Saranno Famosi

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La serie racconta le storie di un gruppo di studenti ed insegnanti della New York School of the Performing Arts, mettendo in scena oltre ai piccoli e grandi drammi personali, familiari e sentimentali di adolescenti e professori una serie di numeri musicali, in particolare coreografie e musical, eseguiti dagli studenti della scuola. La serie televisiva (nell'originale in inglese intitolata Fame) è composta da 136 episodi, di 46 minuti l'uno e divisi in 6 serie (o stagioni), creata da Christopher Gore sulla scia del successo dell'omonimo film di Alan Parker. Il serial è andato in onda negli Stati Uniti tra il gennaio 1982 e il maggio 1987 sulla rete NBC mentre in Italia è andato in onda tra il 1983 e il 1990 su Rai Due inizialmente il sabato sera alle 20.40 e successivamente tutti i giorni nel periodo estivo tra le 13.30 e le 14.30.Dato l'enorme successo della serie, gli episodi si riempirono di camei aventi come interpreti famosi personaggi dello spettacolo che, nell'àmbito della vicenda scenica, interpretavano se stessi, come Steven Spielberg e Joan Baez.Occorre registrare anche la partecipazione ai provini per la formazione del cast di Veronica Ciccone che, però, venne scartata.La serie ha avuto 34 nomination agli Emmy e ne ha vinti 3.

Attori principali: Debbie Allen, Janet Jackson, Ken Swofford, Dick Miller, Graham Jarvis, Eric Pierpoint, Erica Gimpel, Jesse Borrego, Olivia Barash, Morgan Stevens, Gene Anthony Ray, Valerie Landsburg, Cynthia Gibb, Albert Hague, Carrie Hamilton, Michael Cerveris, David Greenlee, Lee Curreri, Billy Hufsey, Carol Mayo Jenkins, P.R. Paul, Nia Peeples, Ann Nelson, Carlo Imperato, Elisa Heinsohn, Carolyn J. Silas, Loretta Chandler
Genere: Drama
Network: NBC

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Stagione 1

1x1 - Metamorfosi

This fun and footloose series begins when Julie tries her best to fit in at the New York School for the Performing Arts, with a little bit of help from Doris and Montgomery.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-01-1982

1x2 - Un passo avanti

Coco and Lydia vie for a part in a show. Danny wants to meet Johnny Carson and becomes a waiter.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-01-1982

1x3 - Una ragione per alzarsi

The School Board orders the School of the Arts to have a Gym because of the mandatory P.E. class that students have to take. It takes a dance off between Lydia's class and a bunch of football players for the school board to see her point. Meanwhile, Leroy tries to save his brother Willard from a life of crime.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-01-1982

1x4 - Solo nella folla

The School of the Arts 7th annual benefit has Montgomery running the auditions and show, Coco trying to get performance shy Bruno to perform at the event, and Leroy's academic grades eliminating his performing. Meanwhile, a brown-out gives elevator trapped Danny and Doris a deeper understanding of each other.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-01-1982

1x5 - Spiccare il volo senza paura

Bruno is in love with a dance major named Kathleen Murphy. When he is to write a piece of music for her, she performs for him and gets injured. It turns out that she has Multiple Sclerosis, and Miss Grant employs Leroy to help out Bruno. Unknowingly, the gang is helping Kathy to keep her audition.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-02-1982

1x6 - Musica sotto costo

Coco torments Julie after Shorofsky chooses her to play in the ensemble for Coco's project;, and blames her actions on astrology; Bruno secretly gets a part-time job to help his dad pay for a new, expensive synthesizer.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-02-1982

1x7 - Lo sciopero

Montgomery is stage manager for the school production of "Othello," but a pending union strike makes faculty involvement questionable; Coco, believing she's the better actress, is upset when Julie gets the part of Desdemona; Shorofsky supervises the music, but he and Bruno disagree on the direction of the score; Leroy gets private tutoring from Miss Sherwood.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-02-1982

1x8 - Ragazza di strada

When Mr. Crandall's assignment requires an improv scene portraying a character far removed from themselves, Doris pretends to be a teenage prostitute to "research" her role, and encounters a real 16-year-old prostitute, whom she tries to help; Shorofsky asks Miss Sherwood to teach him to drive.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-02-1982

1x9 - Sul serio gente

Danny pops pills for energy when he begins working nights as a comic; Doris wins the part in a commercial for Hank Burgers, but detests both the director and the burgers.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-03-1982

1x10 - Tutti in scena

Everyone is thrilled when Melinda MacNeil, Montgomery's movie star mother, arrives at the School of the Arts to guest direct the school's variety show... except Montgomery; Miss Grant discovers that Melinda has ulterior motives.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-03-1982

1x11 - Tutti matti

Montgomery and Doris vow to speak the truth for a day, which doesn't go over well; Miss Grant and Sherwood switch classes for a day; Shorofsky is hospitalized after being attacked by an intruder at the school.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-03-1982

