The Heights (TV series)

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The Heights
Genre Musical drama
Created by Eric Roth
Tony Spiridakis
Written by Jim Kramer
Paris Qualles
Tony Spiridakis
Directed by Sandy Smolan
Starring Jamie Walters
Camille Saviola
Alex Désert
Charlotte Ross
Theme music composer Barry Coffing
Steve Tyrell
Stephanie Tyrell
Opening theme "How Do You Talk to an Angel" performed by Jamie Walters
Composer(s) Shawn David Thompson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (1 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s) Tony Spiridakis
Producer(s) Aaron Spelling
E. Duke Vincent
Editor(s) Michael B. Hoggan
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production company(s) Spelling Television
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run August 27, 1992 (1992-08-27) – November 26, 1992 (1992-11-26)

The Heights is an American musical drama series that aired on the Fox network from August to November 1992.

Synopsis[edit]

The Heights centers on a fictional band (also called The Heights) made up of mostly middle-class young adults. Episodes regularly featured one of their songs.

The eventual theme song for the show, "How Do You Talk to an Angel" (sung by Walters), went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was the first song from a television show to top the Hot 100 since 1985. The Heights premiered on August 27, 1992 to low ratings, and never gained a substantial audience. Fox canceled the series less than a week after the theme song fell from the number one spot.[1]

Main cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "Talk to an Angel" August 27, 1992
1–2 "Children of the Night " September 3, 1992
1–3 "Decisions" September 10, 1992
1–4 "Natalie" September 17, 1992
1–5 "Shooting Stars" September 24, 1992
1–6 "Flashback" October 1, 1992
1–7 "So Hot" October 22, 1992
1–8 "On the Road" October 29, 1992
1–9 "The Big Day" November 5, 1992
1–10 "Honeymoon" November 12, 1992
1–11 "Strains" November 19, 1992
1–12 "Nightmares" November 26, 1992
1–13 "The Big Chance" Never aired

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1993 BMI Film & TV Awards Won Special Recognition Barry Coffing, Stephanie Tyrell, and Steve Tyrell
For the song "How Do You Talk to an Angel"
1993 Primetime Emmy Award Nominated Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics Barry Coffing, Stephanie Tyrell, and Steve Tyrell
For the song "How Do You Talk to an Angel"

See also[edit]

  • Catwalk, a 1992-94 TV series about a fictional band, with several of the same song writers as The Heights.
  • Glee, a comedy-drama TV series about a fictional Glee club, which began airing in 2009.
  • The Monkees, a 1966-68 comedy television series about a band who achieved huge success in real life.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book Of Number 1 Hits (5 ed.). Billboard Books. p. 812. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6. 

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