Odd Man Out (U.S. TV series)

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Odd Man Out
Genre Sitcom
Created by Ed Decter
John J. Strauss
Written by Tom J. Astle
Barton Dean
Ed Decter
Matt Ember
Michael Feldman
Mark Goffman
John Hoberg
Laura Perkins-Brittain
Alicia Sky Varinaitis
John J. Strauss
Jillian Tohber
Directed by Gil Junger
David Kendall
John P. Whitesell
Starring Erik von Detten
Natalia Cigliuti
Vicki Davis
Marina Malota
Trevor Fehrman
Jessica Capshaw
Markie Post
Composer(s) Ben Decter
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s) Bill Cosby
Barton Dean
Ed Decter
John J. Strauss
Producer(s) Jason Shubb
Craig Wyrick-Solari
Editor(s) Steve Rasch
Cinematography Richard Brown
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Frontier Pictures
Warner Bros. Television
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 24, 1999 (1999-09-24) – January 7, 2000 (2000-01-07)

Odd Man Out is an American sitcom that aired on the ABC television network as a part of the TGIF lineup. It aired from September 24, 1999 to January 7, 2000. Created by Ed Decter and John J. Strauss, the show also featured Bill Cosby as executive producer.

Synopsis[edit]

Set in Miami, the show revolved around fifteen-year-old Andrew Whitney (Erik von Detten), the only male in a house full of females. He is constantly surrounded by his three sisters (Val, Paige, and Elizabeth), Aunt Jordan, and single mom, Julia. The episodes mostly revolved around Andrew's lack of privacy and dealing with his best friend Keith's crush on his unresponsive older sister, Paige.

The show was heavily promoted in the summer of 1999, primarily as a last-ditch effort to save the faltering TGIF block, which had been in severe decline since 1997. ABC commercials showing teenage girls screaming "EVD!" (the initials of star Erik von Detten) were prominent; at the time, this was the peak of the boy band craze, and this was a common practice. The commercials mentioned very little about the show itself, and did not even mention the name until a few weeks before the show was to debut: a typical advertisement, following clips of girls screaming "EVD!" would follow a shadow of von Detten with a question mark and a voiceover stating "What is EVD? Find out Fridays this fall on ABC." This type of mysterious promotion did little to hold interest in the show once it debuted. The series was canceled after thirteen episodes and replaced with the reality show Making the Band; it was the last new sitcom to debut on TGIF in its original form, and TGIF would itself end at the end of the season.

Von Detten would later go on to co-star in another series, Complete Savages, during a TGIF revival in 2004. That series had an opposite premise in that Von Detten was but one member of an all-male family.

Cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "The First Girlfriend's Club" September 24, 1999
1-2 "Good Will Hunting" October 1, 1999
1-3 "The Unbelievable" October 8, 1999
1-4 "The Road to Caracus" October 15, 1999
1-5 "You've Got Female" October 22, 1999
1-6 "Batman Forever" October 29, 1999
1-7 "In the Name of the Father" November 5, 1999
1-8 "Fight Club" November 19, 1999
1-9 "Great Expectations" December 3, 1999
1-10 "Punch Line" December 10, 1999
1-11 "Little Women" December 17, 1999
1-12 "What About Bob?" December 24, 1999
1-13 "My Life As a Dog" January 7, 2000

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