This week on It Was A Thing on TV, the gang looks at a pair of short-lived shows from ABC back in the 1980’s. First, two families tied together through relationships struggle with each other on an ABC sitcom in the early 80s. Where have we heard that? Soap, but also this entry from people who brought you Soap–the McLean Stevenson vehicle Condo. Could this series have gotten a popular emcee his iconic hosting gig? Then, in 1986, Bruce Forsyth wasn’t the only UK entertainer to be imported by ABC. For one week, UK legend Noel Edmonds had his own self-titled talk show following Nightline. Even throwing out a gaggle of superstar guests didn’t get the show a longer run. As always follow us on all of our social media pages over @ItWasAThingOnTV or e-mail us for any show suggestions or feedback over at firstname.lastname@example.org Santa Maria!