1x12 - Sensazionale

Julie is romanced by a student-teacher; Lydia helps Julie's mother look for a job.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-03-1982

1x13 - Un ponte musicale

Bruno starts working for a small record company after Montgomery ropes him into cashing in on his songwriting abilities; Leroy is evasive when Sherwood demands to see his parents.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-04-1982

1x14 - Gran Finale

Miss Sherwood and the gang find two talented bums living in the basement.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-04-1982

1x15 - Di nuovo insieme

Shorofsky is hesitant about a reunion with a friend from World War II; Leroy's reunion with his mother depends on Danny's pool-playing skills.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-04-1982

1x16 - Un posto speciale

Budget cutbacks call for the termination of one of the school's teachers: either Sherwood or Crandall; Bruno's song is stolen by a successful composer.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-05-1982

Stagione 2

2x1 - E il vincitore e'...

Tempers flare when Bruno's script is chosen for the school production, and he casts himself as the lead.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-09-1982

2x2 - La tua canzone

A new singer proves to be exceptional in more than one way; and Danny's love life is being kept alive by Doris's careful scripting.

GUEST STAR: , Jimmy Osmond,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-10-1982

2x3 - Sentimento

Leroy's unexplained tardiness could cost him the lead in the school production; and Julie hopes a visit from her father will mean a reconciliation for her parents.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-10-1982

2x4 - Un numero di classe

Lydia falls for a Broadway star who can't separate his private life from his stage life; Shorofsky teaches Bruno how to conduct.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-10-1982

2x5 - Insegnanti

Bruno's father pressures him to audition for Juilliard, but Shorofsky tells Bruno he's not ready; Lydia moonlights as an exercise instructor, but her boss, Richard Simmons, thinks she has an attitude problem.

GUEST STAR: , Richard Simmons,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-10-1982

2x6 - I primi passi

A ballet teacher is suspected of racism; Bruno is jealous of a young musical prodigy.

GUEST STAR: , Marge Champion, Stephanie Williams, Sydney Penny,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-11-1982

2x7 - Assolo

A blind substitute teacher inspires the students but alienates the faculty with his overbearing attitude.

GUEST STAR: , Tom J. Sullivan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-11-1982

2x8 - Vincitori

Coco gets a shot at a movie role; Doris takes her diet a step too far.

GUEST STAR: , Carmine Caridi, Duncan Ross,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-11-1982

2x9 - Parole

Sherwood finds the student of her dreams, only to find that the girl's stepfather is censoring her textbooks; Coco is pressured to have sex with her new boyfriend, who is preparing to join the Navy.

GUEST STAR: , Richard Venture, Tracy Bregman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-11-1982

2x17 - La fine dell'infanzia

Bruno happily accepts a challenge from Miss Sherwood to create art using only the school's new computer, until he learns that the computer was brought in to replace Mrs. Berg; Reardon prepares for an off-off-Broadway play.

GUEST STAR: , Brenda Vaccaro, David Greenlee,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-02-1983

2x11 - Ritorno a casa

Doris tries to get her father and draft-dodging brother to reconcile their differences; Lydia tries to sneak ballet moves into a jazz dance number when she discovers her old ballet teacher is coming to watch the performance.

GUEST STAR: , Bruno Kirby, Diana Webster, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Madlyn Rhue,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-12-1982

2x12 - Un personaggio duro da seguire

Danny has a hard time dealing with the sudden death of his favorite teacher; Reardon's father asks for a reunion after a six-year estrangement.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-12-1982

2x13 - Rapporti

The love bug bites as Sherwood registers with a video-dating service; Bruno falls for an older woman; and a singing cowboy lassos Doris's heart.

GUEST STAR: , Bruce French, Greg Evigan, Pamela Susan Shoop,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-01-1983

2x14 - Una stella di qualità

An actor asks the school for help with a charity show---and takes over Reardon's class; a young boy, who's a master of tap, wants to learn Leroy's style of dancing.

GUEST STAR: , Arte Johnson, Chris Lewis, Vernon Washington,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-01-1983

2x15 - Di nuovo il sole

Shorofsky and Bruno both promise a show's dress rehearsal to different people; Doris is worried that her grandmother may move into her parents' home.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-01-1983

2x16 - Il problema è l'amore

A "special" student falls for Julie; Reardon finds a revealing picture of himself in a national scandal sheet.

GUEST STAR: , David Ruprecht, Jimmy Osmond,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-01-1983

2x10 - Sangue, sudore e circuiti

The recent death of her grandmother causes Coco to reevaluate her ambition to become a star; Julie's cello is stolen.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-12-1982

2x18 - Il giorno dell'amicizia

Doris alienates her friends when she becomes obsessive over the planning of Friendship Day; Reardon isn't speaking to Sherwood after her review of his poetry; and Leroy is annoyed when Danny wants him to be his "John Alden" in his courtship of Michelle.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-02-1983

2x19 - Non più in Kansas

Doris is knocked unconscious, setting the stage for a fantasy episode in which regulars take dual roles as characters in an updated version of "The Wizard of Oz."

