The Jersey

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The Jersey
The Jersey Show Logo.png
Based onCharacters
by Gordon Korman
Developed byThomas W. Lynch
Barry Gurstein
David Pitlik
StarringMichael Galeota
Courtnee Draper
Jermaine Williams
Brianne Prather
Cheselka Leigh
Theo Greenly
Anna Newman
Meagan Good
Vance Yudell
Michael Bofshever
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes64 (list of episodes)
Camera setupFilm; single-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesLynch Entertainment
DistributorBuena Vista Television
Original networkDisney Channel
Original releaseJanuary 30, 1999 (1999-01-30) –
March 23, 2004 (2004-03-23)

The Jersey is an American comedy television series based on the Monday Night Football Club books by Gordon Korman.[1] The series aired on Disney Channel from January 30, 1999,[2][3] to March 23, 2004.


Nick Lighter, Morgan Hudson, Coleman Galloway, and Elliot Riffkin are four teenagers who discover the magic of "the jersey", a mystical football jersey that transports them into the bodies of professional athletes. This is done in a way similar to the way that the "Sam", the main character in Quantum Leap, travels from body to body, and there is a different athlete featured in every episode. The show had several athletes as guest actors, including Dan Lyle, Michael Andretti, Terrell Davis, David Robinson, Malik Rose, Tony Gonzalez, Shannon Sharpe, Donovan McNabb, Byron Dafoe, Michael Strahan, Kurt Warner, Stephon Marbury, Sergei Fedorov, Kordell Stewart, Jerome Bettis, Junior Seau, Scott Steiner, Booker T, Eddie George, Sabrina Bryan, Randy Johnson, Tony Hawk, Laila Ali, Peyton Manning, and Danny Farmer.



While production on the show wrapped in April 2001, new episodes were shown until March 2004. The last few episodes aired early Saturday mornings on Disney Channel and after all 64 episodes were shown, The Jersey was completely taken off the air in June 2004.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
119January 30, 1999 (1999-01-30)June 24, 2000 (2000-06-24)
221September 2, 2000 (2000-09-02)October 25, 2001 (2001-10-25)
324October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)March 23, 2004 (2004-03-23)


  1. ^ "MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL CLUB". FictionDB. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  2. ^ Adamson, Stephen (September 10, 2015). "Magic and Sports, What a Combo! Disney Channel Show 'The Jersey' Cast Members Then and Now". Movie Pilot. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  3. ^ Steele, Monique (October 25, 2015). "15 Disney Channel Series We Wish We Could Watch Again". MTV. Viacom Media Networks (Viacom). Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  4. ^ Steadman, Alex (January 11, 2016). "Disney Channel's 'The Jersey' Star Dies at 31". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c (via Google Books)Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed. London and Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 532. ISBN 978-0786464777. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e "The Jersey (TV Series 1999–2004) - IMDb". IMDb.

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