|Created by||Eric Roth|
|Theme music composer||Barry Coffing|
|Opening theme||"How Do You Talk to an Angel" performed by the Heights|
|Composers||Shawn David Thompson, Zachary Throne, Jamie Walters|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (1 unaired)|
|Executive producer||Tony Spiridakis|
E. Duke Vincent
|Editor||Michael B. Hoggan|
|Running time||45–48 minutes|
|Production company||Spelling Television|
|Original release||August 27 –|
November 26, 1992
The Heights is an American musical drama series that aired Thursday at 9:00 pm on Fox from August 27 to November 26, 1992.
The Heights centered on a fictional band (also called the Heights) made up of mostly working-class young adults. Episodes regularly featured one of their songs.
The eventual theme song for the show, "How Do You Talk to an Angel" (sung by cast member Jamie Walters), went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was the first song from a television show to top the Hot 100 since 1985, as well as the first song by a fictional band to top the Hot 100 since 1969. The Heights premiered on August 27, 1992, to low ratings, and never gained a substantial audience. Fox canceled the series less than a week after the theme song fell from the number one spot.
Within the context of the show, the band "The Heights" was a septet; cast members marked † were members of the band.
On the soundtrack album, session musicians played most of the backing tracks, although the cast sang their own vocals. On the single "How Do You Talk To An Angel", the instrumentation was entirely performed by session musicians, while the vocals were entirely performed by all seven "Heights" members (with Jamie Walters on lead). However, some of the actors were actually also musicians, and on a few album tracks, Jamie Walters played guitars; Zachary Throne played guitars, keyboards, and bass; Cheryl Pollak played saxophone; and Ken Garito played drums, percussion and guitar
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Talk to an Angel"||Donald Petrie||Tony Spiridakis||August 27, 1992|
|2||"A Star Ain't Nothing But a Ball of Gas"||Sandy Smolan||Tony Spiridakis||September 3, 1992|
|3||"Evil Ways"||John Nicolella||Matt Dearborn||September 10, 1992|
|4||"On the Nickel"||Donald Petrie||Tony Spiridakis||September 17, 1992|
|5||"Reunion"||John Nicolella||Paris Qualles||September 24, 1992|
|6||"Fear of Heights"||Unknown||James Kramer||October 1, 1992|
|7||"No Place Like Home"||James Hayman||James Kramer & Matt Dearborn||October 22, 1992|
|8||"Splendor in the Past"||Jefferson Kibbee||Story by : Janna King|
Teleplay by : Tony Spiridakis
|October 29, 1992|
|9||"What Does it Take"||Jefferson Kibbee||Tony Spiridakis||November 5, 1992|
|10||"Independence Day"||Steven Robman||Paris Qualles||November 12, 1992|
|11||"The Wanderer"||Jefferson Kibbee||Tony Spiridakis & Matt Dearborn||November 19, 1992|
|12||"Things That Go Bump in the Night"||John Nicolella||Story by : James Kramer|
Teleplay by : James Kramer & Paris Qualles
|November 26, 1992|
|13||"The Transformation"||Steven Robman||Story by : Matt Dearborn|
Teleplay by : Tony Spiridakis & Matt Dearborn
|1993||BMI Film & TV Awards||Special Recognition||Barry Coffing, Stephanie Tyrell, and Steve Tyrell
For the song "How Do You Talk to an Angel"
|1993||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics||Nominated|