The Heights
GenreMusical drama
Created byEric Roth
Tony Spiridakis
StarringJamie Walters
Camille Saviola
Alex Désert
Charlotte Ross
Zachary Throne
Theme music composerBarry Coffing
Steve Tyrell
Stephanie Tyrell
Opening theme"How Do You Talk to an Angel" performed by The Heights
ComposersShawn David Thompson, Zachary Throne, Jamie Walters
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (1 unaired)
Production
Executive producerTony Spiridakis
ProducersAaron Spelling
E. Duke Vincent
EditorMichael B. Hoggan
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time45–48 minutes
Production companySpelling Television
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseAugust 27 (1992-08-27) –
November 26, 1992 (1992-11-26)

The Heights is an American musical drama series that aired Thursday at 9:00 pm on the Fox network from August to November 1992.

Synopsis

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.[1]

Cast

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Talk to an Angel"Donald PetrieTony SpiridakisAugust 27, 1992 (1992-08-27)
2"A Star Ain't Nothing But a Ball of Gas"Sandy SmolanTony SpiridakisSeptember 3, 1992 (1992-09-03)
3"Evil Ways"John NicolellaMatt DearbornSeptember 10, 1992 (1992-09-10)
4"On the Nickel"Donald PetrieTony SpiridakisSeptember 17, 1992 (1992-09-17)
5"Reunion"John NicolellaParis QuallesSeptember 24, 1992 (1992-09-24)
6"Fear of Heights"TBAJames KramerOctober 1, 1992 (1992-10-01)
7"No Place Like Home"James HaymanJames Kramer & Matt DearbornOctober 22, 1992 (1992-10-22)
8"Splendor in the Past"Jefferson KibbeeStory by : Janna King
Teleplay by : Tony Spiridakis
October 29, 1992 (1992-10-29)
9"What Does it Take"Jefferson KibbeeTony SpiridakisNovember 5, 1992 (1992-11-05)
10"Independence Day"Steven RobmanParis QuallesNovember 12, 1992 (1992-11-12)
11"The Wanderer"Jefferson KibbeeTony Spiridakis & Matt DearbornNovember 19, 1992 (1992-11-19)
12"Things That Go Bump in the Night"John NicolellaStory by : James Kramer
Teleplay by : James Kramer & Paris Qualles
November 26, 1992 (1992-11-26)
13"The Transformation"Steven RobmanStory by : Matt Dearborn
Teleplay by : Tony Spiridakis & Matt Dearborn
Unaired

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
1993 BMI Film & TV Awards Special Recognition Barry Coffing, Stephanie Tyrell, and Steve Tyrell
For the song "How Do You Talk to an Angel"
Won
1993 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics Barry Coffing, Stephanie Tyrell, and Steve Tyrell
For the song "How Do You Talk to an Angel"
Nominated

See also

References

  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book Of Number 1 Hits (5 ed.). Billboard Books. p. 812. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6.