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23rd Feb '15 12:47:40 AM jormis29
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Long-running SoapOpera, which premiered in 1951. The first truly successful SoapOpera on television, the show ran until 1982 on Creator/{{CBS}}, at which point it moved to Creator/{{NBC}} until its demise in 1986.

Set in the midwestern town of Henderson, ''Search'' (as it was often referred) focused on the trials and tribulations of Joanne "Jo" Gardner (Barron Tate Vincente Tourneur after many marriages), played for the entire 35 year run by Mary Stuart.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: In the later years, the show introduced an Irish family who owned an Irish bar... like the Ryans on ''RyansHope''. ''Search'' even went so far as to hire Malachy [=McCourt=], who played Kevin the bartender on ''RyansHope'', to play the bartender of the [=McCleary=]'s bar.
* FinaleCredits: The final episode used a CreditsMedley, with all of the contract cast waving goodbye to the camera, closed out by Mary Stuart ThankingTheViewer for 35 "wonderful years", all set to a Lou Rawls rendition of ''We'll Be Together Again''.
* LiveEpisode: Like most soaps in its day, ''Search'' was presented live from its premiere until 1967.
** When the master and backup tape were lost for an episode in 1983, the show was presented live for the first time since the transition to tape. {{Conspiracy Theorist}}s suspected Creator/{{NBC}} intentionally lost the tape (or lied) to bolster the flagging ratings, especially given the similarity of this situation to the movie ''Film/{{Tootsie}}''.
* LongRunner: ''Search'' ran for 35 years; at the time of its cancellation in 1986, it was the longest-running dramatic show in {{television}} history (though it ceded that title to ''GuidingLight'', which premiered 9 months later in 1952, after its cancellation).
* RatingsStunt: In a last-ditch effort to increase ratings, the show introduced a storyline in which a massive flood destroyed the town of Henderson. The show was canned 10 months later.
* RichBitch: Stephanie Wilkins, Jo's enemy from the 1970s on.
* TitleDrop: In the GrandFinale, when asked what she's searching for, Jo replies "Tomorrow, and I can't wait."
* YoungerAndHipper: Arguably, what happened to the show in the final years, as two new families were introduced (the Kendalls and the [=McClearys=]), with the focus of the show moving onto the three young [=McCleary=] sons.
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Long-running SoapOpera, which premiered in 1951. The first truly successful SoapOpera on television, the show ran until 1982 on Creator/{{CBS}}, at which point it moved to Creator/{{NBC}} until its demise in 1986.

Set in the midwestern town of Henderson, ''Search'' (as it was often referred) focused on the trials and tribulations of Joanne "Jo" Gardner (Barron Tate Vincente Tourneur after many marriages), played for the entire 35 year run by Mary Stuart.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: In the later years, the show introduced an Irish family who owned an Irish bar... like the Ryans on ''RyansHope''. ''Search'' even went so far as to hire Malachy [=McCourt=], who played Kevin the bartender on ''RyansHope'', to play the bartender of the [=McCleary=]'s bar.
* FinaleCredits: The final episode used a CreditsMedley, with all of the contract cast waving goodbye to the camera, closed out by Mary Stuart ThankingTheViewer for 35 "wonderful years", all set to a Lou Rawls rendition of ''We'll Be Together Again''.
* LiveEpisode: Like most soaps in its day, ''Search'' was presented live from its premiere until 1967.
** When the master and backup tape were lost for an episode in 1983, the show was presented live for the first time since the transition to tape. {{Conspiracy Theorist}}s suspected Creator/{{NBC}} intentionally lost the tape (or lied) to bolster the flagging ratings, especially given the similarity of this situation to the movie ''Film/{{Tootsie}}''.
* LongRunner: ''Search'' ran for 35 years; at the time of its cancellation in 1986, it was the longest-running dramatic show in {{television}} history (though it ceded that title to ''GuidingLight'', which premiered 9 months later in 1952, after its cancellation).
* RatingsStunt: In a last-ditch effort to increase ratings, the show introduced a storyline in which a massive flood destroyed the town of Henderson. The show was canned 10 months later.
* RichBitch: Stephanie Wilkins, Jo's enemy from the 1970s on.
* TitleDrop: In the GrandFinale, when asked what she's searching for, Jo replies "Tomorrow, and I can't wait."
* YoungerAndHipper: Arguably, what happened to the show in the final years, as two new families were introduced (the Kendalls and the [=McClearys=]), with the focus of the show moving onto the three young [=McCleary=] sons.
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21st Feb '15 11:10:37 PM tenryufan
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* ChannelHop: Moved from Creator/{{CBS}} to Creator/{{NBC}} after the former network cancelled the show in 1982. ''Search'' was only the second (of three) soaps to change networks; ''Series/TheEdgeOfNight'', a sister show (both shows were produced by Proctor and Gamble Productions) was the first.
* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: When Melba Rae (Marge Bergman) died in 1971, her character died as well rather than being recast.



