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CBS Schoolbreak Special

CBS Schoolbreak Special
CBS Schoolbreak Special
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Also known as CBS Afternoon Playhouse
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 17
No. of episodes 83
Production company(s) CBS
Original channel CBS
Original release April 19, 1980 (1980-04-19) – January 23, 1996 (1996-01-23)

CBS Schoolbreak Special is an American anthology series for teenagers that aired on CBS from April 1980 to January 1996. The series began under the title CBS Afternoon Playhouse, and was changed during the 1984 - 85 season. The concept was similar to ABC's Afterschool Special.

List of specials

Afternoon Playhouse Specials

Under its original name, the Afternoon Playhouse aired a handful of made-for-TV films, the most notable of which was the 1983 release of "Revenge of the Nerd" [1]. The TV special was often mistaken for the film of a similar name which premiered one year later in 1984.

Season 1 (January 24 - June 12, 1984)

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