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    Brandy & Mr. Whiskers

    Brandy & Mr. Whiskers

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    Disney Channel (ended 2006)
    Disney's Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, an animated program from Walt Disney Television Animation, is the quintessential buddy comedy about a pampered pooch and an excitable, offbeat rabbit who must forge a friendship after they both fall out of an airplane and land right in the middle of the Amazon rain forest. While they often fight and bicker because there are very few similarities between them, they do share each other's fate and they must work together if they wish to survive in the jungle. However, they are not alone; amongst the jungle denizens they encounter a few new friends: Lola Boa, an over-analytical boa; Cheryl and Meryl, twin toucan sisters who are always fighting; Ed, a bumbling river otter; Margo, the diva; and several other characters. However, not all the jungle is kind to them, for they must constantly avoid many Amazonian dangers, weather they're avoiding being eaten alive or facing difficulties arisen by Gaspar, the antagonist and self-proclaimed leader of the Amazon.

    Characters
    Brandy Harrington: Brandy Harrington is a member of the Florida Harringtons, a luxurious lineage of dogs who only know the finest things in life. However, after an encounter with Mr. Whiskers on a plane trip to a five-star spa, Brandy finds herself stuck in the middle of the Amazon without a way to get home. Despite her struggles in her new surroundings, she still knows how to make use of the environment, taking every precaution in order to always look her best; though with Mr. Whiskers by her side, such tasks aren't always possible. While Brandy may appear to be shallow and materialistic, she does care deeply her friends, even though exploiting them in order to get what she wants doesn't seem to be a problem.

    Mr. Whiskers: Mr. Whiskers is a happy-go-lucky bunny who just wants to have fun, much to the dismay of other individuals. While Mr. Whiskers may annoy many people with his repugnant habits, he still never hesitates to lend a hand to a friend in need. Unfortunately, he's responsible for stranding himself and Brandy in the Amazon, which despite having caused some animosity between them, has also allowed their friendship to first blossom.

    Lola Boa: Lola Boa, one of Brandy's new best friends, is typically the voice of reason among her friends' constant disputes; When things get a little wild, her reactions are often unpredictably negative. Despite this, she's a loyal friend who helps Brandy adapt to foreign life in the jungle, despite her disgust towards a snake eating raw meals. Lola mostly wants a nice, new set of arms, which is why she is very sensitive about the fact that she has none, often crying whenever people mock her otherwise.

    Ed: Ed is a river otter who functions much better in the water than on land. While he may appear to be be clueless at times, he is quite wise in traditions of the jungle, despite his often dull expression of such knowledge and ongoing rambles about stories of little importance or relation to existing matters. Despite his flaws, he is one of Mr. Whiskers' few loyal friends, keeping close to him despite Brandy's indifference of his presence. Ed often ignores insults, for he prefers just to live a nice, quiet life among his friends.

    Cheryl and Meryl: Cheryl and Meryl are two sassy twin toucans who have a bad habit of bickering and fighting with one another. Although They don't always speak in the most gentle tones and often blurt out insensitively, they deeply care about one another.

    Margo: Margo is a stuck-up stick bug who's used to being part of the cool crowd, knowing all the most popular hang-outs in the Amazon. Even though she may openly belittle Brandy in order to raise her own social status, Margo still looks up to her new, strange friend at opportune times.

    Gaspar Le Gecko: Gaspar is the self-proclaimed leader/entrepreneur/musical-director of the jungle, who isn't afraid to weasel his way to success. While most of the jungle fears him, Brandy and Mr. Whiskers' arrival to the jungle has caused him to lose some influence, as they are often challenging his authority. Gaspar's paramount target is Mr. Whiskers, whom he had planned to make a meal of ever since they first met.moreless
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    One On One

    One On One

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    UPN (ended 2006)
    Intelligent and outspoken, the in-your-face 17-year-old Breanna Barnes (Kyla Pratt)(The Proud Family, Love & Basketball) loves attention. Anywhere there's a crowd, you can bet she's at the center of the action. Breanna's sportscaster dad, Flex (Flex Alexander)Gas, Where I Live)(, is a fun-loving ladies' man who not only wants to be a responsible parent, but also wants to be his daughter's best friend. Flex is happy giving Breanna the freedom to make her own choices, but only if she is willing to accept the consequences.

