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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    The WB (ended 2003)
    In every generation there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer. Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as Buffy Summers, The Chosen One, the one girl in all the world with the strength and skill to fight the vampires. With the help of her close friends, Willow (Alyson Hannigan), Xander (Nicholas Brendon), and her Watcher Giles (Anthony Stewart Head), she balances slaying, family, friendships, and relationships. For five years Buffy slayed vampires on the WB; then for her last two seasons she went to UPN. Theme music by Nerf Herder.moreless
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    Babylon 5

    Babylon 5

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    (ended 1999)
    The Emmy-winning Babylon 5 brought many exciting innovations to science fiction television. Computer-generated effects, five-year story arcs, and elaborate mythology made this series stand apart from what came before and point the next generation of sci-fi/fantasy series in bold new directions. This show realized creator J. Michael Straczynski's vision of creating a five-season novel for television. Its stories proved that one person can make a difference, that the choices we make (right or wrong, good or bad) have far-reaching consequences, and that humanity is far greater and nobler than given credit for being.

    Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, it's goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be worked out among duly appointed ambassadors. A council made up of representatives from the five major space-faring civilizations - the Earth Alliance, Mimbari Federation, Centarui Republic, Narn Regime, and Vorlon Empire - work with the League of Non-Aligned Worlds to keep interstellar relations under control. Aside from its diplomatic function, Babylon 5 also serves as a military post for Earth and a port of call for travellers, traders, businessmen, criminals, and Rangers.

    A floating city home to a quarter of a million humans and aliens is bound to experience problems; Babylon 5 has problems in abundance. Its senior staff of Earth Alliance officers - along with the most prominent members of the diplomatic community - deal with personal problems, cultural differences, threats to station security, and interstellar crises on a regular basis. Old prejudices and unresolved issues leftover from the Earth-Mimbari War and the Centauri occupation of Narn lead to unexpected developments. Pro-Human groups and a corrupt government make the Earth of the future far from paradise. Telepaths seek refuge from the militant Psi Corps while the Mars colony desires support in its bid for independence. And then there is the growing presence of Shadows in regions close by and on the Outer Rim of known space. Fate has decreed that Babylon 5 be crucial to deciding the outcome of all of these conflicts.moreless
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    Angel

    Angel

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    The WB (ended 2004)
    "If you need help, then look no further. Angel Investigations is the best. Our rats are low..." "Rates!" "It says 'rats.' Our rates are low, but our standards are high. When the chips are down, and you're at the end of your rope you need someone that you can count on. And that's what you'll find here -- someone who will go all the way, no matter what. So don't lose hope. Come on over to our offices and you'll see that there's still heroes in this world." For over two centuries, Angelus was one of the most vicious vampires ever to walk the earth. Then he killed the wrong girl, and her grieving Gypsy family cursed him with the return of his soul, causing him to suffer remorse for all the hundreds of innocents that he had killed through the years. Now he goes by the name Angel, and he fights to protect the helpless from those who would prey upon them as he once did himself. After three years of living in Sunnydale, fighting alongside his girlfriend Buffy, Angel has moved to Los Angeles to continue the good fight. Aided by a few old friends and some new ones, Angel must take on vampires, demons, lawyers, and all of the other dark forces that Los Angeles has to offer.moreless
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    Taxi

