Lewis & Clark was one of the first sitcoms produced by Johnny Carson's production company for NBC. However, due to reasons known only to the network, and baseball's postseason might've had something to do with this, the series didn't start until the last week in October 1981. Uh-oh.
Lewis & Clark told the story of a city slicker, if you will, from New York (Gabe Kaplan, ex-Welcome Back, Kotter) who decides he wants to own a country music night club. So he packs his family off to Luckenbach, Texas, the town made famous in song by Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings. Unfortunately, neither of those country icons even appeared on the show. Guich Koock (ex-Carter Country) did, as the other lead.
NBC, however, quickly found out that even though "Urban Cowboy" was still an inspiration, more than a year after its release, it wasn't registering with viewers. The network moved it from its original berth on Thursdays to Saturdays, hoping to pick up viewers from Barbara Mandrell's variety hour. That didn't work, and, just like that, NBC dry-docked Lewis & Clark, burning off the remaining episodes in the summer of '82. Koock was never heard from again, but co-stars Ilene Graff and Amy Linker would be, albeit separately. Linker was Sarah Jessica Parker's sidekick on Square Pegs, but Graff hit the jackpot, landing a gig on Mr. Belvedere, which ran for five seasons.
Here's the intro to Lewis & Clark. Wikipedia's listing for the show doesn't tell us who sang the theme song.
No rating. My folks had other interests on Thursdays, and Saturday was bowling night.