Thursday, October 16, 2014

Garry Marshall Week: Who's Watching the Kids?

After the failure of Blansky's Beauties, Garry Marshall chose to retool the premise for NBC, who were desperate for a hit. (Garry's hits at ABC were mostly responsible for its ratings dominance at the time.) Garry sold NBC what was essentially Blansky's Beauties without Nancy Walker and focused on the less than glamorous side of being a Las Vegas showgirl. While the pilot special titled Legs was hugely successful, the ratings dropped precipitously and the show was quickly canceled.