    Flex's best friend and Breanna's godfather, Duane (Kelly Perine), is a constant presence in their lives for better and sometimes worse. A used-car salesman who lives next door, Duane has a way of repelling women the way Flex has attracting them. Keeping Breanna busy is her best friend, Spirit (Sicily), with whom she creates a lot of mischief, while her best guy-friend, Arnaz (Robert Ri'chard), is the object of her on-again off-again affection.

    In 2004, the series received two NAACP Image Award nominations: Flex Alexander earned a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Kyla Pratt earned a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

    In 2005, UPN launched a One On One spinoff titled, Cuts. It stars R&B singer/TV actor Marques Houston as Kevin Barnes and actress Shannon Elizabeth as Tiffany.

    Spinoff: Cutsmoreless
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    Moral Orel

    Moral Orel

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    Adult Swim (ended 2008)
    Moral Orel is a TV-MA clay-mation series on Cartoon Network's [adult swim] segment, which centres around the life of Orel Puppington, a young boy who consistently fails in his attempts to understand and abide by Protestant Christian values.

    Orel takes his cues from the authority figures around him; his parents Clay and Bloberta, school coach Stopframe, Reverend Putty, and others. Unfortunately for Orel, he always misunderstands the actions of his mentors, who are mostly shown as bitter, jaded, and merely paying lip service to their religious beliefs.

    These misunderstandings often lead to circumstances where Orel believes that he's following the Lord's wishes by doing things such as smoking crack, re-animating the bodies of dead townsfolk, practising euthanasia, or even impregnating sleeping women with a sperm-filled pastry bag. At the end of each episode, Orel's misbehaviour is discovered and he is taken to his father's study for a beating and a twisted explaination one might not expect from a responsible adult.


    Season 2
    The second season episodes of Moral Orel somewhat eradicated the repeated narrative structure seen in Season 1 episodes, which dramatically changed the way the stories unfold; creating a fresh new approach. The majority of episodes 11-30 focus primarily on other townsfolk and their relationship with Orel, whilst still creating twisted situations. The stop-motion animation improves enormously with the Season 2 episodes; creating a richer quality in picture, with more detail. New locations and townsfolk are also introduced and expanded upon.

    Season 3
    The third and final season took the show to the next level. These episodes revolve around events leading to and following the Season 2 finale, which proved to be the series' turning point. These episodes also incorporate elements of other episodes from the past two seasons, mainly from the viewpoints of other characters, ultimately tying the entire series together and wrapping it up nicely.


    Overview & History
    Although the show slightly resembles the visual animation of the 1960s series Davey and Goliath, Dino Stamatopoulos, creator of Moral Orel, has said that it is not a parody, stating that "there's no getting around that it's religious, but the word parody to a comedian is a dirty word, because one has to know what the show is parodying to like it."

    The show originally stemmed from the concept for a send-up of a Leave It to Beaver-like 1950s family comedy, that would star Iggy Pop. The idea eventually grew and evolved into a cartoon.

    "It's an incredibly tightly written show, with probably the strongest narrative structure of anything we have on the network."
    - Nick Weidenfeld (Head of Development at Adult Swim)



    Production Companies:
    Fragical Productions
    Williams Street
    ShadowMachine Films


    The name of Dino Stamatopoulos' production company "Fragical Productions" came from a song his daughter wrote about him being "fragical." The animation sequence for the company was animated by Dino himself and uses a fairy (magical) in a wheel-chair (fragile); making up the company's name. The "hello-goodbye" heard is said by his daughter, Tigger, and is a saying that she created.moreless
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    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

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    NBC (ended 2014)
    Saturday Night Live veteran Jimmy Fallon takes the Late Night reins from Conan O'Brien when O'Brien as the new host. The Roots are the house band with Steve Higgins as the announcer. The show features comedy sketches, interviews and whatever other antics the Late Night crew can come up with.moreless
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    Chelsea Lately

    Chelsea Lately

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    E!
    "Chelsea Lately" can be referred to as a successor or replacement of the "The Chelsea Handler Show". The show is based nearly around the same premise, where comedian Chelsea Handler spoofs celebrities, TV, movies, news, while dishing out her personal views on current events, while letting the public participate by phone, e-mail, or by text message. Just like "The Chelsea Handler Show", each episode of "Chelsea Lately" is an half-hour long. The show airs every weeknight on the "E!" network.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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    Cosby

