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TV Seasons

1999

1999/2000 – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire was #1 on ABC Tuesday.

Note: Any BOLD shows were cancelled in 1999 season; Beverly Hills 90210 was cancelled in the tenth season.

Anniversary:

Beverly Hills 90210 celebrated ten years on FOX.

Law & Order celebrated ten years on NBC.

Saturday Night Live celebrated twenty-five years on NBC.

Biggest New Hit: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire was #1 on Tuesday, #2 on Thursday and #3 on Sundays. That’s right! It owns the top 3 spot in the ratings. It was much bigger than the $64,000 Question in the 1950’s. The game show took America AND the world by storm. Regis Philbin was the perfect host with his ties! Is that your final answer?

British Ties:

Cold Feet was based on the same name of Cold Feet, 1997-2003 British show.

Don't Forget Your Toothbrush was based on the Channel 4 series, hosted by Chris Evans.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire was based on the same name of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. The game originally started in the UK with Chris Tarrant as the host. The first episode was September 4, 1998; there was a twist – only one contestant can play at a time. They can take their time with the questions, but it MUST be their final answer.

Winning Lines was based on the BBC series. The British series was more successful than the USA version. It lasted from 1999–2004.

Movies 2 TV: Clerks was based on the 1994 Kevin Smith movie.

Name Change:

GvsE to Good Vs. Evil.

Greed: The Multi–Million Dollar Challenge to Greed: The Series after a month on the air.

Later to Later With Cynthia Garrett. Cynthia became the new Later host in January 2000.

The Norm Show to Norm.

Two Guys, A Girl & A Pizza Place to Two Guys And A Girl

World’s Wildest Police Videos to Police Videos in May 2000.

Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane to Zoe...

Network Change: GvsE on USA Network to Sci fi Channel as Good Vs. Evil.

The Return:

Professional Wrestling returned to network TV after a forty-four absence. WWF Smackdown became UPN’s most watched series. WWF wrestling has a ratings hold on cable TV since the late 1990’s; it was a ripe time for wrestling to be on network TV with Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock and Vince McMahon. WWE is the most powerful wresting company today; no one could beat them. WCW was successful at first, but WCW crumbled on the ropes till WWF brought them in 2001.

Tyne Daly returned to TV in Judging Amy after a four-year absence, she was previously on Christy.

Richard Belzer returned in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as the same character, John Munch, from Homicide: Life On The Street after Homicide's cancellation in 1999.

CBS revived Grapevine. Steven Eckholdt returned as David Klein; he was David's brother, Thumper, in 1992. This version didn't last long either.

Spin Off:

Angel from Buffy, The Vampire Slayer - Angel was a Los Angeles detective to help the helpless and continued to fight against evil, mostly, to redeem his soul. David Boreanaz and Charisma Carpenter reprised their Buffy roles.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit from Law & Order - Like the title says, “special victims unit.” You do get the point.

Time Of Your Life from The Party Of Five - Sarah Reeves moved to New York to look for her birth father.

Young Americans from Dawson's Creek.

Swedish Ties: Survivor was based on Expedition: Robinson. Some people say it is the mother of reality TV. It started in 1997. The game was located in Malaysia, Johor, Palau Tengah [Strix]. Martin Melin was the first ever winner in Swedish. Mark Burnett licensed the format and it became Survivor in 2000.

Tidbits:

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is the second game show in America to be #1. $64,000 Question was #1 in the 1955 season. Also, it is the most successful prime time game show since the 1950’s. As popular as the millionaire game was, it wouldn’t last that long. ABC killed it for showing it 5 times a week in the next season. It was too much of a good thing, but the syndication version lives on.

Ally was the 30-minute version of the much popular one hour Ally McBeal on FOX. Ally was shown on Tuesdays and Ally McBeal was on Mondays.

Tom Hanks and Colin Hanks are father/son. Roswell was his first series. His costar, Katherine Heigl, and him shared the same birthday with me.

Dan Schneider created The Amanda Show.

