Boston Common (TV series)

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Boston Common
Boston Common title screen.jpg
GenreSitcom
Created by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes32
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseMarch 21, 1996 (1996-03-21) –
April 27, 1997 (1997-04-27)

Boston Common is an American sitcom television series created by David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, and aired on NBC from March 21, 1996 to April 27, 1997. The series was one of the 10 highest rated shows in its first season as it ranked 8th in the yearly ratings with a 15.6 household rating, but with a move to Sundays in its second season, the show dropped from 8th to 52nd place.[citation needed]

Plot[edit]

Boyd Pritchett is a genial, easy-going twenty-something from Virginia who delivers his sister Wyleen to college in Boston. Then Boyd falls in love with Joy and decides to stay, much to Wyleen's dismay. Boyd eventually gets a job at the college to help pay his sister's tuition and shares an apartment with Wyleen whose inclination is to be sexually active, but Boyd tries to inspire her with his chaste pursuit of Joy.

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Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1996)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Pilot"James WiddoesDavid Kohan & Max MutchnickMarch 21, 1996 (1996-03-21)
22"Out, Out, Damn Jack!"James WiddoesDavid Kohan & Max MutchnickMarch 28, 1996 (1996-03-28)
33"I Thee Endow"James WiddoesDavid Kohan & Max MutchnickApril 4, 1996 (1996-04-04)
44"Relationship of Fools"James WiddoesJenji KohanApril 11, 1996 (1996-04-11)
55"Boyd Gets Shrunk"Tom CheronesBarry WernickApril 18, 1996 (1996-04-18)
66"Virginia Reeling"James WiddoesDavid Kohan & Max MutchnickApril 25, 1996 (1996-04-25)
77"Hope Springs a Leak"James WiddoesDavid Kohan & Max MutchnickAugust 11, 1996 (1996-08-11)
88"Autumn Foilage"James WiddoesAri Posner & Eric PrevenAugust 18, 1996 (1996-08-18)
99"Everybody's Stalking"James WiddoesBarry WernickSeptember 8, 1996 (1996-09-08)
1010"A Streetcar Named Denial"Jimmy HamptonJulia NewtonSeptember 15, 1996 (1996-09-15)

Season 2 (1996-97)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
111"Everything's Coming Up Sub-Rosas"Jimmy HamptonKari LizerSeptember 29, 1996 (1996-09-29)
122"Conspiracy of Dunces"Rod DanielBill CanterburyOctober 6, 1996 (1996-10-06)
133"This Ain't No Party, This Ain't No Disco..."Jimmy HamptonKevin RooneyOctober 13, 1996 (1996-10-13)
144"Mercury Retrograde"Rod DanielKari LizerOctober 20, 1996 (1996-10-20)
155"The War Room"Max TashMichael FeldmanOctober 27, 1996 (1996-10-27)
166"Trustee and Sympathy"Brian K. RobertsAri Posner & Eric PrevenNovember 3, 1996 (1996-11-03)
177"A Triage Grows in Boston"Max TashBill Canterbury & Barry WernickNovember 10, 1996 (1996-11-10)
188"Gobble, Gobble, Aggch!"Brian K. RobertsBill CanterburyNovember 17, 1996 (1996-11-17)
199"Coming Clean"Jimmy HamptonJulia NewtonNovember 20, 1996 (1996-11-20)
2010"Arts and Craftiness"Jimmy HamptonBarry WernickDecember 8, 1996 (1996-12-08)
2111"The Finals Curtain"Jimmy HamptonAndrew J. Golden & Gregory V. ShermanDecember 15, 1996 (1996-12-15)
2212"Soup to Nuts"Philip Charles MacKenzieDavid Kohan & Max MutchnickJanuary 5, 1997 (1997-01-05)
2313"A Night in Camelot"Philip Charles MacKenzieAri Posner & Eric PrevenFebruary 16, 1997 (1997-02-16)
2414"Commander-in-Grief"James WiddoesJoe FischMarch 9, 1997 (1997-03-09)
2515"His and Herpes"James WiddoesKari LizerMarch 16, 1997 (1997-03-16)
2616"Extra Credit"Tom MooreBarry WernickMarch 23, 1997 (1997-03-23)
2717"The Occidental Purists"Philip Charles MacKenzieBill CanterburyApril 6, 1997 (1997-04-06)
2818"Here's to You, Mrs. Byrnes"Linda DayDavid Kohan & Max MutchnickApril 7, 1997 (1997-04-07)
2919"I.D. Endow"Philip Charles MacKenzieDean Ollins & David Charles FriedmanApril 13, 1997 (1997-04-13)
3020"To Bare is Human"David TrainerMichael FeldmanApril 14, 1997 (1997-04-14)
3121"A Cross to Bear"Jimmy HamptonRebecca ParrApril 20, 1997 (1997-04-20)
3222"Sophomore's Choice"Jimmy HamptonTeleplay by: David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
Story by: Jed Elinoff & Hugh Webber
April 27, 1997 (1997-04-27)

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