Friday, April 10, 2009

Retro Friday: Bad NBC TV

NBC's going through some tough times these days, as the fourth place network that can't catch a break (although "Southland" performed decent in its first outing last night).

But memories are short: The Peacock network went through a similar string of bad shows and bad luck in the early 1980s, a dry spell that continued until 1984. Check out this NBC promo, from 1981: "Harper Valley PTA," "The Brady Brides," "Lobo," "BJ and the Bear" and more. Yikes. (Granted, I liked "BJ and the Bear" -- but I was 7 at the time.)

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