Against the Odds (TV series)

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Against the Odds
Created byCy Schneider
StarringBill Bixby
Virginia Capers
Peter Brooks
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Bob Klein
Bruce Littlejohn
Producer(s)Marcus Keys
Original networkNickelodeon
Original releaseJuly 4, 1982 (1982-07-04)[1] –
1984 (1984)

Against the Odds is an early Nickelodeon show profiling inspirational stories of people throughout history. It was hosted by Bill Bixby. A television series also on History, present day, not related to this. It ran from 1982 to 1984 on Nickelodeon and was described as "a series of little tragedies" by Sam Laybourne, son of future Nickelodeon president Geraldine Laybourne.[2]


Against the Odds profiled several notable historical figures including:


  1. ^ Morgenstern Katz, Debra (June 27, 1982). "Odd couples make history on Odds". Home News Tribune. New Brunswick, New Jersey. Retrieved May 5, 2019. The July 4th pilot for the series, which will begin playing regularly in September...
  2. ^ "The Hauser Oral and Video History Project". The Cable Center (