Free Ride (TV series)

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Free Ride
Also known asFreebirds
Created byRob Roy Thomas
StarringJosh Dean
Erin Cahill
Dave Sheridan
Allan Havey
Loretta Fox
Dan Wells
Theme music composerThe 88
Composer(s)Al Wolovitch
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)Rob Roy Thomas
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Rob Roy Thomas Productions
Wild Jams Productions
Fox 21
Original networkFox
Original releaseMarch 1 – April 9, 2006 (2006-04-09)

Free Ride is an American partially improvised sitcom that aired on Fox starring Josh Dean as "Nate Stahlings", a recent college graduate re-adjusting to life at home with his parents in Johnson City, Missouri. The pilot episode aired on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 9:30 pm and the rest of the series aired on Sunday, after which Fox canceled it.


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Season 1: 2006[edit]

This seasons viewer count was 7.1 million viewers.

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Missouri Loves Company"Rob Roy ThomasRob Roy ThomasMarch 1, 2006 (2006-03-01)
Nate Stahlings decides to move home after graduating from college, but finds surprises: his parents are now in therapy, his old room has been changed into his parents' gym, and could that strange guy at Kash Kutters become his new best friend?
2"Up the Aunty"Rob Roy ThomasAaron Hilliard & Luke Del TrediciMarch 12, 2006 (2006-03-12)
Nate gets a job at a themed restaurant and then, with his co-worker, goes out on a double date with Dove and a family friend.
3"Colon Blow to the Head"Rob Roy ThomasChris Cox & Matt SloanMarch 19, 2006 (2006-03-19)
When Nate takes his dad to the hospital for a routine colonoscopy, the exam becomes a life-endangering ordeal for Bob and Margo.
4"Procrasti-Nating"Rob Roy ThomasChris Cox & Matt SloanMarch 26, 2006 (2006-03-26)
Forced by his parents to stop partying with Dove all night and get a job, Nate finds work at a construction site, but then goes berserk when he finds out the site is the future home of his crush Amber and her fiance Steve.
5"Amber Alert"Rob Roy ThomasAaron Hilliard & Luke Del TrediciApril 2, 2006 (2006-04-02)
Nate believes he finally found a way to get closer to Amber when he begins a friendship with her brother. Also, Nate's friend Dove enters a freestyle fighting tournament with only internet karate training.
6"Who Let the Nate Dog Out"Rob Roy ThomasRob Roy ThomasApril 9, 2006 (2006-04-09)
In the series finale, Nate's future is put at risk when he decides to help Amber look for her cat instead of going to his job interview in Kansas City. Also, Nate's parents have an odd way of making their marriage work.

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