Good Morning, Miami

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Good Morning, Miami
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Original cast
Format Sitcom
Created by David Kohan
Max Mutchnick
Starring Mark Feuerstein
Suzanne Pleshette
Ashley Williams
Matt Letscher
Jere Burns
Constance Zimmer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 40 (9 unaired)
Production
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) KoMut Entertainment
Warner Bros. Television
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 26, 2002 (2002-09-26) – December 18, 2003 (2003-12-18)

Good Morning, Miami is a sitcom which ran from 2002 to 2004 on NBC. Created by David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the show focused on the personal and professional life of Jake, the executive producer of the lowest-rated morning show in the country, based in Miami.

Though unsuccessful and unacclaimed, the show lasted in the coveted Thursday "Must See TV" lineup for an entire season.

After nine episodes were aired during the second season in the United States, the show was canceled and didn't get to finish airing the rest of the 18 episodes that were ordered for the season. However, all episodes of the second season were shown on TG4 in Ireland.

The theme song, entitled "Once in a Lifetime", is played by John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls .

Synopsis[edit]

Jake decides to accept the risky job when he first sets eyes on the show's beautiful, down-to-earth hairdresser, Dylan, who wows him after he comes to visit his fun, potty-mouthed Grandma, Claire, who presents a romantic challenge like nobody before. The carnival of clowns at the station includes pompous host Gavin; Jake's wise-cracking assistant, Penny; and highly insecure station manager, Frank. After a while, Jake's ambition changed as he and Penny had a brief relationship.

Early in the first season, Gavin's morning co-host was Lucia, and Sister Brenda was the station's weather-nun. They were written out early in the series as the producers were still searching for the "center" of their program.

During the second season, Jake and Dylan began their relationship, almost even deciding on a relocation to New York together. Victoria Hill, a new station boss, took over the show to get higher ratings, and Gavin struggled to warm up to her. A new weather girl, Joni, was also introduced.

For the second season, exterior footage of NBC affiliate WPTV-TV's studio complex in West Palm Beach, Florida was used to portray the exteriors of the fictional Good Morning, Miami studios.

Although only some of the second season was shown in the USA, it was fully shown on TG4 in Ireland several times in a daily morning time slot. The series ended with Jake and Dylan considering to go their separate ways (though they may reunite), Gavin and Penny deciding to start a relationship and Frank marrying Gavin's mother.

Cast and characters[edit]

The show contained numerous references to Feuerstein's earlier work. In one scene, he scolds Gavin in front of the audience and Penny remarks, "That's one fired-up little yuppie!" (a reference to his role on the short-lived sitcom Fired Up); in a second, he drinks hard liquor and his voice gets hoarse (he did the same thing after eating food that was too spicy in Woman on Top). In another scene, he remarks that the highlights in his hair are natural (which he also did in What Women Want).

Episode list[edit]

Season One

  1. Pilot 9/26/2002
  2. "Power Failure" 10/03/2002
  3. "The Way to Dylan's Heart" 10/10/2002
  4. "Swan Jake" 10/17/2002
  5. "It Didn't Happen One Night"
  6. "The Heart is a Lonely Apartment Hunter" 10/24/2002
  7. "Kiss Of The Spiderman" 10/31/2002
  8. "Penny Wise, Jake Foolish" 11/14/2002
  9. "If It's Not One Thing, It's a Mother" 12/05/2002
  10. "I'm With Stupid" 12/12/2002
  11. "High, My Name Is Jake" 1/2/2003
  12. "Jake's Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire" 1/9/2003
  13. "Mee So Torny" 1/16/2002
  14. "Take a Penny, Leave a Penny" 1/23/2003
  15. "Mutt and Jake" 2/27/2003
  16. "The Big Leap" 3/6/2003
  17. "Fear and Loathing in Miami" 3/13/2003
  18. "About a Ploy" 3/20/2003
  19. "Three Weeks Notice" 3/27/2003
  20. "Someone to Watch Over Gavin" 4/3/2003
  21. "The Slow and the Furious" 4/10/2003
  22. "One Flu Over the Cuckold's Nest" 4/17/2003

Season Two

  1. "The New Good Morning, Miami" 9/30/03
  2. "Good Morning, Manhattan" 10/07/03
  3. "I Second That Promotion" 10/14/03
  4. "With Friends Like These, Who Needs Emmys?" 10/21/03
  5. "The Ex Games" 10/28/03
  6. "Will You Still Leave Me Tomorrow?" 11/11/03
  7. "A Kiss Before Lying" 11/18/03
  8. "Her Place or Mine?" 12/11/03
  9. "Looking For Love in All the Wrong Cages" 12/18/03
  10. "You Bet Your Relationship" Unaired
  11. "Subterranean Workplace Blues" Unaired
  12. "Nightmare at 2000 Feet" Unaired
  13. "Victoria's Secret" Unaired
  14. "A Sample Plan" Unaired
  15. "Gays and Confused" Unaired
  16. "The Return of the Ring" Unaired
  17. "The Wait Problem" Unaired
  18. "Three Ring Circus" Unaired

The show aired its final episode in the U.S. on Thursday, December 18, 2003.

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