Season Cast 49

  1. Debbie Allen

    Debbie Allen

    (25 Episodes)

  2. Gene Anthony Ray

    Gene Anthony Ray

    (25 Episodes)

  3. Carlo Imperato

    (25 Episodes)

  4. Nia Peeples

    Nia Peeples

    (25 Episodes)

  5. Jesse Borrego

    Jesse Borrego

    (25 Episodes)

  6. Billy Hufsey

    Billy Hufsey

    (25 Episodes)

  7. Carrie Hamilton

    (25 Episodes)

  8. Eric Pierpoint

    Eric Pierpoint

    (25 Episodes)

  9. Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson

    (25 Episodes)

  10. Joey Fatone

    Joey Fatone

    (25 Episodes)

  11. JoJo Wright

    (25 Episodes)

  12. Michael Cerveris

    Michael Cerveris

    (25 Episodes)

  13. Morgan Stevens

    Morgan Stevens

    (25 Episodes)

  14. David Greenlee

    (11 Episodes)

  15. Michael DeLorenzo

    Michael DeLorenzo

    (10 Episodes)

  16. Dave Shelley

    (7 Episodes)

  17. Madlyn Rhue

    Madlyn Rhue

    (2 Episodes)

  18. Claudia Wells

    Claudia Wells

    (1 Episode)

  19. Peabo Bryson

    Peabo Bryson

    (1 Episode)

  20. Lew Ayres

    Lew Ayres

    (1 Episode)

  21. Kelly Jo Minter

    Kelly Jo Minter

    (1 Episode)

  22. Johnny Haymer

    (1 Episode)

  23. Jennifer Holmes

    (1 Episode)

  24. Fionnula Flanagan

    Fionnula Flanagan

    (1 Episode)

  25. William Prince

    William Prince

    (1 Episode)

  26. George Kirby

    (1 Episode)

  27. Bob Seagren

    (1 Episode)

  28. Jerry Supiran

    (1 Episode)

  29. Irene Cara

    Irene Cara

    (1 Episode)

  30. Charles Pierce

    Charles Pierce

    (1 Episode)

  31. Melissa Manchester

    Melissa Manchester

    (1 Episode)

  32. Michael Bell

    Michael Bell

    (1 Episode)

  33. Rick Barry

    (1 Episode)

  34. Merritt Butrick

    Merritt Butrick

    (1 Episode)

  35. Russ Marin

    (1 Episode)

  36. Mark Dana

    Mark Dana

    (1 Episode)

  37. Charlie Brill

    (1 Episode)

  38. Victor French

    Victor French

    (1 Episode)

  39. Steffen Zacharias

    Steffen Zacharias

    (1 Episode)

  40. Judy Farrell

    (1 Episode)

  41. Nancy Cartwright

    Nancy Cartwright

    (1 Episode)

  42. Mills Watson

    Mills Watson

    (1 Episode)

  43. Ami Foster

    Ami Foster

    (1 Episode)

  44. Lawrence Tierney

    Lawrence Tierney

    (1 Episode)

  45. Milton Selzer

    Milton Selzer

    (1 Episode)

  46. William Forsythe

    William Forsythe

    (1 Episode)

  47. Tom Sullivan

    (1 Episode)

  48. James T. Callahan

    James T. Callahan

    (1 Episode)

  49. Ice-T

    Ice-T

    (1 Episode)

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Season Crew 14

Production

  1. Kenneth Ehrlich

    Producer (25 Episodes)

  2. Mel Swope

    Producer (25 Episodes)

  3. Stan Rogow

    Producer (25 Episodes)

Writing

  1. Kenneth Ehrlich

    Writer (1 Episode)

Show

Episodes 25

October 15, 1983

Changes abound with the start of the new school year: Bruno, with no means of funding his schooling after his father dies, is forced to drop out; Coco, Danny and Doris find out that even though her mother still lives in New York City, Julie is married and now living in Texas; new students Christopher Donlan, a dance major, and Holly Laird, a drama major, find difficulty in being accepted, most notably by their more seasoned competition, Leroy and Doris, and new vice-principal, Quentin Morloch, intends on ruling with an iron fist.

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October 22, 1983

Mr. Shorofsky finds Bruno a job as a waiter at "Caruso's," a coffee house where he is free to play his music. After settling their feud with a fist fight, Leroy works with Christopher to improve Chris' dancing skills after Miss Grant decides to downgrade him to a different class.

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October 29, 1983

When Morloch and the rest of the school find out the President plans to attend the school's fundraiser performance, certain elements of the show are reevaluated, including a monologue by Danny, while Leroy refuses to perform, and Ms. Sherwood is considered a security risk by the Secret Service.

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November 5, 1983

This episode features the cast of "Fame," billed as "The Kids from Fame," along with the season three regular dancers in a special concert performance taped while on tour in Tel Aviv, Israel. The concert features performances by the cast, of songs from the television series. The concert took place in an indoor stadium in Tel Aviv before a live capacity audience. Along with the concert, the cast from "Fame" are shown visiting historical landmarks within the city during the 35th birthday celebration of the nation.

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Knockout

November 12, 1983

When Christopher is challenged to a boxing match by Keach Howard, the last man he defeated, and refuses to fight, Keach beats up Dwight in an effort to make Donlan change his mind. Meanwhile, Leroy becomes a mentor to Billy Hall, a fellow dancer in Miss Grant's class in whom Leroy sees a lot of himself.

