Hyperion Bay is an American drama series that ran for one season on The WB Television Network from September 21, 1998 to March 8, 1999 for only 17 episodes and one season. The series was partially filmed in Humboldt County, California, in the cities of Trinidad, Eureka, and Ferndale.
|Created by||Joseph Dougherty|
|Written by||Joseph Dougherty
|Directed by||Joseph Dougherty
Ellen S. Pressman
Michael Ray Rhodes
|Theme music composer||Richie Sambora
|Opening theme||"Hard Times Come Easy" performed by Richie Sambora|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||17|
|Executive producer(s)||Joseph Dougherty
Lindsley Parsons III
|Running time||45–48 minutes|
|Production company(s)||South Productions
Warner Bros. Television
|Original network||The WB|
|Original release||September 21, 1998– March 8, 1999|
The series centers around Dennis Sweeny (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) who, after a successful career in the software business, returns home to open a local division for the company he works for. The series follows the drama when the new meets the old in the little coastal town of Hyperion Bay, California.
According to series writer and co-producer Jeffrey Stepakoff, early into Hyperion Bay's run the network told producers to make the show more hip and with a quicker pace. When series producer and creator Joseph Dougherty refused, he was fired by Warner Bros, and former Melrose Place producer Frank South was brought in to retool the series. Carmen Electra was added to the cast as Sarah Hicks, a character modeled after Heather Locklear's character, Amanda Woodward, on Melrose Place.
The changes did not improve ratings and The WB canceled Hyperion Bay in February 1999, with the last episodes airing in March 1999.
The series premiered on September 21, 1998 and ended on March 8, 1999 with a total of 17 episodes.
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Pilot"||September 21, 1998|
|2||"The Cookie Crumbles"||September 28, 1998|
|3||"Static"||October 5, 1998|
|4||"Family Business"||October 12, 1998|
|5||"Temptation and Responsibility"||October 19, 1998|
|6||"Some Common Words and Phrases"||October 26, 1998|
|7||"Save the Last Dance for Me"||November 2, 1998|
|8||"House Guests and Fish"||November 16, 1998|
|9||"The Rope"||November 23, 1998|
|10||"Young and on Fire"||January 25, 1999|
|11||"Truth or Consequences"||January 27, 1999|
|12||"The Takeover"||February 1, 1999|
|13||"Strange Days"||February 8, 1999|
|14||"Valentine's Bay"||February 15, 1999|
|15||"With Friends Like These..."||February 22, 1999|
|16||"A Matter of Trust"||March 1, 1999|
|17||"The Weight of the World"||March 8, 1999|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1999||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Guest Starring Young Actress||Olivia Marsico||Nominated|
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- Stepakoff, Jeffrey (2007). Billion-Dollar Kiss: The Kiss That Saved Dawson's Creek and Other Adventures in TV Writing. Gotham. p. 202. ISBN 1-59240-295-X.
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