Bill Bittinger is the egotistical host of a local daytime talk show on WBFL in Buffalo, NY., unhappy at being a big fish in a small pond (but unable to break into the big leagues). Bill ... See full summary »
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1984   1983  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 Bill Bittinger (26 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Jo Jo White (26 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Karl Shub (26 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Woody / ... (26 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Wendy Killian (26 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Tony (26 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Newdell (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
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Bill Bittinger is the egotistical host of a local daytime talk show on WBFL in Buffalo, NY., unhappy at being a big fish in a small pond (but unable to break into the big leagues). Bill makes life miserable for his crew, guests, and especially his station manager, Karl Shub, who is constantly dodging lawsuits resulting from Bill's behavior. The one person Bill is unable to bully is his director and on again/off again lover, Jo Jo White. Written by Mike Konczewski

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One of the Best
22 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not ahead of it's time but firmly planted in the times. It gave us a nice look at the nastiness of the age. Hilarious. Probably one of the top three comedies to hit the airwaves. I have a distinct memory of laughing so hard that I fell off the couch. I have tried by hook or crook to get copies. I also think it's cancellation represents the true death of the soul of this country. The country had decided that it could not tolerate smart people writing for television. I don't know what it's numbers were but with a show of this quality it's bad business to not give it time to at least develop an audience. So, what's new another tragedy perpetuated by the Network idiots.


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