Co-Ed Fever was one of three 1979 "frat house" sitcoms that tried to cash in on the popularity of Animal House. The setting was Baxter College, an old-line institute for women which had just started admitting men.
A One-Episode Wonder, its only broadcast was a "special preview" on CBS on February 4, 1979.
This show provides examples of:
- Anything That Moves: Most of the "action" would've centered on Casanova Wannabe male students looking to hook up with their female classmates, who themselves (with one notable exception) are looking to attract their male classmates' attention. The pilot episode set up a Love Dodecahedron between several members of the main cast, from which hilarity was intended to ensue.
- Short-Runner: Six episodes were taped, only one ever aired.
- Standardized Sitcom Housing: The set looked more like a house than an institutional dorm. Interestingly, the set was reused for another sitcom set in another all-female school's dormitory: The Facts of Life.