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113 :06x01 - Back to Something New

Oct/06/1986
A new school year begins with a few changes in store, such as Chris has graduated and now must move on with his life, Ms. Sherwood has completed her novel and is moving to Maine, and Mr. Shorofsky decides to retire, which saddens new student Ian Ware.
Guest Stars: Dick Miller as Lou Mackie | Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie | Robert King (5) as The Commercial Director | John Michael Higgins as The Commercial Actor
Director: Win Phelps
Songs: Bill Hufsey -- Breaking Ground, (Unknown artist) -- Back To Something New

114 :06x02 - The Last Dance

Oct/13/1986
Jesse and Nicole are set to dance at the wedding of Chris' cousin, but Nicole is unsure where their relationship is headed with Jesse and breaks up with him. Meanwhile, Danny and Jillian begin their own romance.
Guest Stars: Randy Allaire as The Student Singing Scales | Gillian Schreiber as Audrey | Ernie Lively as Gramps | Paul Comi as The Minister | Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie | Bill Applebaum as Vince Donlon | Trevor Henley as Patrick Beckett | Todd Jeffries as Sam Beckett | Denny Dillon as Corky, the Cashier | Dick Miller as Lou Mackie | Sandy McPeak as Officer Becket
Director: Oz Scott
Songs: (Unknown artist) -- The Last Dance

115 :06x03 - New Faces

Oct/20/1986
Lydia gets a job at the school for her old friend, Pete Seeger, as an acting teacher. He feels his tough methods have annoyed the kids and thinks about quitting. Meanwhile, Danny is asked to show Hannah Cooper around the school, but the 11-year old prodigy refuses to play for anyone.
Guest Stars: Brian J. Anderson as The Production Assistant | David Breitbarth as The Actor | Judi Goldhand as The Wardrobe Woman | Tom Parsekian as The Assistant Director | Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie | Nancy Burnett as The Casting Woman | Dennis Howard as The Producer | Tanya Fenmore as Hannah Cooper
Director: Win Phelps
Songs: Jesse Borrego, Carlo Imperato, Nia Peeples, Carrie Hamilton -- Look and Learn, Michael Cerveris and Carlo Imperato -- Rock and Roll Will Stand

116 :06x04 - Judgement Day

Oct/27/1986
Leroy's commencement as a teacher has arrived, but he doesn't feel much like celebrating after being accused of giving lead roles to blacks over all the other students. Mr. Shorofsky and Ian knock heads over musical styles.
Guest Stars: Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie | Dick Miller as Lou Mackie | Michelle Whitney-Morrison as Debby | Lycia Naff as Susan
Director: Oz Scott
Songs: Bill Hufsey -- Hot Diggerty, Loretta Chandler -- Swingin' at the Cotton Club, (Unknown artist) -- Dance Your Cares Away, (Unknown artist) -- Noise of Art

117 :06x05 - All Talking, All Singing, All Dancing

Nov/03/1986
Jesse has a 1930's style play in which Mr. Dyrenforth decides the school will fund to win the $20,000 prize from the Kimble Foundation. But when the school board rejects to fund the play, Lou steps in to get the play produced. Meanwhile, the lead in the play, Nicole, comes down with laryngitis.
Guest Stars: Robert Romanus as Miltie Horowitz | Dick Miller as Lou Mackie
Director: Win Phelps
Songs: Elisa Heinsohn -- Forty-Second Street, Carrie Hamilton and Michael Cerveris -- It's Love I'm After, After All, Nia Peeples -- Someone to Watch Over Me

118 :06x06 - Hold That Baby

Nov/10/1986
Chris learns the good and bad of parenting when his siter leaves him with his nephew, Spike. Mr. Dyrenforth finds out just how important Mrs. Berg is when she leaves to attend her brother's anniversary for a day. Nicole, Dusty, Reggie, and Jullian find themselves arguing after forming their own band.
Guest Stars: Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie | Diana Barton (1) as Shelley Dumbrowski | Deborah Geffner as Eve | Russ Tamblyn as Russ, the Choreographer | Dick Miller as Mr. Lou Mackie | Robert Romanus as Miltie Horowitz | Randy Allaire as Randy
Director: Oz Scott
Songs: Carrie Hamilton,Nia Peeples,Loretta Chandler,Elisa Heinsohn -- East Of Eden, Carrie Hamilton,Nia Peeples,Loretta Chandler,Elisa Heinsohn -- Only Love Will Hold Fast

