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    Last Comic Standing

    Last Comic Standing

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    NBC
    A nationwide talent search accepting the best professional and non-professional stand-up comedians. Once the selection process is narrowed to 10, the show covers the contestants as they live together and compete for an exclusive contract with NBC, and to be called the Last Comic Standing.

    In Season 3 ("The Battle of the Best"), the object of the contest was the first season's 10 finalists versus second season's 10 finalists. No immunity challenges this time, or time spent showing the comics living together. It's pure stand-up.

    Rating: TV-14moreless
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    The Bill Cosby Show

    The Bill Cosby Show

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    NBC (ended 1971)
    The Bill Cosby Show aired for two seasons on NBC, 1969-70 and 1970-71. There were 52 episodes made in the series. In this lighthearted comedy, Bill Cosby played the role of Chet Kincaid, physical education teacher at a Los Angeles high school. The Chet Kincaid character was a bachelor, an average cool guy trying to earn a living, and help people out along the way. Many of the episodes involved Chet in various situations at the high school with his students and fellow teachers. In some episodes, Chet was asked to substitute, and fill in as algebra or english teacher. In one hilarious episode, Chet was the drivers ed instructor trying to teach a nervous student how to drive. Other episodes involved younger children, and some episodes involved family and adult characters. Different guest stars also appeared in various episodes thruout the series. The shows theme song- "Hikky Burr" was written by Bill Cosby and Quincy Jones with Cosby providing the vocals. The lyrics were hard to comprehend, but the song had a groovy tune and funky beat. For the second season, a more uptempo and jazzy version of the song was used. The show was entertaining, and did not use a laugh track, which is unique. The Bill Cosby Show was not your average, laugh-out-loud type of sitcom. The episodes were humorous, but the show emphasized warmth, intelligent character studies and plausible, real life situations. The plot of many episodes centered around a lesson in life learned, which was explained in the classic Cosby style.moreless
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    Mercy

    Mercy

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    NBC (ended 2010)
    The friendship of three nurses is spotlighted in this NBC dramedy. Through their eyes the audience will see life inside a hospital as it has never been seen before. The show also explores the personal lives of these three nurses and their relationship with the outside world. Mercy is produced by Universal Media Studios and Berman Braun.moreless
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    Animal Practice

    Animal Practice

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    NBC (ended 2012)
    Animal Practice from NBC stars Justin Kirk ("Weeds") as a veterinarian who likes the animals he treats but tends to hate their owners. Alessandro Tanaka and Brian Gatewood ("The Sitter") created the show, which also stars Tyler Labine ("Reaper," "Mad Love"), Amy Huberman and Bobby Lee ("MADtv"). On October 20, 2012this show was canceled. Three more episodes were said to air, but only one did do to other shows such as 30 Rock and The Voice airing in this show's time slot.moreless
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    The Snorks

    The Snorks

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    NBC (ended 1989)
    The Snorks were very much like their competitors The Smurfs, except that they live under the sea. The premise for the show was quite elaborate: In 1643, the captain of a ship under pirate attack discovered a tiny race of beings that lived underwater. After reaching the surface, the rescued captain shared his story of Snorks with a disbelieving world, while underneath the waves, an excited Snork by the name of Uncle Galeo was spreading the word about the surface dwellers. Cut to modern day, where the Snorks have evolved much like humans, living in similar houses and eating similar foods. The main characters of the series were teenager Allstar, his girlfriend Casey, and their pals Dimmy, Daffney and Tooter (so named because he only spoke in whistles). As one would expect, Allstar also had a wacky pet and a rival. The pet was an octopus, logically named Occy, while the rival was Junior Wetworth, the spoiled son of the governor of Snorkland. While The Snorks were an obvious attempt to cash in on the success of The Smurfs, the series was not without its own charm. Specifically, the relationship between the Snorks and the surface dwellers was very well designed, with the humans being drawn in a more traditional style to play up their "otherworldly" differences. Also, The Snorks succeeded in concentrating more on humor than on cuteness, taking the show beyond the level of mere Smurf-imitator. Snorks currently air everyday on Boomerang in the US.moreless
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    My Mother the Car

