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"American Gothic" (1995) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1995-1996

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American Gothic: Season 1: Episode 20 -- Lucas Buck decides that he must fight a ghost (Merlyn) with a ghost.
American Gothic: Season 1: Episode 18 -- Ben is on a date with a woman who he assumes is Cindy.  His date turns out to be an incarnation of Merlyn who has now decided to haunt Ben.
American Gothic: Season 1: Episode 12 -- Gail is determined to learn more about her past and reluctantly enlists the help of Lucas.
American Gothic: Season 1: Episode 22 -- Lucas is buried while Caleb, Gail, Ben, and Selena are at the gravesite.
American Gothic: Season 1: Episode 19 -- Gail decides that she has had enough of Lucas and Trinity, and announces that she will be leaving, taking Caleb with her.

Overview

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
22 September 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
American Gothic is a horror/drama/thriller series set in the heart of South Carolina in a small town called Trinity... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations See more »
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(199 articles)
User Reviews:
This show is screaming to be released as a DVD box set!!!!!! See more (94 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 34)

Gary Cole ... Sheriff Lucas Buck (22 episodes, 1995-1996)

Lucas Black ... Caleb Temple (22 episodes, 1995-1996)

Paige Turco ... Gail Emory (19 episodes, 1995-1996)

Brenda Bakke ... Selena Coombs (18 episodes, 1995-1996)

Sarah Paulson ... Merlyn Temple (18 episodes, 1995-1996)

Nick Searcy ... Deputy Ben Healy (18 episodes, 1995-1996)

Jake Weber ... Dr. Matt Crower (15 episodes, 1995-1996)
Christopher Fennell ... Boone Mackenzie (9 episodes, 1995-1996)
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Series Directed by
Michael Nankin (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
James Frawley (2 episodes, 1996)
Michael Lange (2 episodes, 1996)

Mike Binder (unknown episodes)
Mel Damski (unknown episodes)
Bruce Seth Green (unknown episodes)
Elodie Keene (unknown episodes)
Doug Lefler (unknown episodes)
Nick Marck (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Stephen Gaghan (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Michael R. Perry (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Shaun Cassidy (2 episodes, 1995)

Victor Bumbalo (unknown episodes)
David Chisholm (unknown episodes)
John Cork (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Billy Crawford .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
David Eick .... producer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Sam Raimi .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Robert G. Tapert .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Steve De Jarnatt .... producer (9 episodes, 1996)
Shaun Cassidy .... supervising producer / producer (3 episodes, 1995)
Edward Ledding .... producer (3 episodes, 1995)
Dean Barnes .... coordinating producer (2 episodes, 1995)
Judi Ann Mason .... co-producer (2 episodes, 1995)
Robert Palm .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 1995)

Robin Green .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Joseph LoDuca (3 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Cinematography by
Stephen McNutt (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Film Editing by
Thomas R. Moore (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Chris Innis (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Brian L. Chambers (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Casting by
Marc Hirschfeld (1 episode, 1995)
Michael A. Katcher (1 episode, 1995)
Meg Liberman (1 episode, 1995)

Megan Branman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Joe Aubel (1 episode, 1995)
C. Robert Holloway (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Art Direction by
Geoffrey S. Grimsman (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Matthew Sullivan (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Costume Design by
Peggy Farrell (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jeff Goodwin .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1995)
Michelle Johnson .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1995)

Coni Andress .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Susan Buffington .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Joseph P. Hurt .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Rick Pour .... makeup artist / special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Ric Rondell .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stefania Girolami Goodwin .... second assistant director (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
Barbara D'Alessandro .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Art Department
James F. Oñate .... scenic foreman (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Michael Sarley .... storyboard artist (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Barry Spencer .... construction coordinator (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Tim Pope .... lead set decoration buyer (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kate Miller .... art department coordinator (15 episodes, 1995-1996)
John France .... set dresser (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
Dwain Wilson .... leadman (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
Carolyn Foland .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
Alicia Lowe .... art department coordinator (5 episodes, 1995-1996)

Frank M. Fleming .... lead man (unknown episodes)
George W. Harding III .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey A. Hughes .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
General Fermon Judd Jr. .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Brian Kontz .... scenic painter (unknown episodes)
Andrew Menzies .... set designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard Van Dyke .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)

Skip Adams .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
John Asman .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Sam Black .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
David E. Fluhr .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Dan Giannattasio .... cable person (unknown episodes)
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Larry Goeb .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Michael C. Gutierrez .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Derek Marcil .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Robert Maxfield .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Craig M. Otte .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Steve Scoville .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Kelly Vandever .... digital transfer engineer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Jeffrey L. Loy .... special effects foreman (12 episodes, 1996)

Joey Jarman .... special effects designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Michelle Comens .... visual effects coordinator (17 episodes, 1995-1996)

