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Snip is a 1976 comedy starring David Brenner about a hairdresser living in Cape Cod, Massachusetts who has his ex-wife, daughter and former aunt living with him in his apartment. He and his ex-wife are both in the same hairdressing business under their boss and friend who's an openly gay man (played by Walter Wanderman). It was a take-off of the movie Shampoo and was created by James Komack, the creator of Chico and the Man and Welcome Back Kotter.

Snip
Created byJames Komack
StarringDavid Brenner
Lesley Ann Warren
Hope Summers
Kim Soloman
Walter Wanderman
Bebe Drake-Hooks
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
Production
Executive producer(s)James Komack
Stan Coner
Camera setupFilm, Single camera[citation needed]
Running timeapprox. 24 minutes
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseNever Aired
External links
Website

Pre-broadcast reports about the series noted that it would include an openly gay character as a regular on the show,[1] which was highly unusual for the time.[2] The series was to premiere September 30, 1976 on NBC, but was shelved at the last minute and was never broadcast in the United States. The cancellation was so abrupt, bumpers promoting the show continued to be shown until just days prior to the canceled air date. TV Guide was caught off guard, and listed the show in its "Fall Preview" issue for that year. The show was featured as a full-page Thursday entry, but never made it to the Prime Time network grid. Seven episodes were filmed. but two were never edited. The five which were completed aired only in Australia.[3] Variety later called this "the oddest case of a shelved show" and "one of the most infamous last-minute yanks"[4] and David Brenner has opined that the show was cancelled because the network feared reaction to the gay character.[5]

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