My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star

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My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star
Developed byJohn Riggi
StarringOliver Hudson
Lauren Hodges
Kevin Rankin
Kris Lemche
Emmanuelle Vaugier
Brian Dietzen
ComposerChad Fischer
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (8 unaired) (list of episodes)
Executive producersBryan Elsley
John Riggi
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesCompany Pictures
Tiny Hat Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Original networkThe WB
Original releaseMarch 14 (2002-03-14) –
March 21, 2002 (2002-03-21)

My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star is an American sitcom television series starring Oliver Hudson. The series premiered March 14, 2002 on The WB. It is based on the British series The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star.[1][2]


The series focuses on Jace Darnell, the creator and lead singer of his band SlipDog. He, as well as lead guitarist Doc, bassist Joe, keyboardist/DJ Sarah, and drummer Danny–later replaced by drummer Lucas–try to make it in the music business, possibly helped by their reluctant manager Dole.

Critical reception[edit]

USA Today published a negative review which stated, "Unfortunately, like so many shows aimed at young people, Rock Star sadly underestimates the intelligence of its audience. Aside from some mildly amusing moments...the show seldom can be bothered to come up with anything even borderline clever."[3] Steve Johnson of the Chicago Tribune criticized the show for poor acting, excessive narration, and a lack of humor.[4]



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"Rodman FlenderTeleplay by : John Riggi & Bryan ElsleyMarch 14, 2002 (2002-03-14)
2"The New Drummer"Rodman FlenderJohn RiggiMarch 14, 2002 (2002-03-14)
3"Fame"Michael EnglerAlec Holland & Melissa SamuelsMarch 15, 2002 (2002-03-15)
4"The Road Gig"Michael EnglerSteve RudnickMarch 21, 2002 (2002-03-21)
5"Pay to Play"Michael EnglerVince CalandraMarch 21, 2002 (2002-03-21)
6"Inspiration"Michael EnglerJ. Elvis WeinsteinUnaired
7"The Yoko Factor"Craig ZiskLeonard DickUnaired
8"The Session"John PaysonJ. Elvis WeinsteinUnaired
9"The Competition"Craig ZiskStory by : Peg Healey
Teleplay by : Alec Holland & Melissa Samuels
10"The Wedding Singers"Lev L. SpiroVince CalandraUnaired
11"One Night Only"Peter LauerPeg HealeyUnaired
12"The Betrayal"John RiggiLeonard Dick & Steve RudnickUnaired
13"The Deal"Rodman FlenderJohn RiggiUnaired


  1. ^ "Tuned In: British 'Office' crosses the pond, but will it work?". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2003-01-22. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
  2. ^ "Wanna-Be Comedy: Almost Infamous". New York Daily News. 2002-03-14. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
  3. ^ "'Rock Star' busts several strings trying to be funny". USA Today. March 14, 2022. ProQuest 408830754. Retrieved May 12, 2022.
  4. ^ "WB's lame 'My Guide' is no relation to humor". Chicago Tribune. March 21, 2022. ProQuest 419631038. Retrieved May 12, 2022.

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