Flesh 'n' Blood (TV series)

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Flesh 'n' Blood
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Created byMichael J. DiGaetano
Lawrence Gay
Written byRick Copp
Michael J. Di Gaetano
Lawrence Gay
David A. Goodman
Daniel Palladino
Jeanne Romano
Directed byNoam Pitlik
StarringDavid Keith
Lisa Darr
Meghan Andrews
Perry Anzilotti
Peri Gilpin
Theme music composerDavid Keith
Leon Russell
ComposerHoward Pearl
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12 (4 unaired)
Executive producersMichael J. Di Gaetano
Ken Estin
Lawrence Gay
Fran McConnell
ProducersBruce Johnson
Daniel Palladino
CinematographyPeter Smokler
EditorsRobert Bramwell
Mike Wilcox
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesTriangle Entertainment
Lavish Productions
Tailfin Productions
Paramount Television
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 19 (1991-09-19) –
November 15, 1991 (1991-11-15)

Flesh 'n' Blood is an American sitcom television series created by Michael J. DiGaetano and Lawrence Gay, that aired on NBC from September 19 to November 15, 1991, as part of its 1991 fall lineup. The series was created and executive produced by Michael J. Di Gaetano and Lawrence Gay.


Flesh 'n' Blood is the story of Baltimore Assistant District Attorney Rachel Brennan (Lisa Darr), an attractive, driven young woman who had almost everything, including overwhelming political ambition and the talent to back it up. The one major thing which she lacked was her birth family – she was acutely aware of how her birth mother had put her up for adoption, and longed to meet her.

While Rachel's birth mother didn't miraculously turn up during this program's brief run, someone else did, namely Arlo Weed (David Keith), a Southern redneck and something of a con man. Claiming to be Rachel's brother, Arlo was a widower with three children who made himself at home in Rachel's home and in her life, spicing it up with his homely aphorisms and general manner of rural conviviality. Other characters included Rachel's ambitious investigator, Marty Travers (among his ambitions were to be romantically involved with Rachel and to be governor of Maryland; both were hampered by his extremely diminutive stature; he was portrayed by actor Perry Anzilotti), and Irene (Peri Gilpin), Rachel's secretary who soon developed designs on Arlo. Whether anything was to become of these schemes is unknown; Flesh 'n' Blood was not successful in attracting an audience and was cancelled less than two months after its premiere.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Blood is Thicker Than Arlo"TBATBASeptember 19, 1991 (1991-09-19)
2"Tall, Dark and Wanted in Four States"TBATBASeptember 20, 1991 (1991-09-20)
3"Working Class Zero"TBATBASeptember 27, 1991 (1991-09-27)
4"King's Strings"TBATBAOctober 4, 1991 (1991-10-04)
5"Pulling Out the Weeds"TBATBAOctober 25, 1991 (1991-10-25)
6"Arlo and Starr"TBATBANovember 1, 1991 (1991-11-01)
7"It's My Birthday and I'll Lie If I Want To"TBATBANovember 8, 1991 (1991-11-08)
8"The Wrath of Con"Noam PitlikJeanne RomanoNovember 15, 1991 (1991-11-15)
9"Love is a Many Splendored Thing"TBATBAUNAIRED
10"Beauty Is in the Eye of the Ticketholder"TBATBAUNAIRED
11"Mommie Nearest"TBATBAUNAIRED
12"Bebe's Wedding"TBATBAUNAIRED

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1991 Young Artist Awards Nominated Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television Series Meghan Andrews


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