Fresno

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Fresno is a 1986 American television comedy miniseries that parodied prime time soap operas of the time such as Falcon Crest, Dallas, and Dynasty. Fresno was directed by Jeff Bleckner. The series featured high production values, including lavish haute... read more

Fresno is a 1986 American television comedy miniseries that parodied prime time soap operas of the time such as Falcon Crest, Dallas, and Dynasty. Fresno was directed by Jeff Bleckner. The series featured high production values, including lavish haute couture gowns by leading costume designer Bob Mackie, a main cast including Carol Burnett, Teri Garr, Charles Grodin and Dabney Coleman, and supporting cast including Charles Keating, Pat Corley, Louise Latham, Tom Poston and Henry Darrow. It was noted at the time as being the first American satirical TV comedy to be made in the then-popular miniseries format.

Original Release

11/16/1986 on CBS

US Release

11/16/1986

Cast

Dabney Coleman Tyler Cane
Anthony Heald Kevin Kensington
Teri Garr Talon Kensington
Michael Richards 2nd Henchman
Jeffrey Jones Mr. Acme
Charles Grodin Cane Kensington
Luis Avalos Juan
Gregory Harrison Torch
J.E. Freeman 1st Henchman
Charles Keating Charles
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The Raisin Basket of the World Sunday, 16 November 1986
2 Episode #1.2 Monday, 17 November 1986
3 Episode #1.3 Tuesday, 18 November 1986
4 Episode #1.4 Wednesday, 19 November 1986
5 Episode #1.5 Thursday, 20 November 1986

Directors

Jeff Bleckner

Writers

Barry Kemp, Michael Petryni, Mark Ganzel

Cast

Dabney Coleman Tyler Cane
Anthony Heald Kevin Kensington
Teri Garr Talon Kensington
Michael Richards 2nd Henchman
Jeffrey Jones Mr. Acme
Charles Grodin Cane Kensington
Luis Avalos Juan
Gregory Harrison Torch
J.E. Freeman 1st Henchman
Charles Keating Charles
Carol Burnett Charlotte Kensington
Valerie Mahaffey Tiffany Kensington
Jerry Van Dyke Tucker Agajanian
Natalie Gregory China Kensington
Pat Corley Earl Duke
Melanie Chartoff Desiree DeMornay
Teresa Ganzel Bobbi Jo Bobb
Mary Anne Dorward Female Newsperson
Tammy Lauren Candy Cane
Troy Curvey Jr. Troy

Producers

Barry Kemp Executive Producer
R.W. Goodwin Executive Producer
Jay Kleckner Producer
Mark Ganzel Producer
Jolie Shartin Producer
R.W. Goodwin Producer

Editors

Andrew Chulack

1987 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1987 Emmy Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1987 Emmy Outstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1987 Emmy Outstanding Editing for a Miniseries or a Special - Single Camera Production Nominated
1987 Emmy Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
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