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Created by  Peter Tolan
Program creator  Peter Tolan
5.4/10 TV

Genre  Sitcom
Final episode date  12 June 2002
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Also known as  ''My Adventures in Television''
Written by  David J. Baldy Jenji Kohan Lesly Liberman Daphne Pollon Peter Tolan Mike Martineau
Directed by  Robert Berlinger Peter Tolan Ted Wass
Starring  Ivan Sergei Melinda McGraw Ed Begley, Jr. James Michael McCauley John Cleese
Network  American Broadcasting Company
Cast  Ivan Sergei, Melinda McGraw, Ed Begley Jr, Sherri Shepherd, John Cleese

Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (later retitled My Adventures in Television) is an American sitcom which aired on ABC in 2002. The series was created by Peter Tolan.

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Plot

Idealistic television executive David Weiss joins struggling TV network IBS, only to discover it is a place of backstabbing, constant competition, and a fair bit of bad programming. His colleagues include: Mike McClaren, an exec who will do anything to get ahead in the business, including hiding his own homosexuality; Lindsay Urich, an air-head who gets by on her looks; Joanne Walker, who exists as the token black person at the network; and head of programming Paul Weffler, who has an ability to get things done but is so clueless that often it is by accident. Overseeing them all is the president of the network, Red Lansing, whose orders – no matter how far-fetched – are always right.

The series didn't shy away from surprising storylines. Episode one featured David sleeping with Lori Loughlin which caused a scandal at the network; episode three – "Death Be Not Pre-Empted" – featured the team going after ratings by airing the execution of a serial killer, and episode six revolved around David's attempt to please all sorts of minority groups without displeasing others.

Cast

  • Ivan Sergei as David Weiss
  • Melinda McGraw as Lindsay Urich
  • Ed Begley, Jr. as Paul Weffler
  • Sherri Shepherd as Joanne Walker
  • James Michael McCauley as Mike McClaren
  • John Cleese as Red Lansing
  • Production

    The series was a mid-season replacement, premiering on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at (of course) 9:30 pm, 8:30 Central Time. Series creator Peter Tolan had earlier written The Larry Sanders Show, Ellen and Murphy Brown. The series was able to attract big-name guest stars, such as Lori Loughlin, John Ritter, Garry Shandling and Lisa Rinna, who all appeared as themselves in the first few episodes. However, low ratings caused ABC to put the series on hiatus after just two episodes, and ultimately cancel it.

    Three more episodes aired after May sweeps were over (with the show having been renamed as My Adventures in Television). The remaining seven episodes were never aired.

    References

    Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) Wikipedia


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