Last Updated: January 6, 1998
The following is a list of FOX TV programs that I have compiled. It
should now contain a list of every program ever aired on Fox. This
list could still use work, so please e-mail me if you have any information to add.
Please double check the list before telling a show is not on it. I
can not count the number of people who have told me that
Sliders and VR.5 are not on it.
A big thanks to those of you who have E-Mailed me information!
Shows that I have no info on
I beleive that Zazoo U, Little Dracula,
Piggsburg Pigs were Fox cartoons, but I'm not sure. Does
any one know for sure?
Programs That Begin with the Letter A
Adventures of Batman and Robin
- Now only on Saturday. The other Batman series is no longer on.
Basically the same show, only now with Robin as well. 1994 to August 1995.
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
- Harvard Law grad Brisco County, Jr becomes a bounty hunter and gets the
bad guys in this humurous sometimes sci-fi western. Began Fall 1993 to
- Morning talk-show hosted by Tom Bergeron, Laurie Hibberd, and Bob the
Puppet. The main set is a 6,500 foot Manhattan apartment, but the show
also features four roaming "road warriors" who cover local stories.
Originall aired on the fX cable channel as "Breakfast Time." Aired
August 10, 1996 through August 18, 1997.
Against the Law
- Darin Reid says "about a hip lawyer,
nothing special..." John Parkin says:
Anyway, I saw the show a couple of times. It was about an
irreverant lawyer (don't remember his name) that was alsways being held
in contempt of court for climbing on the judge's desk, and things like
that. The ads for The Great Defender sort of remind me of it. I
believe it was on in the 90-91 season, or the one before it. It wasn't
Rob Matsushita adds:
AGAINST THE LAW starred Micheal O'Keefe (THE SLUGGER'S WIFE) and came out
around the same time as SHANNON'S DEAL and EDDIE DODD (which was based on
TRUE BELIEVER). It was about an unorthodox lawyer who liked to annoyingly
shout at the jury (never a good tactic, but it always seemed to work) and
had this big biker dude for an investigator and friend. The
main draw (?) of the show was that they would use "profanity" (actually,
they were mostly words you can say, like "bitch," "Son of a Bitch," "Ass,"
and I think the worst one was "screw.") and bleep them out. I only saw two
episodes, one about a retarded rape victim, and one about a Andrew "Dice"
Clay comic who kept getting thrown in jail. The show's main problem was
that the "realistic" dialogue wasn't realistic, it was just cliches with
lame curse words.
A.J.'s Time Travelers
- Saturday morning live action
children's program. Troy Kearney says: "A.J's Time Travelers was a live
action series in which a normal kid is given the ability to travel back in
time and learn about what happened in our world history." December/January
- Series based on the movie. In the near future, a giant spacecraft
arrives carrying a race of aliens that were formally slaves, and they
settle on Earth. The two main characters are human and alien cops. An
interesting blend of sci-fi and cops & robbers. I beleive the series ran
from the September of 1989 to Summer of 1990.
- Ally McBeal is a young lawyer who has loses her job for suing a senior parter
for sexual harrassment. She promptly runs into a classmate from law school,
Richard Fish, and decides to work for his new firm. Unfortunately, Billy Alan Thomas,
her former boyfriend whom she still has feelings for, also works there, and is now
married to Georgia. What distiguishes this from other law shows is that we get
to see Ally's wacky fantasies and dreams from time to time. Premiered September 8, 1997.
- Ran from 9/90 to 12/90 and was done my Mark Frost and David Lynch.
Larry Virden says it "was a series that basically was news items - think
TV Nation..." Richard Dreyfuss was the narrator.
America's Most Wanted
- Profiles America's most wanted criminals. Fall of 1987 to September
- Weekday cartoon featuring the Warner Brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the
Warner Sister, Dot. Also has Pinky & The Brain, The Goodfeathers, and other
goofy characters. Fall of 1993 through August of 1995. Moved to The WB
Network on September 9, 1995.
- Sports writer Jack Cody, recently fired by his boss and former girlfried Melissa Peters,
transforms himself into a woman and is hired to write his former paper's advice column,
"Ask Hariett." The advice he gives out is refreshingly blunt and from a man's point of view,
which makes the column very popular, but wreaks havoc with his macho man lifestyle. Premiered
January 4, 1998.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
- Saturday morning cartoon based on the movies of the same name. I think
Fall 1990 to Summer 1991.
Programs That Begin with the Letter B
- Sit-com about three overweight women who live together. I think it was
on for two seasons: Fall of 1989 to Summer of 1991.
- Paul (a half-Italian black played by Giancarlo Esposito) is an intelligent,
by-the-book cop from Washington, D.C./ who moves to Bakersfield, CA, where he's
teamed with Wade (Ron Eldard), a nutty free spirit who likes to wear roller
skates when he chases crooks and wishes he were black. They're the odd-couple
heroes of this uneven but pleasantly off-beat sitcom. Chris Mulkey plays the
best supporting role, as a dimwitted macho officer who hates the day shift.
Fall 93. Four unaired episodes begin again July 7, 1994.
Batman: The Animated Series
- Weekday cartoon-- shouldn't need explaining. Fall of 1992 to 1994.
The Ben Stiller Show
- A skit show starring mostly Ben Stiller. Fall/Winter 1992/3.
Stewart Mason has this to say about it:
The other cast members were Janene Garofalo (Now on The
Larry Sanders Show and also Winona Ryder's best friend in the
Stiller-directed Reality Bites), Bob Odenkirk (Now a writer
and performer for Late Night with Conan O'Brien--he's the
voice of Bill Clinton), and Andy Dick. Memorable sketches included Stiller
as Bono, doing a commercial for Lucky Charms set to the tune of "One," and
Odenkirk as Oliver Stone touting an amusement park based on his movies.
