Love Boat: The Next Wave

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Love Boat: The Next Wave
Love boat screenshot.jpg
Title card for season 2
Based on The Love Boats
by Jeraldine Saunders
Developed by
Starring
Theme music composer Charles Fox
Opening theme "The Love Boat" performed by Paul Williams
Composer(s) Kevin Kiner
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 25
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Release
Original network UPN
Original release April 13, 1998 (1998-04-13) – May 21, 1999 (1999-05-21)
Chronology
Related shows The Love Boat

Love Boat: The Next Wave is an American comedy series which aired on UPN from April 13, 1998 to May 21, 1999. It was a revival of the original 1977–1986 ABC television series The Love Boat.

Plot[edit]

Set aboard the cruise liner Sun Princess, the series starred Robert Urich as Captain Jim Kennedy, a retired and divorced U.S. Navy officer with a teen-aged son, Danny (Kyle Howard). Phil Morris played Chief Purser Will Sanders, and Joan Severance played Security Chief Camille Hunter.[1]

"Reunion" episode[edit]

A reunion-themed episode reunited several cast members of the original The Love Boat[2]Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing), Bernie Kopell (Dr. Adam "Doc" Bricker), Ted Lange (Isaac Washington), Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing) and Lauren Tewes (Julie McCoy). This episode revealed that Julie and "Doc" had been in love all along.[3]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 6 April 13, 1998 (1998-04-13) May 18, 1998 (1998-05-18)
2 19 October 9, 1998 (1998-10-09) May 21, 1998 (1998-05-21)

Season 1 (1998)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date  Prod.
code [4]
1 1 "Smooth Sailing" April 13, 1998 (1998-04-13) 4198-001
2 2 "Remember?" April 20, 1998 (1998-04-20) 4198-002
3 3 "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" April 27, 1998 (1998-04-27) 4198-004
4 4 "How Long Has This Been Going On?" May 4, 1998 (1998-05-04) 4198-005
5 5 "True Course" May 11, 1998 (1998-05-11) 4198-003
6 6 "Getting to Know You" May 18, 1998 (1998-05-18) 4198-006

Season 2 (1998–99)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date  Prod.
code [4]
7 1 "All Aboard" October 9, 1998 (1998-10-09) 4198-007
8 2 "It Takes Two to Tango" October 16, 1998 (1998-10-16) 4198-009
9 3 "Captains Courageous" October 23, 1998 (1998-10-23) 4198-010
10 4 "Reunion" October 30, 1998 (1998-10-30) 4198-008
11 5 "All That Glitters" November 6, 1998 (1998-11-06) 4198-012
12 6 "The Bermuda Triangle" November 13, 1998 (1998-11-13) 4198-011
13 7 "Affairs to Remember" November 20, 1998 (1998-11-20) 4198-013
14 8 "Dust, Lust, Destiny" December 18, 1998 (1998-12-18) 4198-015
15 9 "Don't Judge a Book by Its Lover" January 1, 1999 (1999-01-01) 4198-014
16 10 "Blind Love" January 22, 1999 (1999-01-22) 4198-016
17 11 "Other People's Business" February 5, 1999 (1999-02-05) 4198-017
18 12 "Love Floats: The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" February 12, 1999 (1999-02-12) 4198-022
19 13 "Three Stages of Love" February 19, 1999 (1999-02-19) 4198-020
20 14 "Divorce, Downbeat and Distemper" February 26, 1999 (1999-02-26) 4198-021
21 15 "Such Sweet Dreams" March 19, 1999 (1999-03-19) 4198-019
22 16 "Trances of a Lifetime" April 30, 1999 (1999-04-30) 4198-025
23 17 "About Face" May 7, 1999 (1999-05-07) 4198-023
24 18 "Prom Queen" May 14, 1999 (1999-05-14) 4198-018
25 19 "Cuba" May 21, 1999 (1999-05-21) 4198-024

Reception[edit]

Carole Horst of Variety called it "a pleasant one-hour trip" that will appeal to fan of the original show.[5] However, Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly graded the show with a D+.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, Susan (April 11, 1998). "Urich Happy to Be Captain of Relaunched 'Love Boat'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-05-28. 
  2. ^ Snierson, Dan (September 7, 2007). ""The Love Boat" flashback". Retrieved 2017-05-28. ...and the cast reunited on a 1998 episode of Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN's unsuccessful franchise relaunch. 
  3. ^ Mitchelmore, Pam (2005). "Reunion", Love Boat: The Next Wave. Epguides.com.
  4. ^ a b "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Love Boat: The Next Wave"]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-05-28. 
  5. ^ Horst, Carole (April 9, 1998). "Review: The Love Boat: The Next Wave". Variety. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 
  6. ^ Tucker, Ken (April 17, 1998). "The Love Boat: The Next Wave". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2017-05-28. 

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