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    Tales of the City

    Tales of the City

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    Showtime (ended 2001)
    Tales of the City (and it's sequels) follow the soap-operaish lives of the people living in 1970's and 1980's San Francisco, and are based on Armistead Maupin's novels. The show centers around Anna Madrigal, the eccentric landlady at 28 Barbary Lane (who welcomes her tenants by taping homegrown joints above their doors), her tenants and the others implicated in their lives. Tenants include Mary Ann Singleton, a naive midwesterner who moves to California to start a new life; Mona Ramsey, a **** who is unknowingly Mrs. Madrigal's daughter; Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, a gay Floridan who moved to California to avoid letting his parents find out he was gay and Brian Hawkins, a horny straight guy trapped in a gay city... People involved in their lives are Beachamp Day, Mary Ann's boss, and his wife DeDe; Edgar Halcyon, Anna's boyfriend, and his wife, Frannie who are DeDe's parents; Dr. Jon Fielding, the on-again-off-again boyfriend of Michael's; Mother Mucka, a whorehouse madame who is mother to Mrs. Madrigal; and Connie Bradshaw, a school friend of Mary Ann's; among others. The show was originally produced for Britain's Channel 4 & USA's PBS. When PBS aired it in 1994, it broke their ratings records, and in 1998, Showtime and Channel 4 produced the follow-up, More Tales of the City. The latest series, Further Tales of the City aired on Showtime in May 2001 -- but was not aired in the UK. The other 3 "Tales" novels, Babycakes, Significant Others, and Sure of You, have not been adapted for TV as of yet (Just for the record, "Babycakes" is not in any way related to the film that starred Ricki Lake). According to Maupin's official site, a script for "Babycakes" is being developed as a two-hour telefilm -- though it's still in the developmental stage at this point. There's been speculation about the departure of three of the leads from the original series, which was cleared up on Armistead Maupin's official site... Chloe Webb (Mona) asked for more money than they were offering, Paul Gross (Brian) was filming the TV series "Due South," and was therefore unavailable. Marcus D'Amico expressed "ambivalence" about reprising his role as Michael, so they recast the part. If anybody has any information they would like to contribute to this guide, please feel free to! If you know of the European airdates, they would be greatly appreciated. Although many of the actors were credited as "stars," many only appeared in an episode or two, so I've tried to track down which episodes and list them as "guest stars."moreless
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    Time of Your Life

    Time of Your Life

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    FOX (ended 2000)
    Time of Your Life was a wonderful Party of Five spin-off, that followed Sarah Reeves Merrin ( played by Jennifer Love Hewitt), who left her long-time boyfriend Bailey in San Francisco to search for her birth father in New York. There, she moved into her mother's old apartment and met new friends. Romy (Jennifer Garner) her actress rommate, Cecilia (Pauley Perrette) her landlord, Mag (Jonathon Schaech) the guy who works in the music store across the street and her sometimes boyfriend, Joss (Gina Ravera) her co-worker at a bar and Mag's "friend with benefits", and J.B (Diego Serrano) the man that lives in the building across from theirs and Romy's sometimes boyfriend. Sarah decided to stay in New York and tried to start her new life there. Jennifer Love Hewitt won the 2000 People's Choice Award for best female performer in new television series for her role in Time of Your Life.moreless
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    Prey

    Prey

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    ABC (ended 1998)
    Forty thousand years ago, the most advanced species on Earth was wiped out by a powerful new life form... Us. Now another new species has evolved-- stronger, smarter, and dedicated to our annihilation. Leading the fight against them is Dr. Sloan Parker, the bioanthropologist who uncovered their existence. Once again, it's survival of the fittest...and this time we are the Prey. A new, advanced species of humanoids is discovered and the humans must fight for their survival as the new species has more on their agenda than survial. They intend to dominate the planet and eliminate the humans.moreless
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    Sweating Bullets

    Sweating Bullets

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    CBS (ended 1993)
    Welcome to the Sweating Bullets guide at TV.com. This show was also known as Tropical Heat. The series - made in Canada, Mexico and as an Israel co-production - tells the story of two private investigators; ex-DEA agent Nick Slaughter and ex-travel-agency worker, Sylvie Girard. Mystery, adventure and romance fill this crime-drama with a sense of excitement. Picture the backdrop of a beautiful exotic island, in a town called Key Mariah. This show was part of 'Crimetime After Primetime', a CBS venture that aired after the local news at 11:00ET, before Letterman was on the network, from 1991-1992.moreless
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    The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

