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    Beetleborgs

    Beetleborgs

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    FOX (ended 1998)
    This guide covers the program known as "Saban's Big Bad Beetleborgs" (in its first season) and "Saban's Beetleborgs Metallix" (in its second and final season). It was the third "companion series" to the Power Rangers franchise, and eventually rose in ratings to point it was number 1 in all key demographics. The show was about three typical pre-teen kids, Drew, Roland, and Jo, living in the city of Charterville, where they tend to hang out as Roland's father's comic book store, Zoom Comics. One day, on a dare, the trio entered the local haunted house (known as Hillhurst Mansion), and encounter a gang of crazy gang, child-hugry monsters! While trying to escape, they bumped into a pipe organ, accidentally freeing a wacky blue phasm by the name Flabber. As thanks for releasing him from his prison, he gave them a wish, which they were unanimous on: the kids wanted to be their favorite comic book superheroes - the Beetleborgs! But in fulfilling their wish, Flabber accidentally releases the Beetleborgs' enemies, the evil Magnavores, from the comic book world as well. Now the kids, as the armored, insect-powered, (adult-) cyborg warriors called the Beetleborgs, must defend their city from the Magnavores, which include Noxic, Jara, Typhus and their boss, Vexor, as they release evil creatures also out of any issue of the comics. The comic arsenal is also at the kids' disposal, including powerful weapons and three giant fighting machines known as the Beetle A.V.s. The shy but courageous Drew takes the form of the Blue Stinger Beetleborg (and later, the Chromium Gold Beetleborg). He also has the civilian ability of telekinetic powers. Jo, his tomboyish younger sister (who later goes through a change of actresses due to a magic spell gone bad), is the Red Striker (and later Platinum Purple) Beetleborg, and has the civilian ability of super-strength. And the budding magician Roland is the Green Hunter Beetleborg (and later, the Titanium Silver Beetleborg), with super-speed as his civilian ability. Then in "BeetleBorgs Metallix", Art Fortunes, creator of the Beetleborgs comics, creates better and more powerful armor for the heroes, to combat a new line of evil which are created by Art's criminal insane brother, Les Fortunes! His creation of Nukus, Horribelle, Vilor, and their Crustaceans are the new enemies of these new Metallix-powered Beetleborgs. The supporting cast includes Flabber's child-hungry roommates, known as the House Monsters (which include vampiric Count Fangula, tightly-wound Mums, dim-witted Frankenbeans, incomprehensable Wolfgang, and later the fiesty Little Ghoul); Roland's butt-kicking, bike-riding grandmother Nano; Roland's Zoom Comics-owning father Aaron (and later his mother, Abby); Heather, a pretty young girl who works at Zoom and Drew has a major crush on; and Van & Trip, two millionaire brats who tend to bully around the kids. Big Bad Beetleborgs was adapted from the 1995 Toei Metal Hero program, "Juukou Bii Faitaa (Heavy Armor B-Fighter). Beetleborgs Metallix was adapted from the 1996 Toei Metal Hero program, "Bii Faitaa Kabuto" (B-Fighter Kabuto). The series aired Mondays to Fridays, and Saturday mornings, on the Fox Kids block of the Fox network, from its inception, until the fall of 1998, when reruns of it moved to the UPN Kids block of the United Paramount Network. It has not aired in the USA since 1999, though continues to run in other countries, most notably the United Kingdom. The series ended due to two major factors: Toei stopped production of its Metal Hero series, meaning no series to adapt for a third season (which was tentatively titled Beetleborgs Force), which would have meant much higher production costs. And secondly, Saban Entertainment needed to free up more money to fund the Ireland co-production Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog. The toy line even continued after the show ended its run! Beetleborgs (both seasons) was a production of Renaissance-Atlantic Films. A co-production of Toei Company, LTD. and Bugboy Productions, Inc. And copyrighted by Saban Entertainment, Inc. and Saban International, N.V. (which is now owned by Disney, and goes by the name of BVS Entertainment, Inc.) (One last FYI: Shannon "Jo #1" Chandler and Elisabeth "Heather" Lund were nominated for "Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Saturday Morning TV Program" at the YoungStar Awards for the series)moreless
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    Ned and Stacey

    Ned and Stacey

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    FOX (ended 1997)
    Welcome to the Ned and Stacey guide at TV Tome. The idea may not have been totally original--a man and a woman who can't stand each other enter a marriage of convenience--but the execution of Ned and Stacey makes it one of the most truly underappreciated sitcom classics of all time. Besides having first-class writing, N&S feaures eye-opening performances from its lead characters. Thomas Haden Church, best known as Lowell on Wings, created a different persona for himself and his impeccable and uncanny comic timing is a joy to watch. Debra Messing is just about perfect in her role as Stacey, and many will find her performances here even more fun to watch than her later role on Will & Grace. Greg Germann (later to be seen on Ally McBeal) and Nadia Dajani do not let down the show's high standard in their supporting roles. After the show's initial run on the Fox network, Ned and Stacey became an integral part of the USA Network's "USAM" comedy lineup, as it was on and off that network from 1998 until April 2001, gaining new popularity as it caught the eye of many a viewer who never saw it in the first place, including many Will & Grace fans who were curious to see this earlier incarnation of Grace Adler played by Debra Messing. After that, N&S junkies were out of luck, waiting and hoping that some network would pick up the 46 episodes of the show and begin showing them again. Then, on October 20, 2003, to our great delight, the cable channel WE (Women's Entertainment) began running the program again. It was Ned and Stacey heaven for their fans until late July 2004, when the network abruptly stopped running the show. We can only hope that some channel somewhere in the US will pick up the series once again. Until then, we'll just have to rely on memories. We hope this guide will help. If we hear of its return, we'll let you know, and you let us know if you hear anything first. If you have any questions about the data herein, e-mail me at Procyon3001@aol.com Pictured L-R: Nadia Dajani, Greg Germann, Thomas Haden Church, Debra Messing N&S showing in UK As of October 2004, Ned and Stacey can be seen by viewers in Great Britain on the Paramount Comedy channel. It's on every day at 2:30PM with repeats at 12:05AM, apparently! N&S in Australia TV Tome users tell us starting December 1, 2004, Ned and Stacey will be broadcast weekdays at 10PM, Australian EST, on the cable network Foxtel on TV1.moreless
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    Happy Hour

    Happy Hour

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    Henry Beckman had the perfect life, a great job, a perfect girlfriend and a sweet apartment - until Henry gets dumped by Heather, the girl he thought was "the one," and he is now thrown into an apartment with a man who has his own surreal opinions on life and women, his new roommate, Larry Cone. Henry begins to rebuild his life and now want to find himself a job and a new love. The show had an original production run of thirteen episodes, of which only four episodes aired before it was cancelled. There were three completed episodes that were ready to be aired that FOX never aired.moreless
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    TALKSHOW with Spike Feresten

    TALKSHOW with Spike Feresten

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    Emmy-nominated comic Spike Feresten has just splashed down into the seething, shark-infested ocean that is late-night talk TV. TALKSHOW with Spike Feresten is 30 hot minutes of comedy-infused talk, punctuated with sketches and the occasional bold excursion onto the street. Passers-by, celebrity guests, and even the show's staff are all fair game in Feresten's endless mission to inform and amuse.moreless
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    Stacked

    Stacked

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    You can't judge a book by its cover, especially when it's only covered by a miniskirt and baby-tee! A workplace ensemble comedy, Stacked revolves around beautiful Skyler Dayton (Pamela Anderson, Baywatch, V.I.P) who is tired of her non-stop partying lifestyle and bad choices in boyfriends. Wanting a major life change, she wanders into "The Stacks," a small family-run bookstore owned by Gavin DeWitt (Elon Gold, In-Laws) and his brother, Stuart (Brian Scolaro,, Three Sisters). Divorced and unlucky in love himself, Gavin's inclined to regard Skyler as an embodiment of the vacuous, image-obsessed ure he has come to abhor. Stuart, however, is dazzled by Skyler's beauty and, much to Gavin's horror, offers her a job at their store, which she happily accepts as the first step in her quest for a steadier lifestyle. Unhappy that she's going to be minding the till next to such an intimidating hell is the store's sole other employee, Katrina (Marissa Jaret Winokur, "Hairspray"), who doles out doses of realism and cynicism. Rounding out the characters is the store's one steady customer, Harold March (Christopher Lloyd, Back to the Future, Taxi), a preeminent but retired rocket scientist. Fox Broadcast History April 2005 - April 2005: Wednesdays @ 8:30 April 2005 - Current: Wednesdays @ 8:30 Stacked is a 20th Century Fox Television production. Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman serve as executive producers. Heide Perlman and Stephen Lloyd are co-executive producers.- Fox Press Release (Simulcast in HDTV)moreless
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    The Return of Jezebel James

