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Jack & Jill (TV series)

Jack & Jill is an American comedy-drama television series created and produced by Randi Mayem Singer. It ran from September 26, 1999 to April 15, 2001 on the WB Network. The series stars Ivan Sergei, Amanda Peet, Sarah Paulson, Jaime Pressly, Justin Kirk, and Simon Rex.[1]

Jack & Jill
GenreComedy-drama
Created byRandi Mayem Singer
Starring
Opening theme"Truth About Romeo" performed by Pancho's Lament
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes32
Production
Executive producer(s)Mark Canton and Randi Mayem Singer
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkThe WB
Picture formatNTSC (480i), 16:9
Original releaseSeptember 26, 1999 (1999-09-26) –
April 15, 2001 (2001-04-15)
External links
Website

PremiseEdit

David Jillefsky and Jacqueline Barrett become romantically involved, but face obstacles in their relationships with their friends.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The main characters were David Jillefsky (Ivan Sergei) and Jacqueline Barrett (Amanda Peet, replacing Amelia Heinle after the pilot). The two become romantically involved just as they both face major obstacles in their relationships with their friends. The show's theme song was "Truth About Romeo" written by Pancho's Lament, the stage name of songwriter Jeff Cohen. It was performed by Pancho's Lament during the first season and by David Crosby and Beth Hart in the second season.

Due to the average ratings of the first season, the second season was only 13 episodes long and was aired as a midseason show. The final episode detailed the problems during preparations for the couple's wedding. Jacqueline discovered she was pregnant, but before she could tell David, he decided that their relationship was moving too fast and he wanted to call the wedding off and move things slower. Despite the rallying of fans, the series was not renewed for a third season, so the series ended in a cliffhanger.

Co-stars Amanda Peet and Sarah Paulson would later reunite for the NBC series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, which debuted in 2006.

EpisodesEdit

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
119September 26, 1999 (1999-09-26)March 19, 2000 (2000-03-19)
213January 10, 2001 (2001-01-10)April 11, 2001 (2001-04-11)

Season 1 (1999–2000)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [2]Directed by [3]Written byOriginal air dateProd.
code [3]
11"Pilot" [or "Jack & Jill"]
"These Are the Days"[citation needed]
James FrawleyRandi Mayem SingerSeptember 26, 1999 (1999-09-26)225701
22"The Awful Truth"Stephen CraggRandi Mayem SingerOctober 3, 1999 (1999-10-03)225702
33"Moving On"Kristoffer TaboriSandy IsaacOctober 10, 1999 (1999-10-10)225703
44"Welcome to the Working Week"Stephen CraggEd RedlichOctober 17, 1999 (1999-10-17)225704
55"Not Just a River in Egypt"Dennie GordonRina Mimoun & Randi Mayem SingerOctober 24, 1999 (1999-10-24)225705
66"She Ain't Heavy"John WhitesellBecky Hartman Edwards & Tim Davis & Peter SaisselinNovember 7, 1999 (1999-11-07)225706
77"Fear and Loathing in Gotham"Bruce Seth GreenRemi AubuchonNovember 14, 1999 (1999-11-14)225707
88"Men Will Be Boys"Bethany RooneySandy IssacNovember 21, 1999 (1999-11-21)225708
99"Pseudos, Sex and Sidebars"David PetrarcaRandi Mayem SingerDecember 19, 1999 (1999-12-19)225709
1010"To Be Perfectly Honest"Sandy SmolanRina MimounJanuary 9, 2000 (2000-01-09)225710
1111"Bad Timing and Dirty Laundry"Mel DamskiRandi Mayem SingerJanuary 16, 2000 (2000-01-16)225711
1212"When You Wish Upon a Car"Patrick NorrisDavid T. LevinsonJanuary 23, 2000 (2000-01-23)225712
1313"Animal Planet, Part 1"Dennie GordonPeter Saisselin & Tim DavisFebruary 6, 2000 (2000-02-06)225713
1414"Animal Planet, Part 2"Mel DamskiBecky Hartman EdwardsFebruary 13, 2000 (2000-02-13)225714
1515"The !@#$%^& Future"Dennie GordonRina MimounFebruary 20, 2000 (2000-02-20)225715
1616"Under Pressure"Michael KatlemanRandi Mayem Singer & Rina MimounFebruary 27, 2000 (2000-02-27)225716
1717"Lovers and Other Strangers"David PetrarcaRemi AubuchonMarch 5, 2000 (2000-03-05)225717
1818"A Key Exchange"Mike PavoneRina MimounMarch 12, 2000 (2000-03-12)225718
1919"Starstuck"Alan MyersonBecky Hartman Edwards
& Sandy Isaac
March 19, 2000 (2000-03-19)225719

Season 2 (2001)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
201"What Weddings Do to People"Mike PavoneRandi Mayem SingerJanuary 10, 2001 (2001-01-10)226751
212"Seriously, All Coma Proposals Aside..."David PetrarcaRina MimounJanuary 17, 2001 (2001-01-17)226752
223"Caution: Parents Crossing"David PetrarcaTim Davis and Peter SaisselinJanuary 24, 2001 (2001-01-24)226754
234"California Dreamin'"Mel DamskiBecky Hartman EdwardsJanuary 31, 2001 (2001-01-31)226753
245"Chivas and Lies"Michael KatlemanTom SpezialyFebruary 7, 2001 (2001-02-07)226755
256"Pressure Points"Randall MillerRina MimounFebruary 14, 2001 (2001-02-14)226756
267"Crazy Like a Fox, Hungry Like the Wolf..."Michael KatlemanRandi Mayem Singer and Rina MimounFebruary 28, 2001 (2001-02-28)226757
278"The Big Bounce"Lev L. SpiroNick HardingMarch 7, 2001 (2001-03-07)226758
289"Becky Hartman Edwards"Adam NimoyNick HardingMarch 14, 2001 (2001-03-14)226759
2910"Battle of the Bahamas"Keith SamplesKevin MurphyMarch 21, 2001 (2001-03-21)226760
3011"Bag Full of Love"Mel DamskiTom SpezialyMarch 28, 2001 (2001-03-28)226761
3112"...And Nothing but the Truth" [Part 1]Mike PavoneTim Davis and Peter SiasselinApril 4, 2001 (2001-04-04)226762
3213"...And Jack & Jill Came Down the Hill" [Part 2]Mike PavoneRina MimounApril 11, 2001 (2001-04-11)226763

ReceptionEdit

The series was nominated for a best casting award in 2000 by the Casting Society of America for Best Casting for TV, Dramatic Pilot.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lee, Linda (September 3, 2000). "A NIGHT OUT WITH: Amanda Peet; Whipped Into Spotlight". The New York Times.
  2. ^ From the Writers Guild of America, West catalog: "Signatory Project Confirmation [search: "Jack & Jill"]". Writers Guild of America, West. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  3. ^ a b From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Jack & Jill : no."]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2019-06-16.

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