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    The Steve Harvey Show

    The Steve Harvey Show

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    Mixing it up with laugh-out-loud comedy, youthful appeal and a likable namesake lead, The Steve Harvey Show crackles with high school hijinks and teacher entanglements in a hip urban setting. The series' successes as a multiple NAACP Image Award winner and as one of The WB's hit flagship series underscore its enduring longevity, immense popularity and far-reaching influence. In the series, former R&B star Steve Hightower (Harvey) gives up his wild times for school ties, becoming an inner-city Chicago music teacher – and eventually a vice principal – with a ragtag bunch of classroom charges. Headlining the Hi-Tops soul group – who opened for the likes of Gladys Knight and the Pips – Hightower's touring career never quite hit the high note he expected. Down on his luck, and totally out of money, he decides to let go of his carefree lifestyle and pin down a "real" job. With an assist from his longtime friend and eventual roommate, the gym coach with the insatiable appetite Cedric Robinson (Cedric the Entertainer), Steve enrolls in a new type of performing and makes a classroom at Washington High School his stage. Initially grappling with the students' penchant for baggy clothes, bad attitudes and baffling slang, Steve soon realizes that a compassionate spin will help him tone down his shock and contend with the kids' problems… be they hard knocks or humorous woes. Steve's also initially stunned by his boss, no-nonsense Principal Regina Grier (Wendy Raquel Robinson). Once the overweight butt of Steve's practical jokes when they were classmates years ago, Regina has no intention of letting him forget his place now – at least most of the time. But her newly-svelte persona wows Steve, and they actually dance around each other in a love/hate cha-cha-cha. Cedric has his own love subject, falling for Grier's new, overtly outspoken assistant Lovita (Terri J. Vaughn), who also takes outlandish opportunities to rattle Steve. Office romances aside, Steve tries reining in a class headed by Romeo (Merlin Santana), a fast-talking ladies' teen who takes his name seriously; Stanley "Bullethead" Kuznocki (William Lee Scott), a street-savvy tough guy whose brawn outweighs his brain; the group's honors student Lydia (Lori Beth Denberg) who, despite knowing she's smarter than them all, gets pulled into crazy schemes hoping to cash in on some coolness; and Sophia (Tracy Vilar) and Sara (Nefta Perry) who each fall for Romeo's seemingly-indestructible charm.

    During the series' six-season run, The Steve Harvey Show won 13 NAACP Image Awards for the show as well as stars Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer and Terri J. Vaughn.

    The Steve Harvey Show is executive produced by Bernie Brillstein and Brad Grey (Just Shoot Me, "The Larry Sanders Show"), series creator Winifred Hervey ("The Cosby Show," The Golden Girls," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"), director Stan Lathan ("Moesha," "Roc," "South Central") and Jeff Duteil ("Sister, Sister," "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper"). Walter Bennett, Jr. ("In The House") is co-executive producer. The series is from Brillstein-Grey Communications, Winifred Hervey Productions and Stan Lathan TV

    Broadcast History The WB 1996-1997---Sundays 8:30/7:30c 1997-1998---Wednesdays 9:30/8:30c 1998-1999---Thursdays 9/8c 1999-2000---Fridays 9/8c 2000-2002---Sundays 8/7cmoreless
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    Sister, Sister

    Sister, Sister

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    Sister, Sister first aired in April 1994 as a mid-season replacement on ABC, and continued on that network until the series moved to the WB in the fall of 1995. The series centered around twin girls, separated at birth, who suddenly found each other after 14 years.

    Tia Landry was the studious twin from Detroit, where her mom Lisa worked as a seamstress; Tamera Campbell was the boy-crazy twin from the suburbs, where her dad Ray owned a limousine service. After their unexpected encounter in a department store, Ray reluctantly allowed Tia and Lisa to move into his home for the girls' sake. The girls' neighbor was Roger Evans, an annoying kid who had a crush on them both.

    In the 1997-1998 season, Tia started dating Tyreke Scott, a reformed street kid who worked as a mechanic for Ray, and Jordan Bennett became Tamera's boyfriend. Roger was suddenly dropped from the cast at this point.

