Classic TV Superman on DVD Columbo: The Complete Series Lost In Space on DVD
New TV
  Family Feud on DVD Dick Van Dyke Show on  DVDs
TV Shows on DVD
Commercials on DVD
TV Show ReviewsTV on DVD Reviews
Christmas DVDs TV DVDs & TV Books

TVparty / classic TV


Saturday Morning Cartoons 1970s V1 on DVDTV Commercials on DVD


"What in God's name is "The Rockford Files" doing in the Forgotten Shows section?! Yeah, it's been off the air for a long time, but I wouldn't call it any more "forgotten" than, say, "Columbo" or "Magnum, P.I."

"If you're so desperate to see James Garner represented here, try "Nichols"! A turn-of-the-century western that aired on NBC pre-Rockford (sorry, I cannot overemphasize this: Rockford show has NO FREAKIN' BUSINESS being included amongst "forgotten" television shows! What are you all, about twelve years old?!), Garner played a frontier sheriff struggling to keep up with a world that was changing all around him.

"While not the best show Garner ever appeared on, (Guess what THAT was!), it was noteworthy for an odd development: anticipating network cancellation, the show's writers actually killed off the hero, and when an eleventh hour reprieve came through, they brought the show back with Garner playing his original character's long-lost twin! Alas, it was too little,too late.The show, if not the character died for good shortly thereafter."

- JWF3.0


'Nichols' (NBC September 16, 1971 - August 1, 1972) was James Garner's first series attempt after the success of his Sixties' hit 'Maverick'. In fact, the producers (Garner's own production company) took the basic 'Maverick' formula and transplanted it to the town of Nichols, Arizona circa 1914.

In a timeslot between two hit shows - 'The Flip Wilson Show' and 'The Dean Martin Show' - it's a wonder the series didn't take off. NBC quickly renamed the series 'James Garner as Nichols' when ratings proved less than expected. (The competition opening night was the debut of 'Longstreet' on ABC with special guest star Bruce Lee, and the CBS Movie)

NicholsIn this comedy-drama, Nichols (a drifter and former Army vet who now hates guns) reluctantly becomes the sheriff of his boyhood hometown. The town was crooked and Nichols himself (no first name) was controlled by the ruthless Ketcham family - so his efforts were mostly aimed at getting rich and getting out. Margot Kidder played one of the kooky townspeople, a saucy barmaid that Nichols confided in from time to time.

'Nichols' only lasted one year despite being hailed one of the better shows on television in 1971. In a nod the 'Maverick' series, Nichols was killed off in the last episode and replaced as sheriff by his twin brother, Jim Nichols. This was to give the series a stronger lead character if the series was picked up for another year. It wasn't.

James Garner tried the same basic formula one more time two years later - updated to present times, he met with great success in 'The Rockford Files'.

Lost Kid Shows / Movie Stars on TV / Saturday Morning Shows / Video Vault / Classic Christmas Specials / Fabulous Fifties / Unseen Scenes / Game Shows / Requested Forgotten TV Shows / The Super Sixties / More Modern TV Shows / The New * * Shows / 1980's Wrestling / TV Blog

TVparty is Classic TV on the internet!
Classic TV on the Internet!

TV's Embarrassing Moments / Action Shows of the Sixties / TVparty Mysteries and Scandals / Variety Shows of the 1970s / The Eighties / The Laugh Track / 1970's Hit Shows / Response to TVparty / Search the Site / Add Your Comments


The Virginian / Men From Shilo
The Girl with Something Extra
My World And Welcome To It
Nanny & The Professor
The Smith Family
The Sixth Sense
Camp Runamuck
Run Buddy Run
Pistols N Petticoats
The Young Rebels / Lawyers
The Texas Wheelers
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
My Living Doll / Favorite Martian
The Pruitts of Southhampton
Captain Nice & Mr. Terrific
The Ugliest Girl In Town
The Beverly Hillbillies
Saturday Night Live
Shindig! & Hullabaloo
The Mothers-in-Law
Then Came Bronson
Holmes and Yo-Yo

