Jenny (TV series)

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Jenny
Genre Sitcom
Created by Howard Gewirtz
Mark Reisman
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Leonard R. Garner, Jr.
Jeffrey Melman
Starring Jenny McCarthy
Heather Paige Kent
Composer(s) Bruce Miller
Brian Tyler
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 17 (7 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s) Howard Gewirtz
Mark Reisman
Producer(s) Stevie Ray Fromstein
Lori A. Moneymaker
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) MTV Productions
Mark & Howard Productions
Distributor Paramount Television (original)
CBS Television Distribution (current)
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 28, 1997 (1997-09-28) – January 12, 1998 (1998-01-12)

Jenny is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from 1997 to 1998. The series was intended to be a star vehicle for Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

The series starred McCarthy as Jenny McMillan, a Utica convenience store clerk who suddenly inherits a vast fortune from the B movie star father (George Hamilton ) she never knew. After her father's funeral, Jenny and her lifelong friend Maggie (Heather Paige Kent) decide to pursue fame in Hollywood.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Jenny McCarthy Jenny McMillan
Heather Paige Kent Maggie Marino
George Hamilton Guy McMillan
Carolyn Hennesy Chaunce Gardener
Dale Godboldo Cooper
Michael Chiklis Max
Natalie Appleton Mary Donavon

Cancellation[edit]

The series, originally scheduled on Sundays opposite CBS's Top 5 hit Touched by an Angel, Fox's Top 15 hit King of the Hill, and ABC's Top 30 hit The Wonderful World of Disney.[2] was moved to Monday nights in December 1997 in an attempt to gain more viewers.[3] The move failed to attract more viewers and Jenny was canceled after 10 of the 17 episodes produced were aired. After the first 10 shows aired Paramount Television continued production in anticipation of the series being picked up by UPN, but the show was not picked up by the network. In an episode seen only outside the United States, Guy turned out not to be dead only missing.[4]

Episodes[edit]

Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate
1 Pilot September 28, 1997
2 "A Girl's Gotta Pierce" October 5, 1997
3 "A Girl's Gotta Work" October 12, 1997
4 "A Girl's Gotta Spike" November 2, 1997
5 "A Girl's Gotta Live in the Real World" November 16, 1997
6 "A Girl's Gotta Lie" December 1, 1997
7 "A Girl's Gotta Deck The Halls" December 15, 1997
8 "A Girl's Gotta Love a Wedding" December 22, 1997
9 "A Girl's Gotta Merger" January 5, 1998
10 "A Girl's Gotta Get It" January 12, 1998
11 "A Girl's Gotta Hang with a Celebrity" Never aired
12 "A Girl's Gotta Protect Her Assets" Never aired
13 "A Girl's Gotta Make Room for Daddy: Part 1" Never aired
14 "A Girl's Gotta Make Room for Daddy: Part 2" Never aired
15 "A Girl's Gotta Go Vogue" Never aired
16 "A Girl's Gotta Get Ready for Her Close-up" Never aired
17 "A Girl's Gotta Come Through in a Clutch" Never aired

References[edit]

  1. ^ "COVER STORY; Must-See? We'll See.; Can NBC make a sitcom star out of a former centerfold and MTV fantasy figure? She's not exactly your girl next door, but Jenny McCarthy says 'Jenny' is the real her. Really.". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-05. 
  2. ^ Richmond, Ray (1997-09-27). "Jenny". variety.com. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  3. ^ Hontz, Jenny (1997-12-04). "Jenny holds in Mon. slot". variety.com. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  4. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 604. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 

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