    Taxi

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    ABC (ended 1983)
    Taxi's television history is filled with contradictions. Produced by some of television comedy's most well-regarded talent, the show was canceled by two different networks. Despite winning fourteen Emmy Awards in only five seasons, the program's ratings were rock-bottom for its final seasons. Although it thrives in syndication and is still well-loved by many viewers, Taxi will be best remembered as the ancestral bridge between two of the most successful sit-coms of all time: The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Cheers. In the mid-1970s, MTM Productions had achieved huge success with both popularity and critical appraisal. So it was an unexpected move when four of the company's finest writers and producers, James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, David Davis, and Ed. Weinberger, jumped off the stable ship of MTM in 1978 to form their own production company, John Charles Walters Company. To launch their new venture, they looked back to an idea that Brooks and Davis had previously considered with MTM: the daily life of a New York City taxi company. From MTM head Grant Tinker they purchased the rights to the newspaper article that had initiated the concept and began producing this new show at Paramount for ABC. They brought a few other MTM veterans along for the ride, including director James Burrows and writer/producers Glen and Les Charles. Although Taxi certainly bore many of the trademark signs of "quality television" as exemplified by MTM, other changes in style and focus distinguished this from an MTM product. After working on the middle-class female-centered worlds of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, and Phyllis for years, the group at John Charles Walters wanted to create a program focusing on blue-collar male experience. MTM programs all had clearly defined settings, but Taxi's creators wanted a show that was firmly rooted in a city's identity--Taxi's situations and mood were distinctly New York. Despite MTM Productions innovations in creating ensemble character comedy, there was always one central star around which the ensemble revolved. In Taxi Judd Hirsch's Alex Reiger was a main character, but his importance seemed secondary to the centrality of the ensemble and the Sunshine Cab Company itself. While The Mary Tyler Moore Show proudly proclaimed that "you're going to make it on your own," the destitute drivers of Taxi were doomed to perpetual failure; the closest any of them came to happiness was Reiger's content acceptance of his lot in life--to be a cabby. Taxi debuted on 12 September 1978, amidst a strong ABC Tuesday night line-up. It followed Three's Company, a wildly-successful example of the type of show MTM "quality" sit-coms reacted against. Taxi used this strong position to end the season ninth in the ratings and garner its first of three straight Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series. The show's success was due to its excellent writing, Burrows's award-winning directing using his innovative four-camera technique, and its largely unknown but talented cast. Danny DeVito's Louie DePalma soon became one of the most despised men on television--possibly the most unredeemable and worthless louse of a character ever to reside on the small screen. Andy Kaufman's foreign mechanic Latka Gravas provided over-the-top comedy within an ensemble emphasizing subtle character humor. But Kaufman sometimes also brought a demonic edge to the character, an echo of his infamous appearances on Saturday Night Live as a macho wrestler of women and Mighty Mouse lip-syncher. In the second season Christopher Lloyd's Reverend Jim Ignatowski was added to the group as television's first drugged-out '60s burn-out character. But Lloyd's Emmy-winning performance created in Jim more than just a storehouse of fried brain cells; he established a deep, complex humanity that moved far beyond mere caricature. The program launched successful movie careers for DeVito and Lloyd, as well as the fairly-notable television careers of Tony Danza and Marilu Henner; Kaufman's controversial career would certainly have continued had he not died of cancer in 1984. In its third season ABC moved Taxi from beneath Three's Company's protective wing to a more competitive Wednesday night slot; the ratings plummeted and Taxi finished the next two years in 53rd place. ABC canceled the show in early 1982 as part of a larger network push away from "quality" and toward the Aaron Spelling-produced popular fare of Dynasty and The Love Boat. HBO bid for the show, looking for it to become the first ongoing sitcom for the pay channel, but lost out to NBC, which scheduled the series for the 1982-83 season. Ironically, this reunited the show's executive producers with their former boss Tinker, who had taken over NBC. Tinker's reign at NBC was focused, not surprisingly, on "quality" programming which he hoped would attract viewers to the perennially last-place network. Taxi was partnered with a very compatible show on Thursday night--Cheers, created by Taxi veterans Charles, Burrows, and Charles. Although this line-up featured some of the great programs in television history--the comedies were sandwiched by dramas Fame and Hill St. Blues--the ratings were dreadful and Taxi finished the season in 73rd place. NBC was willing to stick by Cheers for another chance, but felt Taxi had run its course and canceled it at the end of the season. Had Taxi been given another year or two, it would have been part of one of the most successful nights on television, featuring The Cosby Show (co-created by Taxi creator Weinberger), Family Ties, Hill St. Blues, L.A. Law, and eventual powerhouse Cheers. Taxi lives on in syndication, but its most significant place in television history is as the middle generation between The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Cheers. It served as a transition between the star-driven middle-class character comedy of MTM programs and the location-centered ensemble comedy inhabited by the losers of Cheers and Taxi. Considered one of the great sit-coms of its era, Taxi stands as a prime example of the constant tension in television programming between standards of "quality" and reliance on high ratings to determine success. --Jason Mittel The Museum of Broadcast Communicationsmoreless
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    Clerks

