Time for a second round of shows that hardly anyone remembers - this time ones that start with "B". Ball Four, Big John Little John, and The Bob Crane Show certainly desrve mention as shortlived duds in the "B" category, but the next three shows are the ones that interest me most...
Bridget Loves Bernie (1972)
It's about a Jewish cab driver (David Birney) who marries a wealthy Catholic girl (Meredith Baxter).
Sounds very Dharma & Greg-ish to me. The only reason I'd ever watch this is to see Elise Keaton back before she added "Birney" to her name.
This show has the distinction of being the highest rated series ever cancelled by any American network. It actually performed better than Mary Tyler Moore before it was canned! Many believe it was cut because of complaints about the Jewish-Catholic thing. That was a no-no.
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1973)
It's amazing that they ever tried to make a TV show based on a movie about two unmarried couples living together and sleeping with each other's spouses. They toned it down for television audiences, but was abruptly cancelled.... not due to its risque nature, but due to it being horrible.
FYI - Jodie Foster played their kid.
Big Eddie (1975)
This one lasted a whopping ten episodes. Big Eddie is trying to get past his gambling past and establish a relationship with his ex-stripper wife, Honey, and their granddaughter.
Sharee North played Honey; she also played Kramer's mom on Seinfeld - the first to announce his first name "Cosmo". The granddaughter, played by Quinn Cummings, is now co-owner of the Hip Hugger baby carrier business