    Cosby

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    CBS (ended 2000)
    After being one of the ten-thousand people who were downsized at the airport, Hilton Lucas (Bill Cosby) is forced to retire and stay home with his wife Ruth (Phylicia Rashad) and his daughter Erica (T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh). Unfortunately for Hilton, Erica's friend Griffin Vesey (Doug E. Doug) is also staying with the family. At first, Ruth was not too thrilled of the idea of Hilton being home for the rest of his life, but eventually she got used to it. Ruth also owns her own coffee shop, along with long-time family friend Pauline Fox (Madeline Kahn). Witness the many hilarious moments and sometimes interesting situations on Cosby. Broadcast History Sept. 1996-July 1999 CBS Monday, 8:00 PM July 1999-Dec. 2000 CBS Wednesday, 8:00 PM Jan. 2000-Apr. 2000 CBS Friday, 8:30 PM Nielsen Ratings (Ranking) #23 in 1996-1997 Season #25 in 1997-1998 Season #28 in 1998-1999 Season #87 in 1999-2000 Season Awards & Nominations •1998 BMI TV Music Award - Won - Bill Cosby, Benny Golson •1997 BMI TV Music Award - Won - Bill Cosby, Benny Golson •1997 Emmy - Won Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) For a Comedy Series - Alan Walker (director of photography) For show #101. •1997 Emmy - Nominated Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video For a Series - Stephen A. Jones (camera), Karl Messerschmidt (technical director), Neal Carlos (camera), Tom Conkright (camera), Ritch Kenney (camera), J.A. Stuewe Prudden (video control), Theodore Ashton (camera) For show #101. •1999 Golden Satellite Award - Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Phylicia Rashad •2000 Image Award - Won Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress - Jurnee Smollett •2000 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Doug E. Doug •1999 Image Award - Won Outstanding Comedy Series •1999 Image Award - Won Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress - Jurnee Smollett •1999 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Doug E. Doug •1999 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh •1998 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Comedy Series •1998 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Phylicia Rashad •1998 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Doug E. Doug •1998 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh •1997 Image Award - Won Outstanding Comedy Series •1997 Image Award - Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Phylicia Rashad •1997 People's Choice Award - Won Favorite Television New Comedy Series •2000 TV Guide Award - Nominated Favorite Actor in a Comedy - Bill Cosby •2000 TV Guide Award - Nominated Favorite Actress in a Comedy - Phylicia Rashad •1999 TV Guide Award - Nominated Favorite Actor in a Comedy - Bill Cosby Theme Song "Monk's Hat" Composed by Benny Golson and Bill Cosbymoreless
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    Gilligan's Island

    Gilligan's Island

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    CBS (ended 1967)
    Gilligan's Island centered around a group of people who were stranded on an uncharted deserted island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. They all were on a boat tour, which found itself in the middle of a storm leading them to crash on an island! Those stranded include, Gilligan, the Skipper, a millionaire (Thurston Howell III) and his wife (Lovey Howell), a movie star (Ginger Grant), a professor (known as "The Professor"), and Mary Ann. Gilligan was the first mate on the boat, the SS Minnow. Most episodes dealt with the castaways trying to get off the island, but their attempts seemed to always be foiled by Gilligan. Broadcast History- Sept 1964-Sept 1965, CBS Sat 8:30-9:00 Sept 1965-Sept 1966, CBS Thurs 8:00-8:30 Sept 1966-Sept 1967, CBS Mon 7:30-8:00moreless
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    The Proud Family

    The Proud Family

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    Disney Channel (ended 2005)
    How embarrassing must it be to have a crazy family? Only 14-year-old Penny Proud knows what that's like, with her over-protective Dad Oscar, her over-loving but wacky Mom Trudy, her funny Grandma Suga Mama, and twin siblings Bee Bee and Cee Cee. Then there are her friends - her best girl Dijonay Jones, her geeky friend Zoey, her popular, yet not-all-the-time friend LaCienega, her cool, "with-it" friend Sticky, plus the Gross Sisters bullying everyone...Penny Proud has ALOT of stuff on her hands. Reruns of The Proud Family can be seen daily on Disney Channel at 3:00am EST. The Proud Family Theme Song What? You and me will always be tight Family every single day and night Even when you starts acting like a fool You know I'm loving every single thing you do I know that I can always be myself Around you more than anybody else And everyday after school You know there's no one I love just what you do Family a family Proud Family They'll make you scream Make you wanna sing Its a family thing A family Proud proud family Proud Family They'll push your buttons Make you wanna hug 'em Big family A family A proud proud familymoreless
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    Red Eye

