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Fish (American TV series)

Fish is an American sitcom and a spin-off of Barney Miller that aired on ABC from February 5, 1977 to May 18, 1978. The series starred Abe Vigoda as New York City Police Department Detective Phil Fish and Florence Stanley as his wife Bernice.

Fish
GenreSitcom
Created byDanny Arnold
Based onPhil Fish
by Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Flicker
StarringAbe Vigoda
Florence Stanley
Barry Gordon
Lenny Bari
Todd Bridges
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes35 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesThe Mimus Corporation
Columbia Pictures Television
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseFebruary 5, 1977 (1977-02-05) –
May 18, 1978 (1978-05-18)
Chronology
RelatedBarney Miller
Cast of TV's Fish (1977), from top: Sarah Natoli, Todd Bridges, John Cassisi, Denise Miller, Lenny Bari, Barry Gordon, Florence Stanley, Abe Vigoda


Overview

 
Phil and Bernice

The series focused on the domestic side of Fish's life: he and Bernice became foster parents to a racially-mixed group of five children known as "Persons in Need of Supervision" or PINS. The kids were played by Todd Bridges, Denise Miller, Len Bari, John Cassisi, and Sarah Natoli. Barry Gordon played Charlie, a college student majoring in child psychology, assisting Fish and Bernice in supervising the kids. Miller and Cassisi both had appeared previously as the same characters on season three of Barney Miller, usually getting in trouble with the law and Fish having to supervise them.

Vigoda's character of Phil Fish continued to appear sporadically in the second half of Season 3 of Barney Miller while also leading the cast of Fish. Detective Fish retired from the NYPD in Season 4, Episode 2 of Barney Miller.

Cast

Development and production

Creator Danny Arnold was originally against the idea of giving the character of Fish his own spin-off, believing that Fish was a character that was better suited to the precinct. Originally, Arnold agreed to the spin-off on the condition that Vigoda continued to play his Fish character on the show in half of the episodes of the third season, as well as future seasons. However, Vigoda insisted on quitting Barney Miller and staying on just Fish, wanting to be the star of his own series. "I found myself with a very unhappy actor on my hands. Abe would walk around the set like a man in shock. Who was I to deprive an actor of this once-in-a-lifetime break? Finally I said, 'Okay, just stay through the third year of Barney Miller, and we'll go with your show, too," recalled Arnold.[1]

ABC was publicly contemplating a Fish spin-off as early as October 1975. The initial premise was to show Fish's home life with "his wife, his daughter, and his daughter's suitor" with only occasional visits to the 12th Precinct. The intention was to have a pilot air as an episode of Barney Miller in early 1976 with a series debut that fall.[2] The second-season episode of Barney Miller, "Fish", effectively was the pilot for that concept, with much of the episode taking place in Fish's home and featuring Fish's wife and daughter, along with the daughter's romantic drama.

Fish was directed by Jeremiah Morris and aired from February 1977 through June 1978 on ABC. According to Bridges, just 12 during the show's second season, Fish was cancelled after Vigoda demanded more money for a third season than the producers were willing to pay.[3]

The series had no episode written as a finale. However, during a guest appearance on Barney Miller nearly three years after the cancellation of Fish, the Fish character stated that money for the group home had been cut off, so the city took back the kids. Fish also stated, resignedly, that Cassisi's character (Victor) had gotten arrested for assault and battery, and Miller's character (Jilly) had gotten pregnant and married the baby's father.[4]

Home media

Shout! Factory released the entire Barney Miller series in a 25-disc DVD set on October 25, 2011. A bonus feature of the set is the complete first season of Fish, making it the first time that Fish has ever seen a DVD release.[5]

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
Barney Miller: The Complete Series (First season of Fish included as a special feature) 170 October 25, 2011

References

  1. ^ "The CLASSIC SITCOMS Guide: BARNEY MILLER". classicsitcoms.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  2. ^ Hanauer, Joan (October 30, 1975). "Television in Review: Spinoss of 'Barney Miller'". Lodi News-Sentinel. Lodi, CA. United Press International. p. 16. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  3. ^ Bridges, Todd (2010). Killing Willis: From Diff'rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster. p. 70. ISBN 978-1-4391-5589-9.
  4. ^ Barney Miller: Season 7, Episode 18, "Lady and the Bomb"
  5. ^ . tvshowsondvd.com. Archived from the original on 3 May 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.

