CTVA US Drama - "Glitter" (A.Spelling/ABC)(1984-85)

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Glitter (1984-85)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox [Uploaded April 2018]
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Aaron Spelling Productions
for
ABC
Executive Producers Aaron Spelling and Douglas S. Cramer
Produced by Christopher Morgan and Tom Swale & Duane Poole

US Drama series 1984-85   Pilot TVM + 13 episodes x 60 min

Cast:
David Birney ............ Sam Dillon (magazine reporter)
Morgan Brittany ....... Kate Simpson (magazine reporter)
Dorian Harewood ...... Earl Tobin (magazine reporter)
Arthur Hill ................. Charles Hardwick (magazine publisher)
Tracey Nelson ......... Angela Timini (magazine receptionist)
Arte Johnson ........... Clive Richlin (magazine photographer)
Timothy Patrick Murphy .... Chip Craddock (magazine copyboy)
Barbara Sharma ....... Shelley Sealy (magazine gossip columnist)
Christopher Mayer .... Pete Bozak (magazine reporter)
Melinda Culea ........... Terry Randolph (magazine reporter)
Dianne Kay ................ Jennifer Douglas (magazine reporter)

Theme music Lalo Schifrin

Premise:
Set behind the scenes of top entertainment magazine "Glitter", a mix of glamorous
lifestyles of the rich and famous.

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[01] Glitter [120 min Pilot TVM]
13Sep1984 ABC Thu
Written by Art Baer & Ben Joelson
Directed by Jackie Cooper
Guest cast:
Patricia Neal ............ Madame Lil
Van Johnson .......... Mark Hughes
Linda Evans
Mike Connors
Juliet Prowse
Joan Van Ark
Jason Evers ........... David
Teri Copley
Adrian Zmed
Ken Howard ............ Senator
Markie Post .............. Barbara Nelson
Barbara McNair ........ Marion
Allan Miller ............... Arnold Goodwin
James T. Callahan ... Nick
Kathryn Daley ........... Linda
Moosie Drier ............ Barney
Cynthia Cypert ......... Karen
Jacqui Evans ........... Secretary
Don Bernstein .......... Dancer
Jeff Parker ................ Dancer
Annie Livingstone .... Dancer
Chelsea Field ........... Dancer
April Clough ............. Female Bartender
Linda Foster ............. Nurse #1
Casey Brown ............ Nurse #2
Carol Ann Henry ...... Nurse #3
Michael McCabe ...... Doorman
Doug Llewelyn ......... Reporter #1
Don Marshall ............ Reporter #2
Synopsis:
Subjects include a notorious madam (Patricia Neal), an ambitious U.S. senator (Ken Howard),
two reunited screen stars (Mike Connors, Juliet Prowse) and a sex therapist (Joan Van Ark).

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(20-Sep-1984 to 25-Dec-1984) (5 episodes)

[02] Glitter: TROUBLE IN PARADISE
prod. no. 5
20Sep1984 ABC Thu
Written by Rick Mittleman
Directed by Robert Scheerer
Guest cast:
Fernando Allende ..... Prince Alexander
Kathleen Beller .......... Princess Lisa
Leslie Easterbrook ..... Teri Davis
Cliff Potts ..................... Frank Mullins
Millie Slavin ................ Ellen
Curt Loewens ............ Frederick
Synopsis:
Kate's interview with a European princess (Kathleen Beller) uncovers trouble in paradise; Jennifer investigates a health club.

[03] Glitter: IN TENNIS, LOVE MEANS NOTHING
prod. no. 4
27Sep1984 ABC Thu
Written by Susan Silver
Directed by Gabrielle Beaumont
Guest cast:
Ginger Rogers
Cyd Charisse
Jack Coleman ........ Rusty Walker
Erin Moran ............. Caroline Mason
Brian Smith ............ Gary Mason
Joe Davis ............... Mark
Kathy Wagner ........ Mara
Synopsis:
A grande dame of soap opera (Ginger Rogers) seems destined to die at the hands of a vengeful producer (Cyd Charisse);
Sam and Kate suspect there's a softer side to a temperamental tennis champ (Jack Coleman).

[04] Glitter: ON YOUR TOES
prod. no. 1
11Dec1984 ABC Tue
Written by Tom Swale
Directed by Alan Rafkin
Guest cast:
Mary Crosby ......... Karinova
Justine Bateman
Theodore Bikel
Christopher Durham
Synopsis:
Sam and Kate cover a defection from a Russian ballet troupe on a U.S. tour; Jennifer and Pete go undercover
at a health spa; Hardwick's seductive niece eyes Chip.

