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    The Geena Davis Show

    The Geena Davis Show

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    ABC (ended 2001)
    When Teddie Cochran (Geena Davis) moved to her fiancee's house, she didn't expect to suddenly become a mother. Little by little, Teddie has to adjust from a single, fast paced woman into a mother and wife. She tries to win the kids heart so she can have a happy family and live peacefully with the man she loves. At work, things aren't any easier with her crazy co-workers, Alan and Judy. But Teddie isn't all alone on this. She knows she can always count on her best friend, the drunk Hillary, and the warm-hearted nanny, Gladys. The Geena Davis Show was one of the shows built around a 'big' Hollywood name, like many others that also premiered on the 2000-2001 season, a move from the networks to attract viewers with familiar faces. Unfortunately, none of the shows ("Normal, Ohio", led by "Roseanne" star John Goodman; the troubled NBC sitcom The Michael Richards Show, the first show from a "Seinfeld" alumn; and CBS's much anticipated Bette Midler sitcom "Bette" lasted long, despite being the season's biggest bets. All eventually went in hiatus or didn't even get a full season order. Turns out having a famous lead doesn't automatically give a show high ratings. The Geena Davis Show premiered in October, 2000 on ABC. It made a strong debut following "Dharma & Greg," even after all the recasting, renaming and retooling the show went through to fit ABC's executives demands (the original version looked like a Sex and the City rip-off - which is understandable, considering that Terri Minsky used to write for the that show). Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis was the biggest attraction of the show, making to the cover of TV Guide's special fall 2000 edition, which also featured John Goodman, Bette Midler and Michael Richards. Despite its strong debut, ratings dropped as the weeks went by and by March it was replaced by the new Joan Cusak comedy, "What About Joan". ABC eventually brought Geena back to air the remaining episodes, but the show wasn't renewed for a second season. Still, The Geena Davis Show managed to be nominated for Best New TV Comedy Series for the People's Choice Award and Geena Davis also got a nomination herself. ABC Broadcast History - 22 episodes October 2000 -- Tuesdays 9:30 October 2000 -- Tuesdays 8:30 October 2000 - March 2001 -- Tuesdays 9:30 July 2001 -- Tuesdays 9:30moreless
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    Madigan Men

    Madigan Men

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    ABC (ended 2000)
    "International film star Gabriel Byrne (End of Days, The Usual Suspects) comes to television in a new comedy from Golden Globe Award-winning writer Cindy Chupack (Sex and the City), which examines the lives of three generations of men making their way through the dating world." "Byrne stars as Benjamin Madigan, a handsome, successful and charismatic architect in New York City. He is single, adorable and available and should be making out like a bandit with the ladies. But Benjamin is recently divorced, and after 20 years of being a dutiful husband and provider, he just hasn't got a clue about dating. He is a member of a rare breed of men -- the sexy man completely oblivious to his own sexiness. While his co-workers shove him into the dating world, he is full of the most rudimentary questions, like how soon to call a woman after she gives you her number. For the answers to these and many other questions, Ben can turn to his 16-year-old son, Luke (John Hensley), for whom juggling a series of girlfriends couldn't come more naturally. In addition, Ben's recently widowed father, Seamus (Roy Dotrice, TV's Beauty and the Beast), has just moved in. Seamus is ornery and speaks his mind, and with Luke's help, they might just be able to teach Benjamin a thing or two about dating and women in the 21st century." (ABC press release) "You took me by the hand You made me understand You taught me who I am And how to be a man For better or for worse A bless and not a curse But just a father's verse To tell you that you're first To tell you that you're mad" Theme song "Father's Son" written by Keith Roberts - Randy Woolford performed by The Young Dubliners Madigan Men is produced by Chupack Productions / Touchstone Television, in association with Artists Television Group Broadcast History Oct 2000-Dec 2000, Fri 9:30-10:00 First telecast: October 6, 2000 Last telecast: December 22, 2000 Show type: Multi-Camera Sitcom Number of episodes: 12 Media: 35mm filmmoreless
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    The Trouble with Normal

