Sparks (TV series)

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Sparks
GenreSitcom
Created byEd. Weinberger
Directed byWendy Charles Acey
Mark Corry
Stan Daniels
Kim Friedman
Leonard R. Garner, Jr.
Bob Moloney
Ed. Weinberger
StarringJames Avery
Robin Givens
Terrence Howard
Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.
Arif S. Kinchen
Kym Whitley
Theme music composerBilly Preston
Composer(s)Billy Preston
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes40
Production
Executive producer(s)Rob Dames
Bob Moloney

Lenny Ripps
Ed. Weinberger
Producer(s)Greg Giangregorio
Bruce Bayley Johnson
Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.
Alison Taylor
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)The Weinberger Company
MTM Enterprises
(1996-1997)
(season 1)
20th Century Fox Television
(1997-1998)
(season 2)
Distributor20th Television
Release
Original networkUPN
Original releaseAugust 26, 1996 (1996-08-26) –
March 2, 1998 (1998-03-02)
Chronology
Related showsGood News

Sparks is an American sitcom that aired on UPN from August 26, 1996, to March 2, 1998. The series stars James Avery, Robin Givens, Terrence Howard, Miguel A. Núñez, Jr., Kym Whitley and Arif S. Kinchen. The sitcom is set in Compton, California, and is about the everyday lives of a family of lawyers running a family-owned law practice. Reruns of the show aired on BET in the late 1990s.

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Season 1: 1996–97[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Pilot"Ed. WeinbergerEd. WeinbergerAugust 26, 1996 (1996-08-26)
22"Palimony Suit"TBATBASeptember 2, 1996 (1996-09-02)
33"How Papa Got His Groove Back"TBATBASeptember 9, 1996 (1996-09-09)
44"A Day in the Life"TBATBASeptember 16, 1996 (1996-09-16)
55"Sid, Lies and Videotape"TBATBASeptember 23, 1996 (1996-09-23)
66"Penal Envy"TBATBASeptember 30, 1996 (1996-09-30)
77"No Sweat"TBATBAOctober 14, 1996 (1996-10-14)
88"Pillow Talk"TBATBANovember 4, 1996 (1996-11-04)
99"One on One"TBATBANovember 5, 1996 (1996-11-05)
1010"Goode for the Gander"TBATBANovember 11, 1996 (1996-11-11)
1111"Porky's Revenge"TBATBANovember 18, 1996 (1996-11-18)
1212"Maxey Gets the Bird"TBATBANovember 25, 1996 (1996-11-25)
1313"It's the Gospel"TBATBAJanuary 13, 1997 (1997-01-13)
1414"I, Spy"TBATBAJanuary 20, 1997 (1997-01-20)
1515"Won't You Be My Neighbor"TBATBAFebruary 3, 1997 (1997-02-03)
1616"Love Conquers All"TBATBAFebruary 10, 1997 (1997-02-10)
1717"Self Defense"TBATBAFebruary 17, 1997 (1997-02-17)
1818"Hoop Schemes"TBATBAFebruary 24, 1997 (1997-02-24)
1919"The Great Indoors"TBATBAApril 28, 1997 (1997-04-28)
2020"Love in a Cup"TBATBAMay 5, 1997 (1997-05-05)
2121"Too Hot Not to Cool Down"TBATBAMay 12, 1997 (1997-05-12)
2222"A Day in the Life II"TBATBAMay 19, 1997 (1997-05-19)

Season 2: 1997–98[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
231"To the Maxey"TBATBAAugust 25, 1997 (1997-08-25)
242"Maxey Loses His Spark"TBATBASeptember 1, 1997 (1997-09-01)
253"Rehearsal of Fortune"TBATBASeptember 8, 1997 (1997-09-08)
264"Dog Gone"TBATBASeptember 15, 1997 (1997-09-15)
275"When a Man is a Woman"TBATBASeptember 22, 1997 (1997-09-22)
286"Defending Claude"TBATBASeptember 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)
297"Don't Get Hooked on Me"Kim FreidmanAllison TaylorOctober 13, 1997 (1997-10-13)
308"Bad Reception"TBATBAOctober 27, 1997 (1997-10-27)
319"A Bride for Alonzo"TBATBANovember 3, 1997 (1997-11-03)
3210"Brotherly Love"TBATBANovember 10, 1997 (1997-11-10)
3311"Roots III"Bob MoloneyRon Nelson & Mark SteenNovember 17, 1997 (1997-11-17)
3412"It's Good to Be Negative"TBATBANovember 24, 1997 (1997-11-24)
3513"Silent Night"TBATBADecember 16, 1997 (1997-12-16)
3614"Flirting with Disaster"TBATBAJanuary 12, 1998 (1998-01-12)
3715"She's Having My Baby"TBATBAJanuary 19, 1998 (1998-01-19)
3816"Cain and Abel Sparks"TBATBAFebruary 16, 1998 (1998-02-16)
3917"Till Your Well Runs Dry"TBATBAFebruary 23, 1998 (1998-02-23)
4018"Blind Justice"TBATBAMarch 2, 1998 (1998-03-02)

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