Cover Me's full name was Cover Me: Based On The True Life Of An FBI Family.

Fox pulled American High from the schedule after two weeks in August 2000; the ratings were lousy. PBS aired the entire series the following April. It won an Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Program.

Aaaahhhh! Brutally Normal broke my heart! It ended on Valentine's Day. Good riddance, you brutally beast!

Dear Lord! The Opposite Sex sure loves Chris very much! It has four Chris to choose from – Chris Evans, Chris L. McKenna, Christopher Cousins and Chris Hogan.

Judge Jerry Sheindlin replace the former New York major, Ed Koch, on The People's Court. Jerry is the husband of Judy Sheindlin...yes, that Judge Judy! Judge Judy is a huge success since 1996. Her show ushered in a new wave of courtroom shows.

 

1999/2000 Fall Season

One Season (1999/2000)

Angel – 1999–2004, WB, supernatural drama, David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter

Family Law – 1999–2003, CBS, legal drama, Dixie Carter

Jack & Jill – 1999–2001, WB, drama, Amanda Peet

Judging Amy – 1999–2005, CBS, legal drama, Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly

Ladies Man – 1999/2000, June 2001, CBS, comedy, Louis Sorel

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – 1999–present, NBC, police drama, Richard Belzer, Dann Floreck

Once And Again – 1999–2002, ABC, drama, Sela Ward, Bruce Campbell

The Parkers – 1999–2004, UPN, comedy, Countess Vaughn, Mo'Nique, Dorien Wilson

Popular – 1999–2002, WB, school drama, Scott Bryce, Carly Pope

Roswell – 1999–2001, WB; 2001/02, UPN, sci-fi, Jason Behr, Colin Hanks

Third Watch – 1999–2005, NBC, drama, Eddie Cabrian, Kim Raver

WWF Smackdown – 1999–2006, UPN; 2006–present, CW, wrestling, Vince McMahon

The West Wing – 1999–2006, NBC, political drama, Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe

 

Cancelled TV Series

Action – FOX, comedy, Jay Mohr, Buddy Hackett

Ally – FOX, comedy, Calistra Flockhart

Cold Feet – NBC, drama, 4 episodes, David Sutcliffe

Freaks & Geeks – NBC, comedy/drama, Linda Cardenllini

Get Real – FOX, drama, Eric Christian Olsen

Grown Ups – UPN, comedy, Jaleel White, Bumper Robinson

Harsh Realm – FOX, sci-fi, 3 episodes, D.B. Sweeney

Love & Money – CBS, comedy, 6 episodes, Swoosie Kurtz

The Mike O’Malley Show – NBC, comedy, 2 episodes, Mike O'Malley

Mission Hill – WB, cartoon, Vicki Lewis

Now And Again – CBS, sci-fi, Dennis Haysbert, Eric Close

Odd Man Out – ABC, comedy, Markie Post

Oh Grow Up – ABC, comedy, Rena Sofer

Ryan Caulfield: Year One – FOX, police drama, 2 episodes, Joe Nieves

Safe Harbor – WB, drama, Gregory Harrison, Rue McClanahan

Shasta McNasty – UPN, comedy, Dale Godboldo

Snoops – ABC, detective drama, Danny Nucci

Stark Raving Mad – NBC, comedy, Neil Patrick Harris, Tony Shalhoub

The Strip – UPN, drama, Guy Torry

Time Of Your Life – FOX, drama, Jennifer Love Hewitt

Wasteland – ABC, drama, 3 episodes, Brad Rowe

Work With Me – CBS, comedy, 4 episodes, Ethan Embry

 

13 out of 35 new series SURVIVED for 2000/01

ABC – 1/5, Once And Again

CBS – 3/6, Family Law, Judging Amy & Ladies Man

FOX – 0/6,

NBC – 3/7, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Third Watch & The West Wing

UPN – 2/5, The Parkers & WWF Smackdown

WB – 4/6, Angel, Jack & Jill, Popular & Roswell

 

Mid season shows

City Of Angels – January 2000–2001, CBS, medical drama, Blair Underwood, Vivica A. Fox

Daddio – March–October 2000, NBC, comedy, Michael Chiklis

Malcolm In The Middle – January 2000–2006, FOX, comedy, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryon Cranston

Survivor – May–August 2000, CBS, adventure/competition, Jeff Probst

Titus – March 2000–2002, FOX, comedy, Christopher Titus, Stacy Keach

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? – January 2000–2002, ABC, quiz, Regis Philbin

 

Cancelled Mid Season Shows

American High – FOX, documentary, 4 episodes

Baby Blues – WB, cartoon, Mike O'Malley

Battery Park – NBC, comedy, 4 episodes, Elizabeth Perkins

The Beat – UPN, police drama, Derek Cecil

Brutally Normal – WB, comedy, 5 episodes, Mike Damus

Clerks – ABC, cartoon, 2 episodes, Kevin Smith

D.C. – WB, political drama, 4 episodes, Mark–Paul Gosselaar

Falcone – CBS, crime drama, 5 episodes, Amy Carlson

God, The Devil And Bob – NBC, cartoon, 4 episodes, Alan Cumming, Laurie Metcalf

Grapevine – CBS, comedy, 5 episodes, Steven Eckholdt, Kristy Swanson

Greed: The Multi–Million Dollar Challenge – FOX, quiz, Chuck Woolery

Hopkins 24/7 – ABC, medical documentary

I Dare You! The Ultimate Challenge – UPN, documentary, Lee Reherman

It's Your Chance Of A Lifetime – FOX, quiz, Gordon Elliott

M.Y.O.B. – NBC, comedy, 4 episodes, Katherine Towne

Opposite Sex – FOX, school drama, 6 episodes, Kyle Howard

The Others – NBC, horror/supernatural, Julianne Nicholson

Secret Agent Man – UPN, foreign intrigue, Dina Meyer

Talk To Me – ABC, comedy, 4 episodes, Nicole Sullivan, Beverly D'Angelo

Then Came You – ABC, comedy, 6 episodes, Susan Floyd

Twenty–One – NBC, quiz, Maury Povich

Winning Lines – CBS, quiz, 6 episodes, Dick Clark

Wonderland – ABC, medical drama, 2 episodes, Ted Levine

Young Americans – WB, school drama, 8 episodes, Rodney Scott

 

Cable

The Amanda Show – 1999–2002, Nickelodeon, comedy/variety, Amanda Bynes

Beyond Chance – 1999–2002, Lifetime, documentary, Melissa Etheridge

Chicken Soup For The Soul – PAX, dramatic anthology, Michael Tucker

Courage The Cowardly Dog – 1999–2002, Cartoon, cartoon, Marty Grabstein

Cover Me – USA, crime drama, Peter Dobson, David Faustino

Crush – USA, audience participation, Andrew Krasny

Destination Stardom – PAX, talent, Lisa Canning

Don't Forget Your Toothbrush – Comedy Central, quiz, Mark Curry

Downtown – MTV, cartoon, Gregory Gillmore

18 Wheels Of Justice – January 2000–2001, TNN, adventure, Lucky Vanous, Billy Dee Williams

Famous Families – Fox Family, documentary, Mariel Hemingway

Farscape – March 1999–2003, Sci Fi, sci fi, Ben Browder

GvsE – USA, occult, Richard Brooks

Higher Ground – Fox Family, drama, Joe Lando

Hollywood Off Ramp – E!, dramatic anthology

Hollywood Showdown – PAX, quiz, Tom Newton

Hope Island – PAX, drama, Suki Kaiser

The List – 1999–2001, VH1, discussion

The Lyricist Lounge Show – MTV, comedy, Jordan Black

The Man Show – 1999–2005, Comedy Central, discussion/comedy, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla

Manhattan, Az – USA, comedy, 8 episodes, Chad Everett

Paranoia – Fox Family, quiz, Peter Tomarken

Rotten TV – VH1, comedy, 3 episodes, Johnny Rotten

Son Of The Beach – March 2000–2002, FX, comedy, Kim Oja

Spy Groove – MTV, cartoon, 6 episodes, Dean Elliot

Strip Mall – June 2000–2001, Comedy Central, comedy, Julie Brown, Victoria Jackson

Treasures In Your Home: The World Of Collecting – PAX, appraisal, John Burke

Twice In A Lifetime – 1999–2001, PAX, fantasy, Al Waxman

The War Next Door – USA, comedy, 8 episodes, Linden Ashby

The X Show – 1999–2001, FX, talk/magazine, Justin Walker

Your Favorite Girl Next Door – FX, talent, Brian Palermo

 

Syndication

Battle Dome – 1999–2001, syndication, sports competition, Steve Albert

The Beastmaster – 1999–2002, syndication, adventure, Daniel Goddard

Blind Date – 1999–2006, syndication, dating, Roger Lodge

Cleopatra 2525 – January 2000–2001, syndication, sci fi, Jennifer Sky

The Dream Team – syndicated, foreign intrigue, 8 episodes, Roger Moore, Martin Sheen

Family Feud – 1999–present, syndication, quiz, Louie Anderson

Jack Of All Trades – syndication, adventure, Bruce Campbell

Peter Benchley's Amazon – syndication, adventure, C. Thomas Howell

Relic Hunter – 1999–2002, syndication, adventure, Tia Carrere

S.O.S. In America – 1999–2002, syndication, informational, Carol Martin

Your Big Break – 1999–2001, syndication, talent, Christopher Reid

 

Two Seasons (1998/99)

Any Day Now – 1998–2002, Lifetime, drama

Are You Afraid Of The Dark? – February 1999–2000, Nickelodeon, supernatural anthology

Becker – November 1998–2004, CBS, comedy

Change Of Heart – 1998–2003, syndicated, dating

Charmed – 1998–2006, WB, fantasy

Cousin Skeeter – 1998–2000, Nickelodeon, comedy

Dilbert – January 1999–2000, UPN, cartoon

Family Guy – April 1999–2002, May 2005–present, FOX, cartoon

The Famous Jet Jackson – 1998–2001, Disney, comedy

Felicity – 1998–2002, WB, drama

First Wave – March 1999–2001, Sci Fi, sci fi

Flipper: The New Adventures – 1998–2000, PAX, adventure

Futurama – March 1999–2003, FOX, cartoon

The King Of Queen – 1998–present, CBS, comedy

The Howard Stern Radio Show – 1998–2001, syndication, talk

The Hughleys – 1998–2000, ABC; 2000–2002, UPN, comedy

It’s Like You Know – March 1999–2000, ABC, comedy

Little Men – 1998–2000, PAX, drama

Martial Law – 1998–2000, ABC, police comedy/drama

Mike, Lu & Og – May 1999–2000, Cartoon, cartoon

Motown Live – 1998–2000, syndication, musical variety

Movie Stars – July 1999–2000, WB, comedy

Norm – March 1999–2001, ABC, comedy

Oh Baby – 1998–2000, Lifetime, comedy

The PJs – January 1999–2000, FOX; 2000–2002, WB, cartoon

Providence – January 1999–December 2002, NBC, serial drama

Russell Simmons' Oneworld Music Beat – 1998–2000, syndication, music/interview

Seven Days – 1998–2001, UPN, sci-fi

7th Heaven Beginnings reruns – 1998–2000, WB, drama

Sex And The City – 1998–2004, HBO, comedy

60 Minutes II – January 1999–2005, CBS, newsmagazine

So Weird – January 1999–2001, Disney, fantasy drama

Sports Night – 1998–2000, ABC, comedy

Strangers With Candy – April 1999–2000, Comedy Central, comedy

That 70’s Show – 1998–2006, FOX, comedy

V.I.P. – 1998–2002, syndication, adventure

The Wild Thornberrys – 1998–2003, Nickelodeon, cartoon

Will & Grace – 1998–2006, NBC, comedy

World's Most Amazing Videos – March 1999–2001, NBC, reality

Zoe... – January 1999–2000, WB, comedy

 

