Synopsis:
The students are troubled when Nick's gun turns up missing--right
after Charlene storms off to "confront" her husband at a singles
bar he is secretly patronizing. [JK]

1.03 [--] Detective school--one flight up: LUCY IN THE SKY WITH PIZZA
prod. no. 0704 copyright date: 14Aug79
14Aug79 ABC Tue
written and directed by Jeff Harris and Bernie Kukoff.
edited by Tucker Wiard.
Starring: James Gregory
Featuring: Randolph Mantooth, LaWanda Page, JoAnn Harris et al.
Synopsis:
Nick no sooner takes on a blackmailing case then his students try
to persuade him to let them work on it. [JK]

[--] 21Aug79 Pre-empted: Happy Days (one hour episode)
"One Picture is worth a thousand words" (originally
scheduled for this date was eventually aired in season 2 - 20Oct79)

###### Detective School - One Flight Up ######
############# season 2 Fall 1979 #############
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ABC Saturdays 8:30 PM EST
(15Sep79-24Nov79)

2.01 [--] Detective school--one flight up: HOORAY FOR BULGARIA
prod. no. 0705 copyright date: 14Sep79
15Sep79 ABC Sat
written by Jeff Harris and Bernie Kukoff.
directed by Ralph Levy.
edited by Tucker Wiard;
Starring: James Gregory
Featuring: Randolph Mantooth, LaWanda Page, Melinda Naud et al.
Guest Cast:
Loni Ackerman (as Mariskaya)
Marianne McAndrew (as Grushenka)
Henry PolicII (as Zarkov)
Synopsis:
Private eye Nick Hannigan and his pupils begin a second season wrapped
up in international intrigue: a defecting ballerina implores them to
free her brother from the embasssy before he is forcibly repatriated. [JK]

2.02 [--] Detective school--one flight up: NICK IS SMITTEN
prod. no. 0706 copyright date: 21Sep79
22Sep79 ABC Sat
written by Jeff Harris and Bernie Kukoff
directed by Walter C. Miller
edited by Tucker Wiard;
Starring: James Gregory
Featuring: Randolph Mantooth, LaWanda Page, Melinda Naud et al.
Guest Cast:
Michael DeLano (as Jimmy)
Mary Louise Weller (as Cora)
Synopsis:
An attractive woman claims she is being blackmailed,so a doting Nick springs
into action-and right into a trap laid by a racketeer he sent to prison years earlier. [JK]

2.03 [--] Detective school--one flight up: ICE
prod. no. 0707 copyright date: 28Sep79
29Sep79 ABC Sat
written by Bernard Dilbert
directed by Walter C. Miller.
edited by Tucker Wiard
Starring: James Gregory
Featuring: Randolph Mantooth, LaWanda Page, Melinda Naud et al.
Guest Cast:
Marie Windsor
James E. Broadhead (as Foster)
Synopsis:
A wealthy widow(Marie Windsor)hires Nick and the gang to guard the priceless
diamond she is wearing to a chic dinner party. [JK]

2.04 [--] Detective school--one flight up: THE RUNAWAY
prod. no. 0708 copyright date: 05Oct79
06Oct79 ABC Sat
Written by Ellen Guylas
directed by Walter C. Miller
edited by Tucker Wiard.
Starring: James Gregory
Featuring: Randolph Mantooth, LaWanda Page, Melinda Naud et al.
Guest Cast:
Dawn Jeffory (as Karen)
Lewis van Bergen (as TJ)
Synopsis:
After Nick learns that a motorcycle gang is holding his runaway niece,
the class members go undercover as bikers. [JK]

2.05 [--] Detective school--one flight up: THE JEWEL HEIST
prod. no. 0709 copyright date: 12Oct79
13Oct79 ABC Sat
Written by Jeff Harris & Bernie Kukoff
directed by Bob LaHendro.
edited by Tucker Wiard.
Starring: James Gregory
Featuring: Randolph Mantooth, LaWanda Page, Melinda Naud et al.
Guest Cast:
Alan Manson (as Torgeson)
Bibi Osterwald (as Dr. Dressler)
Arthur Adams (as Dr.Bringham)
Wil Albert (as Clerk)
Synopsis:
Nick's exercise in retrieving stolen jewelry finds his eager students
gaining surreptitious entry into the wrong motel room. [JK]

2.06 [--] Detective school--one flight up: ONE WORD IS WORTH A THOUSAND PICTURES
prod. no. 0701 copyright date: 19Oct79
20Oct79 ABC Sat
written and directed by Jeff Harris and Bernie Kukoff.
edited by Tucker Wiard.
Starring: James Gregory
Featuring: Randolph Mantooth, LaWanda Page, JoAnn Harris et al.
Guest Cast:
Michael Baseleon (as Fargis)
Synopsis:
Nick investigates a diamnond-stealing racket with the help of his students
--including Eddie wHo nervously poses as a fence. [JK]
[Postponed from 21Aug79]

2.07 [--] Detective school--one flight up: MASSEUSE IN THE COLD, COLD GROUND
prod. no. 0710 copyright date: 26Oct79
27Oct79 ABC Sat
Written by Jeff Harris & Bernie Kukoff
directed by Bob LaHendro
edited by Tucker Wiard.
Starring: James Gregory
Featuring: Randolph Mantooth, LaWanda Page, Melinda Naud et al.
Synopsis:
Acting on Eddie's hunch, Nick and his students invade a massage parlor to
nab a killer who rubs out masseuses. [JK]

2.08 [--] Detective school--one flight up: THE KILLER DILLER LINGERIE CAPER
prod. no. 0711 copyright date: 02Nov79
03Nov79 ABC Sat
Written by ?
directed by Bob LaHendro.
edited by Pam Marshall.
Starring: James Gregory
Featuring: Randolph Mantooth, LaWanda Page, Melinda Naud et al.
Guest Cast:
Bill Cross (as MacAvoy)
Christina Hart (as Yolanda)
Synopsis:
As the sole witness to a murder,Silvio summons the police-- but doesn't
realize that the investigating officer is the culprit. [JK]

[--] 11-10-79 Pre-empted: "The Love Boat" (2hour episode)

2.09 [--] Detective School--one flight up: FAREWELL, MY MISS GLENDALE
prod. no. 0712 (number on description: 0713) copyright date: 16Nov79
17Nov79 ABC Sat
Written by Pat Profit and Toni Sherohman
directed by Bob LaHendro.
Starring: James Gregory
Featuring: Randolph Mantooth, LaWanda Page, Melinda Naud et al.
Synopsis:
Nick judges a beauty pageant while his students search for a bomb planted
somewhere in the auditorium. [JK]

2.10 [--] Detective School--one flight up: THE BANK JOB (final episode)
prod. no. 0713 (number on description: 0712) copyright date: 23Nov79
24Nov79 ABC Sat (to be verified)
Written by Hank Bradford
directed by Bob LaHendro
Starring: James Gregory
Featuring: Randolph Mantooth, LaWanda Page, Melinda Naud et al.
 Guest Cast:
Bruce Kirby (as Marvin)
M.G. Kelly (as Jerry)
Rob Baron (as Burt)
Synopsis:
Nick and his students are taken as hostages during a bank holdup. [JK]
[Last show of the series.]

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