119 :06x07 - A Different Drummer

Nov/17/1986
Reggie gets herself in trouble with the law and with Mr. Dyrenforth, after trying to buck conventionalism and help the homeless. Elsewhere, when Dusty's father comes for a visit, Reverend Tyler decides that she should return home to Colorado because New York is too risque for her.
Guest Stars: L. Kenneth Richardson as The Policeman | Carolyn Mignini as Miss Elliot | Marilyn Chris as Sylvia | Albert Hall as Reverend Tyler
Director: Michael Switzer
Writer: Hollis Rich
Songs: Loretta Chandler -- Never Give Up On A Dream, The Isley Brothers -- Shout, Carrie Hamilton -- Think, Carrie Hamilton and Loretta Chandler -- We Have The Right

120 :06x08 - Mr. Wacky's World

Nov/24/1986
Danny, frustrated from the lack of acting work decides to start his own cable-access show. While searching where to go he enters the doors of the Mr. Wacky's World, and is offered the job of playing Mr. Noodles. Although he loves the work, Danny isn't thrilled of playing a stooge. When Jesse makes a friendly gesture, Dusty misinterprets it as romance.
Guest Stars: Oliver Givens as Oliver The Prop Man | Randy Bertish as The Boy Student | Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie | Dick Miller as Mr. Lou Mackie | Gerrit Graham as Mr. Wacky
Director: Win Phelps
Songs: Loretta Chandler -- Don't Turn Around, Carlo Imperato -- I'm Hip, Bill Hufsey -- Love of the Game, Gerrit Graham -- Two Drifters

121 :06x09 - All I Want for Christmas

Dec/08/1986
Tina comes back to visit her uncle Leroy, and he tries to add the Christmas spirit back inside her. But with Leroy's busy schedule, she loses the faith. Meanwhile, Mr. Shorofsky is hospitalized to remove his tonsils, leaving a pair of kids believing he is the real Santa Claus.
Guest Stars: Garette Henson as Youngster #1 | Carl Bressler as The Pick Pocket | Jaclyn-Rose Lester as The Older Youngster | Myrna White as The Nurse | Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie | John Ingle as The Man In Hospital Suite 2B | Tony Di Benedetto as Mr. Quimby | Dick Miller as Lou Mackie | Elden Henson as Matthew | Zach Bostrom as Timmy | Caryn Ward as Tina
Director: Alan Myerson
Songs: Loretta Chandler -- Born In Bethlehem, Gene Anthony Ray -- I Know The Way To Celebrate, Loretta Chandler -- Joy To The World, Jesse Borrego and Michael Cerveris -- Your Wife's Been Cheating On Us Again

122 :06x10 - Fame and Fortune

Dec/29/1986
Nicole gets the chance of a lifetime when she's offered a job as a back-up singer for her idol, Frannie Fortune. But she quickly learns that the business is a dog-eat-dog world. that he's lonely, Danny, Jesse, and Leroy try to bolster Mr. Dyrenforth's love life by posting pictures of him all over the city.
Guest Stars: Shaun Earl as Shaun | Randy Allaire as Randy | Patricia Lee Willson as Ellen | Frederic Tucker as The Recording Engineer | Jim Piddock as The Record Producer | Bonnie Sheridan as Frannie Fortune (as Bonnie Bramlett)
Songs: Debbie Allen, Jesse Borrego, Michael Cerveris,Carlo Imperato -- A Woman Needs a Man, Damaged -- Bonnie Bramlett and Nia Peeples, Bonnie Bramlett -- Find It In Your Mind, Nia Peeples and Bonnie Bramlett -- Mama, He's Treatin' Your Daughter Mean

123 :06x11 - Go Softly Into Morning

Jan/05/1987
Following a party, Miss Grant becomes frustrated when she learns Nicole and Danny missed an important rehearsal for an upcoming performance. Unknown to anyone was that Nicole and Danny were in a car accident with drunk driver Mickey Grath, killing Nicole. Everyone feels the loss of their friend, but Jesse becomes enraged and voes to kill Mickey.
Guest Stars: Jeanette O'Connor as Nurse | Lance Sloane as Randy | Laura Feder as The Ballerina | Randy Allaire as Vince | Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie | Phil Peters as Detective Murray | Will MacMillan as Kenneth Garth | Willard E. Pugh as Mike Lifton | Betty Karlen as Gina Amatullo | Dick Miller as Lou Mackie | Sean Gregory Sullivan as Mickey Garth
Director: Win Phelps
Songs: Michael Cerveris and Debbie Allen -- Private Eye, Carrie Hamilton -- See Your Face Again, (Unknown artist) -- Carnival of the Animals

