1998/99 – ER was #1 on NBC Thursday.
Note: Any BOLD shows were cancelled in 1998 season; Smart Guy was cancelled
in the third season.
America’s Funniest Home Videos celebrated ten years on ABC.
Hard Copy celebrated ten years in syndication; their last.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 celebrated ten years on cable.
The Simpsons celebrated ten years on FOX
The George Michael Sports Machine celebrated fifteen years on TV.
Jeopardy celebrated fifteen years in syndication.
Larry King Live celebrated fifteen years on CNN.
Showbiz Today celebrated fifteen years on CNN.
Supermarket Sweep celebrated ten years on TV.
The Tonight Show celebrated forty–five years on NBC.
Biggest New Hit: Jessie was #5 on NBC Thursday; tied with last season’s biggest new hit, Veronica’s Closet.
This top 20 hit sitcom didn’t have a long life; it lasted for two longest years of my life! Christine Applegate is best
known for Married With Children as Kelly Bundy for eleven years.
Payne was based on the popular John Cleese classic series, Fawlty Towers. This was CBS' second attempt. The first one was
the failed 1983 Bea Arthur sitcom, Amanda's.
Whose Line Is It Anyway was based on Whose Line Is It Anyway; the British version was on for ten years, 1988-1998. Ryan
Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady, Greg Proops and Brad Sherwood sometimes appeared on the British version.
Gene Siskel took a lead of absence from the series; he had a brain tumor. Siskel & Ebert continued on with guest critics
in Siskel's absence. He unexpectedly died from complications of the surgery on February 20, 1999. His last movie he viewed
was the 1999 Sarah Michelle Geller movie, Simply Irresistible.
Suddenly Susan's David Strickland committed suicide in a hotel room in Las Vegas on March 22, 1999.
Japanese Ties: The Big Moment was based on The Happy Family Plan Show.
Movies 2 TV:
The Crow: Stairway To Heaven was based on the 1994 Brandon Lee movie, The Crow. Brandon was accidentally killed during
the production of the movie on March 31, 1993.
The Net was based on the 1995 Sandra Bullock movie.
Total Recall 2070 was based on the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger/Sharon Stone movie, Total Recall.
Flipper to Flipper: The New Adventures.
The Late Late Show With Tom Synder to The Late Late Show With Craig Killborn in March 1999.
Siskel & Ebert to Roger Ebert & The Movies. Roger continued to use guest critics till a replacement come aboard.
Ricky Schroder returned to TV after an eleven-year absence. He was previously on the 1980’s show, Silver Spoons.
He joined NYPB Blue to replace Jimmy Smits; Ricky did a wonderful job on NYPD Blue. He’s also well known for Lonesome
Dove in 1989 and the 1993 sequel. His first starring role was the 1979 movie, The Champ. Another well-known child actor, Mark-Paul
Gosselaar, Saved By The Bell, replaced Ricky in 2001 on NYPD Blue.
Lorenzo Lamas returned in a failed series, Air America, after a one-year absence. He was previously on Renegade and the
short-lived cartoon, Invasion America on WB.
Flipper returned to PAX after a year absence. He was previously in syndication for two years.
Nickelodeon revived Are You Afraid Of The Dark for two more seasons in February 1999. It was on for seven seasons. Daniel
De Santo returned as Tucker, the new leader for The Midnight Society. Tucker is the brother of Gary, the original Midnighter.
Love Connection returned to syndication after a three–year absence. This time, it only lasted for one season.
Crusade from Babylon 5.
Highlander: The Raven from The Highlander.
60 Minutes II from 60 Minutes. Dan Rather (CBS Evening News) was one of the correspondents.
Sons Of Thunder from Walker, Texas Ranger. Trent Malloy and Carlos Sandova formed a fledging detective agency, Thunder
For Your Love went from NBC to WB.
Supermarket Sweep went from Lifetime to PAX.
Ellen opened the door for gay leading roles on network TV; Here comes Will & Grace, one of the most beloved comedies.
