Flesh 'n' Blood (TV series)

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Flesh 'n' Blood
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Genre Sitcom
Created by Michael J. Di Gaetano
Lawrence Gay
Written by Rick Copp
Michael J. Di Gaetano
Lawrence Gay
David A. Goodman
Daniel Palladino
Jeanne Romano
Directed by Noam Pitlik
Starring David Keith
Lisa Darr
Meghan Andrews
Perry Anzilotti
Peri Gilpin
Theme music composer David Keith
Leon Russell
Composer(s) Howard Pearl
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12 (4 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s) Michael J. Di Gaetano
Ken Estin
Lawrence Gay
Fran McConnell
Producer(s) Bruce Johnson
Daniel Palladino
Editor(s) Robert Bramwell
Mike Wilcox
Cinematography Peter Smokler
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Paramount Television
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 19, 1991 (1991-09-19) – October 15, 1991 (1991-10-15)

Flesh 'n' Blood is an American situation comedy that aired on NBC as part of its 1991 fall lineup. The series was created and executive produced by Michael J. Di Gaetano and Lawrence Gay.

Synopsis[edit]

Flesh 'n' Blood is the story of Baltimore Assistant District Attorney Rachel Brennan (Lisa Darr), an attractive, driven young woman who had almost everything, including overwhelming political ambition and the talent to back it up. The one major thing which she lacked was her birth family – she was acutely aware of how her birth mother had put her up for adoption, and longed to meet her.

While Rachel's birth mother didn't miraculously turn up during this program's brief run, someone else did, namely Arlo Weed (David Keith), a Southern redneck and something of a con man. Claiming to be Rachel's brother, Arlo was a widower with three children who made himself at home in Rachel's home and in her life, spicing it up with his homely aphorisms and general manner of rural conviviality. Other characters included Rachel's ambitious investigator, Marty Travers (among his ambitions were to be romantically involved with Rachel and to be governor of Maryland; both were hampered by his extremely diminutive stature; he was portrayed by actor Perry Anzilotti), and Irene (Peri Gilpin), Rachel's secretary who soon developed designs on Arlo. Whether anything was to become of these schemes is unknown; Flesh 'n' Blood was not successful in attracting an audience and was cancelled less than two months after its premiere.

Episodes[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "Blood is Thicker Than Arlo" September 19, 1991
1-2 "Tall, Dark and Wanted in Four States" September 20, 1991
1-3 "Working Class Zero" September 27, 1991
1-4 "King's Strings" October 4, 1991
1-5 "Pulling Out the Weeds" October 25, 1991
1-6 "Arlo and Starr" November 1, 1991
1-7 "It's My Birthday and I'll Lie If I Want To" November 8, 1991
1-8 "The Wrath of Con" November 15, 1991
1-9 "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" Never aired
1-10 "Beauty Is in the Eye of the Ticketholder" Never aired
1-11 "Mommie Nearest" Never aired
1-12 "Bebe's Wedding" Never aired

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1991 Young Artist Awards Nominated Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television Series Meghan Andrews

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