American Playhouse (1981– )

TV Series   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

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  • Lance Guest and Barry Miller in American Playhouse: The Roommate (1984)
  • American Playhouse: The Killing Floor (1984)
  • Bernadette Peters in American Playhouse: Into the Woods (1991)
  • American Playhouse: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part I (1986)
  • American Playhouse: Into the Woods (1991)
  • American Playhouse (1981)

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7 June 2002 | foxbrick
Long-running, important video/film series on PBS.
This occasional series (the HALLMARK HALL OF FAME of PBS, it would appear up to about six or seven times a season over most of its run) was an anthology of original dramatic films and videotaped presentations, many of the films co-productions which might get an art-house run before (or after) appearing as an AP episode (such as SMOOTH TALK and TESTAMENT); others were meant for video presentation, such as the TALES OF THE CITY miniseries or (my favorite) the one-man show THE END OF A SENTENCE, starring Edward Herrmann. AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE head Lindsay Law moved on to Fox Searchlight as the series was winding down, presenting as its last "official" offering a cinema-verite miniseries in the 2000-2001 season.

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