The Greatest American Hero

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William Katt, star of The Greatest American Hero at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2008

The Greatest American Hero is an American comedy-drama television series. It was shown for three seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC.[1] It was created by producer Stephen J. Cannell.[2] It premiered as a two-hour television pilot on March 18, 1981.[1] The series features William Katt as teacher Ralph Hinkley. It also starred Robert Culp as FBI agent Bill Maxwell, and Connie Sellecca as lawyer Pam Davidson.[1]

The series chronicles Ralph's adventures after a group of aliens gives him a red suit that gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately for Ralph he loses the instruction booklet, and thus has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "The Greatest American Hero". The New York Times.
  2. Cynthia Littleton. "Believe It or Not: 'The Greatest American Hero' Joins TV's Parade of Remakes". Variety. Retrieved 10 February 2016.