    Red Eye

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    FOX News Channel
    The New York Times said of "Red Eye" that, "Dark Humor Meets the Camera Lights." The show is officially titled "Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld" and is set up as a discussion group akin to "The McLaughlin Group." The similarity ends there. On this late night show, the outrageous and outspoken gather with Greg Gutfeld to discuss the news and the hottest topics of the day. Among the regular panelists are recurring guests Bill Shultz, Kevin Godlington, Will Durst, and Rachel Marsden. Greg Gutfeld's mother 82 year-old serves as "Senior Correspondent" and phones in her reviews from California with the senior citizen perspective. Andrew Levy serves as Ombudsman and Futurist. In the former role, Levy critiques the reviewers at the half hour; in the latter role, he predicts tomorrow's big stories.

    Fox News Channel host choice, Greg Gutfeld, was a veteran of Dennis Publishing, edited the U.K. edition of Maxim from 2004-2006, and edited Stuff magazine before hosting "Red Eye." Gutfeld has been a blogger on the Huffington Post, and has his own blog, "The Daily Gut," which he runs with former Dennis Publishing editorial director, Andy Clerkson. The New York Times described Greg as "a compact but enormously animated man ... 'a drugged-up turtle' ... known for injecting his dark, absurdest humor into a series of magazines he edited. ..." and "... stood out like a drunk who crashes a cocktail party." He leads a full-time staff of eight. There are no writers on a this show stated to be not "incredibly well financed."

    In addition to his role as host, Gutfeld adds a bizarre sense of humor with his drawings of unicorns and a cat that represent the days stories. The drawings are forwarded to the viewer with the best comment for the episode.

    Rachel Marsden is a columnist for The Toronto Sun.

    Fox News contributor Bill Schulz is a friend of Mr. Gutfeld's from their days at Stuff Magazine.

    Andrew Levy is former publicist for the Directors Guild of America.

    As for the cast, John Moody, an executive vice president at Fox News, said, "It's sort of like making a sandwich late at night. You just grab what's in the fridge and put it all together."

    Fox stated early on that "Red Eye" will "react to the news of the moment with lively discussion in an unscripted fashion." It has. "Red Eye" was one of two recent initiatives "to broaden the definition of a news channel." "24" writer-producer, Joel Surnow's, "The Half-Hour News Hour" was the other. Both were picked up after successful initial pilot runs. In March 2007, "Red Eye" averaged 309,000 viewers for the time slot. These numbers beat MSNBC's crime programing and CNN's reruns of "Anderson Cooper 360" in that time slot. Thus "Red Eye" successfully replaced a repeat of "The Fox Report" with Shepard Smith.

    The show was envisioned in the summer of 2006 by Mr. Moody and Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News. It was designed "to fill that unexploited time slot with something aimed at 20- and 30-somethings. Scott Norvell, the network's London bureau chief, suggested Greg Gutfeld, who was living in London at the time and working on a book, as a possible host."

    "Red Eye" gives a wacky view of the news that "Slate," the on-line magazine, "called it the most bizarre hour of programming on any major news channel."moreless
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    Lipstick Jungle

    Lipstick Jungle

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    NBC (ended 2009)
    Lipstick Jungle, another hit novel by Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell, is headed for the small screen. WhileSex and the City followed the exploits of four single women looking for love in New York, Lipstick Jungle tracks three powerful career women who are willing to do almost anything for success in the business world: Wendy Healy (Brooke Shields), president of Parador Pictures, Victory Ford (Lindsay Price), a high profile fashion designer, and Nico Reilly (Kim Raver), editor-in-chief of a hot selling fashion magazine named Bonfire Magazine.

    The series is produced by Universal Media Studios.moreless
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    Smack the Pony

    Smack the Pony

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    Channel 4 (ended 2003)
    Welcome to the Smack The Pony guide at TV.com.

    Take the banal, the irrelevant and the downright silly, add a female perspective, pour in a hefty dose of comic timing, stir well, and what do you get? Smack the Pony. The team of Sally Phillips, Doon MacKichan and Fiona Allen play on women's neuroses (snogging, pubic hair and size of boobs, not necessarily in that order), their preoccupations (finding a man, finding a man and finding a man), their weaknesses (Marks & Spencer, fashion and men) and their competitiveness (more covert than that of the male of the species, and therefore far more deadly).