    The final season showed the twins entering college with their beaux. The girls were ultimately reunited with their birth father, and Lisa married her boyfriend Victor in the final episode.

    Characters:

    Tia is a all American bookworm. She is one of the smartest kids at her school.

    Tamera totally huge party animal. Her IQ is low but she seems to manage well. And by the way, she is a big fan of Coolio's music. She can be smart when she wants to, but usually uses 'the twin thing' to get by on tests by making tia do it for her.

    Lisa is a fashion designer. She is a great romodel for both Tia and Tamera sometimes she can be very hectic. Also she's loud, but nice.

    Ray is the total opposite of Lisa but he is a great influence on both the girls. He is single but his love life is not all that great.

    Roger is Tia and Tamera's unknowing neighbor, and he is always around or in there house he has a huge crush on both the girls. (Seasons 1-5)

    Tyreke is Tia's new boyfriend. He may be a college drop-out, but he still is a smart man. He appears in Season 5 & 6.

    Jordan is Tamera's new boyfriend. He goes to college with both the girls. He is goofy at times. He appears in Season 5 & 6.

    First Telecast: April 1, 1994 Last Telecast: May 23, 1999 Total Episodes: 120 Episodesmoreless
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    The Jamie Foxx Show

    The Jamie Foxx Show

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    Texas native Jamie King (Jamie Foxx, "In Living Color") is an aspiring actor who heads to Hollywood in hopes to find fame and fortune in the entertainment industry. To support himself, he works at his Aunt Helen (Ellia English) and Uncle Junior's (Garrett Morris, "Martin") Los Angeles hotel, the King's Towers. On the job, he annoys co-worker Braxton P. Hartnabrig (Christopher B. Duncan), the up-tight accountant, and tries to win the attention of gorgeous desk clerk, Francesca "Fancy" Monroe (Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, "NYPD Blue", "Opposite Sex"), who has made it clear that she is not interested in an office romance. Nevertheless, Jamie is determined to maintain his skills as an entertainer and move into the limelight. After starting out as a member of the "In Living Color" troupe, Foxx stars in his own show that was the WB's highest-rated series for the 1996-1997 season. First Telecast: August 28, 1996 Last Telecast: January 14, 2001 Episodes: 100 Color Episodes Awards & Nominations: •1998 Image Award - Won - Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (Jamie Foxx) •1999 Image Award - Nominated - Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (Jamie Foxx) •1999 Image Award - Nominated - Outstanding Comedy Series •2000 Image Award - Nominated - Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (Jamie Foxx) •2001 Image Award - Nominated - Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (Jamie Foxx) •2001 Image Award - Nominated - Outstanding Comedy Seriesmoreless
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    The Wayans Bros.

    The Wayans Bros.

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    The WB (ended 1999)
    Comedians Shawn and Marlon Wayans (In Living Color, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood) star as Shawn and Marlon Williams, two brothers with little more in common than their family name, the one-bedroom brownstone they share in New York City and an innate ability to disagree, disrupt and dis'. The Wayans Bros. is a Next to Last Production and BabyWay Production in association with Warner Bros. Television. Phil Kellard and Tom Moore are the executive producers, Josh Goldstein and Eric Gold are co-executive producers, Maiya Williams and Robert Bruce are the consulting producers and Craig Wyrick-Solari is the producer. Shawn and Marlon Wayans serve as executive consultants.moreless
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    Pinky and the Brain

    Pinky and the Brain

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    Pinky and the Brain are two genetically engineered lab mice living at Acme Labs. The Brain is a genius, while Pinky is somewhat insane. The two mice initiate creative and hilarious schemes for world domination, only to have them ultimately fail. However, with great persistence, they continue working each night to "try to take over the world!" Pinky and the Brain first appeared as supporting characters on Animaniacs, then becoming popular enough to get their own series. In the Fall of 1998, this series ended and a short lived spin off, Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain, was created.moreless
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    Jack & Jill

