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    Smart Guy

    Smart Guy

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    The WB (ended 1999)
    T.J. Henderson (Tahj Mowry) is a high school sophmore. He isn't just a regular one though. He is a ten-year old tenth grader! After being promoted to high school, T.J. deals with the usual problems of fitting in as a genius, while being a little kid in a big school. He can figure anything out, and homeworks a sinch. Well, one thing he can't figure out is what's wrong with his brother? Marcus (Jason Weaver) is in the same grade as T.J., which only embarrasses him. Especially since T.J. always rubs in his genius factor. Marcus also deals with problems, such as finding a steady date, and doing homework ... make that getting T.J. to do his homework. There's also Marcus' goofy friend Mo. Mo (Omar Gooding, "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper", "Zoe") always seems to be annoying T.J.'s dad Floyd (John Marshall Jones, "John Doe"), with his goofy, and pointless ideas. Floyd himself deals with troubles. He owns his own business, always putting in hard work in at work, as well as at home! After his wife died, Floyd was left to raise all three of his kids on his own. So with work, and homelife, where's the time for dating? Luckily for him, there is his daughter Yvette (Essence Atkins, "Half and Half"). She always keeps the rest of the family grounded, while also being a fighter for equal rights. Runner of the school paper, and top notch student, she does it all. In the life of a smart guy like T.J., there are many ups and downs, but as a close-nit family, they are always there for each other. Theme Song Lyrics for Season 1-2 A slice of life is T.J. Henderson, super intelligent, a fine young gentleman, a ten year old whiz kid bussin high school, a penacious little shorty with a thousand IQ. He's got a way with the ladies, and he's keepin it real, your favorite little study buddy, he knows the deal. Dad says just a kid, on the ball, very clever, you could say that he's bright, brainy, gifted, whatever. (Mo's Voice)Yo brother is smaaaart! He's a smart guy, du du, du da du du du smart guy, du du, du da du, smart guy, du da du du du, he's a smart guy, du du, du da du du du.moreless
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    Gummi Bears

    Gummi Bears

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    NBC (ended 1990)
    Long ago, there was a thriving civilization of small humanoid bears called Gummi Bears. Possessing powerful magic and advanced technology, this race coexisted with humans until the growing rivalry forced the Gummis to flee across the sea, leaving only a small caretaker colony to prepare for a possible return. However, generations passed and the colony forgot their purpose even as human knowledge of the race faded into mere legend. All that changes when the colony meets a boy with a Gummi Bear medallion which unlocks the Great Book of Gummi which reveals lost knowledge of their past. Now the colony has dedicated themselves to the new goal to rediscover their heritage with the help of a few trusted humans while preventing new enemies like Duke Igthorn from exploiting that heritage to their own ends. Gummi Bears was part of what many consider Disney's "Golden Age" what that actually means is that is was when Disney had quality writers, characters, theme songs ect ect. Some other shows that were part of this time were The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Talespin, Ducktales, and Darkwing Duck The Gummi Bears had many secrets. All were built by the Ancient Gummis and a few by the present Gummis. Some of their many inventions and creations were Gummiberry Juice, Great Book of Gummi, Gummi Medallion, Quick Tunnels, Quick Cars, Mole Machine, Magical Gummi Statue, Ursalia Aqueduct, Long Range Quick Cars, Gumarine, Air Ship, Ursalia Horn, Gummi Scope, Wind Turbines, Great Quilt, Black Knight, Flying Machine, Gummi Dummy, The Oracle, Gummi Necklace, Changing Hat, and much much more! Disney is now releasing the animated programs to DVD with the first being Gargoyles (Last December) and then on November, 8, 2005 Disney will release a 3 DVD boxset of Duckales and Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers. Rumor is Gummi Bears will be paired up with a DVD box set of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Both sets will have a suggested retail price will be $34.99, so knock 30% off that at the register.moreless
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    Charles in Charge

    Charles in Charge

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    (ended 1990)
    This sitcom blasted onto TV sets in 1984 on CBS, and it and ABC's "Who's the Boss?" - starring Tony Danza - both seemed similar, except for one thing: Charles in Charge left the air the next year. It starred Scott Baio ("Happy Days") and Willie Aames ("Eight is Enough").

