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"WKRP in Cincinnati" (1978) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1978-1982

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WKRP in Cincinnati: :  -- After winning the coveted Silver Sow Award for farm news reporting, Les asks Jennifer to be his date for the banquet - and she says yes!
WKRP in Cincinnati: :  -- An advertising campaign for funeral packages clashes with the station's rock and roll aesthetic.
WKRP in Cincinnati: :  -- A tornado unexpectedly hits Cincinnati, allowing Mr. Carlson to demonstrate his leadership abilities and allowing Jennifer to reveal a hidden talent.
WKRP in Cincinnati: Season 1: Episode 11 -- An old flame is rekindled for Andy, while Johnny Fever and Venus Flytrap are offered as prizes in the station's "Win a Date with a D.J." contest.
WKRP in Cincinnati: Season 1: Episode 9 -- Mr. Carlson is thrown for a loop when his tyrannical mother - WKRP's owner - arrives to review the station's recent changes.

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Writer:
Hugh Wilson (created by)
Contact:
View company contact information for WKRP in Cincinnati on IMDbPro.
Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
18 September 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The staff of a struggling radio station have a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Funniest Comedy of All Time? See more (47 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 30)

Gary Sandy ... Andy Travis (90 episodes, 1978-1982)

Gordon Jump ... Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson (90 episodes, 1978-1982)

Howard Hesseman ... Johnny 'Dr. Fever' Caravella (90 episodes, 1978-1982)

Loni Anderson ... Jennifer Elizabeth Marlowe (89 episodes, 1978-1982)

Richard Sanders ... Les Nessman / ... (89 episodes, 1978-1982)

Frank Bonner ... Herbert 'Herb' Tarlek (89 episodes, 1978-1982)

Tim Reid ... Venus Flytrap (87 episodes, 1978-1982)

Jan Smithers ... Bailey Quarters (86 episodes, 1978-1982)
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Series Directed by
Rod Daniel (24 episodes, 1979-1981)
Will Mackenzie (16 episodes, 1979-1982)
Asaad Kelada (15 episodes, 1978-1982)
Linda Day (11 episodes, 1980-1982)
Frank Bonner (6 episodes, 1980-1982)
Michael Zinberg (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Nicholas Stamos (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Dolores Ferraro (3 episodes, 1981)
Hugh Wilson (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Dan Guntzelman (2 episodes, 1981)
George Gaynes (1 episode, 1982)
Howard Hesseman (1 episode, 1982)
Gordon Jump (1 episode, 1982)
 
Series Writing credits
Hugh Wilson (90 episodes, 1978-1982)
Steve Marshall (14 episodes, 1979-1982)
Dan Guntzelman (13 episodes, 1979-1982)
Blake Hunter (12 episodes, 1979-1982)
Pj Torokvei (8 episodes, 1979-1982)
Steven Kampmann (7 episodes, 1979-1981)
Lissa Levin (7 episodes, 1980-1982)
Bill Dial (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michael Fairman (5 episodes, 1979-1982)
Richard Sanders (5 episodes, 1979-1982)
Tom Chehak (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tim Reid (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Joyce Armor (2 episodes, 1978-1981)
Judie Neer (2 episodes, 1978-1981)
Paul Robinson Hunter (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Mary Maguire (2 episodes, 1979)

Series Produced by
Hugh Wilson .... producer / executive producer (25 episodes, 1978-1982)
Rod Daniel .... associate producer / producer (15 episodes, 1978-1980)
Ted Kaye .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Max Tash .... associate producer / coordinating producer (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Blake Hunter .... producer (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Pj Torokvei .... producer (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Bill Dial .... producer (1 episode, 1979-1980)
Steven Kampmann .... producer (1 episode, 1980-1981)
 
Series Original Music by
Tom Wells (90 episodes, 1978-1982)
 
Series Cinematography by
George La Fountaine Sr. (1 episode, 1982)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chip Brooks (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ed Brennan (8 episodes, 1979)
Bob Best (7 episodes, 1978-1980)
Andy Ackerman (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Casting by
Sharon Himes (23 episodes, 1978-1980)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ken Johnson (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jacqueline Webber (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jacque Webber (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Catherine Mann (2 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Costume Design by
Warden Neil (10 episodes, 1978-1982)
 
