WIOU (TV series)
|Created by||John Eisendrath
|Written by||John Eisendrath
|Directed by||Donna Deitch
Arthur Allan Seidelman
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||14 (1 unaired)|
|Executive producer(s)||Scott Brazil|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||GTG Entertainment
|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.
According to television researchers Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, 14 episodes were produced but only 13 aired.
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.
- John Shea as Hank Zaret
- Helen Shaver as Kelby Robinson
- Harris Yulin as Neal Frazier
- Dick Van Patten as Floyd Graham
- Mariette Hartley as Liz McVay
- Kate McNeil as Taylor Young
- Phil Morris as Eddie Brock
- Wallace Langham as Willis Teitelbaum
- Jayne Brook as Ann Hudson
- Joe Grifasi as Tony Pro
- Robin Gammell as Kevin Doherty
|No.||Title ||Directed by ||Original air date||Prod.
|1||"Pilot"||Claudia Weill||October 24, 1990||748-0000|
|2||"Appearances"||Mark Tinker||October 31, 1990||748-0101|
|3||"The Inquisition"||Arthur Seidelman||November 7, 1990||748-0102|
|4||"Do the Wrong Thing"||Mark Tinker||November 14, 1990||748-0103|
|5||"One Point, No Light"||Scott Brazil||December 5, 1990||748-0104|
|6||"They Shoot Sources, Don't They?"||Ben Bolt||December 12, 1990||748-0105|
|7||"Diamond Dogs"||Jan Eliasberg||December 19, 1990||748-0106|
|8||"Mother Nature's Son"||Donna Deitch||December 26, 1990||748-0107|
|9||"Ode to Sizzling Sal"||David Carson||January 2, 1991||748-0108|
|10||"Labored Relations"||Bethany Rooney Hillshafer||January 9, 1991||748-0109|
"Bleeds, It Leads"
|Ben Bolt||March 4, 1991||748-0110|
|12||"Pair o' Guys Lost"||TBA||March 13, 1991||TBA|
|13||"Three Women and a Baby"||TBA||March 20, 1991||TBA|
|14||"One Flew Over the Anchor Desk"||Fred Gerber||Unaired||748-0113|
- 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.
- 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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