The Gregory Hines Show

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The Gregory Hines Show
Genre Sitcom
Created by Nat Bernstein
Mitchel Katlin
Written by Elaine Aronson
Michael Carrington
Lance Crouther
Ron Darian
Sy Dukane
Michael Feldman
Elin Hampton
Ali LeRoi
Denise Moss
Alex Reid
Kriss Turner
Directed by Bob Delegall
Andrew D. Weyman
Starring Gregory Hines
Brandon Hammond
Wendell Pierce
Mark Tymchyshyn
Robin Riker
Bill Cobbs
Judith Shelton
Theme music composer Rick Cutler
Composer(s) Gregory Hines
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22 (7 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s) Elaine Aronson
Nat Bernstein
Sy Dukane
Mitchel Katlin
Denise Moss
Fran Saperstein
Producer(s) Michael Carrington
Ron Darian
Al Lowenstein
Kriss Turner
Andrew D. Weyman
Running time 26 minutes
Production company(s) Katlin/Bernstein Productions
Darric Productions
CBS Productions
Columbia TriStar Television
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Release
Original network CBS
Original release September 15, 1997 (1997-09-15) – February 27, 1998 (1998-02-27)

The Gregory Hines Show is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS. The series premiered on Monday, September 15, 1997 before airing on September 19, 1997 as a part of the network's Block Party Friday night lineup. It ended its run on February 27, 1998 with 15 episodes aired, out of the 22 that were produced.

Background[edit]

The Gregory Hines Show was the only show on the Block Party lineup that was not produced by Miller-Boyett Productions. Compared to the Miller-Boyett series, The Gregory Hines Show was markedly more mature in its themes; Leslie Moonves, incoming head of CBS at the time, described the inclusion of the show in the block as an effort to target the whole family, and executives at Miller-Boyett were fully pleased to have the show in the block, as TGIF, the block for which they had previously produced shows, was quickly shifting into a teen-oriented block that did not fit their style.[1]

Premise[edit]

The series starred Gregory Hines as Ben Stevenson a Publishing agent and widower taking care of 12-year-old son Matty (Brandon Hammond). Following a year and a half after his wife's death, Ben decides to resume back into his social life, with dating women. Ben soon realizes that he has a lot to re-learn about women just as his son is learning about them for the first time. Even though Ben and Matty hardly had any trouble talking about anything before, now even the simplest conversation has become complicated, especially when the topic is the women in their lives. Now and then Ben would receive advice from his brother Carl (Wendell Pierce), his father James (Bill Cobbs) as well as his co-worker Alex (Mark Tymchyshyn), Alex's ex-wife, Nicole (Robin Riker) and his assistant Angela (Judith Shelton).

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Original air date
1 "Pilot (a.k.a. Square One)" September 15, 1997
2 "Basketball Jones" September 19, 1997
3 "Flirting with Disaster" September 26, 1997
4 "Epilogue to a Kiss" October 3, 1997
5 "Boys' Night In" October 10, 1997
6 "Catcher on the Train" October 17, 1997
7 "Sofa, So Good" October 24, 1997
8 "Eight and a Half Months" October 31, 1997
9 "The Man Called Uncle" November 24, 1997
10 "Three's Not Company" December 15, 1997
11 "To Volunteer Is Human" January 9, 1998
12 "Love Thy Neighbor" January 16, 1998
13 "James Stevenson Stands Alone" January 23, 1998
14 "Carpe Diem" January 30, 1998
15 "Per Chance to Dance" February 27, 1998
16 "Wahunthra" Unaired
17 "Get Smarter" Unaired
18 "Anita the Hun" Unaired
19 "Sister-in-Law, Sister-in-Law" Unaired
20 "Mug the One You're With" Unaired
21 "Ben-Her" Unaired
22 "I'll See You All in Health" Unaired

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hal Boedeker (July 18, 1997). "He's A Goober But CBS Has A Lot Riding On Urkel TV". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 

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