    My Mother the Car

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    NBC (ended 1966)
    For almost fifty years, My Mother the Car has remained a punchline, easily the most infamous of all the "What idiot thought THIS was a good idea?" sitcoms to hit the air. Just how did a comedy about the spirit of a man's dead mother inhabiting an old automobile get on TV? In hindsight, it had to happen. During the 1960s, the network schedules were overrun with comedies based on completely unrealistic and usually lame-brained premises. There was a talking horse (Mr. Ed), a Martian being passed off as an uncle (My Favorite Martian), a genie servant to an astronaut (I Dream of Jeannie), a playboy with a robot girlfriend (My Living Doll), an average American family made up of movie monsters (The Munsters), another family of creepy oddballs (The Addams Family), and the most unrealistic family of weirdos of them all, the Nelsons (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet). In this context, it's not such a leap for a woman planted six feet under to possess (or repossess) a car. The premise, in a nutshell, is that Dave Crabtree is a lawyer whose momma takes a break from pushing up daisies to return and take over the body of a 1928 Porter. She talks to him through the radio speaker. His wife is Barbara and his two young kids are Randy and Cindy. The wealthy, evil Captain Manzini is always trying to get his hands on Dave's car to complete his automobile collection. As with anything, it's the execution of the idea that matters most. A show such as Bewitched demonstrates how charm, a great cast, and the right "touch" can turn an unbelievable premise into an entertaining series. MMTC, on the other hand, was extremely pedestrian. Despite the lurid hook, it was a rather lame undertaking. None of the characters on the series had any actual character or personality; they were just "types." The only thing that could be said about Dave Crabtree (Jerry Van Dyke), the dutiful son is that he was a trusting and dull dullard. His wife and kids were as generic and forgettable as they come. His arch nemesis, Captain Manzini, would have been more at home as a villain on Batman, but only on the weeks the writers decided he should be. The 1928 Porter, as seen in the series, did not exist. A 1924 Ford T-tub hot rod, built by Norman Grabowski, was modified to turn it into the car seen on the series. A second "effects car" was built by George Barris for the scenes requiring the car to seemingly drive itself, move its headlights, and the like. Despite a universal lambasting by the critics and lousy ratings, MMTC was kept on the air by NBC for a full season opposite Rawhide on CBS and Combat on ABC. It probably is remembered today thanks to Johnny Carson, who made it a frequent punchline for years to come. Legacy:
    -In 2002, TV Guide named My Mother the Car the second worst show of all time. It was beat only by The Jerry Springer Show.
    -Ann Sothern, the voice of Mother, readily admitted to the press that she took the job because it was easy money, calling it radio acting with a TV paycheck It is said she soon regretted having done the series.moreless
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    Caroline in the City

    Caroline in the City

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    NBC (ended 1999)
    A situation comedy centered on Caroline Duffy, a young cartoonist living in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Each episode begins with a brief animated sequence reflecting the autobiographical nature of her syndicated newspaper cartoon strip Caroline in the City, explicitly compared with the real comic strip Cathy in several episodes. The first season hinged on the complicated romantic relationship between Caroline and Del, a divorced hunk with commitment problems, and a slowly evolving, understated romantic attraction between Caroline and Richard, her cynical colorist who, as a aspiring painter, is embarrassed by his job and at first resists becoming entangled in Caroline's personal life but slowly realizes he is falling in love with her. Comic relief is provided by Caroline's neighbor and best friend Annie, a professional dancer trapped in the endless run of Cats and an endless succession of unsuccessful relationships with men, and Del's bizarre underling Charlie. NBC Broadcast History

    September 1995-July 1996----Thursdays----9:30
    August 1996-July 1997----Tuesdays----9:30
    June 1997-July 1998----Mondays----9:00
    June 1998-April 1999----Mondays----8:30

    "Caroline" now airs weekday mornings on Lifetime at 8/7c.moreless
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    Veronica's Closet

    Veronica's Closet

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    NBC (ended 2000)
    From the creators of Friends, Veronica's Closet is a workplace sitcom following the life of Ronnie Chase, the successful media magnate behind fashionable lingerie and book company Veronica's Closet. Unfortunately for Ronnie, things in her life start going awry, as her husband leaves her and she finds herself hitting middle-age.

