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|Created by||Rob Hanning|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12 (4 unaired)|
|Producer(s)||Faye Oshima Belyeu|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||April Fool Productions
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution|
|Original release||January 23 – March 29, 2006|
Elfman portrays Alex Rose, a successful, single attorney who works with her father Bill (Dabney Coleman) at his law firm. Alex struggles with dating while looking for love in a big city. Her father wants her to settle down with her coworker Stephen (Josh Stamberg), a star lawyer at the firm who is smitten with her. She prefers Scott (Josh Randall), the tavern owner she meets in the first episode, who her father doesn't approve of. Alex relies on the advice of her assistant Molly (Jillian Bach) and British neighbor Julian (Hugh Bonneville).
- Jenna Elfman....Alex Rose
- Dabney Coleman....Bill Rose
- Hugh Bonneville....Juilan
- Josh Randall....Scott
- Josh Stamberg....Stephen
- Jillian Bach....Molly
The show's working titles were Everything I Know about Men and The Jenna Elfman Show. The stage for the office where Alex works is a redressed version of the Winfred-Louder Department Store set used by The Drew Carey Show.
Despite starting off with impressive numbers, ratings for Courting Alex fell hard after the show was moved to Wednesday nights. The show was not picked up for a second season in May 2006 when CBS canned Courting Alex and fellow freshman series Out of Practice.
The show's theme song was performed by Nikka Costa.
Starting July 24 Paramount Comedy 1 in the UK started airing Courting Alex every Monday at 9pm in double bills.
In 2007 Talpa in the Netherlands started airing Courting Alex every Sunday.
For Thailand, Courting Alex was airing on True Series (True Visions).
In Serbia, Courting Alex was airing weeknights at 8pm on TV Avala.
In Croatia, Courting Alex or Sve sto znam o muškarcima was airing weeknights at 1pm on Nova TV.
In the UK, Courting Alex was airing weekdays at 9am on Paramount Comedy 1 from May 28, 2007.
In Turkey, Courting Alex will be airing Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Sept 26 2007.
In Australia, Courting Alex is currently aired on Channel Ten at midnight on Tuesdays.
In Poland the show called simply Alex is frequently rerun on Comedy Central Poland and recently (June 2008) started on POLSAT TV on weekdays' mornings.
|Episode #||Name||Airdate||Production Code|
|1||"A Tale of Two Kisses"||January 23, 2006||101|
|2||"Is She Really Going Out With Him?"||January 30, 2006||102|
|3||"Girlfriend"||February 6, 2006||104|
|4||"New Best Friend"||February 13, 2006||105|
|5||"The Fix-Up"||February 27, 2006||108|
|6||"Birthday"||March 6, 2006||103|
|7||"The Mattress"||March 22, 2006||106|
|8||"Client"||March 29, 2006||107|
|9||"The Perfect Couple"||Unaired||109|
|10||"You Complete Me"||Unaired||110|
|11||"Alex Looks Out for Stephen"||Unaired||111|
|12||"A Moving Story"||Unaired||112|
|Season||Timeslot (EDT)||Series Premiere||Series Finale||TV Season||Rank||Viewers
|1||Monday 9:30 P.M. (January 23, 2006 - March 6, 2006)
Wednesday 8:00 P.M. (March 22, 2006 - March 29, 2006)
|January 23, 2006||March 29, 2006||2005-2006||#35||11.2||3.7/8 (#39)|
Despite a decent respectable rating average that passed the 10 million meter mark the show was not renewed for a second season and was canceled mid-way into the season.