Kirk (TV series)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
GenreFamily sitcom
Created byRoss Brown
Developed byWilliam Bickley
Michael Warren
Directed byScott Baio
William Bickley
Richard Correll
James Hampton
Steve Muscarella
Joel Zwick
StarringKirk Cameron
Chelsea Noble
Will Estes
Louis Vanaria
Taylor Fry
Courtland Mead
Debra Mooney
Theme music composerSteven Chesne
Gary Boren
ComposersGary Boren
Steven Chesne
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes32
Executive producersWilliam Bickley
Michael Warren
Charlotte Brown
Ross Brown
Susan Fales-Hill
ProducersBrenda Hanes-Berg
Karen K. Miller
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production companiesBickley-Warren Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Original networkThe WB
Picture formatNTSC
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseAugust 23, 1995 (1995-08-23) –
January 12, 1997 (1997-01-12)

Kirk is an American family sitcom that aired on The WB from August 23, 1995, to January 12, 1997. The series was created by Ross Brown, and produced by Bickley-Warren Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Kirk was the follow-up starring vehicle for Kirk Cameron after his seven-year role as Mike Seaver on the popular ABC sitcom Growing Pains.


The show revolves around Kirk Hartman (Cameron), an aspiring illustrator and recent college graduate living in Greenwich Village. After his aunt decides to move to Florida to get married, Kirk is left in charge of his younger brothers and sister. It also stars Chelsea Noble, Will Estes, Courtland Mead, Louis Vanaria, and Debra Mooney.



Kirk was one of only two series produced by Bickley-Warren Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions that was not produced by Miller-Boyett Productions (the other being Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, which William Bickley and Michael Warren served as showrunners/executive producers during that series' final three seasons).

During the development stage, the series originally went under the working title Life Happens,[1] and was originally conceived as a series for ABC (who had broadcast other series produced by Bickley and Warren, and their production partners Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett) before the network's decision to move away from family sitcoms, just prior to the network's 1995 purchase by The Walt Disney Company.[2]


Season 1 (1995–96)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Welcome to New York"William BickleyRoss BrownAugust 23, 1995 (1995-08-23)
22"S'Wonderbra"William BickleyDavid Simon & Leslie RayAugust 30, 1995 (1995-08-30)
33"Night at the Movies"William BickleyNancy SteenSeptember 24, 1995 (1995-09-24)
44"Love! Valor! Deception!"Rich CorrellDavid Steven CohenOctober 1, 1995 (1995-10-01)
55"Magno Man vs. Capt. Chunks"Rich CorrellMatthew Berry & Eric AbramsOctober 1, 1995 (1995-10-01)
66"Smart and Smarter"William BickleyEllen GuylasOctober 8, 1995 (1995-10-08)
77"The Crush"William BickleyScott Spencer GordenOctober 15, 1995 (1995-10-15)
88"Helloween"Rich CorrellLisa A. BannickOctober 29, 1995 (1995-10-29)
99"Educating Kirk"William BickleyDavid CohenNovember 5, 1995 (1995-11-05)
1010"Kirk Unplugged"Rich CorrellMatthew Berry & Eric AbramsNovember 12, 1995 (1995-11-12)
1111"A Kiss is Just a Kiss"Rich CorrellScott Spencer GordenNovember 19, 1995 (1995-11-19)
1212"The Christmas Show"Rich CorrellDavid Simon & Leslie RayDecember 10, 1995 (1995-12-10)
1313"The Spare"William BickleyLiz SageJanuary 7, 1996 (1996-01-07)
1414"The Love Letter"William BickleyNancy SteenJanuary 14, 1996 (1996-01-14)
1515"Double Date"Steve MuscarellaBob UnderwoodFebruary 4, 1996 (1996-02-04)
1616"Stuck On You"William BickleyRon BurlaFebruary 11, 1996 (1996-02-11)
1717"The Odd Couple"James HamptonGail HonigbergFebruary 18, 1996 (1996-02-18)
1818"Hey, Hey We're the Hartmans"Rich CorrellRon BurlaFebruary 25, 1996 (1996-02-25)
1919"Baby, You Can Drive My Car"Rich CorrellNancy SteenApril 28, 1996 (1996-04-28)
2020"Operation Kirk"William BickleyDavid Simon & Leslie RayMay 5, 1996 (1996-05-05)
2121"The Beach House"William BickleyWilliam Bickley & Michael WarrenMay 12, 1996 (1996-05-12)

Season 2 (1996–97)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
"For Whom The Wedding Bells Toll: Parts 1 & 2"Rich Correll
Joel Zwick
Susan Fales
Michael A. Ross & Thom Bray
September 8, 1996 (1996-09-08)
243"Yours, Mine and Ours"UnknownUnknownSeptember 15, 1996 (1996-09-15)
254"She Stoops to Conquer!"Steve MuscarellaAllison M. GibsonSeptember 22, 1996 (1996-09-22)
265"Strangers in the Night"Scott BaioMike CostaSeptember 29, 1996 (1996-09-29)
276"Hire Learning"Scott BaioJill CargermanOctober 6, 1996 (1996-10-06)
287"Something's Got to Give"James HamptonRon BurlaOctober 13, 1996 (1996-10-13)
298"Balducci Blues"UnknownUnknownOctober 20, 1996 (1996-10-20)
309"Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave: Part 1"James HamptonMichael A. Ross & Thom BrayNovember 3, 1996 (1996-11-03)
3110"Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave: Part 2"UnknownUnknownNovember 10, 1996 (1996-11-10)
3211"Witness for the Persecution"UnknownUnknownJanuary 12, 1997 (1997-01-12)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
1996 Young Artist Awards Best Performance by an Actor Under Ten – Television Courtland Mead Nominated
Best Performance by a Young Actor – TV Comedy Series Will Estes Nominated


External links[edit]