The Watcher (TV series)

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The Watcher
Genre Anthology drama
Written by Harry Cason
Christopher Crowe
Andrew Mirisch
Robert Morgan Fisher
Dan Peterson
Directed by Vern Gillum
Keva Rosenfeld
Michael W. Watkins
Starring Sir Mix-a-Lot
Bobbie Phillips
Narrated by Sir Mix-a-Lot
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Producer(s) Lindsley Parsons III
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production company(s) Paramount Television
Broadcast
Original channel UPN
Original run January 17, 1995 (1995-01-17) – June 7, 1995 (1995-06-07)

The Watcher is an American anthology drama series that premiered on UPN in January 1995, during the network's inaugural season. The series aired Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m Eastern time.

Synopsis[edit]

Set in Las Vegas, the series stars rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot as "The Watcher", an omniscient narrator who watches the activities of others via surveillance monitors in his hotel suite. The Watcher also starred Bobbie Phillips as Lori Danforth, a limo driver.[1]

The Watcher was one of five series that aired on UPN during its first year, joining other drama series Star Trek: Voyager and Marker and the sitcoms Pig Sty and Platypus Man. Like the latter three series, it was canceled following its one and only season.

Guest stars[edit]

Guest stars include comedian and Howard Stern Show regular Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling, Max Wright, and comedian Gilbert Gottfried.

Episodes[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 Pilot January 17, 1995
1-2 "Resurrection/Niles and Bob/Harry Stenz" January 24, 1995
1-3 "Heartburned" January 31, 1995
1-4 "A Change of Heart" February 7, 1995
1-5 "Till There was You" February 14, 1995
1-6 "No Hope for the Dead" February 21, 1995
1-7 "Passion Plays" February 28, 1995
1-8 "The Human Condition: The Blood of Our Children; Rita; The Comic" March 14, 1995
1-9 "Missing Persons" March 21, 1995
1-10 "Reversal of Fortune: The Last Act/Lucky Charm/Handle with Care" April 4, 1995
1-11 "Second Chances: Last Time Around/Jack Flash/Hit Man" April 11, 1995
1-12 "Apocalypse Now: Masters & Cherie/It Cuts Like a Knife/The Bet" June 27, 1995
1-13 "Sudden Death: Dancing Bear/Life Lessons/The Stranger" June 27, 1995

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 1488. ISBN 0-345-49773-2. 

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