Ask Harriet

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Ask Harriet
Genre Sitcom
Created by David Cassidy
Jonathan Prince
Billy Riback
Written by Jimmy Aleck
Gabrielle Allan
David Cassidy
Pamela Eells
Jim Keily
Peter Murrieta
Ria Pavia
Jonathan Prince
Billy Riback
Directed by Amanda Bearse
Robert Berlinger
Ken Levine
Lillah McCarty
Andrew D. Weyman
Starring Anthony Tyler Quinn
Lisa Waltz
Jamie Renée Smith
Edward Asner
Willie Garson
Theme music composer David Cassidy
Composer(s) David Nessim Lawrence
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (8 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jonathan Prince
Billy Riback
Producer(s) Matt Dinsmore
Bob Heath
Editor(s) Art Kellner
Cinematography Ronald W. Browne
Running time 23 mins.
Broadcast
Original channel FOX
Original run January 4, 1998 – January 29, 1998

Ask Harriet is a short-lived American television situation comedy that ran for one season in 1998 on FOX. Ask Harriet was created by David Cassidy, Jonathan Prince, and Billy Riback. Cassidy also wrote and performed the theme song.

Synopsis[edit]

The premise of the series revolves around a sexist sports journalist named Jack Cody (Anthony Tyler Quinn). After being fired from his job at the Dispatch by his ex-girlfriend Melissa (Lisa Waltz), Jack decides to apply for the job of advice columnist. To hide his true identity, Jack dresses in drag and poses as Sylvia Coco. Jack is rehired and forced to dress as a woman to keep his new job. The series also featured Edward Asner as Mr. Russell, Jamie Renée Smith as Jack's 10-year old daughter Blair, and Willie Garson as Jack's best friend Ronnie. Julie Benz also appeared in a recurring role.

Ask Harriet premiered as a midseason replacement on Sunday, January 4, 1998,[1] and was then moved to its regular timeslot on Thursdays.[2] After airing only five of the thirteen episodes produced, the series was canceled due to low ratings.

Cast[edit]

  • Anthony Tyler Quinn as Jack Cody/Sylvia Coco
  • Edward Asner as Mr. Russell
  • Willie Garson as Ronnie Rendall
  • Damien Leake as Marty
  • Patrick Y. Malone as Trey Anderson
  • Jamie Renée Smith as Blair Cody
  • Lisa Waltz as Melissa Peters

Episodes[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 Pilot January 4, 1998
1-2 "Hot Coco" January 8, 1998
1-3 "Help Me, Help Me, Rwanda" January 15, 1998
1-4 "Turn Your Head & Kafka" January 22, 1998
1-5 "Lips That Pass in the Night" January 29, 1998
1-6 "Fat Ron" Never aired
1-7 "Surprise, Surprise" Never aired
1-8 "Good For the Goose, Good For the Gender" Never aired
1-9 "Kiss Harass Good-Bye" Never aired
1-10 "Exes and Ohs" Never aired
1-11 "Dis-guise in Love with You (Part 1)" Never aired
1-12 "Dis-guise in Love with You (Part 2)" Never aired
1-13 "Pumps and Circumstances" Never aired

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'harriet' A Drag On Fox's 'hill' Hole". The Hollywood Reporter. 1998-01-06. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  2. ^ Braxton, Greg (1997-12-16). "Fox Dumps 'Living Single,' Brings Back 'Undercover'". articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 

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