Strange Luck is an American television series that aired on FOX, created by Karl Schaefer and starring D. B. Sweeney in the role of Chance Harper who constantly stumbles into unusual situations. The series aired on Fox from 1995 to 1996. A total of seventeen episodes were aired before the show was canceled due to low ratings. Reruns were shown briefly on the Sci Fi Channel in 1997.
|Created by||Karl Schaefer|
|Starring||D. B. Sweeney|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||17 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||MT2 Services|
New World Television
|Original release||September 15, 1995 –|
February 23, 1996
Chance Harper, a freelance photographer, is afflicted with a bizarre tendency to always be in the wrong place at the right time. As Chance himself says, "If I go to a restaurant, somebody chokes. If I walk into a bank, it gets robbed." Harper's strange luck began when, as a small child, he was the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed everyone else aboard, including his mother and sister.
D. B. Sweeney had been primarily a film actor before taking the role of Chance Harper, he did so because he had a series of unsuccessful low-budget films and decided to try his hand at television, and commented that "Fox has spent more time and money and effort promoting me and this show than all of my movies put together"
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Soul Survivor"||David Carson||Karl Schaefer||September 15, 1995|
|2||"Over Exposure"||David Jackson||John J. Sakmar & Kerry Lenhart||September 22, 1995|
|3||"Last Chance"||Ralph Hemecker||Michael Cassutt||September 29, 1995|
|4||"She Was"||Elodie Keene||Karl Schaefer||October 6, 1995|
|5||"Blind Man's Bluff"||John McPherson||Melinda M. Snodgrass||October 13, 1995|
|6||"Angie's Turn"||Greg Beeman||Cathryn Michon||October 20, 1995|
|7||"Hat Trick"||Martha Mitchell||Matt Dearborn||November 3, 1995|
|8||"The Liver Wild"||David Jackson||John J. Sakmar & Kerry Lenhart||November 10, 1995|
|9||"Walk Away"||James Whitmore Jr.||Page Turner||November 17, 1995|
|10||"The Box"||John T. Kretchmer||Michael Cassutt||December 1, 1995|
|11||"Brothers Grim"||Greg Beeman||John J. Sakmar & Kerry Lenhart||December 8, 1995|
|12||"Trial Period"||David Jackson||Matt Dearborn||December 15, 1995|
|13||"Healing Hands"||John T. Kretchmer||Scott Smith Miller||January 5, 1996|
|14||"Wrong Number"||Mark Sobel||Michael Cassutt||January 19, 1996|
|15||"In Sickness and in Wealth"||Scott Brazil||Babs Greyhosky||February 2, 1996|
|16||"Blinded by the Son"||Jim Charleston||Andy Hedden & Rob Hedden||February 9, 1996|
|17||"Struck by Lighting"||Brad Turner||Eric Overmyer||February 23, 1996|
|1996||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series||Andrew Spencer Dawson (supervising editor), Stacey Nakasone (dialogue editor), Rich Cusano (sound effects editor), Richard Webb (sound effects editor)
For episode "The Liver Wild".