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Cursed (2000 TV series)

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Cursed, later renamed The Weber Show, is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from 2000–2001. It starred Steven Weber, Amy Pietz, Wendell Pierce, and Chris Elliott.

Cursed
Also known asThe Weber Show
Created byMitchel Katlin
Nat Bernstein
StarringSteven Weber
Chris Elliott
Wendell Pierce
Amy Pietz
Theme music composerBrad Segal
Nic Tenbroek
Opening theme"Miss Fortune", performed by Liz Phair
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes17
Production
Executive producer(s)Adam Chase
Ira Ungerleider
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Artists Television Group
NBC Studios
Captain Shadow And Steve
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseOctober 26, 2000 –
August 28, 2001

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OverviewEdit

The show is notable for having an abrupt title change in the middle of its first season. The initial premise was that its protagonist (Weber) had been cursed by an ex-girlfriend and thus constantly encountered bad luck. The show failed to find an audience, and so midway through the season the entire "bad luck" angle was abruptly dropped. The show was revamped as a more traditional sitcom and renamed The Weber Show. In spite of the change (or perhaps because of it), the show still struggled and was canceled at the end of the season, leaving a cliffhanger unresolved. The show's theme song was written and performed by Liz Phair.

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedNielsen ratings
First airedLast airedRankRatingTied with
117October 26, 2000 (2000-10-26)April 26, 2001 (2001-04-26)[a]229.7NYPD Blue
Touched by an Angel
  1. ^ Episodes 16 and 17 aired in August 2001.
No.Title [1][2]Directed by [2]Written byOriginal air dateProd.
code [2]
1"Pilot"James BurrowsMitchel Katlin & Nat BernsteinOctober 26, 2000 (2000-10-26)1000
A blind date puts a hex on Jack, who comes to believe that her spell may be working.
2"...And Then He Gave Her Some Old Linguine"Michael LembeckPhil Baker & Drew VaupenNovember 2, 2000 (2000-11-02)1003
Jack tries to win back Melissa.
3"...And Then She Gave Him The Bird"Michael LembeckEllen Byron & Lissa LapstromNovember 9, 2000 (2000-11-09)1004
Jack reveals a childhood accident that prompts Larry to void their friendship.
4"...And Then He Had to Give a Thumbs Up"Barnet KellmanMichael CurtisNovember 16, 2000 (2000-11-16)1005
Jack's injured thumb may hurt his chance at getting a promotion.
5"...And Then He Looked At Wendell's Thing"James WiddoesEllen Byron & Lissa LapstromDecember 7, 2000 (2000-12-07)1006
Jack jeopardizes his friendship with Wendell when he peeks at his job evaluation.
6"...And Then Larry Brought Charlton Heston Home"Andrew TsaoMark J. KunerthDecember 14, 2000 (2000-12-14)1007
Charlton Heston is admitted to hospital with amnesia following an accident. Jack meets Katie. [NOTE: This is the first episode with the new title.]
7"...And Then Wendell Wore Candy Stripes"Barnet KellmanPhil Baker & Drew VaupenJanuary 4, 2001 (2001-01-04)1008
Jack becomes jealous when his lesbian friend begins hanging out with his ex-girlfriend.
8"...And Then They Bought a Motorcycle with a Sidecar"
"And Then Larry Motorized the Side Car"
James WiddoesKevin RooneyJanuary 11, 2001 (2001-01-11)1009
Jack and Larry restore a vintage motorcycle that has a sidecar.
9"...And Then Jack Found Out"Barnet KellmanMichael CurtisJanuary 25, 2001 (2001-01-25)1010
Jack tries to woo his lesbian friend, Katie.
10"...And Then Jack Forgot His Dream"Dana DeVally PiazzaMichael CurtisMarch 15, 2001 (2001-03-15)1011
Jack urges Larry's brother (Anthony Edwards) to give up his pursuit of rock stardom.
11"...And Then They Tried To Make Some Rules"Gail MancusoGail Lerner & David WalpertMarch 22, 2001 (2001-03-22)1012
An ex-girlfriend (Lori Loughlin) contacts Jack 15 years after dumping him.
12"...And Then Sex Freaked Jack Out"Craig KnizekMark J. KunerthMarch 29, 2001 (2001-03-29)1014
Intimacy with Katie leads to feelings of inadequacy, prompting Jack to improve his sexual prowess.
13"...And Then Jack Became The Voice of the Cougars"Dana DeVally PiazzaMark J. KunerthApril 5, 2001 (2001-04-05)1013
Jack bribes a high-school principal to allow him to play announcer for a baseball game.
14"...And Then Jack Had Two Dates"Barnet KellmanLiz Astrof & Gail LernerApril 19, 2001 (2001-04-19)1015
Jack is torn between Larry and Katie when each makes demands on his time.
15"...And Then They Hoped For A Second Season"
"...And Then Things Changed"
Gail MancusoMark J. Kunerth & Peter TibbalsApril 26, 2001 (2001-04-26)1016
Jack must decide whether to commit to Katie after she is offered a job in New York.
16"Jumpin' Jack's Rash"
"...And Then He Got a Rash"
James BurrowsPhil Baker & Drew VaupenAugust 28, 2001 (2001-08-28)1001
When Jack gets a rash, he decides to visit a different doctor, instead of Larry.
17"Dog Eat Dog"James WiddoesNat Bernstein & Mitchel KatlinAugust 28, 2001 (2001-08-28)1002
Jack gets a dog to impress a woman.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ From the Writers Guild of America, West catalog: "Signatory Project Confirmation [search: "Weber Show"]". Writers Guild of America, West. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  2. ^ a b c From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Weber Show"]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-11-06.

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