Lost on Earth

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Lost on Earth
GenreScience fiction
Sitcom
Created byDoug Lawrence
Sy Rosen
Ackbaar Goulding
StarringTim Conlon
Paul Gleason
Stacy Galina
Composer(s)Jim Latham
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producer(s)David Steinberg
David Salzman
Quincy Jones
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Home by Six Productions
Quincy Jones/David Salzman Entertainment
Release
Original networkUSA Network
Original releaseJanuary 4 –
April 2, 1997

Lost on Earth is an American sitcom starring Tim Conlon. The series premiered January 4, 1997 on the USA Network.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

KTEE-TV television reporter David Rudy (Tim Conlon) has just suffered an on-air gaffe that could cost him his job. Rather than be fired, Rudy accepts a demotion from his boss, George Greckin (Paul Gleason), by agreeing to host a children's puppet show. Rudy quickly discovers that the puppets are not props, but are real aliens that became stranded on Earth while exploring the universe. Rudy is also dating the boss's daughter Sherry (Stacy Galina).

Cast[edit]

  • Tim Conlon as David Rudy
  • Paul Gleason as George Greckin
  • Stacy Galina as the station's business manager Sherry Greckin
  • Victor Togunde as Nick

Puppeteers[edit]

Peter McCowatt as Phillipe (Alien Leader)

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
1"They're Alive"Gary BrownSy Rosen & Ackbaar GouldingJanuary 4, 1997 (1997-01-04)9601
2"In Arms Way"Gary BrownTeleplay by: Larry Spencer
Story by: Larry Spencer & Vicki S. Horwits
January 11, 1997 (1997-01-11)9602
3"Commitment"Paul FuscoPhil DoranJanuary 18, 1997 (1997-01-18)9604
4"Freedom"Paul FuscoLarry Spencer & Phil DoranJanuary 25, 1997 (1997-01-25)9605
5"Metamorphosis"Gary BrownDoug Chamberlin & Chris WebbFebruary 1, 1997 (1997-02-01)9603
6"Acceptance"Paul FuscoRick Rogers & Frank SantopadreFebruary 8, 1997 (1997-02-08)9606
7"Nick Knows"Peter BaldwinTBAFebruary 15, 1997 (1997-02-15)9607
8"Guaranteed Not to Shrink"Rick LockeTBAFebruary 22, 1997 (1997-02-22)9609
9"Puppet Love"Phil RamunoTBAMarch 1, 1997 (1997-03-01)9608
10"Father's Day"Gary BrownTBAMarch 5, 1997 (1997-03-05)9610
11"Where There's Smoke"Gary BrownTBAMarch 19, 1997 (1997-03-19)9611
12"Death of a Custodian"Gary BrownTBAMarch 26, 1997 (1997-03-26)9612
13"Going Home"Paul FuscoTBAApril 2, 1997 (1997-04-02)9613

Reception[edit]

Steven Linan of the Los Angeles Times called the series "mirthless" and "a lost cause". Linan also stated that the show is "too silly for adults and too coarse for kids".[1] John Levesque of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer did not find the series funny, and said that the scripts were "unimaginative" and "unprofessional".[3] Claude Brooks of The Palm Beach Post said the series "isn't that bad", however "the puppets are funnier than the humans". Brooks referred to the series as essentially "3rd Rock from the Sun meets The Muppet Show".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Linan, Steven (January 4, 1997). "USA Adds Sitcoms 'Earth' and 'Crib'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-07-20.
  2. ^ Dempsey, John (December 4, 1996). "USA bumping up original output". Variety. Retrieved 2009-07-20.
  3. ^ Levesque, John (January 3, 1997). "'Jag' is Back But Not Much Better; 'Lost on Earth' is Just Plain Lost". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. p. 34.
  4. ^ Brooks, Claude (January 4, 1997). "USA's New Offerings Fall Short". The Palm Beach Post. pp. 4.D.

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