Time of Your Life (TV series)

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Time of Your Life
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Created by Christopher Keyser
Amy Lippman
Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Garner
Pauley Perrette
Gina Ravera
Johnathon Schaech
Diego Serrano
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 19 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Christopher Keyser
Amy Lippman
Mark B. Perry
Ken Topolsky
Producer(s) Darin Goldberg
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Paul Marks
Shelley Meals
Ellen S. Pressman
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production company(s) Keyser/Lipman Productions
Columbia TriStar Television
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Original network Fox
TBS (episodes 13–19)
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release

October 25, 1999 (1999-10-25) – June 21, 2000 (2000-06-21)

Episodes 13–19:
March 4 – April 8, 2006
Related shows Party of Five

Time of Your Life is an American television drama series starring Jennifer Love Hewitt that aired for one season on Fox. A spin-off of Party of Five, the series followed Sarah Reeves Merrin as she moved to New York City to learn more about her biological parents. Co-stars included Jennifer Garner, Pauley Perrette and Gina Ravera.

Time of Your Life debuted on Fox on October 25, 1999, but was later put on an indefinite hiatus that ended up lasting five months due to low ratings. The series returned to the network in June 2000 as a part of its summer schedule, but was soon officially cancelled. As a result, the series' final seven episodes remained unaired in the United States, but were later broadcast in several European countries. In 2006, nearly six years after the series was cancelled by Fox, TBS re-aired the remaining seven episodes in the United States from March 4 to April 8, 2006.


The series centers on the new life of Hewitt's character Sarah Reeves Merrin as she moves to New York City to learn more about her biological mother's life there before she bore Sarah, while also searching for her biological father. Along the way, Sarah moves into her mother's old apartment and makes a new group of friends. Her first friend is her new roommate Romy Sullivan (Jennifer Garner), a struggling actress.


Debut and cancellation[edit]

Time of Your Life first aired on October 25, 1999; it was canceled in the middle of its first season (following a five-month hiatus), on June 21, 2000. Despite Hewitt's popularity at the time, the show was not well received and had poor ratings.[1] The original pilot for the show was completely re-shot and largely rewritten before Fox would air it.[2]

Fox tried to save the show by putting it on a hiatus that lasted five months.[3] Fox promoted the return of the show in June 2000 as part of its "Summer of Love," a reference to Hewitt's name.[4] However, despite the promotion, ratings for the series' return episode remained low, and it was immediately canceled, with seven episodes remaining unaired in the United States; they were later broadcast in several European countries.

After Fox cancelled the series, TBS finally aired the seven remaining episodes, also known as "Time of Your Life: The Final Seven", from March 4, 2006 to April 8, 2006.[citation needed]


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "The Time She Came to New York" Michael Engler Amy Lippman & Christopher Keyser October 25, 1999 (1999-10-25)
2 "The Time Sarah Got Her Shih-Tzu Together" Ellen S. Pressman Mark B. Perry November 1, 1999 (1999-11-01)
3 "The Time They Threw That Party" Ellen S. Pressman Mark B. Perry November 8, 1999 (1999-11-08)
4 "The Time She Got Mobbed" Michael Engler Ivan Menchell November 15, 1999 (1999-11-15)
5 "The Time They All Came Over for Thanksgiving" Ellen S. Pressman Amy Lippman & Christopher Keyser November 22, 1999 (1999-11-22)
6 "The Time the Truth Was Told" Michael Engler Mark B. Perry November 29, 1999 (1999-11-29)
7 "The Time They Had Not" Steven Robman Shelley Meals & Darin Goldberg December 13, 1999 (1999-12-13)
8 "The Time the Millennium Approached" Robert Berlinger Richard Greenberg December 20, 1999 (1999-12-20)
9 "The Time They Decide to Date" Ken Topolsky Amy Lippman & Christopher Keyser January 10, 2000 (2000-01-10)
10 "The Time She Turned 21" Daniel Attias Mark B. Perry January 24, 2000 (2000-01-24)
11 "The Time They Got E-Rotic" Michael Engler Krista Vernoff June 14, 2000 (2000-06-14)
12 "The Time Everything Changed" Ellen S. Pressman Amy Lippman & Christopher Keyser June 21, 2000 (2000-06-21)
13 "The Time They Were Scared of the City" Aaron Lipstadt Allison Robinson March 4, 2006 (2006-03-04) (TBS)
14 "The Time They Cheated" Michael Engler Mark B. Perry March 4, 2006 (2006-03-04) (TBS)
15 "The Time She Made a Temporary Decision" Miguel Arteta Amy Lippman & Christopher Keyser March 11, 2006 (2006-03-11) (TBS)
16 "The Time They Found a Solution" Ellen S. Pressman Ivan Menchell & Allison Robinson March 18, 2006 (2006-03-18) (TBS)
17 "The Time They Got Busy" Daniel Attias Darin Goldberg & Krista Vernoff March 25, 2006 (2006-03-25) (TBS)
18 "The Time They Broke the Law" Michael Engler Mark B. Perry April 1, 2006 (2006-04-01) (TBS)
19 "The Time He Saved the Day" Ellen S. Pressman Amy Lippman & Christopher Keyser April 8, 2006 (2006-04-08) (TBS)


  1. ^ Poniewozik, James. "Time of Your Life", Time, 24 October 1999.
  2. ^ "Love Bites: The unstoppable Jennifer Love Hewitt has the time of her life; viewers don't" at the Wayback Machine (archived November 23, 2007), City Pages, November 10, 1999. (archived page, accessed 12 August 2009)
  3. ^ Josh Wolk (25 January 2000). "Short 'Time'". Entertainment Weekly Online. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  4. ^ Reynolds, Mike. "Summer's Programming Gambits", Cable World, 15 May 2000.

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