Down the Shore

Down the Shore is an American sitcom television series created by Alan Kirschenbaum, which aired on Fox from June 21, 1992 to May 27, 1993.

Down the Shore
Created byAlan Kirschenbaum
Written byOliver Goldstick
Eileen Heisler
DeAnn Heline
Larry Kase
Alan Kirschenbaum
Victor Levin
Joel Ronkin
Philip Rosenthal
Michael Rowe
Directed byZane Buzby
Matthew Diamond
Alan Kirschenbaum
Paul Miller
Terri Minsky
Peter Noah
Rob Schiller
John Sgueglia
StarringLouis Mandylor
Cathryn de Prume
Anna Gunn
Tom McGowan
Lew Schneider
Nancy Sorel
Pamela Adlon
Opening theme"I Don't Wanna Go Home" written by Steven Van Zandt and performed by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Composer(s)Rick Marotta
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes29 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Alan Kirschenbaum
Erwin Stoff
Producer(s)Shannon Gaughan
Olivia Goldstick
Teresa O'Neill
Philip Rosenthal
Andrew Selig
Michael Stokes
CinematographyDaniel Flannery
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Caravan Entertainment
3 Arts Entertainment
HBO Independent Productions
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkFox
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseJune 21, 1992 (1992-06-21) –
May 27, 1993 (1993-05-27)


The series revolves around three childhood friends, Aldo, Zack, and Eddie. In hopes of meeting women at the Jersey Shore over the summer, they decided to get a beach house in Belmar, New Jersey. To cover expenses, they share the beach house with three female co-workers, Donna, Miranda, and Arden. At the start of the second season, Miranda was written out of the series by having a job that was too demanding, and the new female occupant of the beach house was a woman named Sammy, whom Aldo once had a fling with.

Although the show was largely comedic in nature, it did have one notable episode where Aldo, a noted Lothario, had been briefly hospitalized and was awaiting the result of an AIDS test. This made all the renters of the beach home, while supportive of Aldo awaiting the results, mull over the fact that casual sex can come with an expensive price.

The show ran for 29 episodes over two seasons. The first episode aired Sunday at 9:30 pm and the rest of the first season aired at 10:00 pm. The second season aired Sunday at 10:30 pm for the first two episodes and Thursday at 9:30 pm for the remaining episodes.



Season 1 (1992)Edit

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Independence Day"TBATBAJune 21, 1992 (1992-06-21)
22"Waiting for Aldo"TBATBAJune 28, 1992 (1992-06-28)
33"Hitting Mrs. Krell"TBATBAJuly 5, 1992 (1992-07-05)
44"Eddie's Date"TBATBAJuly 12, 1992 (1992-07-12)
55"Schwing Time"John SguegliaOliver Goldstick & Philip RosenthalJuly 19, 1992 (1992-07-19)
66"A Tale of Two Houses"TBATBAJuly 26, 1992 (1992-07-26)
77"The Glassman Cometh"TBATBAAugust 2, 1992 (1992-08-02)
88"A House Divided"TBATBAAugust 9, 1992 (1992-08-09)
99"A Blast from the Past"TBATBAAugust 16, 1992 (1992-08-16)
1010"And Justice for All"Peter NoahShannon GaughanAugust 23, 1992 (1992-08-23)
1111"Atlantic City"TBATBAAugust 23, 1992 (1992-08-23)

Season 2 (1992–93)Edit

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
121"Turn of the Screw"TBATBASeptember 13, 1992 (1992-09-13)
132"My Left Feet"TBATBASeptember 20, 1992 (1992-09-20)
143"No Hard Feelings"TBATBADecember 3, 1992 (1992-12-03)
154"Hey Sis, You Up?"Peter NoahVictor LevinDecember 10, 1992 (1992-12-10)
165"If I Only Had a Brain"TBATBADecember 17, 1992 (1992-12-17)
176"A Married Man"TBATBAJanuary 7, 1993 (1993-01-07)
187"Hazel's of Belmar"TBATBAJanuary 14, 1993 (1993-01-14)
198"Fast Friends"TBATBAJanuary 21, 1993 (1993-01-21)
209"Test of Strength"TBATBAJanuary 28, 1993 (1993-01-28)
2110"Computer Date"Paul MillerTeresa O'Neill & Alan KirschenbaumFebruary 18, 1993 (1993-02-18)
2211"Crowded House"TBATBAMarch 4, 1993 (1993-03-04)
2312"The Last Temptation of Eddie: Part 1"TBATBAMarch 11, 1993 (1993-03-11)
2413"The Last Temptation of Eddie: Part 2"TBATBAMarch 18, 1993 (1993-03-18)
2514"Life's a Drag"TBATBAApril 1, 1993 (1993-04-01)
2615"Brilliant Disguise"TBATBAApril 8, 1993 (1993-04-08)
2716"Jail Bait"TBATBAApril 15, 1993 (1993-04-15)
2815"One Smart Kalatchkie"TBATBAApril 22, 1993 (1993-04-22)
2916"Swept Away in Belmar Bay"TBATBAMay 27, 1993 (1993-05-27)

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