Rhythm & Blues (TV series)

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Rhythm & Blues
Genre Comedy
Created by Mark Reisman
Jeremy Stevens
Starring Roger Kabler
Anna Maria Horsford
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (7 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s) Mark Reisman
Jeremy Stevens
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Mixed Emotions, Inc.
20th Century Fox Television
Release
Original network NBC
Original release September 24, 1992 – February 12, 1993

Rhythm & Blues is an American sitcom that aired on NBC for five weeks from September 24 to October 22, 1992, with an additional left over episode airing on February 12, 1993.[1] The show stars Roger Kabler, Anna Maria Horsford, Ron Glass, Troy Curvey Jr., Vanessa Bell Calloway, Miguel A. Nunez, Jr., and Christopher Babers.

The premise of the show stars Kabler as Bobby Soul, a white man who gets hired on a black radio station after being initially mistaken as a black man.[2]

Despite being listed among NBC's Must See TV Thursday night lineup after A Different World at 8:00 and before Cheers at 9:00, the show was cancelled after only five weeks due to low ratings. The show was heavily criticized for relying on traditional black stereotypes for its humor. TV Guide said that: "What makes a show built on white jokes any better than a show built on black jokes?"[3][4]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

  1. Pilot (September 24, 1992)
  2. And the Banned Played On (October 1, 1992)
  3. The Same Old Song (October 8, 1992)
  4. Mrs. Washington's Neighborhood (October 15, 1992)
  5. They Shoot DJ's, Don't' They? (October 22, 1992)
  6. Assault on Station BLZ (February 12, 1993)
  7. Your Sister Wears Combat Boots UNAIRED
  8. I'll Be Seeing You UNAIRED
  9. Radio Wars: Part 1 UNAIRED
  10. Radio Wars: Part 2 UNAIRED
  11. The Stakeout UNAIRED
  12. The DJ, His Date, Her Boss, and His Son UNAIRED
  13. The BLZ Gang UNAIRED

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 994. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 
  2. ^ Braxton, Greg (1992-10-04). "African-Americans are increasingly welcome in prime time, but some observers say the new shows fail to rise above stereotypes". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  3. ^ Braxton, Greg (1992-10-04). "African-Americans are increasingly welcome in prime time, but some observers say the new shows fail to rise above stereotypes". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  4. ^ Braxton, Greg (1993-02-11). "NBC's 'Rhythm' Revamps Its Original Concept". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  5. ^ "The fall 1992 TV preview: Thursday". Entertainment Weekly. 1992-09-11. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 

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