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The Heights was an American musical drama series that aired Thursday at 9:00 pm on the Fox network from August to November 1992.

The Heights
GenreMusical drama
Created byEric Roth
Tony Spiridakis
Written byJim Kramer
Paris Qualles
Tony Spiridakis
Directed bySandy Smolan
StarringJamie Walters
Camille Saviola
Alex Désert
Charlotte Ross
Zachary Throne
Theme music composerBarry Coffing
Steve Tyrell
Stephanie Tyrell
Opening theme"How Do You Talk to an Angel" performed by The Heights
Composer(s)Shawn David Thompson, Zachary Throne, Jamie Walters
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (1 unaired)
Executive producer(s)Tony Spiridakis
Producer(s)Aaron Spelling
E. Duke Vincent
Editor(s)Michael B. Hoggan
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time45–48 minutes
Production company(s)Spelling Television
Original networkFox
Original releaseAugust 27 (1992-08-27) –
November 26, 1992 (1992-11-26)


The Heights centered on a fictional band (also called The Heights) made up of mostly working-class young adults. Episodes regularly featured one of their songs.

The eventual theme song for the show, "How Do You Talk to an Angel" (sung by cast member Jamie Walters), went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was the first song from a television show to top the Hot 100 since 1985, as well as the first song by a fictional band to top the Hot 100 since 1969. The Heights premiered on August 27, 1992, to low ratings, and never gained a substantial audience. Fox canceled the series less than a week after the theme song fell from the number one spot.[1]



No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Talk to an Angel"August 27, 1992 (1992-08-27)
2"Children of the Night"September 3, 1992 (1992-09-03)
3"Decisions"September 10, 1992 (1992-09-10)
4"Natalie"September 17, 1992 (1992-09-17)
5"Shooting Stars"September 24, 1992 (1992-09-24)
6"Flashback"October 1, 1992 (1992-10-01)
7"So Hot"October 22, 1992 (1992-10-22)
8"On the Road"October 29, 1992 (1992-10-29)
9"The Big Day"November 5, 1992 (1992-11-05)
10"Honeymoon"November 12, 1992 (1992-11-12)
11"Strains"November 19, 1992 (1992-11-19)
12"Nightmares"November 26, 1992 (1992-11-26)
13"The Big Chance"Unaired

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
1993 BMI Film & TV Awards Special Recognition Barry Coffing, Stephanie Tyrell, and Steve Tyrell
For the song "How Do You Talk to an Angel"
1993 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics Barry Coffing, Stephanie Tyrell, and Steve Tyrell
For the song "How Do You Talk to an Angel"

See alsoEdit

  • Catwalk, a 1992–94 TV series about a fictional band, with several of the same songwriters as The Heights.
  • The Monkees, a 1966–68 comedy television series about a band who achieved huge success in real life.
  • California Dreams, a 1992-96 Saturday morning series about a fictional band which also had music by Steve Tyrell and which used The Heights theme co-writer Barry Coffing and cast member Zachary Thorne as singing voices for two of the characters.


  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book Of Number 1 Hits (5 ed.). Billboard Books. p. 812. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6.

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