[05] Glitter: A MINOR MIRACLE
prod. no. 9
18Dec1984 ABC Tue
Written by Tom Swale
Directed by Curtis Harrington
Director of photography Richard L. Rawlings
Guest cast:
Florence Henderson ..... Vivian
Pat Harrington Jr. ...... Blake
Melissa Sue Anderson .... Elizabeth
Lois Nettleton ....... Sister Abigail
John Considine .... Mike Berman
Carolyn Coates ....... Mrs. Davis
George O. Petrie .... Monsignor Hanna
Steve Fifield ..... Waiter
Patricia Allison ...... Church Lady
Richard Kuhlman ........ Hawker
David J. Bowman ........ Reporter
Synopsis:
A novice's faith is challenged after she insists she witnessed a miracle; the staff plans a follow-up
story on an old comedian who seems to be stuck in the past.

[06] Glitter: ILLUSIONS
prod. no. 12
25Dec1984 ABC Tue
Written by Anne Collins
Directed by Bruce Bilson
Guest cast:
Robert Goulet
William R. Moses ..... Hayden
Janine Turner
Richard Kline
Synopsis:
An escape artist (Robert Goulet) could jeopardize his son's life by asking him to follow in his footsteps;
Earl and Terry try to determine if the recipient of a large inheritance is a fraud.

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ABC Late-Night Slot (13-Dec-1985 to 27-Dec-1985) (8 episodes)

[07] Glitter: THE TRIBUTE
prod. no. 3
13Dec1985 Fri
Directed by Alan Rafkin
Guest cast:
Helen Hayes .... Betsy
Benny Rubin
Ruby Keeler
Anna Lee
and columnists
George Christy
and Richard Hack
Synopsis:
A legendary actress (Anna Lee) grants a rare interview; a self-defense instructor may be behind a series of burglaries;
and a psychic (Burgess Meredith) demands that his predictions be published.

[08] Glitter: THE COVERGIRL aka "Death in the Fast Lane".
prod. no. 7
17Dec1985 ABC Tue
Directed by Allen Reisner
Guest cast:
Anthony Newley ... Glen
Elaine Joyce ........ Tina
Kathy Stangel
Synopsis:
Sam and Kate investigate the death of a cover-girl model (Kathy Stangel); a computer-dating story develops;
and a staff photographer (Arte Johnson) deals with his fear of dogs.

[09] Glitter: NIGHTFALL
prod. no. 13
18Dec1985 ABC Wed
Directed by Bob Sweeney
Guest cast:
Mel Ferrer
Gordon Thomson
Dan Roth .......... Bill Hunter
Jordan Charney ... Vincent
Synopsis:
Two reporters (Dorian Harewood, Melinda Culea) get an "invitation to a murder" at the home of a wealthy
industrialist (Mel Ferrer); Kate is reunited with a former lover (Gordon Thomson).

[10] Glitter: THE MATRIARCH
prod. no. 11
19Dec1985 ABC Thu
Directed by John Patterson
Guest cast:
Dorothy McGuire ...... The Matriarch
John Saxon .............. The Author
Michelle Phillips
Genie Francis
Synopsis:
Reporters uncover the stories of an influential matriarch (Dorothy McGuire) and a best-selling mystery writer (John Saxon);
Angela and Chip try their hand at writing.

[11] Glitter: FATHERS AND CHILDREN
prod. no. 10
20Dec1985 ABC Fri
Directed by Gabrielle Beaumont
Guest cast:
Andrew Duggan ....... John Ramsey Sr.
Ken Kercheval .......... John Ramsey Jr.
William Boyett ........... Becker
Charles Frank ........... Lane
Tori Spelling
Synopsis:
A child star (Tori Spelling) follows in the footsteps of her actress mother; the memoirs of a policeman
(Ken Kercheval) could cost him his job.

[12] Glitter: ROCK 'N ROLL HEAVEN
prod. no. 2
25Dec1985 ABC Wed
Directed by Kim Friedman
Guest cast:
Tom Bosley ........ Doc
Harriet Nelson
Phyllis Diller
Mayf Nutter
Deborah Van Valkenburgh ..... Billie
Synopsis:
Reporters uncover the facts surrounding the death of a country-rock star (Mayf Nutter);
Pete enters the Mr. All-America contest;
a veteran staffer (Harriet Nelson) considers retirement.

[13] Glitter: THE RUNAWAY
prod. no. 8
26Dec1985 ABC Thu
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Guest cast:
Martin Balsam ........ Bo
Lee Meriwether
Barbara Rush
Hoyt Axton
Amanda Wyss ......... Christie
Synopsis:
A man (Hoyt Axton) fears his runaway daughter has become a prostitute; reporters uncover a rivalry between sisters
(Barbara Rush, Lee Meriwether) in the swimsuit business; a correspondent's return complicates Shelley's life.

[14] Glitter: SUDDENLY INNOCENT
prod. no. 6
27Dec1985 ABC Fri
Directed by Richard A. Wells
Guest cast:
Paul Burke
Robert Reed
Marion Ross
Randi Oakes ...... Heather
Paul Drake ......... Virgil
Synopsis:
A doctor (Paul Burke) wrongly convicted of murdering his wife is released from prison after the real murderer confesses;
nude sunbathers confront angry homeowners; and a bag lady (Marion Ross) gets a makeover.

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