Sunday, July 31, 2016

What Might've Been: The Girl With Something Extra (1973)

Sally Field's third and final sitcom for Screen Gems was a fantasy-com that tried to cash in on the popularity of extra-sensory perception (ESP). Unfortunately, viewers were voting with their remotes.

The Girl With Something Extra landed on NBC, and as memory serves was hyped to the moon. That was the good news. The bad? It aired on Fridays, a notoriously bad night for the network in those days. Actor-singer John Davidson co-stars along with Jack Sheldon (ex-Run, Buddy, Run).

My folks just weren't into this show or ESP in general, although they did give the Gary Collins drama, The Sixth Sense, a look when that aired a year earlier.

Here's the intro:

I think part of the reason this failed was that Field's previous series, The Flying Nun, was in syndication at the time, and thus readily available. As a result, viewers weren't ready for Sally to be someone other than Sister Bertrille just yet.

No rating.

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