Jesse (TV series)

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Jesse
GenreSitcom
Created byIra Ungerleider
StarringChristina Applegate
Bruno Campos
Eric Lloyd
Liza Snyder
Jennifer Milmore
John Lehr
David DeLuise
George Dzundza
Kevin Rahm
Darryl Theirse
Theme music composerStephen Bertrand
James Jacob Farris
Michael Skloff
Opening theme"Time For You", performed by The Tories
Composer(s)Michael Skloff
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes42
Production
Executive producer(s)Kevin Bright
David Crane
Marta Kauffman (all; entire run)
Ira Ungerleider
Stephen Nathan (both; season 1)
Wil Calhoun (season 2)
CinematographyMikel Neiers
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseSeptember 24, 1998 (1998-09-24) –
May 25, 2000 (2000-05-25)

Jesse is an American sitcom which ran on NBC from September 1998 to May 2000. The show was created by Ira Ungerleider.

Synopsis[edit]

The show stars Christina Applegate as single mother Jesse Warner, raising her nine-year-old son, Little John, in Buffalo, New York. She works for her overbearing father in a German-themed bar, serving beer while wearing a dirndl. Jesse's love interest, a Chilean named Diego (Bruno Campos), gains a rival when her former husband comes to town, intent on winning her back.

In the second season, Jesse becomes a nurse and stories revolve around her friends instead of her family.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

While Jesse was in the top 20 in the Nielsen ratings regularly, the show lost much ground to Friends, its powerful lead-in. As a result, NBC decided to cancel the show after its second season. A total of 42 episodes were produced.

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale Ranking Viewers
(in millions)
1 22 September 24, 1998 April 1, 1999 #4[1] 20.1[1]
2 20 September 23, 1999 May 25, 2000 #12[2] 16.65[2]

Season 1 (1998–1999)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code [3]
11"A Side of Chile"James BurrowsIra UngerleiderSeptember 24, 1998 (1998-09-24)457141
22"Goober Up the Nose"Robby BensonTeleplay by: Greg Rice
Story by: Matt Martin
October 1, 1998 (1998-10-01)457404
33"Bees Do It, Birds Do It, But Not in a Car"Robby BensonIra Ungerleider & Stephen NathanOctober 8, 1998 (1998-10-08)457402
44"Live Nude Girl"Robby BensonIra Ungerleider & Stephen NathanOctober 15, 1998 (1998-10-15)457401
55"Boo! He's Back"Robby BensonNancy SteenOctober 29, 1998 (1998-10-29)457403
66"The Methadone Clinic"Robby BensonTad QuillNovember 5, 1998 (1998-11-05)457405
77"The Kiss"Robby BensonDana KleinNovember 12, 1998 (1998-11-12)457406
88"The Cheese Ship"Robby BensonJeffrey B. Hodes & Nastaran DibaiNovember 19, 1998 (1998-11-19)457407
99"Barko, the Holiest Dog in the World"Kevin S. BrightPeter Murrieta & Gabrielle AllenDecember 10, 1998 (1998-12-10)457408
1010"Boo! He's Gone"Joe RegalbutoGreg RiceDecember 17, 1998 (1998-12-17)457409
1111"The Best Deal Possible"Michael LembeckDan Sterling & Zachary RosenblattJanuary 14, 1999 (1999-01-14)457410
1212"The Mischievous Elf"Amanda BearseDan SterlingJanuary 21, 1999 (1999-01-21)457411
1313"My Casual Friend's Wedding"Robby BensonNancy SteenJanuary 28, 1999 (1999-01-28)457412
1414"Hickory, Dickory, Death"Joe RegalbutoPeter Murrieta & Gabrielle AllenFebruary 4, 1999 (1999-02-04)457414
1515"Crazy White Female"TBATBAFebruary 11, 1999 (1999-02-11)457413
1616"Bar Remodel"TBATBAFebruary 18, 1999 (1999-02-18)457415
1717"Touched by an Angel"Gail MancusoDana KleinFebruary 25, 1999 (1999-02-25)457416
1818"Cecil, the Angry Postman"Amanda BearseGreg RiceMarch 4, 1999 (1999-03-04)457417
1919"The Parent Trap"TBATBAMarch 11, 1999 (1999-03-11)457418
2020"Momma Was a Rollin' Stone"TBATBAMarch 18, 1999 (1999-03-18)457419
2121"Finders Keepers"TBATBAMarch 25, 1999 (1999-03-25)457421
2222"I Do, I Think I Do"TBATBAApril 1, 1999 (1999-04-01)457420