This show doesn’t have one, but two lead roles in Will & Jack. Will, the gay lawyer, lived with his ex girlfriend,
Grace. Karen works for Grace and, Jack, he’s anything but boring. Jack and Karen steal the show. Let the gay old times
8 tracks. Disco music. Bell-bottoms. Pong. Lava lamps. Pet rock. Star Wars. Welcome to That 70’s Show. You want to
groove with them and be a part of “the circle.” The year begun in 1976. For the next eight years, they were stuck
in the 70’s till the last episode, where they party one last time on New Year’s Eve 1979.
Oh, Boy! I can't wait for The Big Moment. I could win $25,000. Wow! The money was very exciting. Man, I really need the
money. I would do anything to get that kind of money. I got bills to pay, food to buy and, most of all, reunite with my long
lost family! But, first, I need my chance for The Big Moment. Then again, I could humiliate on national TV. What to do? What
Craig Kilborn left The Daily Show to replace Tom Synder on The Late Late Show. John Stewart replaced Craig Kilborn on The
Daily Show. Craig's first episode was on March 29, 1999.
Joey Travolta, Don Swayze and Frank Stallone are the real brothers of John Travolta, Patrick Swayze and Sylvester Stallone.
They played themselves on Movie Stars.
Power Play was a Canadian series. UPN picked it up after the first Canadian season. It was cancelled after two episodes.
1998/99 Fall Season
One Season (1998/99)
Charmed – 1998–2006, WB, fantasy, Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano
Felicity – 1998–2002, WB, drama, Keri Russell, Scott Foley
The King Of Queen – 1998–present, CBS, comedy, Kevin James, Leah Remini
The Hughleys – 1998–2000, ABC; 2000–2002, UPN, comedy, D.L. Hughley
Martial Law – 1998–2000, ABC, police comedy/drama, Sammo Hung
Seven Days – 1998–2001, UPN, sci-fi, Jonathan LaPaglia
7th Heaven Beginnings reruns – 1998–2000, WB, drama, Stephen Collins
Sports Night – 1998–2000, ABC, comedy, Felicity Huffman, Robert Guillaume
That 70’s Show – 1998–2006, FOX, comedy, Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher
Will & Grace – 1998–2006, NBC, comedy, Eric McCormick, Debbie Messing
Cancelled TV Series
The Army Show – WB, comedy, David Anthony Higgins
The Brian Benben Show – CBS, comedy, Brian Benben
Brother’s Keeper – ABC, comedy, William Ragsdale
Buddy Faco – CBS, detective, Dennis Farina, Charles Robinson
Conrad Bloom – NBC, comedy, Mark Feuerstein, Linda Lavin
Costello – FOX, comedy, 4 episodes, Sue Costello
Cupid – ABC, fantasy, Jeremy Piven
DiResta – UPN, comedy, John DiResta
Encore! Encore! – NBC, comedy, Nathan Lane
Fantasy Island – ABC, romantic drama, Malcolm McDowell
Guys Likes Us – UPN, comedy, Bumper Robinson
Holding the Baby – FOX, comedy, Sherri Shepherd
Hyperion Bay – WB, drama, Mark-Paul Gosselaar
LA Doctors – CBS, medical drama, Ken Olin
Legacy – UPN, serial drama, Grayson McCouch
Living In Captivity – FOX, comedy, 6 episodes, Kira Arne
Maggie Winters – CBS, comedy, Faith Ford
Mercy Point – UPN, sci-fi/medical drama, 3 episodes, Joe Morton
The Secret Diary Of Desmond Pfeiffer – UPN, comedy, 4 episodes, Chi McBride
The Secret Lives Of Men – ABC, comedy, Bradley Whitford
To Have & To Hold – CBS, drama, 9 episodes, Jason Wiles
Trinity – NBC, drama, 4 episodes, Kim Raven, Tate Donovan, John Spencer