    The Return of Jezebel James

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    Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of Gilmore Girls, brings us this multi-camera comedy about how two estranged sisters who are polar opposites try to raise a baby together.

    Boston Legal's Parker Posey was cast in the lead role in this comedy pilot as Sarah Tomkins. Sarah is an intelligent, optimistic and determined woman who has it all. She's a successful editor of children's books with a very helpful assistant Buddy (The Good Shepherd's Michael Arden) who keeps her life together. Also she has a steady, no-strings-attached relationship with businessman Marcus Sonti (Gilmore Girls's Scott Cohen) a confirmed bachelor. Also Oz Dana Ivey will star as Molly an unspecified character on the series.

    At the same time Sarah's father, Ronald(Trump Unauthorized Ron McLarty) always reminds her that although she has the perfect job and boyfriend, something is missing in her life. When Sarah comes home from work she feels alone and she is also not getting any younger, so she decides to get pregnant. But the doctor soon tells her that she cannot have children, so Sarah begins an alternate plan. When she can't find anyone she can count on to have the baby for her, she turns to her estranged sister Coco (Six Feet Under's Lauren Ambrose). Coco refuses at first, but when Sarah mentions that she has turned Jezebel James, Coco's imaginary childhood friend, into a story book, Coco begins to take her sister's idea more seriously. Coco thinks about her current living status on her friend's couch and decides to go ahead with her sister's plan.

    Sherman-Palladino has also served as director and executive producer on the show, which was produced by Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions and Regency Television. FOX had ordered 13 episodes for the first season, but only seven were made, and they stopped airing it after only three episodes.moreless
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    The George Carlin Show

    The George Carlin Show

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    FOX (ended 1995)
    The George Carlin Show was a stage Sam Simon established to allow George Carlin to express his pointed views of society on "regular" television. It was set in a Manhattan bar, much like the ones Carlin's alcoholic father used to frequent in the 1930s. FOX Broadcast History January 1994-August 1994----Sunday----9:30 October 1994-January 1995----Sunday----9:30 July 1995-September 1995----Sunday----9:30 Fox had bumped the show January 1, 1995 with what was presumed to be "the final show," but some unused episodes did get their one-and-only exposure the following summer.moreless
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    Life on a Stick

