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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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    The Tracy Morgan Show

    The Tracy Morgan Show

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    NBC (ended 2004)
    NBC's "Saturday Night Live" sensation Tracy Morgan teams up with executive producers David M. Israel and Jim O'Doherty ("3rd Rock from the Sun"), Lorne Michaels ("Saturday Night Live") and Carsey-Werner-Mandabach ("That '70s Show", "Grounded for Life") to star in his own prime time comedy as a hardworking family man pursuing happiness with streetwise wit, attitude and wisdom.

    Morgan stars in this sharp-edged family comedy as father, husband and small business owner Tracy Mitchell, who with his beautiful, no-nonsense wife Alicia (Tamala Jones, "Head of State"), share their modest apartment with their two kids, 13 year-old Derrick (Marc John Jefferies, "Stuart Little 2") and 7 year-old Jimmy (Bobb'e J. Thompson).

    At work at his auto garage, Mitchell is responsible for his other more dysfunctional family of mechanics; Spoon (John Witherspoon, "The Wayans Bros") and Bernard (Dwight "Heavy D" Myers, "Boston Public") who on a daily basis remind Tracy of the headaches of running a business as they contend with neighborhood characters and would-be customers such as Freddie (Katt Williams, "Friday After Next")

    NBC Broadcast History December 2003 - January 2004 - Tuesdays 8:00 PM January 2004 - March 2004 - Saturdays 8:00 PM

    Theme Song: I grew up on the wrong side of town all my life people putting me down I had dream about being a king so i worked real hard now i am doing my thing I love my wife and i love my kids I don't want to see them struggle, like I did I guess now and then the sun do shine I hope you love your life because man I'm loving mine. moreless
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    Hey Landlord

    Hey Landlord

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    NBC (ended 1967)
    Woody Banner- a young adult from Ohio- had moved to Manhattan, New York to learn more about life. But, Woody soon learned he had more weight on his shoulders when he got notice that his uncle had died, and left him a brownstone apartment building in Manhattan's East 30s. Woody planned to continue his life, and live off the proceedings of the tenants rent- but, Woody soon learned that he had to go to work in order to help improve the condition of the building. Not only was Woody in a bind to run his daily schedual, support himself, and the brownstone apartment building, but, he always had to make sure that his tenants were happy and satisfied with his management. Plus, Woody rented out his own apartment to an guy named Chuck. Chuck was an aspiring young comic, who had been born-and-raised in the city, and was always constantly amazed in Woody's blind faith in people. The other tenants included Jack, a photographer, Theresa- who went by her nickname, Timothy- who was a glamorous woman, and her roommate/best friend Kyoko; whom always yeld, "Hey, landlord!"moreless
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    Ensign O'Toole

    Ensign O'Toole

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    NBC (ended 1963)
    Ensign O'Toole and his shipmates face hilarious predicaments aboard the USS Appleby.
  • 85
    Working the Engels

    Working the Engels

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    NBC
    A newly widowed woman, Andrea Martin as Ceil Engel, and her three children discover that their husband and father has left them a mountain of debts and a failing law firm. Only one of the four, the youngest child, is qualified to practice law firm but that doesn't stop the entire family from trying to run the firm and keep it afloat.moreless
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    Welcome to Sweden

    Welcome to Sweden

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    NBC
    Bruce (Greg Poehler) quit his job as a celebrity accountant to move to Sweden with his Swedish girlfriend Emma (Josephine Bornebusch). The life in Stockholm is a lot different from that in New York. He doesn´t have a job nor does he speak the language. We get to follow Bruce (Poehler) in his attempts to find a job and fit in to the Swedish society. The show is based in Greg Poehlers own experiences from when he actually moved to Sweden with his wife.
    The show is in both English and Swedish.
    First season has already been shown in Sweden.moreless
  • 87
    Save Me

    Save Me

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    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.
  • 88
    Diff'rent Strokes

    Diff'rent Strokes

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    NBC (ended 1986)
    Diff'rent Strokes took place in New York and centered around the happenings in the Drummond household. Philip Drummond was a widower and had a daughter, Kimberly. He was also quite wealthy and lived in the penthouse of a luxurious apartment building. His wealth was due to the fact that he was the president of Trans Allied, Inc.

