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|
Orion Television (unaired pilot only)
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
MGM Domestic Television Distribution
|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 similarly-titled 1989 film, 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")
This section needs a plot summary. (October 2015)
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.