* MissingEpisode: Almost the entirety of the CBS run seems to be lost, although random episodes exist as kinescopes or home recordings.
26th Aug '13 4:32:57 PM MarkLungo
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* ChannelHop: Moved from Creator/{{CBS}} to Creator/{{NBC}} after the former network cancelled the show in 1982. ''Search'' was only the second (of three) soaps to change networks; TheEdgeOfNight, a sister show (both shows were produced by Proctor and Gamble Productions) was the first.

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* ChannelHop: Moved from Creator/{{CBS}} to Creator/{{NBC}} after the former network cancelled the show in 1982. ''Search'' was only the second (of three) soaps to change networks; TheEdgeOfNight, ''Series/TheEdgeOfNight'', a sister show (both shows were produced by Proctor and Gamble Productions) was the first.
31st Jul '13 7:00:29 PM WarioBarker
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Long-running SoapOpera, which premiered in 1951. The first truly successful SoapOpera on television, the show ran from 1951-1982 on Creator/{{CBS}} and from 1982-1986 on Creator/{{NBC}}.

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Long-running SoapOpera, which premiered in 1951. The first truly successful SoapOpera on television, the show ran from 1951-1982 until 1982 on Creator/{{CBS}} and from 1982-1986 on Creator/{{NBC}}.
Creator/{{CBS}}, at which point it moved to Creator/{{NBC}} until its demise in 1986.









* FinaleCredits: The final episode used a CreditsMedley, with all of the contract cast waving goodbye to the camera, closed out by Mary Stuart ThankingTheViewer for 35 "..wonderful years", all set to a Lou Rawls rendition of ''We'll Be Together Again''
* LiveEpisode: Like most Soap Operas in its day, ''Search'' was presented live from its premiere until 1967.
** When the master and back-up tape were lost for an episode in 1983, the show was presented live for the first time since the transition to tape. {{Conspiracy Theorist}}s suspected Creator/{{NBC}} intentionally lost the tape (or lied) to bolster the flagging ratings, especially given the similarity of this situation to the movie ''Film/{{Tootsie}}''.
* LongRunner: ''Search'' ran for 35 years; at the time of its cancellation in 1986, it was the longest-running dramatic show in {{television}} history (though it ceded that title to GuidingLight, which premiered 9 months later in 1952, after its cancellation).
* MissingEpisode: Almost the entirety of the show seems to be lost, except for the Creator/{{NBC}} years. Random episodes from the Creator/{{CBS}} run exist as kinescopes or home recordings, though.
* RatingsStunt: In a last-ditch effort to increase ratings, the show introduced a storyline in which a massive flood destroyed the town of Henderson. The show was cancelled 10 months later....

