Created by Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker and David Zucker and first broadcast in 1982, Police Squad is a comedy series, packed with visual effects and crazy action. Regardless of the critical acclaim, ABC cancelled the show after six episodes after executives' decided it required much attention on part of a viewer. However, it has managed to establish the reputation of one of the greatest TV shows movies after its movie version the Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! was released in 1988.
Alan North was played by George Kennedy, while O.J. Simpson co-starred as Nordberg. The style of the show resembled much that of a Quinn Martin Show in the early 1970s, featuring narrative over opening titles. The program itself was a parody of numerous TV shows and movies, particularly the cop show M Squad, produced by Lee Martin.
Regarded as one of the outstanding TV shows movies, Highlander the Series is a fantasy television series, which features Duncan MacLeod as the Highlander. The series enjoyed a great popularity, becoming cult television show after production ceased in 1997. In addition to the Queen theme song "Princes of the Universe", the film featured "ho Wants to Live Forever", used in the series. Originally a Canada-France co-production, the series was filmed in both countries, with the primary location being Vancouver, British Columbia. A new film release is scheduled for 2006, called Highlander: the Source.
Broadcast on BBC television during the period of 1968-1977, Dad's Army is a British sitcom, produced by David Croft and Jimmy Perry. The tremendous popularity of one of the greatest TV Shows Movies resulted in the fourth place in the BBC poll for Best Sitcom in Britain. According to the British Film Institute, Dad's Army ranked 13th in the list of the 100 Top British Television Programs, drawn in 2000. Featuring a great combination of styles, the show is based partly on the film Whisky Galore, partly on the performances of such comedians as Robb Wilton and Will Hay, and partly on Jimmy Perry's personal experience in the Local Defense Volunteers, known later as Home Guard. Starred in the series are some of the veterans of British stage and television, including John Le Mesurier, Arthur Lowe, Arnold Ridley, Clive Dunn and John Laurie. After being originally broadcast, the show has been frequently repeated, thus becoming widely reputed as representing a Golden Age of British television.
Seen as a satirical inversion of an ideal American family, the Addams Family was created by Charles Addams, a prominent American cartoonist, famous for his morbid sense of humor. His cartoons gained popularity in the New Yorker magazine in the 1930s, featuring bizarre people and various creatures of a decaying Second Empire house. Enjoying everything macabre and grotesque, the Adams are descendants of serial kings, witches, ghosts and freaks, as well as other monsters and social outcasts. Filmed in 1964, the series ran on ABC for two seasons. Following the huge popularity of one of the most unusual TV shows movies, six video games were released during the period of 1989-1994, and based on the Addams Family.