TV 101 (1988–1989)

TV Series  |   |  Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 60 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Kevin Keegan is a recently divorced TV news photographer who quits his job and returns to Roosevelt High School to teach the kids how to make a weekly cable TV show. Principal Steadman ... See full summary »


0Check in

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 23 titles
created 14 Jun 2011
list image
a list of 422 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 385 titles
created 8 months ago
a list of 35 titles
created 7 months ago
a list of 35 titles
created 7 months ago

Related Items

Search for "TV 101" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: TV 101 (1988–1989)

TV 101 (1988–1989) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of TV 101.




1989   1988  
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After an unfortunate incident causes him to leave the "family business" and move to Los Angeles, Vinny Pallazzo is living a quiet life. When his nephew, Anthony, moves in with him, Vinny ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Magar
Stars: Jay Acovone, Matt LeBlanc, Stephanie Richards
Grey Knight (1993)
Horror | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Slave traders bring back an evil voodoo entity that is accidentally freed by the Confederate army during the Civil War. The entity possesses the bodies of the dead soldiers to create an ... See full summary »

Director: George Hickenlooper
Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Adrian Pasdar, Ray Wise
Reform School Girl (TV Movie 1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Donna is sent to a reform school to take the fall for bad boy Vince. Inside, she makes friends and learns about herself.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Aimee Graham, Teresa DiSpina, Matt LeBlanc
Comedy | War | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A mismatched team of British Special Services agents led by an American must infiltrate, in disguise, a female-run Enigma factory in Berlin and bring back the decoding device that will end the war.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Stars: Eddie Izzard, Matt LeBlanc, Udo Kier
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Just Like That: A receptionist in a large firm cheats on her voyeuristic lover with a delivery boy who has a crush on her. Another Woman's Lipstick: A young wife discovers lipstick on her ... See full summary »

Directors: Zalman King, Ted Kotcheff, and 2 more credits »
Stars: David Duchovny, Nina Siemaszko, Tchéky Karyo
Joey (2004–2006)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In this spin-off of "Friends", Joey Tribbiani moves to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.

Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Paulo Costanzo, Drea de Matteo
Vinnie & Bobby (TV Series 1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A re-tooled continuation of the "Top of the Heap" TV series, which was also a spinoff of characters from "Married...with Children."

Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Robert Torti, John Pinette
Doll Day Afternoon (Video 1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A day in the life of two Barbie dolls, a Ken doll, and a GI Joe doll.

Director: Sandy McLeod
Stars: Patricia Holihan, Matt LeBlanc, Barbara Allen
Top of the Heap (TV Series 1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A spinoff with characters from the "Married...with Children" series. Intellectually challenged Vinnie and his chronically unemployed father share an apartment. Re-worked the following year ... See full summary »

Stars: Joseph Bologna, Matt LeBlanc, Joey Lauren Adams
Anything to Survive (TV Movie 1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.

Director: Zale Dalen
Stars: Robert Conrad, William B. Davis, Tom Heaton
Monsters (1988–1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.

Stars: John Bolger, Pamela Dean Kelly, Michael J. Anderson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A collection of clips from past episodes, past seasons, leading to the final episode.

Director: Lorna Davis
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow


Complete series cast summary:
 Kevin Keegan (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Emilie Walker (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Principal Edward Steadman (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Andrew Cassese ...
 Sherman Fischer (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Monique (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Holden Hines (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Stewart Goddard ...
 Marty Voight (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Chuck Bender (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Amanda Hampton (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Monique Salcido ...
 Angela Hernandez (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Mary B. Ward ...
 Penny Lipton (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Andrew White ...
 Vance Checker (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Skip the Janitor (6 episodes, 1988-1989)


Kevin Keegan is a recently divorced TV news photographer who quits his job and returns to Roosevelt High School to teach the kids how to make a weekly cable TV show. Principal Steadman remembers Kevin as a disruptive former student and this leads to conflict. Written by J.E. McKillop <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

29 November 1988 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


Lasted less than one season. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Imaginative late 80's teen drama.
7 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

TV 101 stood out from many of its contemporaries as an intelligent, culturally aware, and hip document of teenage life in the 80's. Sam Robards played Kevin Keegan, a journalist who returns to his Californian alma mater to teach an unusual journalism class: a class based around a weekly student-produced TV show. The students are what made the show: instead of the usual "cookie-cutter" thirty-year-olds playing Middle American high-school types of say "Saved By The Bell" or "90210", this show's characters were smart, stylish, ethnically diverse, and intellectually, technologically, and morally aware; not afraid to "face the issues" in their reporting, sort of a teenaged "Lou Grant", with cutting edge home video equipment. Especially interesting to me was "Holden Heinz" (Alex Désert, lately of the show "Becker"), the scooter-riding 'mod' African American student: he was an archetype of myself and my friends at the time: we liked him even though he wasn't quite as cutting-edge as we were. Also notable was Matt LeBlanc of "Friends" as "Bender". The only other kid from the series I've seen lately was Stacey Dash doing the old Thirty-Year-Old-Playing-A-Teenager thing in "Clueless".To top it all of the show's theme was written by composer Stewart Copeland, best known as the drummer for 80's #1 hitmakers "The Police. Alas, the show lasted only one season: I guess the masses couldn't relate to a cast that ethnically varied and cool. Hell, they still can't.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
vhs or dvd copies gileslavery
finally found episodes of this. gileslavery
Discuss TV 101 (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: