My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star

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My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star

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Remake of The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, a wildly popular British comedy series, this highly-stylized, musically-driven fantasy is shot in a frenetic, fast-paced single-camera style. Through earnest yet delusional monologues, Jace lays out his master plan for world rock ‘n' roll domination in easy-to-follow-steps. Despite the discouragement of his disgruntled dad, a heavy metal dinosaur played by Michael Des Barres (formerly of the rock groups Detective and Power Station), Jace keeps dreaming of stardom for himself and his struggling band SlipDog. His group includes entrepreneurial con man Doc, free-loving punktress Joe, and a long line of drummers that include dim-witted jock Danny, rebellious Lucas and odd but sweet Owen. Opportunity strikes, however, when Jace finds renewed hope in his slightly older (un)employment counselor, Sarah Nelson, who just might be his ideal muse and who also happens to be the hottest DJ mix artist in town. Originally named after the original UK version of the show the title was changed to avoid having people confuse it with The WB network's other music oriented series Popstars (also an American remake of a British series).

Originally planned as a fall show, The WB pushed it back to mid-season and promoted it as their first ever Super Series. The promotions also promised that it would run for its scheduled six weeks. Unfortunately the network failed to live up to their promise and never gave the show a chance to find the audience it needed.

The WB network aired back-to-back episodes of My Guide... on Thursday nights at 8pm right before Charmed. But only for 2 weeks. After excessively promoting the show, it didn't deliver the ratings the network wanted and the WB pulled it without airing the remaining episodes. Fortunately the remaining episodes got to see the light of day when Canadian music network Much Music ran the entire series from beginning to end.

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Air dates refer to a show's original run (in this case the show's original run was in March 2002 on The WB Network). So, although the "unaired" episodes have been shown on other networks, they'll still be known as "unaired" because they were never shown during the show's original run.moreless

James DeBello

James DeBello

Danny Whittiker (Drummer No. 1)

Kris Lemche

Kris Lemche

Lucas Zank (Drummer No. 2)

Emmanuelle Vaugier

Emmanuelle Vaugier

Sarah Nelson

Kevin Rankin

Kevin Rankin

Victor "Doc" Pike

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Owen (Drummer No. 3)

Lauren Hodges

Lauren Hodges

Josephine "Joe" Delamo

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