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.[1] 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
GenreSitcom
Created byDavid M. Israel
Jim O'Doherty
Written byTom J. Astle
Anthony Carter
Andy Glickman
Peter Huyck
David Israel
Steve Joe
Bob Kushell
Sally Lapiduss
Bernadette Luckett
Tracy Morgan
Judah Miller
Murray Miller
Jim O'Doherty
Greg Schaffer
Directed byRobert Berlinger
Sheldon Epps
Leonard R. Garner Jr.
Gary Halvorson
Gail Mancuso
John Putch
David Schwimmer
Keith Truesdell
Andrew Tsao
StarringTracy Morgan
Tamala Jones
Marc John Jefferies
Bobb'e J. Thompson
Theme music composerHeavy D
ComposerHeavy D
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes18 (2 unaired)
Production
Executive producersDave Becky
Marcy Carsey
David Israel
Caryn Mandabach
Lorne Michaels
David Miner
Jim O'Doherty
Tom Werner
ProducersSteve Joe
Bernadette Luckett
Tracy Morgan
Greg Schaffer
Shawn Wilt
CinematographyDonald A. Morgan
John Simmons
EditorsSean K. Lambert
Michael Karlich
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time24 minnutes
Production companiesBroadway Video
Carsey-Werner-Mandabach Productions
NBC Studios
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture format1080i (SDTV)
Original releaseDecember 2, 2003 (2003-12-02) –
March 20, 2004 (2004-03-20)

SynopsisEdit

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).

CastEdit

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SupportingEdit

ProductionEdit

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.[2]

Cast member Heavy D composed the series' music and theme song.

Bobb'e J. Thompson would go on to play a Tracy Morgan character's son a second time in the hit series 30 Rock.[3]

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"Gary HalvorsonDavid M. Israel & Jim O'DohertyDecember 2, 2003 (2003-12-02)
2"Doctor? No!"Gary HalvorsonPeter Huyck & Alex GregoryDecember 2, 2003 (2003-12-02)
3"Christmas"TBATBADecember 4, 2003 (2003-12-04)
4"The Anniversary"TBATBADecember 9, 2003 (2003-12-09)
5"Stealing"TBATBADecember 16, 2003 (2003-12-16)
6"Coach Tracy"TBATBAJanuary 6, 2004 (2004-01-06)
7"Church"TBATBAJanuary 13, 2004 (2004-01-13)
8"The Value of Money"TBATBAJanuary 20, 2004 (2004-01-20)
9"Weird Science"TBATBAJanuary 27, 2004 (2004-01-27)
10"A Call to Duty"TBATBAJanuary 31, 2004 (2004-01-31)
11"Miracle Street"David SchwimmerSteve Joe & Greg SchafferFebruary 7, 2004 (2004-02-07)
12"Vacation"Andrew TsaoTom J. AstleFebruary 14, 2004 (2004-02-14)
13"Super Boy"Andrew TsaoAndy GlickmanFebruary 28, 2004 (2004-02-28)
14"Class Clown"Robert BerlingerSteve Joe & Greg SchafferMarch 6, 2004 (2004-03-06)
15"Career Day"TBATBAMarch 20, 2004 (2004-03-20)
16"The Sporting Life"TBATBAMarch 20, 2004 (2004-03-20)
17"Spoon Moves In"Keith TruesdellJudah Miller & Murray MillerUnaired
18"Haircut Night"TBATBAUnaired

Broadcast and syndicationEdit

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

Year Award Category Recipient Result
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fearn-Banks, Kathleen (2009). The A to Z of African-American Television p. 137. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-6348-4.
  2. ^ Lowry, Brian (November 30, 2003). "The Tracy Morgan Show". Variety. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  3. ^ H, Tim (April 29, 2010). "Seven Questions: Bobb'e J. Thompson". LAist. Archived from the original on November 6, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2018.

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