    However, the household was shaken up when Drummond's black housekeeper died and her deathbed wish was that he would take care of her two sons, Arnold and Willis Jackson. So, Drummond took both of them in and they became the sons Drummond never had.

    Others in the cast included Mrs. Garrett the new housekeeper who later left for her own series, The Facts of Life. She was replaced by Adelaide, who was seen occasionally and she was later replaced by Pearl. In the seventh season, Drummond wed an aerobics instructor, Maggie McKinney and she moved in with her son, Sam, from a previous marriage.

    First Telecast: November 3, 1978 Last Telecast: August 30, 1986

    Episodes: 189 Color Episodes

    Theme Song:

    "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" Written by: Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring and Al Burton

    Sung by: Alan Thicke

    Spinoffs: Hello, Larry and The Facts of Life

    Episode descriptions: courtesy of Todd Fuller at Diff'rent Strokes Online.

    NBC Broadcast History

    November 1978-October 1979----Fridays----8:00 p.m. October 1979-October 1981----Wednesdays----9:00 p.m. October 1981-August 1982----Thursdays----9:00 p.m. August 1982-August 1985----Saturdays----8:00 p.m.

    ABC Broadcast History

    September 1985-March 1986----Fridays----9:00 p.m. June-August 1986----Saturdays----8:00 p.m.

    Theme Song: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" Written by: Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring and Al Burton Sung by: Alan Thicke

    Now, the world don't move to the beat of just one drum. What might be right for you, may not be right for some. A man is born, he's a man of means. Then along come two, they got nothing but their jeans.

    But they got, Diff'rent Strokes. It takes, Diff'rent Strokes. It takes, Diff'rent Strokes to move the world.

    Everybody's got a special kind of story. Everybody finds a way to shine. It don't matter that you got, not alot, so what. They'll have theirs, and you'll have yours, and I'll have mine, and together we'll be fine....

    'cause it takes, Diff'rent Strokes to move the world. Yes it does. It takes, Diff'rent Strokes to move the world.
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    The New Normal

    The New Normal

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    The New Normal revolves around a blended family of a gay couple Bryan Collins & David Sawyer(Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha) and single mother Goldie(Georgia King) an aspiring Lawyer, who after running away to L.A with her daughter Shania,agrees to become their surrogate. The show is from Glee's Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler with Ellen Barkin co-staring along with The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes.moreless
  • 90
    Night Court

    Night Court

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    NBC (ended 1992)
    The honorable Judge Harry T. Stone is a young hip, jeans wearing, liberal eccentric; and he presides over New York Manhattan Night Court. The hilarity of this show stems from the incredible characters that pass through the courtrooms and solutions that Harry and his staff come up with.moreless
  • 91
    Just Shoot Me!

    Just Shoot Me!

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    NBC (ended 2003)
    Nominated for six Emmy Awards and five Golden Globes (including Best Comedy), "Just Shoot Me" is the critically acclaimed ensemble comedy from multiple award-winning writer/producer Steven Levitan. Now entering its seventh season, the series shifts to Tuesday nights after generating top-10 demographic ratings over the past two seasons as part of NBC's top-rated "Must See TV" Thursday lineup. Set in the New York editorial offices of the fictional fashion magazine Blush, "Just Shoot Me" follows the lives of Blush's colorful staff, including Maya Gallo (Laura San Giacomo), a serious journalist who is determined to change the magazine's "fluffy" tone despite the efforts of her father, Blush publisher Jack Gallo (George Segal), who remains focused solely on his bottom line and the things he feels women want. Also on staff are beauty and fashion editor Nina Van Horn (Wendie Malick), a fast-living, neurotic ex-model; Blush's commitment-phobic, in-house photographer, Elliott DiMauro (Enrico Colantoni), and Jack's wisecracking, power-hungry assistant, Dennis Finch (David Spade). During the 2002-2003 season, "Just Shoot Me" also welcomes Blush's newest hire, Vicki Costa (Rena Sofer), Brooklyn hairstylist who serves as Jack's guru of style and confidante.moreless
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    The Monkees