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-02-1983

2x20 - Saranno famosi in Concerto - Live in Inghilterra

This "episode" was comprised of excerpts from the Kids from Fame live concert in the United Kingdom.It is not available on the Season 2 DVDs.

GUEST STAR: , George Burns,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-03-1983

2x21 - Un aiuto dagli amici

The school is vandalized and a suicide note---bearing no name---is found among the debris.

GUEST STAR: , Connie Needham, David Greenlee, Lee Montgomery,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-03-1983

2x22 - Finendo sulla nota alta

Miss Grant tells Danny and Leroy that they can't appear in the Alumni Day program unless they do a favor---coach a children's basketball team---for an alumnus.

GUEST STAR: , Connie Needham, Keith Coogan, Peter Jurasik, Rick Podell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 31-03-1983

2x23 - Settimana dell'ONU

The school honors U.N. Week by playing host to a neighborhood school; Miss Grant's aid to Reardon is misinterpreted by both the faculty and the students.

GUEST STAR: , Connie Needham, David Greenlee, Dean Devlin, Kristen Vigard, Nancy Cartwright, Robert Hitt,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-04-1983

Stagione 3

3x1 - Imparerò a volare (1)

Changes abound with the start of the new school year: Bruno, with no means of funding his schooling after his father dies, is forced to drop out; Coco, Danny and Doris find out that even though her mother still lives in New York City, Julie is married and now living in Texas; new students Christopher Donlan, a dance major, and Holly Laird, a drama major, find difficulty in being accepted, most notably by their more seasoned competition, Leroy and Doris, and new vice-principal, Quentin Morloch, intends on ruling with an iron fist.

GUEST STAR: , D.J. Sydney, Jeffrey Budin, Judy Farrell, Richard Stanley,
AUTORE: , William Blinn,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-10-1983

3x2 - Imparerò a volare (2)

Mr. Shorofsky finds Bruno a job as a waiter at "Caruso's," a coffee house where he is free to play his music. After settling their feud with a fist fight, Leroy works with Christopher to improve Chris' dancing skills after Miss Grant decides to downgrade him to a different class.

GUEST STAR: , Dave Shelley, Seth Kaufman,
AUTORE: , William Blinn,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-10-1983

3x3 - Viva il gran capo

When Morloch and the rest of the school find out the President plans to attend the school's fundraiser performance, certain elements of the show are reevaluated, including a monologue by Danny, while Leroy refuses to perform, and Miss Sherwood is considered a security risk by the Secret Service.

GUEST STAR: , Bronwyn Thomas, Charles Douglass, Charles Pierce, Dave Shelley, Donegan Smith, Madlyn Rhue, René Le Vant, Robert Dowdell,
AUTORE: , Ralph Farquhar, Kevin Rodney Sullivan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-10-1983

3x4 - Buonpleanno Israele

This episode features the cast of "Fame," billed as "The Kids from Fame," along with the season three regular dancers in a special concert performance taped while on tour in Tel Aviv, Israel. The concert features performances by the cast, of songs from the television series. The concert took place in an indoor stadium in Tel Aviv before a live capacity audience. Along with the concert, the cast from "Fame" are shown visiting historical landmarks within the city during the 35th birthday celebration of the nation.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-11-1983

3x5 - Programma

When Christopher is challenged to a boxing match by Keach Howard, the last man he defeated, and refuses to fight, Keach beats up Dwight in an effort to make Donlan change his mind. Meanwhile, Leroy becomes a mentor to Billy Hall, a fellow dancer in Miss Grant's class in whom Leroy sees a lot of himself.

GUEST STAR: , Darryl Tribble, Dave Shelley, Derrick Brice, Eartha D. Robinson, Gilbert Combs, Margaret Williams, Randy Shields, Warren Vanders,
AUTORE: , William Blinn,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-11-1983

3x6 - Regole

Love is in the air as Bruno unwittingly falls for Lisa Connors, a student-teacher for Mr. Shorofsky, and Morloch expresses a romantic interest in Miss Sherwood.

GUEST STAR: , Bronwyn Thomas, Dave Shelley, Jennifer Holmes, Seth Kaufman,
AUTORE: , Virginia Aldridge,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-11-1983

3x7 - Conseguenze

When Mr. Morloch announces that all students participating in any school production must have a minimum C average, Miss Sherwood, despite Morloch's objections, assigns Leroy and Danny the responsibility of teacher, leaving Danny forced to make a tough decision when he suspects a friend has cheated.

GUEST STAR: , Bronwyn Thomas, Dave Nicolson, Derrick Brice,
AUTORE: , Billy Field,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-11-1983

3x8 - Break Dance

Danny enlists Christopher and Michael to coach rival gangs in a "break dance" competition. Meanwhile, Doris has trouble ridding herself of "Snake," a gang member who has a crush on her, and Coco, inspired by Bruno's life out of school, contemplates leaving the School of the Arts to pursue her career.

