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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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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Mentioned by Brandon Tartikoff in his memoirs. Saying that cancelling Buffalo Bill was the biggest professional regret of his career. See more »

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Featured in Midnight Caller: Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Part 1 (1990) See more »

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Way before its time.
27 July 2001 | by (Saint Louis, Missouri) – See all my reviews

Long before "Larry Sanders", this series took a look at what goes on during and behind the scenes at a talk show. This is Dabney Coleman at his best. His portrayal of the philanderer Bill Bittinger is brilliant. And Joanna Cassidy is wonderful as JoJo, his on-again, off-again romantic interest. After all these years, I still consider this to be one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. It's a shame that few people have seen it.


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