Two Of A Kind – ABC, comedy, Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen
Vengeance Unlimited – ABC, detective, Michael Madsen
Wind On Water – NBC, drama, 2 episodes, Bo Derek, Lee Horsley
10 out of 35 new series SURVIVED for 1999/2000
ABC – 3/9, The Hughleys, Martial Law & Sports Night
CBS – 1/6, The King Of Queens
FOX – 1/4, That 70’s Show
NBC – 1/5, Will & Grace
UPN – 1/6, Seven Days
WB – 3/5, Charmed, Felicity & 7th Heaven Beginnings
Mid season shows
Becker – November 1998–2004, CBS, comedy, Ted Danson, Terry Farrell
Dilbert – January 1999–2000, UPN, cartoon, Daniel Stern, Chris Elliot
Family Guy – April 1999–2002, May 2005 – present, FOX, cartoon, Seth MacFarlane, Seth Green
Futurama – March 1999–2003, FOX, cartoon, Billy West, Katey Segal
It’s Like, You Know – March 1999–2000, ABC, comedy, Jennifer Grey
Movie Stars – July 1999–2000, WB, comedy, Harry Hamlin, Jennifer Grant
The Norm Show – March 1999–2001, ABC, comedy, Norm MacDonald, Laurie Metcalf
The PJs – January 1999–2000, FOX; 2000–2002, WB, cartoon, Eddie Murphy, Ja'net DuBois
Providence – January 1999–December 2002, NBC, serial drama, Melina Kanakaredes
60 Minutes II – January 1999–2005, CBS, newsmagazine, Dan Rather
World's Most Amazing Videos – March 1999–2001, NBC, reality, Stacey Keach
Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane – January 1999–2000, WB, comedy, Selma Blair
Cancelled Mid Season Shows
America's Greatest Pets – UPN, animals, Jules Sylvester
Animals Are People Too – PAX, animal reality, Alan Thicke
Animorphs – Nickelodeon, sci fi, Shawn Ashmore
The Big Moment – ABC, audience participation, Brad Sherwood
Everything’s Relative – NBC, comedy, 4 episodes, Jeffrey Tambor
Family Rules – UPN, comedy, 6 episodes, Greg Evigan
Home Movies – UPN, cartoon, Brendon Small
Katie Joplin – WB, comedy, 5 episodes, Parker Overall, Jay Thomas
Little Men – 1998–2000, PAX, drama, Michelle Rene Thomas
Payne – CBS, comedy, 8 episodes, John Larroquette
Power Play – UPN, drama, 2 episodes, Michael Riley
Redhanded – UPN, audience participation, Adam Carolla
Rescue 77 – WB, medical adventure, 8 episodes, Richard Roundtree
Reunited – UPN, comedy, 6 episodes, Julie Hagerty
Sons Of Thunder – CBS, detective drama, 6 episodes, Marco Sanchez
Strange World – ABC, detective drama, 3 episodes, Tim Guinee
Thanks – CBS, comedy, 6 episodes, Cloris Leachman
Turks – CBS, crime drama, 13 episodes, William Devane
Vanished – ABC, documentary, 6 episodes
Any Day Now – 1998–2002, Lifetime, drama, Annie Potts, Lorraine Toussaint
Are You Afraid Of The Dark? – February 1999–2000, Nickelodeon, supernatural anthology, Daniel De Santo
Celebrity Home And Hideaways – TNN, magazine, Martina McBride
The Chimp Channel – TBS, comedy, Eugene Roche
Cousin Skeeter – 1998–2000, Nickelodeon, comedy
Crook And Chase Tonight – TNN, magazine, Lorianne Crook, Charlie Chase
Crusade – TNT, sci fi, Gary Cole
The Cut – MTV, talent, Lisa Lopes
The Famous Jet Jackson – 1998–2001, Disney, comedy, Lee Thompson Young
First Wave – March 1999–2001, Sci Fi, sci fi, Rob LaBelle
Flipper: The New Adventures – 1998–2000, PAX, adventure, Whip Hubley
I Can't Believe You Said That! – Fox Family, quiz, John Salley
Life, Camera, Action – Fox Family, comedy, Kristen Eykel
Maggie – Lifetime, comedy, Ann Cusack
Mike, Lu & Og – May 1999–2000, Cartoon, cartoon, Nancy Cartwright