    In 1987, the show returned to airwaves, except with a replacement family, the Powells. With stars like Nicole Eggert ("Baywatch") and Ellen Travolta ("Happy Days"), John Travolta's sister, who played star Chachi's (Scott Baio) mother in "Happy Days" and now in "Charles in Charge."moreless
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    All Creatures Great and Small

    All Creatures Great and Small

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    BBC (ended 1990)
    This is a British comedy / drama that revolves around a veterinary practice owned by two brothers. A third vet comes to the practice and frequently finds himself caught up in the feuds between the brothers.moreless
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    Sports Night

    Sports Night

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    ABC (ended 2000)
    Sports Night ran nearly two full seasons on the ABC network in the United States during the '98-99 and '99-00 seasons. Created by Emmy Award winning writer/director, Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, The American President), this was his first venture into television. Smart, fast-paced, witty and featuring a fine ensemble cast, Sports Night struggled in the ratings from the start, particularly during its second season, when it was routinely pre-empted and moved from night to night. Art imitated life imitating art, as the show-within-a-show took on a consultant (William H. Macy, in his first TV role since his stint on ER), hired to "tweak" the ratings. The show-within-a-show continued to falter, amidst rumors of the imminent sale of its network and the subsequent gutting of its staff. Upon its cancellation, several networks, most notably HBO, came to Sorkin for a possible move to the respected network, but nothing was ever solidified. Sports Night gained additional exposure through a subsequent syndication on Comedy Central.


    Awards:
    2001 Image Awards
    Nominated – Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series; Robert Guillaume

    2001 Satellite Awards
    Nominated – Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical; Robert Guillaume

    2000 Emmy Awards
    Winner – Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series; Peter Smokler ("The Cut Man Cometh")
    Nominated – Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series; Bonnie Zane and Paula Rosenberg
    Nominated – Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series; Thomas Schlamme ("Quo Vadimus")
    Nominated – Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series; Janet Ashikaga ("The Cut Man Cometh")
    Nominated – Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series; William H. Macy

    2000 Golden Globe Awards
    Nominated – Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series, Comedy/Musical; Felicity Huffman

    2000 PGA Awards (Producers Guild of America)
    Nominated – Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television; Aaron Sorkin, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Tony Krantz, Thomas Schlamme, Rob Scheidlinger

    2000 DGA Awards (Directors Guild of America)
    Won – Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series; Thomas Schlamme ("Small Town")

    2000 Eddie Award (American Cinema Editors)
    Nominated – Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television; Janet Ashikaga ("Small Town")

    2000 SAG Awards (Screen Actors Guild)
    Nominated – Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series; Josh Charles, Robert Guillaume, Felicity Huffman, Peter Krause, Sabrina Lloyd, Joshua Malina

    2000 Artios (Casting Society of America)
    Nominated – Best Casting for TV, Comedy Episodic; Bonnie Zane, Paula Rosenberg

    2000 Image Awards
    Nominated – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series; Robert Guillaume

    1999 Emmy Awards
    Won – Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series; Thomas Schlamme (pilot)
    Won – Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series; Janet Ashikaga ("Small Town")
    Nominated – Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series; Aaron Sorkin ("The Apology")

    1999 DGA Award (Directors Guild of America)
    Won – Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series; Thomas Schlamme (pilot)

    1999 Art Directors Guild
    Nominated – Excellence in Production Design Award, Television Series; Thomas Azzari

    1999 Artios (Casting Society of America)
    Nominated - Best Casting for TV, Comedy Episodic; Bonnie Zane and Paula Rosenberg
    Nominated – Best Casting for TV, Comedy Pilot; Bonnie Zane and Paula Rosenberg

    1999 TCA Award (Television Critics Association)
    Won – Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
    Nominated – New Program of the Year
    Nominated – Program of the Year

    1999 Humanitas Prize
    Won – 30 Minute Category; Aaron Sorkin, Matt Tarses, David Walpert, Bill Wrubel ("The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee")
    Nominated – 30 Minute Category; Bill Wrubel, Aaron Sorkin ("The Quality Of Mercy At 29K")

    1999 Image Awards
    Nominated – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series; Robert Guillaume

    1999 Genesis Awards
    Won – Television, New Series ("The Hungry and the Hunted")moreless
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    The Kids in the Hall