GUEST STAR: , Bill Forsythe, Frances Lee Morgan, Ice-T, Kelly Minter, Russ Marin, Steven Daniells Silva, Thomas Guzman-Sanchez,
AUTORE: , Michael McGreevey,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-12-1983

3x9 - Segreti

When Dwight shows up to school with severe bruises on his body, Danny appoints himself as Dwight's bodyguard when he, along with the rest of the school, believe Dwight is a victim of bullying. Meanwhile, Miss Grant is not pleased when rumored drug trafficking brings an undercover cop to the School of the Arts, posing as a dance student.

GUEST STAR: , James Callahan, Mariclare Costello, Mills Watson, Nancy Cartwright, Shawn Stevens,
AUTORE: , Parke Perine,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-01-1984

3x11 - Saranno Famosi In Concerto

This special features the cast of "Fame," billed as "The Kids from Fame," along with the season three regular dancers in their first concert in the U.S. which takes a look back at popular music in the year 1983. The concert took place on December 27, 1983 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium before a live capacity audience. Among other musical performances, this particular episode featured a medley of songs from motion pictures and a special tribute to Michael Jackson.

AUTORE: , Ken Ehrlich,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-01-1984

3x12 - Apparenze

While working on a scene together, Holly and Christopher are prompted by their friends to try going out with each other. Danny falls for Marya, a student hoping to be admitted into the School of the Arts.

AUTORE: , Ali Marie Matheson, Kerry Ehrin,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-02-1984

3x13 - Bottiglia Piena Di Tristezza

When Doris' ex-boyfriend, Sandy Gordon, who was expelled for his drinking problem, is allowed readmission into the School of the Arts, she's overjoyed until she learns that he was hiding his continuing battle with alcoholism from her.

GUEST STAR: , Scott Colomby,
AUTORE: , Adam Rodman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-02-1984

3x14 - La canzone di Lisa

When Doris tries to get her classmates to do a production of the reputedly haunted play, "The Gypsy Queen," she and Miss Grant are convinced that they have seen a ghost. While trying to obtain a better understanding of the occult, they discover that Mrs. Berg is a "spirit medium."

GUEST STAR: , Bronwyn Thomas, Christie Houser, Seth Kaufman,
AUTORE: , Karen Davis,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-02-1984

3x15 - Un Modo Di Vincere

When Morloch learns about Leroy's previous track success, he tries to persuade him to go for a college track scholarship, much to Lydia's dismay. Meanwhile, while doing character research for a role as an elderly woman in her acting class, Doris finds an older man falling for her.

GUEST STAR: , Dave Shelley, Jim Bridges, Lew Ayres, Michael Bell,
AUTORE: , Douglas Brooks West, Carole Coates,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-02-1984

3x16 - Il Palcoscenico Della Vita

When Holly's mother moves in with her, she finds that her mom is getting in the way of things. Meanwhile, when Danny tries to hypnotize Leroy and Christopher, Mr. Morloch is inadvertently put under a post-hypnotic spell, leading Miss Sherwood to have some fun with it.

GUEST STAR: , Bronwyn Thomas, Charlie Brill, Dave Shelley, Donna McKechnie, Johnny Haymer,
AUTORE: , Billy Field,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-03-1984

3x17 - Forza Di Volontà

When the kids discover that Danny has leukemia, Doris makes her biggest effort to convince him to listen to his doctor and fight the disease. Meanwhile, Lydia decides to show the kids how to make a non-dancer look good in a dance number.

GUEST STAR: , Andy Romano, Fionnula Flanagan, Megan Daniels,
AUTORE: , Christopher Beaumont,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-03-1984

3x18 - Una stella cadente

A former night club performer, and close friend to Leroy's uncle, Eddie Macon, is discovered by Miss Sherwood hiding out in a closet in her classroom. Now homeless and alcohol dependent, Leroy and Mr. Reardon attempt to help him while casting him in a school production. Meanwhile, Holly helps Doris with make-up in an attempt to impress a boy she's interested in.

GUEST STAR: , Bronwyn Thomas, George Kirby, Richard Kantor, Steffen Zacharias,
AUTORE: , Morgan Stevens,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-03-1984

3x19 - Un amico in difficoltà

Blind substitute teacher Jim Hamilton returns to the School of the Arts and expresses a romantic interest in Lydia.

GUEST STAR: , Cynthia Pingree, Dave Shelley, John Fragnoli, Patti Lotz, Tom Sullivan,
AUTORE: , Parke Perine,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-04-1984

3x20 - L'accordo

Caruso's landlord threatens to turn the coffee house into a parking lot unless Bruno gets his young opera singer friend accepted into the School of the Arts. Meanwhile, Mr Shorofsky has a secret meeting with Mrs Berg.

GUEST STAR: , Dave Shelley, Lawrence Tierney, Phoebe Yadon-Lewis, William Prince,
AUTORE: , Paul Rodriguez, Ray Simmons,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-04-1984

3x21 - Di nuovo a casa

A substitute teacher filling in for Miss Sherwood tries to keep her past as a singer a secret, but Dwight remembers her from his childhood and is determined to find out why she stopped singing, enlisting Mr. Shorofsky's help when he learns the truth.

