Joanie Loves Chachi

1982, TV Show

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From Balloon Boy to Bill O'Reilly: Watch TV Guide Network's 25 Biggest TV Blunders 2

The View

What happens when the world stops to watch what it thinks is a boy in a balloon or when Bill O'Reilly takes a seat on the panel of The View? You get TV Guide Network's 25 Biggest TV Blunders 2.

Following the success of the first special, which highlighted moments like Janet Jackson's "nipplegate" at the 2004 Super Bowl and ill-fated spinoffs like Joanie Loves Chachi, Part 2 includes such stunners as Kanye West stealing Taylor Swift's MTV spotlight and "Balloon Boy."

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Tom Bosley, Mr. C on Happy Days, Dies at 83

Tom Bosley

Tom Bosley, who played the gruff but lovable Mr. C on Happy Days, and whose stable demeanor made him one of TV's ultimate father figures, has died. He was 83.

Bosley had been battling lung cancer but died of heart failure at his home in Palm Springs, Calif., early Tuesday, his agent, Sheryl Abrams,
told TVGuide.com.

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Bosley's Happy Days character, Howard Cunningham, was constantly distracted from... read more

TV Guide Network Looks Back at TV's Biggest Blunders

Janet Jackson

From Joanie Loves Chachi to Jay Leno in prime time, TV Guide Network will count down TV's biggest blunders Sunday with a special covering everything from failed talk shows to bad remakes to stars who turned down hit roles.

The network's 25 Biggest TV Blunders, airing at 8/7 c, will also include Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction, Brian Dunkleman's refusal to ... read more

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Premiered: March 23, 1982, on ABC
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Premise: `Happy Days' spin-off about Joanie Cunningham and her boyfriend Chachi Arcola, who moved to Chicago and started a rock band, often performing at his family's Italian restaurant. The show was a success at first, then faded quickly when it went up against the new fall series of 1982.

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