Bobby Jo and the Big Apple Good Time Band

What was Season Hubley's first acting job? It was playing the title character in a half-hour pilot for a proposed series called Bobby Jo and the Big Apple Good Time Band in 1972. Apparently, she had accompanied a friend to an audition for the pilot and producer Paul Junger Witt handpicked her to be the star. Bobby Jo and the Big Apple Good Time Band didn't end up being made into a series, but the association with its production company, Screen Gems, did get Season Hubley a guest role on The Partridge Family later that year. 





Here are some brief newspaper clippings discussing the project. You'll notice that even in a review of her very first gig, Season Hubley is singled out as being "destined for stardom."







The clipping below describes just how close the Bobby Jo... project got to actually becoming a series. Apparently, there was rumor of a recasting...with the exception of Season Hubley, of course!



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