    Veronica's Closet was broadcast on NBC, and produced by Warner Bros. Television and Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions. The series ran for three seasons before being canceled, resulting in the final four episodes being left unseen until the series showed up in syndication.moreless
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    The Gumby Show

    The Gumby Show

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    NBC (ended 1957)
    Gumby first appeared in the 1953 film short Gumbasia, (believed to be one of the first music videos). In 1956 Gumby and his horse friend Pokey hit the airways on The Howdy Doody Show in their first shorts in 1956. It was so popular that it became its own show in 1957 called The Gumby Show. The show contained the 1956 shorts along with new ones. Each episode contained 3 cartoons. In the 1960's Goo the blue mermaid, Prickle the yellow dinosaur, and Nopey the dog were introduced. The Blockheads sometimes chased after Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, and Goo with some scheme. Gumbo and Gumba were Gumby's Dad and Mother.

    The show stopped in 1967 due to problems in Art Clokey's family and another cartoon. In the 1970's Gumby was totally ignored. The 1980's brought back new life to Gumby with tons of toys and new episodes in a new series called Gumby Adventures in 1988. And a movie in 1995.

    Ever since Art Clokey created new episodes in the 80s, he dubbed out the original background music and character voices with new ones.

    Gumby is currently off the air. It was first shown on NBC through the 1950's till 1967. In the 1980's it was shown on Fox. In the mid-1990's reruns were shown on Nickelodeon. In the late 1990's it was shown on Cartoon Network at 1:00 am. It has been off the air since 2001.moreless
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    Average Joe

    Average Joe

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    NBC (ended 2005)
    The series involves an ex-beauty queen/NFL cheerleader who's lead to believe she'll be on a dating show where she'll get to pick from a group of handsome men, a la "The Bachelorette." The first twist comes when she arrives and discovers the guys are actually "Average Joes." In the first season, the bachlorette is Melana Scantlin. NBC Studios is behind the series which will contain original twists and turns for the current dating/reality genre. Specifics however where not revealed. In the show, each week the beauty learns about her suitors during group and individual dates, as she determines which one might be her soul mate. She faces tough decisions as she must eliminate some guys in order to focus on those she has the most chemistry with. As the host and confindant, Kathy Griffin will offer her take on the behaviors and personalities af the men and is on hand to introduce the many twists and turns the show takes. The Peacock has committed to six episodes of the reality series from Executive Producers Stuart Krasnow ("America's Most Talented Kid") and Andrew Glassman (CNBC). Kathy Griffin ("The Mole") will host the project which, like FOX's "Mr. Personality" will test how important looks are in the dating process. Average Joe 2: Hawaii Hot on the heels of this Fall's hit Average Joe, NBC premieres the second installment of the series, Average Joe: Hawaii, on Monday, January 5 (10-11 p.m. ET). This new series was taped before the first series ever aired, thus protecting the twist. "As soon as we saw the first tapes of the original ‘Average Joe,' we knew there was rich potential for a second helping of this twisted take on the dating show. The fact that we taped both series before either hit the air allows for the surprise twists to hit the new participants with the same impact they had on the original show," said Zucker. In this new series, the crown of "Average Joe's" former beauty queen and NFL cheerleader Melana Scantlin is passed on to another former Miss USA contestant and model - Larissa Meek, who is swept away to a secluded island paradise with the promise of romance to be found among a group of 18 Prince Charmings. With no way of knowing the secret twist to "Average Joe" in advance, our new beauty must decide how to proceed when she meets the unexpected group of guys with big personalities, but admittedly average looks, ranging from a 5-foot-3 engineer to 340 pound sewage contractor. While finding themselves on what one dismayed ‘Average Joe' describes as "nerd island," the guys happily greet their beauty unaware that in a few short weeks a group of eight traditional dating-show-studs will join the competition to vie for her affection. As the series proceeds, new takes on the twists of "Average Joe" are in store for the audience along with brand new dramatic surprises; and tensions between the two groups of men reach new levels in several emotionally charged ‘joe' vs. ‘jock' showdowns. Average Joe 3: Adam Returns NBC will be premiering the third season of the series, Average Joe: Adam Returns, on Monday, March 15 (10:00 PM). The new season will be having new twists, and the biggest one would probably be Adam Mesh's return to the show. After Melana Scantlin's choice to take Jason as a winner on Average Joe's first season finale, instead of Adam, Adam's fans sent a big number of e-mails for bringing Adam back. Finally, after second season finished its airing, Adam Mesh will return to the show as a main bachelor in Average Joe 3: Adam Returns. Now Adam Mesh has the power to choose over some girls... Average Joe 4: The Joes Strike Back The newest and boldest installment of NBC's popular relationship series Average Joe about average-looking guys with big hearts and great personalities hoping to win the love of a beautiful woman returns with more twists, turns and conflicts than ever before. This time, stunning 26-year-old red-headed beauty Anna is the alluring bachelorette. Born in Poland and raised in Las Vegas, Anna has a degree in business administration and is now a model and entrepreneur. Once again, the unsuspecting model thought she was on a traditional dating show only to be surprised by a swarm of average Joes, including a tool salesman, a pest control guy and a computer-science student pursuing his Ph.D. In the six-episode series, the 18 enthusiastic average Joes hope to woo and win her over with their charm and personalities. But first, they'll have to navigate through an all new series of dramatic twists and turns, outrageous surprises ? and their toughest competition yet ? seven strikingly handsome jocks who are cocky and confident that Anna will only have eyes for them. Also included are a romantic getaway to exotic Tahiti, surprise visitors for both the Joes and Anna, and the return of three of the most popular former Average Joes in the premiere. NBC Broadcast History November 2003 - April 2004 -- Mondays 10:00 PM June 2005 - July 2005 -- Tuesdays 8:00 PM NBC Broadcast History - Special Night: Season 4 FINALE - July 27 2005 -- Wednesday 8:00 PMmoreless
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    Leap of Faith

