Monty (TV series)

Monty is an American sitcom that aired on Fox from January 11 to February 15, 1994.[1] The series starred Henry Winkler as Monty Richardson, a loud, obnoxious conservative TV commentator. Richardson had also written a best-selling book titled I'm Right. I'm Right. I'm Right. Shut Up.[2] The series also starred Tom McGowan as his executive producer and David Schwimmer as his left-leaning son. Monty hoped to capitalize on the same family dynamic that made the television show All in the Family a success in the 1970s. However, the show was canceled after six episodes.

Monty
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GenreSitcom
Created byMarc Lawrence
Written byJane Espenson
Katie Ford
Marc D. Lawrence
Frank Lombardi
Carolyn Lucas
Dana Reston
Directed byRobby Benson
James Burrows
Matthew Diamond
Gene Reynolds
StarringHenry Winkler
David Schwimmer
Composer(s)Dan Foliart
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (7 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s)Marc D. Lawrence
Henry Winkler
Producer(s)Ana Krewson
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Fair Dinkum Productions
Reserve Room Productions
Touchstone Television
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseJanuary 11, 1994 –
February 15, 1994

ReceptionEdit

The series was carried on NBC's development slate in 1993 before Fox began airing the show in 1994. Variety stated that while the show was cliched, it had funny moments and that lead actor Henry Winkler did "just fine".[3]

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Here Comes the Son"James BurrowsMarc LawrenceJanuary 11, 1994 (1994-01-11)
2"The Son Also Rises"Robby BensonFrank Lombardi & Dana RestonJanuary 18, 1994 (1994-01-18)
3"East Side Story"TBATBAJanuary 25, 1994 (1994-01-25)
4"Two Cold Feet"TBATBAFebruary 1, 1994 (1994-02-01)
5"Baby Talk"TBATBAFebruary 8, 1994 (1994-02-08)
6"The Principal's Interest"Gene ReynoldsJane EspensonFebruary 15, 1994 (1994-02-15)
7"Wild, Wild Willy and His O.K. Corral aka There Goes the Glaad Award"TBATBAUNAIRED
8"My Dad Could Beat Up Your Dad"TBATBAUNAIRED
9"Eggheads"TBATBAUNAIRED
10"The Brother of the Bride"TBATBAUNAIRED
11"Those Who Can't Teach, Teach Gym At David's School"TBATBAUNAIRED
12"Death in Plainview"TBATBAUNAIRED
13"Pilot"TBATBAUNAIRED

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cotter, Bill (1997). The Wonderful World of Disney Television. Hyperion Books. pp. 450–452. ISBN 0-7868-6359-5.
  2. ^ Tim Brooks; Earle Marsh (2003). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (Eighth ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 797. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
  3. ^ Variety (January 11, 1994).[full citation needed]

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