This was quite possibly the best sketch comedy show on TV since Your
Show of Shows.
Best of the Worst
- Larry Virden says it "featured really terrible comedy skits, terrible
home movie clips, etc." email@example.com says "Greg Kinnear
of Talk Soup (E! Television) and Later (NBC) was
the host of this show. It mostly had wacky inventions." Michael Jason
Mezaros says it "relied heavily on Japanese game shows and old skits from
the Seattle show Almost Live."
- Brothers Charles and James Winston live together, have the same friends,
but have very different lifestyles. Real estate salesman James persues fun and
women a little to much, which often causes him to disrupt sportswriter Charles'
well-ordered world. The two hang out with college buddies "Dust Canyon," a local-TV
weatherman, and Mitchell, a bitter divorcee paying alimony to two ex-wives, at the
local sports-bar run by Teri, who often has to set them straight about women. Premiered
September 11, 1997.
Beverly Hills 90210
- Soap Opera about teenagers Brandan and Brenda (gone) Walsh who moved from
Minnesota to Beverly Hills. The get rich friends. Now they are young adults.
On since Fall of 1990.
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction?
- James Brolin hosts each episode's anthologies, some of which are
based on real events, some of which are writer's fantasies. Some
stories will be about the paranormal, while other are about
life-changing events. Premiered May 25, 1997.
- Show about new inventions. An adaption of the Discovery Channel's
Beyond 2000. September 1988 to December 1989.
Big Bad Beetleborgs
- Three kids are dared into a haunted house and accidently free
Flabber, a benevolent ghost, who grants them a wish. They choose to
become Bid Bad Beetleborgs, characters from their favorite comic book.
Unfortunately, the gateway to comic books is left open, and the other
occupants of the house, Count Fangula, Frankenbeans, Mums, and Wolfgang
Smith, plus the Villians from the comic book use it cause trouble in the
town. Weekday program. Began September 9, 1996.
- This weekly audience participation game show featuring musical and
celebrity guests is taped before an arena-sized audience. The
hour-long show, hosted by Mark DeCarlo(STUDS), involves audience
members vying for big prizes by participating in outrageous games and
stunts. Players can keep their prizes and trade them for something
else, sometimes better and sometimes worse. The games escalate in size
and scope, until the two top winners can risk everything they've won
for a chance to win the BIG DEAL. Premeired September 1, 1996.
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
- Sitcom based on the movies. Two high school 'dudes', Bill and Ted,
travel through time in a phone booth. Summer 1992. There was also an
animated version on Saturday mornings.
- Jason Bateman is the college educated younger brother of a NJ auto
mechanic, who returns to help his brother's business after losing his job
on Wall Street. The Pilot aired Thursday, June 30, 1994. In it he tries
to convince his brother that he can help him.
- Saturday morning cartoon about Howie Mandel's four year old character
Bobby Generic, and the imaginative adventures he has. On since Fall of
- Spin off from 21 Jump Street. Ex-cop Booker (Richard
Grieco) becomes an insurance investigator, but always gets caught up in a
bigger mystery. Aired from Sep 24, 89 to May 6 90.
Programs That Begin with the Letter C
- Saturday morning cartoon based on the comic. Casper the friendly
ghost vs the world. Began January 1996.
C-Bear and Jamal
- Saturday morning cartoon about Jamal and his teddy-bear C-Bear.
C-Bear takes Jamal through a variety of imaginary adventures. Tone Loc
provides the voice for C-Bear and produces the cartoon. Premeired
September 7, 1996.
- Sam Kinison is Tim Matheson's guardian angel. Sam was about 6 inches
tall or so when Tim could see him. Tim had a wife and few kids, who
mysteriously disappeared after a few episodes. November 9 to December
The Chevy Chase Show
- Late night talk show hosted by Chevy Chase. Winter 1993/4.
The Class of '96
- Soap opera about college freshman. Fall of 1992 to Summer of 1993.
- Follow real life fireman and medics around as they save people.
Comic Strip Live
- Saturday night stand up comic show. I think 1989 to Winter 1993.
- Follow real life cops around as they arrest people. On since at least 1990.
- Sit-com about Miami based Regency Air, focusing on Jess and Maggie, two
air stewardesses who are roommates. Other characters include Randy, an air
steward, the arrogant pilot, the bitchy head stewardess, and the gay air
- Fox picks up the discarded ABC show, where Jon Lovitz is the voice of
Jay Sherman, host of Coming Attractions, where he reveiws
parodies of recent films. Began March 5, 1995.
Programs That Begin with the Letter D
- Richard Lewis stars as a psychologist who's Archie Bunker-type father (Don
Rickles) moves in after separting from his wife (Renee Taylor). Lewis also
incorporates his neurotic schtick into the character. Fall 1993.
- A very stupid show that contained two 15 minute very stupid
action/adventure skits parodying Hawaii 5-0, and other cheesy adventure
shows. July 11 to August 22, 1993.
- Weekday cartoon mini-series. 91/92? Troy Kearney says: "The cartoon
Pirates of Dark Water was a mini-series and was just called Dark Water. It
became PODW when ABC picked it up for it's Saturday morning line-up in
- Fictional show about DEA officers, but carried out in a documentary
style. I remember they used to have "bleep-outs" of foul language to make
it seem more real. Fall/Winter 1990?
The Dirty Dozen
- Serialization of the famous movies. Although I think that the
characters were different, but it was the same idea. Summer/Fall 1987?
Maybe into Winter 1988.
- Saturday morning cartoon. Larry Virden says, "Henson production mix of
muppets and animation following an animator and his tv series. The catch
is the 'people' are all dogs." Half cartoon and half muppet.