GUEST STAR: , Melissa Manchester, Seth Kaufman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-05-1984

3x22 - Segnali

While showing off for a girl in class, Christopher back flips and hits his head, resulting in a loss of his hearing, and a forced transfer to a school for deaf students. Meanwhile, Miss Grant and Mr. Shorofsky try mixing singers and dancers in the same production.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-05-1984

3x23 - Origini

Mr. Shorofsky is disappointed with Doris rejecting her heritage when she turns down the opportunity to perform at a Holocaust Survivors benefit. Meanwhile, Lydia is hired to teach dance to a basketball team.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-05-1984

3x24 - Problemi Di Famiglia

With his father unemployed, Christopher is forced to take on the role of a parent to his young siblings, which ends up effecting his performance in school. Meanwhile, when the students fall behind in their efforts in class, Mr. Morloch holds a class on a Saturday.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-05-1984

3x10 - Uguali

Holly falls for Billy Christiansen, a new piano player who plays at "Caruso's." Upon getting ready to ask him out, she learns that he is a physically handicapped, wheelchair bound, paraplegic. Mr. Morloch tries to get Miss Grant to give his friend and former baseball star, "Lefty" Rogers, in pursuit of a career in recording jingles for television commercials, singing and dancing lessons.

GUEST STAR: , Dave Shelley, Merritt Butrick, Peabo Bryson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-01-1984

Stagione 4

4x1 - Amori

Doris and Danny console each other over sour flings; Love holds surprise for both Sherwood and Leroy; Holly sets her sights on an older man.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-09-1984

4x2 - La Compagna Ceca

Christopher falls hard for a visiting Czech student; Leroy tries to avoid a new admirer; Doris runs for student-body president.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-10-1984

4x3 - Combustione Spontanea

Staff and students fight back after Sherwood is accidentally injured by kids dancing in the hallway, and the board of education responds by issuing a directive placing a ban on all singing and dancing in non-designated areas.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-10-1984

4x4 - Non Ho Mai Ballato Per Mio Padre

Leroy's long-lost father shows up at the School of the Arts, and receives a chilly reception from his son. Meanwhile, Danny deals with father issues of his own as he tries to convince his father that his aspirations to become a comedian aren’t futile.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-10-1984

4x5 - The Heart of Rock 'N' Roll

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-10-1984

4x6 - La Bufera

A blizzard traps the staff and students in the school, provoking various problems, including a broken furnace and a prowler.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-11-1984

4x7 - Il mostro che divorò Las Vegas

An opening-night hex threatens Cassidy's directorial debut when Morloch inadvertently breaks a show-business dictum.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-11-1984

4x8 - Il Ritorno Del Dottor Scorpio

Trevor Kane, a School of the Arts Alumnus and acting has-been, returns to the school to make an appearance in a play that Doris is directing in the hopes of revitalizing his career.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-11-1984

4x9 - La ballata di Ray Claxton

A TV news feature on the school brings Nicole to the attention of a prisoner, and her to his talent as a songwriter.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-11-1984

4x10 - Niente Di Personale

Christopher writes a less-than-rave review of Cleo's debut as a lead dancer; Nicole and Jesse look for romance in the personal ads.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-12-1984

4x11 - Rivalità

Lydia has a dancing showdown with Holly's mother, who thinks Lydia and Holly lack the drive to succeed in show business.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-12-1984

4x12 - Sogni

After it comes to light that Jesse is an illegal alien, the staff and students at the School of the Arts band together and fight to keep him from being deported.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-01-1985

4x13 - I Ragazzi Di Domani

Sherwood fights student apathy when Morloch institutes an ROTC program at the school and cancels a show to benefit the nuclear-freeze movement.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-01-1985

4x14 - The Heart of Rock 'N' Roll II

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-01-1985

4x15 - Si prenda mia moglie prego

Drama teacher Trevor Kane discovers his ex-wife is the object of Chris' affections; Holly and Nicole try to help Cleo catch Leroy's attention.

GUEST STAR: , Anthony Newley,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-02-1985

4x16 - La settimana del genitore

Parents' Week causes problems for Nicole, who has a difficult time dealing with the pressure her parents are putting on her; Meanwhile, Danny's parents decide to get divorced.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-02-1985

4x17 - Danny De Bergerac

Danny falls for Nicole while trying to smooth things between her and Jesse; Morloch gets a second chance with his college sweetheart.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-02-1985

4x18 - Un Duo D'eccezione

Chris gets a break while performing with Danny then deserts his partner and finds competition from Leroy; Nicole and Holly room together.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-02-1985

4x19 - Chi si rivede... il ritorno di Coco

A famous, retired director directs Coco in her first performance since returning to the School of the Arts to get a diploma.

