Fly Girls (TV series)

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Fly Girls
Fly Girls (TV series).png
intertitle of Fly Girls
Genre Reality
Created by Bradley Bredeweg
Peter Paige
Jeff Collins
Starring see Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Running time 20–22 minutes
Production company(s) Collins Avenue Productions
Broadcast
Original channel The CW
Original run March 24, 2010 (2010-03-24)  – May 5, 2010 (2010-05-05)

Fly Girls is an American reality television[1] program that follows the personal lives of five flight attendants working for Virgin America. The program aired from March 24, 2010 to May 5, 2010.

Overview[edit]

Background[edit]

The show was picked up by The CW on September 23, 2009 for eight half-hour episodes.[2] The show followed the cast as they fly to a range of locations including Las Vegas, South Beach and New York City while also focusing on their home life, at their "crash-pad" in Los Angeles. The show is produced by Collins Avenue Productions, with executive producers Jeff Collins and Colin Nash along with co-executive producers Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige.[3]

Promotion[edit]

The first trailer for the series premiered on The CW's YouTube channel on September 25, 2009.[4]

Starring[edit]

  • Louise Nguyen
  • Farrah Williams - Flight Attendant for Virgin America since its inaugural flight.[5]
  • Tasha Dunnigan
  • Mandalay Roberts - Previously appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on May 21, 2009 promoting WiFi services available to customers of Virgin America.[6]
  • Nikole Rubyn

Cancellation[edit]

The show was officially canceled on May 20, 2010.[citation needed]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2010)[edit]

The first and only season of Fly Girls consisted of 8 episodes. It premiered on March 24, 2010 and finished May 5, 2010.

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "Prepare for Take-Off"[7] March 24, 2010 (2010-03-24) 1.162[8]
Five flight attendants for Virgin America reveal what is behind the curtain of the lives and their profession. An IFB ("in-flight boyfriend") invites Louise and Mandy to a party. Tasha and Farrah get ready to welcome their new roommate, Nikole.
2 "Turbulent Relationships"[9] March 31, 2010 (2010-03-31) 1.120[10]
Mandy and Louise fly to New York to visit a rocker who Mandy hopes will become more than a friend. Nikole and Tasha work a Virgin American charity event and attempt to overcome their differences. Farrah contemplates a career move from flight attendant to a corporate position.
3 "Rocking the Boat"[11] April 7, 2010 (2010-04-07) 1.022[12]
Tasha spends the weekend with her son while the rest of girls attend a yacht party accompanied by Louise's sister and Nikole's boyfriend.
4 "Destination: Sin City"[13] April 14, 2010 (2010-04-14) 0.895[14]
The girls head to Las Vegas for Tasha's birthday where Nikole gets a little too close to the DJ.
5 "Cabin Pressure"[15] April 21, 2010 (2010-04-21) 0.904[16]
Tasha has a disagreement with a passenger onboard a flight and accuses Farrah of reporting her.
6 "High Expectations"[17] April 28, 2010 (2010-04-28) 0.919[18]
Louise is confronted by her family about her career and party lifestyle. Nikole tells Jon what happened in Las Vegas.
7 "The Third Wheel"[19] May 5, 2010 (2010-05-05) 1.105[20]
In Miami, Louise takes a man Mandy liked. Meanwhile back in LA, Farrah receives disappointing news.
8 "Unexpected Departures"[21] May 5, 2010 (2010-05-05) 0.859[20]
Louise chooses her boyfriend over her friendship with Mandy. Farrah decides to move out of the crash pad feeling it is the next step in her life and Nikole receives a shock proposal from Jon, in the air.

International Syndication[edit]

Fly Girls was shown in the Philippines on Velvet. The series will start on August 4 at 8:30pm

Fly Girls was also broadcast in the United Kingdom on VIVA starting Wednesday, August 11 at 8pm with a double bill preceded by True Beauty.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fly Girls - TV.com
  2. ^ CW's Flight Attendant Docu-series "Fly Girls" Set to Debut Mid-season, EW.com, September 23, 2009
  3. ^ New Reality Docu-series, "Fly Girls," Cleared for Take-Off on The CW, cwtv.com, September 23, 2009
  4. ^ Flygirls - Coming Soon to The CW on YouTube
  5. ^ Scenes from the Virgin America inaugural flight: Attendant uniforms, USA Today, August 8, 2007
  6. ^ Virgin America First Airline to Offer Fleetwide WiFi, Virgin America, May 20, 2009
  7. ^ "FLY GIRLS (TIME CHANGE)". The Futon Critic. March 24, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  8. ^ Seidman, Robert (March 25, 2010). "Broadcast Finals: The Middle, Modern Family, Idol, Survivor, ANTM Rise". tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  9. ^ "FLY GIRLS (TIME CHANGE) "Turbulent Relationships"". The Futon Critic. March 31, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  10. ^ Seidman, Robert (April 1, 2010). ""The Middle," "Modern Family," and "American Idol" Rise In Wednesday Broadcast Finals". tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  11. ^ "FLY GIRLS "Rocking The Boat"". The Futon Critic. April 7, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  12. ^ Seidman, Robert (April 8, 2010). "Wednesday Finals: "CSI: NY" Dips Further + "South Park," "In Plain Sight" and More". tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  13. ^ "FLY GIRLS "Destination: Sin City"". The Futon Critic. April 14, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  14. ^ Gorman, Bill (April 15, 2010). "Wednesday Broadcast Finals: The Middle, Modern Family, Cougar Town Adjusted Up; Ugly Betty Down". tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  15. ^ "FLY GIRLS "Cabin Pressure"". The Futon Critic. April 21, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  16. ^ Gorman, Bill (April 22, 2010). "Wednesday Broadcast Finals: Idol, L&O: SVU Adjusted Up; Accidentally On Purpose Down". tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  17. ^ "FLY GIRLS "High Expectations"". The Futon Critic. April 28, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  18. ^ Gorman, Bill (April 29, 2010). "Wednesday Broadcast Finals: Modern Family, American Idol, Top Model Adjusted Up; High Society Down". tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  19. ^ "FLY GIRLS "The Third Wheel"". The Futon Critic. May 5, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  20. ^ a b Gorman, Bill (May 6, 2010). "Wednesday Finals: "American Idol," "The Middle," "Modern Family," "Cougar Town" and "CSI: NY" Adjusted Up". tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  21. ^ "FLY GIRLS "Unexpected Departures"". The Futon Critic. May 5, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 

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