Can you tell if these 1979 TV flops were sitcoms or dramas?

Try to guess from the title and promo photo!

Can you judge a book by its cover? How about a TV show by its title and promotional photo?

The following 14 shows all began in 1979 — and lived a rather short life. You probably recognize some of the stars, famous faces from M*A*S*H and The Andy Griffith Show included! 

Some of them were silly; some of them were serious. Can you tell — or remember — the difference? Look at the picture and name and make your best guess!

  1. Hello, Larry
    Image: The Everett Collection
  2. California Fever
    Image: The Everett Collection
  3. Kaz
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. Struck by Lightning
    Image: The Everett Collection
  5. The Associates
    Image: The Everett Collection
  6. Working Stiffs
    Image: The Everett Collection
  7. Paris
    Image: The Everett Collection
  8. 240-Robert
    Image: The Everett Collection
  9. Detective School
    Image: The Everett Collection
  10. Big Shamus, Little Shamus
    Image: The Everett Collection
  11. 13 Queens Boulevard
    Image: The Everett Collection
  12. Hizzonner
    Image: The Everett Collection
  13. Salvage 1
    Image: The Everett Collection
  14. Turnabout
    Image: The Everett Collection

Can you tell if these 1979 TV flops were sitcoms or dramas?

Your Result...

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56 Comments

Antenna2 3 months ago
What junkers - makes me glad to be a PBS viewer (when I'm not watching MeTV)...
LarryMMM 3 months ago
11 of 14, and 95% of these I don't remember or ever heard of...
RedSamRackham 14 months ago
* 10 of 14 ~ 71% ~ NEVER saw or even heard of most of them!
ScottWatson 16 months ago
What, no mention of Sheriff Lobo?
LarryMMM ScottWatson 3 months ago
Classic TV show, top notch writing and acting...
AnnaRentzVandenhazel 24 months ago
I didn't recognize some programs, but I would have liked to see an episode of Detective School based on the picture - would love to see how Johnny Gage (Randolph Mantooth) from Emergency would have done in a sitcom.
DerekBird 32 months ago
You got 13 out of 14
Put on a happy face! You have the eye of a TV executive!

I loved John Schuck... Except for Holmes and Yo-Yo.
LarryMMM DerekBird 3 months ago
"Holmes And Yo-Yo" is a classic, legendary TV show...shame on you...
Amalthea 51 months ago
14/14. I loved 240-Robert & Salvage 1! Thanks for the nostalgia-hole to fall down into!
WILD 51 months ago
You got 14 out of 14
Put on a happy face! You have the eye of a TV executive!
WILD 51 months ago
You got 14 out of 14
Put on a happy face! You have the eye of a TV executive!
peacefrog77 51 months ago
9/14, in my defense I grew up in the 1980s.
Allison 51 months ago
12/14 never heard of most of these shows
Angie 51 months ago
The only one of these I ever saw was "Kaz". Got 11/14 anyway.
tonygaloppe 51 months ago
You got 14 out of 14

Put on a happy face! You have the eye of a TV executive!

I'm just old
Runeshaper 51 months ago
You got 8 out of 14
Don't be too down — these shows are pretty obscure! Better luck next time!

YIKES! LOL Working stiffs looks fun!
DavidH 51 months ago
13/14 Missed "The Associates."
Funny thing: the only one of those shows I ever saw was The TV movie of "Salvage 1."
Andy 51 months ago
I think my family might have been the only people who watched "Detective School" from first to last episode.
SheriHeffner 51 months ago
I got 11 out of 14. I remember hello Larry and 240 Robert, but the others I can't remember at all. Some of the dramas looked and sounded like a comedy show.
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