Bonnie (TV series)
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Bonnie (originally titled The Bonnie Hunt Show) is an American CBS television comedy that aired from 1995 to 1996. Bonnie Hunt played Bonnie Kelly, a television reporter who moves from Wisconsin to take a job with a local TV station in Chicago. There she encounters an eclectic group of coworkers.
|Also known as||The Bonnie Hunt Show|
|Created by||Bonnie Hunt|
|Written by||Bonnie Hunt|
|Directed by||John Bowab|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (2 unaired)|
|Executive producer(s)||Bonnie Hunt|
|Production company(s)||Bob & Alice Productions|
Worldwide Pants Incorporated
|Original release||September 22, 1995 –|
April 7, 1996
|Related shows||The Building (1993)|
In addition to the stories surrounding her personal life and her life at the station, each episode showed one of Bonnie's television news features, where she would interview real people who were attending (or otherwise involved in) current real local events. These scenes were improvised.
The series premiered as The Bonnie Hunt Show in September of 1995, and aired under that title for the first 6 episodes before being put on hiatus in November. Upon returning to the air in March, the show was retitled Bonnie, and ran for an additional 5 episodes. A further two episodes were produced, but never broadcast.
As with Hunt's previous short-run 1993 sitcom The Building, The Bonnie Hunt Show had a theatrical sensibility wherein minor mistakes, accidents, and forgotten lines were often left in the aired episode. As well, cast members Hunt, Lake, Virtue and Wortell had all starred in The Building -- which like this show was set in Chicago, produced by David Letterman's Worldwide Pants production company, and directed by John Bowab. Hunt created the show with Rob Burnett, and wrote most of the episodes.
Hunt's next sitcom, Life With Bonnie, would also feature Hunt, Derwin and Wortell. Virtue had a recurring role in Life With Bonnie, but was not a regular. Don Lake would co-create that show with Hunt, and appear in a number of bit roles. John Bowab was also a frequent Life With Bonnie director.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"First Day"||TBA||Rob Burnett & Bonnie Hunt||September 22, 1995|
|2||"Another Day at the Office"||TBA||Bonnie Hunt||September 29, 1995|
|3||"The Phone Call"||TBA||Steve Faber & Bob Fisher||October 6, 1995|
|4||"True Lies"||TBA||Michael Short||October 13, 1995|
|5||"Better Offer"||John Bowab||Bonnie Hunt (as Alice Jatczak)||October 20, 1995|
|6||"Here's a Little Halloween Twist"||TBA||Elaine Arata||October 27, 1995|
|7||"Up All Night"||TBA||Bonnie Hunt & Elaine Arata & Steve Faber & Bob Fisher||March 10, 1996|
|8||"On the Streets Where You Live"||TBA||Bonnie Hunt||March 17, 1996|
|9||"Hair Today, Gone Merlot"||TBA||Bonnie Hunt||March 24, 1996|
|10||"To See or Not to See"||TBA||Elaine Arata||March 31, 1996|
|11||"Beginning of the Beginning"||TBA||Bonnie Hunt & Elaine Arata||April 7, 1996|
|12||"Queen of Hearts"||TBA||TBA||UNAIRED|
|13||"The Bermuda Triangle"||TBA||TBA||UNAIRED|