Their cheery personalities and malleability led NBC president Fred Silverman to offer them a variety series in the spring of 1980; sadly, it proved to be one of the biggest missteps in TV history. Mie and Kei's limited English (they performed largely phonetically), combined with ethnically insensitive humor, hackneyed and outdated monologues from co-host Jeff Altman, and ill-conceived medleys of disco hits and show tunes all conspired to make Pink Lady (the show) an utterly embarrassing flop, one mercifully canceled after a mere month.
Departing the States soon afterward, the girls gamely soldiered on back in Japan, but did not recapture their previous success and parted ways in 1981. Their torch was carried on, however, in subsequent years by several fan sites and a tribute band called Pink Lady X. Late 2001 saw the prospects of a mini-resurgence, as Rhino Records reissued the Pink Lady TV series on DVD, spawning a new generation of curious pop culture vultures. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide