Bring Back 'Trying Times' on PBS sign now

We,the undersigned,ask that PBS bring back the show Trying Times that ran in 1986 and 1987. There were 12 episodes. The main reason to bring this series back is that it was exceptional. It was also the early work of many actors now well known. The list is at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190206/. These include Steven Wright, Candice Bergen, Terri Garr, Spalding Gray and Steven Wright to only name a few.
I have had a number of people ask me if I have particular episodes. It was never released on VHS or DVD. Releasing the complete set of episodes on DVD and PBS selling them is another viable alternative.
We specifically address this request to John Boland, Chief Content Officer, PBS. The fact that this request was started by another John Boland is purely coincidental. My interest in particular is the episode 'Bedtime Story' written by Spalding Gray and Renee Shafransky. As with all the episodes, the writing is hilarious and the episode outstanding.
Respectfully written by John Boland
Webmaster for the Estate of Spalding Gray
www.spaldinggray.com

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  • 15 December 2015100. Chris N
    I only got to see 1/2 of one episode featuring Catherine O'hara which had to be the funniest thing I've ever seen on TV & have been searching in vain to see the rest for over 20 years now. Country United States
  • 15 December 201599. Keith M
    I only saw one or two episodes, but loved the show. Why haven't they made this materials available to purchase? Country United States
  • 09 December 201598. Sharon S
    BRINT IT BACK HOME! Country United States
  • 11 July 201597. Shell B
    LOVED this series! Please bring it back! Thanks. Country USA
  • 09 May 201596. Jack D
    Christopher Durang's "The Visit", with Julie Hagerty, Jeff Daniels and Swoosie Kurtz, was just a fantastic episode in this series, not to mention a remarkable work for television. There were so many other good episodes as well. I'd love to have a DVD of t
  • 02 January 201595. Josh B
    I support this petition
  • 29 November 201494. Tom A
    Why not bring it back, if there is a demand for it's revival? Country USA
  • 26 November 201493. Colleen M
    I support this petition
  • 05 September 201492. Jake A
    I support this petition
  • 18 August 201491. Julie S
    it was a great program Country usa
  • 18 May 201490. John Pm
    spaulding is missed Country USA
  • 06 April 201489. Gary M
    I support this petition
  • 20 February 201488. John K
    Excellent comedies, still bring laughs after 20+ years, love to see them on DVD! Country USA
  • 19 January 201487. Anne Km
    please do this Country USA
  • 27 November 201386. Nancy M
    very important. The world needs smart Country usa
  • 09 September 201385. Kevin F
    Please release Country USA
  • 31 May 201384. Matthew K
    В Country В
  • 24 May 201383. Nancy C
    Spalding is one of the authentic geniuses of performance. Please bring back his show so that future generations of theatre artists can learn from it. Country US
  • 16 February 201382. Rhonda M
    Would be great programming for PBS Country USA
  • 26 December 201281. A Fw
    I recall Trying Times from the '80s - loved it! Country USA
  • 24 August 201280. Jeff N
    I support this petition
  • 07 June 201279. David H
    God Bless Public Broadcasting Country USA
  • 29 January 201278. Scott H
    Want to buy Trying Times DVDs very badly! Country USA
  • 16 December 201177. Tom C
    I support this petition
  • 15 December 201176. Dan C
    Please! Either on broadcast or DVD.
  • 01 June 201175. Robert S
    В Country В
  • 27 April 201174. Dana C
    I support this petition

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Lynne PittmanBy:
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John Boland, Chief Programmer, PBS

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