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1979: 'Little Women' has Little Luck on NBC
February 8, 2019  | By TV WW
 
On this day in 1979, NBC attempted to turn the two-part movie Little Women into a weekly series.

The telefilm, adapted from the Louisa May Alcott novel, aired in October, 1978, and starred several of TV's most recognized young women: Family's Meredith Baxter (billed as Meredith Baxter-Birney), The Partridge Family's Susan Dey and The Brady Bunch's Eve Plumb.

When the series launched nearly four months later, Baxter (Baxter-Birney) and Dey were gone, but Plumb and several of the film's original cast members — including Dorothy McGuire, William Schallert, Robert Young, Ann Dusenberry, Richard Gilliland, Cliff Potts, and Virginia Gregg — remained. Joining the series cast, to replace Dey and Baxter Birney, were Jessica Harper (pictured) and Susan Walden.

The series lasted just one month.
 
 
 
 
 
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