Jack & Jill (TV series)
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|Jack & Jill|
|Created by||Randi Mayem Singer|
|Opening theme||"Truth About Romeo" performed by Pancho's Lament|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||32 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Mark Canton and Randi Mayem Singer|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Production company(s)||The Canton Company
Warner Bros. Television
|Original network||The WB|
|Picture format||NTSC (480i), 16:9|
|Original release||September 26, 1999 – April 15, 2001|
Jack & Jill is an American television series comedy-drama starring Ivan Sergei, Amanda Peet, Jaime Pressly, Justin Kirk, Simon Rex and Sarah Paulson which ran from September 1999 to April 2001 on the WB Network. It was created and produced by Randi Mayem Singer.
The main characters were David Jillefsky (Ivan Sergei) and Jacqueline Barrett (Amanda Peet, replacing Amelia Heinle after the pilot). The two become romantically involved just as they both face major obstacles in their relationships with their significant others. The show's theme song was "Truth About Romeo" written by Pancho's Lament, the stage name of songwriter Jeff Cohen. It was performed by Pancho's Lament during the first season and by David Crosby and Beth Hart in the second season.
Due to the average ratings of the first season, the second season was only 13 episodes long and was aired as a midseason show. The final episode detailed the problems during preparations for the couple's wedding. Jacqueline discovered she was pregnant, but before she could tell David, he decided that their relationship was moving too fast and he wanted to call the wedding off and move things slower. Despite the rallying of fans, the series was not renewed for a third season, so the series ended in a cliffhanger.
The series was nominated for a best casting award in 2000 by the Casting Society of America for Best Casting for TV, Dramatic Pilot.
|Ivan Sergei||David Jillefsky|
|Amanda Peet||Jacqueline Barrett|
|Jaime Pressly||Audrey Griffin|
|Sarah Paulson||Elisa Cronkite|
|Justin Kirk||Barto Zane|
|Simon Rex||Mikey Russo|
- Lee, Linda (September 3, 2000). "A NIGHT OUT WITH: Amanda Peet; Whipped Into Spotlight". The New York Times.