Rosetti and Ryan Fall Preview

It’s Fall Preview Week at Television Obscurities. The 2014-2015 season is getting underway and to mark the occasion I’ll be posting fall previews for shows from the 1960s and 1970s all week long.

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Here’s a fall preview for NBC’s short-lived Rosetti and Ryan, a legal drama starring Tony Roberts and Squire Fridell. It ran for just six episodes during the 1977-1978 season. This preview is from the network’s “NBC For 77” fall preview special, hosted by Tony Roberts.


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  • Lurky McLurkson says:

    When I watch many of these 70’s/80’s previews, I always put them in context with when they were produced, but ones like this still floor me (swinging, hip lawyers!), as in WTF? Can’t see how they thought this would fly.

    Different era ( early 90’s), and unsold, but I always point to ‘Poochinski’ as my go-to title to show people how most any idea can be green-lighted. ;)

    • greg6363 says:

      Leonard Stern (the executive producer of Rosetti and Ryan) was responsible for a lot of successful shows including Get Smart and McMillan & Wife. Everyone from Aaron Spelling to Stephen Cannell had shows that didn’t catch on with the viewing public.

  • Jon says:

    Rosetti & Ryan was actually on NBC during the 1977-78 season. Tony Roberts & Squire Fridell appeared on the cover of TV Guide for the week of Oct. 1-7, 1977. I still remember the promo for this series where Squire Fridell explained that his name actually was Squire Frankin Fridell, and he appeared yearly for several years in December as a co-host of the “Toyotathon” promotional commercials.

  • ERIC PLEASANT says:

    This series was remade more than once through the years with the latest being “FRANKLIN AND BASH.” To a tee.

  • Terry Johnson says:

    I was a big fan of the show.

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