This Is the Life is an American Christian television dramatic series. This anthology series aired in syndication from the 1950s through the 1980s. The series was originally produced by the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, and distributed by the International Lutheran Laymen's League. It spun off from an earlier series called The Fisher Family, with Nelson Leigh as Pastor Martin being the transitional character and in the same suburban town setting.
TV's original Fantasy Island, with Ricardo Montalban, ran from 1978 to 1984. Visitors still fly to the island to fulfill their fantasies of romance or adventure, but a darker edge and supernatural touches were added to the 1998 TV series, filmed on the islands of Maui, Kauai and Oahu. The somewhat sinister Mr. Roarke (Malcolm McDowell) presides over Fantasy Island, accompanied by shape-shifting Ariel (Madchen Amick) and sidekicks Cal (Louis Lombardi) and Harry (Edward Hibbert). Tales in the opening episode involved sibling rivalry, a reckless thrill-seeker, and a man hoping for a reunion with his high-school sweetheart. Running the Fantasy Island travel agency are Clia (Sylvia Sidney) and Fisher (Fyvush Finkel). Premiered September 26, 1998 on ABC.