Windfall (TV series)

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Windfall
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Windfall intertitle
Format Drama
Created by Laurie McCarthy
Gwendolyn M. Parker
Starring Sarah Wynter
Jason Gedrick
Jon Foster
Alice Greczyn
Malinda Williams
Jaclyn DeSantis
Lana Parrilla
Luke Perry
D.J. Cotrona
Opening theme "Anything You Want" by Josephine Conigliaro
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Regency Television
Distributor Fox Television Studios
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run June 8 – August 31, 2006 (2006-08-31)

Windfall is a serial drama television series about a group of people in an unnamed small city who win almost $400,000,000 in a lottery. The series premiered Thursday, June 8, 2006 on NBC, taking the time slot occupied by ER during the rest of the year.

On August 31, 2006, NBC announced the show's cancellation by stating on its website that the episode that night would be the series finale. Controversially, NBC also gave local affiliates the option of showing pre-season football instead and showing the final episode at each affiliates discretion. Many affiliates took them up on this, planning to show it either much later that night or at other odd days/times during the Labor Day weekend (for example, WNBC-TV in New York planned to show the episode at 12:30pm on September 3, 2006). [1] [2]

In the UK and Middle East the show has been picked up by Five US and Showtime Arabia respectively. It is also shown in Ireland on the channel 3e weekdays at 3pm.

Cast Members[edit]

Production[edit]

The show was developed in early 2005 by Regency Television for Fox. At the time the show was known as Ticket To Ride.[1] After ordering the pilot Fox decided to pass on the series. In June 2005 it was announced that NBC had picked up the series and would be shooting a new pilot. It was also confirmed that co-creator Gwendolyn Parker would no longer be involved with the show as she had moved on to work on Without a Trace.[2]

Episode list[edit]

Windfall ranked 164 for the 2005-06 television season with an average of 5.510 million viewers.[3] Due to the finale episode being preëmpted in many markets it is not even counted among the shows aired in primetime that week and thus there is no ratings for it.

# Title Directed by Written by Ratings
(18-49)
U.S. viewers
(millions)
Original air date
1 "Pilot" David Semel Laurie McCarthy, Gwendolyn M. Parker 3.4 9.040[4] June 8, 2006 (2006-06-08)
2 "The Getaway" Fred Keller Laurie McCarthy 3.1 7.790[5] June 15, 2006 (2006-06-15)
3 "There and Gone Again" Harry Winer P.K. Simonds 2.4 N/A June 22, 2006 (2006-06-22)
4 "Running with the Devil" Tawnia McKiernan Laurie McCarthy, Joy Gregory 2.0 4.730[6] June 29, 2006 (2006-06-29)
5 "Money Changers" Steve Robman Frank Military 1.9 4.490[7] July 6, 2006 (2006-07-06)
6 "White Knights" Gil Junger P.K. Simonds, Stephen Hootstein 1.8 4.810[8] July 13, 2006 (2006-07-13)
7 "Changing Partners" Ellen S. Pressman P.K. Simonds, Laurie McCarthy 2.0 4.980[9] July 20, 2006 (2006-07-20)
8 "Answered Prayers" Bethany Rooney Mark B. Perry 1.8 N/A July 27, 2006 (2006-07-27)
9 "The Myth of More" Matt Shakman Oliver Goldstick 1.7 N/A August 3, 2006 (2006-08-03)
10 "Crash Into You" David Paymer Laurie McCarthy, Nancy Oliver 1.8 N/A August 10, 2006 (2006-08-10)
11 "Truth Be Told" Harry Winer Brett Mahoney, P.K. Simonds 2.1 5.450[10] August 17, 2006 (2006-08-17)
12 "Urgent Care" Ellen S. Pressman Todd Eliassen, Mark B. Perry 1.9 N/A August 24, 2006 (2006-08-24)
13 "Priceless" Fred Keller Laurie McCarthy, P.K. Simonds 1.3 N/A[11] August 31, 2006 (2006-08-31)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schneider, Michael (January 27, 2005). "Couples and money drive pilot orders". Variety. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ Schneider, Michael (June 27, 2005). "Peacock's planning". Variety. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "SEASON PROGRAM RANKINGS (Part 2) FROM 09/19/05 THROUGH 09/10/06" (Press release). ABC Medianet. September 12, 2006. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "WEEKLY PROGRAM RANKINGS FROM 06/05/06 THROUGH 06/11/06" (Press release). ABC Medianet. June 13, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ "WEEKLY PROGRAM RANKINGS FROM 06/12/06 THROUGH 06/18/06" (Press release). ABC Medianet. June 29, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ "WEEKLY PROGRAM RANKINGS FROM 06/26/06 THROUGH 07/02/06" (Press release). ABC Medianet. July 5, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ "WEEKLY PROGRAM RANKINGS FROM 07/03/06 THROUGH 07/09/06" (Press release). ABC Medianet. July 11, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  8. ^ "WEEKLY PROGRAM RANKINGS FROM 07/10/06 THROUGH 07/16/06" (Press release). ABC Medianet. July 18, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  9. ^ "WEEKLY PROGRAM RANKINGS FROM 07/17/06 THROUGH 07/23/06" (Press release). ABC Medianet. July 25, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  10. ^ "WEEKLY PROGRAM RANKINGS FROM 08/14/06 THROUGH 08/20/06" (Press release). ABC Medianet. August 22, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  11. ^ "WEEKLY PROGRAM RANKINGS FROM 08/28/06 THROUGH 09/03/06" (Press release). ABC Medianet. September 6, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 

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