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
- Series based on the movie. Winter/Spring 1987.
Down the Shore
- Sit-com about three single guys and three single gals who share a
weekend beach house in Seaside Heights, NJ. Summer 1992 to Winter/Spring
- The HBO series, now on FOX. Martin Tupper is a NY book editor who
suddenly finds himself divorced and living the single life. January 8,
1995 to April 16, 1995.
- Sitcom about a single father (Dabney Coleman) who is an elementary
school teacher. Originaly concetrated on him in school, but later shifted
focus to his family life. This show lasted less than one season, but had
three different opening credits. Fall/Winter 1991?
- Not sure how to describe this one as I didn't watch it. See also Open
House. Winter/Spring 1987 to Spring/Summer 1989? Maybe 1990, I can't
Stewart Mason says this about it:
It starred Matthew Laurence and Mary Page Keller as Ben and
Laura and followed the stages of their romance from first meeting to
marriage and children. Basically, it was the precursor to Mad About
You, right down to Laura's goofy scatterbrain sister (played by the
genuinely appealing Jodi Thelen) and their annoying married-couple friends,
played by Chris Lemmon and Alison La Placa. It just wasn't as funny as
Mad About You. After the first couple of seasons, attention
shifted more to the friends and it went downhill fast. It was pretty great
Edwin Yuen says this:
An interesting note about this show
was that after the first season, the show sped ahead two years, where Ben
and Laura get married and have a young daughter. It was funny because the
first episode of the second season just said "we're moving ahead in time"
and started from there.
Robert Amsbury adds this correction: "It wasn't Ben and Laura who had a
child, it was their 'annoying married-couple friends'."
Programs That Begin with the Letter E
- Half hour comedy skit show starring Julie Brown and Jennifer Aniston
among others. Fall/Winter 1992/3.
Eek! the Cat
- Saturday morning cartoon. According to Larry Virden:
a loveable cat who lives a life of misery without seeming to notice it.
Eek's tag line is 'It never hurts to help' followed immediately by some
tragedy. It's tied now with The Terrible ThunderLizards
which takes place in Dinosaur times as the Dinos - much more advanced than
we currently suspect, discover a hideous man species and tries to
Eek! the Cat and the Terrible Thunder Lizards
- Larry Virden says, "done by Savage Steve Holland. It is what Eek! The
Cat has turned into."
- The latest version features Eek! the Cat and his comrades Sharkdog, Elmo
Elk, the Squishy Bearz, and Annabelle. Other segments feature The Terrible
Thunder Lizards Doc, Squatt, and Kutter, and the cavemen Bill and Scooter.
The new feature "Klutter" is about brother Ryan and Wade and their pile of
junk come to life.
- Anther try at Sightings. This one concentrates on UFOs.
Had a special in March 1994, which was rerun in early May 1994. Summer 94,
and reappears when ever they need filler for failed shows.
Programs That Begin with the Letter F
Family Double Dare
- A prime-time version of Nickalodean's icky game show, only entire
families compete in a quiz-show where you dare your opponents to answer the
question, or perform a slimey 'physical challenge.' Fall 1987 to Summer 1988.
- Sit-com about an average schmuck who meets this beautiful jet-setting
woman who changes his life. Fall 1992 to Spring 1993.
- Action show about a spy who works for hire. Has all kinds of neat
gadgets, and a computer geek at home base whom he is always in contact with
through a special contact lense. September 4 to September 25, 1994.
413 Hope St.
- Phil Thomas, a wealthy business man, founded 413 Hope St. on the site where
his son was murdered. As a safe haven for nieghborhood kids, and a place where
people can come for help, he is trying to better the community. Center staffers
include Antonio Collins, a young psychologist at the center; Juanita, a counselor;
Nick, a former drug addict who runs the center's sports programs; and Sylvia, a feisty
lawyer. Antonio is torn between the center and his new wife Angelica. Aired
September 11, 1997 to January 1, 1998.
The Fox Cubhouse
- Weekday afternoon children's program designed to entertain and teach life
lessons. Segments include Rimba's Island, Johnson & Friends, and Jim
Henson's Nature Show.
FOX's Fun House
- Troy Kearney says: "similar to Fun House, which was a game show where
kids had to take part in sloppy games to win points and ultimately run
through a "fun house" full of prizes. The host was J.D. Roth." Chris
Lamber adds: "this was a souped-up version of the previously syndicated
kids' game show Fun House, which was a Double
Dare clone. Produced by Stone/Stanley Productions. Starring J.D.
Roth and cheerleaders Jacqueline and Samantha Forrest."
Fox News Sunday
- A review of the week's major stories and events includes interviews with
newsmaking individuals; host syndicated journalist Tony Snow. Premeired
April 28, 1996.
- Very sleazy news journal. Not nearly as good as The Reporters.
Programs That Begin with the Letter G
It's Gary Shandling's Show
- Gary Shandling is himself in this show about his life (or how he would
like it to be...). This is the same show that was on Showtime.
Winter/Spring 1988 to Spring/Summer 1990. Chris Lambert says:
Garry, as himself, interacted with various friends in this sitcom,
including his best friend Pete, his wife Jackie and their son Grant,
Garry's platonic friend Nancy, and Garry's nosy landlord, Leonard Smith. What
made IGSS unique was that every character knew they were on a TV
show. Garry opened each episode by telling the audience a few jokes and
setting up that day's episode. Often times, the other characters would
also interact with the audience, and Garry would occasionally just tell
everybody to imagine time had passed, after which charcaters would
return from vacation or grow years older. Guest stars regularly popped
in to help Garry with his problems, often noting that they were watching
the show at home. Starring Garry Shandling as Garry Shandling, with Molly
Cheek as Nancy, Michael Tucci as Pete Schumaker, Bernadette Birkett as Jackie,
Scott Nemes as Grant, Paul Willson as Leonard, and (I believe) Barbara Cason
as Garry's mother.