Season 2 (1999–2000)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code [3]
231"Jesse's New Job"Gary HalvorsonWil CalhounSeptember 23, 1999 (1999-09-23)225751
242"Driving Miss Jesse"TBATBASeptember 30, 1999 (1999-09-30)225752
253"Students Get Flu, Carrie at Zoo, Monkey Throw Poo"TBATBAOctober 7, 1999 (1999-10-07)225753
264"Everything But the Grill"Andrew TsaoDavid HemingsonOctober 14, 1999 (1999-10-14)225754
275"Jesse vs. Kurt"TBATBAOctober 21, 1999 (1999-10-21)225756
286"Jesse's Flat Tire"Andrew TsaoMark WildingNovember 4, 1999 (1999-11-04)225755
297"A Woman's Prerogative: The Jesse Warner Story"Shelley JensenPeter Murrieta & Gabrielle AllanDecember 2, 1999 (1999-12-02)225757
308"L'Eggo My Diego"Alan RafkinLiz Astrof & Leslie SnyderDecember 9, 1999 (1999-12-09)225758
319"The Christmas Party"Gary HalvorsonNancy SteenDecember 16, 1999 (1999-12-16)225760
3210"Jesse as Nurse, Fills In: Diego Throws Ice at Children"Shelley JensenDan SterlingDecember 23, 1999 (1999-12-23)225759
3311"Kurt Slips, Niagara Falls"Dana DeVally PiazzaMark WildingJanuary 6, 2000 (2000-01-06)225761
3412"Small Time Felon: The Jesse Warner Story, Part II"Shelley JensenPeter Murrieta & Gabrielle AllanJanuary 13, 2000 (2000-01-13)225762
3513"The Rock"Shelley JensenDavid HemingsonJanuary 20, 2000 (2000-01-20)225763
3614"Jesse Gives Birth"Gary HalvorsonLiz Astrof & Leslie SnyderFebruary 3, 2000 (2000-02-03)225764
3715"My Boyfriend Went to Chile and All I Got Was This Lousy Moustache"Gary HalvorsonTeleplay by: James Farrow & Sarah McLaughlin
Story by: Ethan Barnville
February 10, 2000 (2000-02-10)225766
3816"Jesse's Coat a Useful Crutch, Diego's Kitchen Not So Much"Gary HalvorsonDan SterlingFebruary 24, 2000 (2000-02-24)225765
3917"The Dump"Gary HalvorsonTeleplay by: Peter Murrieta & Gabrielle Allan
Story by: Liz Astrof & Leslie Snyder
March 2, 2000 (2000-03-02)225767
4018"Diego's First Sleepover"TBATBAMarch 16, 2000 (2000-03-16)225768
4119"First Blood"Gary HalvorsonWil CalhounMay 25, 2000 (2000-05-25)225769
4220"My Best Friend's Wedding"Kevin S. BrightDanny ZukerMay 25, 2000 (2000-05-25)225770

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TV Winners & Losers: Numbers Racket A Final Tally Of The Season's Show (from Nielsen Media Research)". GeoCities. June 4, 1999. Archived from the original on 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
  2. ^ a b "Top TV Shows For 1999-2000 Season". Variety. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
  3. ^ a b From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2016-04-01.

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