Eric Alba .... visual effects supervisor: Northwest Imaging & FX (unknown episodes)
Steward Burris .... computer graphic artist (unknown episodes)
Bob Lloyd .... digital effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Brian Longbotham .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Paul Patrick Quinn .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
Tom Raycove .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Thomas Schelesny .... computer graphic artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunt coordinator (22 episodes, 1995-1996)

Shirley Smrz .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Alphin .... second assistant camera (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
George Hesse .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Michael Dean Kiesling .... 2nd unit dolly / grip / ... (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Marc Wostak .... gaffer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Eric Bartsch .... key grip: second unit (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
Mark Graves .... best boy electric (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
Todd Luckey .... lighting technician (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Chip Hackler .... camera operator: 2nd unit (2 episodes, 1996)

Joe D'Alessandro .... director of photography: additional photography (unknown episodes)
Donna Fewell .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
John R. Sutton .... grip (unknown episodes)
Marilou Vetter .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Michael J. Walsh .... electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... location casting (1 episode, 1995)
Lisa Mae Fincannon .... location casting (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cynthia Flowers .... set costumer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Editorial Department
Michael Levy .... colorist (22 episodes, 1995-1996)

Bob Murawski .... editor: title sequence (unknown episodes)
Ed Rowin .... colorist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor (1 episode, 1995)
Philip Tallman .... music editor (1 episode, 1995)

Jared DePasquale .... additional orchestrator / composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Edwin Bowden Jr. .... driver (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Scott Siler .... driver: cast (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Robert Gillis .... driver (21 episodes, 1995-1996)

Michael Coady .... driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Eleanor Hemingway .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Carolyn Foland .... stand-in / production assistant (11 episodes, 1995-1996)

Craig Edwards .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Erik Gardner .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Byron MacDonald .... accountant (unknown episodes)
Krystal Pertsch .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
David Pollison .... office assistant (unknown episodes)
Geoffrey Ryan .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Jackie Short .... first assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (22 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:MA (some episodes) | Singapore:PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Gary Cole plays Sheriff Lucas Buck, biological father of Caleb Temple. The actor who plays Caleb is named Lucas Black in real life.See more »
Quotes:
Sheriff Lucas Buck:Well, won't that be cozy. Just the two of you. In intensive care.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in On the Set of Sightlines (2003) (V)See more »

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28 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
This show is screaming to be released as a DVD box set!!!!!!, 8 September 2004
Author: zorbatar from Pittsburgh, PA

Who would have thought that Shaun Cassidy, the teenie bopper of two decades ago would have a dark side to him. A dark side nothing short of pure brilliance. "American Gothic" is a show that stands alone in the world of television entertainment. Never before and never since has a show been aired on a major network with such a deep devotion to production and attention to detail on a subject never touched before. Great character development, superior acting and directing, fabulous story arcs and wonderfully filmed.

I know of several people who made it a point to stay home on the evenings this show was aired. One quit a bowling league and another sold their tickets to the Pittburgh Penguins games on the night the show aired. When was the last time you heard of a devoted following like this, especially in this day and age of VCR's and Tivo?!

CBS Cancelled this show because they said it didn't follow the format of their line up for the rest of the week. If that's the case, why was it aired in the first place? They had one of the best shows ever to grace the TV screen, and they just cast it aside as if it was another one of their flops. Shame on them for showing no respect for imagination and ingenuity.

Unfortunately, this show will never be renewed again with the original cast. Most of the actors have said they enjoyed working on the show, but are involved with too many other projects to return.

The show also suffered from the TV Guide jinx. Three weeks before the show was cancelled, Gary Cole appeared on the cover as Sheriff Lucas Buck, with a feature article about him and the show. Sports Illustrated isn't the only magazine to disrupt a season.

Instead of being bitter about not being able to see this show anymore, I'm very thankful that it was aired at all. AG was so different and so forward thinking, that the fact it was aired at all is a tribute to the producers, actors, writers and all involved. Just try and put this show on the air today. If it's not an intellectually insulting reality show, it wouldn't have a chance at all.

I don't think Universal realizes the following this show has. One of my other favorite shows, "Babylon 5", had a rather difficult time having a box set of the first season produced because of doubt in sales. The first season was so well received, the remaining four seasons and movies were all produced within a two year period! Universal should heed the call for a box set of AG. The show deserves it. Especially after the way CBS pulled the plug on it and how the Sci-Fi Channel butchered the showings of this tremendous show.

Fortunately, many fans have banded together on web pages to continue the storyline and uphold the faith in American Gothic. Just do a search on Google, and you'll find them.

Yes, this was a fabulous series, which was unfortunately cancelled by those who are more concerned about the viewers with attention spans of a newt. I'm just glad that I was there when it came around. Appreciation of great television work is so few and far between, that seeing it is like seeing a shooting star. It's so beautiful to behold for such a short time before it's gone.

Thank you shaun Cassidy, for allowing us to enter into a world of yours we never knew existed.

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