The Heights (TV series)

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The Heights
Genre Musical drama
Created by Eric Roth
Tony Spiridakis
Written by Jim Kramer
Paris Qualles
Tony Spiridakis
Directed by Sandy Smolan
Starring Jamie Walters
Camille Saviola
Alex Désert
Charlotte Ross
Zachary Throne
Theme music composer Barry Coffing
Steve Tyrell
Stephanie Tyrell
Opening theme "How Do You Talk to an Angel" performed by The Heights
Composer(s) Shawn David Thompson, Zachary Throne, Jamie Walters
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (1 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Tony Spiridakis
Producer(s) Aaron Spelling
E. Duke Vincent
Editor(s) Michael B. Hoggan
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production company(s) Spelling Television
Original network Fox
Original release August 27 (1992-08-27) – November 26, 1992 (1992-11-26)

The Heights is an American musical drama series that aired Thursday at 9:00 pm on the Fox network from August to November 1992.


The Heights centers on a fictional band (also called The Heights) made up of mostly working-class young adults. Episodes regularly featured one of their songs.

The eventual theme song for the show, "How Do You Talk to an Angel" (sung by cast member Jamie Walters), went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was the first song from a television show to top the Hot 100 since 1985, as well as the first song by a fictional band to top the Hot 100 since 1969. The Heights premiered on August 27, 1992, to low ratings, and never gained a substantial audience. Fox canceled the series less than a week after the theme song fell from the number one spot.[1]



No.TitleOriginal air date 
1"Talk to an Angel"August 27, 1992 (1992-08-27)
2"Children of the Night"September 3, 1992 (1992-09-03)
3"Decisions"September 10, 1992 (1992-09-10)
4"Natalie"September 17, 1992 (1992-09-17)
5"Shooting Stars"September 24, 1992 (1992-09-24)
6"Flashback"October 1, 1992 (1992-10-01)
7"So Hot"October 22, 1992 (1992-10-22)
8"On the Road"October 29, 1992 (1992-10-29)
9"The Big Day"November 5, 1992 (1992-11-05)
10"Honeymoon"November 12, 1992 (1992-11-12)
11"Strains"November 19, 1992 (1992-11-19)
12"Nightmares"November 26, 1992 (1992-11-26)
13"The Big Chance"Unaired

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
1993 BMI Film & TV Awards Special Recognition Barry Coffing, Stephanie Tyrell, and Steve Tyrell
For the song "How Do You Talk to an Angel"
1993 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics Barry Coffing, Stephanie Tyrell, and Steve Tyrell
For the song "How Do You Talk to an Angel"

See also[edit]

  • Catwalk, a 1992–94 TV series about a fictional band, with several of the same songwriters as The Heights.
  • The Monkees, a 1966–68 comedy television series about a band who achieved huge success in real life.


  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book Of Number 1 Hits (5 ed.). Billboard Books. p. 812. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6.

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