    The spoof dating agency clips take in the full range of stereotypes and unfailingly hit the spot. And the prize for the most surreal sketch goes to the one which sets that most bourgeois of institutions--the wedding list--in a sex shop, with the coup de grace: "Two butt plugs ... with love from Kathy and Edward".moreless
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    The Boondocks

    The Boondocks

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    Adult Swim (ended 2014)
    The Boondocks is based on the satiric Aaron McGruder comic strip of the same name. The show follows the adventures of two black boys, Riley and Huey Freeman, who experience a culture clash when they move from southside Chicago to the "boondocks" to live with their grandfather.

    Originally made for FOX, The Boondocks is produced by Rebel Base and Hudlin Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television for Cartoon Network's late-night segment [adult swim].moreless
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    Home Improvement

    Home Improvement

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    ABC (ended 1999)
    Home Improvement is a sitcom about Tim Taylor, the accident prone host of a Detroit, Michigan television program about tools, who raises his dysfunctional family. Main Characters: Dr. Timothy "Tim" 'The Tool Man' Taylor is the accident prone host of Tool Time who teases his co-host Al. Jillian "Jill" Taylor is Tim's wife who wants to be a psychiatrist. Dr. Wilson Wilson, Jr. is the Taylors' strange neighbor who enjoys learning about other cultures and never shows his entire face. Albert "Al" Borland is Tim's flannel-wearing co-host. Heidi Keppert is the attractive Tool Time girl from season three through season eight, who is married with one child. Bradley "Brad" Michael Taylor is the Taylors' eldest son who is hoping for a soccer scholarship. Randall "Randy" William Taylor is the Taylors' middle child who is off at an environmental research study in Costa Rica. Mark Taylor is the youngest son who is frequently tortured by his older brothers. Tool Time: Tim's show themed around tools and cars. Tool Time aired between 1989 and 1999 with host Tim Taylor, assistant Al Borland and Toolgirl Heidi Keppert. Tool Time airs on Channel 112 every day @ 4:30. Tool Time can be seen on Channel 97 everyday @ 3:00 in Alpena,MI. Tool Time can be seen nationally via Comcast satellites! El Tiempo del instrumento se puede ver los sábados en 4:30 en el canal 97 Runtime: 30 min (204 episodes, 8 years) Glenview Road: The Taylors' and Wilson's street. Recurring Characters: Marty and Jeff Taylor are Tim's brothers. Lucille Taylor is his mother. Nancy is Marty's ex-wife. Claire and Gracie Taylor are Marty's twin daughters. Lisa is the attractive Tool Time girl in seasons one and two. Bud Harper is Tim's boss. Tim's friends include Harry, Benny Baroni, Eddie McCormack, and Felix Myman. Delores is Harry's wife. Marie Morton is the Taylors' neighbor and Jill's friend. Carrie is Jill's sister. Jill's other friends include Patty, Marge, and Karen. Lillian Patterson is Jill's mother. Willow Wilson is Wilson's niece. Dr. Ilene Markham is Al's girlfriend in seasons three through six. Trudy Borland is Al's girlfriend and wife in season eight. Jennifer Sudarsky is Brad's girlfriend in seasons one and two. Angela is Brad's girlfriend in seasons five and six. Jason is Brad's friend. Ronny is Mark's friend. Lauren is Randy's girlfriend in seasons six through eight. Rock Lannigan, Pete Bilker, and Dwayne Hoover are all construction workers for K&B Construction and frequent guests on Tool Time. Milton is a construction worker and frequent Tool Time guest. George "Sparky" Henderson is a mechanic and another frequent Tool Time guest. Antonio is a waiter at a restaurant frequently visited by the Taylors. Home Improvement Rating History •1991-92: Ranked 5th among All TV Programs (4th among non-news programs), First Season. •1992-93: Ranked 3rd among All TV Programs (2nd among non-news programs), Second Season. •1993-94: The #1 Non-News Program in the Nation, 2nd only to "60 Minutes", Third Season. •1994-95: Ranked 3rd among all TV Programs, Fourth Season. •1995-96: Ranked 7th among all TV programs, 5th-highest sitcom, Fifth Season. •1996-97: Ranked 9th among all TV programs, 7th-highest sitcom, Sixth Season. •1997-98: Ranked 11th among all TV programs, 6th-highest sitcom, Seventh Season. •1998-99; Ranked 10th among all TV programs, 5th-highest sitcom, 8th & Final Season. ABC Broadcast History •September 1991-August 1992---Tuesdays-8:30 p.m. •August 1992-September 1994---Wednesdays-9:00 p.m. •March 1994-May 1994---Wednesdays-8:00 p.m. •September 1994-May 1999---Tuesdays 9:00 p.m. Trivia for Home Improvement •The "Tool Time" audience is "Home Improvement"'s actual live studio audience. •While taping some episodes of Tool Time, Tim sometimes asks an unseen character Klaus to play music for Tool Time segments. Klaus Landsberg worked in the sound department on "Home Improvement". •Colleges and universities in Michigan sent star 'Allen, Tim' sweaters and T-shirts to wear on the air, and he did. •The name Binford Tools, the company that sponsor's the Tool Time show, is named after an anthropologist who made several new discoveries regarding stone age and tools. •There is a running gag regarding the Taylor's neighbor, Wilson; his face is always concealed from about the nose down. In most episodes, Wilson was being shot from behind a fence, but in later episodes where he got out more often, camera shots, actor movements, and prop placements were carefully orchestrated so that his full face was not revealed. In fact, during all the curtain calls for the show (except the series finale curtain call, where his entire face was shown), actor Earl Hindman, who played Wilson, would bring a miniature picket fence to hold in front of his face so that it would remain