Down the Shore

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Down the Shore
Genre Sitcom
Created by Alan Kirschenbaum
Written by Oliver Goldstick
Eileen Heisler
DeAnn Heline
Larry Kase
Alan Kirschenbaum
Victor Levin
Joel Ronkin
Philip Rosenthal
Michael Rowe
Directed by Zane Buzby
Matthew Diamond
Alan Kirschenbaum
Paul Miller
Terri Minsky
Peter Noah
Rob Schiller
John Sgueglia
Starring Louis Mandylor
Cathryn de Prume
Anna Gunn
Tom McGowan
Lew Schneider
Nancy Sorel
Pamela Adlon
Opening theme "I Don't Wanna Go Home" written by Steven Van Zandt and performed by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Composer(s) Rick Marotta
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 29
Executive producer(s) Alan Kirschenbaum
Erwin Stoff
Producer(s) Shannon Gaughan
Olivia Goldstick
Teresa O'Neill
Philip Rosenthal
Andrew Selig
Michael Stokes
Cinematography Daniel Flannery
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Caravan Entertainment
3 Arts Entertainment
HBO Independent Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network Fox
Audio format Stereo
Original release June 21, 1992 (1992-06-21) – May 27, 1993 (1993-05-27)

Down the Shore is an American sitcom that ran on Fox from June 21, 1992 to May 27, 1993.


The series revolves around three childhood friends, Aldo, Zack, and Eddie. In hopes of meeting women at the Jersey Shore over the summer, they decided to get a beach house in Belmar, New Jersey. To cover expenses, they share the beach house with three female co-workers, Donna, Miranda, and Arden. At the start of the second season, Miranda was written out of the series by having a job that was too demanding, and the new female occupant of the beach house was a woman named Sammy, whom Aldo once had a fling with.

Although the show was largely comedic in nature, it did have one notable episode where Aldo, a noted Lothario, had been briefly hospitalized and was awaiting the result of an AIDS test. This made all the renters of the beach home, while supportive of Aldo awaiting the results, mull over the fact that casual sex can come with an expensive price.

The show ran for 29 episodes over two seasons. The first episode aired Sunday at 9:30 pm and the rest of the first season aired at 10:00 pm. The second season aired Sunday at 10:30 pm for the first two episodes and Thursday at 9:30 pm for the remaining episodes.

Anna Gunn, now famous for her role as Skyler White on Breaking Bad, got her first acting start as a regular on this show.


Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1 "Independence Day" June 21, 1992
2 "Waiting for Aldo" June 28, 1992
3 "Hitting Mrs. Krell" July 5, 1992
4 "Eddie's Date" July 12, 1992
5 "Schwing Time" July 18, 1992
6 "A Tale of Two Houses" July 26, 1992
7 "The Glassman Cometh" August 2, 1992
8 "A House Divided" August 9, 1992
9 "A Blast from the Past" August 16, 1992
10 "And Justice for All" August 23, 1992
11 "Atlantic City" August 23, 1992

Season 2[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
12 "Turn of the Screw" September 13, 1992
13 "My Left Feet" September 20, 1992
14 "No Hard Feelings" December 3, 1992
15 "Hey Sis, You Up?" December 10, 1992
16 "If I Only Had a Brain" December 17, 1992
17 "A Married Man" January 7, 1993
18 "Hazel's of Belmar" January 14, 1993
19 "Fast Friends" January 21, 1993
20 "Test of Strength" January 28, 1993
21 "Computer Date" February 18, 1993
22 "Crowded House" March 4, 1993
23 "The Last Temptation of Eddie (Part 1)" March 11, 1993
24 "The Last Temptation of Eddie (Part 2)" March 18, 1993
25 "Life's a Drag" April 1, 1993
26 "Brilliant Disguise" April 8, 1993
27 "Jail Bait" April 15, 1993
28 "One Smart Kalatchkie" April 22, 1993
29 "Swept Away in Belmar Bay" May 27, 1993

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