New Series 1978
Devito and Kaufman
Taxi (1978-1983) - A sitcom that takes place inside a taxi garage centered around the nasty dispatcher played by Danny Devito. Also starring Judd Hirsch, Tony Danza, Marilu Henner, Christopher Lloyd and Andy Kaufman. Taxi Series at Crazy About TV website
What's a Pink Floyd?
Battlestar Galactica (1978-1979)
20/20 premieres (1978-present)
Tic Tac Dough (1978-1986)
Series End 1978
The Six Million Dollar Man (1973-1978)
Television News 1978
The Blues Brothers debut on NBC's Saturday Night Live singing Hey Bartender and Soul Man. The duo of Jake & Elwood Blues played by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd soon went on to have both a top record album and movie. The Blues Brothers.
Holocaust - The 9 hour miniseries from Marvin Chomsky who directed Roots the year before. The story of German Jews dealing with the Nazi Holocaust. Starring Fritz Weaver, Rosemary Harris, Meryl Streep, James Woods and crazyass Michael Moriarty. The Holocaust miniseries.
The Rutles - A parody of The Beatles created by Eric Idle of Monty Python. The Mockumentary took became so popular The Rutles became a real band with albums and tours. It also starred John Halsey, Ricky Fataar. Neil Innes. The Rutles Website.
The chairs on which Archie and Edith Bunker sat through for 8 seasons of All in the Family are presented to the Smithsonian Institution. The Bunker Chairs at the Smithsonian
The Emmy's for 1978 - 1979
Outstanding Drama Series - Lou Grant
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Ron Leibman, Kaz
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Mariette Hartley, The Incredible Hulk
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Stuart Margolin, The Rockford Files
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Kristy McNichol, Family
Outstanding Comedy Series - Taxi
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Carroll O'Connor, All in the Family
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Ruth Gordon, Taxi
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Robert Guillaume, Soap
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Sally Struthers, All in the Family
Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Program - Steve and Edie Celebrate Irving Berlin
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