hidden from view. •The character Wilson is based on Tim Allen's childhood memories where he was too short to see over a fence, and was therefore unable to see his neighbor. •Originally, actress Frances Fisher was cast as Jill Taylor but was replaced with Patricia Richardson 4 days before the pilot episode was taped. •Richard Karn's wife, Tudi Roche, would occasionally make appearances on the show as Jill's sister Carrie. •The full names of the older two Taylor boys were Bradley Michael Taylor and Randall William Taylor. (Mark's full name isn't mentioned during the series.) •The label "WLS" was frequently used to cover up real corporate logos. WLS is the Chicago affiliate of ABC. •While meeting with Bud Harper, Tim is told "...Heidi tested better than Santa Claus." Tim Allen played Santa Claus in Santa Clause, The (1994). •As a running gag, whenever Tim enters the basement, he always bangs his head on a large pipe hanging overhead. •The character 'Tim Taylor' was ranked #20 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue). Awards and Nominations •Won the 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, and 1992 ASCAP Award for Top TV Series (Dan Foliart) •Won the 1999, 1998 and 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Comedy Series (Donald A. Morgan - "Mark's Big Break" (1999) and "A Night To Dismember" (1998)) and nominated for the same award in 1997 (I Was A Teenage Taylor). •Won the 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, and 1992 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Comedy Series (Donald A. Morgan - "Room Without a View" (1996), "My Dinner With Wilson" (1995), "Twas the Blight" (1994), "Bye Bye Birdie" (1993), and "Luck Be A Taylor Tonight" (1992)) •Nominated for the 1999 Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics (Dan Foliart songs, "We've Got It All") •Nominated for the 1999, 1998, and 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special ("Love's Labor Lost, Part 1" (1999), "A Night To Dismember" (1998), and "Wilson's World" (1997)) •Nominated for the 1996, 1995, and 1994 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special ("A Taylor Runs Through It" (1996), "Don't Tell Momma" (1995), and "5th Anniversary Show" (1994)) •Nominated for the 1999, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1994, and 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series ("The Long And Winding Road, Part 3" (1999) and "A Night To Dismember" (1998), "The Longest Day" (1996), "Tool Time After Dark" (1995), "5th Anniversary Show" (1994), and "Rites and Wrongs of Passage" (1993)) •Nominated for the 1998, 1997, 1996, and 1994 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Patricia Richardson) •Nominated for the 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, and 1992 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production (Roger Berger (1994-1996), Alex Gimenex (1992-1993) Marco Zappia - "The Longest Day" (1996), "Don't Tell Momma" (1995), "It Was the Best of Tim's it Was the Worst of Tim's" (1994), "Build or not to Build" (1993), and "Stereo Typical" (1992)) •Nominated for the 1995, 1993, and 1992 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series (Gayle S. Maffeo and John Pasquin (1992-1993)) •Nominated for the 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Tim Allen) •Nominated for the 1997, 1996, 1994, and 1993 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (Tim Allen) and Tim Allen won the same award in 1995 •Nominated for the 1995 and 1994 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (Patricia Richardson) •Nominated for the 1995 and 1994 Golden Globe Award for Best TV-Series - Comedy/Musical •Nominated for the 1998 Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical (Tim Allen) •Won the 1999 TV Guide Award for Favourite Actor in a Comedy (Tim Allen) •Nominated for the 2000 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young Actress (Courtney Peldon) and for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Young Performer Age Ten or Under (Ashley Trefger and Lindsey Trefger) •Won the 1999 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Guest Starring Young Actress (Ashley Trefger and Lindsey Trefger) and for Best Performance in a TV Drama or Comedy Series - Leading Young Actor (Zachery Ty Bryan) •Nominated for the 1999 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Guest Starring Young Actress (Courtney Peldon) and for the 1999 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Drama or Comedy Series - Leading Young Actor (Taran Noah Smith) •Won the 1997 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy: Guest Starring Young Performer (Courtney Peldon) •Won the 1996 Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress: Guest Starring Role TV Series (Kimberly Cullum) •Won the 1995 and 1993 Michael Landon Award •Won the 1994 Young Artist Award for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series (Zachery Ty Bryan, Taran Noah Smith, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas) •Nominated for the 1993 Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Series (Zachery Ty Bryan and Jonathan Taylor Thomas), for the 1993 Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Recurring in a Television Series (Jessica Wesson), and for the 1993 Young Artist Award for Outstanding Actor under 10 in a Television Series (Taran Noah Smith) •Won the 1992 Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor under Ten (Taran Noah Smith) •Nominated for the 1992 Young Artist Award for Best New Family Television Series •Won the 1999 YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV Series (Zachery Ty Bryan) •Nominated for the 1998 and 1997 Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV Series (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) Home Improvement is now airing in syndication. 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    Even Stevens

