Players (1997 TV series)

Players is an American crime drama television series that aired on NBC from October 17, 1997 to April 17, 1998. Co-created by Dick Wolf and Shaun Cassidy, the series starred Ice-T, Costas Mandylor, Frank John Hughes, and Mia Korf. It was produced by Wolf Films in association with NBC and Universal Television. Players was cancelled after 18 episodes. Mia Korf stated that the show was unable to secure a permanent season due to programming restriction in place for the then-forthcoming 1998 Winter Olympics.[1]

Players
GenreCrime drama
Created byReggie Rock Bythewood
Shaun Cassidy
Dick Wolf
Written byRandy Anderson
Stan Berkowitz
Alan Cross
Gerry Conway
Ron Lux
Alfonso H. Moreno
Clyde Phillips
Tom Spezialy
Ethlie Ann Vare
Ed Zuckerman
StarringIce-T
Costas Mandylor
Frank John Hughes
Mia Korf
Theme music composerMike Post
ComposersBen Decter
Kevin J. Edelman
Dennis McCarthy
Mike Post
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes18
Production
Executive producersClyde Phillips
Michael Vittes
Dick Wolf
Ed Zuckerman
ProducersRandy Anderson
Stan Berkowitz
Arthur W. Forney
Peter R. McIntosh
Patrick McKee
Robert Rabinowitz
CinematographyVictor Hammer
Running time60 mins.
Production companiesWolf Films
NBC Studios
Universal Television
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseOctober 17, 1997 (1997-10-17) –
April 17, 1998 (1998-04-17)

SynopsisEdit

The series follows three young ex-cons who, as a part of a new FBI program, are commissioned to track down criminals.

CastEdit

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SyndicationEdit

In 2008, the series began airing on the Sleuth network.[2]

EpisodesEdit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Con Job"Donald PetrieShaun Cassidy (teleplay), Reggie Rock Bythewood & Ice-T & Dick Wolf and Shaun Cassidy (story)October 17, 1997 (1997-10-17)
2"Con Law"Jace AlexanderStory by : Ed Zuckerman & Ron Lux
Teleplay by : Ron Lux
October 24, 1997 (1997-10-24)
3"In Concert"TBATBAOctober 31, 1997 (1997-10-31)
4"Con Artist"TBATBANovember 7, 1997 (1997-11-07)
5"Contact Sport"TBATBANovember 14, 1997 (1997-11-14)
6"Con Amore"TBATBANovember 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
7"Rashocon"TBATBADecember 5, 1997 (1997-12-05)
8"Three of a Con"TBATBADecember 12, 1997 (1997-12-12)
9"Mint Condition"TBATBAJanuary 2, 1998 (1998-01-02)
10"Confidence Man"TBATBAJanuary 9, 1998 (1998-01-09)
11"Contraband"TBATBAJanuary 16, 1998 (1998-01-16)
12"Continental"TBATBAMarch 6, 1998 (1998-03-06)
13"Wrath of Con"TBATBAMarch 13, 1998 (1998-03-13)
14"Constrained"TBATBAMarch 20, 1998 (1998-03-20)
15"Conspiracy"TBATBAMarch 27, 1998 (1998-03-27)
16"Contamination"TBATBAApril 3, 1998 (1998-04-03)
17"Conundrum"TBATBAApril 10, 1998 (1998-04-10)
18"Con Vivants"TBATBAApril 17, 1998 (1998-04-17)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsOdVA3E-As - January 13, 1998 broadcast of Loveline with Mia Korf
  2. ^ "Sleuth: Series". sleuthchannel.com. Retrieved 2008-10-19.

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