124 :06x12 - Love Kittens Go to High School

Jan/26/1987
Movie director Jeff Stave's new film "Kittens Go to High School," is to be shot on the site of the School of the Arts. Jillian, working as a student assistant to Mr. Stave, falls for him but quickly learns why their love can never be. The lead actress of the film, Maxie Sharp, decides to stay behind and enroll at the school.
Guest Stars: Randy Allaire as Vince | Robert Neary as Football Player | Shaun Earl as Earl Derringer | Bill Kalmenson as Cameraman | Jim Doughan as Assistant Director | John Putch as Jeff Stave | Olivia Barash as Maxie
Director: Luis Soto
Songs: Olivia Barash -- First In Line, Elisa Heinsohn and Carrie Hamilton -- He Looks Like Romeo

125 :06x13 - The Crimson Blade

Feb/02/1987
Ms. Fleming will be replacing Mr. Dyrenforth while he is away for an appendectomy, and she quickly instills a doctrine prohibiting dancing and singing in the school hallways. Elsewhere, Miltie decides to do a good deed and takes up the persona of the Crimson Blade, performing feats of heroism.
Guest Stars: Richard Murphy as Student | Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie | Keith Mills as Dr. Korngold | Alison La Placa as Ms. Audrey Fleming | Darren Dalton (1) as Doug Logan | Olivia Barash as Maxie | Robert Romanus as Miltie Horowitz
Director: Debbie Allen
Songs: Olivia Barash -- Forever In Your Eyes, Loretta Chandler and Michael Cerveris -- Joyful Noise

126 :06x14 - Pros and Cons

Feb/09/1987
Lydia and her high school sweetheart have rekindled their romance, that is, until she discovers how he makes his money...as a stock swindler. Meanwhile, Ian becomes jealous of his father when he becomes friendly with the kids at the school.
Guest Stars: Dick Miller as Mr. Lou Mackie | Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie | Patrik Baldauff as Clifton Bauer | Michael Preston as Jack Ware | Grainger Hines as Elisa Sellers | Julius Carry as Billy Waters
Director: Michael Switzer
Songs: Michael Cerveris and Mike Preston -- Men About Town, Mike Preston -- What Ho, Mrs. Brisket

127 :06x15 - The Big Contract

Feb/16/1987
Duke, Lou's shifty brother, has come for a visit. After hearing Chris' singing voice, offers him a chance of recording an album. Mr. Seeger is asked to sit on the newspaper committee which includes listening to Maxie and Reggie's bickering.
Guest Stars: Teri Hafford as Attractive Woman | Larry Spinak as Duane Doberman | Lew Gallo as Rupert Ritzik | Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie | Gary Wood as Grover | Russell Johnson as Duke Mackie
Writer: Melinda Bell
Songs: Elisa Heinsohn, Jesse Borrego and Michael Cerveris -- Boys, Birds And Bees, Bill Hufsey -- I'll Find Love

128 :06x16 - Stradi-various

Feb/23/1987
The school becomes a magical location after Mr. Shorofsky receives a violin from Bavaria which he hadn't touched since 1947. He tells the students of the magic which is held inside the instrument and the legend which follows. Convinced of the story, the students clamor over who will possess the violin.
Guest Stars: Katie Rich as The Brunette | Al Pugliese as Pratt | Alan Abelew as Dugan | Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie | Morey Amsterdam as Morey / Rick | Tasia Valenza as Denise Hudson
Songs: Carlo Imperato -- Mack The Knife, (Unknown artist) -- Stradivarious

129 :06x17 - That Was the Weekend That Was

Mar/16/1987
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Guest Stars: Robert Donner as Exalted Muskrat | Trevor Henley as Patrick Becket | Martha Quinn as Linda Hayden | Lee Ving as Fred
Director: Michael Switzer
Songs: Jesse Borrego -- Loco, De Amor, Lee Ving -- The Night Rolls On

130 :06x18 - Ian's Girl

Mar/23/1987
A visit from Ian's ex-girlfriend has him feeling homesick and decides to head back to England, a move which she disapproves of. Meanwhile, Mr. Shorofsky has decided to enter Ian in a competition for classical guitarists, which he refuses to attend. Also, the gang helps Lou get ready for a campaign as the President of the Metropolitan Bowling Operators Association.
Guest Stars: Steve Cooper (2) as Nick | Sandor Black as Tony | Gregory Cooke as Will | Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie | Traci Lind as Joanna
Director: Win Phelps
Songs: Michael Cerveris -- After Dark, Loretta Chandler,Bill Hufsey,Carlo Imperato,Elisa Heinsohn -- Image, Michael Cerveris and Traci Lin -- No Feelings

