Lost on Earth
|Lost on Earth|
|Created by||Doug Lawrence
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Executive producer(s)||David Steinberg
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Home by Six Productions
Quincy Jones/David Salzman Entertainment
|Original network||USA Network|
|Original release||January 4 – April 2, 1997|
KTEE-TV television reporter David Rudy (Tim Conlon) has just suffered an on-air gaffe that could cost him his job. Rather than be fired, Rudy accepts a demotion from his boss, George Greckin (Paul Gleason), by agreeing to host a children's puppet show. Rudy quickly discovers that the puppets are not props, but are real aliens that became stranded on Earth while exploring the universe. Rudy is also dating the boss's daughter Sherry (Stacy Galina).
- Tim Conlon as David Rudy
- Paul Gleason as George Greckin
- Stacy Galina as the station's business manager Sherry Greckin
- Victor Togunde as Nick
Peter McCowatt as Phillipe (Alien Leader)
Thirteen episodes are registered with the United States Copyright Office.
|Nº||Title||Director||Written by||Original air date||PC|
|1||"They're Alive"||Gary Brown||Sy Rosen & Ackbaar Goulding||January 4, 1997||9601|
|2||"In Arms Way"||Gary Brown||Teleplay by: Larry Spencer
Story by: Larry Spencer & Vicki S. Horwits
|January 11, 1997||9602|
|3||"Commitment"||Paul Fusco||Phil Doran||January 18, 1997||9604|
|4||"Freedom"||Paul Fusco||Larry Spencer & Phil Doran||January 25, 1997||9605|
|5||"Metamorphosis"||Gary Brown||Doug Chamberlin & Chris Webb||February 1, 1997||9603|
|6||"Acceptance"||Paul Fusco||Rick Rogers & Frank Santopadre||February 8, 1997||9606|
|7||"Nick Knows"||Peter Baldwin||TBA||February 15, 1997||9607|
|8||"Guaranteed Not to Shrink"||Rick Locke||TBA||February 22, 1997||9609|
|9||"Puppet Love"||Phil Ramuno||TBA||March 1, 1997||9608|
|10||"Father's Day"||Gary Brown||TBA||March 5, 1997||9610|
|11||"Where There's Smoke"||Gary Brown||TBA||March 19, 1997||9611|
|12||"Death of a Custodian"||Gary Brown||TBA||March 26, 1997||9612|
|13||"Going Home"||Paul Fusco||TBA||April 2, 1997||9613|
Steven Linan of the Los Angeles Times called the series "mirthless" and "a lost cause". Linan also stated that the show is "too silly for adults and too coarse for kids". John Levesque of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer did not find the series funny, and said that the scripts were "unimaginative" and "unprofessional". Claude Brooks of The Palm Beach Post said the series "isn't that bad", however "the puppets are funnier than the humans". Brooks referred to the series as essentially "3rd Rock from the Sun meets The Muppet Show".
- Linan, Steven (January 4, 1997). "USA Adds Sitcoms 'Earth' and 'Crib'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-07-20.
- Dempsey, John (December 4, 1996). "USA bumping up original output". Variety. Retrieved 2009-07-20.
- Levesque, John (January 3, 1997). "'Jag' is Back But Not Much Better; 'Lost on Earth' is Just Plain Lost". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. p. 34.
- Brooks, Claude (January 4, 1997). "USA's New Offerings Fall Short". The Palm Beach Post. pp. 4.D.