    The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    Molly Dodd is a 30-something, creative woman who makes interesting career choices and struggles with complex relationships with men and with her family. Molly's best friend, Nina Shapiro, also makes appearances here and there. Each episode begins with someone close to Molly commenting on some facet of her personality or her life. Elements of magical realism run throughout the series, for instance, when Molly communicates with the ghost of a relative (to tell who would be a spoiler). Molly has trouble saying "no" to people, like her mysterious cousin Mike from Baltimore who moves in with her and stays longer than he's welcome. Molly eventually seeks therapy but is turned away by her therapist when she falls in love with Molly. Some of the most notable men in Molly's life are her father; her ex-husband Fred, a sax player who keeps returning to toy with her emotions; Davey, the elevator man in her apartment building; Moss Goodman, the owner of a bookstore, who is seriously socially handicapped but charming as all get out (on right in the photo); and Nate Hawthorne, a literate cop with severe allergies (on left in the photo). The show's creator, Jay Tarses, makes occasional appearances as Molly's garbage man, Nick. After the second season, the show moved from NBC to Lifetime.moreless
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    Mission Hill

    Mission Hill

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    The WB (ended 2000)
    Meet Andy French, a 24-year-old captivatingly lazy guy. Together with his nerdy teenage brother Kevin, he lives in a big city loft. However, these two new roommates couldn't be more polar opposite: Andy can never seem to settle on a particular job or girlfriend, while Kevin never gets anything lower than an A in school nor does he get a girlfriend. "The show takes place in the fictional city of Cosmopolis's equally fictional neighborhood of Mission Hill". It's a diverse place with interesting people living in it. Fellow roommates include Posey Tyler, the capricious girl who hides a secret dark side, and Andy's mellow best friend Jim Kuback who's well-connected to the hip downtown scene and has a luxurious job. Across the hall are Natalie, Carlos and their baby. Carlos is a painter, while Natalie is a professor. Next door are Gus and Wally, a gay couple in their 60s. Picked up in the fall of 1997 by the head of programming at the time Garth Ancier, Mission Hill didn't hit the air until long after he left the network. While that in itself is usually enough to kill a new series, achieving a two share on just its second outing certainly helped finish it off. One wonders what the WB was expecting after slotting it so awkwardly (first a "sneak preview" on Tuesday, then, two weeks later, a time period debut on Friday), but both Ancier's successor, Susanne Daniels, and Castle Rock agreed that having the series kick off a lineup consisting of The Jamie Foxx Show, The Steve Harvey Show and For Your Love was asking too much of it. So it went on hiatus after just two episodes. The WB claimed that they would bring it back in the spring, but when the time rolled around they didn't feel it was worth bringing back in season, nor did they feel it was worth pairing up with another long-delayed animated show they mishandled, Baby Blues. It came as a shock to the producers when the network called them up and said they had 15 weeks open that summer to burn off the 11 leftover episodes. Mission Hill was no longer asked to kick off a lineup consisting of The Jamie Foxx Show, The Steve Harvey Show and For Your Love. Now, it was asked to have a lineup consisting of The Jamie Foxx Show, The Steve Harvey Show and For Your Love kick off it. Four weeks of that and the WB kicked Mission Hill off the lineup once again. Finally in 2001, Cartoon Network bought the rights to the series, and aired it in order and in its entirety from May to August in 2002. The series ended up being 13 episodes, which Adult Swim has run on a number of occasions. The scripts were written for episodes 14-18 and 14-16 made it to animatic, but the show got pulled in production. IN addition, 14-16 almost made it to the Mission Hill DVD, but there were further complications. Broadcast History Sep 1999, Tue 9:00-9:30 Oct 1999, Fri 8:00-8:30 Jun 2000-Jul 2000, Sun 9:30-10:00 Number of episodes that aired on WB: 6 Number of episodes that aired on AS: 13 Number of episodes that made it to the DVD: 13 Number of episodes that made it to the animatic (were animated): 16 Number of episodes planned: 18 Theme song "Italian Leather Sofa" (instrumental) Written by John McCrea Performed by Cake Mission Hill is a Bill Oakley/Josh Weinstein Production, in association with Castle Rock Entertainmentmoreless
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    Little Men