    Leap of Faith

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    NBC (ended 2002)
    This half-hour single-camera comedy, Leap of Faith, created by Jenny Bicks, is about the relationships between a close circle of friends in their 30s. At the center is Faith Wardwell (Sarah Paulson), a spirited young woman who calls off her engagement to a "good on paper" guy and takes a leap of faith back into the single life to discover what it's like when you stop doing what you should do, and start doing what makes you happy. After a fling with an attractive actor prompts her to cancel her nuptials, Faith finds herself back in the company of her outspoken circle of friends who provide varied perspectives on life. There's Patty (Lisa Edelstein), Faith's free-spirited single friend and co-worker who's always looking for Mr. Right Now; Cynthia (Regina King), Faith's no-nonsense married neighbor who likes to speak her mind on all issues, relevant to her or not; and Andy (Ken Marino), Faith's fun-loving best friend from college who works as a reporter at Rolling Stone. Faith also gets advice from her eccentric socialite mother, Cricket (Jill Clayburgh), while her advertising executive boss, Lucas, is constantly trying to keep Faith's mind on her job.moreless
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    Grand

    Grand

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    NBC (ended 1990)
    From the Producers of The Cosby Show and Roseanne comes Grand, a new ensemble comedy about life in a ficticious town. The series focuses on a tough-minded maid who lives in a trailer park, an ambitious middle-class businessman and a wealthy factory owner.moreless
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    Amnesia

    Amnesia

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    NBC (ended 2008)
    How well do you know your own life? Contestants are tested on this very subject on Amne$ia, a new series hosted by Dennis Miller (author of The Rants, co-host of GSN's Grand Slam) airing Friday nights on NBC. Amne$ia tests contestants on the details of their lives, from events in their distant past, to the minutiae of things they might see but not realize every day. Possible questions include what type of wedding dress your spouse wore to the speed in your neighborhood. Amne$ia follows hot on the heels of two popular NBC games shows -- Deal or No Deal and 1 vs. 100. The program premieres on Friday, February 22, 2008, immediately following the season finale of 1 vs. 100.moreless
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    Stars Earn Stripes

    Stars Earn Stripes

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    NBC
    Stars Earn Stripes comes from executive producers Dick Wolf, Mark Burnett and David Hurwitz, this show will donate money raised through the competition to veterans' charities. Nine celebrities will gather at a secret training facility where they will be challenged to execute complicated missions inspired by real military exercises.moreless
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    Kentucky Jones

    Kentucky Jones

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    NBC (ended 1965)
    Kentucky Jones was a thirty minute modern family drama about Dr. Kenneth "Kentucky" Jones, a veterinarian, ranch owner and former horse trainer.
    After losing his wife, Doc Jones attempts to reverse the adoption of a Chinese orphan he and his wife had agreed to raise, but it is too late, the young man is waiting for him at the airport. So Kentucky and his ranch hand Seldom Jones must raise the boy themselves.moreless
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    Last Call with Carson Daly

    Last Call with Carson Daly

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    NBC
    Hosted by Carson Daly, whose career now spans a multitude of media including network television, cable, radio and most recently, the recording industry, "Last Call" features interviews and musical performances by today's top artists and entertainers.moreless
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    Hazel

