Oh, Grow Up

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Oh, Grow Up
Genre Sitcom
Created by Alan Ball
Starring Stephen Dunham
David Alan Basche
John Ducey
Rena Sofer
Freddy Rodriguez
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Alan Ball
Running time 30 mins.
Production company(s) The Greenblatt/Janollari Studio
Fox Television Studios
Original channel ABC
Original release September 22, 1999 – December 28, 1999

Oh, Grow Up is a sitcom that aired on ABC from September to December 1999.[1][2] Created by Alan Ball, who would later go on to win an Academy Award for writing American Beauty and also create the hit HBO series Six Feet Under, the show was based on his 1991 one-act stage play Bachelor Holiday, written before he found success as a television writer.[3] Thirteen episodes in full were produced, but the series was cancelled after only eleven of them had aired.[4]


Actor Character
Stephen Dunham Hunter Franklin
David Alan Basche Norris Michelsky
John Ducey Ford Lowell
Rena Sofer Suzanne Vandermeer
Freddy Rodriguez Deke

Episode list[edit]

  1. Pilot (22 September 1999)
  2. Good Pop, Bad Pop (29 September 1999)
  3. Love Stinks (6 October 1999)
  4. President of the House (13 October 1999)
  5. Marathon Men (20 October 1999)
  6. Clods and Monsters (27 October 1999)
  7. Hunter's Metamorphosis (3 November 1999)
  8. Himbo (7 December 1999)
  9. The Parent Trap: Part I (14 December 1999)
  10. The Parent Trap: Part II (21 December 1999)
  11. Duckboy Flies Again (28 December 1999)
  12. Goodwill Hunter (never aired)
  13. Baby It's Cold Outside (never aired)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Wallenstein, Andrew (1999-09-01). "'Oh Grow Up': Sharp writing won't save this dud from ABC". Medialife Magazine. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  2. ^ Keller, Julie (1999-12-22). "ABC, Like, Cancels Two More Shows". E!Online. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  3. ^ "TV.com: Alan Ball". Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Keith Fenimore, Mark Scherzer. "Excerpt from "Hire Me Hollywood!" - David Janollari, Head of Programming - MTV". Writers Store. Retrieved 2012-09-19.