    Little Men

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    Ion Television (ended 1999)
    Following on from the Little Women novel is Little Men. Jo's husband has died leaving her with a property and in need to making some money. She decides to take in orphans and town children to teach them. Her nephew Franz, a teacher in training is also there to lend support as the children cause more than a few problems. Dan, one of the older boys, has fallen for Bess, niece of Jo while Nat is falling for the tom-boy Nan. When Nick arrives though needing work, sparks fly between him and Jo.moreless
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    Due South (1997)

    Due South (1997)

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    CTV (ended 1999)
    This series is a continuation of the comedy-drama Due South and ran from 1997 to 1999. The earlier series followed the life of Benton Fraser, a Canadian Mountie. He first came to Chicago on the trail of the killers of his father and stayed as a liaison for the Chicago Police Department. His American partner Ray Vecchio was originally played by David Marciano. Due South was canceled after the first season and canceled again after the second. The presumably final episode aired in Canada in May of 1996. Almost a year later, in 1997, the show was picked up again. Over the course of two years, 26 additional episodes aired which are covered in this guide. They are often considered as season 3 and 4 of the original series. In 1997, David Marciano was no longer available for the role of Fraser's partner. On screen, his character goes deep undercover with the mob and is replaced with Stanley Raymond Kowalski (Callum Keith Rennie), who poses as Ray Vecchio to protect the cover. Fraser, his new partner, and the deaf half-wolf Diefenbaker continue to battle crime.moreless
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    Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing

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    USA (ended 1993)
    Welcome to the Swamp Thing guide at TV.com.

    The swamp is my world, It is who I am, it is what I am. I was once a man, I know the evil men do. Do not bring your evil here, I warn you. Beware the wrath of Swamp Thing.moreless
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    Relativity

    Relativity

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    ABC (ended 1997)
    When her long-time boyfriend finally pops the big question, Isabel Lukens (Kimberly Williams) does what any right-minded young woman would do: takes off for Italy where she meets and falls madly in love with fellow American, Leo Roth (David Conrad). Wonder of wonders, the two hail from the same star-fated city of Los Angeles, but will their individual complications stand in the way of blissful reunion back stateside? Izzy still has to contend with her sort-of fiance, Everett, while Leo's recently widowed father, angst-ridden younger brother, and drama-prone sister present their own challenges. Originally billed as, "a prolonged examination of a love affair," and produced by the acclaimed team behind thirtysomething and My So-Called Life, Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, this short-lived ABC drama ultimately fell victim to a cursed time-slot and low ratings.moreless
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    Ghost Stories

    Ghost Stories

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    (ended 1998)
    Ghost Stories was an anthology series telling the tale of thrillers that were meant to scare and entertain you. The show was aired as a one hour anthology, containing two thirty minute episodes. In total, 44 half-hour episodes were produced. Rip Torn narrated the opening and closing of each episode. There is no music played during the opening credits, but Rip Torn speaks the same line each time: Come with me to a place of wondrous contradictions. A place that is silent and unstirring yet is restless and alive. A place of untold peace and boundless dread. Come with me into the very cradle of darkness where those who dwell, dwell alone.moreless
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    Bubblegum Crisis

    Bubblegum Crisis

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    SBS One (ended 1991)
    Bubblegum Crisis is the story of four mercenaries, called the Knight Sabers, living in Tokyo in the year 2033. After a massive earthquake destroyed much of Tokyo, a new city, MegaTokyo, was recreated thanks to the aid of a multi-million dollar company, GENOM Corp. GENOM created and mass-produced biomechanical creatures called Boomers to aid in the restoration of MegaTokyo. However, the Boomers soon began to go out of control. Thus, the ADPolice stepped up to fend them off. The Boomers probed to be too much for them to handle, and the Knight Sabers where born! Siding with neither the ADPolice nor GENOM, the Knight Sabers simply fight for money and safety.

    The series began airing on AOL's online streaming service on May 2, 2007.