    Even Stevens

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    Disney Channel (ended 2003)
    This popular and critically-acclaimed family was part of Disney Channel's "Zoog Weekendz" lineup. It's about an upper-middle class family in Sacramento, California with the focus on the two youngest siblings; Louis, the natural comedian who's trying to find his place among the over-achievers in his family, and Ren, the seemingly perfect daughter who is regularly driven to distraction by her younger brother.moreless
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    Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns

    Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns

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    TBS (ended 2011)
    Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, a spin-off of Tyler Perry's House of Payne, stars Mr. Leroy Brown (David Mann) as he transforms his inherited, ramshackle house into Brown Meadows, a senior citizen home. Brown gets more than he bargained for with eccentric residents, employees trying to keep their lives on track, and the next door fraternity house.moreless
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    My Wife and Kids

    My Wife and Kids

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    ABC (ended 2005)
    Popular film and television star Damon Wayans stars as Michael Kyle, a loving husband and modern-day patriarch who rules his household with a unique and distinct parenting style. As he teaches his three children some of life's lessons, he does so with his own brand of wisdom, discipline and humor.

    Now that Jr. and his girlfriend, Vanessa, are parents of a baby boy, Michael and his loving wife, Jay, are proud but young grandparents, and are adjusting to their new roles. Not only are they trying to help their son become a responsible father, but they want to help the teenaged couple make some important decisions in their lives. They all seem to have their own opinion when it comes to answering such questions like: Should the new parents continue to live in the Kyle garage? Should they get engaged or married? Will the new baby make Jr., who is terrified in his role as a new dad, act any smarter?

    While trying to turn his son into a man, Michael begins to look at where his own life has taken him and wonders if he should make some changes. Jay, who also starts to question her purpose in life, pursues her educational goals and, along the way, decides to open a restaurant. Meanwhile, oldest daughter Claire's relationship with Tony, the odd and oddly endearing bible thumper, has endured. Claire is now a high school senior and is more than ready to do all the things that come along with that special time in life.

    Little Kady feels a bit threatened by the new baby's presence, and her family is there to help her get over any insecurities. She continues her friendship with the young piano virtuoso, Franklin, who often complicates Michael's life. The boy sensed an opening in the family with Jr.'s impending graduation into adulthood, and Franklin is still trying to weasel his way into becoming the "good new son."

    Michael can only hope his parental advice, mixed with witty humor, will steer his children to act responsibly. Through it all, Jr., Claire and Kady know they can turn to their father when they need his guidance. Sometimes it seems as though, even without their asking, Dad knows ahead of time what they might need, and he's only too happy to provide direction -- often to their chagrin.

