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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
Created byNat Bernstein
Mitchel Katlin
StarringJohn Goodman
Jean Smart
Spencer Breslin
Olympia Dukakis
Composer(s)Rick Marotta
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes15 (5 unaired)
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Katlin/Bernstein Productions
The Tannenbaum Company
Warner Bros. Television
Original networkCBS
Original releaseOctober 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"Andy AckermanMitchel Katlin & Nat BernsteinOctober 27, 2004 (2004-10-27)
2"The Lake House"Terry HughesBruce RasmussenNovember 3, 2004 (2004-11-03)
3"Alarmed and Dangerous"Mark CendrowskiEric ZicklinNovember 10, 2004 (2004-11-10)
4"Good Parent, Bad Parent"Terry HughesBruce RasmussenNovember 24, 2004 (2004-11-24)
5"Art's Heart"Andy AckermanBrett Baer & Dave FinkelDecember 1, 2004 (2004-12-01)
6"And the Silver Metal Goes to..."Mark CendrowskiBruce Rasmussen & Eric ZicklinDecember 8, 2004 (2004-12-08)
7"Lily's Boyfriend"Mark CendrowskiAlan KirschenbaumDecember 15, 2004 (2004-12-15)
8"The Work of Art"Andy AckermanEric ZicklinJanuary 5, 2005 (2005-01-05)
9"If You Love Something Leave It Alone"Andy AckermanBruce RasmussenJanuary 12, 2005 (2005-01-12)
10"The New Neighbors"Terry HughesTeleplay by: Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore
Story by: Shira Zeltzer
January 19, 2005 (2005-01-19)
11"It's the Principal of the Thing"TBATBAUNAIRED
12"Oh, Brother, What the Hell Were You Thinking?"TBATBAUNAIRED
14"Marathon Woman"TBATBAUNAIRED
15"Independence Day"TBATBAUNAIRED


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