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Against the Odds
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Created by Cy Schneider
Starring Bill Bixby
Virginia Capers
Peter Brooks
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Bob Klein
Bruce Littlejohn
Producer(s) Marcus Keys
Original network Nickelodeon
Original release July 4, 1982 (1982-07-04) – 1984 (1984)

Against the Odds is an American documentary television series targeted to children and adolescents, that was produced and originally broadcast by Nickelodeon from 1982 through 1984. The series, hosted by Bill Bixby and narrated by Philip Proctor, profiled inspirational stories of people throughout history.

Geraldine Laybourne, then-program manager and later president of Nickelodeon, noted that her young son described the show as "a series of little tragedies" that famous people overcame on their journey to what made them so well known.

The series is unrelated to the US military battlefield history series of the same name that was originally broadcast on the American Heroes Channel from 2014 through 2016.


Against the Odds profiled several notable historical figures including:

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