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Kirk is an American family sitcom that aired on The WB from August 23, 1995 to January 12, 1997. The series was created by Ross Brown, and produced by Bickley-Warren Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Kirk was the follow-up starring vehicle for Kirk Cameron after his seven-year role as Mike Seaver on the popular ABC sitcom Growing Pains.

Kirk
GenreFamily sitcom
Created byRoss Brown
Directed byScott Baio
William Bickley
Richard Correll
James Hampton
Steve Muscarella
Joel Zwick
StarringKirk Cameron
Chelsea Noble
Will Estes
Louis Vanaria
Taylor Fry
Courtland Mead
Debra Mooney
Theme music composerSteven Chesne
Gary Boren
Composer(s)Gary Boren
Steven Chesne
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes32 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)William Bickley
Michael Warren
Charlotte Brown
Ross Brown
Susan Fales-Hill
Producer(s)Brenda Hanes-Berg
Karen K. Miller
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Bickley-Warren Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Release
Original networkThe WB
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseAugust 23, 1995 (1995-08-23) –
January 12, 1997 (1997-01-12)

SynopsisEdit

The show revolves around Kirk Hartman (Cameron), an aspiring illustrator and recent college graduate living in Greenwich Village. After his aunt decides to move to Florida to get married, Kirk is left in charge of his younger brothers and sister. It also stars Chelsea Noble, Will Estes, Courtland Mead, Louis Vanaria, and Debra Mooney.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Kirk was one of only two series produced by Bickley-Warren Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions that was not produced by Miller-Boyett Productions (the other being Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, which William Bickley and Michael Warren served as showrunners/executive producers during that series' final three seasons).

During the development stage, the series originally went under the working title Life Happens,[1] and was originally conceived as a series for ABC (who had broadcast other series produced by Bickley and Warren, and their production partners Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett) before the network's decision to move away from family sitcoms, just prior to the network's 1995 purchase by The Walt Disney Company.[2]

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (1995–96)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Welcome to New York"William BickleyRoss BrownAugust 23, 1995 (1995-08-23)
22"S'Wonderbra"William BickleyDavid Simon & Leslie RayAugust 30, 1995 (1995-08-30)
33"Night at the Movies"William BickleyNancy SteenSeptember 24, 1995 (1995-09-24)
44"Love! Valor! Deception!"Rich CorrellDavid Steven CohenOctober 1, 1995 (1995-10-01)
55"Magno Man vs. Capt. Chunks"Rich CorrellMatthew Berry & Eric AbramsOctober 1, 1995 (1995-10-01)
66"Smart and Smarter"William BickleyEllen GuylasOctober 8, 1995 (1995-10-08)
77"The Crush"William BickleyScott Spencer GordenOctober 15, 1995 (1995-10-15)
88"Helloween"Rich CorrellLisa A. BannickOctober 29, 1995 (1995-10-29)
99"Educating Kirk"William BickleyDavid CohenNovember 5, 1995 (1995-11-05)
1010"Kirk Unplugged"Rich CorrellMatthew Berry & Eric AbramsNovember 12, 1995 (1995-11-12)
1111"A Kiss is Just a Kiss"Rich CorrellScott Spencer GordenNovember 19, 1995 (1995-11-19)
1212"The Christmas Show"Rich CorrellDavid Simon & Leslie RayDecember 10, 1995 (1995-12-10)
1313"The Spare"William BickleyLiz SageJanuary 7, 1996 (1996-01-07)
1414"The Love Letter"William BickleyNancy SteenJanuary 14, 1996 (1996-01-14)
1515"Double Date"Steve MuscarellaBob UnderwoodFebruary 4, 1996 (1996-02-04)
1616"Stuck On You"William BickleyRon BurlaFebruary 11, 1996 (1996-02-11)
1717"The Odd Couple"James HamptonGail HonigbergFebruary 18, 1996 (1996-02-18)
1818"Hey, Hey We're the Hartmans"Rich CorrellRon BurlaFebruary 25, 1996 (1996-02-25)
1919"Baby, You Can Drive My Car"Rich CorrellNancy SteenApril 28, 1996 (1996-04-28)
2020"Operation Kirk"William BickleyDavid Simon & Leslie RayMay 5, 1996 (1996-05-05)
2121"The Beach House"William BickleyWilliam Bickley & Michael WarrenMay 12, 1996 (1996-05-12)

Season 2 (1996–97)Edit

No.TitleOriginal air date
22"For Whom The Wedding Bells Toll (Part 1)"September 8, 1996 (1996-09-08)
23"For Whom The Wedding Bells Toll (Part 2)"September 8, 1996 (1996-09-08)
24"Yours, Mine and Ours"September 15, 1996 (1996-09-15)
25"She Stoops to Conquer!"September 22, 1996 (1996-09-22)
26"Strangers in the Night"September 29, 1996 (1996-09-29)
27"Hire Learning"October 6, 1996 (1996-10-06)
28"Something's Got to Give"October 13, 1996 (1996-10-13)
29"Balducci Blues"October 20, 1996 (1996-10-20)
30"Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave (Part 1)"November 3, 1996 (1996-11-03)
31"Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave (Part 2)"November 10, 1996 (1996-11-10)
32"Witness for the Persecution"January 12, 1997 (1997-01-12)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
1996 Young Artist Awards Best Performance by an Actor Under Ten – Television Courtland Mead Nominated
Best Performance by a Young Actor – TV Comedy Series Will Estes Nominated

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