    The Kids in the Hall

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    60 Frames (ended 1994)
    Get ready for sketch comedy...Canadian style! The Kids In The Hall are a hilarious sketch comedy troupe. They got their name from a comedian named Jack Benny, who would often end a joke by saying: "I got this from the kids in the hall", referring to the amateur comedians who would hang around outside his office. KITH was formed in 1984 when McCulloch and McKinney, who had worked together in Calgary as part of a group named the Audience, teamed up with Foley and McDonald's Toronto-based group, KITH. Thompson officially joined in January 1985. That same year, McCulloch and McKinney were hired as writers for NBC's Saturday Night Live after a talent scout saw KITH in performance. Significantly, SNL had also been created by Michaels, himself an ex-patriate Canadian living and producing in New York. Still in 1985, Foley appeared in the film High Stakes, and Thompson and McDonald toured with Second City. In 1986, KITH were reunited in Toronto and Michaels finally saw them perform. He immediately envisaged a television project around them. In 1987, he moved KITH to New York and, paying each member $150 per week, had them perform in comedy clubs, write new material, and rehearse sketches. In 1988, Michaels produced their HBO special. The regular series followed. The TV show lasted between 1989-1994 for 5 seasons on the CBC in Canada and on HBO and CBS in the U.S. After the TV show, the Kids went on to different projects, one movie, and 2 tours. One in 2000, and one in 2002. Awards Won the 1993 Golden Rose Award at the Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival, 1993. 1993 Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program. 1994 Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program. 1994 CableACE Nomination: Best Comedy Series 1995 Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program. The show currently airs on Comedy Central. You can see it every other week late at night on Tuesday nights/Wednesday mornings, 2AM-4AM (EST)moreless
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    Amen

    Amen

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    One year after the demise of The Jeffersons, Sherman Hemsley returned to television to star in another hit sitcom as Ernest Frye, the lawyer and scheming deacon of First Community Church of Philadelphia, and who intended to keep it under his thumb. Unfortunately, the new minister, Rev. Reuben Gregory, had other ideas and every week he quietly deflated the strutting deacon. Both, of course, really had the church's best interests at heart. Frye's 30-year-old romantically frustrated daughter, Thelma, developed a massive crush on the new pastor. Other members of the church board included chattering sisters, Amelia and Casietta Hetebrink and Rolly, the board's wise old voice of reason.moreless
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    Tick, The (Animated)

    Tick, The (Animated)

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    FOX (ended 1996)
    After "crashing" the super hero convention, the blue-clad hero, the Tick, is deemed the protector of "The City." On his first mission he runs into Arthur, an accountant with a moth costume who aspires to superherodom. They soon strike up a hero partnership to protect The City from a host of nefarious villains such as Chairface Chippendale, El Seed, and many more.moreless
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    It's Like, You Know...

    It's Like, You Know...

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    ABC (ended 2000)
    "Why is it that when people think of Los Angeles, they picture a place populated with vapid, neurotic, self-absorbed, flaky, narcissistic airheads? Because it's like, you know... true! Welcome to L.A., home to this eclectic clique of transplants and natives, all but one of whom think the City of Angels is sheer heaven. This is a revealing look at the City of Dreamers through the eyes of a diehard New Yorker. All of Tinsel town's pretenses-its Hollywood aura, its valley girls and its strange allure-are filtered through the mind of someone from a culture as foreign to the City of Glitter as a subway is to the Pacific Coast Highway. "Big Apple journalist and determined L.A.-phobe Arthur is visiting the west coast to write a book about the City of Angels. He's never been to L.A. before, but Arthur already knows what he hates. He plans to stay for only two months until the book is done. But will he be able to so easily pack up and leave, or will the magic of La La Land seduce him to stay? "Arthur's staying with his former college roommate, Robbie, another east coast transplant, now thoroughly a man of L.A. He found his fortune with an innovative pay-per-view TV scheme where people can celebrate the Jewish High Holy days in the comfort of their own homes ("Pay Per Jew"). As a member of the city's ubiquitous leisure class, he now fills his days driving around and sipping bottled water. Robbie has a friend, Shrug, a wealthy, young eccentric, whose money is old but whose purpose in life is always slightly beyond his grasp. To avoid the appearance of being just another of L.A.'s well heeled drifters, he'll cling to the preposterous story that his wealth comes from a $2,000-an-hour bookstore job. Living next door to Robbie is actress Jennifer Grey (playing herself). Lauren is typical of L.A., where nothing is quite what it seems: an adorable masseuse who also makes ends meet as a subpoena-carrying process server." (ABC promotional material)moreless
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    Waiting for God

