The Tracy Morgan Show

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The Tracy Morgan Show
Genre Sitcom
Created by David M. Israel
Jim O'Doherty
Written by Tom J. Astle
Anthony Carter
Andy Glickman
Peter Huyck
David Israel
Steve Joe
Bob Kushell
Sally Lapiduss
Bernadette Luckett
Tracy Morgan
Judah Miller
Murray Miller
Jim O'Doherty
Greg Schaffer
Directed by Robert Berlinger
Sheldon Epps
Leonard R. Garner Jr.
Gary Halvorson
Gail Mancuso
John Putch
David Schwimmer
Keith Truesdell
Andrew Tsao
Starring Tracy Morgan
Tamala Jones
Marc John Jefferies
Bobb'e J. Thompson
Theme music composer Heavy D
Composer(s) Heavy D
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 18
Production
Executive producer(s) Dave Becky
Marcy Carsey
David Israel
Caryn Mandabach
Lorne Michaels
David Miner
Jim O'Doherty
Tom Werner
Producer(s) Steve Joe
Bernadette Luckett
Tracy Morgan
Greg Schaffer
Shawn Wilt
Cinematography Donald A. Morgan
John Simmons
Editor(s) Sean K. Lambert
Michael Karlich
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 24 min
Production company(s) Broadway Video
Carsey-Werner-Mandabach Productions
NBC Studios
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original network NBC
Original release December 2, 2003 (2003-12-02) – March 20, 2004 (2004-03-20)

The Tracy Morgan Show is an American sitcom that aired from December 2, 2003 to March 20, 2004 on NBC.[1] The series stars Tracy Morgan and Tamala Jones. The show was canceled in its first season after 18 episodes (two episodes were never aired).

Synopsis[edit]

Tracy Morgan portrays "Tracy Mitchell", who is the owner of an auto repair garage. He has a wife named Alicia (Tamala Jones), a teenaged son named Derrick (Marc John Jefferies) and a seven-year-old named Jimmy (Bobb'e J. Thompson) as well as Aunt Pearl (Esther Scott).

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Supporting[edit]

Production[edit]

The series was created by David Israel and Jim O'Doherty, who also served as executive producers. Additional executive producers include Marcy Carsey, Caryn Mandabach, Lorne Michaels, David Miner, and Tom Werner.[2]

Cast member Heavy D composed the series' music and theme song.

Bobb'e J. Thompson would go on to play a Tracy Morgan character's son a second time in the hit series 30 Rock.[3]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"The Pilot"Gary HalvorsonDavid M. Israel & Jim O'DohertyDecember 2, 2003 (2003-12-02)
2"Doctor? No!"Gary HalvorsonPeter Huyck & Alex GregoryDecember 2, 2003 (2003-12-02)
3"Christmas"TBATBADecember 4, 2003 (2003-12-04)
4"The Anniversary"TBATBADecember 9, 2003 (2003-12-09)
5"Stealing"TBATBADecember 16, 2003 (2003-12-16)
6"Coach Tracy"TBATBAJanuary 6, 2004 (2004-01-06)
7"Church"TBATBAJanuary 13, 2004 (2004-01-13)
8"The Value of Money"TBATBAJanuary 20, 2004 (2004-01-20)
9"Weird Science"TBATBAJanuary 27, 2004 (2004-01-27)
10"A Call to Duty"TBATBAJanuary 31, 2004 (2004-01-31)
11"Miracle Street"David SchwimmerSteve Joe & Greg SchafferFebruary 7, 2004 (2004-02-07)
12"Vacation"Andrew TsaoTom J. AstleFebruary 14, 2004 (2004-02-14)
13"Super Boy"Andrew TsaoAndy GlickmanFebruary 28, 2004 (2004-02-28)
14"Class Clown"Robert BerlingerSteve Joe & Greg SchafferMarch 6, 2004 (2004-03-06)
15"Career Day"TBATBAMarch 20, 2004 (2004-03-20)
16"The Sporting Life"TBATBAMarch 20, 2004 (2004-03-20)
17"Spoon Moves In"Keith TruesdellJudah Miller & Murray MillerUnaired
18"Haircut Night"TBATBAUnaired

Broadcast and syndication[edit]

In 2006, The Box Comedy aired the series, including the two unaired episodes. It disappeared when the channel was transformed to Comedy Central, until it was rerun in 2010. The show is currently aired by Comedy Central Family. On May 31, 2010, TV One aired the series in its entirety, including the two unaired episodes.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2004 BET Comedy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series John Witherspoon Nominated
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger Bobb'e J. Thompson Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fearn-Banks, Kathleen (2009). The A to Z of African-American Television p. 137. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-6348-4. 
  2. ^ Lowry, Brian (November 30, 2003). "The Tracy Morgan Show". Variety. Retrieved May 24, 2018. 
  3. ^ H, Tim (April 29, 2010). "Seven Questions: Bobb'e J. Thompson". LAist. Archived from the original on November 6, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2018. 

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