    Clerks

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    ABC (ended 2000)
    This animated series, based on Kevin Smith's 1994 film of the same name, centers on Dante Hicks and Randal Graves, the clerks at The Quick Stop and RST Video. These "slackers" spend most of their time spoofing pop culture and whining about their miserable lives. Adding color to their lives are the resident "hetero-life partners" Jay and Silent Bob, who hang out and sell fireworks outside the store. Every show needs an evil villain, so to accommodate, Leonardo Leonardo was created -- a rich, gay psychopath, who was the evil foil for our heroes. Leonardo's sidekick, the menacing Plug, was a robot. NBA player Charles Barkley voiced himself in nearly every episode, playing the nemesis of Jay and Silent Bob. And Lando was created in episode 3 to address the lack of black characters in the show. Utilizing the animation, the makers inserted tons of film and television spoofs, and cameos from many stars.

    This short lived series not only set a record for the length of time it spent on the air, but for the length of the titles as well! The show was green lighted by ABC for six episodes, but the release date kept getting pushed back and after a spot on the Superbowl, they finally got around to airing the series on May 31, 2000. After playing the show for two weeks, the series was abruptly jerked off the air, even though the additional four episodes were scheduled. Plans were made to cut the episodes into a feature film, but this idea was eventually scrapped and all six episodes appeared on video and DVD the following year. Also worth noting, Leonardo Leonardo was based on (and originally voiced by) Alan Rickman (Dogma, Die Hard, Galaxy Quest), but the execs at ABC didn't want Rickman, so Alec Baldwin stepped in to do the voice.

    On the video version, the real Jay and Silent Bob come out to introduce each episode (and there's a special appearance by Randal). On the DVD, these clips appear after an animated version of Jay and Silent Bob holding up a card with the episode number. The DVD also includes an audio commentary, two featurettes, animatics, the Superbowl spot, and a long promo made for a film/comic convention. As a DVD-ROM bonus, there are script/storyboards and character profiles.

    On December 22, 2002, all six episodes premiered in a marathon on Comedy Central. Since then, the series has aired from time to time on Comedy Central, mostly during late night with the cable channel's other animated programming.moreless
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    Bette

    Bette

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    CBS (ended 2001)
    Bette premiered on October 11, 2000. Bette Midler plays herself - a divine celebrity who is adored by her fans. Although she is a celebrity, her family is often ashamed of her - Bette is constantly on diets and far away in dreams - she is everything but a perfect celebrity. Although her life is a mess, she loves it! The show aired 16 episodes on CBS and was canceled, so two episodes went unaired. It was simulcast in HDTV. Although the show was canceled, it was nominated for a few awards, winning one of the awards. The nominations were as follows: • People's Choice Awards, USA (2001) - Won! - Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series > Bette Midler • TV GUIDE AWARDS (2001) - Nominated - New Series of the Year • TV GUIDE AWARDS (2001) - Nominated - Actress of the Year in a Comedy Series > Bette Midler • TV GUIDE AWARDS (2001) - Won! - Actress of the Year in a New Series > Bette Midlermoreless
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    Welcome to New York

    Welcome to New York

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    CBS (ended 2001)
    Jim Gaffigan is a weatherman from Fort Wayne, Indiana. In Indiana, he was popular at work and captain of the company softball team. Upon arriving in New York, he finds that things are very different. Now as "meteorologist" for AM New York, he works for high-strung producer Marsha Bickner. Upon his first two hours at his new job, he offends the security guard and fires the assistant without even knowing it. Marsha Bickner has high expectations of Jim and wants him to change almost everything about himself. Welcome To New York aired on CBS on Wednesdays at 8:30, after Bette. moreless
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    Yes, Dear

