Ask Harriet

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Ask Harriet
Created byDavid Cassidy
Jonathan Prince
Billy Riback
Written byJimmy Aleck
Gabrielle Allan
David Cassidy
Pamela Eells
Jim Keily
Peter Murrieta
Ria Pavia
Jonathan Prince
Billy Riback
Directed byAmanda Bearse
Robert Berlinger
Ken Levine
Lillah McCarty
Andrew D. Weyman
StarringAnthony Tyler Quinn
Lisa Waltz
Jamie Renée Smith
Edward Asner
Willie Garson
Theme music composerDavid Cassidy
ComposerDavid Nessim Lawrence
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producersJonathan Prince
Billy Riback
ProducersMatt Dinsmore
Bob Heath
CinematographyRonald W. Browne
EditorArt Kellner
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesOnce a Frog Productions
Bris Entertainment
Columbia TriStar Television
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Original networkFox
Original releaseJanuary 4 (1998-01-04) –
March 26, 1998 (1998-03-26)

Ask Harriet is an American television sitcom created by David Cassidy, Jonathan Prince, and Billy Riback, that ran on Fox for one season from January 4 to March 26, 1998. Cassidy also wrote and performed the theme song.


The premise of the series revolves around a sexist sports journalist named Jack Cody (Anthony Tyler Quinn). After being fired from his job at the Dispatch by his ex-girlfriend Melissa (Lisa Waltz), Jack decides to apply for the job of advice columnist. To hide his true identity, Jack dresses in drag and poses as Sylvia Coco. Jack is rehired and forced to dress as a woman to keep his new job. The series also featured Edward Asner as Mr. Russell, Jamie Renée Smith as Jack's 10-year-old daughter Blair, and Willie Garson as Jack's best friend Ronnie. Julie Benz also appeared in a recurring role.

Ask Harriet premiered as a midseason replacement on Sunday, January 4, 1998,[1] and was then moved to its regular timeslot on Thursdays.[2] Fox did not broadcast any episodes during the February sweeps month. Back to Back episodes begins in March.



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"Andrew D. WeymanTeleplay by : Billy Riback & Jonathan Prince
Story by : David Cassidy & Billy Riback & Jonathan Prince
January 4, 1998 (1998-01-04)
2"Hot Coco"Robert BerlingerBilly Riback & Jonathan PrinceJanuary 8, 1998 (1998-01-08)
3"Help Me, Help Me, Rwanda"Robert BerlingerJimmy Aleck & Jim KeilyJanuary 15, 1998 (1998-01-15)
4"Turn Your Head & Kafka"Robert BerlingerPeter MurrietaJanuary 22, 1998 (1998-01-22)
5"Lips That Pass in the Night"Ken LevineJim Keily & Jimmy AleckJanuary 29, 1998 (1998-01-29)
6"Fat Ron"Robert BerlingerPamela EelsUNAIRED
7"Surprise, Surprise"Robert BerlingerGabrielle Allan & Ria PaviaUNAIRED
8"Good for the Goose, Good for the Gender"Robert BerlingerPeter MurrietaUNAIRED
9"Kiss Harass Good-Bye"Ken LevineEva Almos & Ed ScharlachUNAIRED
10"Exes and Ohs"Steve ZuckermanGabrielle Allan & Ria PaviaUNAIRED
11"Dis-guise in Love with You: Part 1"TBATBAUNAIRED
12"Dis-guise in Love with You: Part 2"TBATBAUNAIRED
13"Pumps and Circumstances"Lillah McCarthyPamela EellsUNAIRED


  1. ^ "'harriet' A Drag On Fox's 'hill' Hole". The Hollywood Reporter. 1998-01-06. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  2. ^ Braxton, Greg (1997-12-16). "Fox Dumps 'Living Single,' Brings Back 'Undercover'". Retrieved 2009-05-06.

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