External links

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Not to be confused with Fish British TV series Fish is an American sitcom and a spin off of Barney Miller that aired on ABC from February 5 1977 to May 18 1978 The series starred Abe Vigoda as New York City Police Department Detective Phil Fish and Florence Stanley as his wife Bernice FishGenreSitcomCreated byDanny ArnoldBased onPhil Fishby Danny Arnold and Theodore J FlickerStarringAbe VigodaFlorence StanleyBarry GordonLenny BariTodd BridgesCountry of originUnited StatesOriginal languageEnglishNo of seasons2No of episodes35 list of episodes ProductionRunning time30 minutesProduction companiesThe Mimus CorporationColumbia Pictures TelevisionDistributorSony Pictures TelevisionReleaseOriginal networkABCOriginal releaseFebruary 5 1977 1977 02 05 May 18 1978 1978 05 18 ChronologyRelatedBarney MillerCast of TV s Fish 1977 from top Sarah Natoli Todd Bridges John Cassisi Denise Miller Lenny Bari Barry Gordon Florence Stanley Abe Vigoda Contents 1 Overview 2 Cast 3 Development and production 4 Home media 5 References 6 External linksOverview Edit Phil and Bernice The series focused on the domestic side of Fish s life he and Bernice became foster parents to a racially mixed group of five children known as Persons in Need of Supervision or PINS The kids were played by Todd Bridges Denise Miller Len Bari John Cassisi and Sarah Natoli Barry Gordon played Charlie a college student majoring in child psychology assisting Fish and Bernice in supervising the kids Miller and Cassisi both had appeared previously as the same characters on season three of Barney Miller usually getting in trouble with the law and Fish having to supervise them Vigoda s character of Phil Fish continued to appear sporadically in the second half of Season 3 of Barney Miller while also leading the cast of Fish Detective Fish retired from the NYPD in Season 4 Episode 2 of Barney Miller Cast EditAbe Vigoda as Phillip K Fish Florence Stanley as Bernice Fish Barry Gordon as Charlie John Cassisi as Victor Denise Miller as Jilly Lenny Bari as Mike Todd Bridges as Loomis Sarah Natoli as DianeDevelopment and production EditCreator Danny Arnold was originally against the idea of giving the character of Fish his own spin off believing that Fish was a character that was better suited to the precinct Originally Arnold agreed to the spin off on the condition that Vigoda continued to play his Fish character on the show in half of the episodes of the third season as well as future seasons However Vigoda insisted on quitting Barney Miller and staying on just Fish wanting to be the star of his own series I found myself with a very unhappy actor on my hands Abe would walk around the set like a man in shock Who was I to deprive an actor of this once in a lifetime break Finally I said Okay just stay through the third year of Barney Miller and we ll go with your show too recalled Arnold 1 ABC was publicly contemplating a Fish spin off as early as October 1975 The initial premise was to show Fish s home life with his wife his daughter and his daughter s suitor with only occasional visits to the 12th Precinct The intention was to have a pilot air as an episode of Barney Miller in early 1976 with a series debut that fall 2 The second season episode of Barney Miller Fish effectively was the pilot for that concept with much of the episode taking place in Fish s home and featuring Fish s wife and daughter along with the daughter s romantic drama Fish was directed by Jeremiah Morris and aired from February 1977 through June 1978 on ABC According to Bridges just 12 during the show s second season Fish was cancelled after Vigoda demanded more money for a third season than the producers were willing to pay 3 The series had no episode written as a finale However during a guest appearance on Barney Miller nearly three years after the cancellation of Fish the Fish character stated that money for the group home had been cut off so the city took back the kids Fish also stated resignedly that Cassisi s character Victor had gotten arrested for assault and battery and Miller s character Jilly had gotten pregnant and married the baby s father 4 Home media EditShout Factory released the entire Barney Miller series in a 25 disc DVD set on October 25 2011 A bonus feature of the set is the complete first season of Fish making it the first time that Fish has ever seen a DVD release 5 DVD Name Ep Release DateBarney Miller The Complete Series First season of Fish included as a special feature 170 October 25 2011References Edit The CLASSIC SITCOMS Guide BARNEY MILLER classicsitcoms com Retrieved 15 November 2015 Hanauer Joan October 30 1975 Television in Review Spinoss of Barney Miller Lodi News Sentinel Lodi CA United Press International p 16 Retrieved March 23 2012 Bridges Todd 2010 Killing Willis From Diff rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted New York NY Simon and Schuster p 70 ISBN 978 1 4391 5589 9 Barney Miller Season 7 Episode 18 Lady and the Bomb Barney Miller DVD news Announcement for Barney Miller The Complete Series TVShowsOnDVD com tvshowsondvd com Archived from the original on 3 May 2015 Retrieved 15 November 2015 Scott Vernon January 30 1977 Spinoff Puts A Smile On Abe s Face The Modesto Bee Modesto CA United Press International p TV2 Retrieved March 24 2012 Sharbutt Jay February 4 1977 Vigoda makes Fish a hit The Free Lance Star Fredericksburg VA Associated Press p 18 Retrieved March 24 2012 Stoehr Chris February 4 1977 Fish Star Abe Vigoda Not Ready for a Cadillac Yet Milwaukee Sentinel Milwaukee WI p C2 Retrieved March 24 2012 Witbeck Charles February 4 1977 Fish Gets A Show Of His Own Sarasota Herald Tribune Sarasota FL p 7D Retrieved March 24 2012 Freeman Don April 3 1977 Taste of Success Sweet to Vigoda The Evening News Newburgh NY Copley News Service p 7C Retrieved March 24 2012 Hanaeur Joan May 17 1977 Abe Vigoda is in no way a fish out of water The Modesto Bee Modesto CA United Press International p A7 Retrieved March 24 2012 External links EditFish at IMDb Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Fish American TV series amp oldid 1128146998, wikipedia, wiki, book, books, library,

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