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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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