Inside Schwartz

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Inside Schwartz
Genre Sitcom
Created by Stephen Engel
Starring Breckin Meyer
Miriam Shor
Bryan Callen
Jennifer Irwin
Dondré T. Whitfield
Maggie Lawson
Richard Kline
Theme music composer Ben Vaughn
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (4 unaired) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Stephen Engel
Producer(s) John Ziffren
Location(s) 20th Century Fox Studios
10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California
Cinematography Peter Smokler
Camera setup multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Stephen Engel Productions
NBC Studios
20th Television
Original network NBC
Original release September 27, 2001 (2001-09-27) – January 3, 2002 (2002-01-03)

Inside Schwartz is an American sitcom starring Breckin Meyer as the title character. The show was produced by 20th Century Fox Television and National Broadcasting Company and first aired on NBC on Thursday Night at 8:30 EST.


After losing a long-time girlfriend, minor-league sportscaster Adam Schwartz's (Meyer) dating life is illustrated by sports highlights (as presented by Fox Sports Net) in which various pro sports personalities appear. For instance, when Adam's date reveals that she has three children a referee appears and makes the call "Too many players on the field".




The series followed Friends, which was in its 8th and highest-rated season. Inside Schwartz debuted with 22.5 million viewers. Of the 9 episodes to air, 5 followed new episodes of Friends. But despite having an average household rating of 9.8 and being ranked 16th among all programs in the ratings, Inside Schwartz was cancelled as network executives believed that the valuable time slot could get higher ratings.[1]

The time slot was filled with a new series, Leap of Faith, which aired for six episodes, and finally NBC simply aired repeat episodes of Friends which had higher ratings than either Inside Schwartz or Leap of Faith.


No. Title DirectedBy WrittenBy Original air date Production
1 "Pilot" Pamela Fryman Stephen Engel September 27, 2001 1AFP79
2 "Let's Go to the Videotape" Pamela Fryman Stephen Engel October 4, 2001 1AFP01
3 "The Pinch Hitter" Gil Junger Gail Lerner October 18, 2001 1AFP05
4 "Event Night" Michael Lembeck Gail Lerner & Bill Kunstler October 25, 2001 1AFP07
5 "Comic Relief Pitcher" Gail Mancuso Story by: Stephen Leff & Jim Patterson
Teleplay by: Bill Kunstler
November 29, 2001 1AFP09
6 "Roommates" Gail Mancuso Story by: Michael Gannon & Jon Hotchkiss
Teleplay by: Jack Burditt
December 6, 2001 1AFP11
7 "Play-Action Fake Boyfriend" Gail Mancuso Story by: Debora Cahn
Teleplay by: Gail Lerner
December 20, 2001 1AFP10
8 "Eve's Date with Schwartz's Destiny" Gil Junger Jeff Lowell & Marc Sedaka December 27, 2001 1AFP12
9 "Kissing Cousin" Gil Junger Stephen Leff & Jim Patterson January 3, 2002 1AFP08
10 "It's All in the Footwork" TBA TBA Unaired 1AFP02
11 "Service, Schwartz?" TBA TBA Unaired 1AFP03
12 "Bless Me Father, for I Have Fired You" TBA TBA Unaired 1AFP04
13 "He Ain't Funny, He's My Brother" TBA TBA Unaired 1AFP06

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. 

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