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Center of the Universe (TV series)

Center of the Universe is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from October 27, 2004 until January 19, 2005.[1] The show was cancelled after 10 episodes aired. It was set in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Center of the Universe
Genre Comedy
Created by Nat Bernstein
Mitchel Katlin
Starring John Goodman
Jean Smart
Spencer Breslin
Olympia Dukakis
Composer(s) Rick Marotta
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 15 (5 unaired)
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Katlin/Bernstein Productions
The Tannenbaum Company
Warner Bros. Television
Original network CBS
Original release October 27, 2004 (2004-10-27) – January 19, 2005 (2005-01-19)

John Goodman starred as John Barnett, a good-natured and successful operator of a security company. Spencer Breslin plays his nutty, nerdy 12-year-old son.[2][3] The series involved the dependency of his entire family (except his wife, but including his parents) on John for everything—money, jobs, housing, and personal guidance in every decision.

Tagline: "The world doesn't revolve around John...but his family does."

A total of 15 episodes were produced.




No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Pilot" TBA TBA October 27, 2004 (2004-10-27)
2 "The Lake House" TBA TBA November 3, 2004 (2004-11-03)
3 "Alarmed and Dangerous" TBA TBA November 10, 2004 (2004-11-10)
4 "Good Parent, Bad Parent" TBA TBA November 24, 2004 (2004-11-24)
5 "Art's Heart" TBA TBA December 1, 2004 (2004-12-01)
6 "And the Silver Metal Goes to..." TBA TBA December 8, 2004 (2004-12-08)
7 "Lily's Boyfriend" TBA TBA December 15, 2004 (2004-12-15)
8 "The Work of Art" TBA TBA January 5, 2005 (2005-01-05)
9 "If You Love Something Leave It Alone" TBA TBA January 12, 2005 (2005-01-12)
10 "The New Neighbors" TBA TBA January 19, 2005 (2005-01-19)
11 "It's the Principal of the Thing" TBA TBA UNAIRED
12 "Oh, Brother, What the Hell Were You Thinking?" TBA TBA UNAIRED
13 "The Break-In" TBA TBA UNAIRED
14 "Marathon Woman" TBA TBA UNAIRED
15 "Independence Day" TBA TBA UNAIRED


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