TV Miniseries in History

TV Programs: Dramas - Sitcoms - Soap Operas

Events in Film & TV

  • 1976-02-01 "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV
  • 1977-01-23 Mini-series "Roots" premieres on ABC
  • 1978-04-02 TV soap show "Dallas" starring Larry Hagman and Barbara Bel Geddes premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)
  • 1978-04-16 NBC's premiere of miniseries "Holocaust"
  • 1979-02-18 Mini-series "Roots: Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV

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1979-11-17 "Salem's Lot", American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, premieres in the United States

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • 1979-11-24 "Salem's Lot", American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, concludes in the United States

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1985-11-24 NBC miniseries "Mussolini: The Untold Story" starring George C. Scott premieres in the US

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Actor George C. Scott
Actor
George C. Scott

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1985-12-01 TV mini series "Anne of Green Gables" based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, starring Megan Follows is first shown on CBS in Canada

  • 1986-12-07 NBC premiere of miniseries "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna" (Part 1)
  • 1986-12-08 NBC premiere of miniseries "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna" (Part 2)
  • 1987-02-15 ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series
  • 1990-09-23 PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War
  • 1994-09-28 "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS

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2005-12-04 U.S. debut of the first part of two-part TV biopic miniseries "Pope John Paul II" on CBS

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1923-04-28 William Guarnere, South American WWII Veteran portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1969-02-21 Corey Harris, American blues and reggae guitarist (The Blues miniseries, From Mississippi to Mali), born in Denver, Colorado