WIOU (TV series)

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WIOU
Genre Drama
Created by John Eisendrath
Kathryn Pratt
Written by John Eisendrath
Kathryn Pratt
Directed by Donna Deitch
Jan Eliasberg
Arthur Allan Seidelman
Starring John Shea
Helen Shaver
Harris Yulin
Phil Morris
Joe Grifasi
Wallace Langham
Jayne Brook
Robin Gammell
Dick Van Patten
Kate McNeil
And Mariette Hartley
Composer(s) Gary Chang
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 18
Production
Executive producer(s) Scott Brazil
Producer(s) Michelle Ashford
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Orion Television
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run 24 October 1990 – 20 March 1991
For the radio station in Kokomo, Indiana, see WIOU (AM).

WIOU is an American television drama series, which aired on CBS in 1990 and 1991. The show is set in the news department of a fictional television station whose actual callsign is WNDY, but which is nicknamed WIOU by its staff because of the station's perennial financial struggles.

The show stars John Shea as news director Hank Zaret. The cast also includes Mariette Hartley as executive producer Liz McVay, Harris Yulin and Helen Shaver as news anchors Neal Frazier and Kelby Robinson, Phil Morris as aggressive reporter Eddie Bock, Jayne Brook as reporter Ann Hudson, Kate McNeil as reporter Taylor Young, Dick Van Patten as aging weatherman Floyd Graham, and Wallace Langham as news intern Willis Teitelbaum.

According to television researchers Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, this program received such low ratings that although 18 episodes were actually produced, five were never aired upon the program's cancellation.

References[edit]

Brooks, Tim and Marsh, Earle, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows

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