CTVA US Comedy - "The Waverly Wonders" (Lorimar/NBC)(1978)

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The Waverly Wonders (1978)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
[Uploaded 2019]
references:
TV Guide /  Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (https://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

 
Lorimar Productions and Jerry Frank Company
for
NBC

Created by William Bickley and Michael Warren
Producer Jerry Frank
Director Jeff Margolis
Writer Marty Farrell
Editor Rex Bagwell
Music Bobby Rozario

US Comedy sitcom 4 episodes aired) + 5 episodes Unaired x 30 minute episodes
(07- Sep-1978 to 06-Oct-1978)

Starring
Joe Namath as. Joe Casey

With:
Kim Lankford .......... Connie Rafkin
Charles Bloom ......... John Tate
Tierre Turner ............ Hasty Parks
Joshua Greenrock ..... Tony Faguzzi
James Staley .............. Alan Kerner
Gwynne Gilford ......... Linda Harris
Ben Piazza ................. George Benton

Premise:
Joe Casey (played by Joe Namath) is the newly arrived coach of
the hapless basketball team at Waverly High School.

*Trivia: Larry Hagman was originally offered the role of Joe Casey, but chose to play
J.R. Ewing on "Dallas" instead.

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NBC Fridays 8pm

[00] The Waverly Wonders [Pilot]
07Sep1978 NBC Thurs IMDB
Producer Marc Merson
Director Bill Persky
Writters William Bickley and Michael Warren
Guest cast:
Bob Hope
Dean Martin
Dick Clark
Jack Albertson
O.J. Simpson
Bruce Jenner
and Melissa Gilbert.
Special appearances by
Pat Morita
Scott Baio
Jim Belushi.
Synopsis:
A former pro football player joins the faculty of a small-town high school as a history teacher and
basketball coach who inherits a winless squad of athletic and academic misfits.

[01] The Waverly Wonders: Pied Piper
22Sep1978 NBC Fri
Director Dick Martin
Writers Thad Mumford and Dan Wilcox
Guest cast:
Hope Alexander-Willis ..... Margie
Conrad Bain ............ Tate Sr.

[02] The Waverly Wonders: Tate vs. Tate
29Sep1978 NBC Fri
Director Dick Martin
Writers Thad Mumford and Dan Wilcox
Guest cast:
Hope Alexander-Willis ..... Margie
Conrad Bain ............ Tate Sr.
Synopsis:
Coach Casey tries to instill aggressiveness in a boy bullied by his father.

[03] The Waverly Wonders: Rafkin's Victory Dance
06Oct1978 NBC Fri
Director Dick Martin
Teleplay Deborah Zoe Dawson
Story Roger Garrett
Guest cast:
Audrey Landers ..... Ginger
Synopsis:
Connie finds her basketball stardom an obstacle to dating.

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[04] The Waverly Wonders: Joe Checks Out the Librarian
Unaired
Director Dick Martin
Writer Alan Eisenstock and Larry Mintz
Guest cast:
Joan Van Ark ......... Joyce
Synopsis:
Busybodies prevent Joe from quietly romancing the school librarian.

[05] The Waverly Wonders: The Kiss
Unaired
Director Dick Martin
Teleplay Dennis Koenig, John Rappaport, Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford
Story Stephen Neigher
Synopsis:
Joe's job is in jeopardy when his alma mater notifies him that he never legally graduated.

[06] The Waverly Wonders: Joe Goes to Press
Unaired
Director Dick Martin
Writers Deborah Zoe Dawson and Victoria Johns
Synopsis:
Enraged by a local sportswriter's criticism of his basketball team, Joe lets Rafkin ghostwrite a letter-to-the-editor for him.

[07] The Waverly Wonders: The Revolution
Unaired
Director Dick Martin
Writer Jim Rogers

[08] The Waverly Wonders: Mock Marriage
Unaired
Director Dick Martin
Teleplay Thad Mumford
Story Brock Smith

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PA-100-314: The Waverly Wonders / a Lorimar production ;
produced by Marc Merson ; directed by Bill Persky.
CLNA: Lorimar Productions, Inc.

PA-104-475: The Waverly Wonders : no. 188801, Rafkin's victory dance/
produced by Steve Zacharias & Bruce Kane ; directed by Dick Martin.
CLNA: acLorimar Productions, Inc.

PA-100-319: The Waverly Wonders : no. 102, Tate versus Tate / a Lorimar production ;
produced by Steve Zacharias and Bruce Kane ; directed by Dick Martin.
CLNA: acLorimar Productions, Inc.

PA-100-318: The Waverly Wonders : no. 188804, Joe goes to press /
produced by William Bickley & Michael Warren ; co-produced by John Rappaport ;
directed by Dick Martin.
CLNA: acLorimar Productions, Inc.

PA-100-338: The Waverly Wonders : no. 188805, Pied Piper / a Lorimar production ;
produced by Steve Zacharias and Bruce Kane ; directed by Dick Martin.
CLNA: Lorimar Productions, Inc.

PA-104-476: The Waverly Wonders : no. 188809, Joe checks out the librarian /
produced by John Rappaport ; directed by Dick Martin.
CLNA: acLorimar Productions, Inc.

PA-100-315: The Waverly Wonders : no. 188811, The Revolution /
produced by John Rappaport ; directed by Dick Martin.
CLNA: Lorimar Productions, Inc.

PA-100-317: The Waverly Wonders : no. 188812, The Kiss /
produced by John Rappaport ; directed by Dick Martin.
CLNA: Lorimar Productions, Inc.

PA-100-316: The Waverly Wonders : no. 188813, Mock marriage /
produced by John Rappaport ; directed by Dick Martin.
CLNA: Lorimar Productions, Inc.

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