The George Carlin Show
- George Carlin is a taxi driver in NYC, and spends most of each episode
hanging out in the Moylen, a bar. In the first episode he wins this tiny
little dog in a bet, but decides to keep it because he can use it as an
excuse to hit on the women who runs the pet store. Winter 1994 to Summer
1994. Reappeared from Oct 1994 to January 1995.
Get a Life
- Chris Elliot stars as a complete boob who needs to get a life. He's 30
years old and still living with his parents, and is a paper boy. His best
friend still lives down the street, but is now married, but leaves his wife
during the second season.
Fall 1990 to Spring/Summer 1992.
- Updated version of the original series. Max is Cheif of Control and 99
is a congresswomen. Their son Zachary is the bumbling super-spy whose
partner is the sexy 66. January 8, 1995 to February 19, 1995.
- Show from the summer of 1990 about 3 or 4 young adults who just got out
of college. One of them became a journalist, and another becames a
policeman. Was replaced by Beverly Hills 90210.
- I think this is the show that starred Howie Mandel as an undertaker.
- Friday afternoon show based on the "Goosebumps" series of books.
Premiered November 3, 1995.
The Great Defender
- Lou Frischetti is a lawyer with a big heart in Boston struggling to get
past his blue collar roots, who gets a job at a Beacon Hill law firm.
March 5, 1995. Placed on hiatus on March 7, 1995.
- Edwin Yuen says, "Wasn't this about a
Brainy kid named Scott and how he bailed his friends out of trouble? Only
saw previews for it." Another person says: "I vaguely remember [it] being
a show about a teenager who had a vivid imagination--his fantasies about
girls and various other situations seemed to come true in dream states."
Programs That Begin with the Letter H
- Major League inspired sit-com about a baseball team and its
eccentric players. Sept 1994 to October 1994.
- Michael Jason Mazaros says "This was a comedy skit and clip show that
relied heavily on the same kind of clips that Best of the Worst used. 9/90
to 1/91." Also: "HAYWIRE was a skit show similar to SNL, Kids in the Hall,
or the State. Memorable sketches were claymation Ricardo on family outings,
Billy Chan's comic kung-fu movie parody ("be like billy, behave yourself"),
and a running gag about a radio dj who moonlighted at many other jobs
(doctor, lawyer, construction worker)."
- Soap Opera about a struggling garage band. Had that really stupid song
How do you talk to an Angel? August 27 to November 26,
- Sit-com about Herman Brooks, a fact checker. The twist is that four of
his emotions are also characters: Animal (Sex/Food), Genuis (Intellect),
Angel (Love & Sweetness), and Wimp (fears). Fall of 1991 to Summer 1994.
House of Buggin'
- A comedy skit show featuring John Leguizamo. Supporting members include
Jorge Lui Abreu, David Herman, Tammi Cubilette, Luis Guzman, and Yelba
Osorio. January 1995 to March 1995.
Programs That Begin with the Letter I
In Living Color
- Half hour comedic skit show. Was called at one time a black Saturday
Night Live. Stars of note are: Keenan Ivory, Damon, an Shawn Wayans, Jim
Carrey, and Kim Coles. There was a major change in cast the last season.
Spring 1990 to Summer 1994?.
In the Zone
- Baseball program geared at young adults. Airs before the pre-game
show. Began June 1, 1996.
Programs That Begin with the Letter J
Programs That Begin with the Letter K
- Charles Hill (CMFW43A@prodigy.com)
provided this description:
"Karen's Song" ran from July to September 1987. Set in Los Angeles, it
starred Patty Duke as a fortyish divorcee who found herself falling for
a guy in his twenties, played by Lewis Smith. The show was not highly
regarded, even by its principals - at least one episode was directed by
"Allen Smithee", the name used by a director who wants his name removed
from the credits - but it's still remembered, mostly because of Patty's
TV daughter, a college student played by current Net heartthrob Teri
- Very bizarre show about a guy in Key West, FL. Summer of 1993. Chris
Bovitz adds: A factory worker and aspiring writer in New Jersey wins the
lottery and moves to Key West, Florida, to capture the spirit of his idol,
Ernest Hemmingway and write the "great American novel."
Janice Powers adds: "starred Fisher Stevens (Michelle Pfieffer's X) he
won the lottery or something and moved to Florida. Was a writer of some sort,
novelist or journalist. Jennifer Tilly played a hooker with a heart of ....
I don't know Florida sea water. I was a kind of cool show, very surreal,
interesting voice overs of the Fisher telling the story, philosophising,
Kindred: The Embraced
- Spelling Entertainment's adaption of the Vampire: The
Masquerade role playing game. Five clans of vampires (Kindred)
control the mob in San Francisco: the artistic Toreadors, the
aristocratic Ventrue, the subterranean Nosferatu, the biker Gangrels, and
the rebellious Brujah. Homicide detective Frank Kohanik discovers there
secret while trying to break their hold on the city. Julian Luna is the
Kindred prince of the city trying to prevent a clan war from starting,
which would seriously threaten their existence, while Eddie Fiori the
Brujah leader schemes to sieze the princehood. Premiered April 2, 1996.
Regular series began April 3, 1996.
King of the Hill
- Mike Judge and Greg Daniel's cartoon about Hank Hill, a family man
who sells propane and propane accessories to the folks of Arlen County,
Texas. His wife, Peggy, is a substitute teacher. Bobby is his good, but
not too bright, son. Peggy's niece Luann is living with them while her
parents are in jail for assaulting eachother, and is attending beauty
college. Hank spends most of his free time standing around drinking beer
with his friends: Dale, a conspiracy nutcase; Boom Hower, who mumbles
everything; and Bill. Premeired January 12, 1997.
