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School teacher Ralph Hinkley is on a field trip in the desert with his special education class when the bus breaks down. Walking through the desert to get help, he encounters FBI Agent Bill Maxwell just as an alien spacecraft appears overhead. The aliens tell them they have been selected to help save humanity and give Ralph a suit which gives him super powers.

Season One: 9 episodes
1/26788Mar 18/81The Greatest American Hero (two hours)
39601Mar 25/81The Hit Car
49602Apr 01/81Here's Looking at You, Kid
59603Apr 08/81Saturday on Sunset Boulevard
69606Apr 15/81Reseda Rose
79607Apr 29/81My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
89605May 06/81Fire Man
99610May 13/81The Best Desk Scenario

Season Two: 22 episodes
1096202Oct 28/81The Two-Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Fastball
1196201Nov 11/81Operation: Spoilsport
1296204Nov 18/81Don't Mess Around With Jim
1396206Nov 25/81Hog Wild
1496208Dec 02/81Classical Gas
1596203Dec 09/81The Beast in the Black
1696211Dec 16/81The Lost Diablo
1796207Jan 06/82Plague
1896213Jan 13/82Train of Thought
1996210Jan 20/82Now You See It
2096215Jan 27/82The Hand-Painted Thai
2196217Feb 03/82Just Another Three-Ring Circus
2296220Feb 10/82The Shock Will Kill You
2396205Feb 17/82A Chicken in Every Plot
2496219Feb 24/82The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
2596218Mar 03/82It's All Down Hill From Here
2696221Mar 17/82Dreams
2796223Mar 24/82There's Just No Accounting...
2896222Mar 31/82The Good Samaritan
2996224Apr 07/82Captain Bellybuster and the Speed Factory
3096225Apr 14/82Who's Woo in America
3196214Apr 28/82Lilacs, Mr. Maxwell

Season Three: 13 episodes
329303Oct 29/82Divorce Venusian Style
339301Nov 05/82The Price is Right
349308Nov 12/82This is the One the Suit Was Meant For
359309Nov 19/82The Newlywed Game
369305Nov 27/82The Resurrection of Carlini
379307Jan 13/83Heaven is in Your Genes
389304Jan 20/83Live at Eleven
399311Jan 27/83Space Ranger
409302Feb 03/83Thirty Seconds Over Little Tokyo
419306 unairedWizards and Warlocks
429312 unairedIt's Only Rock 'n Roll
439310 unairedDesperado
449313 unairedVanity, Says the Preacher
unairedThe Greatest American Heroine (pilot for spinoff)
The Greatest American Hero
Genre: comedy, fantasy
Show Type: live action, color
Runtime Format: one hour
Current Status: ended
Number of Seasons: 3
Number of Episodes: 44
Broadcast Run: 1981 - 1983
Starring: William Katt
Robert Culp
Connie Sellecca
Michael Paré (season 2)
Faye Grant (season 2)
Created By: Stephen J. Cannell
Broadcast Network: ABC
Production Company: Stephen J. Cannell Productions
Country of Origin: United States
IMDb: The Greatest American Hero