Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (1992 TV series)

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures
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Based onBill & Ted's Excellent Adventure by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon
Developed byClifton Campbell
StarringEvan Richards
Christopher Kennedy
ComposerNathan Wang
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7 (and 1 unaired pilot)
Production
Running time22–24 minutes
Production companiesInnuendo Productions
Nelson Entertainment
Lorimar Television
Orion Television (unaired pilot only)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
MGM Domestic Television Distribution
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseJune 28 (1992-06-28) –
August 9, 1992 (1992-08-09)
Chronology
Related showsBill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (1990 TV series)

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures is an American live-action sitcom television series created by Clifton Campbell that aired on Fox from June 28 to August 9, 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.

Overview[edit]

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.[1] The series ended up airing in the summer of 1992.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Episodes[edit]

An unaired pilot of the series also exists.[citation needed]

No.Title [2]Directed by [2]Written byOriginal air date [2]Prod.
code [2]
TBA"Original Pilot"Andy TennantStory by : Savage Steve Holland & Darren Star
Teleplay by : Darren Star
TBATBA
1"Nail the Conquering Hero"Christopher T. WelchClifton CampbellJune 28, 1992 (1992-06-28)475508-447401
2"As the Dude Turns"Christopher T. WelchClifton CampbellJuly 5, 1992 (1992-07-05)475508-447405
3"It's a Totally Wonderful Life"David NutterAdam Markowitz & Bill FreibergerJuly 12, 1992 (1992-07-12)475508-447406
4"Hunka Hunka Bill & Ted"Kristoffer TaboriSteve Hollander & Paul BernbaumJuly 19, 1992 (1992-07-19)475508-447407
5"Destiny Babes"Kristoffer TaboriJoel SurnowJuly 26, 1992 (1992-07-26)475508-447403
6"Deja Vu"David NutterClifton Campbell & Bruce KirschbaumAugust 2, 1992 (1992-08-02)447-402
7"A Stand Up Guy"Todd HollandEric Paul JonesAugust 9, 1992 (1992-08-09)447-404

Reception[edit]

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."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbert, Steven (June 28, 1992). "Bill and Ted Make It to Prime Time, City Doesn't". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  2. ^ a b c d 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.
  3. ^ Kucharewicz, Carole (June 29, 1992). "Review: 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-09-06.

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