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* FinaleCredits: The final episode used a CreditsMedley, with all of the contract cast waving goodbye to the camera, closed out by Mary Stuart ThankingTheViewer for 35 "..wonderful "wonderful years", all set to a Lou Rawls rendition of ''We'll Be Together Again''
Again''.
* LiveEpisode: Like most Soap Operas soaps in its day, ''Search'' was presented live from its premiere until 1967.
** When the master and back-up backup tape were lost for an episode in 1983, the show was presented live for the first time since the transition to tape. {{Conspiracy Theorist}}s suspected Creator/{{NBC}} intentionally lost the tape (or lied) to bolster the flagging ratings, especially given the similarity of this situation to the movie ''Film/{{Tootsie}}''.
* LongRunner: ''Search'' ran for 35 years; at the time of its cancellation in 1986, it was the longest-running dramatic show in {{television}} history (though it ceded that title to GuidingLight, ''GuidingLight'', which premiered 9 months later in 1952, after its cancellation).
* MissingEpisode: Almost the entirety of the show CBS run seems to be lost, except for the Creator/{{NBC}} years. Random although random episodes from the Creator/{{CBS}} run exist as kinescopes or home recordings, though.
recordings.
* RatingsStunt: In a last-ditch effort to increase ratings, the show introduced a storyline in which a massive flood destroyed the town of Henderson. The show was cancelled canned 10 months later....later.



* TitleDrop: In the last episode, when asked what she is searching for, Jo replies "Tomorrow, and I can't wait"
* YoungerAndHipper: Arguably, what happend to the show in the final years, as two new families were introduced (the Kendalls and the McClearys), with the focus of the show moving onto the three young McCleary sons.

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* TitleDrop: In the last episode, GrandFinale, when asked what she is she's searching for, Jo replies "Tomorrow, and I can't wait"
wait."
* YoungerAndHipper: Arguably, what happend happened to the show in the final years, as two new families were introduced (the Kendalls and the McClearys), [=McClearys=]), with the focus of the show moving onto the three young McCleary sons.[=McCleary=] sons.
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10th Sep '12 5:56:25 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* LiveEpisode: Like most SoapOperas in its day, ''Search'' was presented live from its premiere until 1967.

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* LiveEpisode: Like most SoapOperas Soap Operas in its day, ''Search'' was presented live from its premiere until 1967.
10th Sep '12 4:40:24 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: In the later years, the show introduced an Irish family who owned an Irish bar...like the Ryans on RyansHope. ''Search'' even went so far as to hire Malachy McCourt, who played Kevin the bartender on RyansHope, to play the bartender of the McCleary's bar.

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: In the later years, the show introduced an Irish family who owned an Irish bar... like the Ryans on RyansHope. ''RyansHope''. ''Search'' even went so far as to hire Malachy McCourt, [=McCourt=], who played Kevin the bartender on RyansHope, ''RyansHope'', to play the bartender of the McCleary's [=McCleary=]'s bar.



** When the master and back-up tape were lost for an episode in 1983, the show was presented live for the first time since the transition to tape. ConspiracyTheorists suspected Creator/{{NBC}} intentionally lost the tape (or lied) to bolster the flagging ratings, especially given the similarity of this situation to the movie {{Tootsie}}.

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** When the master and back-up tape were lost for an episode in 1983, the show was presented live for the first time since the transition to tape. ConspiracyTheorists {{Conspiracy Theorist}}s suspected Creator/{{NBC}} intentionally lost the tape (or lied) to bolster the flagging ratings, especially given the similarity of this situation to the movie {{Tootsie}}.''Film/{{Tootsie}}''.



* TheOtherDarrin: Like most soaps, many characters were recast over the years.
** Averted, though, in the case of the two long-running characters - Jo was played for the entire run by Mary Stuart, and Stu Bergman was played by Larry Haynes until the end.
25th Aug '12 4:47:58 AM FELH2
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Long-running {{Soap Opera}}, which premiered in 1951. The first truly successful {{soap opera}} on television, the show ran from 1951-1982 on {{CBS}} and from 1982-1986 on {{NBC}}.

