The Bronx Zoo (TV series)

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The Bronx Zoo
GenreDrama
Created byGary David Goldberg
Developed byPatricia Jones
Donald Reiker
StarringEdward Asner
Kathleen Beller
Kathryn Harrold
Jerry Levine
Nicholas Pryor
Mykelti Williamson
David Wilson (actor)
ComposerGary Scott
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes21 (1 unaired) (list of episodes)
Production
Running time60 minutes
Production companiesUbu Productions
Paramount Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseMarch 19, 1987 (1987-03-19) –
June 29, 1988 (1988-06-29)

The Bronx Zoo is an American drama television series that was directed by Allan Arkush and Paul Lynch that aired on NBC from March 19, 1987 to June 29, 1988. It lasted two seasons before cancelation.

Plot[edit]

Benjamin Harrison High School is set in the impoverished, unruly inner-city Bronx. Principal Joe Danzig (Edward Asner) does his best to maintain optimism, while dealing with the lack of motivation and direction of his staff.[1]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1987)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Signs of Life"Allan ArkushStory by : Johnny Dawkins
Teleplay by : Bruce Helford & Elia Katz
March 19, 1987 (1987-03-19)
22"Changes"Win PhelpsKathy McCormickMarch 25, 1987 (1987-03-25)
33"Small Victories"Allan ArkushPatricia Jones & Donald ReikerApril 1, 1987 (1987-04-01)
44"Conspicuous by Their Abstinence"Donald ReikerElia Katz & Bruce HelfordApril 8, 1987 (1987-04-08)
55"The Moral Equation"Alexander SingerJohnny DawkinsApril 16, 1987 (1987-04-16)
66"Runaway Hearts"Allan ArkushStory by : Bruce Helford & Elia Katz
Teleplay by : Daniel Freudenberger
April 22, 1987 (1987-04-22)
77"The Power of a Lie"Win PhelpsKathy McCormickApril 29, 1987 (1987-04-29)
88"Lost and Found"Debbie AllenBruce HelfordMay 6, 1987 (1987-05-06)

Season 2 (1987–88)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
91"It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City"Donald ReikerStory by : Bruce Helford & Frederick Rappaport
Teleplay by : Patricia Jones & Donald Reiker & Stuart Rosenberg
December 9, 1987 (1987-12-09)
102"The Long Grey Line"Win PhelpsStory by : Patricia Jones & Donald Reiker
Teleplay by : Kathy McCormick
January 20, 1988 (1988-01-20)
113"Truancy Blues"Paul LynchStory by : Frederick Rappaport
Teleplay by : Steve Katz
March 24, 1988 (1988-03-24)
124"Behind Closed Doors"Paul LynchStory by : Patricia Jones & Donald Reiker
Teleplay by : Joanne Pagliaro
March 30, 1988 (1988-03-30)
135"Career Day"Win PhelpsStory by : Bruce Helford
Teleplay by : Steve Johnson
April 6, 1988 (1988-04-06)
146"Ties That Bind"Michael Ray RhodesStory by : Frederick Rappaport
Teleplay by : Stephen Katz & Stuart Rosenberg
April 13, 1988 (1988-04-13)
157"The Gospel Truth"James QuinnPatricia Jones & Donald ReikerApril 20, 1988 (1988-04-20)
168"If All the World's a Stage, Where's My Dressing Room?"Victor LobiStory by : Bruce Helford & Patricia Jones & Donald Reiker
Teleplay by : Frederick Rappaport & Ira Steven Behr
June 1, 1988 (1988-06-01)
179"When I Paint My Masterpiece"Michael VejarStory by : Bruce Helford
Teleplay by : Patricia Jones & Donald Reiker
June 8, 1988 (1988-06-08)
1810"Crossroads"Robert BeckerFrederick RappaportJune 15, 1988 (1988-06-15)
1911"On the Land, on the Sea and in the Halls"Mimi LederStory by : Frederick Rappaport & Ira Steven Behr
Teleplay by : Bruce Helford & Frederick Rappaport
June 22, 1988 (1988-06-22)
2012"A Day in the Life"Win PhelpsStory by : Patricia Jones & Donald Reiker & Bruce Helford
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr & Frederick Rappaport
June 29, 1988 (1988-06-29)
2113"Unnatural Selection"Robert BeckerStory by : Ira Steven Behr & Frederick Rappaport and Josephine Cummings & Richard Yalem
Teleplay by : Bruce Helford & Patricia Jones & Donald Reiker
Unaired

References[edit]

  1. ^ HOWARD ROSENBERG (1987-03-19). "New Series: School Days, Fairy Tales - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23.

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