Show Type: Drama
First Telecast: September 13, 1978
Last Telecast: October 5, 1978
Ellen Cunningham..... Pamela Bellwood
Jack Kiley..... Alex Cord
Gus Dunlap..... Richard Basehart
Dan Costello..... Andrew Prine
Walter Matthews..... Howard Witt
Harvey Pearlstein..... Lee Wilkof
Christine..... Tisch Raye
Kevin..... Peter Coffield
Inspired by the movie, Network, and produced by Lin Bolen, one of the industry's first female progamming chiefs, this prime-time soap opera was set behind the scenes at a "major television network" - Trans Atlantic Broadcasting.
Ellen Cunningham, an ambitious talented female executive who had clawed her way up, was head of Special Events Programming. Surrounding her was an executive suite full of unsavory characters: Jack Kiley, the ruthless head of programming; Gus Dunlap, news chief and drunken has-been; Dan Costello, fast-talking, inebriated sales chief; Walter Matthews, hard-driving head of operations and Harvey Pearlstein, the research head obsessed with ratings. There was plenty of back-biting, maneuvering and high-level treachery behind the smiling screen at T.A.B.
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