    The original eight episode OVA series was cut short due to production complications. Luckily, soon after it's completion a follow up three episode OVA was created called Bubblegum Crash. The series was also remade in 1998 and called Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040.moreless
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    Neon Rider

    Neon Rider

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    CTV (ended 1995)
    Are you a troubled teen looking to get that monkey off your back? Try working out your problems on horseback. In this series, therapist Michael Terry opens his B.C. ranch to at-risk youths, all of whom must relinquish their delinquent side and rehabilitate their lives. It's through chores and the interpersonal relationships they build that the kids really get down to earth and realize what the world has in store for them.moreless
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    Jupiter Moon

    Jupiter Moon

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    (ended 1996)
    Welcome to the Jupiter Moon guide at TV.com. This ongoing drama serial with a science fiction background was set in the mid 21st century on board the science station Ilea, in geostationary orbit above Space City, a human colony on Callisto, the outermost of the Galilean moons of Jupiter. The show followed the lives of the crew of the space station and the students and staff of the Columbus College of the University of Space. Jupiter Moon was a Primetime-Andromeda production for British Satellite Broadcasting's Galaxy channel. 108 episodes of this thrice-weekly serial were broadcast but the show was cancelled when Galaxy ceased broadcasting in December 1990 following the merger between BSB and rival satellite broadcaster Sky. The balance of 42 episodes were finally given a first showing on British television when the show was resurrected by the UK Sci-Fi channel in 1995.moreless
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    Caught On Tape

    Caught On Tape

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    MSNBC
    Caught On Tape is news program based on real life criminal encounters that are recorded and rebroadcast on video. With video cameras in most convenience stores and gas stations, mounted to most police cars and news helicopters, and sitting in the pocket of most ordinary civilians, when a crime happens these days, it's increasingly likely that it will end up recorded somehow. John Seigenthaler hosts this outrageous news program, featuring real clips of crimes from robberies to personal assaults and more. See the high speed chase after a botched bank robbery, witness the disturbing assault on a woman at a concert, watch hidden video capture of people trying to hire a professional hit-man. With every segment, the victims, pursuing officers, and various experts and witnesses sound off on the melee that ensues when things get out of hand. And of course, the the best part is everything is real. Tense, fast paced, and dangerous, Caught On Tape offers a front row seat to criminal activity like most people never see.moreless
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    Harsh Realm

    Harsh Realm

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    FOX (ended 2000)
    Created by the military, Harsh Realm explores a virtual reality world where anything is possible. After seeing the horrors of war in Sarajevo, Lt. Thomas Hobbes is finally ready to settle down with his fiance but the military has one last assignment for him. He must test out the newest in military combat training, a top secret computer simulation code-named "Harsh Realm". However once inside the game, Hobbes immediately finds himself fighting for his life, and struggling to comprehend what is real and what is not.
    Harsh Realm was filmed entirely on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.moreless
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    Return to Lonesome Dove

    Return to Lonesome Dove

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    CBS (Mini-Series 1993)
    This mini-series takes off where Lonesome Dove ended. Captain Woodrow F. Call (Jon Voight) decides to head back to his Montana ranch with a heard of wild horses. Call's unacknowledged son Newt Dobbs (Rick Schroder) has been left in charge of the ranch in his absence.moreless
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    The Kingdom (Riget)

    The Kingdom (Riget)

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    DR1 (ended 1997)
    Originally created for Danish television as Riget, Morten Arnfred and Lars von Trier's supernatural thriller The Kingdom chronicles the bizarre occurrences at the title hospital, the largest and most respected hospital in the country. While the series deals with such real-life complications as murder investigations and malpractice suits, a more villainous force may be unleashing itself upon the hospital staff. After a patient (Kirsten Rolffes) sees the ghost of a young girl, many of the staff members find themselves involved in frightening and bizarre situations like an ambulance that appears every evening but then instantly vanishes. Eventually, a female doctor (Birgitte Raaberg) becomes pregnant, but the accelerated development of her fetus could be a sign that the evil forces have found a way to enter more permanently into the world.moreless
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    Pearl

    Pearl

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    CBS (ended 1997)
    In her first TV role since "Cheers"' tart-tongued barmaid Carla, Rhea Perlman plays Pearl Caraldo, a longshoreman's widow who enrolls in a prestigious university, where she'll teach her prickly professor (Malcolm McDowell, Our Friends in the North) a thing or two about life.moreless
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    Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension

    Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension

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    Global (ended 1998)
    It's the eeriest city on the planet, Eerie, Indiana where two teenagers, named Mitchell Taylor and Stanley Hope, are the only ones who actually encounter weird things occurring and they are the only ones who want to stop these strange happenings. The two children receive help from a bartender named Mr. Crawford if they are in trouble. The show is a sequel to the original series Eerie, Indiana. Unfortunately this show didn't pick up as expected and only ran for about four months. In the first episode we see the link between the original show and this sequel.moreless