Hull High

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Hull High
Also known asHull Street High
GenreMusical teen drama
Created byGil Grant
Written byDavid Babcock
Gil Grant
Steven Hollander
Bruce Kirschbaum
Dennis E. Leoni
Shawn Schepps
Directed byBruce Bilson
Kenny Ortega
Steven Robman
Bryan Spicer
Theme music composerStanley Clarke
Lawrence Edwards
Peggy Holmes
Kenny Ortega
Opening theme"Once In a Lifetime"
Composer(s)Stanley Clarke
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Executive producer(s)Peter Dunne
Gil Grant
Producer(s)Bruce Kirschbaum
Editor(s)Mark L. Mitchell
Running time45-48 min.
Production company(s)Gil Grant Productions
Touchstone Television
DistributorBuena Vista Television
Original networkNBC
Original releaseAugust 20 (1990-08-20) –
December 30, 1990 (1990-12-30)

Hull High (also known as Hull Street High) is an American musical teen drama series which aired on the NBC television network in 1990. The series was created and executive produced by Gil Grant.


Hull High told the story of Cordell Hull High School, a hip, racially integrated school in an urban area. The series involved elements of soap opera (the ongoing and evolving relationships among teachers and students) and musical (featuring The Hull High Devils, something of a rap Greek chorus, whose songs related to the show's plot). The main adult character was history teacher John Deerborn (Will Lyman).

Similar to ABC's Cop Rock (which premiered a month after Hull High), the series' format proved unsuccessful and Hull High was canceled after eight episodes.[1]

Production notes[edit]

The series was filmed at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. The musical numbers were choreographed by Peggy Holmes and Kenny Ortega (who also directed episodes). Songs for Hull High were written by Jon Lind, Tom Snow, and Brock Walsh. Don Was served as the series' music producer.[2]



Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1991 Emmy Award Nominated Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music Stanley Clarke, Maureen Crowe, Lawrence Edwards, Peggy Holmes, Kenny Ortega, Charles Spellman, and David Weiss
1991 The Golden Reel Awards Nominated Best Best Sound Editing - Television Episodic - Dialogue & ADR Patrick M. Griffith
1991 Young Artist Award Nominated Best Young Actor Starring in a New Television Series Marty Belafsky


  1. ^ Snauffer, Douglas (2006). Crime Television. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 169. ISBN 0-275-98807-4.
  2. ^ "Hull High". Retrieved 2009-04-25.

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