Man of the People (TV series)

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Man of the People
Created byR. J. Stewart
ComposerSteve Tyrell
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12 (2 unaired) (list of episodes)
Executive producersR. J. Stewart
Gary Hoffman
Neal Israel
John Baskin
Roger Schulman
ProducersDavid Latt
Marvin Miller
George Beckerman
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 15, 1991 (1991-09-15) –
July 13, 1992 (1992-07-13)

Man of the People is an American sitcom television series created by R.J. Stewart, starring James Garner that aired from September 15, 1991 to July 13, 1992. The supporting cast features Kate Mulgrew. The final two episodes of the series were produced but never broadcast.

Garner called the series "short lived and rightly so.""[1]


A small-time grifter becomes a big hit when he fills in for his ex-wife at the city council.[2]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Pilot"Thomas SchlammeR.J. StewartSeptember 15, 1991 (1991-09-15)
Jim is asked to fill in for his ex-wife at the city council.
2"Remembrance of Flings Past"UnknownJohn Baskin and Roger ShulmanSeptember 22, 1991 (1991-09-22)
If Doyle can get the owner of a golf course back with his old flame, he gets a free membership to the golf course.
3"A Day in the Life (a.k.a. The Pool Hall)"UnknownGeorge BeckermanSeptember 29, 1991 (1991-09-29)
A man is planning to jump off city hall.
4"Here's to You, Mrs. Lawrence"UnknownUnknownOctober 6, 1991 (1991-10-06)
Doyle is interested in Richard's mother.
5"Of Kids and Cars and Cads"UnknownUnknownOctober 13, 1991 (1991-10-13)
Jim gambles a youth center's funds in order to beat an Ivy League snob at poker.
6"Sleeping with the Enemy"Bill BixbyDavid M. WolfOctober 20, 1991 (1991-10-20)
The press discovers that a political figure has been staying out all night.
7"Kid of the People"UnknownUnknownOctober 27, 1991 (1991-10-27)
Doyle meets a child who is exactly like him.
8"Mr. Doyle Goes to Vegas (1)"UnknownUnknownDecember 6, 1991 (1991-12-06)
Doyle goes to a mayors convention in Las Vegas.
9"Mr. Doyle Goes to Vegas (2)"UnknownUnknownDecember 6, 1991 (1991-12-06)
10"The Freeway Issue (a.k.a. Road to Ruin)"UnknownVirginia K. Hegge and Christopher VaneJuly 13, 1992 (1992-07-13)
Doyle skips an important council vote for a game of pool.
11"Help, I Need Somebody"TBDTBDUNAIRED


  1. ^ Garner, James; Winokur, Jon (2011). The Garner Files: A Memoir. Simon & Schuster. p. 265.
  2. ^ TV Guide. "Man of the People Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2012-10-23.

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