WIOU (TV series)

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WIOU
Genre Drama
Created by John Eisendrath
Kathryn Pratt
Written by John Eisendrath
Kathryn Pratt
Directed by Donna Deitch
Jan Eliasberg
Arthur Allan Seidelman
Starring
Composer(s) Gary Chang
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 14 (1 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s) Scott Brazil
Producer(s) Michelle Ashford
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) GTG Entertainment
Orion Television
Release
Original network CBS
Original release October 24, 1990 – March 20, 1991

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.[1]

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

Summary[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title [2] Directed by [2] Original air date Prod.
code [2]
1 "Pilot" Claudia Weill October 24, 1990 (1990-10-24) 748-0000
2 "Appearances" Mark Tinker October 31, 1990 (1990-10-31) 748-0101
3 "The Inquisition" Arthur Seidelman November 7, 1990 (1990-11-07) 748-0102
4 "Do the Wrong Thing" Mark Tinker November 14, 1990 (1990-11-14) 748-0103
5 "One Point, No Light" Scott Brazil December 5, 1990 (1990-12-05) 748-0104
6 "They Shoot Sources, Don't They?" Ben Bolt December 12, 1990 (1990-12-12) 748-0105
7 "Diamond Dogs" Jan Eliasberg December 19, 1990 (1990-12-19) 748-0106
8 "Mother Nature's Son" Donna Deitch December 26, 1990 (1990-12-26) 748-0107
9 "Ode to Sizzling Sal" David Carson January 2, 1991 (1991-01-02) 748-0108
10 "Labored Relations" Bethany Rooney Hillshafer January 9, 1991 (1991-01-09) 748-0109
11 "Without Prejudice"
"Bleeds, It Leads"
Ben Bolt March 4, 1991 (1991-03-04) 748-0110
12 "Pair o' Guys Lost" TBA March 13, 1991 (1991-03-13) TBA
13 "Three Women and a Baby" TBA March 20, 1991 (1991-03-20) TBA
14 "One Flew Over the Anchor Desk" Fred Gerber Unaired 748-0113

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tim Brooks; Earle Marsh (2003). "WIOU (Drama)". The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present (8th ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 1273. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0. 
  2. ^ a b c From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "WIOU"]".". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-06-19. 

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