GUEST STAR: , Milton Berle,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-03-1985

4x20 - Desideri

Sherwood temporarily becomes vice-principal while Morloch attends a conference; Doris has a dream date; and Leroy, three months behind on his rent, shoots for $10,000 on a game show.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-03-1985

4x21 - Chi ha paura del lupo cattivo?

After being mugged, Doris puts on a brave front around her family or friends, but secretly struggles with nightmares and flashbacks; Dwight tries to control his emotions for Holly.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-04-1985

4x22 - Anoressia (Riflessioni)

Holly's despair over her parents' marriage causes her to become anorexic; Doris decides on a Hawaiian theme for the school's Prom.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-05-1985

4x23 - Chi sono io in realtà

Nicole's biological mother returns and tries to involve herself in her daughter's life; voiceless Morloch enlists Chris' aid to make a speech.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-05-1985

4x24 - Il Vecchio Gioco Della Palla

Danny faces the problem of organizing his fellow students into a winning team after accepting a softball challenge issued by an old rival.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-05-1985

4x25 - La scuola è finita

As Summer vacation approaches, Jesse, Cleo and Nicole reminisce after Cleo reveals that she will not be returning to the School of the Arts in the fall.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-05-1985

Stagione 5

5x1 - Un posto adatto a noi

Leroy becomes a member of the school faculty; Chris and Danny have to play women in their class; Nicole and Holly fight for a lead role, and new student, Dusty, a minister's daughter, finds herself feeling out of place.

GUEST STAR: , Randee Heller, Tom McDermott,
AUTORE: , Paul Boorstin, Sharon Boorstin,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-10-1985

5x2 - Leroy E La Ragazzina

The solution to Leroy's financing problem comes in the form of another big problem: his preteen niece. Meanwhile, Danny meets another Danny Amatullo.

GUEST STAR: , Caryn Ward, Jack Carter, John Carradine, Todd Susman,
AUTORE: , Abe Polsky,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-10-1985

5x3 - Il Ritorno Di Bronco Bob

After meeting his favorite western hero, Bronco Bob, and his sidekick, Prince the Miracle Horse, Danny involves the School of the Arts in a fund-raising production to help Bronco save Prince from the clutches of his acting rival, who, just to spite Bronco, plans to buy, shoot and stuff the horse.

GUEST STAR: , David Greenlee, Dick Miller, John Svar, Leo Gordon, Myron Healey,
AUTORE: , Michael McGreevey,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-10-1985

5x4 - Vendersi L'anima

Jesse struggles with "selling out" after winning a prestigious song-writing contest. Meanwhile, Shorofsky also struggles with "selling out" when he auditions a former football jock and mediocre violin enthusiast, whose father, dependent on his son getting in, is willing to make a generous donation that could reform many budget-related deficiencies at the school.

GUEST STAR: , Christian Clemenson, Jeannie Marie Austin, Joshua Cadman, Natividad Vacio, Robert Fieldsteel,
AUTORE: , Joanne Pagliaro,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-11-1985

5x5 - Luce bianca

Christopher falls for a beautiful, talented new dancer with a secret; Danny feels uneasy when his recently separated mother starts dating Lou Mackie.

GUEST STAR: , Betty Karlen, David Proval, Dick Miller, Wendy Smith Howard,
AUTORE: , Ira Steven Behr,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-11-1985

5x6 - Strade selvagge

Jesse is forced into joining a neighborhood gang, leading Nicole to have visions that Jesse is in danger. Meanwhile, Shorofsky befriends a young gang member who expresses an interest in the trumpet.

GUEST STAR: , Abel Franco, Eddie Castrodad, Esai Morales, Leo Garcia, Rick Elias,
AUTORE: , Carol Gray,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-11-1985

5x7 - Sua maestà Domlon

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-11-1985

5x8 - Broadway Danny Amatullo

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-11-1985

5x9 - Ebenezer Morloch

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-12-1985

5x10 - Scelte

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5x11 - La Prima Volta

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-01-1986

5x12 - Di là dal fiume

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-02-1986

5x13 - Solo buoni amici

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-02-1986

5x14 - Holmes caro Holmes

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-02-1986

5x15 - Sovraesposizione

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-02-1986

5x16 - L'eredità

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-03-1986

5x17 - Il comico

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-03-1986

5x18 - Paura del palcoscenico

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-03-1986

5x19 - Autodifesa

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5x20 - W.S.O.A.

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5x21 - Contatti

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5x22 - Contro I Mulini A Vento

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-05-1986

5x23 - Perdere la testa

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-05-1986

5x24 - L'incidente

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Stagione 6

6x1 - Si torna al nuovo

Graduate Christopher finds the real world less than impressed with his arrival; Shorofsky suffers from job burnout; Reggie dabbles in performance art; and a new music student Ian Ware claims friendships with the likes of Prince, Mark Knopfler and Mick Jagger.

