Video: Battling Back From No. 3

An underdog once more, ABC tries to regain its winning touch

ABC's popular nighttime soap opera, Dynasty, ended last week's episode with typical edge-of-the-seat melodrama. In a scuffle aboard a private plane, Blake Carrington and Daniel Reece (John Forsythe and Rock Hudson) accidentally knocked the pilot unconscious, sending their craft hurtling toward the ; mountains below. Their fate, in the manner of TV cliffhangers, rested in the hands of the network.

And vice versa. After years of churning out hits, ABC now finds its prime- time fortunes largely dependent on just one show, the long-running, top- rated saga of the Carrington clan. In addition to Dynasty, ABC has only one other prime-time...

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