Programs That Begin with the Letter L
- Semi-soap operatic drama about a fire company in Los Angeles. Aired
June 3, 1996 to July 8, 1996.
The Last Frontier
- Three guys in Alaska, Billy, Andy, and Reed, need a new roommate
because Reed's brother Matt got married and moved out. Kate, a personal
director for a development company, moves in and changes the household
atmosphere. Billy is an architect and designed the house. Macho Reed
runs an adventure compnay, while paranoid Andy is an Army Intelligence
officer. Matt owns and runs the bar that everyone hangs out in. Aired
June 3, 1996 to July 8, 1996.
The Late Show
- I think that this was the talk show originally hosted by Joan Rivers,
and then by Arsenio Hall. It ran from 1987 to something like 1989?
- Brian Bosworth is Jon Lawless, an ex-CIA agent whose now a PI in
Miami. His partner is Reggie Hayes, an ex-military pilot who saved his
life during a mission. The two use extremely high-tech gadgetry to
solve cases. Aired March 22, 1997, and was promptly cancelled.
Life with Louie
- Cartoon based on Louie Anderson's experiences growing
up in the Mid-West. A Few prime-time specials during 1994 - 95 season.
Saturday mornings since September of 1995.
- Saturday morning cartoon. Based on the musical and movie The
Little Shop of Horrors about a man eating plant that talks.
- Sit-com about three young black women living together. Fall 1993 to Jan 1, 1998.
- The exploits of four twenty-something guys in Pittsburgh trying to
avoid adulthood by maintaining there High School ways. Stosh is
currently a cab driver, Jake is the pretty-boy ex-quarterback, Eddie
lives in his mother's basement, and Mert has to marry his high school
sweetheart Bonny when they get $10,000 saved up. Premeired March 17,
- Ratzenberg from Cheers is the narrator of this show set in
a small Port Ellen, Rake Capital of the World. His sister marries a NYC
cab driver whose first experience outside NY is moving here. In the pilot,
his new brother-in-law tried to accept and be accepted by the town. Pilot
June 23, 1994.
Love & Marriage
- Parents Jack, the owner of a parking garage, and April Nardini, a
waitress at a gourmet restaurant,
have a mere 15 minutes a day together in which to get their household
in order, make sure their three street-savvy kids are still breathing
and maintain their still-passionate relationship. Their children are 12
year old son Christopher, alterna-chick teenager Gemmy, whose life dream
is pierce for a living, and Michael, who attends junior collge and has
five part time jobs. The seemingly perfect Begg family, of Trudy, Louis,
and 10 year old Max, recently moved in across the hall from Suburbia.
Premiered September 28, 1996.
- Margo leaves her rich falandering husband and moves in with her
childhood friend George (Lori Petty). George is a modern art painter who
makes her living as a waitress at Hooter's. Premeired September 9, 1996.
Programs That Begin with the Letter M
- Saturday night comedy sketch program based on Mad Magazine.
Specializes in odd-ball parodies of recent movies. Also features animated
shorts based on classic Mad cartoons, including "Spy Vs. Spy."
The cast is David Herman, Orlando Jones, Phil LaMarr,
Artie Lange, Mary Scheer, Nicole Sullivan and Debra Wilson.
- Action/drama about a black philantropist who was shot and became
paralyzed from the waist down, who now dons a special exoskeleton that
allows him to walk and shoot darts that freeze the bad guys. Kinda
cheesey, but it's getting better. Pilot aired as 2 hour movie in the
spring and summer of 1994. August 26, 1994 to March 3, 1995.
Married with Children
- The adventures of Al Bundy, a shoe salesman, and his family Kelly, Bud,
and red-haired wife Peggy. Began Winter/Spring 1987. The longest running
FOX program, and the longest running comedy that is still on the air.
- Martin Lawrence stars as a radio DJ, but I think he lost his job or
something and is now a TV talk show host. Began Fall 1992?
- Saturday Morning spin-off from the MMPR. Dex is an alien prince with
super powers that enhance is inate insect-like abilities. He has come to
Earth to protect from the forces of his evil uncle, who wishes to conquer
Earth so that he can use it resources to take over his home world. Began
September of 1995.
- Seven Generation X doctors begin their residencies in FOX's version of a
hospital show. Tongue-in-cheek drama. March 13 to May 29, 1995.
- Frank Black is an ex-Seattle Homicide detective, who returns to
Seattle after 10 years in the FBI's sexual homicide division. He is now
part of the Millennium Group, a group of ex-law enforcement officers who
work to stop the prophecies of the millennium. Frank consults with the
Seattle PD on homicide investiagions, using his ability to see what the
killer sees to aid them. He says that he is not psychic, but because of
his experience is able to "become the capility, become the horror." His
wife Kathryn is a clinical sociol worker. Premiered October 25, 1996.
- A spin off from Beverly Hills 90210 about the young adults who live in
Melrose Place. Began Spring/Summer 1992.
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
- Show about five high school students who use martial arts to stomp the
incompetant alien bad guys. Saturdays and weekdays. Began Fall 1993.
Misery Loves Company
- Joe a middle aged guy, moves in with his wild younger brother Mitch when
his wife of 12 years leaves him. Together with his friends Perry and Lewis,
who is also divorced and has a teenage son, Conner, they try to understand
modern relationships. Fall of 1995.
- George C. Scott is the United States President. Fall of 1987 to Summer
- Spin off from Melrose Place about models. June 29, 1994 to March 6, 1995.
- The girl from Blossom stars as a daughter of a rich father,
and Jennifer Aniston is her snotty older sister. Summer 1990.