The Net – USA, drama, Brooke Langton, Tim Curry
The New Addams Family – Fox Family, comedy, John Astin
Oh Baby – 1998–2000, Lifetime, comedy, Cynthia Stevenson, Jack Coleman
Ohh, Nooo! Mr. Bill Presents – Fox Family, comedy, Walter Williams
Rock Candy – VH1, comedy
Sex And The City – 1998–2004, HBO, comedy, Sarah Jessica Parker
Show Me The Funny – Fox Family, comedy, Stephanie Miller
So Weird – January 1999–2001, Disney, fantasy drama, Mackenzine Phillips
Strangers With Candy – April 1999–2000, Comedy Central, comedy, Amy Sedaris
Total Recall 2070 – Showtime, sci fi, Michael Easton
Welcome To Paradox – Sci Fi, sci fi anthology, Michael Phillip
The Wild Thornberrys – 1998–2003, Nickelodeon, cartoon, Tim Curry
Change Of Heart – 1998–2003, syndicated, dating, Chris Jagger
The Crow: Stairway To Heaven – syndication, adventure, Mark Dacascos
Highlander: The Raven – syndication, Elizabeth Gracen
The Howard Stern Radio Show – 1998–2001, syndication, talk, Howard Stern
Love Connection – syndication, audience participation, Pat Bullard
Mortal Kombat: Conquest – syndication, fantasy, Daniel Bernhardt
Motown Live – 1998–2000, syndication, musical variety, Robert Townsend
Russell Simmons' Oneworld Music Beat – 1998–2000, syndication, music/interview, Kimora Lee
V.I.P. – 1998–2002, syndication, adventure, Pamela Anderson
Two Seasons (1997/98)
Alley McBeal – 1997–2002, FOX, legal comedy/drama.
Behind The Music – 1997–2003, VH1, documentary
Between Brothers – 1997/98, FOX; 1999, UPN, comedy
Candid Camera – February 1998–2000, CBS; Jan 2000–2004, PAX, humor
Celebrity Deathmatch – May 1998–2002, MTV, puppets
Cow And Chicken – 1997–1999, Cartoon, cartoon
Dawson’s Creek – January 1998–2003, WB, drama
Dharma & Greg – 1997–2002, ABC, comedy
Disney's Honey, I Shrunk The Kids – 1997–2000, syndicated, comedy/sci fi
Earth: Final Conflict – 1997–2002, syndication, sci-fi
For Your Love – March–May 1998, NBC; 1998–2002, WB, comedy
Fox Files – July 1998–1999, FOX, newsmagazine
Getting Personal – April 1998 – Sept/Oct 1999, FOX, comedy
Guinness World Records: Primetime – July 1998–2001, FOX, audience participation
Journey Of Allen Strange – 1997–2000, Nickelodeon, adventure
Kids Say The Darndest Things – January 1998–2000, comedy
Lateline – March 1998–1999, NBC, comedy
Love Boat: The Next Wave – April 1998–1999, UPN, comedy
The Magnificent Seven: The Series – January 1998–1999, CBS, western
Mounties – 1997–2000, syndication, police documentary
New Attitudes – March 1998–1999, Lifetime, magazine
News Thursday Night – January 1998–1999, ABC, newsmagazine
Nightman – 1997–1999, syndication, adventure
Oak Ridge Boys Live From Las Vegas – April 1998–1999, TNN, variety
Pensacola: Wings Of Gold – 1997–2000, syndication, military drama
The People's Court – 1997–present, syndication, courtroom
Soldier Of Fortune, Inc. – 1997–1999, syndication, adventure
South Park – 1997–present, Comedy Central, cartoon
Stargate SG–1 – 1997–2002, Showtime; 2002–2007, Sci Fi, sci fi
Two Guys, A Girl & A Pizza Place – March 1998–2001, comedy
Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Summer of 1998–2004, ABC, comedy/quiz
Wild Things – 1997–2000, syndication, wildlife documentary
Win Ben Stein's Money – 1997–2003, Comedy Central, quiz
World’s Funniest – 1997–2000, FOX, comedy
