Weekend Special (1977)

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The ABC Weekend Special is a weekly 30-minute anthology TV series for children that aired Saturday mornings on ABC from 1977 to 1997. It featured a wide variety of stories that were both live-action and animated. Similar to both the ABC Afterschool Special and The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie that had started five years previous, the ABC Weekend Special differed in that it was primarily aimed at younger viewers following ABC's Saturday Morning cartoon lineup, whereas the ABC Afterschool Special was known for its somewhat more serious, and often dramatic storylines dealing with issues concerning a slightly older teen and pre-teen audience. With the debut of the ABC Weekend Special, some of the early ABC Afterschool Specials that had been targeted towards younger viewers were subsequently repackaged and re-run instead as ABC Weekend Specials.

Series Cast

  1. Alan Young as Mr. Monroe / Storekeeper (voice)

    Alan Young

    Mr. Monroe / Storekeeper (voice)

    4 Episodes

  2. Frank Cady as

    Frank Cady

    4 Episodes

  3. Mark Hamill as Prince Tamino (voice) and The Admiral (voice)

    Mark Hamill

    Prince Tamino (voice), The Admiral (voice)

    3 Episodes

  4. Jane Withers as

    Jane Withers

    2 Episodes

  5. Michael York as King Sarastro (voice)

    Michael York

    King Sarastro (voice)

    2 Episodes

  6. Ike Eisenmann as

    Ike Eisenmann

    1 Episode

  7. Brad Savage as

    Brad Savage

    1 Episode

  8. Janet Waldo as

    Janet Waldo

    1 Episode

  9. Charles Lane as

    Charles Lane

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 17

1994 • 8 Episodes

Season 17 of Weekend Special premiered on November 5, 1994.

The Magic Pearl (3)

(17x6, August 18, 1996)

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Original Name ABC Weekend Special

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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