| 6.7/10 |
4 July 1995
| Carmen Finestra
Diane Venora (replaced Huffman)
Robin Riker (replaced Venora)
Haley Joel Osment
American Broadcasting Company
Matt Williams, David McFadzean, Carmen Finestra
Haley Joel Osment, Ed Asner, Andrew Keegan, Lindsay Felton, Jim Beaver
Thunder Alley is an American sitcom which aired from March 9, 1994 to July 4, 1995 on ABC.
Thunder Alley Wikipedia
The show stars Edward Asner as retired race-car driver Gil Jones. The unaired original pilot episode featured Felicity Huffman in the role of Bobbi Turner, Gil's daughter. When ABC picked up the series, Huffman was replaced with actress Diane Venora. The pilot was reshot and Venora played the role for eight episodes before she was replaced by Robin Riker, who played the role for the remainder of the series. The series also starred future Academy Award-nominee Haley Joel Osment.
The story involved Bobbi returning after a divorce to live with her father. In tow were her three children: Claudine (Kelly Vint); Jenny (Lindsay Felton); and Harry (Haley Joel Osment). The new family quintet lived in Gil's home above Thunder Alley, the specialty racing garage Gil operated. Rounding out the cast was Gil's dim-witted mechanic sidekick, Leland DuParte (Jim Beaver). In the show's second season, Andrew Keegan joined the cast as Jack Kelly, a local boy who helped around the garage.