Second Chances (TV series)

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Second Chances
Genre Drama
Created by Lynn Marie Latham
Bernard Lechowick
Starring Jennifer Lopez
Connie Sellecca
Megan Follows
Michelle Phillips
Matt Salinger
Justin Lazard
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Producer(s) Latham/Lechowick Prods.
Location(s) Valencia, California
Running time 45 minutes
Original network CBS
Original release December 2, 1993 (1993-12-02) – February 19, 1994 (1994-02-19)

Second Chances is an American television series created and written by producers Bernard Lechowick and Lynn Marie Latham. The series premiered December 2, 1993, on CBS. Its cast includes Jennifer Lopez, Connie Sellecca, Megan Follows, Michelle Phillips, and Matt Salinger. The two-hour pilot episode was directed by Sharron Miller.

On January 17, 1994, the Northridge earthquake damaged the show's sets, and CBS decided to cancel the series instead of investing money to repair them - in addition to the cost of rebuilding, both Connie Sellecca and Megan Follows were pregnant and would have been far along by the time the sets were rebuilt. The series' last episode ran on February 10, 1994 as part of CBS's "Crimetime After Primetime" lineup. Part of the cast and characters were moved to the summertime replacement show Hotel Malibu in August 1994, which was touted as a spin-off of the series.


Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly rated the pilot episode a C- saying that it "relies on too many verbal cliches and pat coincidences to promise much in the way of engrossing escapism".[1] Tony Scott of Variety stated that the series "needs more riveting material" as the pilot episode "suffers from blatant, uninvolving characters, low-caliber plotting and subcommercial appeal".[2]


  1. ^ Tucker, Ken (December 3, 1993). "After the Lovin' - Connie Sellecca Blows Off an Old Flame in 'Second Chances'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  2. ^ Scott, Tony (December 6, 1993). "Second Chances". Variety. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 

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