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    My Name Is Earl

    My Name Is Earl

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    NBC (ended 2009)
    Earl Hickey's life has been full of poor choices and mistakes, but after winning a small lottery jackpot he has an epiphany and vows to change his ways. Upon discovering that he is the holder of a winning ticket, Earl is hit by a car and the ticket blows out of his limp hand as he lies unconscious in the street. While recovering in the hospital and watching television, Earl has a karmic epiphany, thanks to Carson Daly, who attributes his success to doing good for others. A light bulb goes off in Earl's dim head and he sets out to right every wrong he has done starting with a grade school geek. The series won 5 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Pilot, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series - Joy's Wedding, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Pilot and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Jaime Pressly.moreless
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    Everybody Hates Chris

    Everybody Hates Chris

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    The CW (ended 2009)
    Motivated by his childhood experiences, Emmy Award-winner/actor/comedian Chris Rock, narrates this very hilarious & touching story of a teenager growing up as the oldest of three children in Brooklyn, New York during the early 1980s. Uprooted to a neighborhood and bused into a primarily white middle school two hours away by his strict, hard-working parents, Chris (played by Tyler James Williams) struggles to find his place, all while keeping his younger brother & sister in line at home and surmounting the tests of junior high school. This dependable, resilient teen brings a unique, comedic spin to his everyday trials & upsets in UPN's new single-camera comedy, "Everybody Hates Chris." The year that Chris turned 13 was 1982. Filled with dreams that being a teenager would be really cool, Chris' entry into adolescence is turning out to be less pleasant. Moved from the projects to the tough "Bed-Stuy" neighborhood of Brooklyn, Chris is still stuck in his big brother role. As the family's "emergency adult," he's accountable for taking care of his younger brother Drew (played by Tequan Richmond), and his younger sister Tonya (played by Imani Hakim) while his parents are working; Drew, although younger, is taller and more confident than Chris, while Tonya is the baby of the family, who gets all of the attention from his parents. Chris' rough, cost-conscious father Julius (played by Terry Crews) works numerous jobs in order to properly support his family. Meanwhile, his very strict, sassy mother Rochelle (played by Tichina Arnold), who works part-time in a small real estate office, runs the household on a very tight budget, while demanding the best for her children. With his mother strong-minded to see him in a good school, Chris reluctantly faces multiple bus transfers each day to attend Corleone Junior High School in the fiercely Italian neighborhood, South Shore. Although being an immediate target for bullies, Chris' innate charm and sharp wit enable him to make new friends at school, such as Greg (played by Vincent Martella), another smart, nice kid...who can't fight, by the way. As Chris Rock pointedly looks back, his younger self is set to find what his family already knows: Chris' sharp, scrappy character is going to take him places. But first, he's going to have to think, talk or run his way through one growing experience after another at both home and school, and on any number of buses along the way. "Everybody Hates Chris" is produced by 3 Art Entertainment and Paramount Studios.moreless
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    Barney and Friends

    Barney and Friends

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    PBS
    Since 1992 Barney, Baby Bop, and B.J. have brought smiles to our faces with their non-stop adventures, stories, games, friends and, of course, the Barney Bag. Normally focusing on younger audiences, Barney teaches respect, courtesy, manners and many other essentials in life. Most children in the age group normally consisting of 2-8 watch Barney. Many of us have grown out of Barney but there are generations still to come who will enjoy Barney.

    Characters:

    Barney: His role on the show is to show everyone a good time. He has great friends whom sometimes visit the kids and tell stories or take them on adventures. He even has a bag of goodies known as the Barney Bag.

    B.J.: He visits on occasion to play with Barney and his friends. B.J.'s role on the show is simply to help out or play games although he normally visits because he's looking for something he has lost.

    Baby Bop: Baby Bop, who carries her blankie wherever she goes, is kind-hearted and very polite. She normally tags along with her big brother B.J. She does, on occasion, lose her blankie but with Barney's help, she always finds it. ((Trivia buffs: Baby Bop's favorite number is three.)

    Barney & Friends Theme Song (to the tune of "Yankee Doodle"):

    Barney is a dinosaur From our imagination And when he's tall, he's what we call A dinosaur sensation Barney's friends are big and small They come from lots of places After school, they come to play And sing with happy faces Barney shows us lots of things Like how to play pretend ABCs and 1-2-3s And how to be a friend Barney comes to play with us Whenever we may need him Barney can be your friend, too If you just make-believe him.

    The Ending Song:

    I love you You love me We're a happy family With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you Wont you say you love me too. I love you you love me We're best friends like friends should be With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you Wont you say you love me too.

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