The Greatest American Hero (1981 - 1983)

The Greatest American Hero

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Release Date: 1981

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Superhero spoof about an inept crimefighter with superpowers given to him by aliens. Trouble is, he lost the instruction manual. The show wasn't a hit, but the theme song, `The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not),' was. Stephen J. Cannell (`The A-Team') produced.

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1982, ABC, 14 episodes

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1981, ABC, 22 episodes

Critics Consensus: Believe it or not, The Greatest American Hero offered a clever take on the superhero genre that -- while relatively short-lived -- helped lay the groundwork for future irreverent outings.

1981, ABC, 9 episodes


William Katt
as Ralph Hinkley
Robert Culp
as Bill Maxwell
Connie Sellecca
as Pam Davidson
Michael Paré
as Tony Villicana
Faye Grant
as Rhonda Blake
Jesse D. Goins
as Cyler Johnson
Don Cervantes
as Rodriguez
Brandon Williams
as Kevin Hinkley
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TV Network: ABC
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Genre: Comedy
Executive Producer: Stephen J. Cannell
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