    Hazel

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    NBC (ended 1966)
    Hazel debuted in the fall of 1961 and was an instant hit, ending the 1st season ranking number 4 in the 1961-1962 Nielsen's ratings. Based on the Saturday Evening Post cartoons, the series centered around Hazel Burke, a maid, who for the first four seasons worked for the Baxter family. George Baxter was the head of the family which consisted of his wife, Dorothy and their son, Harold. Hazel ran the household and often preempted George's authority. The next door neighbors, Herbert and Harriet Johnson were occasionally seen. When the series moved to CBS in the fall of 1965, Hazel was given a new family to look after. George and Dorothy were transferred to the Middle East leaving Hazel and Harold behind. They moved in with George's brother, Steve and his family, which consisted of Steve's wife, Barbara and their daughter Susie. NBC Broadcast History September 1961-September 1965----Thursdays----9:30 p.m.
    CBS Broadcast History September 1965-September 1966----Mondays----9:30 p.m.moreless
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    Windfall

    Windfall

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    NBC (ended 2006)
    Money changes everything. Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to become a millionaire overnight? A group of 20 friends and acquaintances is about to find that out as they win $386 million in lottery on NBC's hot summer drama, Windfall. At the heart of the events is a close-knit group of four friends. Peter (Luke Perry, Jeremiah, Beverly Hills, 90210) and Nina Schaefer (Lana Parrilla, Boomtown) and their two kids are a seemingly happy family. Underneath, Nina still harbors feelings for her ex-boyfriend from college, Cameron Walsh (Jason Gedrick, Boomtown), rousing the suspicions of his wife Beth (Sarah Wynter, 24). Sean Mathers (D.J. Cotrona, Skin) is an ex-con with dark secrets that are in danger of being revealed when he wins the jackpot. Damien Cutler (Jon Foster, life as we know it) is a rebellious teenager who seeks independence of his parents. Frankie Townsend (Alice Greczyn, The Dukes of Hazzard, Quintuplets), a 16-year-old girl, finds herself in the middle of a family feud when her separated parents fight over the money. Rounding out the cast are Malinda Willliams (Soul Food) as Kimberly George, a 22-year-old single mother hoping to start a new life far away from the trailer park, and Jaclyn DeSantis (Luis, Road Trip) as Maggie Hernandez, a nurse who can't wait to spend her share of the fortune. Windfall is created by executive producer Laurie McCarthy (Felicity) and co-executive producer Gwendolyn Parker (Without a Trace, The Handler).moreless
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    Save Me

    Save Me

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    NBC (ended 2013)
    Save Me is an NBC single-camera comedy from Sony Pictures Television. The series stars Anne Heche as a housewife who believes she is a prophet.
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    Committed

    Committed

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    NBC (ended 2005)
    Committed is the latest comedy with an edge from creators/executive producers Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline (“Roseanne,” “Murphy Brown” and “Ellen”) that casts an off-kilter eye on the bizarre whirlwind courtship of two opposites who attract each other despite outrageous circumstances. Brilliant yet neurotic Nate (Josh Cooke, “Century City”) is a tightly wound ball of phobias until he accidentally unravels when he meets eccentric yet eternally upbeat Marni (Emmy Award winner Jennifer Finnigan, NBC’s “Crossing Jordan”). As fearful Nate and fearless Marni awkwardly begin their mating dance -- amid the eclectic craziness of New York -- their relationship’s yin and yang somehow match despite a closet-full of obstacles. In fact, free spirit Marni has a “dying clown” (Tom Poston, “Newhart”) quietly living in her apartment’s closet (she inherited the homesteading clown, who came packaged with the apartment). Bowie (Darius McCrary, “Family Matters”), Nate’s friend and co-worker in a vintage record store, offers forceful advice while Marni contends with her sardonic friend Tess (Tammy Lynn Michaels, “The L Word”), the reluctant and semi-irresponsible nanny across the hall who might be even closer to the edge than she is. Tolerant and optimistic, Marni finds herself drawn to the endearing Nate despite his obsessive compulsions – and he can’t resist her loopy orbit in a quirky relationship straight out of Lewis Carroll’s looking glass. Unique as each one is, perhaps they’ll put their pieces together and defy the odds as they form an irresistible couple whose fresh connection may yet endure. NBC Broadcast History January 4, 2005 - March 15, 2005 -- Tuesdays 9:30pm ET In Canada: Thursdays @ 8:30 PM E/P on Global. (Simulcast in HDTV)moreless
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