Kirk (TV series)

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Kirk
Genre Family sitcom
Created by Ross Brown
Directed by Scott Baio
William Bickley
Richard Correll
James Hampton
Steve Muscarella
Joel Zwick
Starring Kirk Cameron
Chelsea Noble
Will Estes
Louis Vanaria
Taylor Fry
Courtland Mead
Debra Mooney
Theme music composer Steven Chesne
Composer(s) Gary Boren
Steven Chesne
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 32
Production
Executive producer(s) William Bickley
Michael Warren
Charlotte Brown
Ross Brown
Susan Fales-Hill
Producer(s) Brenda Hanes-Berg
Karen K. Miller
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Bickley-Warren Productions
Jeff Franklin Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Broadcast
Original channel The WB
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run August 23, 1995 (1995-08-23) – January 12, 1997 (1997-01-12)

Kirk is an American family sitcom which aired for two seasons on The WB from August 23, 1995 to January 12, 1997.

Synopsis[edit]

The show revolves around Kirk Hartman, played by Kirk Cameron, an aspiring illustrator and recent college graduate living in Greenwich Village. After his aunt decides to move to Florida to get married, Kirk is left in charge of his younger brothers and sister. It also stars Chelsea Noble, Will Estes, Courtland Mead, Louis Vanaria, and Debra Mooney.

Cast[edit]

Production notes[edit]

Kirk was one of only two series produced by Bickley-Warren Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions that was not produced by Miller-Boyett Productions (the other being Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, which William Bickley and Michael Warren served as showrunners/executive producers during that series' final three seasons).

During the development stage, the series originally went under the working title Life Happens,[1] and was originally conceived as a series for ABC (who had broadcast other series produced by Bickley and Warren, and their production partners Tom L. Miller and Robert Boyett) before the network's decision to move away from family sitcoms, just prior to the network's 1995 purchase by The Walt Disney Company.[2]

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1 "Welcome to New York" August 23, 1995
2 "S'Wonderbra" August 30, 1995
3 "Night at the Movies" September 24, 1995
4 "Love! Valor! Deception!" October 1, 1995
5 "Magno Man Vs. Capt. Chunks" October 1, 1995
6 "Smart and Smarter" October 8, 1995
7 "The Crush" October 15, 1995
8 "Helloween" October 29, 1995
9 "Educating Kirk" November 5, 1995
10 "Kirk Unplugged" November 12, 1995
11 "A Kiss is Just a Kiss" November 19, 1995
12 "The Christmas Show" December 10, 1995
13 "The Spare" January 7, 1996
14 "The Love Letter" January 14, 1996
15 "Double Date" February 4, 1996
16 "Stuck On You" February 11, 1996
17 "The Odd Couple" February 18, 1996
18 "Hey, Hey We're the Hartmans" February 25, 1996
19 "Baby, You Can Drive My Car" April 28, 1996
20 "Operation Kirk" May 5, 1996
21 "The Beach House" May 12, 1996

Season 2[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
22 "For Whom The Wedding Bells Toll (Part 1)" September 8, 1996
23 "For Whom The Wedding Bells Toll (Part 1)" September 8, 1996
24 "Yours, Mine and Ours" September 15, 1996
25 "She Stoops to Conquer!" September 22, 1996
26 "Strangers in the Night" September 29, 1996
27 "Hire Learning" October 6, 1996
28 "Something's Got to Give" October 13, 1996
29 "Balducci Blues" October 20, 1996
30 "Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave (Part 1)" November 3, 1996
31 "Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave (Part 2)" November 10, 1996
32 "Witness for the Persecution" January 12, 1997

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1996 Young Artist Awards Nominated Best Performance by an Actor Under Ten - Television Courtland Mead
Best Performance by a Young Actor - TV Comedy Series Will Estes

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