American Playhouse

American Playhouse was an anthology television series periodically broadcast by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States. It premiered on January 12, 1982 with The Shady Hill Kidnapping, written and narrated by John Cheever and directed by Paul Bogart. Its final broadcast, In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway, a rerun of a behind-the-scenes look at Tony Kushner's award-winning play in two parts, aired on January 1, 1994. The series proved to be the springboard for the careers of numerous performers, including David Marshall Grant, Laura Linney, A Martinez, Conchata Ferrell, Eric Roberts, Lynne Thigpen, John Malkovich, Peter Riegert, Lupe Ontiveros, Ben Stiller, and Megan Mullally.

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  • TheTVDB.com Series ID 146861
  • Status Ended
  • Runtimes 60 minutes (161 episodes)
  • Genres Comedy Drama
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