Harper Valley

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Sherwood Schwartz, the Emmy-winning creator of Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, has died. He was 94.

Schwartz died Tuesday of natural causes in his sleep, surrounded by his family, TMZ reports.

A New Jersey native, Schwartz got his start writing for Bob Hope's radio program in 1939 before ...
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Sherwood Schwartz, Gilligan's Island and Brady Bunch Creator, Dies at 94

Sherwood Schwartz, the Emmy-winning creator of Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, has died. He was 94.

Schwartz died Tuesday of natural causes in his sleep, surrounded by his family, TMZ reports.

A New Jersey native, Schwartz got his start writing for Bob Hope's radio program in 1939 before ...
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Question: A friend and I were talking about, of all people, Barbara Eden. Was Harper Valley PTA really her first show after I Dream of Jeannie? If so, what happened to her during the time in between?


Answer: Good question, Brian, and Ms. Eden herself didn't have an answer for you when interviewed in 1981. "I don't know," she said when asked why 10 years went by before she again starred in a series. (Jeannie was canceled in 1970 and Harper Valley debuted on NBC in 1981.) "It wasn't a question of not being wanted. The shows they found just didn't work."

No, they didn't. In fact, three networks and at least a dozen of TV's most creative types tried to come up with a series for her, while she earned high ratings doing variety specials, singing appeara read more

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Premiered: January 16, 1981, on NBC
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Premise: A sexy widow raises a teenage daughter and battles hypocritical townsfolk in a community right out of Jeannie C. Riley's spunky hit song, penned by Tom T. Hall, `Harper Valley P.T.A.'

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