    Waiting for God

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    BBC (ended 1994)
    Welcome to the Waiting for God guide at TV.com. Eccentric Tom Ballard moves to Bayview Retirement Vilage. He moves next door to a former reporter, Diane Trent, a feisty old woman who complains about everything. Harvey Baines, the head of Bayview, constantly finds himself in conflict with the two old folks. They want decent living standards, while Baines prefers everything that will save money. Tom and Diane form a friendship (which includes helping each other out of tight situations), and eventually a romance. Geofrey Ballard, Tom's son, pays a lot of visits to the Retirement village, sometimes with his wife Marion (whom Tom doesn't particularly like). Jane works in the home and is very cheerful, most of the time, and quite fancies Harvey (Diane doesn't particularly like Jane's constant cheerfulness).moreless
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    A Bit of Fry and Laurie

    A Bit of Fry and Laurie

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    BBC (ended 1995)
    A Bit of Fry and Laurie was an English sketch-based comedy. It starred Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, who also doubled as the show's writers. The show aired in 4 separate series on BBC 2 between 1989 and 1995. This show came about due to the success of a special aired at Christmas in 1986. A Bit of Fry and Laurie received excellent reviews for its innovative approach to comedy.moreless
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    Eek! the Cat

    Eek! the Cat

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    FOX (ended 1997)
    Eek! the Cat, (whose original title was going to be "The Six and a Half Lives of Eek the Cat"), is about a chubby purple cat who lives in a cartoon world and his Motto is "It never hurts to help", well sometimes for Eek it does, but he always gets hurt and his adventures spoof many movies and TV shows. In the show's 2nd season, it added a new segment called The Terrible Thunderlizards, (which is about dinosaur mercenaries who must capture two humans, but always fail to do so), which resulted a name change: "Eek! and The Terrible Thunderlizards". Later on, the show was renamed "Eek! Stravaganza" and added another segment called "Klutter", (which is about a pile of clothes brought to life by static electricity by two brothers).moreless
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    The Hughleys

    The Hughleys

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    UPN (ended 2002)
    Darryl Hughley moved his family from the inner city to the suburbs, and the neighborhood hasn't been the same since. Part Archie Bunker, part George Jefferson; with an opinion about everything, Darryl Hughley knows exactly why he moved to there. Let's just hope the suburbs can survive the move. Based on comedian D. L. Hughley's real-life experiences, Darryl is a stubborn man, totally devoted to his wife Yvonne and trying to raise his head-strong kids in an upwardly mobile world that he fears will spoil them. Together, the "vending machine king" and his friend and employee Milsap, who has followed the Hughleys to the suburbs, make life difficult for their tall, loud, very white neighbor Dave. Meanwhile, Dave's wife Sally, who has bonded with Yvonne, tries to apply her professional skills as a psychologist to the neighborhood with hilarious results.moreless
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    Get Real

    Get Real

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    FOX (ended 2000)
    Get Real was an hour long dramedy about the semi-dysfunctional Green family of San Francisco.
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    Cleghorne!

    Cleghorne!

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    The WB (ended 1996)
    Cleghorne! centers around Ellen Carlson, a stylish, black, single parent living on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her smart-mouth daughter Akeyla. With her partner Brad (who was in the show's opening credits but rarely seen on camera). She ran a small TV Production Company in the SoHo section of lower Manhattan. Life got complicated when her overbearing parents, Sidney and Lena and her lazy, unemployed 25-year old sister Victoria moved into the apartment next door. Tyrell, Akeyla's father whom Ellen never married was a Jamaican-Born cabdriver trying to avoid deportation who harbored delusion of racial prosecution. In her free time Ellen hung out at Piccolo's a Local Restaurant where Coral was the sarcastic bartender. First Telecast: September 10, 1995 Last Telecast: January 28, 1996 Episodes: 12 Color Episodes WB Broadcast History September 1995-October 1995----Sunday----9:00
    October 1995-December 1995----Sunday----8:30
    December 1995----Sunday----9:00
    January 1996----Sunday----9:30moreless
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    Rocket Power

