The Michael Richards Show
|The Michael Richards Show|
|Created by||Spike Feresten
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of episodes||9 (1 unaired)|
|Running time||30 Minutes|
|Production company(s)||Castle Rock Entertainment|
|Original release||October 24, 2000 – December 19, 2000|
The Michael Richards Show is a sitcom that debuted on NBC in 2000. The show starred Michael Richards as reality-challenged but successful private detective Vic Nardozza who gets the job done despite his unconventional methods.
After his previous show, Seinfeld, stopped production, Michael Richards reteamed with three former Seinfeld writers/producers in a comedy caper about a private eye in Los Angeles. When originally conceived, Richards wanted to differentiate his character from Kramer, the role he immortalized on Seinfeld. However, the network disagreed and decided that the character would share characteristics with his previous role. The show received generally negative reviews and was cancelled within two months due to poor ratings.
The show is about Vic Nardozza (Michael Richards), a lanky and clumsy private investigator working for McKay Investigative Services. Throughout the show, misunderstandings and screw-ups get in the way of the cases, but Nardozza always ends up getting the job done.
The character Nardozza was named after Richards' own mother, Phyllis Nardozzi.
|Title||Original airdate||Episode #||Production code|
|"Mr. Irresistible"||October 24, 2000||1||245302|
|"Simplification"||October 31, 2000||2||245304|
|"Discrimination"||November 14, 2000||3||245306|
|"The Identity Loan"||November 21, 2000||4||245303|
|"The Nursing Home"||November 28, 2000||5||245307|
|"It's Only Personal"||December 5, 2000||6||245305|
|"USA Toy"||December 12, 2000||7||245308|
|"The Consultant"||December 19, 2000||8||245309|