    The Trouble with Normal

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    ABC (ended 2000)
    The Trouble with Normal follows the lives of four men and their therapist as they try to face the fears of the world while living in crazy New York. Bob, the most normal one, is just trying to get some help with how to handle his personal life. Zack is Bob's new neighbor who thinks he is constantly being watched and that the world is after him. Stansfield is a very insecure mailman who finds himself constantly wanting to please people. Max is the shyest of them all, but all he really wants is a friendly shoulder to rely on. Claire, their therapist, tries to not be driven crazy with this group. She is supposed to be their advisor, but most of the time she is the one who is advised as the guys keep nosing themselves into her life. The show's original name was "People Who Fear People," but it was changed just a few weeks before its premiere. The Trouble with Normal is produced by Garfield Grove in association with Touchstone Television / Paramount Network Televisionmoreless
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    Boston Public

    Boston Public

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    FOX (ended 2004)
    "Dignity isn't something you practice. You either have it or you don't." From the Emmy Award-winning creator of Ally McBeal and The Practice, comes David E. Kelley's newest series, Boston Public. The show is a dramatic, sometimes comedic, behind-the-scenes look at the personal and professional lives of teachers working at a midsize high school in Boston. At the top of the faculty chain of command is Steven Harper (Chi McBride), the strong and intimidating principal. Harper is the force behind the school's objective to make students smarter and better. From handling irate parents to confronting school bullies to settling disputes between his staff, every day brings a new challenge for Harper. At the head of the Social Studies department is Lauren Davis (Jessalyn Gilsig), who while battling it out with students has to avoid the advances of fellow administrator, Scott Guber (Anthony Heald), the stern and formidable vice principal. Other faculty members include: Harvey Lipschultz (Fyvush Finkel), the 80-year-old history teacher who longs for the past; Marilyn Sudor (Sharon Leal), the music teacher most of the male students want to sleep with; Harry Senate (Nicky Katt), the rebellious geology teacher known for his unusual teaching tactics; Marla Hendricks (Loretta Devine), the special education teacher who needs a medication cocktail to make it through the day; and Louisa Fenn (Rashida Jones), the school Secretary/Assistant to the Principal; and most recently, Ronnie Cooke (Jeri Ryan), the successful lawyer, who switches careers in order to teach at Winslow High.moreless
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    Normal, Ohio

    Normal, Ohio

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    FOX (ended 2000)
    "Talented comic actor John Goodman returns to series television in this new half-hour comedy that puts a unique twist on family relations. "Goodman stars as William "Butch" Gamble, a beer-drinking, sports-loving Midwesterner who happens to be gay. Butch has decided to leave the liberal city of Los Angeles and return to his Ohio hometown--filled with less tolerant family members. His top priority is making amends with his son, Charlie. In the meantime, he's shacking up with his kid sister, Pamela. There are definitely no comforts of home -- unless you count the warmhearted bickering!" (FOX press release) Originally titled Don't Ask, this home-spun comedy lost just about everything from its original pilot -- except for stars Goodman and Greg Pitts. It even lost its originally announced time slot (Wednesday 8:00), as the people at FOX decided it wasn't good enough to lead off a night. When the reworked series premiered under the uninspiring title, Normal, Ohio, it still managed to perform well for the network, but was unceremoniously cancelled after just six airings -- after Goodman's People's Choice Award win for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Show. This was because Normal's production company, Carsey-Werner-Mandabach, had another pilot in contention at FOX, Grounded for Life, and that show happened to be cheaper. Rubbing salt in the wound, the former FOX head who canned Normal, Ohio, Sandy Grushow, later "borrowed" its original title for his first pilot.moreless
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    Dark Angel

    Dark Angel

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    FOX (ended 2002)
    Max is a genetically-enhanced human prototype hunted by her former military handlers through the edgy, underground street life version of 21st century America. Max is aided in her quest - both to avoid capture and reunite with her "siblings" scattered in the aftermath of their escape - by Logan Cale, an idealistic cyber-journalist battling repression and corruption in post-apocalypse.
    During the theme, the opening voice-over was as follows:
    They designed her to be the perfect soldier... a human weapon...then she escaped. In a future not far from now...in a broken world... she is haunted by her past. She cannot run, she must fight...to discover her destiny.
    Dark Angel was filmed on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.moreless
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    The $treet