GUEST STAR: , Carolyn J. Slias, Dick Miller, J. Michael Higgins, Robert King,
AUTORE: , Ira Steven Behr,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-10-1986

6x2 - L'ultimo ballo

Nicole's discontent with her and Jesse's relationship affects her rehearsals for a performance at the wedding of Christopher's cousin; Danny gets the once-over thrice when he dates an Irish cop's daughter who has a marine and a cop for brothers.

GUEST STAR: , Bill Applebaum, Carolyn J. Silas, Denny Dillon, Dick Miller, Sandy McPeak, Todd Jeffries, Trevor Henley,
AUTORE: , Susan Goldberg,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-10-1986

6x3 - Facce nuove nella scuola

A cab-driving actor reluctantly joins the faculty, while an 11-year-old pianist joins the student body, and both have difficulties adjusting to their new surroundings.

GUEST STAR: , Brian J. Anderson, Carolyn J. Silas, David Breithbarth, Dennis Howard, Judi Goldhand, Nancy Burnett, Tanya Fenmore, Tom Parsekian,
AUTORE: , Harry Longstreet, Renee Longstreet,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-10-1986

6x4 - Il giorno del giudizio

A new dance student accuses Leroy of discrimination after he awards a lead role to a black dancer; Shorofsky learns a surprising fact about guitarist Ian; and Leroy introduces Dusty to the Apollo Theatre.

GUEST STAR: , Carolyn J. Silas, Dick Miller, Lycia Naff, Michelle Whitney-Morrison,
AUTORE: , Michael McGreevey,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-10-1986

6x5 - Lo spettacolo dell'anno

The School of the Arts works to put together a 30's-style play for a prestigious competition, but funding issues and lead, Nicole, coming down with laryngitis may just cost them the win... and the $20,000 prize that comes with it.

GUEST STAR: , Dick Miller, Robert Romanus,
AUTORE: , Hans Beimler, Richard Manning,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-11-1986

6x6 - Reggi il pupo

Baby-sitting his nephew cramps Christopher's style; dissension threatens to end the girls' new band; Dyrenforth learns the value of Mrs. Berg.

GUEST STAR: , Carolyn J. Silas, Deborah Geffner, Diana Barton, Dick Miller, Robert Romanus, Russ Tamblyn,
AUTORE: , Ira Steven Behr, Michael McGreevey,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-11-1986

6x7 - Tutta un'altra musica

The plight of the homeless unites two disparate spirits: Dusty's minister father, who disapproves of the school, and Reggie, who finds disapproval from the school for her latest experiments in performance art.

GUEST STAR: , Albert Hall, Carolyn Mignini, L. Kenneth Richardson, Marilyn Chris,
AUTORE: , Hollis Rich,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-11-1986

6x8 - Il mondo di Mr Wacky

Danny slips into the second-banana position on a comedy show; Dusty misinterprets flattering comments from Jesse.

GUEST STAR: , Carolyn J. Silas, Dick Miller, Gerrit Graham, Oliver Givens, Randy Bertish,
AUTORE: , Ira Steven Behr, Michael McGreevey,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-11-1986

6x9 - Quello che voglio per Natale

Shorofsky is a victim of mistaken identity when he's forced to spend Christmas in the same hospital as a prominent producer; Leroy burns the candle at both ends trying to please his niece Tina.

GUEST STAR: , Carl Bressler, Carolyn J. Silas, Caryn Ward, Dick Miller, Elden Ratliff, John Ingle, Myrna White, Tony DiBenedetto, Zachary Bostrom,
AUTORE: , Robert Caplain,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-12-1986

6x10 - La fama e Frannie Fortune

A one-time singing idol offers Nicole a chance to sing backup on her comeback record, but fate might change everything in just a second; Danny and Jesse play matchmaker for Dyrenforth.

GUEST STAR: , Bonnie Bramlett, Frederic Tucker, Jim Piddock, Patricia Lee Willson, Randy Allaire, Shaun Earl,
AUTORE: , Robert Caplain,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-12-1986

6x11 - Entra dolcemente nel mattino

Danny struggles with guilt and Jesse with revenge when the School of the Arts loses one of their own in a drunken-driving accident.

GUEST STAR: , Betty Karlen, Carolyn J. Silas, Dick Miller, Jeanette O'Connor, Lance Sloane, Laura Feder, Phil Peters, Randy Allaire, Sean Gregory Sullivan, Will MacMillian, Willard E. Pugh,
AUTORE: , Renee Schonfeld Longstreet,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-01-1987

6x12 - Le gattine vanno al liceo

A film crew's arrival has special effects on Jillian, assigned as the director's assistant; Dyrenforth, who receives a bit part; and the teenage leading lady, Maxie Sharp.

GUEST STAR: , Bill Kalmenson, Jim Doughan, John Putch, Olivia Barash, Randy Allaire, Robert Neary, Shaun Earl,
AUTORE: , Susan Goldberg,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-01-1987

6x13 - La lama scarlatta

Jesse's role as a swashbuckling hero is being played for real in the hallways by an unlikely masked crusader fighting a substitute principal's "code of conduct."