- Henry Winkler stars as a conservative talk show host with a liberal wife
and kids. Winter 1994.
My Wildest Dreams
- Lisa Ann Walter stars as a wife, mother, and career women who once sang
with her college band and has always envisioned a career as a rock star.
She now works in a recording studio after having a baby. May 28,
1995 to July 1995.
Programs That Begin with the Letter N
Ned and Stacy
- Thomas Haden Church is Ned Darcy, a self-absorbed advertising account
executive. When he finds out that he is going to be passed over for
promotion because he isn't a family man, he marries Stacy, a women he met on
a blind date. Stacy, a writer for The Village Voice, only
marries him because she is tired of living at home and she loves his
apartment. Stacy is the sister of his best friend's wife.
The New Adventures of Beans Baxter
- Adventures of a teenage secret agent. His 'contact' later reappeared as
the father of Parker Lewis. The actor who played Beans Baxter starred in
Heart of the City with Christina Applegate in the Fall of
1986. Aired Fall 1987 to Summer of '88.
- Action Drama about two NY cops. Supposed to be like a '90s Miami
Vice. Began September 1994.
Programs That Begin with the Letter O
- Duet mutated in this show about a real estate agency. Summer 1990? I
duuno, see Duet....
Edwin Yuen says this:
Open House was mainly about Alison Laplaca and Phillip
Charles Macensize (sp?) fighting to get ahead in the real estate agency.
Laura showed up occasionally to eat lunch but Ben dissapeared. The actor
who played Ben (or his twin Brother) plays Brian Austin Green's father on
- I may have the title wrong. It is based on a movie of the same name
that takes place in the 50s. Spring/Summer 1990. I've been informed that:
"It was based on a awarding winning book written by S.E. Hinton. The show
took place after the movie and book ended. It was kind of like the further
adventures of the Curtis brothers and their friends."
Programs That Begin with the Letter P
- Yet another Spelling Entertainment Group drama, this time set in
Pacific Palisades. It focuses on young professionals, most of whom are
neighbors. Characters include: Nick and Joanne Hadley, who just moved
from Michigan; Rachael, Joanne's 16 year old sister; Kate and Richard,
friends of Nick and Joanne from college; Cory, a young plastic surgeon;
Laura, an oversexed real estate agent who sleeps with her customers;
Beth, a recent college grad who is a secretary at Richard's architecture
firm and lives in Laura's guest house; Jessica, a Yale graduate at
Richard's firm who just ended an affair with him; Matt, a contracter who
hired Richard's firm, and killed the architect that Nick was hired to
replace. Premiered April 9, 1997.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose
- The adventures of high school juniors Parker Lewis and his 'best
buds.' Constantly outwitting Principal Grace Musso and her special-obediance-helper
Frank Lemur. His parents own a popular video store. His freshman sister
Shelly is dispises him and his popularity.
I think that the third season was simply titled Parker Lewis.
Fall of 1990 to Summer of 1993.
- Bob and Owen are friends and business partners at an architecture firm.
Wehn Owen becomes engaged to Alicia, Bob begins to wonder where he fits into
the relationship, and becomes the perpetual third wheel. Began September
- Mary is a New York City party society girl, who is looked after by
her god-mother Judy. When Mary needs a job she comes to work with Judy.
The problem is Judy works in a library, and Mary must learn to adjust her
life-style. Wanda is a brown-nosing librarian who would love to see Mary
get fired. Based on the movie of the same name. Premiered September 9,
Party of Five
- Drama about a family of five children whose parents are killed in a car
accident, and the older siblings have to take care of the younger ones.
Began September 12, 1994.
- Pauly Shore is Pauly Sherman, the slacker son of hotel magnate Edward
Sherman. His life is disturbed when his father brings home Dawn, an
aerobics instructer Pauly's age, and announces that not only are she and
her 10 year old son Zack moving in, but that they are engaged. Pauly
turns to his friend Berger for help. Aired March 3, 1997 to April 7,
Peter Pan and the Pirates
- Weekday cartoon about (I assume, since I never saw it) about Peter Pan.
- Power Rangers Zeo
- Might Morphin Power Rangers turned into this show during the Spring
of 1996. Has to do with the fact the source of the Power Rangers powers
changed, and so did much of the cast.
The Preston Episodes
- David Alan Grier is David Preston, an English professor who wants be
become a writer after his wife left him. He is forced to take a job as
proofreader for Stuff Magazine. Aired September 9, 1995 to
October 28, 1995.
- Jim Profit is the Senior VP of Acquisitions of Grace & Gracen, who
desires to move up the corporate ladder by whatever means necessary. His
secretary Gail helps him implement his schemes. Joanne Meltzer, head of
security and Jack Walters, President of Acquisitions, suspect his
treachery, and are on his case. It turns out that Jim Profit is really
Jim Stukopfsky, who set his father on fire 13 years ago, and was
apparently raised in a moving box. Premiered April 8, 1996.
Programs That Begin with the Letter Q
Programs That Begin with the Letter R
Rachel Gun, R.N.
- A short lived sit-com about a nurse.
Ronald M. Green has this to say about it: " Rachel Gunn R.N. ran (I
believe) only one season, 1991-92, and was a fairly broad comedy about the
assorted eccentrics at an unnamed big-city hospital. The cast of inane and
predictable characters included: Rachel Gunn, the experienced but gruff
nurse who knows how to play the system; a doctor (who later got involved
romantically with Gunn for a time) who cared primarily about his looks,
money and cars; the orderly who was pretty much Gunn's sidekick and/or
partner-in-larceny; the streetwise nun who did volunteer work in the
hospital who was prone to pulling off the odd scheme of her own; and the
overweight nutritionist who may be the definitive Poster Child for lacking
will power. The stories were entirely predictable, and the writing was
average only at the best of times. Most weeks, the high point of the
episode was the catchy opening theme, "Workin' For a Livin'"."