Three 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

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

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

Mounties – 1997–2000, syndication, police documentary

Pensacola: Wings Of Gold – 1997–2000, syndication, military drama

The People's Court – 1997–present, syndication, courtroom

South Park – 1997–present, Comedy Central, cartoon

Stargate SG–1 – 1997–2002, Showtime; 2002–2007, Sci Fi, sci fi

Two Guys And A Girl – 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

 

Four 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

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

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

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

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch – 1996–2000, ABC; 2000–2003, WB, comedy

7th Heaven – 1996–2006, WB; 2006–present, CW, drama

Spin City – 1996–2002, ABC, comedy

The Steve Harvey Show – 1996–2002, WB, comedy

Suddenly Susan – 1996–2000, NBC, comedy

 

Five Seasons (1995/96)

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

Life And Times Of... – January 1996–2001, Nashville, biography

Mad TV – 1995–present, FOX, comedy

Moesha – January 1996–2001, UPN, comedy

Nash Bridges – March 1996–2001, CBS, police drama

The Outer Limits – 1995–2001, Showtime; 2001/02, Sci-Fi Channel, sci-fi

3rd Rock from the Sun – January 1996–2001, NBC, comedy

 

Six 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 Craig Killborn – March 1999–2004, CBS, talk

Party of Five – 1994–2000, FOX, drama

Star Trek: Voyager – January 1995–2001, UPN, sci fi

Touched by an Angel – 1994–2003, CBS, fantasy

 

Seven 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

Politically Incorrect – January 1997–2002, ABC, comedy/talk

Rivera Live – February 1994–2001, CNBC, talk

The X Files – 1993–2002, FOX, fantasy drama

 

Eight Seasons (1992/93)

Fishin' With Orlando Wilson – January 1993–2000, TNN, fishing

The Shadetree Mechanic – 1992–2000, TNN, instruction

Walker, Texas Ranger – April 1993–2001, CBS, crime drama

 

Nine Seasons (1991/92)

Baywatch – 1991–2001, Syndication, adventure

Dateline NBC – March 1992–present, NBC, newsmagazine

Talk Soap – December 1991–2002, E!, comedy

 

Ten Seasons (1990/91)

Beverly Hills 90210 – 1990–2000, FOX, soap

Law & Order – 1990–present, NBC, crime drama

 

Eleven Seasons (1989/90)

The Simpsons – Dec 1989–present, FOX, cartoon

Supermarket Sweep – April 1999–2003, PAX, quiz

 

Twelve Seasons (1988/89)

COPS – March 1989–present, FOX, police reality

Inside Edition – January 1989–present, syndication, newsmagazine

Later With Cynthia Garrett – January 2000–2001, NBC, talk

Later – 1996–2000, NBC, talk

 

Thirteen Seasons (1987/88)

America’s Most Wanted – April 1988–present, FOX, public service

48 Hours – Jan 1988–present, CBS, newsmagazine

 

Fourteen Seasons (1986/87)

Roger Ebert & The Movies – 1999–2000, syndication, commentary

 

Sixteen 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

 

Seventeen Seasons (1983/84)

Friday Night – 1983–2000, NBC, music

Wheel Of Fortune – 1983–present, syndication, game

 

Nineteen Seasons (1981/82)

Entertainment Tonight – 1981–present, Syndication, news/gossip

Late Night With Conan O'Brien – 1993–2009, NBC, talk

 

Twenty-three Seasons (1977/78)

20/20 – June 1978–present, ABC, newsmagazine

 

Twenty-five Seasons (1975/76)

Saturday Night Live – 1975–present, NBC, variety

 

Thirty Seasons (1970/71)

Monday Night Football – 1970–2006, ABC, sports

 

Thirty-two Seasons (1968/69)

60 Minutes – 1968–present, CBS, newsmagazine

 

Forty six Seasons (1954/55)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno – May 1992–2009, NBC, talk/variety

 

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