The New People TV show was a 45 minute drama series on ABC about a group of about 40 idealistic U.S. college students whose plane crashed on a deserted island. They decided to build a new society there that would not make the same mistakes of their parents' generation. They soon found, however, that when you're the ones in charge, events often lead to not so idealistic results!
The New People CastTiffany Bolling .......... Susan Bradley
Zooey Hall ............... Bob Lee
Jill Jaress .............. Ginny Loomis
Dennis Olivieri .......... Stanley Gabriel
David Moses .............. Gene Washington
Peter Ratray ............. George Potter
The New People Trivia
The deserted island where "The New People" crashed was a U.S. atomic testing site that, luckily, had never been used. The island's name was "Bomano". Since the site had been developed by the U.S. government, it had food, weapons, buildings, and other supplies that "The New People" could use.
If you watch the second episode of the series, "Charlie's Angels" titled, "The Mexican Connection", you'll see that the film of the New People's plane crashing was re-used on that episode!
In addition to his many other acting credits, Peter Ratray who portrayed George Potter on The New People went on to starring roles on three soap operas! They were "Another World", "Search for Tomorrow", and "Ryan's Hope".
The New People Theme Song Lyrics
Composed By: "Earle Hagen"
Performed By: "The First Edition"The New People
Started out alone
Far away from home and friends.
They're young people
What kind of world will they create?
The New People
Episodes List With Original Air Dates
The First Season
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