The mini series just got uploaded to youtube the other day. The success of that mini series led to a short lived prime rime soap on NBC in early 1983. Like all attempts at NBC, the show tanked either due to bad time slot, recasting of key parts, or how the show proceeded from the mini series to series. From what Genie Francis said, she didnt think the show handled her character well since her character had gotten everything she worked for including her love interest by the end of the mini series. Based on reading episode guides, even watching old episodes years ago that someone had uploaded on youtube. It appears that the show picks up after the mini series concludes..and promptly has the lead character Tyger become a widow in the 1st episode thus having her fight for her place in the company while her late husbands family bands against her. In a way, the show opts to go with the premise that Dallad originally was planning for Pam (losing her husband at the start of the series/marriage and having to battle his family). Based on what i recall....Dallas changed their mind because it sidnt make sense for Pam to stay around to fight the family so early in her marriage to Bobby without any ties like a child. As we see with Bare Essence, we see that this plotline wouldnt have worked. It makes me wonder if perhaps It would have been better to make the tv series start with Tyger coming into the lives of the Marshalls....a reboot of sorts of the mini series.