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Lenny (TV series)

Lenny is an American sitcom which aired on CBS from September 10, 1990, until March 9, 1991. The series, a starring vehicle conceived for comedian Lenny Clarke, was created by Don Reo and produced by Reo's Impact Zone Productions, Witt/Thomas Productions and Touchstone Television.

Created byDon Reo
Written byJudith D. Allison
Josh Goldstein
Brenda Hampton
William C. Kenny
David Landsberg
Jonathan Prince
Don Reo
Bill Richman
Racelle Rosett Schaefer
J.J. Wall
Directed byAndy Cadiff
Terry Hughes
StarringLenny Clarke
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes16 (1 unaired)
Executive producer(s)Don Reo
Tony Thomas
Paul Junger Witt
Producer(s)Judith D. Allison
Gil Junger
Bill Richman
Racelle Rosett Schaefer
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Impact Zone Productions
Witt/Thomas Productions
Touchstone Television
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 10, 1990 –
March 9, 1991


Lenny starred long-time Boston stand-up comedian Lenny Clarke as Lenny Callahan, a working-class Bostonian who held down two jobs, a daytime one as laborer for the local electric utility and an evening one as a doorman at a posh hotel. His wife, Shelley (Lee Garlington) was a full-time homemaker and the couple had three children (presumably the reason Lenny needed to keep two jobs). One of their daughters, Kelly, was played by Jenna von Oÿ. Daughter Tracy was played by Alexis Caldwell. Other characters included Lenny's brother Eddie (Peter Dobson), a get-rich-quick schemer, and their parents, Pat (Eugene Roche) and Mary (Alice Drummond).

Initially scheduled against two established programs, the Top 30 show The Wonder Years on ABC and the Top 20 hit Unsolved Mysteries on NBC, Lenny was a ratings failure and put on hiatus in October. It was brought back in a new time slot in December, but cancelled permanently in March 1991.


Episode listEdit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Lenny"Terry HughesDon ReoSeptember 10, 1990 (1990-09-10)
2"Three Men and Three Babies"Andy CadiffTBASeptember 19, 1990 (1990-09-19)
3"Opportunity Knocks Out"Andy CadiffTBASeptember 26, 1990 (1990-09-26)
4"The Loan Ranger"Andy CadiffTBAOctober 3, 1990 (1990-10-03)
5"Yes, Virginity, There is a God"Andy CadiffTBADecember 15, 1990 (1990-12-15)
6"Career Day"Andy CadiffTBADecember 22, 1990 (1990-12-22)
7"New York Stories"Andy CadiffDon ReoDecember 29, 1990 (1990-12-29)
8"My Boyfriend's Black and There Gonna Be Trouble"Andy CadiffTBAJanuary 5, 1991 (1991-01-05)
9"G.I. Joe"Andy CadiffTBAJanuary 12, 1991 (1991-01-12)
10"Lenny Get Your Gun"Andy CadiffTBAJanuary 26, 1991 (1991-01-26)
11"The Gas Man Cometh"Andy CadiffJosh Goldstein & Jonathan PrinceFebruary 2, 1991 (1991-02-02)
12"A Fine Romance"Andy CadiffBill RichmondFebruary 9, 1991 (1991-02-09)
13"Cold"TBATBAFebruary 16, 1991 (1991-02-16)
14"Family Matters"Andy CadiffDon ReoMarch 2, 1991 (1991-03-02)
15"It Ain't the Heat"Andy CadiffTBAMarch 9, 1991 (1991-03-09)
16"One of Our Hubbys is Missing"Andy CadiffTBAUNAIRED


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