    Rocket Power

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2004)
    Rocket Power premiered on Nickelodeon on August 16, 1999, and can now be seen weekdays at 4:30 A.M EST onNicktoons Network, and on Sunday mornings at 6:00 A.M. EST on Nickelodeon. The show is about four friends who are addicted to action and extreme sports. Otto Rocket, his sister Reggie, and their pals Twister and Sam excel at just about every aggressive sport you can imagine. Their hometown of Ocean Shores, CA is the ultimate place for a game of hockey, skating the half-pipe or rollerblading on the boardwalk. There are extreme sports for all seasons, however, so don't be surprised if you catch the kids heading up to the mountains for snowboarding, ice hockey, and all manner of arctic action. All that competition can get, well, pretty competitive sometimes. So it's a good thing folks like Otto and Reggie's dad Ray and his business partner Tito Makani are around to remind everyone that way cool friendships are more important than winning events. Main Characters Otto Rocket: Otto is the leader of the group. As they say in the episode "All About Sam", he's a total action guy. He can be selfish and overly-competitive at times, and even more unreliable, but he tries to be a good friend, and more often than not, he does a pretty good job at it. He's also "rad" on wheels, waves and powder, and he plays a mean game of hockey! Reggie Rocket: Reggie is Otto's older sister, by two years. She's awesome at sports, and at times, she can be as competitive as her younger brother. She can be a little bossy sometimes, but she really doesn't mean to be. She is mostly the one who keeps Otto down to earth when he gets a bit too self-centered, and there are times when she acts as his conscience. So there's a lot more to this action-loving girl athlete that what she can do with a skateboard, a surfboard, a hockey stick, and a laptop. Maurice "Twister" Rodriguez: Twister is Otto's best bro. He's totally rad with his video camera, which he uses to tape all the extreme stunts he, Otto, and Reggie do. He's a little bit slow on the uptake, but in a totally sweet (well, the girls on this site think that) and comical way. Samuel L. "Squid" Dullard: Sam is probably the least extreme of the group, but that doesn't make him any less awesome. He's Reggie's best bro. He helps her publish her Zine on his laptop. Sam is pretty much the brains of The Rocket Gang, but it's his fear of risks that helps to keep the gang from going too far. Ray "Raymundo" Rocket: Ray has done a lot of things in his long life. But if the kids get into some trouble, they get a big punishment! Other then that he's a really nice guy. Tito Makani: Tito is a native of the beautiful state of Hawaii. He is really nice guy. He gives the "little cuzzes" Ancient Hawaiian advice and help with surfing. Sometimes he can go a little overboard with what he's doing, but it all comes out ok. From March 26 to April 8, 2002 a contest and show called Maximum Rocket Power Live: The Battle For Madtown Park where teams would compete in extreme sports like the Rocket Gang did. It got cancelled due to low ticket sales. It was supposed to tour cities all over the Midwest. The Show ended after the TV Movie episode "The Big Day" on July 30, 2004.moreless
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    CatDog

    CatDog

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2004)
    The life and times of a cat and a dog with a unique twist: they're connected, literally. They share one body with a Dog's head at one end and Cat's head on the other. Adding to their dilemma is Cat's annoyance with Dog, mainly caused by Dog's stupidity and Cat's up-tight personality. Theme Song Lyrics: (Extended Version) One fine day with a woof and a purr, a baby was born and it caused a little stir. No blue buzzard, no three eyed frog, Just a feline, canine, Little CatDog! CatDog, CatDog alone in the world was a little CatDog. A lunatic dog and a frustrated cat, opposite this and opposite that. Internal struggle for 2-in-1 brothers, scratchin' an' bitin' an' lovin' each other! CatDog, CatDog, Nothin' in the world like a little CatDog! CatDog, CatDog Nothin' in the world like a little CatDog! INSTRUMENTAL Over the river and through the muck, hot on the trail of the garbage truck. Friends to the end through good and bad weather, but life is complicated when you're ALWAYS TOGETHER!!!! CatDog, CatDog Nothin' in the world like a little CatDog! Out on the road Or back in town, all kinda critters puttin' CatDog down. Gotta rise above it, gotta try to get along, gotta walk together gotta sing this song. CatDog, CatDog, Alone in the world Was a little CatDog. CatDog, CatDog, Alone in the world was a little CatDog! CatDog (CatDog) CatDog (CatDog) Alone in the world Was a little CatDog!! Watch for CatDog on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons TV!moreless
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    Becker

    Becker

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    CBS (ended 2004)
    Ted Danson (Cheers) stars as Dr. John Becker, a dedicated and talented physician with a gruff exterior. Unfortunately, his interior isn't warm and fuzzy either. While he offend those around him who try to get close, he's extremely dedicated to his medical practice in the Bronx where he always went the extra mile to help those in need.

    Becker looked at the world around him and saw a society gone mad, full of incongruities and had no problem about saying anything that came to his mind. Becker often unleashed his views at the local diner run by Reggie (Terry Farrell, Star Trek Deep Space Nine). Jake (Alex Desert, The Heights) is the blind proprietor of the local newsstand. He's used to John and did his best to explain the "Becker phenomenon" to others, including Bob (Saverio Guerra, Temporarily Yours).

