69 episodes

The podcast that brings you TV memories of the 70s/80s with a focus on short lived TV shows and TV movies you may have forgotten about!

Forgotten TV Chris Cooling

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 78 Ratings

The podcast that brings you TV memories of the 70s/80s with a focus on short lived TV shows and TV movies you may have forgotten about!

    Forgotten TV ep 48-The Powers of Matthew Star

    Forgotten TV ep 48-The Powers of Matthew Star

    The complete history of the origins and production of NBC's 1982 series The Powers of Matthew Star is presented. Produced by Paramount Television; starring Peter Barton, Lou Gossett, Jr., and Amy Steel. 

    Timecodes

    Intro and episode rundown. 0-1:19:35
    Behind the scenes pt 1: Origins, casting, first pilot, troubles at NBC, show production, music. 1:19:35-2:15:55
    Behind the scenes pt 2: Directors, writers, filming locations, show retooling, after Matthew Star. 2:15:55-3:05:05
    Next time/credits. 3:05:05-end

    The Powers of Matthew Star on DVD

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    Original audio clips included are for the purposes of historical context, review, commentary, and criticism only and are not intended to infringe. Beyond the Veil by Dreamstate Logic is used with permission and under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. 

    All remaining underscore music is used under license from Epidemic Sound. If you need music for your podcast or YouTube channel, please visit Epidemic Sound. 

    Forgotten TV is not affiliated with or authorized by any production company or TV network involved in the making of any TV show or film mentioned. The Powers of Matthew Star is the copyright and property of Paramount Television, Daniel Wilson Productions, Harve Bennett Productions, Bruce Lansbury Productions, Ltd, and possibly additional rights holders. Other series mentioned are the property of their respective copyright holders and no infringement is intended.

    Copyright 2022 Forgotten TV Media

    • 3 hr 12 min
    Forgotten TV ep 47-The Popcorn Kid: Special Edition

    Forgotten TV ep 47-The Popcorn Kid: Special Edition

    The MTM/CBS 1987 sitcom The Popcorn Kid is fully considered. Also, looks at the historic Brunson Theater in Baytown, Texas and Plaza Theater in Kansas City, Missouri are included.

    Watch full episodes of The Popcorn Kid on the Internet Archive.

    When the Lights Went Down documentary

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    Original audio clips included are for the purposes of historical context, review, commentary, and criticism only and are not intended to infringe. All remaining underscore music is used under license from Epidemic Sound. If you need music for your podcast or YouTube channel, please visit Epidemic Sound. 

    Forgotten TV is not affiliated with or authorized by any production company or TV network involved in the making of any TV show or film mentioned. The Popcorn Kid is the copyright and property of MTM Productions, 20th Television, The Walt Disney Company, and possibly additional rights holders. Other series mentioned are the property of their respective copyright holders and no infringement is intended.

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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Forgotten TV ep 46-Flo

    Forgotten TV ep 46-Flo

    A complete look at the CBS 1980-81 TV series Flo starring Polly Holliday.

    Timecodes
    Alice film to Alice series and Flo episode rundown 0-1:02:25
    Behind the Scenes
    Technical, taping, origins, casting   1:02:25-1:59:30
    Flo's Yellow Rose bar, History of 'Cowtown,' and the 70s CB craze 1:59:30-2:16:40
    Writing Flo, production issues, cancellation, after Flo 2:16:40-2:48:00

    Flo on DVD from Amazon. 

    Alice on DVD from Amazon.

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    Book links:

    Alice: Life Behind the Counter at Mel's Greasy Spoon by Barry M. Putt, Jr.
    Single Season Sitcoms of the 1980s by Bob Leszczak

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    Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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    I’ve Fallen Down by Loving Caliber is used under license from Epidemic Sound. If you need music for your podcast or YouTube channel, please visit Epidemic Sound. 

    Forgotten TV is not affiliated with or authorized by any production company or TV network involved in the making of any TV show or film mentioned. Flo is the copyright and property of Warner Bros Home Entertainment and possibly additional rights holders.

