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Richard Roundtree and Ed Barth in "The Killing", 1973.
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October 9, 1973 – February 19, 1974
Shaft (1971 film)
is a series of Shaft TV movies that aired along with and other TV movies during 1973-74 television season on Hawkins . Broadcast every third week, the series was based on the three films beginning with The New CBS Tuesday Night Movies (released in 1971), and starring Shaft Richard Roundtree as private detective John Shaft. [1 ]
Because it was aired on over-the-air television,
CBS felt that the character needed to be toned down. Now instead of working against the police, he worked with them. Contemporary analysts suggested that since the two shows appealed to vastly different audience bases, alternating them only served to confuse fans of both series, giving neither one the time to build up a large viewership. [2 ] [3 ] [4 ] [5 ]
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References [ edit ]
^ Obenson, Tambay A. (2 October 2011). "Warner Bros Releasing Short-Lived "Shaft" TV Series Collection To DVD".
^ Serafino, Jason (28 June 2012). "The 10 Worst TV Shows Inspired By Movies". . Complex
^ Murray, Noel (9 November 2011). "Shaft: The TV Movie Collection". . The A.V. Club
^ Hicks, Chris (7 October 2011). ". 'Shaft' TV movies come to DVD" . Deseret News
^ King, Susan (30 October 1994). "Retro : Return of the Short Timers : SERIES THAT DIDN'T LAST MORE THAN A SEASON GET A SECOND SHOWING ON TNT". . Los Angeles Times
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