    Jack & Jill

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    JACK & JILL was a romantic drama about life and loves of young people in New York, Jacqueline "Jack" Barrett (Amanda Peet) and David "Jill" Jillefsky (Ivan Sergei), and their friends, Mikey Russo (Simon Rex), Barto Zane (Justin Kirk), Elisa Cronkite (Sarah Paulson) and Audrey Hriffin (Jaime Pressly). The show follows their lifes after college, as they are trying to reach over to the adult life, forgetting about their childhood, exploring their sexuality, and finding the differende between a fairy tale and real life. The show ran only for two seasons, and ended in a cliffhanger.moreless
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    Men in Black: The Series

    Men in Black: The Series

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    Welcome to the Men In Black television guide at TV.com. They're more secretive than the CIA and more powerful than the FBI. They monitor extraterrestrial activity on Earth and make sure the general public doesn't find out about it. They are an unofficial government agency. They are: the Men In Black. Following the hit movie, Agents Jay and Kay are back to protect the Earth from the scum of the universe.moreless
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    Freakazoid!

    Freakazoid!

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    Dexter Douglas is a mild-mannered teenager who, while logged onto the Internet one Christmas, is thrust into a horrible crash on the information superhighway and transformed into an electrifying superhero. He's average, predictable, the middle of the bell curve and the center of the silent majority, which most consider completely dull and boring; the type of person who just blends into the crowd. However, all this changes when he turns into the Freakazoid, a lightening haired superhero who wears red underwear and uses his new abilities to fight evil and do battle with villains such as the Lobe. That is, unless Cosgrove, his best friend and chief of police, can suggest something better to do. With his many trusted sidekicks, his fabulous Freakalair and his girlfriend Steph by his side, he's ready to save the day; that is, unless there's something better on TV. Character Descriptions Freakazoid is the hero of our show, the crazy alter-ego of Dexter Douglas. He draws his amazing powers of super speed and strength from cyberspace, which he obtained after an accident involving a Pinnacle Computer Chip. While he does his best to save the day, he's considered a lunatic and often does the unexpected. Dexter Douglas is the teenage geek alter-ego of Freakazoid, he's quiet, mild mannered and a bit of a nerd; though he does keep his other identity a secret. However, when evil rears its ugly head, Dexter will "Freak Out" to become the mighty Freakazoid. Cosgrove is the chief of police and Freakazoid's best friend. He's always on the hand with good advice for our hero and he typically has a neat idea about how to spend the afternoon. While he's not always useful, he usually does come along to bust the bad guys when Freakazoid managed to defeat the villains. Steph is both Dexter and Freakazoid's love interest; she's considered an attractive character but is romantically interested in Freakazoid, which makes Dexter upset; though it does permit her to be around to help Freakazoid save the day at times. The Lobe is Freakazoid's archenemy; he's always coming up with diabolical schemes that will help him take over the world, though despite his huge brain, he's always running into Freakazoid's opposition at every turn. The Huntsman, formally Marty Feeb, is a super strong, super fast hero who lives in the forest, but will run to the city to fight crime in a jiffy whenever 'The Horn of Urgency' is sounded. Provided it isn't a slow crime day, that is. Lord Bravery is an up and coming British super hero trying to make his name. Things just never seem to go right for him though. The Theme song Super-toon extraordinaire Freakazoid! Freakazoid! Runs around in underwear Freakazoid! Freakazoid! Rescues Washington D.C. Freakazoid! Freakazoid! Unless something better's on TV Freakazoid! Freakazoid! His brain's overloading It has a chocolate coating Textbook case for Sigmund Freud Freakazoid! Freakazoid! Check out Dexter Douglas, Nerd computer ace. Went surfing on the internet And was zapped to cyberspace He turned into the Freakazoid He's strong and super-quick He drives the villains crazy 'Cause he's a lunatic His home base is the Freakalair Freakazoid! Fricassee! Floyd the Barber cuts his hair Freakazoid! Chimpanzee! Rides around in the Freakmobile Freakazoid! Freakazoo! Hopes to make a movie deal Freaka me! Freaka you! He's here to save the nation, So stay tuned to this station. If not, we'll be unemployed Freakazoid! Freakazoid! Freakazoid!!! Freakazoid! is Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg.moreless
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    Smart Guy

