Flesh 'n' Blood (TV series)

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Flesh 'n' Blood
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 release
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"James BurrowsMichael J. DiGaetano and Lawrence GaySeptember 19, 1991 (1991-09-19)
In the series pilot, ADA Rachel Brennan's down-home brother Arlo comes to town---and promptly scares away a murder witness.
2"Tall, Dark and Wanted in Four States"Noam PitlikMichael J. DiGaetano and Lawrence GaySeptember 20, 1991 (1991-09-20)
Rachel has a date with a handsome summons server (Parker Stevenson), but Arlo thinks that the guy should be serving time---for murder.
3"Working Class Zero"Noam PitlikDaniel Palladino, Michael J. DiGaetano and Lawrence GaySeptember 27, 1991 (1991-09-27)
Rachel suggests that Arlo get a job, which he does--in her office.
4"King's Strings"Noam PitlikKen Estin, Michael J. DiGaetano and Lawrence GayOctober 4, 1991 (1991-10-04)
When Rachel discovers that King is a violin virtuoso, she pulls strings to get him an audition.
5"Pulling Out the Weeds"Noam PitlikJeanne Romano, Michael J. DiGaetano and Lawrence GayOctober 25, 1991 (1991-10-25)
Rachel edits out Arlo and the kids when she's profiled for a magazine.
6"Arlo and Starr"Noam PitlikDaniel Palladino, Michael J. DiGaetano and Lawrence GayNovember 1, 1991 (1991-11-01)
Kirstie Alley appears as Arlo's ex-girlfriend, whose orbit has brought her back to Arlo, looking for love, or revenge, or both.
7"It's My Birthday and I'll Lie If I Want To"Noam PitlikRobert HornNovember 8, 1991 (1991-11-08)
Arlo promises not to throw Rachel a birthday party, but she's surprised when his gift of her birth certificate reveals she's two years older.
8"The Wrath of Con"Noam PitlikJeanne RomanoNovember 15, 1991 (1991-11-15)
Arlo is stung when he discovers that an old friend, a retired con man, is back to fleecing people and has pulled the wool over his eyes. Leslie Nielsen and John Dullaghan guest star.
9"Love is a Many Splendored Thing"Noam PitlikNastaran Dibai, Michael J. DiGaetano and Lawrence GayUNAIRED
10"Beauty Is in the Eye of the Ticketholder"Noam PitlikRick CoppUNAIRED
11"Mommie Nearest"Noam PitlikMichael J. DiGaetano and Lawrence GayUNAIRED
Brenda Vaccaro guest stars.
12"Bebe's Wedding"Rod DanielRick Copp, Michael J. DiGaetano and Lawrence GayUNAIRED

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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