Series Makeup Department
Janis Clark .... hair stylist (24 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ray Steele .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1979)
Nancy Garen .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1980-1982)

Bron Roylance .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Brett Crutcher .... unit manager (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Abby Singer .... production executive: MTM Productions, Inc. / executive in charge of production: MTM Productions, Inc. (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Carol Himes .... production manager (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Linda Day .... associate director (23 episodes, 1978-1980)
Ginger Grigg .... associate director (19 episodes, 1978-1982)

Robert J. Smawley .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Edwin McCormick .... construction coordinator (44 episodes, 1980-1982)
Chris Circosta .... property master (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Eric A. Hulett .... set dresser (19 episodes, 1981-1982)
Dick Durant .... property master (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Sound Department
Ken Becker .... audio (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Cam McCulloch .... audio (2 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Stunts
Gregg Sawaya .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Browning .... video (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Harold Guy .... lighting director (15 episodes, 1978-1979)
Larry Boelens .... lighting consultant (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
George La Fountaine Sr. .... lighting consultant (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joel Siebert .... lighting director (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Steve Berry .... video operator (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Casting Department
Geri Windsor .... executive in charge of talent (1 episode, 1982)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Warden Neil .... wardrobe (15 episodes, 1978-1980)
 
Series Editorial Department
Rod Daniel .... post production consultant / post-production consultant (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Music Department
Jim Ellis .... composer: closing theme (90 episodes, 1978-1982)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (3 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Other crew
Buzz Sapien .... stage manager (43 episodes, 1978-1980)
Marilynn Marko-Sanders .... assistant to the producer / production assistant / ... (25 episodes, 1978-1982)
Meryl O'Loughlin .... executive in charge of talent / talent executive (24 episodes, 1978-1980)
Lissa Levin .... production secretary / story consultant (23 episodes, 1978-1982)
Tim Womack .... production associate (23 episodes, 1978-1980)
Max Tash .... production associate / production assistant (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Mary Maguire .... production secretary (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Blake Hunter .... story editor / creative consultant / ... (19 episodes, 1978-1980)
Mike Maloof .... technical director (18 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tom Chehak .... story editor / creative consultant (17 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bill Dial .... story editor / creative consultant (17 episodes, 1978-1979)
Lynne Folks .... production secretary (14 episodes, 1978-1979)
Emily Marshall .... story editor (6 episodes, 1979)
Ginger Grigg .... assistant to producer (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Jones .... technical director (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Ray Conners .... technical director (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Steven Kampmann .... story editor (2 episodes, 1979-1981)
Patricia Perillo .... assistant to producer / production secretary (2 episodes, 1980-1982)
Richard Sandoval .... production associate / stage manager (2 episodes, 1980-1982)
Dan Guntzelman .... story editor (2 episodes, 1980)
Mary Korbett .... production secretary (2 episodes, 1980)
Steve Marshall .... story editor (2 episodes, 1980)
Pj Torokvei .... story editor (2 episodes, 1980)
 

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30 min (90 episodes)
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Trivia:
Sylvia Sidney played "Mama" Carlson in the pilot. Carol Bruce took over the role for the rest of the series run. Executive producer/creator Hugh Wilson said Sidney was not pleasant to work with, did not get along with the cast or producers, and thought the show itself was ridiculous.See more »
Quotes:
Les Nessman:[saying that Bailey shouldn't produce the show] This isn't the Ohio State School of Journalism, this is the big time.See more »
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The Funniest Comedy of All Time?, 9 July 1999
Author: Gislef from Iowa City, IA

Only a very few comedies have reached what I consider the height of mixing pathos, characterization, slapstick, verbal byplay. Night Court, Cheers, Mary Tyler Moore...and WKRP manages to surpass them all. WKRP comes out ahead of most of these (except maybe Night Court) because it was a true ensemble. It didn't focus on just Sam & Diane, or just Mary, but equally covered each of its cast members, giving them almost-equal screen time.

These were also folks who had _lives_ that didn't revolve entirely around the office or resolving the problem at the office: families, social lives, etc.

The recent Nick at Nite marathon (40 hours, five nights) just brought back home to me that this show was so funny, and why even some of the worst episodes are still a heck of a lot funnier than most "comedies" on the air today.

Hopefully WKRP will be settling into a long stay on Nick at Nite once the marathon runs its course.

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