Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (1992 TV series)
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|Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures|
|Developed by||Bill & Ted by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||7 (and 1 unaired pilot)|
|Running time||22–24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Innuendo Productions|
|Original network||Fox Broadcasting Company|
|Original release||June 28– August 8, 1992|
|Related shows||Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (1990 TV series)|
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures is an American live-action comedy television series created by Clifton Campbell that aired on Fox from June 28 to August 8, 1992. It was based on the 1989 film of the same title, and is part of the Bill & Ted franchise. The series follows the misadventures of two time-traveling slackers as they travel into the distant past and future.
After the DIC Entertainment animated series was cancelled, it was supplanted by a live action version of the same name. The series was set to air during the 1991–92 television season, but production was delayed until Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey made a profit at the box office. The series ended up airing in the summer of 1992.
- Evan Richards as Bill S. Preston Esq.
- Christopher Kennedy as Ted "Theodore" Logan
- Rick Overton as Rufus
- Danny Breen as Mr. Keilson
- Don Lake as Mr. Preston
- Lisa Wilcox as Missy Preston
- Diedrich Bader as Arthur (in "Nail the Conquering Hero")
- Todd McDurmont as Elvis Presley (in "Hunka Hunka Bill and Ted")
- Tom McBeath as Sheriff (in "Deja Vu")
- Arte Johnson as Albert Einstein (in "A Stand Up Guy")
- Don Ackerman as Glen Nevis (in "A Stand Up Guy")
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An unaired pilot of the series also exists.
|No.||Title ||Directed by ||Original air date ||Prod.|
|1||"Nail the Conquering Hero"||Christopher T. Welch||June 28, 1992||447-401|
|2||"As the Dude Turns"||Christopher T. Welch||July 5, 1992||447-405|
|3||"It's a Totally Wonderful Life"||David Nutter||July 12, 1992||447-806|
|4||"Hunka Hunka Bill & Ted"||Kristoffer Tabori||July 19, 1992||447-407|
|5||"Destiny Babes"||Kristoffer Tabori||July 26, 1992||447-403|
|6||"Deja Vu"||David Nutter||August 2, 1992||447-402|
|7||"A Stand Up Guy"||Todd Holland||August 9, 1992||447-404|
Carole Kucharewicz of Variety, although praising the special effects, criticized the acting and ultimately gave a negative review stating "Taking two-dimensional teen time travelers and making a movie was a good idea and it made lots of money. Taking one-dimensional teen time travelers and making a weekly series is not a good idea and it's not a compelling enough reason for parents to let their youngsters take over the TV from 60 Minutes reruns."
- Herbert, Steven (June 28, 1992). "Bill and Ted Make It to Prime Time, City Doesn't". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
- From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures"]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
- Kucharewicz, Carole (June 29, 1992). "Review: 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-09-06.