World’s Wildest Police Videos – April 1998–2001, FOX, police documentary
Working – 1997–1999, NBC, comedy
Three Seasons (1996/97)
Access Hollywood – 1996–present, syndication, magazine
America's Dumbest Criminals – 1996–2000, syndication, comedy/police
Angry Beavers – April 1997–2001, Nickelodeon, cartoon
Buffy, The Vampire Slayer – March 1997–2001, WB; 2001–2003, UPN, supernatural
Clueless – 1996/97, ABC; 1997–1999, UPN, comedy
Cosby 1996–2000, CBS, comedy
Daria – March 1997–2001, MTV, cartoon
Early Edition – 1996–2000, CBS, fantasy/adventure
Everybody Loves Raymond – 1996–2005, CBS, comedy
Fired Up – April 1997–1998, NBC, comedy
The Jamie Foxx Show – 1996–2001, WB, comedy
Just Shoot Me – March 1997–2003, NBC, comedy
Kenan & Kel – 1996–2000, Nickelodeon, comedy
La Femme Nikita – January 1997–2001, USA, adventure/espionage
Loveline – 1996–2000, MTV, advice
Malcolm and Eddie – 1996–2000, UPN, comedy
Millennium – 1996–1999, FOX, police drama
The New Adventures Of Robin Hood – 1998–1999, syndication, adventure
PSI Factor: Chronicles Of The Paranormal – 1996–2000, syndication, supernatural
Pacific Blue – 1996–2000, USA, crime drama
The Practice – March 1997–2004, ABC, legal drama
The Pretender – 1996–2000, NBC, sci-fi
Profiler – 1996–2000, NBC, police drama
Promised Land – 1996–1999, CBS, adventure
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch – 1996–2000, ABC; 2000–2003, WB, comedy
7th Heaven – 1996–2006, WB; 2006–present, CW, drama
Smart Guy – April 1997–1999, WB, comedy
Spin City – 1996–2002, ABC, comedy
The Steve Harvey Show – 1996–2002, WB, comedy
Suddenly Susan – 1996–2000, NBC, comedy
Viper – 1996–1999, syndication, police drama/sci-fi
Four Seasons (1995/96)
Caroline in the City – 1995 –1999, NBC, comedy
The Daily Show – July 1996–present, Comedy Central, comedy
The Drew Carey Show – 1995–2004, ABC, comedy
JAG – 1995/96, NBC; 1996–2005, CBS, legal drama
King Of The Hill – January 1996–present, FOX, cartoon
LAPD: Life On The Beat – 1995–1999, syndication, police documentary
Life And Times Of... – January 1996–2001, Nashville, biography
Mad TV – 1995–present, FOX, comedy
Moesha – January 1996–2001, UPN, comedy
The Naked Truth – 1995/96, ABC; January 1997–1998, NBC, comedy
Nash Bridges – March 1996–2001, CBS, police drama
The Outer Limits – 1995–2001, Showtime; 2001/02, Sci-Fi Channel, sci-fi
Poltergeist: The Legacy – 1995–1998, Showtime; 1999, Sci Fi, sci fi
Remember WENN – January 1996–1998, AMC, comedy/drama
Save Our Streets – 1995–1999, syndication, informational
The Sentinel – March 1996–1999, UPN, sci-fi/police drama
3rd Rock from the Sun – January 1996–2001, NBC, comedy
Five Seasons (1994/95)
All That – December 1994–2000, Nickelodeon, comedy/variety
Chicago Hope – 1994–2000, CBS, medical drama
Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist – May 1995–1999, Comedy Central, cartoon
ER – 1994–present, NBC, medical drama
Entertainers With Byron Allen – 1994–present, syndication, celebrity talk
Extra – 1994–present, syndication, news/gossip
Friends – 1994–2004, NBC, comedy
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – January 1995–2000, syndication, adventure
The Late Late Show With Tom Synder – January 1995–1999, CBS, talk
NewsRadio – March 1995–1999, NBC, comedy
The Parent 'Hood – January 1995–1999, WB, comedy
Party of Five – 1994–2000, FOX, drama
