CTVA US Comedy - "Year At The Top " (Don Kirshner/Norman Lear/CBS)(Summer 1977) starring Greg Evigan, Paul Shaffer

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Year At The Top (1977)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
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YEAR AT THE TOP
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Don Kirshner Productions / TAT Communications Company / Tandem Productions
for
CBS
Developed by Don Kirshner & Norman Lear
Produced by Darryl Hickman
Created by Woody Kling

US Situation Comedy series   Summer 1977   6 episodes x 30 min
Starring:
Greg Evigan as Greg
Paul Shaffer as Paul Durbin
Gabriel Dell as Frederick J. Hanover (the devil's son)
Julie Cobb as Trish
Priscilla Morrill as Miss Worley (Hanover's secretary)
Nedra Volz as Grandma Belle Durbin (Paul's Grandmother)

Premise:
The story of two unknown songwriters (Greg and Paul) who sell their souls to Paragon Records vice president
Frederick J. Hanover (the devil's son) in return for a year at the top in the music world

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############## Pilots 1975 - 1977 ############
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[--] HEREAFTER (1st pilot for "Year At The Top")
27Nov75 NBC
Created & Produced by Woody King
Cast:
Greg Evigan ......... Cliff
Paul Shaffer ........ Lionel
Vivian Blaine ....... Lillian
Josh Mostel ......... Nathan
Don Scardino ........ Rick ?
Robert Donley ....... Frank
Phil Leeds .......... Lou
John J. Fox ......... Joe
Antonia Fragas ...... Rick ?
Kay Dingle .......... Assistant
The story of three forgotten singers who make a pact with the devil's youngest son
in return for a year at the top of the music world

[--] Year At The Top: (2nd Pilot)
1976 Unaired
Cast:
Vivian Blaine ....... Elder Lillian
Judith Cohen ........ Young Lillian
Robert Alda ......... Elder Cliff
Greg Evigan ......... Young Cliff
Phil Leeds .......... Elder Studly
Paul Shaffer ........ Young Studly
Kelly Bishop ........ Dee Dee (Devil's Daughter)
and:
Mickey Rooney ....... Mickey
The story of three aging performers (Lillian, Cliff, Studly) who sell their souls to the
Devil for youth (30 years younger) and a year at the top in the music world.

[--] Year At The Top: (3rd Pilot) (60 min)
1977 Unaired ?
Cast:
Greg Evigan ......... Greg
Paul Shaffer ........ Paul
Gabriel Dell ........ Frederick J. Hanover
Mickey Rooney ....... Uncle Mickey Durbin
Priscilla Lopez ..... Linda
Timothy Thomerson ... Billy Worthy
Carla Dee Ellis ..... Show Girl
Robert Starr ........ Desperate Man
Greg and Paul leave Idaho to seek fame and fortune as songwriters. They are helped by their Uncle Mickey Durbin,
who has a connection at Paragon Records - or so he thinks. His connection has passed on, and the new man in charge
(Frederick J. Hanover) refuses to see them - that is, until his dad, the devil, demands two more souls by the end of
the day. Hanover then attempts to turn the songwriters into singing, songwriting and performing superstars overnight.
What Greg and Paul don't yet know is that they must sign a contract "selling their souls to the devil
in exchange for a year at the top." [RL]

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CBS Fridays / Saturdays (5Aug77-4Sep77)

1.1 [--] Year At The Top: THE BIG DEAL
5 Aug 1977 CBS Fri

1.2 [--] Year At The Top: THE HANDSHAKE
12 Aug 1977 CBS Fri

1.3 [--] Year At The Top: IDENTITY CRISIS
19 Aug 1977 CBS Fri

1.4 [--] Year At The Top: LOVE STORY
28 Aug 1977 CBS Sat

1.5 [--] Year At The Top: THE SUN ALSO RISES
4 Sept 1977 CBS Sat

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