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Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985 TV series)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Genre Horror, Drama, Mystery
Presented by Alfred Hitchcock (re-colorized footage)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 76 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Christopher Crowe
Jon Slan
Michael Sloan
Producer(s) Alan Barnette
Mary Kahn
Barbara Laffey
David Levinson
Susan Whittaker
Location(s) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Michael Sloan Productions
Paragon Motion Pictures, Inc.
Distributor Universal Television
Broadcast
Original channel NBC (1985–1986)
USA Network (1987–1989)
Picture format 35 mm 4:3
Audio format Monoaural
Original run September 29, 1985 (1985-09-29) – July 22, 1989 (1989-07-22)
Chronology
Related shows Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alfred Hitchcock Presents, sometimes called The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents, is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1985 to 1986, and on the USA Network from 1987 to 1989. The series is an updated re-imagining of the classic 1955 series of the same name.

Contents

  • Background 1
  • Format 2
  • Notable guest stars 3
    • Series pilot 3.1
    • Other episodes 3.2
  • Syndication 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Background

In 1985, the National Broadcasting Company aired a new made-fortelevision film[1] based upon the series, combining newly-filmed stories with colorized footage of Alfred Hitchcock from the original series introducing each segment. The film was a huge ratings success, and sparked a brief revival of the anthology series genre that included a new version of The Twilight Zone amongst others.

Format

A new Alfred Hitchcock Presents series debuted in the fall of 1985 and retained the same format as the movie – newly filmed stories (a mixture of original works and updated remakes of original series episodes) with colorized introductions by Hitchcock. The new series lasted only one season before NBC cancelled it, but it was then produced for three more years by USA Network (which is now co-owned with NBC under NBC Universal).

Notable guest stars

Series pilot

  • Ned Beatty – Larry Broome (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
  • Lee Ving – Curt Venner (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
  • Tony Frank – Sheriff Noakes (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
  • John Huston – Carlos/Narrator (segment "Man from the South")
  • Melanie Griffith – Girl (segment "Man from the South")
  • Annette O'Toole – Stella (segment "An Unlocked Window")
  • Bruce Davison – Betty Ames/Baker (segment "An Unlocked Window")

Other episodes

Syndication

NBC Universal's horror-themed cable channel Chiller, which launched on March 1, 2007, is airing The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents for the first time on television in more than a decade. The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents was the first show to air on Chiller when it launched at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. In Canada it airs on Space on Sundays (times vary).

References

  1. ^ Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) (TV)

External links

  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents at the Internet Movie Database
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents at TV.com
  • episode guide at Garn's GuidesThe New Alfred Hitchcock Presents
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