CTVA US Comedy - "Semi-Tough" (ABC)(Summer 1980) David Hasselhoff, Bruce McGill

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Semi-Tough (1980)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: John King
references:
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Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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SEMI-TOUGH
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Production Company not known
for
ABC (Thursdays)
Produced by David Merrick and Jerry Davis
Based on the novel by Dan Jenkins and
the 1977 film of the same name
which starred Burt Reynolds & Kris Kristofferson

US Comedy series Summer 1980 pilot + 4 episodes x 30 min
(06Jan80, 29May80-19Jun80)
Starring:
Bruce McGill as Billy Clyde Puckett
(Douglas Barr in the pilot)
David Hasselhoff as Marvin "Shake" Tiller
(Josh Taylor in the pilot)
Markie Post as Barbara Jane Bookman
(Mary Louise Weller in the pilot)
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Hugh Gillin as Big Ed Bookman
Mary Jo Catlett as Big Barbara Bookman
Bubba Smith as Puddin
Carlos Brown as TJ Pieter
(Jan Van Neil in the pilot)
Michele Leon as Michele
Chuck McCann as Pearly
Jim MacGeorge as Hal
Jim McKrell as Burt Turnbee
Ed Peck as Coach Harry Cooper
Freeman King as Story Time

Premise:
The comic adventures of Billy Clyde Puckett and Marvin "Shake"
Tiller, two womanizing pro footballers playing for the seldom-
winning New York Bulls.

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[--] Pilot " Semi-Tough" BARBARA JANE MOVES IN
06Jan80 ABC Sun
Cast:
Douglas Barr (as Billy Clyde)
Josh Taylor (as Shake)
Mary Louise Weller (as Barbara Jane)
Hugh Gillin (as Big Ed)
Jan Van Niel (as T.J. Pieter)
A spinoff from the 1977 film about the games pro foot-ballers play. [JK]

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ABC Thursdays (29May80-19Jun80)

[01] Semi-Tough: BARBARA JANE MOVES OUT
29May80 ABC Thur
Synopsis:
Debut: Based on the 1977 film, this four-part series
follows the misadventures of two womanizing football
players(Bruce McGill,David Hasselhoff) and their room-
mate (Markie Post), who opens the series by announcing
she's ending their platonic arrangements and moving out. [JK]

[02] Semi-Tough: ONE BAD APPLE
05Jun80 ABC Thur
Guest Cast:
Anne Shedeen (as Amanda)
Didi Conn (as Kiki)
Synopsis:
Billy Clyde is jilted by the very woman he wants to marry. [JK]

[03] Semi-Tough: THAT CATCH
12Jun80 ABC Thur
Synopsis:
Shake comes out of the Bulls' latest game with a swollen head
-he made a game-winning catch ending a season-long losing streak. [JK]

[04] Semi-Tough: THE FIRST HURRAH (final episode)
19Jun80 ABC Thur
Guest Cast:
Christopher Lloyd (as Frank Mullins)
Synopsis:
The guys help Barbara Jane muddle through her first real job-campaign
manager for a local politician. [JK]
[Last show of the series].

The comedy  Nobody's Perfect (Universal/ABC)(Summer 1980) starring Ron Moody & Cassie Yates  premieres next week at this time.

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