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The George Wendt Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from March 8 to April 12, 1995. Based on the public radio show Car Talk, the series was a star vehicle for George Wendt after co-starring in the NBC sitcom Cheers throughout its run.[1] However, the series was a ratings failure and was canceled after six episodes aired, out of the eight episodes produced.

The George Wendt Show
GenreSitcom
Created byLew Schneider
Peter Tolan
Written byMike Martineau
Gordon R. Mckee
Daphne Pollon
David Regal
Lew Schneider
Peter Tolan
Directed byRobby Benson
Rick Beren
Terry Hughes
StarringGeorge Wendt
Pat Finn
Brian Doyle-Murray
Kate Hodge
Mark Christopher Lawrence
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (2 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s)Dan O'Shannon
Peter Tolan
Producer(s)Donald Capen
Michael Petok
Lew Schneider
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)The Cloudland Company
Touchstone Television
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseMarch 8, –
April 12, 1995

Contents

PremiseEdit

The series revolved around George and Dan Coleman (George Wendt and Pat Finn), two wise cracking brothers who own a car garage in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to running the garage, they were also hosts of "Points and Plugs": a call-in radio show about car repair. However, the brothers would mostly get caught up in a number of crazy situations unrelated to cars. For instance, there was an episode focused on George having an itchy rash, a Halloween episode where George confronts the spirit of his Uncle Lou, and another having the brothers chaperone a high school prom.[1]

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Sweet Charity"TBATBAMarch 8, 1995 (1995-03-08)
2"A Need for Seed"TBATBAMarch 15, 1995 (1995-03-15)
3"Grave Concerns"TBATBAMarch 22, 1995 (1995-03-22)
4"Rash Behavior"TBATBAMarch 29, 1995 (1995-03-29)
5"Prom Night: The Return"TBATBAApril 5, 1995 (1995-04-05)
6"A River Runs Through His Head"TBATBAApril 12, 1995 (1995-04-12)
7"And Here's to You, Mrs. Robertson"TBATBAUNAIRED
8"My Brother the Albatross"TBATBAUNAIRED

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b The George Wendt Show Reviewed by Bruce Fretts, Apr 07, 1995 - Entertainment Weekly

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