    Yes, Dear

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    CBS (ended 2006)
    Yes, Dear is a comedy about two young couples and their outrageously contrasting views on parenting. First-time parents, Greg and Kim Warner struggle on a daily basis to become perfect at the job. Kim (Jean Louisa Kelly) is a neurotic, stay-at-home mother, and although her husband, Greg (Anthony Clark), is a success in his career, his more difficult job is keeping his wife calm as they raise their year-old son, Sam. While Kim is determined to be the perfect mother and perfect wife and to raise the perfect son, her sister, Christine Hughes (Liza Snyder), a very down-to-earth mother of two [Dominic and Logan], continually reminds her that life will never be perfect. Christine's husband, Jimmy (Mike O'Malley), is unemployed and unconcerned and feels compelled to share with his brother-in-law his philosophy about being a husband and a parent while still remaining a man. (CBS press release) "(1, 2, 3) You got a wife and kid in love with you (Yes, dear) You traded golf and poker for the zoo (Yes, dear) And you live your life the best you can (Yes, dear) 'Till your family screws up the plan (Yes, dear) But family is family is family (Yes, dear) Family is family is family - yes, dear (Yes, dear - Yes, dear)" Theme song "Yes, Dear (Main Title Theme)" (seasons 1-3 on CBS; all seasons in syndication) written by Rick Marotta "Family Is Family" (season 4+ on CBS and TBS) written and performed by Bill Janovitz Yes, Dear is produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions / Cherry Tree Entertainment / CBS Productions, in association with 20th Century Fox Television Broadcast History ----------------- Oct 2000-Aug 2001, Mon 8:30-9:00 Aug 2001, Mon 9:30-10:00 Sep 2001-Dec 2001, Mon 8:30-9:00 Dec 2001, Mon 9:30-10:00 Dec 2001-Mar 2002, Mon 8:30-9:00 Mar 2002, Mon 9:30-10:00 Apr 2002, Mon 8:00-8:30 Apr 2002-Jun 2003, Mon 8:30-9:00 Jun 2003-Dec 2003, Mon 8:00-8:30 Dec 2003, Mon 8:30-9:00 Jan 2004-Jun 2004, Mon 8:00-8:30 Jun 2004-Sep 2004, Mon 8:30-9:00 Feb 2005-Apr 2005, Wed 9:30-10:00 Apr 2005, Mon 8:00-8:30 May 2005-Jul 2005, Wed 9:30-10:00 Aug 2005-present, Wed 8:30-9:00 Special Presentations ----------------- Oct 2001, Fri 8:00-8:30 Dec 2001, Fri 8:00-8:30 Dec 2002, Sun 8:30-9:00 Jun 2003, Fri 8:30-9:00 Mar 2004, Wed 9:30-10:00 Apr 2004, Wed 9:30-10:00 Jun 2005, Mon 8:30-9:00 First telecast: October 2, 2000 Show type: Multi-Camera Sitcom Number of episodes: 131+ Media: 35mm film/24p Tapemoreless
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    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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    CBS (ended 2015)
    CSI is an innovative, new type of crime drama because the characters use cutting-edge forensic tools to examine the evidence to solve the case. Rather than a 'whodunnit' cop show (investigating witnesses/suspects), CSI explores the 'howdunnit'. CSI has been the number one scripted series in the Neilsen ratings for four years running. In 2007 nearly 84 million people watched CSI, making it the most watched show in the world.moreless
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    The Fugitive

    The Fugitive

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    CBS (ended 2001)
    "Updating the classic 1960's action series The Fugitive (1963) with the thrills and high-tech style of the 1993 Oscar-winning hit movie, "The Fugitive" returns to television with the riveting tale of Dr. Richard Kimble (Tim Daly), an innocent man accused of murdering his beloved wife. Adrift in a sea of strangers in strange locations, Kimble, on the hunt for the one-armed man who actually committed the crime, desperately tries to avoid being captured by Lt. Philip Gerard (Mykelti Williamson, "The New WKRP in Cincinnati"), who always seems to be only two steps behind. From week to week, Kimble searches city after city for the elusive killer whose capture would finally allow him to prove his innocence and return to his former life. In constant flight in his quest for justice, Kimble touches many lives, but the encounters are ended as suddenly as they have begun when the fugitive is forced to escape to yet another city." - CBS press release. CBS premiered the much-hyped new action series on its Friday night lineup, which included fellow action series "Nash Bridges" and newcomer "CSI." Many predicted the new version of "The Fugitive" would become one of CBS's greatest hits, but the show only earned decent ratings for its first episode (curiously, everybody thought "CSI" was too morbid and wouldn't live to see a pickup, and it turned out to be the big hit "The Fugitive" was supposed to be). From then on ratings fell to an underexpected average, and eventually CBS decided to revitalize its Thursday nights with ratings magnet "CSI," bumping Dick Van Dyke's "Diagnosis Murder" to Fridays, where it took "The Fugitive"'s old time slot. Even with a good lead-in the ratings didn't rise (the show aired opposite "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," which at the time drew huge numbers, giving the show a push to death). At the end of the season, CBS decided to cancel the entire lineup. At least they had the decency to show the series finale - but not to tell the producers not to write in a cliffhanger. CBS Broadcast History (22 episodes) October 2000 - January 2001 --- Fridays 8:00 PM February 2001 - May 2001 --- Fridays 9:00 PM (Simulcast in HDTV)moreless
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    That's Life

