The George Wendt Show

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The George Wendt Show
Genre Sitcom
Created by Lew Schneider
Peter Tolan
Written by Mike Martineau
Gordon R. Mckee
Daphne Pollon
David Regal
Lew Schneider
Peter Tolan
Directed by Robby Benson
Rick Beren
Terry Hughes
Starring George Wendt
Pat Finn
Brian Doyle-Murray
Kate Hodge
Mark Christopher Lawrence
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8 (2 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s) Dan O'Shannon
Peter Tolan
Producer(s) Donald Capen
Michael Petok
Lew Schneider
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) The Cloudland Company
Touchstone Television
Distributor Buena Vista Television
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run March 8, – April 12, 1995

The George Wendt Show is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from March 8, to April 12, 1995. Based on the public radio show Car Talk, the series was a star vehicle for George Wendt after co-starring in the NBC sitcom Cheers throughout its run.[1] However, the series was a ratings failure and was canceled after six episodes aired, out of the eight episodes produced (ABC now owns the rights to the series).

Premise[edit]

The series revolved around George and Dan Coleman (George Wendt and Pat Finn), two wise cracking brothers who own a car garage in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to running the garage, they were also hosts of "Points and Plugs": a call-in radio show about car repair. However, the brothers would mostly get caught up in a number of crazy situations unrelated to cars. For instance, there was an episode focused on George having an itchy rash and another having the brothers chaperone a high school prom.[1]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

# Episode title Original air date
1 "Sweet Charity" March 8, 1995
2 "A Need for a Seed" March 15, 1995
3 "Grave Concerns" March 22, 1995
4 "Rash Behavior" March 29, 1995
5 "Prom Night: The Return" April 5, 1995
6 "A River Runs Through His Head" April 12, 1995
7 "And Here's To You, Mrs. Robertson" Unaired
8 "My Brother, The Albatross" Unaired

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The George Wendt Show Reviewed by Bruce Fretts, Apr 07, 1995 - Entertainment Weekly

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