Short-Lived Shows: Coronet Blue - VIDEO
This is a post about a TV show I've never even seen.
Coronet Blue was a short-lived TV show that ran on CBS in 1967. It was actually filmed in 1965 and CBS canceled it, deciding to burn off the episodes during the summer. The show actually did better than expected, but by that time the people involved in the show had moved on to other things. The show's star, Frank Converse, went on to N.Y.P.D. (hey, if you mix that show title with this one you get...NYPD Blue!).
Converse starred as an amnesiac man, Michael Alden, who climbs out of the water one day. He has no idea what happened to him or what's going on in his life, except the two words he was mumbling when he got out of the water: "Coronet Blue." Oh, and he's also being hunted by spies who want to kill him for some reason. Who is Michael Alden? Where did he come from? And what the heck do the words "Coronet Blue" mean?
Viewers of the show never found out, though I did a post a while back that has the answer (don't click unless you want to be spoiled - though who knows if this particular 60s show will ever be released on DVD).
The show had a lot of great guest stars, including Jon Voight, Candice Bergen, Richard Kiley, and David Carradine, all in one episode! Other stars who made an appearance on the show were Alan Alda, Hal Holbrook, Juliet Mills, Roy Scheider, Dick Clark, Brenda Vaccaro, and Billy Dee Williams. This show really does need to be released on DVD (or remade - maybe the show can be like Lost and attract fans who record the show and trade theories and speculate on the web about what the words "Coronet Blue" mean - though not all shows with continuing mysteries do well on TV).
And now for your pleasure, the opening credits to the show. Wow, Alden sure did a lot of running and punching. The theme song is really cool. They don't do theme songs/openings like this anymore.