Lear still liked the idea of a member of a minority group in Congress, and it evolved into the pilot , with replacing Arthur as the lead character.
The for Maude were high, in particular, during the first seasons of the program during the heyday of topical sitcoms, which its presence helped to create , when it was regularly one of the top-ten highest-rated American television programs in any given week.
Maud hears the shots fired, and beholding her brother slightly wounded sends Cecil, in anger, away.
Premiering in the summer of 1979, the show did not find an audience and ended shortly after it began.
Arthur Harmon The Findlays' next-door neighbors are Dr.
Lear went back to work on the project and it was eventually reworked into , with returning to play a former professional football player turned university president.