Friday, May 15, 2009

Retro Friday: Upfront Edition

As the networks prepare to unveil their fall 2009 TV plans next week, let's flash back a few decades. For starters, while ABC is expected next week to pick up a new version of the classic miniseries "V"; here's the opening to the original (above).

From 1970: CBS introduces "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

40 Years Ago: The "Bright New Season of ABC." Room 222; Love, American Style; The Johnny Cash Show and more.

Take a ride on CBS' 1961 new TV season fair, with your guide, Andy Griffith.

And finally, the ultimate in cheese: Nell Carter sings NBC's "Let's All Be There" slogan in 1984.

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