- Semi-sleazy one hour news journal. I think this was 1989/1990.
- A loosely historical action-drama set in 400AD Ireland. Conner is the youngest son of
a Celtic tribal king. When his tribe is wiped out by a rival tribe with the aid of Roman
forces, only he and the royal champion Fergus survive. An ancient wizard, Galen, convinces
Conner that he must unite the warring tribes against their common Roman enemy. Now he leads
a small army of tribeless Celts and escaped slaves against the Roman princess Diana and her
consort Casius Longinus, a 400 year old Centurian who is cursed with immortality for spearing
Jesus on the cross. Conner's friends include Fergus, Catlain an escaped Celtic slave, and
Tully, a young North African escaped slave. Premeired July 14, 1997.
- Comedy Drama about a black family in Baltimore. Fall of 1991 to Spring
1994? Started broadcasting live during the second season I think.
Round the Twist
- A live-action action weekday program produced by Children's Television Workshop of
Australia. The Twist family moves from the big city to live in a lighthouse, where
many bizarre and surreal events take place. Premiered July 7, 1997.
The Ruby Wax Show
- Ruby Wax interviews celebrities in a quirky and spontaneous manner,
which includes going shopping with them, lying in bed with them, going
in the jacusi with them, and just plain having fun. The segments are
taken from the British show Ruby Wax Meets.... Aired
June 9 to July 7, 1997.
Programs That Begin with the Letter S
Saturday Night Special
- Rosanne's experimental comedy skit program. Cast includes Jennifer
Coolidge, Kathy Griffin, Warren Hutcherson, Heath Hyche, Laura
Kightlinger, C.D. LaBove, Rob Rubin, and Jason Davis. Aired April 13, 1996
to May 18, 1996.
- A guy who dies in the 21st century is sent back to the late 1980s to
help shape himself as a young man. Later the title was changed to
Boys will be Boys, and the show only concentrated on the
teenager. Fall of 1987 to Summer 1988? Maybe more than one season, anyone
- Matt Frewer stars as the father in this sit-com about a family. Winter
1992 to Spring 1993.
- Tom Delany leaves his position as the head writer for Jay
Leno, and becomes the head writer for Wilson Lee Show, a black variety
comedy program. He's nervous about being seen as an outsider, the black
writing staff is upset about having a white head, and Wilson who has his
own entourage of yes-men finds it all amusing. Premeired March 17, 1996.
- Half hour program that interviewed people who claimed to have had
paranormal things happen to them. Edwin Yuen says, "Each episode delt with
a certain subject which was always refered to in the title, such as
SIGHTINGS: UFOs or SIGHTINGS: GHOSTS."
- An animated sitcom of a working class family featuring jerky dad
Homer, worrying mom Marge, smart-alecky Bart, over-acheiver Lisa, and
baby Maggie. Homer works in Sprigfields nuclear power plant run by Mr.
Burns. Spun of from The Tracy Ulman Show. Began Christmas 1989.
The Sinbad Show
- Sinbad, a bachelor video-game designer, takes in two-foster children. Fall 1993 to Summer
- Quinn Mallory, a physics student opens up a gateway to alternate Earths,
and due to an accident is stuck traveling between differnt realities in an
attempt to get "home." He is joined by his friend Wade Wells, his Physics
professor Dr. Maximillian Arturo, and "Cryin' Man" Rembrandt Brown. Began
March 22, 1995.
- Drama about a black family. Began winter/spring 1994.
Space: Above and Beyond
- In the year 2063, Earth is threatened by an alien invasion. The
show follows the "Wild Cards," the 58th Air Squadron of the US Marine
Corp, an eclectic group of people who all joined the marines for a different reason.
- Saturday morning cartoon version of the comic book character. Began
Stand by your Man
- Winter/Spring 1991. Rosie moves in with her sister-in-law who lives in
a wealthy neighborhood, and the show runs of the friction between the
classes. The next door neighbor is a horny middle aged rich women.
Edwin Yuen says this:
The Rosie O'Donnell show you refered to is this
show. It costarred Melissa Gilbert from Little House on the Prarie
fame. Gilbert's husband was a Lawyer or something while O'Donnell's
husband was a auto mechanic or a biker. The point was the two extremes
got together for the Land Deal scam and were caught. I saw a couple
- A weekday cartoon that follows the adventures
of stick figures Stacey Sticklery and her friend Bradley. Premiered August 1, 1997.
- Alex "Chance" Harper is the sole survivor a plane crash 26 years ago,
that killed the rest of his family. Ever since then strange things happen to
him, and he has the most incredibly strange luck. He has become a free-lance
photographer since he always seems to be in the right place at the wrong
- Late night games show where 2 "studs" are sent on dates with the same 3
women, and get quized about their experiences
The Sunday Comics
- A Sunday night stand-up comic show. See Comic Strip Live.
- Saturday morning cartoon. Larry Virden says, "takes the Showtime
character Super Dave and animates him into more crashes, etc."
- Saturday morning cartoon based on the low budget films of the same name.
Programs That Begin with the Letter T
Tales from the Crypt
- Enactments from the comic book. Same series on HBO, but watered-down
for broadcast TV. Began December 1993.
- Originally a Saturday morning cartoon, now weekdays, about the Warner
Brothers' Tazmainian Devil and his antics in Australia. Features his family
and many other new characters. On since 1991?
- Saturday morning cartoon based on the NEC comic book. Weird super-hero
The Tick and his companion save The City from evil. Began September 1994.
Tiny Toon Adventures
- Weekday cartoon about adolescent Warner Brother's cartoons going to
Cartoon school where the are taught by the old WB greats.
