Also appearing in the pilot were Peter Scolari and Lucinda Jenney.
Other pilots included “Elysian Fields,” with Jeffrey De Munn, Frances Fisher and James Borders as residents of a boarding house in New Orleans; “Outpost,” with Joanna Going as a police officer on a distant colony; “Shivers,” with Lesley-Anne Down as a sexy ghost who doesn’t want anyone living in her house; and “Coming to America,” based on the 1988 film of the same name with Tommy Davidson as Prince Tariq (the brother of King Akeem, the character played by Eddie Murphy in the movie). was the last regularly-scheduled summer series to burn off unsold pilots.
Silvers starred as Eddie Skinner, a security guard for a gated community who gets to live the life of a millionaire thanks to his employees. This series ran for just four weeks from August 8th to August 29th on Thursdays from -9PM; one of the four pilots actually managed to make it to the air.
Frank Sutton, Cloris Leachman, and Dick Van Patten starred in the first pilot, “Ernie, Madge, and Artie.
After being pre-empted during the first three weeks of August, returned for an additional two weeks airing only on Thursdays. The premiere pilot, “The Natural Look,” starred Barbara Feldon as a cosmetics executive and Bill Bixby as her pediatrician husband.
They’ve saved a lot of ther stronger films for summer and the netowrk shares have declined significantly” .Other pilots included “Bay City Amusement Company,” with Terry Kiser as the top executive at a television station in San Francisco; “The Rubber Gun Squad,” with Lenny Baker and Andy Romano as inept police officers trying to protect Central Park without guns; “Daughters,” with MIchael Constantine as a police chief raising three daughters on his own; and “Instant Family” with William Daniels and Lou Criscuolo as bachelors living in the same house trying to raise their sons their own ways. This NBC series, like the similarly named , broadcast sitcom pilots.It premiered on Friday, July 17th, 1981 and ran from -9PM.Gate 1 Travel has provided quality, affordable escorted tours, river cruises and vacation packages for more than 35 years.We look forward to showing you More of the World for Less on your next vacation.