    The $treet

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    FOX (ended 2000)
    "Darren Star, creator of Sex and the City, Melrose Place and Beverly Hills, 90210, steps out of the bedroom and onto Wall Street. A new generation of upstarts rules the roost at Balmont Stevens, Inc. However, this boys' club shares space with some corporate types and together they must survive the world of high finance...and high-stakes living. Heading up the hotshot traders is Jack Kenderson, whose charm and good looks are matched only by his uncanny market instincts. Former Navy SEAL [Chris] McConnell will never escape his working-class, Staten Island roots, but can still play with the big boys. Salesman extraordinaire Freddie Sacker never misses an opportunity to offend anyone within earshot. Research analyst [Evan] Mitchell is a constant source of amusement simply because he is the master of his domain--yet completely over the hype of the job. On the corporate side of the fence, new Vice President of Sales, Catherine Miller, is a no-nonsense professional, whose natural beauty makes working in a testosterone-heavy environment even more challenging. Alexandra Brill, a Harvard-trained investment banker, also happens to be Jack's fiancée. Street-smart receptionist Donna Pasqua is determined to prove she's capable of much more than answering phones, despite her lack of an Ivy League education. Together, this incongruous group navigates the stormy waters of sexual, class and cultural politics while doing what they do best--making money and lots of it. After hours, these ultra-affluent twentysomethings roam Manhattan's exclusive clubs looking for the next big thrill or the next big payout. Welcome to life on The $treet." (FOX press release) A high overhead cost, a change in upper-level management, a lack of corporate ownership, a competitive block of real estate, an alarming plummet in stock points, and a low Nielsen Industrial Average knocked The $treet off the market in seven weeks. The $treet is produced by Darren Star Productions, in association with Columbia TriStar Television / Artists Television Group Broadcast History ----------------- Nov 2000-Dec 2000, Wed 9:00-10:00 First telecast: November 1, 2000 Last telecast: December 13, 2000 Show type: Drama Number of episodes: 11 Media: Filmmoreless
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    The Lone Gunmen

