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Roll Out! (1973-74)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, Charnetha Kimbrough
references:
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ROLL OUT!
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Twentieth Century-Fox Television production
for
CBS (Fridays 8:30 PM EST)
Produced by Gene Reynolds, Larry Gelbart, James Lydon

US Black Service Comedy 1973-74 13 episodes x 30 min color
(05Jun73; 05Oct73-04Jan74)

Starring:
Stu Gilliam as Cpl. Carter "Sweet" Williams
Hilly Hicks as Pvt. Jed Brooks
Mel Stewart as Sgt. B.J. Bryant (Richard Ward in the pilot)
Val Bisoglio as Capt. Rocco Calvelli
Ed Begley Jr as Lt. Robert Chapman
Jimmy Lydon as Capt. Henry Aldrich
Garrett Morris as Wheels Dawson
Theodore Wilson as High Strung
Rod Gist as Phone Booth
Sam Laws as Sgt. Grease
Darrow Igus as Jersey
Penny Santon as Madame Delacourt (Fifi D'Orsay in the pilot)
Dana Brady as Dominique Delacourt

Premise:
World War II exploits of the 5050th Quartermaster Trucking Company
of the U.S. Army's Red Ball Express, a mostly black-staffed company that
delivers supplies to the fighting men at the front lines in France.
An attempt to extend the success of M*A*S*H

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[00] 05Jun73  CBS Tue -   Pilot - details unavailable

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CBS Fridays 8:30 PM Eastern (05Oct73-04Jan74)

[01] Roll Out! (title unknown)
05Oct73 CBS Fri
Guest Cast:
Jeff Burton (as Focus)
Debut: Humor and soul with the Red Ball Express, the mostly
black supply corps in World War11 in France. Produced by the
M*A*S*H gang, the series gets trucking with a tale about a
driver's last wish-to have a zany New Orleans style funeral. [JK]

 [02] Roll Out! STRANGE BEDFELLOWS or  BLUES FOR B.J.
12Oct73 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
Sweet wins a trip to Paris. [CK]

[03] Roll Out! DARK VICTORY
19oCT73 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
A volunteer mission provides Sweet and Jed with the rare chance
to become heroes--possibly posthumously. They are transporting
highly sensitive live mortar shells over rough roads to the front. [JK]

 [04] Roll Out! SUNDAY, SWEET SUNDAY
26Oct73 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
Sweet goes to church [CK]

[05] Roll Out! DEAR ROCCO
02Nov73 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
It was only half a Dear John letter that survived a mail truck
explosion,but that was enough to drive volatile Captain Cavelli
absolutely crazy-and most of his men as well. [JK]

[--] 09Nov73 Pre-empted:Movie Special World Premiere "Sunshine"

[06] Roll Out! SWEET MILLIONS
16Nov73 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
To the annoyance of all, Sweet is basking in new-found affluence
--thanks to a bag of hundred-dollar bills he and Jed found in a tree. [JK]

[07] Roll Out! MEMBERS OF THE WEDDING
23Nov73 CBS Fri
Guest Cast:
Morris Buchanan (as General Johnson)
Synopsis:
Delivering a gift to a general and a lady to a wedding leads to the
usual quota of chaos for drivers Sweet and Jed. [JK]

[08] Roll Out! THE PAPER CAPER
30Nov73 CBS Fri
Guest Cast:
Paul Comi (as Army Major)
John Quade (as Cook)
Synopsis:
Sweet and company turn not-so-lightfingered safe crackers in a caper
designed to steal an unfavorable report on topkick B.J. [JK]

[--] 07Dec73 Pre-empted: Rudolph,the Red-Nosed Reindeer

[09] Roll Out! NO WAGES--ALL FEAR
14Dec73 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
A falling out looms between Sweet and his quiet partner Jed, who has
just about had it with Sweet's high-living,always-jiving ways. [JK]

[10] Roll Out! CHRISTMAS THE '44
21Dec73 CBS Fri
Guest Cast:
Corey Fischer (as Monk)
Jerome Cohen (as Pierre)
Synopsis:
A wartime Christmas isn't the season to be jolly-until a ragtag band
of French orphans enters the scene. [JK]

[11] Roll Out! HONOR TRUCK
28Dec73 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
The selection of an honor truck(the unit's best-maintained vehicle)
brings the promise of a pass to Paris,and with it all that's dis-
honorable in Sweet-like sabotaging the competition. [JK]

[12] Roll Out! DIDN'T HE RAMBLE  [Last show of the series.]
04Jan74 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
Life turns sweet for Sweet after a sprained ankle leads to an honorable
discharge-and practically an orgy of ecstasy. [JK]

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