Star Trek: Voyager – January 1995–2001, UPN, sci-fi
Touched by an Angel – 1994–2003, CBS, fantasy
The Wayans Bros. – January 1995–1999, WB, comedy
Unhappily Ever After – January 1995–1999, WB, comedy
Six Seasons (1993/94)
Boy Meets World – 1993–2000, ABC, comedy
Diagnosis: Murder – October 1993–2000, CBS, detective drama
Frasier – 1993–2004, NBC, comedy
Late Show With David Letterman – 1993–present, CBS, talk
NYPD Blue – 1993–2005, ABC, crime drama
The Nanny – 1993–1999, CBS, comedy
Prime Time Country – January 1996–1999, TNN, variety
Sister, Sister – April 1994–1995, ABC; 1995 –1999, WB, comedy
Politically Incorrect – January 1997–2002, ABC, comedy/talk
Rivera Live – February 1994–2001, CNBC, talk
The X Files – 1993–2002, FOX, fantasy drama
Seven Seasons (1992/93)
Fishin' With Orlando Wilson – January 1993–2000, TNN, fishing
Homicide: Life on the Street – January 1993–1999, NBC, police drama
Mad About You – 1992–1999, NBC, comedy
The Shadetree Mechanic – 1992–2000, TNN, instruction
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Jan 1993–1999, Syndication, sci-fi
Walker, Texas Ranger – April 1993–2001, CBS, crime drama
Eight Seasons (1991/92)
Baywatch – 1991–2001, Syndication, adventure
Dateline NBC – March 1992–present, NBC, newsmagazine
Home Improvement – 1991–1999, ABC, comedy
Melrose Place – July 1992–1999, FOX, soap
Silk Stalkings – 1991–1999, USA, crime drama
The Statler Brothers Show – 1991–1999, TNN, variety
Talk Soap – December 1991–2002, E!, comedy
Nine Seasons (1990/91)
Beverly Hills 90210 – 1990–2000, FOX, soap
Club Dance – April 1991–1999, TNN, dance
Law & Order – 1990–present, NBC, crime drama
Ten Seasons (1989/90)
America’s Funniest Home Videos – January 1990–1999, ABC, comedy
Hard Copy – 1989–1999, Syndication – weekdays, newsmagazine
Mystery Science Theater 3000 – February 1997–1999, sci fi, comedy
The Simpsons – Dec 1989–present, FOX, cartoon
Supermarket Sweep – April 1999–2003, PAX, quiz
Eleven Seasons (1988/89)
COPS – March 1989–present, FOX, police reality
Inside Edition – January 1989–present, syndication, newsmagazine
Later – 1996–2000, NBC, talk
Unsolved Mysteries – 1988–1997, NBC; April 1998–1999, CBS, public service
Twelve Seasons (1987/88)
America’s Most Wanted – April 1988–present, FOX, public service
48 Hours – Jan 1988–present, CBS, newsmagazine
Thirteen Seasons (1986/87)
Siskel & Ebert – 1986–1999, syndication, commentary
Fifteen Seasons (1984/85)
The George Michael Sports Machine – 1991–present, syndication, sports highlights
Jeopardy – 1984–present, syndication, game
Larry King Live – June 1985–present, CNN, discussion
Showbiz Today – 1984–2001, CNN, newsmagazine
Sixteen Seasons (1983/84)
Wheel Of Fortune – 1983–present, syndication, game
Eighteen Seasons (1981/82)
Friday Night – 1983–2000, NBC, music
Entertainment Tonight – 1981–present, Syndication, news/gossip
Late Night With Conan O'Brien – 1993–2009, NBC, talk
Twenty two Seasons (1977/78)
20/20 – June 1978–present, ABC, newsmagazine
Twenty four Seasons (1975/76)
Saturday Night Live – 1975–present, NBC, variety
Twenty nine Seasons (1970/71)
Monday Night Football – 1970–2006, ABC, sports
Thirty one Seasons (1968/69)
60 Minutes – 1968–present, CBS, newsmagazine
Forty five Seasons (1954/55)
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno – May 1992–2009, NBC, talk/variety