Status of The New People

What’s the status of The New People, the ABC drama that aired during the 1969-1970 season? Copies of all 17 episodes can be found at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. UCLA has 16mm safety prints of every episode as well as a 35mm print of the broadcast version of the pilot.

UCLA also has a copy of the unaired, alternate hour-long version of the pilot episode.

The Paley Center for Media has a copy of the pilot as well–presumably the broadcast version–which can be viewed by the public.

# Episode Title Airdate Status
N/A Unaired, Alterate Hour-Long Pilot Episode N/A UCLA
1 “Pilot” 09/22/1969 UCLA/Paley
2 “Panic in the Sand” 09/29/1969 UCLA
3 “The Tin God” 10/06/1969 UCLA
4 “Murderer!” 10/13/1969 UCLA
5 “Comes the Revolution, We Use the Girls’ Shower” 10/20/1969 UCLA
6 “Lifeline” 10/27/1969 UCLA
7 “Marriage-Bomano Style” 11/03/1969 UCLA
8 “Is This Any Way to Run an Island?” 11/10/1969 UCLA
9 “The Dark Side of the Island” 11/17/1969 UCLA
10 “A Bride in Basic Black (1): The Courtship” 11/24/1969 UCLA
11 “A Bride in Basic Black (2): The Surrender” 12/01/1969 UCLA
12 “The Pied Piper of Pot” 12/08/1969 UCLA
13 “Speed Kills” 12/15/1969 UCLA
14 “The Guns of Bomano” 12/22/1969 UCLA
15 “The Prisoner of Bomano” 12/29/1969 UCLA
16 “The Siege of Fern’s Castle” 01/05/1970 UCLA
17 “On the Horizon” 01/12/1969 UCLA

Revised April 4th, 2016

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2 Replies to “Status of The New People”

  1. I had just turned 14 when this show premiered and really enjoyed it. I had this major crush on Zooey Hall and after watching “Fortune and Men’s Eyes (1971) I was completely head-over-heels in love with him. I wish The New People episodes had been saved. My younger brother teased me mercilessly because I loved this show, much better than Mod Squad, even though that was the “cool show” to be watching back then.

    TV has gone downhill so far in the last ten or twelve years that I seriously wonder if its days are numbered. Those hundreds of lame reality programs have choked the scripted shows with talented actors, not Joe Shmoe running around on Survivor, where stabbing one another in the back in order to win a million dollars is lapped up by viewers who are too young to remember television before Teen Mom, that moronic Keeping Up With the Karshadians, (sp) and a slew of mediocre fare that does nothing but line the pockets of greedy executives like Mark Burnett and, God help us, Donald Trump. ((shudder))

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