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    • 2 hr 54 min
    Forgotten TV Flo Preview

    Forgotten TV Flo Preview

    A preview of the upcoming podcast on the 1980 CBS series Flo starring Polly Holliday. Flo was a spin-off from CBS's Alice which itself was based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

    Flo on DVD from Amazon. 

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    • 2 min
    Forgotten TV ep 45-The Immortal

    Forgotten TV ep 45-The Immortal

    A complete look at ABC's 1970 TV series The Immortal starring Christopher George. Adapted by Robert Specht from James Gunn's novel 'The Immortals.'

    Timecodes
    0-46:30 Intro/episode rundown
    46:30-end Behind the Scenes

    The Immortal on DVD from Amazon. 

    The Immortals novel by James Gunn.

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    Book links:

    Science Fiction Television Series 1959 through 1989 by Mark Phillips and Frank Garcia

    Carol Lynley: Her Film & TV Career in Thrillers, Fantasy & Suspense by Tom Lisanti



    Quinn Martin, Producer by Jonathan Etter



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    Emergence by Dreamstate Logic is used with permission and under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license

    Forgotten TV is not affiliated with or authorized by any production company or TV network involved in the making of any TV show or film mentioned. 'The Immortal' is the copyright and property of Paramount Television, CBS Television Distribution, and possibly additional rights holders.

    Copyright 2021 Forgotten TV Media

    • 2 hr 5 min
    Forgotten TV ep 45-The Immortal

    Forgotten TV ep 45-The Immortal

    A complete look at ABC's 1970 TV series The Immortal starring Christopher George. Adapted by Robert Specht from James Gunn's novel 'The Immortals.'

    Timecodes
    0-46:30 Intro/episode rundown
    46:30-end Behind the Scenes

    The Immortal on DVD from Amazon. 

    The Immortals novel by James Gunn.

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    Support Forgotten TV with Paypal

    More at Forgotten TV

    Book links:

    Science Fiction Television Series 1959 through 1989 by Mark Phillips and Frank Garcia

    Carol Lynley: Her Film & TV Career in Thrillers, Fantasy & Suspense by Tom Lisanti



    Quinn Martin, Producer by Jonathan Etter



    Amazon links are affiliate.

    Emergence by Dreamstate Logic is used with permission and under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license

    Forgotten TV is not affiliated with or authorized by any production company or TV network involved in the making of any TV show or film mentioned. 'The Immortal' is the copyright and property of Paramount Television, CBS Television Distribution, and possibly additional rights holders.

    Copyright 2021 Forgotten TV Media

    • 2 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Saturday 6:05 pm ,

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I wish there were more than 5 stars. My words can not do justice for this podcast. Chris Coolings’ research is incredible. His voice work is the best. I am so happy I have found this diamond. Diamond is not hyperbolic.

Allanc12000 ,

An Exemplary Podcast

I love podcasts, but I don’t have the patience for “three guys riffing into a mic” style shows. What Chris Cooling has done with “Forgotten TV” is really special: It’s scripted, but never cold or dull. His research on these shows is incredibly deep, but he has a great sense of which details are needed to tell the stories of these ill-fated TV shows.

I knew there was something special here when I found myself captivated by the podcast’s deep dive into the late 70s sitcom “Angie”, which, despite the fact that I barely remember the actual TV show, was absolutely fascinating. Since then, I’ve really enjoyed Chris laying out the histories of shows I’ve never even seen! The podcast is that good. And his series on “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” is not be missed by any fan.

There is plenty of subtle humor too, which makes the podcast very easy to listen to in long stretches.

One of the best.

Megowee ,

Can’t believe you remembered Angie!!

Thanks for pulling back the memories of a sitcom I loved as a kid but seems to have fallen into obscurity today. Angie is the first show I remember being set in my hometown of Philadelphia. Now in Boston, your podcast took me back to my warm days in the city of brotherly love, rearranging the antennas to try and get a better picture from WPVI. Your research is beyond exhaustive. I was amazed to hear of the connection between Angie and a character from Laverne and Shirley. Perhaps you could do something on another Philly-sat sitcom, the Tony Randall Show. I recently discovered this on YouTube, having no memories of its existence. Keep up the good work!

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