Tom and Jerry Kids
- Weekday cartoon about adolescent Tom and Jerry. On since at least
- Roommates and friends Donny Reeves and Eric McDougal work in the Mail room
of Crown, Pink & Wagner. Donny really wants to be a photographer, while Eric
wants to be a writer. They have a problem though, they won't show anyone
their work. (It's all about trying to make your dreams come true.) They
rent a room to Daisy, a bitter woman, and have friend Evelyn who owns a
clothing store. Began Fall 1995.
Top of the Heap
- A spin off from Married with Children. A lower class father has his son
work at a country club so that he can meet and marry a rich girl. See also
Vinnie and Bobby. April 7 to May 19, 1991.
Totally Hidden Video
- A Candid Camera inspired show.
- Comedian-filmmaker Robert Townsend hosts this hour of skits, spoofs
and musical performances. Fall of 1993.
The Tracy Ulman Show
- British commedianne stars in a series of skits. The Simpsons started of
here as filler between commercials and skits. Winter/Spring 1987 to 1989?
- I have no idea... I think this existed sometime in Fall/Winter 1993.
Edwin Yuen says this:
The was the Robert De Niro produced story about life in
NYC. There was a NYPD officer, a black father (I think was played by
Laurence Fishburn) and some others. It got good reviews and FOX kept
hyping the De Niro connection.
Julie Prince adds:
the info you have on Tribeca is a bit mis-
leading. Laurence Fishburne was only in the first
episode. Tribeca was an anthology series, focusing
on different people each time. I think the black
cop (not Fishburne; don't know who played him) and
the owner of a coffee shop were the only recurring
characters. It was pure drama. It started out very
strongly with the Laurence Fishburne episode, but
went somewhat downhill from there. Fall of '92
sounds right to me. It only lasted a few months.
- Sit-com about a white mother who marries a black widower dentist. The
actor who played the father changed in the middle of the second season. Fall 1990 to
- Michael Moore's former NBC wacky, left-leaning documentary show moves to
FOX. Now features the Corporate Crime Fighting Chicken!
Twenty-one Jump Street
- Young looking undercover cops are sent into high-schools and colleges to
bust young criminals. Winter 1987 to Summer 1991? Maybe 1990? I can't
remember because it continued in syndication afterwards.
Programs That Begin with the Letter U
The Ultimate Challenge
- I don't know
Programs That Begin with the Letter V
The Vicki Lawrence Show
- After a bunch of hosts, the axing of Bob the Puppet, and other changes between
August 1996 and August 1997, Fox After Breakfast was renamed to
The Vicki Lawrence Show. Vicki Lawrence had been host since
July 1997. The live show now features an in studio audience and comedienne
Nancy Giles as announcer. Premiered August 19, 1997.
Vinnie and Bobby
- A second attempt at Top of the Heap, only with more emphasis on the son
and his friend, who now live in an apartment together. May 30 to July 11, 1992.
- The military shoots down a UFO, and the only survivor is Adam McCarther, an Air
Force pilot who dissapeared over the Bermuda Triangle in 1947. He claims to have been
abducted by aliens, and that he stole the UFO to escape because he is on a mission,
and that he must "interfere before it is too late." He has not aged since 1947, and
has various abilities, touching those with whom he comes in contact. The NSA and the FBI
are chasing him, but do not appeart to be cooperating with each other. Premiered
September 19, 1997.
- Sydny Bloom, a lineman for TelCal, using her computer made from spare
parts, is able to use Virtual Reality to interface with people's minds.
There is also some sort of conspiracy involving the government's use past
use of VR. Began March 10, 1995.
Programs That Begin with the Letter W
- A young man becomes a werewolf, and tries to find the start of the
bloodline so that he can become human again. He eventually kills the one
whom he thinks is the start of the bloodline, but he was wrong . . .
Summer 1987 to Winter/Spring 1989?
What's So Funny?
- Clips of funny / stupid things that happened in the past week on
sit-coms, movies, the news, and commercials. Hosts Nick Baky and Julie
Hayden. Premiered December 3, 1995.
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego
- Began in either Fall of 93 or Spring of 94. Based on the Computer Game
of the same name, Acme Detectives Ivy and Zack, a computer head try to
outwit Carmen Sandiego.
- Sit-com about two roommates, a shy down to earth guy, and a casanova
type. The shy one is now dating the ex-girlfriend of the other one and the
fun begins... Sept 1994 to Oct 1994.
The Wilton-North Report
- Two Sacramento radio hosts, Phil Cowan and Paul Robbins, hosted this show
filmed on the corner of Wilton and North. Was supposed to kill
Letterman. Aired 12/87 to 1/88.
Women in Prison
- Sitcom about four women cellmates. One was in for fraud and was prissy,
one was call girl, and I can't remember the other two. Fall 1987 to Summer
- Six or seven very different people survive a nuclear war in this
sit-com. Fall/Winter 1993.
James Brown hosts outtakes from news programs, sit-coms, family videos, and
just about any other filmed event. Based on the previous season's popular series
of specials. Premiered September 21, 1997.
Programs That Begin with the Letter X
- Two FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigate bizarre cases
involving aliens, mutants, ESP, and government conspiracies. Began Fall 1993.
- Saturday morning cartoon about the X-Men. Moves to weekdays during fall
of 1995. Started in the Fall of 1992. Only the
first three episodes aired and then Fox put the series on hold
due to production problems in Korea. The series "restarted" in January of 1993.
Programs That Begin with the Letter Y
- Ross Dickinson says, "Yearbook was supposed to be something like a 'live
90210' following the exploits of a real-life high-school senior class. I
remember the commercials, but I never saw the show."
Programs That Begin with the Letter Z
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