The Watcher
GenreAnthology drama
Created byChristopher Crowe
Written by
  • Harry Cason
  • Christopher Crowe
  • Andrew Mirisch
  • Robert Morgan Fisher
  • Dan Peterson
Directed by
Narrated bySir Mix-a-Lot
ComposerJoel Goldsmith
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
ProducerLindsley Parsons III
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseJanuary 17 (1995-01-17) –
June 7, 1995 (1995-06-07)

The Watcher is an American anthology drama series created by Christopher Crowe that premiered on UPN[1] on January 17, 1995 and ended on June 7, 1995, during the network's inaugural season. The series aired Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m Eastern time.


Set in Las Vegas, the series stars rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot as "The Watcher", an omniscient narrator who watches the activities of others all throughout the city of Las Vegas via all the monitors in his suite at the Riviera Hotel which are filming live from the hidden cameras all throughout the city.[2][3] The Watcher also starred Bobbie Phillips as Lori Danforth, a limo driver.[4]

The Watcher was one of five series that aired on UPN during its first year, joining other drama series Star Trek: Voyager and Marker and the sitcoms Pig Sty and Platypus Man. Like the latter three series, it was canceled following its one and only season.

Guest stars

Guest stars include comedian and Howard Stern Show regular Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling, Max Wright, and comedians Gilbert Gottfried and D.L. Hughley, as well as the band Cheap Trick.


Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 Pilot January 17, 1995
1-2 "Resurrection/Niles and Bob/Harry Stenz" January 24, 1995
1-3 "Heartburned" January 31, 1995
1-4 "A Change of Heart" February 7, 1995
1-5 "Till There was You" February 14, 1995
1-6 "No Hope for the Dead" February 21, 1995
1-7 "Passion Plays" February 28, 1995
1-8 "The Human Condition: The Blood of Our Children; Rita; The Comic" March 14, 1995
1-9 "Missing Persons" March 21, 1995
1-10 "Reversal of Fortune: The Last Act/Lucky Charm/Handle with Care" April 4, 1995
1-11 "Second Chances: Last Time Around/Jack Flash/Hit Man" April 11, 1995
1-12 "Apocalypse Now: Masters & Cherie/It Cuts Like a Knife/The Bet" June 7, 1995
1-13 "Sudden Death: Dancing Bear/Life Lessons/The Stranger" June 7, 1995


  1. ^ Duffy, Mike (January 17, 1995). "UPN's 'The Watcher' has a Vegas viewpoint". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 28 May 2022.
  2. ^ McNeil, Alex. (1996). Total Television: The Comprehensive Guide to Programming from 1948 to the Present. Penguin Books. p. 897. ISBN 978-0140249163
  3. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle. (1999). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. p. 1097. ISBN 978-0345429230
  4. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 1488. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.