Costello (TV series)
|Created by||Sue Costello|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8 (4 unaired) (list of episodes)|
|Running time||approx. 22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Wind Dancer Productions|
|Original release||September 15 –|
October 13, 1998
The series was about an Irish-American family in South Boston. The central character is Sue Murphy (Sue Costello), a barmaid who has broken up with her boyfriend and is trying to improve herself, despite the incomprehension of her blue-collar family.
- Sue Costello as Sue Murphy
- Jenny O'Hara as Lottie Murphy
- Dan Lauria as Spud Murphy
- Kerry O'Malley as Trish Donnelly
- Chuck Walczak as Jimmy Murphy
- Timothy Pickering as Fingers
The show wasn't popular with critics, who considered it vulgar and shouty. A review in The New York Times said, "There are entirely too many colorfully crude blue-collar characters". The Los Angeles Times called it a more working-class Cheers and criticised Costello's acting ability.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Pilot"||John Whitesell||Cheryl Holliday||September 15, 1998|
|Sue breaks up with her boyfriend and moves back in with her parents.|
|2||"Monkey Butt"||Lee Shallat Chemel||Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs||September 22, 1998|
|Sue writes an essay for her college application. Lottie exposes her red panties in church and gets the nickname "monkey butt".|
|3||"Sue Drives, Ya Suck Bag"||Lee Shallat Chemel||Cheryl Holliday||October 6, 1998|
|Sue asks her family for help with getting her drivers license.|
|4||"Sue Dates a Freakin' Dentist"||Ted Wass||Lester Lewis||October 13, 1998|
|Sue has a crush on her dentist.|
|Jimmy steals cable TV as a present for his parents wedding anniversary.|
|6||"The Garage"||Lee Shallat Chemel||Bob Daily||Unaired|
|Sue moves into the garage.|
|Sue and Trish feel sad about their love lives.|
|Lottie has a heart attack on Halloween.|
- TV.com (2006-03-15). "Costello". TV.com. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
- Rosenberg, Howard (September 8, 1998). "'Costello' Is a Blue-Collar Chip Off the 'Cheers' Block". LA Times. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- Brooks, Tim; Earle F. Marsh (2003). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows: 1946-Present. Random House. p. 248.
- Gates, Angela (September 8, 1998). "TELEVISION REVIEW; Serving Beer but Making Waves". New York Times. Retrieved 10 January 2013.