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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta READ... THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 'CHINOOK' SOUTH ALBERTA'S LARGEST RURAL CIRCULATION The Lethbridge Herald TELEVISION GUIDE KING KOIN LAUNDERETTE Wi J Ave. St B. S. Ofem U Hows Mon. Him MAY 31 LISTINGS FOR JUNE 1 TO JUNE 7 NBC receives many suggestions for series NEW YORK A of 31 new series will be on the networks next fall. That's the highest number in recent but don't get the idea it has suddenly become easy to get a new series on TV. It's still the same old story. Many are culled but few are chosen Larry the man in charge of programming for the NBC television estimates he gets between 500 and 600 proposals for new series each year I think you'll find the figures are approximately the same at every network Out of this NBC culls about 120 prospects that it considers interesting enough to warrant a financial in- vestment The majority of these only get as far as the outline or script stage. About 35 actually are filmed as shows for new but the attri- tion doesn't stop there. At just 12 weekly prospects got the green light for the 1974-75 season. It's a higher-than-usual but still represents only 10 per cent of all the shows NBC had under serious consider- ation From where do new series proposals get the bulk of them from the professionals in the but you also get some from out of the wood- so to White referring to ideas sub- mitted by amateur writers who could not recall a case in which a network made a series submitted by an amateur was asked what factors determine whether a new series gets on the air He said network executives look for such things as. the characters the kinds of characters who will have a lot of available Is the concept the kind that will have staying power with varying stories1' the characters the kind we believe audiences will like and identify with9 there's a lot ol testing We test the shows with audiences in on cable television on several we play the pi- lots on the aii prior to deci- sion time Snake man Two films by Tony Douglas will lead off on Of All Monday at 10 p.m. on CBC- TV. Subject of one of the films is blind snake and reptile Bruce who tours schools and libraries displaying his collec- tion of scaly friends and explaining the lives of reptiles to the child- ren. Heather Smith of 52 Greenland Don Ont. is seen with one of the friends round her neck. CANDY ON HORSEBACK Actress Candice Bergen is appearing in Richard Brooks' Bite The Bullet in a role which Columbia Pictures officials 4say will make use of her equestrian talents SPOTLIGHT Smash movie Cat the smashing movie that became a classic is now a television show. Re-telecasting Sunday. Cat Ballou again fills the TV screen with its cast of immensely humorous and ingratiating characters. there is Katherine 'Cat' the most gentle and beautiful lady who is capable of turning into a tigress while defending herself against a motley assortment of gamblers and swindlers who continually descend upon her and the town in droves. And to help the lady out if she needs it is the incredible Kid an down on hired gun. Big tennis prize Starting June for 13 CTV presents World Championship Tennis with semi-final and final singles and doubles matches between the top tennis players in the world. There is in prize money for the singles champion and for the doubles teams up for grabs in this tennis battle from the Canadian National Exhibition Coliseum. Jazz program The talented jazz Oscar is just one of the highlights for CTV's new summer schedule. As well as this half hour of big name jazz National Geographic Society Specials are back with CTV Wednesdays at 8 followed by Wednesday Night Movie at 9 p.m. OSCAR PETERSEN THIS WEEK FATHER'S DAY SPECIALS AT TERRY BRAUN F20B Electronic Flash Reg. 34.95 9950 Special mm Telephoto lens auto Praklica Mamlya. Pentax. elc Reg. 106.91 7900 Special Telephoto lully auto Ills elc Reg. 62.95 4275 Special X1 35-36 exposures Reg. 2.38 149 Special S1 26-20 exposure Reg. 1.69 Mo I1 110-20 exposure Reg. 1.90 119 Special I 1224- 3rd Ave. S. 327-2673 TERRY BLAND College Mall 329-0211 LTD. Tlbtr ;