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by Gordon Korman
|Developed by||Thomas W. Lynch
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||64 (list of episodes)|
|Camera setup||Film; Single-camera|
|Running time||22 min.|
|Production company(s)||Lynch Entertainment
Disney Channel Original Productions
|Distributor||Buena Vista Television|
|Original network||Disney Channel|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||January 30, 1999– March 23, 2004|
The Jersey was a television series that aired on Disney Channel that premiered January 30, 1999, and based on the Monday Night Football Club books by Gordon Korman. The series finale was on March 23, 2004.
The Jersey is about Nick Lighter, Morgan Hudson, Coleman Galloway, and Elliot Riffkin, four teens 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 main character in Quantum Leap, Sam, 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, Eddie George, Sabrina Bryan, Randy Johnson, Tony Hawk, Laila Ali, Peyton Manning, and Danny Farmer.
- Michael Galeota as Nick Lighter
- Courtnee Draper as Morgan Hudson
- Jermaine Williams as Coleman Galloway
- Brianne Prather as Hilary Lighter
- Cheselka Leigh as Willa Conklin
- Theo Greenly as Elliot Rifkin
- Michael Bofshever as Mr. Lighter
- Anna Newman as Mrs. Lighter
- Meagan Good as Tamika
- Vance Yudell as Phill Parker
While production on the show wrapped in February 2001, new episodes were shown until 2004. The last few episodes aired early Saturday mornings on Disney and after 64 episodes were shown, The Jersey was completely taken off the air in June 2004.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||19||January 30, 1999||June 24, 2000|
|2||18||September 2, 2000||July 5, 2001|
|3||27||October 5, 2002||March 23, 2004|
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