Extreme (TV series)
|Starring||James Brolin, Julie Bowen, Danny Masterson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||7 aired|
Debuting on ABC on January 29, 1995, Extreme was the lead-out program which followed the network's coverage of Super Bowl XXIX. The show didn't do well though and ABC canceled the series after seven episodes aired. The final episode aired on April 6, 1995, with six episodes left unaired.
Following the failure of Extreme, the Big Four networks have largely steered themselves away from premiering new programming after the Super Bowl and have instead chosen to run special episodes of their own programming. After Extreme, it wasn't until Super Bowl XXXIII that a network elected to premiere a new series following the game; in addition to a special episode of The Simpsons, Fox aired the premiere episode of Family Guy, "Death Has a Shadow" as part of a 60-minute postgame comedy block. The network did the same thing in 2005, with the premiere of American Dad! (created by Seth MacFarlane, also the creator of Family Guy) following another Simpsons episode. The most recent series to premiere after the Super Bowl was Undercover Boss, which premiered on CBS following their broadcast of Super Bowl XLIV.
A search and rescue team operates in the Rocky Mountains.
- Reese Wheeler (James Brolin), a former downhill racer, is the seasoned leader of the Steep Mountain Rescue Unit. Wheeler is both manager of and father-figure to the group.
- Farley Potts (Tom Wright), a soft-spoken Vietnam vet and helicopter pilot.
- Kyle Hansen (Cameron Bancroft), newest member of the team is grappling with the tragic death of his fiancee.
- Lance Monroe (Justin Lazard), a suave self-promoter who will stop at nothing to get what he wants
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