    The Lone Gunmen

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    FOX (ended 2001)
    Relax and let TV.com's The Lone Gunmen page be your guide to the exploits of everyone's favorite hackers. The show was a spin-off from The X-Files and was Produced by Companies: * 20th Century Fox Television * Millennium Canadian Productions Ltd. * Ten Thirteen Productions. Sadly it was never renewed after its initial 13 episode order by Fox. Although, a conclusion is reached of sorts in a cross-over episode of The X Files. Distributors: The show was distributed by the Fox Network (2001) (USA) (TV), and in 2001 it Won -- Best Cinematography in TV Drama -- Robert McLachlan [For the pilot.] ------------------------------------ Trivia * The Lone Gunmen impersonate three people to get past a facial recognition security system in the episode "All About Yves", and photos of the people they impersonate appear on screen. The pictures are of executive producers Frank Spotnitz (Langly), Vince Gilligan (Frohike), and John Shiban (Byers). * The pilot episode, which first aired on March 4, 2001, concerned a terrorist plot to fly a hijacked airplane into the World Trade Center towers. * After the series was canceled following the first season finale, an episode of The X Files (1993) was dedicated to wrapping up dangling plot lines from the series. In addition to featuring the Gunmen, who made their debut on The X-Files in 1994, the episode featured the return of Jimmy Bond (Stephen Snedden), Morris Fletcher (Michael McKean), Yves Adele Harlow (Zuleikha Robinson), and Kimmy the Geek (Jim Fyfe). * "Yves Adele Harlow" is an anagram for Lee Harvey Oswald. * In the episode "Planet of the Frohikes", the "Boulle Behavioral Institute" is a in-joke reference to Pierre Boulle, the author of the original novel of "Planet of the Apes." * In the episode "Cap'n Toby", the series writer "John Gillnitz" is an amalgam of that episode's three writers: John Shiban' , Vince Gilligan, and Frank Spotnitz. * The pilot episode features a corporation called "EComCon". EComCon (a compression of "Emergency Communications and Control") is a codename for a secret base used by a rogue Air Force general to overthrow the U.S. Government in the film Seven Days in May (1964). ----------------------------------------- Soundtracks * "The Lone Gunmen" Written by Mark Snow Performed by Mark Snow Episode: {all episodes} * "Forever Young" Written by Bob Dylan Performed by The Band Episode: {"Untitled #1AEB11" aka "The Capt'n Toby Show" (2001) (ep. #1.13)} ------------------------- Release dates USA -- 4 March 2001 Australia -- 31 August 2001 Finland -- 20 June 2002 Germany -- 30 January 2003 Belgium -- 2 March 2004 Sweden -- 25 April 2004 Poland -- 9 October 2004 --------------------------------------- Filming Locations 1. New York City, New York, USA 2. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ----------------------------- Taglines 1. Their missions aren't impossible... they just make them look that way. 2. Heroes have never looked like this before. For obvious reasons. 3. America's future is in their hands. God help us. 4. Heroes to some. Sex symbols to others. ======================== ADDRESSES (alphabetical order) Tom Braidwood (Melvin Frohike) c/o Lucas Talent Inc Sun Tower 100 West Pender, 7th Floor Vancouver BC V6B 1R8 CANADA Dean Haglund (Ringo Langly) Dean Haglund can be contacted through his website: http://www.deanhaglund.com Bruce Harwood (John Byers) Bruce's old agent's address is unavailable as of 12/03 and we don't have a new one for him yet, but we'll let you know as soon as we hear anything on that front. Zuleikha Robinson (Yves Adele Harlow/Lois Runtz), c/o The Gersh Agency P.O. Box 5617 Beverly Hills, CA 90209-5617 Stephen Snedden (Jimmy Bond) c/o Envision Entertainment 9255 Sunset Blvd. Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90069 =============================moreless
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    Night Visions

    Night Visions

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    FOX (ended 2001)
    Night Visions is an anthology series similar to The Twilight Zone - some tales are supernatural, others are just commentaries on twisted human nature. Each hour episode is made up of two half-hour episodes aired back-to-back. The show is hosted by rock musician Henry Rollins.moreless
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    Schimmel

    Schimmel

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    FOX
    Welcome to the Schimmel guide at TV.com. After being listed on the Fall 2000 schedule for Fox, the show was delayed and was to appear in January. Later, its star was diagnosed with cancer and although he recovered the network decided it didn't want the show after all and so it was never filmed.moreless
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    Freakylinks

    Freakylinks

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    FOX (ended 2001)
    Derek Barnes runs the Freakylinks.com website, which he took over when his twin brother, Adam, committed suicide. The website is dedicated to uncovering the hidden and often dark and scary truths behind urban legends and the paranormal. After receiving strange messages related to Adam, Derek begins to search for clues to how and why his brother died. He and the Freakylinks team investigate the reasons behind Adam's death while hunting down stories for the website, and their weekly exploits bring them in contact with the "weird, the unusual, the occult, the paranormal, and the just plain silly".
    Freakylinks was a horror/comedy/drama brought to us by the people who made The Blair Witch Project, and like that hit movie it also had a "reality hacking" website that was designed to look just like the site on the show (it is no longer officially online, but is available as a "portfolio" on Haxan's site). "Freakylinks.com" became one of the most active sites on the web before the series even aired, but all those hits did not translate into good ratings for the show. The series was put on hiatus more than once, but luckily FOX aired all 13 episodes before canceling it.moreless
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    Hype

    Hype

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    The WB (ended 2001)
    Hype was a comedy sketch show which lasted one season, making light of celebrity news and gossip.
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    Grosse Pointe

    Grosse Pointe

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    The WB (ended 2001)
    This "show-within-a-show" comedy from Darren Star takes a satirical look at the action behind the scenes of a teen prime-time soap. It centers on the on and off-camera antics of five actors who star in a fictional high school drama called Grosse Pointe. WB Broadcast History September 2000 - October 2000: Fridays 8:30 PM November 2000 - February 2001: Sundays 9:30 PMmoreless
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    Gilmore Girls

