The Round Table
GenreSoap opera
Directed byJeff Bleckner
Opening theme"Young Americans" sung by David Bowie
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7 (2 unaired)
Running time60 minutes
Production companySpelling Television
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 18 (1992-09-18) –
October 16, 1992 (1992-10-16)

The Round Table is an American prime-time soap opera television series that aired on NBC on Friday nights from September 18 to October 16, 1992.[1]


The series is set in Washington D.C. and focuses on the lives of a group of professionals in their mid-twenties, who frequent a bar called The Round Table. (In this way, it was reminiscent of the 1985 "brat pack" film St. Elmo's Fire.) It aired at 9pm Eastern on Friday nights, and although the competition was not particularly strong (mostly Dinosaurs on ABC and the final season of Designing Women on CBS, neither of which was in the Top 25 that year), The Round Table was cancelled after just five episodes, plus two that were produced but did not air. Many of the show's stars would later surface in other projects.

The series was produced by Aaron Spelling, who had another series that premiered that fall: Melrose Place, which was a hit and ran seven seasons.

The David Bowie tune "Young Americans" served as The Round Table's theme song.



Title Original air date
1"Yesterday We Were Playing Football"September 18, 1992 (1992-09-18)
2"Were You Scared?"September 25, 1992 (1992-09-25)
3"The Mirror Didn't Cover It All"October 2, 1992 (1992-10-02)
4"I Mean, What About Me?"October 9, 1992 (1992-10-09)
5"Don't Worry, Mom, Everything's Under Control"October 16, 1992 (1992-10-16)
6"Do Me!"N/A
7"Just Like I Remembered"N/A


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 1016. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.