    That's Life

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    CBS (ended 2002)
    That's Life is the story of the adventures of Lydia DeLucca, a 32 year old woman from a close Italian-American family in New Jersey, who decides to start her life over by breaking her lengthy engagement and pursuing the college degree of her dreams.moreless
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    The District

    The District

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    CBS (ended 2004)
    A drama inspired by the real-life experiences of former New York Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Maple, The District revolves around Jack Mannion (Craig T. Nelson), a tenacious champion of the underdog and an avowed crime-fighter, whose revolutionary tactics have resulted in a 50-percent drop in crime, first in Boston, then in Newark, N.J. His latest challenge is Washington, D.C., which, despite being home to more law enforcement agencies than any other city on the planet, is riddled with crime and has a local police department that is demoralized and ineffective. Appointed Chief of Police by the mayor, Mannion works closely at Police Headquarters with Deputy Chief Joe Noland (Roger Aaron Brown). In his quest to "make crime a thing of the past," Mannion has recruited Temple Page (Sean Patrick Thomas), a young detective on the force who is Mannion's eyes and ears on the most crime-ridden, drug-infested streets in America. Nancy Parras (Elizabeth Marvel), an intuitive officer, rounds out the chief's inner circle. Kevin Debreno Jonathan LaPaglia, the newest member of Mannion's unit, continues to challenge himself and his partner, Temple, at every turn. Together, Mannion and his team form a modern-day "Untouchables," determined to make the District livable for all its citizens. The District premiered in October 2000 and was the most watched show on Saturday nights until May 2004, often managing to reach the top 20 in its first season. Unfortunately the show has suffered many losses in its short history, including creator Jack Maple and actress Lynne Thigpen. In May 2004, CBS decided to scrap their Saturday lineup, cancelling fellow Saturday show Hack. The District lasted 4 successful seasons. CBS Broadcast History October 2000 - May 2002 --- Saturdays 10pm/9c September 2002 - May 2003 --- Saturdays 9pm/8c September 2003 - May 2004 --- Saturdays 10pm/9c USA Network Re-Broadcast History September 2004 - December 2005 ---Weekdays 11 AM/10c & 12 PM/11c (Subject to change without knowing for specials, movies, etc) January 2006 - ---Tuesdays/Wednesdays 3 AM/2c & Weekdays 9 AM/8c (Subject to change without knowing for specials, movies, etc)moreless
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    The Michael Richards Show

    The Michael Richards Show

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    NBC (ended 2000)
    Vic Nardozza (Michael Richards, "Seinfeld") is a lanky and bumbling detective working for a small agency, McKay Investigative Services. Even though Vic usually gets the job done but it is never easy, with many misunderstandings and screw ups along the way. Brady McKay (William Devane, "Turks") is the cheerful boss of the agency. Stacey (Amy Farrington) is the new hire and Kevin (Tim Meadows) is the photographer, always bickering with old Jack (Bill Cobbs, "The Gregory Hines Show", "The Others").moreless
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    Deadline