    The Monkees

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    The adventures of a musical quartet that goes from one outrageous circumstance to another that was inspired by The Beatles 1964 film “A Hard Day’s Night.” The enhanced descriptions contained within this guide are courtesy of trusted contributor Aaron Handy III (AH3RD) of the The Monkees Film & TV Vault. TRIVIA: The boys live at 1438 North Beachwood that later is stated as 1334 (their actual fan club address). The license plate number of their custom Pontiac GTO is PER 450. Broadcast History: NBC September 12, 1966-September 9, 1968 CBS Saturday Afternoon September 13, 1969-September 2, 1972 ABC Saturday Afternoon September 9, 1972-August 25, 1973 Original NBC Schedule: September 1966 -September 1968, NBC Monday 7:30-8:00 P.M. (Eastern) Original NBC A.C. Nielsen Ratings: SEASON RANK SHARE 1966-1967 N/A 31.4 1967-1968 N/A 27.2 Original Sponsors: The Kellogg Company Yardley Cosmetics of London Kool Aid Company (1969-72 CBS repeats only) Post Cereals (1969-72 CBS repeats only) Saturday Afternoon Schedules (Eastern) September 1969-September 1970, CBS Saturday Noon-12:30 P.M. September 1970-September 1971, CBS Saturday 12:30-1:00 P.M. September 1971-September 1972, CBS Saturday Noon-12:30 P.M. September 1972-August 1973, ABC Saturday 1:00-1:30 P.M. Exclusive Distributor (Syndication History): Columbia Pictures Television (1975-1985) Colex Enterprises (1985-1989) LBS Communications (1989-1996) Columbia TriStar Television Distribution (1996-Current) 58 Episodes in Color on Film Emmy Awards For The Monkees 1966-67 (presented June 4, 1967) Winner: The Monkees Outstanding Comedy Series Winner: James Frawley, "The Royal Flush" Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy 1967-68 (presented May 19, 1968) Nominated: James Frawley, "The Devil And Peter Tork" Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Theme Song: Here we come, Walking down the street. We get the funniest looks from, Everyone we meet. Hey, hey we're the Monkees, and people say we monkey around. But we're too busy singing, to put anybody down. We go wherever we want to, Do what we like to do. We don't have time to get restless, There's always something new. Hey, hey we're the Monkees, and people say we monkey around. But we're too busy singing, to put anybody down. We're just trying to be friendly, Come watch us sing and play. We're the young generation, And we got something to say. Hey, hey we're the Monkees, You never know where we'll be found. So you'd better get ready, We may be comin’ to your town. Hey, hey we're the Monkees, and people say we monkey around. But we're too busy singing, to put anybody down.
    First air date: September 12, 1966 Last air date: March 25, 1968 Original air time: Monday 7:30:00 pm (Eastern)moreless
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    The Hogan Family

