Sydney (TV series)
Craig Bierko, Valerie Bertinelli & Matthew Perry in Sydney
|Created by||Michael J. Wilson|
|Written by||Michael J. Wilson|
Billy Van Zandt
|Directed by||Lee Shallat-Chemel|
|Theme music composer||Eddie Van Halen|
Alex Van Halen
|Opening theme||"Finish What Ya Started"|
performed by Van Halen
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Executive producer(s)||Pamela Grant|
|Running time||22–24 min|
|Production company(s)||Oomp & Friends Productions|
Gold Hat Entertainment
|Original release||March 21 –|
June 25, 1990
Sydney is an American sitcom starring Valerie Bertinelli, Matthew Perry and Craig Bierko that aired on CBS from March 21 to June 25, 1990. It was created and written by Michael J. Wilson and Douglas Wyman.
Sydney Kells (Valerie Bertinelli), the daughter of a now-deceased policeman, brings her New York City detective agency (in which she is the only investigator) back to her hometown and her family, including her over-protective brother Billy (Matthew Perry), himself a rookie cop. As she struggles to balance her personal and professional life, the main source of her work comes from an uptight lawyer (Craig Bierko), with whom she shares sexual chemistry. She and her best friend Jill (Rebeccah Bush) frequent a neighborhood bar run by Ray (Barney Martin), her father's old police partner.
- Valerie Bertinelli as Sydney Kells
- Matthew Perry as Billy Kells
- Craig Bierko as Matt Keating
- Barney Martin as Ray
- Rebeccah Bush as Jill
- Perry Anzilotti as Perry
- Daniel Baldwin as Cheezy
- Georgia Brown as Linda Kells
Pat Harrington, Jr., who appeared with Bertinelli in the long-running CBS sitcom One Day at a Time, guest starred as a rival private investigator in the seventh episode of the season, which was directed by Cheers regular John Ratzenberger. Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, who acted as creative consultants on the show, also made various guest appearances. Chazz Palminteri played Tony in the episode "Love Ya, Babe", several years prior to his big screen debut in A Bronx Tale. Other guest actors included Yeardley Smith, Kevin Dunn, Annabelle Gurwitch, Tony Longo, Andy Dick and Michael E. Knight.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"You? You're a Private Eye"||TBA||TBA||March 21, 1990|
|2||"Promises, Promises"||TBA||TBA||March 28, 1990|
|3||"Cliffhanger"||TBA||TBA||April 4, 1990|
|4||"Love Ya, Babe"||TBA||TBA||April 11, 1990|
|5||"She Loves Me"||TBA||TBA||April 18, 1990|
|6||"I Gotta Be Me"||TBA||TBA||April 23, 1990|
|7||"Georgie"||TBA||TBA||April 25, 1990|
|8||"The Me Nobody Knows"||TBA||TBA||May 2, 1990|
|9||"Sydney's Mom"||TBA||TBA||May 23, 1990|
|10||"36-24-36"||TBA||TBA||June 4, 1990|
|11||"On a Claire Day"||TBA||TBA||June 11, 1990|
|12||"Jake"||TBA||TBA||June 18, 1990|
|13||"Chicken a la Matt"||TBA||TBA||June 25, 1990|
- "TV Review: Sydney". Entertainment Weekly. March 30, 1990.
- "Valerie Bertinelli plays private eye 'Sydney' in new comedy". The Charleston News and Courier. April 11, 1990.
- "Bertinelli plays private detective". The Daily News. April 11, 1990.