Video: Fred Finally Comes A-Cropper

Last-place NBC derails Silverman and hires Grant Tinker

SUPERTRAIN (NBC, daily, 7 a.m.-2 a.m.) Last show of the series. The Supertrain is commandeered by Freddie, a brilliant but unstable technician who rearranges the schedule, fires the porters, loses most of his passengers and nearly derails the crack RCA Express. Freddie: Fred Silverman. Executive discretion is advised.

It ran for 19 years on three different networks. It won high ratings for CBS and ABC, and a higher profile for its star. It provided thrills, laughter and tears. But last week, after a chaotic three-year run on...

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