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Long-running {{Soap Opera}}, SoapOpera, which premiered in 1951. The first truly successful {{soap opera}} SoapOpera on television, the show ran from 1951-1982 on {{CBS}} Creator/{{CBS}} and from 1982-1986 on {{NBC}}.
Creator/{{NBC}}.



* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: In the later years, the show introduced an Irish family who owned an Irish bar...like the Ryans on {{Ryans Hope}}. ''Search'' even went so far as to hire Malachy McCourt, who played Kevin the bartender on {{Ryans Hope}}, to play the bartender of the McCleary's bar.
* ChannelHop: Moved from {{CBS}} to {{NBC}} after the former network cancelled the show in 1982. ''Search'' was only the second (of three) soaps to change networks; {{The Edge of Night}}, a sister show (both shows were produced by Proctor and Gamble Productions) was the first.

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: In the later years, the show introduced an Irish family who owned an Irish bar...like the Ryans on {{Ryans Hope}}. RyansHope. ''Search'' even went so far as to hire Malachy McCourt, who played Kevin the bartender on {{Ryans Hope}}, RyansHope, to play the bartender of the McCleary's bar.
bar.
* ChannelHop: Moved from {{CBS}} Creator/{{CBS}} to {{NBC}} Creator/{{NBC}} after the former network cancelled the show in 1982. ''Search'' was only the second (of three) soaps to change networks; {{The Edge of Night}}, TheEdgeOfNight, a sister show (both shows were produced by Proctor and Gamble Productions) was the first.



* FinaleCredits: The final episode used a {{credits medley}}, with all of the contract cast waving goodbye to the camera, closed out by Mary Stuart {{thanking the viewer}} for 35 "..wonderful years", all set to a Lou Rawls rendition of ''We'll Be Together Again''
* LiveEpisode: Like most {{soap operas}} in its day, ''Search'' was presented live from its premiere until 1967.
** When the master and back-up tape were lost for an episode in 1983, the show was presented live for the first time since the transition to tape. {{Conspiracy Theorists}} suspected {{NBC}} intentionally lost the tape (or lied) to bolster the flagging ratings, especially given the similarity of this situation to the movie {{Tootsie}}.
* LongRunner: ''Search'' ran for 35 years; at the time of its cancellation in 1986, it was the longest-running dramatic show in {{television}} history (though it ceded that title to {{Guiding Light}}, which premiered 9 months later in 1952, after its cancellation).
* MissingEpisode: Almost the entirety of the show seems to be lost, except for the {{NBC}} years. Random episodes from the {{CBS}} run exist as kinescopes or home recordings, though.
* TheOtherDarrin: Like most soaps, many characters were recast over the years.

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* FinaleCredits: The final episode used a {{credits medley}}, CreditsMedley, with all of the contract cast waving goodbye to the camera, closed out by Mary Stuart {{thanking the viewer}} ThankingTheViewer for 35 "..wonderful years", all set to a Lou Rawls rendition of ''We'll Be Together Again''
* LiveEpisode: Like most {{soap operas}} SoapOperas in its day, ''Search'' was presented live from its premiere until 1967.
** When the master and back-up tape were lost for an episode in 1983, the show was presented live for the first time since the transition to tape. {{Conspiracy Theorists}} ConspiracyTheorists suspected {{NBC}} Creator/{{NBC}} intentionally lost the tape (or lied) to bolster the flagging ratings, especially given the similarity of this situation to the movie {{Tootsie}}.
* LongRunner: ''Search'' ran for 35 years; at the time of its cancellation in 1986, it was the longest-running dramatic show in {{television}} history (though it ceded that title to {{Guiding Light}}, GuidingLight, which premiered 9 months later in 1952, after its cancellation).
* MissingEpisode: Almost the entirety of the show seems to be lost, except for the {{NBC}} Creator/{{NBC}} years. Random episodes from the {{CBS}} Creator/{{CBS}} run exist as kinescopes or home recordings, though.
* TheOtherDarrin: Like most soaps, many characters were recast over the years.
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