Wizards and Warriors (TV series)

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Wizards and Warriors
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Also known as Greystone's Odyssey
Genre Adventure
Written by Don Reo
Directed by Bill Bixby
Richard A. Colla
Starring Ian Wolfe
Jeff Conaway
Clive Revill
Duncan Regehr
Julia Duffy
Thomas Hill
Walter Olkewicz
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s) Don Reo
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run 26 February 1983 – 14 May 1983

Wizards and Warriors is a CBS television series from 1983, starring Jeff Conaway, Julia Duffy, Walter Olkewicz, Duncan Regehr, and Clive Revill. Only eight one hour episodes were made of this offbeat fantasy-comedy. The series was created by Don Reo for Warner Bros. Television and most of the episodes were directed by Bill Bixby.

Cast[edit]

Characters are described, according to the newspaper, Wilmington Morning Star.[1]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Original airdate
1 "The Unicorn of Death" 26 February 1983
2 "The Kidnap" 5 March 1983
3 "The Rescue" 12 March 1983
4 "Night of Terror" 19 March 1983
5 "Skies Of Death" 9 April 1983
6 "Caverns Of Chaos" 30 April 1983
7 "The Dungeon Of Death" 7 May 1983
8 "Vulkar's Revenge" 14 May 1983

Broadcast and reception[edit]

The series debuted as a midseason replacement for the cancelled series Bring 'Em Back Alive.[2] It aired on Saturdays at 8:00pm Eastern / 7:00pm Central. Judy Flander from Washington, D.C., praised the series as "witty", including the directing, the writing, and the acting.[1] Due to low ratings, the series was not renewed for the second season and was cancelled.[3] The costume designer Theadora Van Runkle won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Series.[4][5] The series' hairstylist Sharleen Rassi lost a Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling to Edie Panda for the made-for television film Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Flander, Judy (February 26, 1983). "Wizards wit sparkles". Wilmington Morning Star. p. 5C. 
  2. ^ Harmer, Ian (March 2, 1983). "Elizabeth Montgomery bewitching in Pieces". Times-News (Hendersonville, North Carolina). p. 5. 
  3. ^ Dudek, Duane (May 12, 1983). "Pink slips are all in the family as Archie and Gloria lose shows". Milwaukee Sentinel. Part 3, Page 2. 
  4. ^ "People behind camera get Emmys". United Press International. September 19, 1983. p. 57. 
  5. ^ "Wizards and Warriors". Emmys.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "35th Primetime Emmys Nominees and Winners – Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling (1983)". Retrieved November 4, 2013. 

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