    Life on a Stick

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    FOX (ended 2005)
    This series from Victor Fresco (Andy Richter Controls the Universe) centers on several teen characters who work and hang out at the mall food court. There is 18-year-old, optimistic-but-not-ambitious Laz (Zachary Knighton, The Prince and Me); his 16-year-old angst-ridden and angry stepsister, Molly (Saige Thompson, 10-8: Officers on Duty); Laz's best friend Fred (Charlie Finn, Super Troopers); and Laz's new girlfriend Lily (Rachelle Lefevre, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow). Home base for Laz and Molly is a blended family formed by the marriage of Laz's dad, Rick (Matthew Glave, The Wedding Singer), and Molly's mom, Michelle (Amy Yasbeck, The Mask). Rick and Molly love all of their children, but they are particularly obsessed with the only product of their union together: the sweet, perfect and wise 8-year-old Gus (Frankie Ryan Manriquez). Laz and Fred both 18, have been friends forever. Just out of high school, and unsure what they want to do with their lives, they take jobs at a mall food court, at the lame "Yippee, Hot Dogs" run by the always yelling Mr.Hut (Maz Jobrani). There, Laz meets the girl of his dreams, the lovely and strong-willed Lily. Optimistic but not ambitious, Laz cuts a deal with his well-meaning but superficial dad Rick and equally superficial stepmom Michelle which allows Laz to continue living rent-free at home. All Laz has to do is keep an eye on his stepsister (Michelle's daughter), the angry, angst-ridden, 16-year-old Molly. Michelle and Rick hope that Laz will help socialize Molly and get her on the right track with the boy she likes - the sweet and very honest Jasper. Rounding out the family is the perfect and wise 8-year-old Gus, the only product of Rick and Michelle's union and the object of their obsession. At the whim of writer/executive producer Victor Fresco, these people are now getting a taste of LIFE ON A STICK. LIFE ON A STICK is created, written and executive-produced by Victor Fresco and co-executive-produced by Maggie Bandur, Michael Ross, Michael Teverbaugh and Miriam Trogdon. Adam Chase is the consulting producer. LIFE ON A STICK is produced by: Garfield Grove Productions, & Paramount Television CTV/Fox Broadcast History Series Premiere: March 24th, 2005......Thursday 9:30/8:30c March 28th, 2005 - present......Wednesdays 9:30/8:30c Special Presentation: April 27th......Wednesday 8:30/7:30c (Simulcast in HDTV)moreless
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    Rewind

    Rewind

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    In the first sitcom to take place in the present and back in the 70s, Rewind shows us that life has a strange way of repeating itself no matter how hard we try to move on. Scott Baio stars as Rob Di Paulo, a hard-working marketing executive who feels as though many of the experiences he's having now he experienced before. He has enough trouble navigating office politics and dating the right women, so when facing a dicey situation he flashes back to teenage life for a funny parallel to what he currently is going through. Rob is constantly reminded that history repeats itself, whether he's trying to bail his fast-talking, rapidly rising friend Harv (Mystro Clark, "The Show") out of embarrassing encounters with the company president or making a play for Dana (Christine Taylor, "Party Girl"), a smart and sexy executive who happens to be the girlfriend of the corporate downsizer. In the 70s flashbacks, a whole other world and characters will emerge as Rob's hilarious childhood and friendship with Harv show us glimpses of what made the man what he is today. Adam Zolotin plays the teen Rob, with Chris Edwards portraying the teen Harv. The series was created by Boyd Hale and Tom Burkhard. Effrem Seeger and Susan Seeger are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television in association with Subway Productions. While the series was picked up by FOX for the 1997-98 season and episodes were produced, it was subsequently canceled before any of the episodes were broadcast. Must've been a wonderful series!moreless
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    Unhitched

    Unhitched

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    Unhitched is a single camera comedy that follows the lives of 4 'divorcees': Kate, Tommy, Freddy and Jack 'Gator' Gately. They are all newcomers to the world of dating and have to wade through its messy waters. Unhitched enjoys the same 'gross out' comedy stylized by shows such as Family Guy. FOX ordered 6 episodes for season 1.moreless
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    Riot

    Riot

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    A Minute With Stan Hooper

    A Minute With Stan Hooper

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    FOX (ended 2003)
    For ten years, "A Minute with Stan Hooper" has closed each episode of "Newsline," America's highest rated newsmagazine. In his "Minute" segments, Stan Hooper (Norm Macdonald, "Norm") has been telling real stories of real people that make up the fabric of America. But now Stan is making his "Minute" more honest. He no longer wants to comment on life from a studio in midtown Manhattan. He wants to live in the vanishing America he has been talking about for a decade - a place where ordinary people enjoy life's simple pleasures, where people have never heard of cappuccino. So, Stan and his wife Molly (Penelope Ann Miller, "The Closer") are moving to Waterford Falls, Wisconsin. Stan thinks this small town they passed through on their honeymoon 15 years ago is the embodiment of the old-fashioned values and idyllic lifestyle he has been championing in his "Minute" reports. Except that the house that Stan and Molly rent comes with a butler, Gary (Brian Howe). And the local cheese mogul, Fred Hawkins' (Fred Willard, "Maybe It's Me") son, Ryan (Eric Lively), who is dating a waitress, Chelsea (Reagan Dale Neis, "Maybe It's Me"), temporarily moves in with Stan and Molly. And that the two guys who own the local diner, Pete (Daniel Roebuck) and Lou Peterson (Garret Dillahunt), are a couple. Stan Hooper is a commentator on life, whose observations and insights will solve some problems while creating others.moreless
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    Celebrity Duets

