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Skag is a short-lived American drama series that aired on NBC and starred Karl Malden. Skag originated as a three-hour television movie that aired on January 6, 1980. Over a week later, it then premiered as a weekly series, Thursdays at 10/9c, which ran from January 17, 1980 until its cancellation on February 21, 1980.

Skag focused on the life of a foreman at a Pittsburgh steel mill. Malden described his character, Pete Skagska, as a simple man trying to keep his family together. The series was created by Abby Mann, and executive produced by Mann and Lee Rich.

  1. Abby Mann


Series Cast

  1. Peter Gallagher

    Peter Gallagher

    6 Episodes

  2. Craig Wasson

    Craig Wasson

    6 Episodes

  3. Powers Boothe

    Powers Boothe

    6 Episodes

  4. Karl Malden

    Karl Malden

    6 Episodes

  5. Piper Laurie

    Piper Laurie

    6 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1980 | 6 Episodes

Season 1 of Skag premiered on January 6, 1980.

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Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m



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