    His head nurse, Margaret (Hattie Winston, Homefront), made order out of his chaotic office and deals with both Becker and Linda (Shawnee Smith, Arsenio.moreless
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    Laverne & Shirley

    Laverne & Shirley

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    ABC (ended 1983)
    Laverne and Shirley debuted as a mid-season replacement in January of 1976 and was an instant hit ranking number three in the Nielsen ratings for the 1975-1976 season.

    On Happy Days, Laverne De Fazio and Shirley Feeney were two girls who were love interests for Richie Cunningham and Fonzie. Their occasional appearances led to their own series which takes place in the same city as Happy Days: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the 1950s and 1960s.

    Laverne and Shirley are lower-society girls who share an apartment and work together at the Shotz Brewery as bottlecappers. Laverne and Shirley are very different people. Laverne is feisty, quick-tempered, and man-hungry while Shirley is more naive and trusting and quite inexperienced when it comes to romance.

    Others in the cast includ Laverne's gruff father, Frank De Fazio, who runs the Pizza Bowl where Laverne and Shirley work on occasion. Edna Babish is the girls' landlady who later marries Frank. Carmine "The Bag Ragu" Ragusa is a singer/dancer who has an on-again, off-again romance with Shirley. The other two main characters of the series are the male counterparts of Laverne and Shirley. Lenny Kosnowski and Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman live upstairs in the same apartment building as Laverne and Shirley and, also, work at the brewery. They constantly enter the girls' apartment with an annoying "hello."

    In 1980, the series changed scenery. The girls want something new so they decide to move to California. Lenny and Squiggy follow them along with Frank, Edna, and Carmine. The girls want to get into movies while Frank and Edna open a restaurant, Cowboy Bill's. New characters included stuntman and apartment building manager Sonny St. Jacques and neighbor and model Rhonda Lee.

    In 1982, Cindy Williams left the series with her character marrying Walter Meany, a military man who was assigned overseas.

    Main Title Theme Song "Making Our Dreams Come True" - written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox; performed by Cyndi Grecco

    ABC Broadcast History January 27, 1976 - July, 1979 ---- Tuesdays ---- 8:30 P.M. August, 1979 - December, 1979 ---- Thursdays ---- 8:00 P.M. December, 1979 - February, 1980 ---- Mondays ---- 8:00 P.M. February, 1980 - May, 1983 ---- Tuesdays ---- 8:30 P.M.

    Nielsen Ratings - Top 30 Season 1 (1975-1976) #3 (27.5) Season 2 (1976-1977) #2 (30.9) Season 3 (1977-1978) #1 (31.6) Season 4 (1978-1979) #1 (30.5) Season 5 (1979-1980) Not In Top 30 Season 6 (1980-1981) #20 (tie) (20.6) Season 7 (1981-1982) #20 (19.9) Season 8 (1982-1983) #25 (17.8)

    Emmy Awards Nominations Outstanding Costume Design for a Series 1979 - Alfred E. Lehman

    (source: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences)

    Golden Globe Awards Nominations Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy 1977 1978

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy 1978 - Cindy Williams 1978 - Penny Marshall 1979 - Penny Marshall 1980 - Penny Marshall

    First Telecast: January 27, 1976 Last Telecast: May 10, 1983 Episodes: 178 color episodes plus one reunion specialmoreless
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    Spin City

    Spin City

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    ABC (ended 2002)
    A talented cast provide a sophisticated ensemble comedy, filmed entirely in New York City. Michael Flaherty (Michael J. Fox, Back To The Future), Deputy Mayor and right-hand man to Mayor Randall Winston (Barry Bostwick, I'll Take Manhattan), expertly keeps his co-workers and City Hall under complete control while his personal life often spins completely out of control. With a staff of wildly diverse characters consisting of a neurotic press secretary, a gay activist in charge of minority affairs, a chauvinist chief of staff, a highly efficient accountant, an idealistic speechwriter and an intrepid Mayor's assistant, it's hard to believe anything gets done. After four successful, and hilarious, years, Michael J. Fox left Spin City. And was replaced by Charlie Sheen who played Charlie Crawford (Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men), the new, charismatic deputy mayor of New York City. The show's final season was simulcast in HDTV. Nielsen Ratings: #17 in 1996-1997 Season #47 in 1997-1998 Season #25 in 1998-1999 Season #33 in 1999-2000 Season #56 in 2000-2001 Season #66 in 2001-2002 Seasonmoreless
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