The Gregory Hines Show
GenreSitcom
Created byNat Bernstein
Mitchel Katlin
Written byElaine Aronson
Michael Carrington
Lance Crouther
Ron Darian
Sy Dukane
Michael Feldman
Elin Hampton
Ali LeRoi
Denise Moss
Alex Reid
Kriss Turner
Directed byBob Delegall
Andrew D. Weyman
StarringGregory Hines
Brandon Hammond
Wendell Pierce
Mark Tymchyshyn
Robin Riker
Bill Cobbs
Judith Shelton
Theme music composerRick Cutler
ComposerGregory Hines
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22 (7 unaired)
Production
Executive producersElaine Aronson
Nat Bernstein
Sy Dukane
Mitchel Katlin
Denise Moss
Fran Saperstein
ProducersMichael Carrington
Ron Darian
Al Lowenstein
Kriss Turner
Andrew D. Weyman
Running time26 minutes
Production companiesKatlin/Bernstein Productions
Darric Productions
CBS Productions
Columbia TriStar Television
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 15, 1997 (1997-09-15) –
February 27, 1998 (1998-02-27)

The Gregory Hines Show is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS. The series premiered on Monday, September 15, 1997 before airing on September 19, 1997 as a part of the network's Block Party Friday night lineup. It ended its run on February 27, 1998 with 15 episodes aired out of the 22 that were produced.

Background

The Gregory Hines Show was the only show on the Block Party lineup that was not produced by Warner Bros. Television or Miller-Boyett Productions. Compared to the Miller-Boyett series, The Gregory Hines Show was markedly more mature in its themes; Leslie Moonves, incoming head of CBS at the time, described the inclusion of the show in the block as an effort to target the whole family, and executives at Miller-Boyett were fully pleased to have the show in the block, as TGIF, the block for which they had previously produced shows for the ABC-TV network, was quickly shifting into a teen-oriented block that did not fit their style.[1]

Premise

The series starred Gregory Hines as Ben Stevenson, a publishing agent and widower raising 12-year-old son Matty (Brandon Hammond). A year and a half after his wife's death, Ben decides to resume his social life and begin dating again. He soon realizes that he has a lot to re-learn about women, just as his son is learning about them for the first time. Ben and Matty had previously had no trouble talking about anything, but now even the simplest conversation has become complicated, especially when the topic is the women in their lives. Now and then Ben receives advice from his brother Carl (Wendell Pierce), his father James (Bill Cobbs), as well as his co-worker Alex (Mark Tymchyshyn), Alex's ex-wife, Nicole (Robin Riker) and his assistant Angela (Judith Shelton).

Cast

Recurring

Episodes

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No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"Andrew D. WeymanMitchel Katlin & Nat BernsteinSeptember 15, 1997 (1997-09-15)
2"Basketball Jones"Andrew D. WeymanMichael FeldmanSeptember 19, 1997 (1997-09-19)
3"Flirting with Disaster"Andrew D. WeymanElaine AronsonSeptember 26, 1997 (1997-09-26)
4"Epilogue to a Kiss"Andrew D. WeymanKriss TurnerOctober 3, 1997 (1997-10-03)
5"Boys' Night In"Andrew D. WeymanAlan KirschenbaumOctober 10, 1997 (1997-10-10)
6"Catcher on the Train"TBATBAOctober 17, 1997 (1997-10-17)
7"Sofa, So Good"Andrew D. WeymanMichael CarringtonOctober 24, 1997 (1997-10-24)
8"Eight and a Half Months"TBATBAOctober 31, 1997 (1997-10-31)
9"The Man Called Uncle"TBATBANovember 14, 1997 (1997-11-14)
10"Three's Not Company"Andrew D. WeymanKriss TurnerDecember 15, 1997 (1997-12-15)
11"To Volunteer is Human"Bob DelegallMichael FeldmanJanuary 9, 1998 (1998-01-09)
12"Love Thy Neighbor"Andrew D. WeymanMichael CarringtonJanuary 16, 1998 (1998-01-16)
13"James Stevenson Stands Alone"TBATBAJanuary 23, 1998 (1998-01-23)
14"Carpe Diem"TBATBAJanuary 30, 1998 (1998-01-30)
15"Per Chance to Dance"TBATBAFebruary 27, 1998 (1998-02-27)
16"Wahunthra"TBATBAUNAIRED
17"Get Smarter"TBATBAUNAIRED
18"Anita the Hun"TBATBAUNAIRED
19"Sister-in-Law, Sister-in-Law"Andrew D. WeymanElaine AronsonUNAIRED
20"Mug the One You're With"Andrew D. WeymanSy Dukane & Denise MossUNAIRED
21"Ben-Her"Bob DelegallTeleplay by: Alex Reid
Story by: Elaine Aronson
UNAIRED
22"I'll See You All in Health"TBATBAUNAIRED

References

  1. ^ Hal Boedeker (July 18, 1997). "He's A Goober But CBS Has A Lot Riding On Urkel TV". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved October 18, 2012.