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?

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Amalthea 10 hours ago
14/14. I loved 240-Robert & Salvage 1! Thanks for the nostalgia-hole to fall down into!
WILD 16 hours ago
You got 14 out of 14
Put on a happy face! You have the eye of a TV executive!
WILD 16 hours ago
You got 14 out of 14
Put on a happy face! You have the eye of a TV executive!
John 8 days ago
9/14, in my defense I grew up in the 1980s.
Allison 9 days ago
12/14 never heard of most of these shows
Angie 12 days ago
The only one of these I ever saw was "Kaz". Got 11/14 anyway.
tonygaloppe 21 days 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 21 days 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 21 days 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 22 days ago
I think my family might have been the only people who watched "Detective School" from first to last episode.
SheriHeffner 22 days 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.
anthony 23 days ago
12 /14 missed 8 and 10.I didn't know Sheriff Taylor became a spaceman.😋Put Don Knotts in the other spacesuit and make it a comedy and you probably got a hit on your hands.I think DN was busy being Mr Furley at the time though.No Barney Fife,but still a pretty funny character.
Emily anthony 23 days ago
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His loud wardrobe alone is worth seeing.
Utzaake 23 days ago
13/14. #9 - The Randolph Mantooth sighting threw me off.
12. EEK! ED RENDELL!
Emily Utzaake 23 days ago
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cperrynaples Utzaake 22 days ago
Yep, 9 was Mantooth's first post-Emergency role! And no, 12 is the Big Lebowski...LOL!!!
UnicornPrincess 23 days ago
12/14... the two I missed were tough!
Emily UnicornPrincess 23 days ago
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Muleskinner 23 days ago
10/14. I didn’t remember some of the flops. 🤓
Emily Muleskinner 23 days ago
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LarryLeGros 23 days ago

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

You got 9 out of 14

Don't be too down — these shows are pretty obscure! Better luck next time!
I don't think I've heard of any of them.
Emily LarryLeGros 23 days ago
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cperrynaples 23 days ago
Here's another batch of '79 bombs to answer! [1]Billy [Steve Guttenberg] [2]Makin' It [3]Co-Ed Fever [4] Supertrain [5]Flatbush [6]Dear Detective [7] Harris & Company [8]Cliffhangers [9] Out Of The Blue [10] Highcliffe Manor!
Emily cperrynaples 23 days ago
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MrsPhilHarris 24 days ago
9/14 I've not heard of most of these.
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