    Deadline

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    NBC (ended 2001)
    From Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf (Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Deadline stars Platt as Wallace Benton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Ledger, whose influence extends well beyond the newsroom. Conti will play the imposing, powerful and eccentric owner of the Ledger; Neuwirth will play Wallace's bright and ambitious editor; Davis will play Oliver's estranged wife and an award-winning, cutting edge journalist in her own right and Taylor will play the aggressive gossip columnist (with more files than J. Edgar Hoover) who bonds with Wallace against their mutual boss. Deadline explores the fast-paced and high pressure world of tabloid journalism. From the daily staff meetings -- a veritable round robin of who's who and what's what in New York -- to Benton's unprecedented stable of contacts and sources -- viewers will see firsthand the impact of media on society. Though critically acclaimed, NBC aired only 5 episodes nationally before the lack of an audience forced the network to pull the series. During March and April 2001, NBC aired the remaining 8 episodes on the West Coast before the reruns were picked up a year later by Bravo.moreless
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    Ed

    Ed

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    NBC (ended 2004)
    Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (who slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when going over a contract. Because of the resulting financial loss to the firm, he's fired. Despondent, he heads back to his (small) hometown of Stuckeyville -- 'Anytown', USA. There he realizes he's been missed by a lot of friends whom he's missed and he sees Carol, the girl he'd adored in high school. Swept up in roiling emotions, Ed buys the local bowling alley on a whim, moves to Stuckeyville, and determines to win Carol's heart. His horizons broaden as he settles once more in Stuckeyville, and the series itself settles into a charming, funny, often serious slice-of-life series focused not solely on Ed but on the lovable ensemble cast of people who live and work with him in Stuckeyville.
    THEME SONG The first season's theme song was Foo Fighters' "Next Year" from their There Is Nothing Left To Lose CD. The second season's theme song was Clem Snide's "Moment In The Sun" from their The Ghost of Fashion CD. "Next Year" was welcomed back as the theme song at the beginning of the third season.
    SYNDICATION As of 2007, the show is not in syndication, but CMT Canada has announced they started airing the show September 8, 2006 at 8pm. It's not believed to be aired in the USA.
    DVDs As of 2008, there are no official DVDs available for the show. Judging from what we've heard, the reason for the delay in getting DVDs to the market is the music rights are expensive. The show used a lot of tracks from a large number of artists, and it would be very expensive for NBC to acquire the rights to use the music on the DVDs.moreless
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    Titans

    Titans

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    NBC (ended 2000)
    This short-lived prime-time soap from Aaron Spelling focused on the travails of the wealthy but extremely dysfunctional Williams family, which runs a successful aviation company. Fighter pilot Chandler Williams meets a mysterious woman named Heather while on leave in Hawaii, and the two begin a passionate affair. They plan a life together, but Heather suddenly vanishes. Chandler returns home months later and is stunned when his father, Richard, introduces him to his new fiancée...Heather! She claims to love Richard, but constantly makes her feelings for Chandler known. She also drops another bombshell on him just as he is about to walk her down the aisle. Meanwhile, Heather feels threatened by the close friendship that Richard maintains with his ex-wife, Gwen. Chandler's brother, Peter, is determined to expose Heather's schemes. He also tries to make a play for Richard's assistant, Samantha Sanchez, but she only has eyes for Chandler. Laurie, the eldest Williams daughter, tries to keep her fragile sister Jenny from falling apart as she battles addictions to alcohol and no-good men. The two both find themselves attracted to David, an Australian hired by Richard to help run their night club. Richard's brother, Jack, soon arrives; and he and Gwen try to deny their mutual attraction. Gwen also opens her home to her teenage nephew, Ethan, after his father abandons him, but finds that he is difficult to handle. Some information on the final two episodes is from the Original Titans Website. NBC Broadcast History October 2000 - November 2000: Wednesdays 8:00 PM December 2000: Mondays 8:00 PMmoreless
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    The Weber Show

    The Weber Show

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    NBC (ended 2001)
    Welcome to The Weber Show guide! Steve Weber (formerly of Wings) stars as an ad exec who suffers from a curse put on him by a blind date. The show also features Amy Pietz (Caroline in the City) as an ex-girlfriend, Chris Elliott (Get a Life) as his roommate, and Wendell Pierce (The Gregory Hines Show) as a co-worker. The Weber Show aired on NBC Thursday nights at 8:30pm ET, and was originally called Cursed by the network. When the show was first suggested, the idea was that Steven Weber's character would actually be plagued by a long-time curse, but that idea was soon dropped, and the curse never appeared in episode but the premiere. Please help keep this guide current by contributing!moreless
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    Tucker