    Smart Guy

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    T.J. Henderson (Tahj Mowry) is a high school sophmore. He isn't just a regular one though. He is a ten-year old tenth grader! After being promoted to high school, T.J. deals with the usual problems of fitting in as a genius, while being a little kid in a big school. He can figure anything out, and homeworks a sinch. Well, one thing he can't figure out is what's wrong with his brother? Marcus (Jason Weaver) is in the same grade as T.J., which only embarrasses him. Especially since T.J. always rubs in his genius factor. Marcus also deals with problems, such as finding a steady date, and doing homework ... make that getting T.J. to do his homework. There's also Marcus' goofy friend Mo. Mo (Omar Gooding, "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper", "Zoe") always seems to be annoying T.J.'s dad Floyd (John Marshall Jones, "John Doe"), with his goofy, and pointless ideas. Floyd himself deals with troubles. He owns his own business, always putting in hard work in at work, as well as at home! After his wife died, Floyd was left to raise all three of his kids on his own. So with work, and homelife, where's the time for dating? Luckily for him, there is his daughter Yvette (Essence Atkins, "Half and Half"). She always keeps the rest of the family grounded, while also being a fighter for equal rights. Runner of the school paper, and top notch student, she does it all. In the life of a smart guy like T.J., there are many ups and downs, but as a close-nit family, they are always there for each other. Theme Song Lyrics for Season 1-2 A slice of life is T.J. Henderson, super intelligent, a fine young gentleman, a ten year old whiz kid bussin high school, a penacious little shorty with a thousand IQ. He's got a way with the ladies, and he's keepin it real, your favorite little study buddy, he knows the deal. Dad says just a kid, on the ball, very clever, you could say that he's bright, brainy, gifted, whatever. (Mo's Voice)Yo brother is smaaaart! He's a smart guy, du du, du da du du du smart guy, du du, du da du, smart guy, du da du du du, he's a smart guy, du du, du da du du du.moreless
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    Muscle

    Muscle

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    The WB (ended 1995)
    The fourth sitcom to debut on the WB, and the first to be canceled.
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    The Tom Show

    The Tom Show

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    The WB (ended 1998)
    The Tom Show stars Tom Arnold as a father raising two daughters while having to start his career all over again in St. Paul, Minnesota. All this after his bitter and public divorce from Maggie, his ex-wife and the mother of two girls, and superstar daytime television talk show host. Tom returns to KOGD, the TV station where he got his start in television working for broadcaster Charlie Dickerson. Charlie has been the host of the local morning show "Breakfast with Charlie" for the last 43 years. In an effort to get higher ratings, Tom, as Charlie's new producer, brings in an eccentric, offbeat co-host for Charlie. Some at KOGD, including station manager Tanya Cole, are skeptical about the new "slick Hollywood producer," while others, like eager and high-spirited production assistant Jonathan Summers are honored to be working with "the man who helped re-invent daytime television." Either way, Tom has returned to his roots for a second chance at his career and the opportunity to stay close to his two young daughters as he faces the challenges of raising them on his own.
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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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    The Bugs 'n' Daffy Show