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Rules

November 19, 1983

Love is in the air as Bruno unwittingly falls for Lisa Connors, a student-teacher for Mr. Shorofsky, and Morloch expresses a romantic interest in Ms. Sherwood.

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Consequences

November 26, 1983

When Mr. Morloch announces that all students participating in any school production must have a minimum C average, Ms. Sherwood, despite Morloch's objections, assigns Leroy and Danny the responsibility of teacher, leaving Danny forced to make a tough decision when he suspects a friend has cheated.

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Break Dance

December 10, 1983

Danny enlists Christopher and Michael to coach rival gangs in a "break dance" competition. Meanwhile, Doris has trouble ridding herself of "Snake," a gang member who has a crush on her, and Coco, inspired by Bruno's life out of school, contemplates leaving the School of the Arts to pursue her career.

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Secrets

January 7, 1984

When Dwight shows up to school with severe bruises on his body, Danny appoints himself as Dwight's bodyguard when he, along with the rest of the school, believe Dwight is a victim of bullying. Meanwhile, Miss Grant is not pleased when rumored drug trafficking brings an undercover cop to the School of the Arts, posing as a dance student.

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Equals

January 14, 1984

Holly falls for Billy Christiansen, a new piano player who plays at "Caruso's." Upon getting ready to ask him out, she learns that he is a physically handicapped, wheelchair bound, paraplegic. Mr. Morloch tries to get Miss Grant to give his friend and former baseball star, "Lefty" Rogers, in pursuit of a career in recording jingles for television commercials, singing and dancing lessons.

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January 28, 1984

This special features the cast of "Fame," billed as "The Kids from Fame," along with the season three regular dancers in their first concert in the U.S. which takes a look back at popular music in the year 1983. The concert took place on December 27, 1983 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium before a live capacity audience. Among other musical performances, this particular episode featured a medley of songs from motion pictures and a special tribute to Michael Jackson.

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Appearances

February 4, 1984

While working on a scene together, Holly and Christopher are prompted by their friends to try going out with each other. Danny falls for Marya, a student hoping to be admitted into the School of the Arts.

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February 11, 1984

When Doris' ex-boyfriend, Sandy Gordon, who was expelled for his drinking problem, is allowed readmission into the School of the Arts, she's overjoyed until she learns that he was hiding his continuing battle with alcoholism from her.

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Lisa's Song

February 18, 1984

When Doris tries to get her classmates to do a production of the reputedly haunted play, "The Gypsy Queen," she and Miss Grant are convinced that they have seen a ghost. While trying to obtain a better understanding of the occult, they discover that Mrs. Berg is a "spirit medium."

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February 26, 1984

When Morloch learns about Leroy's previous track success, he tries to persuade him to go for a college track scholarship, much to Lydia's dismay. Meanwhile, while doing character research for a role as an elderly woman in her acting class, Doris finds an older man falling for her.

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Stages

March 4, 1984

When Holly's mother moves in with her, she finds that her mom is getting in the way of things. Meanwhile, when Danny tries to hypnotize Leroy and Christopher, Mr. Morloch is inadvertently put under a post-hypnotic spell, leading Ms. Sherwood to have some fun with it.

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Sheer Will

March 18, 1984

When the kids discover that Danny has leukemia, Doris makes her biggest effort to convince him to listen to his doctor and fight the disease. Meanwhile, Lydia decides to show the kids how to make a non-dancer look good in a dance number.

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March 25, 1984

A former night club performer, and close friend to Leroy's uncle, Eddie Macon, is discovered by Ms. Sherwood hiding out in a closet in her classroom. Now homeless and alcohol dependent, Leroy and Mr. Reardon attempt to help him while casting him in a school production. Meanwhile, Holly helps Doris with make-up in an attempt to impress a boy she's interested in.

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April 1, 1984

Blind substitute teacher Jim Hamilton returns to the School of the Arts and expresses a romantic interest in Lydia.

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The Deal

April 29, 1984

Caruso's landlord threatens to turn the coffee house into a parking lot unless Bruno gets his young opera singer friend accepted into the School of the Arts. Meanwhile, Mr Shorofsky has a secret meeting with Mrs Berg.

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Home Again

May 6, 1984

A substitute teacher filling in for Ms. Sherwood tries to keep her past as a singer a secret, but Dwight remembers her from his childhood and is determined to find out why she stopped singing, enlisting Mr. Shorofsky's help when he learns the truth.

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Signs

May 13, 1984

While showing off for a girl in class, Christopher back flips and hits his head, resulting in a loss of his hearing, and a forced transfer to a school for deaf students. Meanwhile, Miss Grant and Mr. Shorofsky try mixing singers and dancers in the same production.

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Heritage

May 20, 1984

Mr. Shorofsky is disappointed with Doris rejecting her heritage when she turns down the opportunity to perform at a Holocaust Survivors benefit. Meanwhile, Lydia is hired to teach dance to a basketball team.

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May 27, 1984

With his father unemployed, Christopher is forced to take on the role of a parent to his young siblings, which ends up effecting his performance in school. Meanwhile, when the students fall behind in their efforts in class, Mr. Morloch holds a class on a Saturday.

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