The Tracy Morgan Show
The Tracy Morgan Show is an American sitcom television series created by David M. Israel and Jim O'Doherty, that aired on NBC from December 2, 2003 to March 20, 2004. The series stars Tracy Morgan and Tamala Jones. The show was canceled in its first season after 16 episodes (the other 2 were never aired).
|The Tracy Morgan Show|
|Created by||David M. Israel|
|Written by||Tom J. Astle|
|Directed by||Robert Berlinger|
Leonard R. Garner Jr.
Marc John Jefferies
Bobb'e J. Thompson
|Theme music composer||Heavy D|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||18 (2 unaired)|
|Executive producers||Dave Becky|
|Cinematography||Donald A. Morgan|
|Editors||Sean K. Lambert|
|Running time||24 minnutes|
|Production companies||Broadway Video|
|Distributor||NBCUniversal Television Distribution|
|Picture format||1080i (SDTV)|
|Original release||December 2, 2003 –|
March 20, 2004
Tracy Morgan portrays "Tracy Mitchell", who is the owner of an auto repair garage. He has a wife named Alicia (Tamala Jones), a teenaged son named Derrick (Marc John Jefferies) and a seven-year-old named Jimmy (Bobb'e J. Thompson) as well as Aunt Pearl (Esther Scott).
- Tracy Morgan – Tracy Mitchell
- Tamala Jones – Alicia Mitchell
- Marc John Jefferies – Derrick Mitchell
- Bobb'e J. Thompson – Jimmy Mitchell
- Katt Williams – Freddie
- John Witherspoon – Spoon
- Heavy D – Bernard
The series was created by David Israel and Jim O'Doherty, who also served as executive producers. Additional executive producers include Marcy Carsey, Caryn Mandabach, Lorne Michaels, David Miner, and Tom Werner.
Cast member Heavy D composed the series' music and theme song.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Pilot"||Gary Halvorson||David M. Israel & Jim O'Doherty||December 2, 2003|
|2||"Doctor? No!"||Gary Halvorson||Peter Huyck & Alex Gregory||December 2, 2003|
|3||"Christmas"||TBA||TBA||December 4, 2003|
|4||"The Anniversary"||TBA||TBA||December 9, 2003|
|5||"Stealing"||TBA||TBA||December 16, 2003|
|6||"Coach Tracy"||TBA||TBA||January 6, 2004|
|7||"Church"||TBA||TBA||January 13, 2004|
|8||"The Value of Money"||TBA||TBA||January 20, 2004|
|9||"Weird Science"||TBA||TBA||January 27, 2004|
|10||"A Call to Duty"||TBA||TBA||January 31, 2004|
|11||"Miracle Street"||David Schwimmer||Steve Joe & Greg Schaffer||February 7, 2004|
|12||"Vacation"||Andrew Tsao||Tom J. Astle||February 14, 2004|
|13||"Super Boy"||Andrew Tsao||Andy Glickman||February 28, 2004|
|14||"Class Clown"||Robert Berlinger||Steve Joe & Greg Schaffer||March 6, 2004|
|15||"Career Day"||TBA||TBA||March 20, 2004|
|16||"The Sporting Life"||TBA||TBA||March 20, 2004|
|17||"Spoon Moves In"||Keith Truesdell||Judah Miller & Murray Miller||Unaired|
In 2006, The Box Comedy aired the series, including the two unaired episodes. It disappeared when the channel was transformed to Comedy Central, until it was rerun in 2010. The show is currently aired by Comedy Central Family. On May 31, 2010, TV One aired the series in its entirety, including the two unaired episodes.
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2004||BET Comedy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||John Witherspoon||Nominated|
|2004||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger||Bobb'e J. Thompson||Nominated|
- Fearn-Banks, Kathleen (2009). The A to Z of African-American Television p. 137. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-6348-4.
- Lowry, Brian (November 30, 2003). "The Tracy Morgan Show". Variety. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
- H, Tim (April 29, 2010). "Seven Questions: Bobb'e J. Thompson". LAist. Archived from the original on November 6, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2018.