    Gilmore Girls

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    The WB
    Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated with an eclectic mix of everyday folks and lovable lunatics, Gilmore Girls is a humorous multigenerational series about friendship, family and the ties that bind. Thirtysomething Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) has made her share of mistakes in life, but she has been doing her best to see that her college-bound daughter - and best friend in the world - Rory (Alexis Bledel), doesn't follow in her footsteps. That may be easier said than done, considering that the two share the same interests, the same intellect, the same coffee addiction and the same eyes. Rory is more serious than Lorelai, but there are tendencies, especially in the love department, that clearly indicate she is her mother's daughter. From the beginning, this unique mother-daughter team has been growing up together. Lorelai was just Rory's age when she became pregnant and made the tough decision to raise her baby alone.

    Gilmore Girls was the first series to make it to air supported by the Family Friendly Forum's script development fund. An initiative between some of the nation's top advertisers and The WB, the program is intended to offer a greater array of compelling family programming on network television. The strong and loving mother-daughter relationship portrayed in Gilmore Girls reflects the growing reality of this new type of American family.moreless
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    Nikki

    Nikki

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    The WB (ended 2002)
    Welcome to the Nikki guide at TV.com.

    This comedy stars Nikki Cox as a Las Vegas showgirl wed to a professional wrestler, played as Nick von Esmarch.

    Nikki constantly tries to find a job as show girl, but instead she has to take on one crappy job after another. Her husband isn't much successful with his career as wrestler. He constantly tries to make it happen and tries never to lose faith.moreless
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    George & Leo

    George & Leo

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    CBS (ended 1998)
    Welcome to the George & Leo guide at TV.com.
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    Dear John

    Dear John

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    NBC (ended 1992)
    first aired date: October 6, 1988 last aired date: July 22, 1992 original air time: Thursday 9:30:00 pm
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    Detective in the House

    Detective in the House

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    CBS (ended 1985)
    Jack Elam stars as Nick Turner, a retired detective that is talked back into service by Press Wyman (Judd Hirsch). Wyman is an engineer by trade fulfilling a lifetime dream. With the agency struggling Wyman's wife Diane (Cassie Yates) is pressed back into work to provide for the family.moreless
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    Delvecchio

    Delvecchio

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    CBS (ended 1977)
    Delvecchio is a tough, independent, big-city LAPD police detective fighting crime in Los Angeles. Sgt. Dominick Delvecchio (played by Taxi and Numbers star Judd Hirsch) and his partner Sgt. Paul Shonski (Hills Street Blues star Charles Haid) are assigned cases that range from narcotics investigations to murders to auto thefts. His boss, and the man who assigns most of his cases, is Lt. Macavan (Michael Conrad, also of Hill Street Blues). Also seen regularly is Delvecchio's father, Tomaso (Mario Gallo), an Old World type who runs a small barbershop and is constantly perplexed about why his stubborn, determined son has become a cop. Hirsch plays Delvecchio as an honest LAPD cop of high integrity who works out of the Washington Heights division. He spends much of his free time studying for the bar exam, which he continuously fails. The critically acclaimed series lasted through one two hour TV movie pilot and twenty regular one hour episodes.moreless
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    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

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    ABC (ended 2003)
    When Sabrina Spellman is informed by her aunts, Hilda and Zelda, on her 16th birthday, that she is a witch, she is hesitant to believe them. Having been sent to live with them in Massachusetts by her warlock father and mortal mother, Sabrina learns the tricks of magic in order to receive her witch's license. Along the way, she gets into many scrapes while figuring out how certain spells work. She also has to keep the secret from her boyfriend, Harvey, friends Jenny and later Valerie, stuck-up nemesis Libby, and her ever-suspicious vice-principal, Mr. Kraft. Now entering adulthood, Sabrina begins a career in journalism with her first paying job at "Scorch", an alternative music magazine that focuses on everything and anything "cutting edge". After 7 seasons, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch ended, but remains a popular show among fans.moreless
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