WIOU (TV series)

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Genre Drama
Created by John Eisendrath
Kathryn Pratt
Written by John Eisendrath
Kathryn Pratt
Directed by Donna Deitch
Jan Eliasberg
Arthur Allan Seidelman
Starring John Shea
Helen Shaver
Harris Yulin
Phil Morris
Joe Grifasi
Wallace Langham
Jayne Brook
Robin Gammell
Dick Van Patten
Kate McNeil
And Mariette Hartley
Composer(s) Gary Chang
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 14 (1 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Scott Brazil
Producer(s) Michelle Ashford
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) GTG Entertainment
Orion Television
Original network CBS
Original release October 24, 1990 – March 20, 1991
For the radio station in Kokomo, Indiana, see WIOU (AM).

WIOU is an American drama series, which aired on CBS from October 24, 1990 until March 20, 1991. The show is set in the news department of a fictional television station whose actual callsign is WNDY, but which is nicknamed WIOU by its staff because of the station's perennial financial struggles.

The show stars John Shea as news director Hank Zaret. The cast also includes Mariette Hartley as executive producer Liz McVay; Harris Yulin and Helen Shaver, as news anchors Neal Frazier and Kelby Robinson; Phil Morris, as aggressive reporter Eddie Bock; Jayne Brook, as reporter Ann Hudson; Kate McNeil, as reporter Taylor Young; Dick Van Patten, as aging weatherman Floyd Graham; and Wallace Langham, as news intern Willis Teitelbaum.

According to television researchers Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, 14 episodes were shot but only 13 aired.



Brooks, Tim and Marsh, Earle, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows

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