GUEST STAR: , Alison La Placa, Carolyn J. Silas, Darren Dalton, Keith Mills, Richard D. Murphy, Robert Romanus,
AUTORE: , Hans Beimler, Richard Manning,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-02-1987

6x14 - Pro e Contro

Lydia connects with a high-school sweetheart who's done quite well since their last meeting; a rift widens between Ian and his father.

GUEST STAR: , Carolyn J. Silas, Grainger Hines, Julius J. Carry III, Michael Preston, Patrik Baldauff,
AUTORE: , Elizabeth K. Doswell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-02-1987

6x15 - Il grande contratto

Christopher fails to heed Lou's warning that the contract offered by his brother comes with strings attached. Meanwhile, Mr. Seeger tries to establish harmony on the school newspaper.

GUEST STAR: , Carolyn J. Silas, Gary Wood, Larry Spinak, Lew Gallo, Russell Johnson, Teri Hafford,
AUTORE: , Melinda Bell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-02-1987

6x16 - Il violino fatato

Reggie, Danny and Jesse learn about wishes coming true after Shorofsky receives a violin with a magical legend.

GUEST STAR: , Al Pugliese, Alan Abelew, Carolyn J. Silas, Katie Rich, Morey Amsterdam, Tasia Valenza,
AUTORE: , Ralph Phillips,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-02-1987

6x17 - C'era una volta un weekend

Christopher, Leroy, Jillian and Miltie create frustration for Jesse who, with a key borrowed from Shorofsky, lets them all into the school on a Saturday to complete a weekend project.

GUEST STAR: , Lee Ving, Martha Quinn, Robert Donner, Trevor Henley,
AUTORE: , Barry Jacobs, Robert Caplain, Stuart Jacobs,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-03-1987

6x18 - La ragazza di Ian

Ian is torn when his old band comes to town; Lou runs for the presidency of a bowling-operators' association.

GUEST STAR: , Carolyn J. Silas, Fred Willard, Gregory Cooke, Sandor Black, Steve Cooper, Traci Lind,
AUTORE: , Peggy Goldman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-03-1987

6x19 - Amici per la pelle

Danny reacts with confusion when his longtime pal confides he's gay; Leroy and Lydia compete for the chance to choreograph a commercial.

GUEST STAR: , Carolyn J. Silas, Ivan Kane, Randy Allaire, Richard Bright, Tom Breznahan, Wynn Irwin,
AUTORE: , Hans Beimler, Richard Manning,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-03-1987

6x20 - Il cantante che sapeva troppo

Jillian's computer error puts Christopher's life in danger when he comes into possession of a cassette labeled "top secret" by a conglomerate involved in national security. Meanwhile, Reggie, Ian and Dusty compete in a video contest.

GUEST STAR: , Beau Bishop, Carolyn J. Silas, Jillian Katz, Lisa Fuller, Nicholas Worth, Sam Ingraffia, Trevor Henley, Wayne Collins Jr.,
AUTORE: , Elizabeth K. Doswell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-04-1987

6x21 - Reggie e Rose

When a cafeteria worker, who always had dreams of being a singer, is laid off, Reggie persuades her to get her high-school diploma... at the School of the Arts.

GUEST STAR: , Carol Burnett, Denny Dillon, Randy Allaire,
AUTORE: , Susan Goldberg,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-04-1987

6x22 - Cenere e diamanti

Clips from past shows illustrate the choices for the school's contribution to a time capsule; schemer Miltie may face expulsion if he fails to come up with an original song for Shorofsky.

GUEST STAR: , George Milan, Larry Moss, Robert Romanus,
AUTORE: , Ira Steven Behr,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-05-1987

6x23 - Alice non lavora più qui

The kids hustle up a pocketful of miracles for Mrs. Berg, who has misrepresented her position to an old friend who's on his way to visit; Reggie helps a student with an aversion to frog dissection.

GUEST STAR: , Cam Clarke, Carolyn J. Silas, David Kock, Diane Civita, Elizabeth Sharp, Glenn Casale, Greg Longstreet, Jan Rubes, Lisa Hudson, Marie Capitti, Mary Kane, Patrick Gorman,
AUTORE: , Harry Longstreet, Renee Longstreet,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-05-1987

6x24 - Baby, ricordati il mio nome

In the series finale, Alumni Week brings back some familiar faces, including Miss Sherwood, Bruno, Coco, Doris, Holly, and Montgomery, who are interviewed for the School of the Arts first video yearbook. Meanwhile, Leroy questions his ability and his desire to make it on his own after Miss Grant suggests he leave the school to pursue his dancing; and Chris lies about his success in the real world when he is asked to be a guest speaker for Mr. Seeger's class.

GUEST STAR: , Carol Mayo Jenkins, Carolyn J. Silas, Cynthia Gibb, Erica Gimpel, Lee Curreri, P.R. Paul, Robert Romanus, Russ Tamblyn, Tita Omeze, Valerie Landsburg,
AUTORE: , Michael McGreevey,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-05-1987