    The Hogan Family

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    The Hogan Family began in March of 1986 and was originally titled Valerie. Starring Valerie Harper as Valerie Hogan, Valerie was the wife to Michael Hogan, an airline pilot. His job took him away from home quite regularly so Valerie was left to raise their three sons, David, and the fraternal twins, Mark and Willie. David was the oldest and girl crazy, Mark was the brain and a perfectionist and Willie was the carefree clown who seemed to always be in trouble. At the beginning of the third season, a well publicized dispute between Valerie Harper and the producers led to her leaving the show. Despite the fact that two episodes had been produced for the third season, one including Valerie Harper, they were both shelved and the show changed titles to Valerie's Family. In the show, it was explained that Valerie had suddenly died and now, Michael's recently divorced sister, Sandy, is moving in to help raise the boys. Stories revolved around the boys growing up and dating as well as Michael and Sandy each getting out in the dating scene. In 1988, the title was changed again, this time to The Hogan Family. At the end of the 5th season, NBC dropped the show however, CBS picked it up for another season, adding John Hillerman as the character of Lloyd Hogan, Michael and Sandy's father. Theme Song: "Together Through the Years"
    Written by: Charles Fox and Stephen Geyer
    Sung by: Roberta Flack
    Also Known as: Valerie (1986-1987), Valerie's Family (1987-1988) and The Hogans (subtitle)(1987-1988 NBC Broadcast History March-June 1986----Mondays----8:30 p.m.
    June-September 1986----Mondays----8:00 p.m.
    September-November 1986----Sundays----8:30 p.m.
    November 1986-January 1987----Sundays----8:00 p.m.
    January-March 1987----Sundays----8:30 p.m.
    March 1987-June 1990----Mondays----8:30 p.m.
    CBS Broadcast History September-December 1990----Saturdays----8:30 p.m.
    July 1991----Wednesdays----8:00 p.m.
    Nielsen Ratings: (Top 25 or Better) #21 from 1987-1988
    #22 from 1988-1989
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    Silver Spoons

    Silver Spoons

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    Silver Spoons started as a series built around the idea of Ricky Stratton teaching his father Edward to grow up while Edward taught Ricky to be a kid. In the series opening twelve-year-old Ricky arrives at his unsuspecting father's mansion to introduce himself and move in. His mother Evelyn had placed him in military school after she remarried and thought Ricky would be in the way. Edward Stratton III was the epitome of the words "overgrown child" never having taken responsibility for anything in his lifetime. His lifestyle was that of a ten-year-old going as far as having video games and a scale freight train in the livingroom. Needless to say, he was surprised to discover that his seven day marriage to Evelyn Bluedhorn had produced a son. After originally sending Ricky back to boarding school, Edward changed his mind and brought his son home. Throughout the five years Silver Spoons, many changes occurred in the Stratton household. Ricky became a carefree, fun loving teenager while Edward became a responsible, loving father and husband. Edward courted and married his personal assistant, Kate Summers, and she provided them both with a loving, stable environment. The shows were filled with quality family entertainment while sharing messages about values, morals, the problems of growing up in the 1980s, along with a few very touching moments. The series success can be attributed to its very talented cast. Ricky Schroder was still riding high on the fame gained from his appearance in The Champ for which he won a Golden Globe Award. Erin Gray was and still is remembered for her role as Colonel Wilma Deering in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and Joel Higgins had just finished Best of the West the season before. With guest stars that included Joey Lawrence, Matthew Perry, Sharon Stone, Sydney Penny, Mr. T, Gary Coleman, Whitney Houston, and the legendary actors John Houseman and Ray Walston, Silver Spoons ended with thousands of fans reaching from Canada to New Zealand and everywhere in between. TV Theme Song: "Together" sang by Bob Wirth and Rick Howard Lyrics Here we are face to face A couple of silver spoons We're hoping to find We're two of a kind Making a go, making it grow Together, we're going to find our way Together, taking the time each day To learn all about those things you just can't buy Two silver spoons together You and I together (We're going to find our way) You and I together (We're going to find our way) You and I togethermoreless
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    B.J. and the Bear

