Five student nurses with active libidos learn and (mostly) love in L.A. Each seems to have a troubled past, and they all seem to spend an inordinate amount of time getting in and out of their uniforms. Critics assailed the Aaron Spelling series, and some professional nursing groups weren't crazy about it either.
The TV detective series Blacke's Magic starred Hal Linden as dapper professional magician Alexander Blacke, and Harry Morgan as Alexander's con-man father Leonard. Together, Blacke and Blacke solved mysteries with the help of Alexander's prestidigatory skills and Leonard's flim-flammery. In the series' two hour pilot, the Blackes attend a magician's convention, where an old friend of Alexander's is murdered. All the magic tricks performed on the episode were real, requiring Hal Linden to acquire a few conjuring skills post-haste. The Blacke's Magic pilot aired on Sunday, January 5, 1986; the series itself premiered the following Wednesday.