    Tucker

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    NBC (ended 2001)
    "Katey Sagal and newcomer Eli Marienthal star in a family comedy as seen through the eyes of a hopeful 14-year-old boy dealing with divorce, growing up and falling in love for the first time." "There's only one thing worse than your dad running off with a 26-year-old; moving in with your self-righteous aunt (Katey Sagal, Married…With Children, Futurama) who, despite her good intentions, thinks you're a troublemaker! Meet Tucker (Eli Marienthal, American Pie, The Iron Giant) an all-American kid who's keeping his chin up and his hormones down in a world that tries - but can't - push him around. As he and his mom try to make it on their own, Tucker remains upbeat despite his aunt and her annoying son Leon. In fact, he's already found a positive angle - McKenna, the girl next door. Hanging out with her makes everything great - that and his belief that good times are ahead." (NBC press release) Tucker is produced by Sudden Entertainment, in association with NBC Studios / Regency Television Broadcast History ----------------- Oct 2000, Mon 8:30-9:00pm Mar 2001, Tue 3:05-4:00am First telecast: October 2, 2000 Last telecast: March 27, 2001 Show type: Single-Camera Sitcom Number of episodes: 13 Media: Filmmoreless
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    DAG

    DAG

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    NBC (ended 2001)
    "David Alan Grier (In Living Color) and Delta Burke (Designing Women) star opposite each other in this playful White House comedy about a demoted Secret Service agent, Jerome Daggett (Grier), who must guard the demanding First Lady, Judith Whitman (Burke). The push and pull between them is the central relationship in the series." "Agent Daggett was one of the top men in his field, assigned to protect the President of the United States (guest star David Rasche, Sledge Hammer!), until one day when he dives away from the bullet during a failed assassination attempt on the President. While his friend, Agent Morton (Mel Jackson, NBC's Little Richard), takes over as head of the A-team, Daggett is re-assigned to the less glamorous B-team, protecting the First Lady, where he struggles to bring order to the unit. Some of the new challenges he must contend with are Edward Pillows (Stephen Dunham, Oh Grow Up), a tall, handsome guy who fancies himself a great agent, but who can't quite get his act together and Susan Cole (Emmy Laybourne, Superstar), an overzealous female agent who sleeps three hours a night and spends the rest of the time training. In addition, Daggett has his hands full with the First Lady's secretary, Ginger Chin (Lauren Tom, Grace Under Fire), a former grifter whom the First Lady met during a charity visit to the Maryland State Women's Center, Sullivan Pope (Paul F. Tompkins, Mr. Show), the power-mad First Lady's Chief of Staff and the First Family's beautiful teenage daughter, Camilla (Lea Moreno Young, Brutally Normal), the world's biggest security risk. Daggett's greatest challenge, of course, is the First Lady herself - a larger-than-life character who is brilliant, but kooky; strong, but needy; and self-absorbed, but with an endless wealth of compassion. Her public mask hides a wounded politician's wife who is determined to assert herself and take a more proactive role in the administration - even if doing so sets up rival camps between her staff and the President's team." (NBC press release) DAG is produced by Gordon & Conn Productions / DoubleWide Productions, in association with NBC Studios Broadcast History ----------------- Nov 2000-Jan 2001, Tue 9:30-10:00 Jan 2001-May 2001, Tue 8:30-9:00 First telecast: November 14, 2000 Last telecast: May 29, 2001 Show type: Multi-Camera Sitcom Number of episodes: 17 Media: Filmmoreless
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    Gideon's Crossing

    Gideon's Crossing

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    ABC (ended 2001)
    Andre Braugher (previously of Homicide: Life on the Street) stars as Ben Gideon. An unorthodox doctor of great skill, a unique bedside manner. He heads the experimental oncology ward at a fictional teaching hospital in New England. Inspired by the book "The Measure of Our Days" by Dr. Jerome Groupman, Gideon fights to save the lives of critically ill patients with no where else to turn and tries to inspire the next generation of doctors. Unfortuantely, due to low Nielson's ratings, Gideon's Crossing was cancelled in May 2001. However, this critically acclaimed, and undeniably provocative and sophisticated show, still has a large fan base.moreless
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