    B.J. and the Bear

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    What kind of trouble can a monkey and a trucker get into? This classic series explores just that! BJ McKay was a good-looking young trucker who traveled around the country in his big red & white rig, with a single companion - his pet chimp, Bear. B.J. was based in rural Georgia and was confronted by a succession of corrupt local sheriffs - Elroy P. Lobo (who was later given his own series, Lobo); Sgt. Wiley of Winslow County and his two fellow lawmen, Sheriffs Cain and Masters. The only honest cop B.J. seemed to encounter was the Fox, who spent much of her time trying to trap the crooked local cops. Tommy was a lady trucker friend and Bullets ran the local hangout, the Country Comfort Truck Stop. In 1981, B.J. settled down to run a trucking business in Los Angeles called Bear Enterprises. His new adversary was Rutherford T. Grant, a corrupt politician who headed the state Special Crimes Action Team. Grant was a silent partner in TransCal, the largest trucking firm in California and stopped at nothing to stomp out potential competition. Because of Grant's intervention, B.J. found it impossible to get regular truck drivers to work for him and had to settle for a crew of 7 young, beautiful lady truckers, including a pair of identical twins and Grant's daughter, Cindy. The Theme Song was written by Glen A Larson and sung by Greg Eviganmoreless
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    Empty Nest

    Empty Nest

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    Empty Nest was a spinoff of The Golden Girls. Created by Susan Harris (Soap, Benson, The Golden Girls) this series centered around Dr. Harry Weston. A recent widow, Harry had to deal with going on with his life without his late wife, Libby. Fortunatly he had his practice (he's a pediatrician) as well as his two daughters, Carol and Barbara, who move back home and provide an annoyance to him. Other members of the cast include, Charlie Dietz (the obnoxious next door neighbor) and Laverne (Harry's sassy nurse). In later seasons, Harry began working at a clinic with Maxine, with Laverne in tow. Also, when the Golden Girls sequel, The Golden Palace, ended in 1993, Estelle Getty came to the show and portrayed the Golden Girl character of Sophia Petrillo. Theme Song: "Life Goes On" Written by: John Bettis and George Tipton Spin-off of: The Golden Girlsmoreless
  • 97
    Underdog

    Underdog

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    Welcome to the Underdog guide at TV.com. There's no need to fear! Underdog is here! When criminals in this world appear
    And break the laws that they should fear
    And frighten all who see or hear
    The cry goes up both far and near
    For Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!
    Speed of lightning, roar of thunder
    Fighting all who rob or plunder
    Underdog. Underdog!
    When in this world the headlines read
    Of those whose hearts are filled with greed
    Who rob and steal from those who need
    To right this wrong with blinding speed
    Goes Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!
    Speed of lightning, roar of thunder
    Fighting all who rob or plunder
    Underdog. Underdog!
    ** The original airing order of the episodes is not available, but if you uncover it or have some info to add, please submit it. Thanks. **moreless
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    Are You There, Chelsea?

    Are You There, Chelsea?

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    NBC (ended 2012)
    Based on the semi-autobiographical book by Chelsea Handler, this NBC comedy project covers the events of Chelsea's life in her twenties as depicted in the book.
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    Ellery Queen

    Ellery Queen

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    NBC (ended 1976)
    Welcome to the Ellery Queen guide at tv.com. This is one of the classic TV whodunits -- with a twist. The show's format was such that the audience would see everything that the show's namesake character would see, including all of the clues, and then, right before the final scene started (you know... the one where all the suspects are brought into the room for the "YOU... killed the victim. And you did it because..." scene, the star (Ellery Queen, of course) would turn to the TV audience and state "Okay, you've got all the clues. Do you know who did it? I think I do. Can you guess?" And the audience had the chance to be part of the show. Quite unique and half the fun. For books and more information on this character, check out [url]http://www.elleryqueen.com[/url]. For more information on the TV series, check out [url]http://www.elleryqueenshow.com[/url]. Finally, for a 12-DVD set on this series, check out this [url="http://www.raretelevision.com/store/view_product.php?product=ELLTWOA617"]Ellery Queen[/url] DVD set.moreless
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    Last Comic Standing

    Last Comic Standing

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    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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