    The Bugs 'n' Daffy Show

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    When the 'Kids' WB!' began broadcasting in 1995 it had a assortment of animated programs It seemed logical that the WB should feature the classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons for which Warner Brothers' Animation division is famous. Thus, a new package of the classic cartoon shorts was assembled under the title of That's Warner Bros.!. 65 episodes were compiled and aired weekday mornings or afternoons, depending on the wish of individual affiliates. The majority of shorts on That's Warner Bros.! Each half-hour show consisted of three shorts and one "Hip Clip". "Hip Clips" were excerpts of varying length pulled from certain cartoons to fill time. But after one season, the show was updated. Its title was changed to The Bugs N' Daffy Show and given a new, catchy theme song, as Daffy and Bugs sing about the stars of the show. The new song went like this: "My name is Daffy Duck. And boy are you in luck. 'Cause I'm the greatest; I'm the best. You can't help but be impressed. Along with Bugs and all the rest... On the Bugs N' Daffy Show. Curtain up and lights aglow. Places, folks, 'cause here we go. It's the Bugs N' Daffy Show. Starring Daffy Duck! Marvin the Martian, Tweety, and Sylvester... Porky the Pig and Elmer Fudd here too... Foghorn Leghorn, Barnyard Dog... Yosemite Sam and Michigan Frog... Speedy Gonzales runs amok. I'm the star, I'm Daffy Duck! Someone hit the lights. We just love opening nights. Costumes, make-up, props, and sets... Song and dance, and hot duets. No Romeos or Juliets. It's comedy all the way. Time to laugh. So, let's begin. Notify your next of kin. Daffy Duck is starring in the Bugs and Daf... Make 'em laugh! The Bugs N' Daffy Show! Prepare to be blown away!" The format remained the same, except that the cartoons were no longer broadcast with their opening credits. They instead aired with a shot of each short's title card and an instrumental of the Bugs N' Daffy theme playing over it. The order of episodes and shorts remained the same, with one notable exception: the Three Bears cartoon, The Bee-Deviled Bruin, was pulled from shows 24 and 54, presumably for violent content, and replaced by Beanstalk Bunny in show 24 and by What's Up, Doc? in show 54. Like all of the other networks, the WB was no stranger to the practice of cartoon-editing-for-content. Gun gags were gone from cartoons like Rabbit's Feat, Barbary Coast Bunny, and Ballot Box Bunny. Scenes that were considered too violent in other ways were also chopped, like Sylvester being electrified in Lighthouse Mouse and Muzzle Tough. Single lines of dialogue were missing, such as Bugs' reference to Amos and Andy at the end of Lighter Than Hare and Daffy's line, "So round, so firm, so fully packed, so easy on the draw," in Book Review. The show was also known to redirect cartoon shorts by changing the order of scenes. Its version of A Star is Bored was horribly mangled. A second season of The Bugs N' Daffy Show began in September, 1997. The WB Network retained the rights to the same post-1948 titles that it had been telecasting for the previous two years, and added first-run pre-1948 cartoons to compose new episodes. At least one pre-1948 cartoon aired per show. Due to the slightly longer length of the pre-1948 cartoons, the "Hip Clips" no longer appeared in every show. Also, scenes in many of these pre-1948 cartoons were edited for content by the WB censors. The WB dropped The Bugs N' Daffy Show from its regular schedule for the 1998-1999 season. The show did remain on a few WB affilates as a replacement for Tiny Toon Adventures, although The Bugs N' Daffy Show was no longer a regular network series.moreless
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    Earthworm Jim

    Earthworm Jim

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    The TV show Earthworm Jim is based on a video game by the same name. As in the video game, our main character is Earthworm Jim, an annelid with a power suit. His best friend is Peter Puppy, a scared doggy, but when Peter gets mad... Let's say you do NOT wanna be in the vicinity. His love interest is the "beautiful" (whether she really is or not depends on whether you're a pro or anti) Princess Whats-Her-Name. The villians are the evil Psycrow (an evil, well, crow.), Evil The Cat (a cat who lives in Heck), Bob & #4 (a goldfish and his very big friend), Queen Pulsating, Bloated, Festering, Sweaty, Pus-Filled, Malformed, Slug-For-A-Butt and others. Our hero must do battle with these creatures, and while he does, he's a master of hilarious quotes. THEME SONG: EARTHWORM JIM! Through soil he did crawl EARTHWORM JIM! A supersuit did fall Jim was just a dirt-eating chewy link of worm flesh but all that came to a crashing end Ahahahahaaa... EARTHWORM JIM! He's such a groovy guy EARTHWORM JIM! He rockets through the sky Cruisin' through the Universe havin' lots of fun Here comes Earthworm Jim you know that he's a mighty one LOOK OUT! *whistling to theme song tune break* Despite his great big muscles, and his really big ray gun Jim is still an Earthworm, but then he's the only one With a super suit to make him really super strong, Jim can be a winner if we only sing along... ALRIGHT! EARTHWORM JIM! We think he's mighty fine EARTHWORM JIM! A hero for all time! EARTHWORM! EARTHWORM! EARTHWORM! EARTHWORM JIM! HURRAY FOR HIMMMMMMMM! Guh-Roovy!moreless
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    Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries

    Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries

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    With her pets Sylvester the cat and Tweety Bird in tow, good-natured Granny is a globe-trotting, mystery-solving maniac! Unraveling crimes around the world keeps her pretty busy, so it's a good thing Hector the bulldog is around to make sure Sylvester keeps his paws to himself.

    Granny now has a detective agency and solves crimes with the help of Sylvester and Tweety. The mysteries take them all over the world, to places you never thought thy would go. Sylvester is also still trying to eat Tweety bird, but for the most part they get along.

    Sylvester Cat, Tweety Bird, and Hector the Bulldog are the pets of Granny, a gingerly matron with a penchant for solving mysteries. Granny is a Jessica Fletcher-like traveling detective who investigates disappearing objects and bizarre events at the four corners of the globe, while Sylvester constantly tries to grab and eat Tweety and is stopped by ever dutiful Hector, appointed Tweety's guardian by Granny.moreless
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    For Your Love

    For Your Love

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    From commitment phobics to blissful newlyweds to wedlock veterans, For Your Love depicts love in all of its romantic, challenging and chaotically hilarious stages.

    This sophisticated romantic comedy series was created and is executive produced by Yvette Lee Bowser. Set in the suburb of Oak Park, Ill, the series follows couples bound by friendship and family as they traverse the many phases of life and love in all their glorious complications.

    While adjusting to married life, Mel (James Lesure) and Malena Ellis (Holly Robinson Peete) exercise strong wills and a fiery passion for each other as they learn the hard lesson that the early years may just be the toughest. Following the arrival of their baby son Evan last season, the couple realizes that parenthood is a full-time job.

    As Malena attempts to balance her career with motherhood, Mel continues to build his new law firm and take on bigger clients. Their close friends and next-door neighbors, Sheri (Dedee Pfeiffer) and Dean Winston (D.W. Moffett), are former high school sweethearts and thought they were destined soul mates. The couple is going through a rocky patch and have decided to separate after seven years of marriage.

    Mel's younger and slightly immature brother Reggie (Edafe Blackmon) finally found the confidence to take his relationship with girlfriend Bobbi Seawright (Tamala Jones) to the next level. Unfortunately, after only a few months of supposed marital bliss, Reggie starts to question the state of his union and his professional aspirations.

    The show first aired on NBC and was dropped by that network, but then aired for four seasons on WB.

    NBC Broadcast History March 1998 - May 1998 -- Tuesdays 8:30pm

    WB Broadcast History September 1998 - May 1999 -- Thursdays 9:30pm September 1999 - May 2000 -- Fridays 9:30pm October 2000 -- Sundays 8:00pm March 2001 - May 2001 -- Sundays 8:00pm January 2002 - March 2002 -- Sundays 9:00pm July 2002 - August 2002 -- Sundays 7:00pmmoreless
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    The Lionhearts

    The Lionhearts

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    The WB (ended 1999)
    Leo Sr. was the original MGM lion. Now that he is too old, his son is doing it. Leo Jr. is happily married and has three children. His wife is an ex-circus performer that does all sorts of acrobatics around the house while she is doing her chores. The show basically revolves around the family and their obstacles in life that they have to overcome --------------------------- Production Companies * MGM Television * Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation Distributors * Claster Television Incorporated ----------------------------- Awards Daytime Emmy Awards 1999 -- Nominated 1. Outstanding Music Direction and Composition -- Mark Watters (composer) 2. Outstanding Original Song -- Mark Watters (composer), Lorraine Feather (lyricist) [For the song "Roar"] 3. Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program -- Jeffrey Tambor ========================= Crew: Directed by Byron Vaughns Writing credits (in alphabetical order) Bill Braunstein Richard Gitelson Peter Hunziker Original Music by Mark Watters Casting by Maria Estrada Production Management Christy Buskirk .... production manager Sound Department Roy B. Yokelson .... dialogue recordist Other crew Jonathan Dern .... creative supervisor Maria Estrada .... voice director Richard S. Kaufman .... music supervisor Paul Sabella .... creative supervisor ============================moreless
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    Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane

    Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane

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    Welcome to the Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane guide. When this series was aired in Australia, it was known only as 'Zoe', and the opening titles were modified to reflect that.moreless
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    Movie Stars

    Movie Stars

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    In this attempt to show what family life is like for big Hollywood stars, Harry Hamlin portrays Reece Hardin, an action movie star who's married to lovely dramatic actress Jacey Wyatt (shades of Bruce and Demi). Reece's teenage daughter from a previous marriage, Lori Lansford, recently left her mother's Ohio home to spend time with her father. Reece and Jacey's children are Apache, a typical Hollywood brat; and Moonglow, the cute baby of the family. Living in the guest house is Reece's brother, Todd Hardin, who feels his brother upstaged his career. Todd spends his days auditioning for parts in movies (that he never gets) and playing poker with his three best buddies -- Hollywood brothers Don Swayze, Joey Travolta, and Frank Stallone. Also seen during the first season was Reece and Todd's mother, Francine Hardin, who generally spent her time playing nanny and wisecracking. Swayze, Stallone, and Travolta each recieved guest-starring credits, but they appeared in every episode. When the show returned for a second season, Francine was noticably absent from the cast. Her character was still referenced once or twice, though her disappearance was never explained. Also worth noting, both Harry Hamlin (Reece) and Anne Haney (Reece's mother, Francine) were in the controversial 1982 film "Making Love," though they did not appear in any scenes together. The series premiered to good ratings for the fledgling WB, so much so that they extended the run to both Sunday and Monday nights, with one night being reruns. From a lack of episodes (and a lack of actual "movie stars"), ratings quickly started to slip. WB quickly ordered a second season of the series, but didn't bother to premiere it until the following summer (with less than thrilling promotion). Ratings never went back up and the show was quickly canceled. The final episode broadcast "Who's On First," was never scheduled to be aired -- it was supposed to be a rerun of a previous episode. WB knew the series wouldn't return so they threw on an unaired episode instead. "Sink-Chronicity" and one other episode remain unaired.

    Chicago's WGN aired WB programs during the first season that "Movie Stars" was on the air, but they had a bad habit of not playing the closing credits. Therefore, some of the guest cast is unavailable. Many people have expressed interest in getting episodes of the show on video or DVD. Since masses of series are now getting a DVD releases, go to TV Shows on DVD, register and vote on the show (and any other series you want to see on DVD). Support from TV fans does make a difference in getting the studios to release series on disc.moreless

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    Cleghorne!

    Cleghorne!

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    Cleghorne! centers around Ellen Carlson, a stylish, black, single parent living on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her smart-mouth daughter Akeyla. With her partner Brad (who was in the show's opening credits but rarely seen on camera). She ran a small TV Production Company in the SoHo section of lower Manhattan. Life got complicated when her overbearing parents, Sidney and Lena and her lazy, unemployed 25-year old sister Victoria moved into the apartment next door. Tyrell, Akeyla's father whom Ellen never married was a Jamaican-Born cabdriver trying to avoid deportation who harbored delusion of racial prosecution. In her free time Ellen hung out at Piccolo's a Local Restaurant where Coral was the sarcastic bartender. First Telecast: September 10, 1995 Last Telecast: January 28, 1996 Episodes: 12 Color Episodes WB Broadcast History September 1995-October 1995----Sunday----9:00
    October 1995-December 1995----Sunday----8:30
    December 1995----Sunday----9:00
    January 1996----Sunday----9:30moreless
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