    Celebrity Duets

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    Celebrity Duets was produced by Simon Cowell, who is best-known for his role in American Idol. Similar to Dancing with Celebrities, Celebrity Duets took established singing stars and paired them with with celebrities who were normally outside the music industry. On Thursday nights, the show followed the professional singers as they instructed their celebrity partners, chose songs and performed duets in front of a panel of judges and a live studio audience. Viewers voted on their favorites, and the results were revealed on a live Friday night episode. Contestants competed for charity.moreless
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    Duet

    Duet

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    FOX (ended 1989)
    Duet was a romantic comedy focused on mystery writer Ben Coleman and caterer Laura Kelly as they dealt with all the ups and downs of a relationship, from courtship to marriage. With them every step of the way (whether they liked it or not) were Laura's quirky sister Jane; Ben's self-centered, neurotic best friend Richard and his demanding wife Linda (whom Ben once dated); and Ben's loyal dog, Reuben. In 1989, this series was revamped and retitled Open House. Both shows were repeated on Lifetime in the early 1990s.moreless
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    Cedric the Entertainer Presents

    Cedric the Entertainer Presents

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    FOX (ended 2003)
    FOX premiered this comedy/variety show following "King of Comedy" Bernie Mac's show. Cedric The Entertainer Presents has been described as a throwback to the original television variety shows mixed with current humor. It lasted one season. It was announced to be a part of the 2003-2004 season with the episodes that had already been produced but had yet to air, but Fox never aired these episodes. The entire series is available on DVD.moreless
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    Great Scott!

    Great Scott!

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    FOX (ended 1992)
    This extremely short-lived comedy gave young Toby Maguire his first starring role. He played the somewhat geeky teenager Scott who escaped his everyday problems in elaborate daydreams that cast him as the cool guy. His troubles were of a small nature, the usual troubles that come with school and parents.moreless
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    Attack of The Killer Tomatoes

    Attack of The Killer Tomatoes

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    FOX (ended 1992)
    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes was a cartoon based off of the movie Return of the Killer Tomatoes, which was a sequel to the movie Attack of the Killer tomatoes.
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    Second Chance

    Second Chance

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    FOX (ended 1987)
    Charles Russell dies, but since he is too good for hell and too bad for heaven, he is given the opportunity to go back to 1987 to assist his younger self, Chazz, in making better decisions at critical junctures in his life in order to (hopefully) get into heaven. As of December 1987, the show was revamped and retitled Boys Will Be Boys. The entire fantasy element of the series was dropped, along with Charles and St. Peter.moreless
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    Get Smart (1995)

    Get Smart (1995)

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    Andy Dick plays the son of Maxwell Smart in this short-lived '90s update of the classic spy spoof. Teamed with the relunctant Agent 66, they try to stop KAOS from controlling the world's economy (after the Cold War, they had to lower their standards). Also working for the good guys was Trudy, the '90s equivalent of Larabee; Agent 13, a master of disguise; and the chief, Maxwell Smart. Barbara Feldon also made a handful of appearances as Agent 99, now a politician.moreless
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    Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show

    Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show

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    Following its critically and commercially successful second year in the UK, The Sketch Show has come to FOX, imported by Kelsey Grammer's Grammnet Productions (Girlfriends, Medium) along with Dan Patterson (Whose Line is it Anyway?) and the original producers of the award-winning UK series, Avalon Television Ltd. ("Jerry Springer: The Opera"). Reminiscent of Laugh In, the series features quick-fire puns, gags and fast-paced sketches, averaging a remarkable 30 vignettes per half-hour. Richard Boden (The Black Adder, Time Gentlemen Please), director of the first two seasons in the UK, returns to direct the American cast, who are joined by original UK cast member Lee Mack ("Dick Whittington"). The Sketch Show is shot both in London and Los Angeles and features the writing talents of Ricky Gervais (creator of The Office).moreless
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