The Bronx Zoo (1987–1988)

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1988 | 1987
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »


Complete series cast summary:
 Principal Joe Danzig (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Harry Barnes (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Mary Caitlin Callahan (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Jack Feldspar (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Gus Butterfield (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Sara Newhouse (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Roz Hemphill (18 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Matthew Littman (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Tyra Ferrell ...
 Roberta Hughes (11 episodes, 1987-1988)


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19 March 1987 (USA)  »

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Bronx Tales
15 December 2000 | by (Kenner, LA) – See all my reviews

"The Bronx Zoo" was a very compelling hour long drama. Unfortunately it was cancelled, although continually playing on NBC throughout the entire 1987-1988 season and then some.

It had a flexible format very similar to NBC's other 80s mainstays like LA Law and St. Elsewhere: a strong ensemble cast coupled with fascinating interlocking stories. But this time the setting is not a courtroom or hospital but the rough and tumble environment of an inner city school.

I was in the 6th grade living in white-flight suburbia when I watched this show, so I'm not going to say that I know what it's like to live in the inner city. But I liked and related to the show, and I used to watch it when I could get in front of our TV when my sister wasn't watching (LOL). If I remember correctly, the show came on Fridays before Miami Vice and Stingray.

It seems NBC's current lineups pale in comparison. Maybe it's just me, but why in the world did NBC cancel titan "Homicide" to air "Cold Feet" in 1999? "Cold Feet" was itself cancelled two weeks into the 1999 season. When all was said and done "Homicide" lasted eight more years than "Cold Feet." And always remember that NBC is solely responsible for the infinite goof of cancelling the cult sensation "Freaks and Geeks," a show that would've easily given them ten years of good reviews and ratings with Linda Cardellini and James Franco eventually breaking out as big-time stars.

Ed Asner was in fine form playing the long suffering principal and Mykelti Williamson (who later played "Bubba" in Forrest Gump) was good too. Also Jerry Levine was refreshing as a young idealistic teacher. The writing was very solid, on par with the other ensemble dramas like St. Elsewhere, Hill St. Blues, and LA Law. "The Bronx Zoo" and its Bronx Tales always kept me interested.

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