Kirk (TV series)

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GenreFamily sitcom
Created byRoss Brown
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
Composer(s)Gary Boren
Steven Chesne
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes32 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)William Bickley
Michael Warren
Charlotte Brown
Ross Brown
Susan Fales-Hill
Producer(s)Brenda Hanes-Berg
Karen K. Miller
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Bickley-Warren Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Original networkThe WB
Picture format480i (SDTV)
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 and Jeff Franklin 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.TitleOriginal air date
1"Welcome to New York"August 23, 1995 (1995-08-23)
2"S'Wonderbra"August 30, 1995 (1995-08-30)
3"Night at the Movies"September 24, 1995 (1995-09-24)
4"Love! Valor! Deception!"October 1, 1995 (1995-10-01)
5"Magno Man Vs. Capt. Chunks"October 1, 1995 (1995-10-01)
6"Smart and Smarter"October 8, 1995 (1995-10-08)
7"The Crush"October 15, 1995 (1995-10-15)
8"Helloween"October 29, 1995 (1995-10-29)
9"Educating Kirk"November 5, 1995 (1995-11-05)
10"Kirk Unplugged"November 12, 1995 (1995-11-12)
11"A Kiss is Just a Kiss"November 19, 1995 (1995-11-19)
12"The Christmas Show"December 10, 1995 (1995-12-10)
13"The Spare"January 7, 1996 (1996-01-07)
14"The Love Letter"January 14, 1996 (1996-01-14)
15"Double Date"February 4, 1996 (1996-02-04)
16"Stuck On You"February 11, 1996 (1996-02-11)
17"The Odd Couple"February 18, 1996 (1996-02-18)
18"Hey, Hey We're the Hartmans"February 25, 1996 (1996-02-25)
19"Baby, You Can Drive My Car"April 28, 1996 (1996-04-28)
20"Operation Kirk"May 5, 1996 (1996-05-05)
21"The Beach House"May 12, 1996 (1996-05-12)

Season 2 (1996–97)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
22"For Whom The Wedding Bells Toll (Part 1)"September 8, 1996 (1996-09-08)
23"For Whom The Wedding Bells Toll (Part 2)"September 8, 1996 (1996-09-08)
24"Yours, Mine and Ours"September 15, 1996 (1996-09-15)
25"She Stoops to Conquer!"September 22, 1996 (1996-09-22)
26"Strangers in the Night"September 29, 1996 (1996-09-29)
27"Hire Learning"October 6, 1996 (1996-10-06)
28"Something's Got to Give"October 13, 1996 (1996-10-13)
29"Balducci Blues"October 20, 1996 (1996-10-20)
30"Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave (Part 1)"November 3, 1996 (1996-11-03)
31"Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave (Part 2)"November 10, 1996 (1996-11-10)
32"Witness for the Persecution"January 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


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