James Garner as Nichols
Playboy After Dark
A Touch of Grace
Blue Coronet
Second Hundred Years
The New People
McKeever and the Colonel
The Rockford Files
My Mother The Car
Get Christy Love
The Magician
The Persuaders
It's About Time
Reverend Ike
Family Affair
The Gong Show
He and She
Honey West
Way Out

Requested Forgotten television Shows!
Classic TV Commercials / 1950's TV / 1960's TV / Punk Book / / 1970's TV / Groucho vs William F Buckley / / TV Games / Honey Boo Boo / Lucy Shows / 2012 Emmy Awards / Classic Cars / John Wayne / Gene Roddenberry / Rockford Files / Sea Hunt / Superman on DVD / Toy Gun Ads / Flip Wilson Show / Big Blue Marble / Monty Hall / Carrascolendas / Mr. Dressup / Major Mudd / Chief Halftown / What's In Oprah's Purse? / Baby Daphne / Sheriff John / Winchell & Mahoney / Fireball X-L5 / Mr. Wizard / Captain Noah / Thanksgiving Day Specials / Disney's First Christmas Special / Saturday Morning Cartoons / The Magic Garden / Amahl & the Night Visitors / Holiday Toy Commercials / Lucy & Desi's Last Christmas Show / Joey Heatherton / Fat Albert / The Virginian / Bewitched / Death of John Wayne / 1974 Saturday Mornings / Chuck McCann / Rudolph Collectables / Shrimpenstein / Local Popeye Shows / New Treasure Hunt / 1966 ABC TV Shows / 1967 TV Shows / 1968 TV Shows / Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes & Baby Doll / Fridays / TV Moms / Red Skelton / Star Wars / KISS / Lancelot Link / Saturday Morning Cartoons / The Magic Garden / Wonder Woman / Classic Comic Books / Andy Griffith / Cher / TV Shows on DVD / Outtakes & Bloopers / 1967 TV Shows / Romper Room / ABC Movie of the Week / The Goldbergs / Daws Butler Commercials / Saturday Morning Commercials / Captain Kangaroo / Chicago Local Kiddie Shows / Boston Local TV / Philly Local TV / NYC Local Kid Shows / Amos 'n' Andy / Electric Company / Bette Davis / Judy Garland / Christmas Specials / Redd Foxx / Good Times / Sitcom Houses / What's Happening! / Winky Dink & You / big brotherSonny & Cher / Smothers Brothers / Commercial Icons of the 1960s / Soupy Sales / The Carpenters / Route 66 / Bozo / The Carpenters Christmas Specials / Local Kid Shows / Death of TV's Superman / Wonderama / Sesame Street / Bob Hope Specials / Little Rascals / 1980's Retro Gay T-Shirts / 1980's TV Wrestling / Fess Parker / Howdy Doody / TV Blog / Lost In Space / Pinky Lee / 1980's LA Punk Rock / Alex Toth Book / TV Terrorists / Irwin Allen / The Untouchables / Carol Burnett Show / Batman TV Show / Green Hornet / Today Show History / Our Gang / Doris Day Show / 1970's Commercials For Women / Bill Cosby in the 1970s / The Golddiggers / Lola Falana / 1970s TV Shows / David Bowie on TV / Hudson Brothers / Jackie Gleason / Hollywood Squares / Match Game / Bob Keeshan / Gumby / The Flip Wilson Show / Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour / The Bobby Darin Show / The Richard Pryor Show / George Burns / Lucy's Lost Christmas Special / Classic Christmas Toy Commercials / Cricket On The Hearth / 1950's Holiday Shows / Amahl and the Night Visitors / A Christmas Carol on TV / The Yule Log / Celebrity Commercials / Rudolph / Movie Posters & More! 
Grizzly Adams on DVDs “The Peabody & Sherman on DVD Soupy Sales DVD New TV He Man on DVD
Looking for classic TV DVDs?/See below:
TV Commercials on DVD Wrestling DVDs Classic TV Books
Bionic Woman on DVD TVparty is Classic TV on the internet!
Contact Us / Classic TV DVDs

TV Blog
Bionic Woman on DVD