Burt Sugarman and Network Entertainment will be creating a documentary about the classic 1970s-early-1980s musical variety TV series ‘The Midnight Special’. The series ran for 450 episodes between 1972 and 1981.
‘The Midnight Special’ often featured guest hosts, with Helen Reddy serving as regular host for parts of 1975-1976 and Wolfman Jack as an announcer and sometimes host. It featured some of the biggest acts of all time, including James Brown, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, and the Bee Gees, among many more.
The doc will be produced by Sugarman and Mary Hart, along with Network’s Derik Murray, Frank Anderson, Paul Gertz, and Brian Gersh. The producers will have full access to archives for the series, and the doc will include original footage and music alongside artist interviews.
Network Entertainment has had significant success in entertainment documentaries, including “Facing Ali,” “Johnny Cash: American Rebel”, and “I Am Heath Ledger”.