131 :06x19 - Best Buddies

Mar/30/1987
Danny is excited to learn that his old friend id coming for a visit and has gotten a job with Lou. But Danny has trouble accepting the news that he is gay. Meanwhile, a local stereo store is issuing a challenge for a dance routine to appear in their TV ad, prompting a competition between Leroy and Ms. Grant with their choreography.
Guest Stars: Tom Bresnahan as Charlie | Wynn Irwin as Dippy Dave | Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie | Richard Bright as Al Stefano | Ivan Kane as Ron | Randy Allaire as Vince
Director: Jaime Rogers
Songs: Gene Anthony Ray and Debbie Allen -- Think Big, (Unknown artist) -- Dippy Dave Themes

132 :06x20 - The Lounge Singer Who Knew Too Much

Apr/20/1987
Chris gets caught up into international intrigue after Jillian sends some papers she was typing up for him to his home. Now he is being followed by a pair of men inside of an ice cream vehicle. Meanwhile, Reggie, Ian, and Dusty all participate in a student video contest, but find their subjects to be troublesome.
Guest Stars: Wayne Collins, Jr. (1) as Ice Cream Brat | Lisa Fuller as Rocket Cola Girl | Jillian Katz as Melissa | Beau Bishop as Messenger | Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie | Trevor Henley as Patrick Beckett | Nicholas Worth as Gallupo | Sam Ingraffia as Ostrin
Songs: Debbie Allen -- It Ain't Necessarily So, Debbie Allen -- The Man I Love, Bill Hufsey, Loretta Chandler and Olivia Barash -- When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)

133 :06x21 - Reggie and Rose

Apr/27/1987
Reggie helps her close friend Rose, join a summer stock company with her. But having been kicked out of English class, she gives up on both mediums.
Guest Stars: Carol Burnett as Rose | Denny Dillon as Corky, the Cashier | Randy Allaire as Vince | Lew Gallo as Andrew Rotter's
Songs: Carol Burnett -- 's Wonderful, Carol Burnett and Carrie Hamilton -- A Couple of Swells, Carol Burnett -- But Not For Me, Jesse Borrego -- The Way it is

134 :06x22 - Of Cabbages and Kings

May/04/1987
The National Cultural Center has chosen the School of the Arts as an organization which will be allowed to enter one item into the time capsule, but no one can decide on what the item will be. Miltie is given an ultimatum to pen an original song or fail, which leads him to plagiarize a 14th century ballad.
Guest Stars: George Milan as Frederick Rosen | Larry Moss as Foreign Man | Robert Romanus as Miltie Horowitz
Director: Debbie Allen
Songs: Olivia Barash -- Believe, Michael Cerveris -- Burn Down The Night, Robert Romanus -- Trust Me, (Unknown artist) -- The Ring Of Love

135 :06x23 - Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore

May/11/1987
Mrs. Berg is caught in a lie when her old lover comes for a visit after having said she was in charge of the whole school, causing the kids to pretend she is the acting principal. Elsewhere, Gordon and Reggie attempt to get Mr. Dyrenforth to accept a computer simulator which allows virtual animal dissections, instead of destroying an actual animal.
Guest Stars: Elizabeth Sharp as The Student | Lisa Hudson as Lisa | Marie Capitti as Marie | Glenn Casale as The Mailman | David Kock as Burns | Cam Clarke as Charlie | Patrick Gorman as Morris | Mary Kane (1) as Faye | Robert Romanus as Miltie Horowitz | Olivia Barash as Maxie | Diane Cary as Miss Maguire | Jan Rubeš as Lewis Jacubek | Greg Longstreet as Gordon Wilson | Carolyn J. Silas as Laura Mackie
Songs: Jesse Borrego -- Nightmoves, Cast -- You Can Really Do It

136 :06x24 - Baby, Remember My Name

May/18/1987
With alumni week in session, this would be a great time to make a video yearbook. Meanwhile, Miss Grant believes Leroy should play the lead of the school showcase, in which alumni and big time producer Michael Taftner turns down feeling that Leroy can't handle the part. Also, Chris lies about his success when asked to be the guest speaker, which causes him to butt heads with Mr. Seger.
Guest Stars: P.R. Paul as Montgomery MacNeil | Valerie Landsburg as Doris Schwartz | Albert Hague as Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky | Erica Gimpel as Coco Hernandez | Cynthia Gibb as Holly Laird | Russ Tamblyn as Michael Taftner | Olivia Barash as Maxie | Lee Curreri as Bruno Martelli | Carol Mayo Jenkins as Elizabeth Sherwood
Director: Debbie Allen
Songs: Cast -- Fame, (Unknown artist) -- Bird Jam, (Unknown artist) -- Legacy
Warning: Fame (1982) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Music
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: Syndicated ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 07, 1982
Ended: May 23, 1987
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