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Miniseries

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The "miniseries" format dates back to at least a 1966 ABC broadcast of an adaptation of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, produced by David L. Wolper.

The term became well-established in the mid 1970s, particularly with the success of Rich Man, Poor Man in 1976. Alex Haley's Roots in 1977 can fairly be called the first blockbuster success of the format. Its success in the USA was due to its schedule: the twelve hours were split into eight episodes broadcast on consecutive nights, resulting in a finale with a 71 percent share of the audience and 130 million viewers. TV Guide (April 11-17, 1987) called Jesus of Nazareth "the best miniseries of all time" and "unparalleled television."

Miniseries covered on our sites: Autobiography of Jane Pittman, Around the World in 80 Days, Blue and Gray, Centennial, Chiefs, Helter Skelter, Holocaust, Jesus of Nazareth, Lonesome Dove, Martian Chronicles, Masada, North and South, Pearl, QB VII, Rich Man, Poor Man (and Book 2), Roots, The Scarlet Letter, Shaka Zulu, Shogun, The Thorn Birds, V, War and Remembrance, and The Winds of War.

In British television, the term 'miniseries' is almost never used, except in reference to American imports. The term serial is preferred for short-run British television drama, which has been a staple of UK schedules since the early 1950s when serials such as The Quatermass Experiment (1953) established the popularity of the form. The series The Prisoner was originally pitched by Patrick McGoohan for 9 episodes, and expanded to 17 due to studio concerns that such a short series would be difficult to sell.

 

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