Can you possibly guess how many episodes these flop Seventies TV shows lasted?

By: H&I Staff     Posted: February 8, 2024, 3:00PM
The 1970s gave us tons of classics, but it also funneled out many forgotten shows that were but a flicker on our screens for a season. Maybe two.

If you're tuned into the Seventies, you probably remember seeing these famous stars in imaginative roles, from Patrick Duffy as a merman to Raymond Burr as a publishing magnate. 

Well, it turns out most audiences, unfortunately. But if these shows sound familiar, you're the perfect person to play studio head for this quiz. See if you can guess how many episodes these Seventies TV flops actually ran. Good luck!

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  1. For Mrs. Columbo, Kate Mulgrew starred as the lieutenant’s wife, a crime-solving reporter. How many episodes did it last?
  2. For The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, Mary Tyler Moore starred as a variety show star trying to put on a weekly show. How many episodes did it last?
  3. For Paris, James Earl Jones starred as an LAPD captain juggling home life and teaching with supervising a young team of detectives. How many episodes did it last?
  4. For Struck by Lightning, Jack Elam starred as an inn owner descended from Dr. Frankenstein. How many episodes did it last?
  5. For Salvage 1, Andy Griffith starred as a junk man who built his own homemade spaceship. How many episodes did it last?
  6. For Kingston: Confidential, Raymond Burr starred as a publishing magnate who solves crimes based on stories he runs in his papers and TV shows. How many episodes did it last?
  7. For All's Fair, Richard Crenna and Bernadette Peters starred as a couple divided by politics who fall in love in Washington, D.C. How many episodes did it last?
  8. For The Ghost Busters, Larry Storch and Bob Burns starred as ghost hunters with a gorilla sidekick. How many episodes did it last?
  9. For Space Academy, Jonathan Harris starred as the commander of a Space Academy, where he taught young space cadets. How many episodes did it last?
  10. For Future Cop, Ernest Borgnine and John Amos starred as veteran cops training a rookie who’s also a robot. How many episodes did it last?
  11. For The Man From Atlantis, Patrick Duffy starred as an amphibious man who alone survived after Atlantis sank into the ocean. How many episodes did it last?
  12. For Cat and Dog, Lou Antonio played the "dog" and Kim Basinger the "cat," in this crime drama about their male-female police partnership. How many episodes did it last?
Can you possibly guess how many episodes these flop Seventies TV shows lasted?

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