|September 17, 2021|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
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The series is titled ”My Dad Says.” Well. almost “My Dad Says.” There was one more word to put on the show’s label, but CBS hesitated because it didn’t seem suitable for a prime time slot.
Besides, Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky observes, there are other things that call attention to this series that has just ended a brief run. Primarily, Sokolsky points out, it marks another cliff hangar, a device designed to draw viewers back to the show when it returns to the airwaves.
That’s what it did for series like “Dallas” and “Cheers.” But it didn’t do very well for shows like “Nowhere Man” and “Dream On.” Both urged viewers to watch for upcoming episodes that would answer major questions.
Only, it didn’t happen because both series were cancelled before its people had a chance to explain what had happened.
Sokolsky says the boom was really lowered on “Nowhere Man.” The show was not only cancelled, UPN, the network that carried it, went out of business.
Episode Date: December 31, 1969