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Release Date:
10 April 1997 (USA) See more »
First She Got Fired, Then She Got Fired Up! Full summary »
Plot Keywords:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 22)

Sharon Lawrence ... Gwen Leonard (28 episodes, 1997-1998)

Leah Remini ... Terry Reynolds (28 episodes, 1997-1998)

Mark Feuerstein ... Danny Reynolds (28 episodes, 1997-1998)

Jonathan Banks ... Guy Mann (28 episodes, 1997-1998)
Francesca P. Roberts ... Mrs. Francis (13 episodes, 1997-1998)

Series Directed by
Lee Shallat Chemel (8 episodes, 1997-1998)
James Burrows (5 episodes, 1997)
Will Mackenzie (4 episodes, 1997)
Pamela Fryman (2 episodes, 1997)
Max Tash (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Writing credits
Kit Boss (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Thom Bray (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Michael A. Ross (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Linda Teverbaugh (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Michael Teverbaugh (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Aron Abrams (4 episodes, 1997)
Gregory Thompson (4 episodes, 1997)
Bill Barol (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Paul Slansky (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Arleen Sorkin (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Victor Fresco (2 episodes, 1997)

Series Produced by
Victor Fresco .... executive producer (28 episodes, 1997-1998)
Kelsey Grammer .... executive producer (28 episodes, 1997-1998)
Bill Barol .... supervising producer (1 episode, 1998)
Thom Bray .... supervising producer (1 episode, 1998)
Cheryl Dolins .... co-producer (1 episode, 1998)
Barbara Dorio .... producer (1 episode, 1998)
Craig Hoffman .... consulting producer (1 episode, 1998)
Rudy Hornish .... executive producer (1 episode, 1998)
Michael A. Ross .... supervising producer (1 episode, 1998)
Joey Sarcoz .... co-producer (1 episode, 1998)
Paul Slansky .... co-executive producer (1 episode, 1998)
Arleen Sorkin .... co-executive producer (1 episode, 1998)
Linda Teverbaugh .... supervising producer (1 episode, 1998)
Michael Teverbaugh .... supervising producer (1 episode, 1998)

Tim Berry .... producer (unknown episodes)
Stewart Halpern-Fingerhut .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Mark Petulla .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh (9 episodes, 1997)
Tim Heintz (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Randy Petersen (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Kevin Quinn (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Series Cinematography by
Thomas Marshall (1 episode, 1998)

Gregg Heschong (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Joe Bergen (1 episode, 1998)

Peter Chakos (unknown episodes)
Kenny Tintorri (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Ellie Kanner (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Series Art Direction by
Wendell Johnson (1 episode, 1998)
Series Set Decoration by
Ron Olsen (1 episode, 1998)
Series Costume Design by
Nanrose Buchman (1 episode, 1998)
Series Makeup Department
Gail Brubaker .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1998)
Art Harding .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1998)
Bart Mixon .... special makeup effects artist (1 episode, 1998)
Anna Maria Orzano .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1998)
Scott Williams .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1998)

Lori Benson .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Karen Dahl .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
René Dashiell Kerby .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Denise Dillaway .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Eldo Ray Estes .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Bruce Grayson .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Ann Masterson .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Ashlee Petersen .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Marilyn Patricia Phillips .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Leslie Waldman .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1998)

Randy Cordray .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elena Santaballa .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1998)
Randy Suhr .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1998)

Catherine Bond .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Randy Cordray .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Jill Frank .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Chris Kiley .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Kevin Considine .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Brentley Walton .... production mixer (1 episode, 1998)

Dana Mark McClure .... sound (unknown episodes)
Noel Vought .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Klepadlo .... best boy / grip (27 episodes, 1997-1998)
Thomas P. Marshall .... lamp operator (27 episodes, 1997-1998)
Steve Gilbert .... dolly grip (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Patric J. Abaravich .... chief lighting technician (8 episodes, 1997)
John Cicolello .... grip (8 episodes, 1997)
Ryne Niner .... first assistant camera (4 episodes, 1997)

Wren Maloney .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Ray Poblick .... set lighting (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Helen Mossler .... casting executive (1 episode, 1998)
Jill L. Uyeda .... casting associate (1 episode, 1998)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Craig Ames .... costumer (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Lynda Pyka .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1998)

Deborah Hall .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Susan Michalek .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Michaud .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Carlos Bardasano .... post-production coordinator (1 episode, 1998)
George Escobar .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1998)

Mark Hornish .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Christal Khatib .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Ken Johnson .... music editor (1 episode, 1998)
Series Transportation Department
Gary Edelman .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Ann Christman .... assistant to producers (19 episodes, 1997-1998)
Diana Valentine .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 1997)
Stuart Shostak .... studio audience warm-up comedian (5 episodes, 1997-1998)
Aron Abrams .... story editor (1 episode, 1998)
Kit Boss .... story editor (1 episode, 1998)
Ray DeVally Jr. .... technical coordinator (1 episode, 1998)
Bob Ellison .... creative consultant (1 episode, 1998)
Sorel Kaire .... script supervisor (1 episode, 1998)
Chris Porterfield .... production coordinator (1 episode, 1998)
Gregory Thompson .... story editor (1 episode, 1998)

Lu Abbott .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Bethany Abraham .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Karin Anderson .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Lauren Arens .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Christopher Campbell .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Eric Cohen .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Elizabeth Collins .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Winship Cook .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Erin Farrell .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Lorraine Fischer .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Michael Fitzpatrick .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Brian Gewirtz .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Steve Grantowitz .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Kim Harrell .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Gabrielle James .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Rob A. Kelly .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Shalom Mann .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Megan Murphy .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
John Norwood .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Xochitl L. Olivas .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Matthew Pitt .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Lana Repp-Lewis .... assistant to producers / assistant to writers (unknown episodes)
Jean Sagal .... technical coordinator (unknown episodes)
Debbie Savitt .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Katy Schlesinger .... assistant to producers / assistant to writers (unknown episodes)
Dwight D. Smith .... assistant to producers / assistant to writers (unknown episodes)
Bruce Vilanch .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Lesley Wake .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Max Work .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
John Yant .... technical coordinator (unknown episodes)

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30 min (28 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Terry:[to Gwen] It's too bad there's not a rephrase button on there
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Clever show that fell victim to the network, 5 January 2010
Author: VinnieRattolle from United States

After being fired from her corporate job, self-centered Gwendolyn Leonard (who pretentiously pronounced her name Len-nard) was reduced to moving in with her former assistant, Terry Reynolds, and starting up a new promotions business. Terry frequently found herself at her wits end with her former employer, but this provided good comic fodder for her brother Danny's writing. Danny also shared the clocktower loft apartment (the set was later used in "Birds of Prey," amongst other shows) and worked downstairs at Clockworks, a bar owned by Guy Mann, who openly pursued a revolted Gwen. Also frequently seen were scene-stealing Mrs. Francis, a humorless unemployment agent who later opened up an eggroll shop; and Guy's son Ashley, who was a female impersonator.

"Fired Up" debuted as a midseason replacement in 1997, replacing another midseason show called "Just Shoot Me!" Both wound up with spots on the fall schedule -- "Shoot Me" retained a cushy timeslot on Tuesday nights, but "Fired Up!" was moved to Monday nights with other girl-in-the-city shows "Suddenly Susan," "Caroline in the City" and "The Naked Truth." Unlike "The Naked Truth," "Fired Up" didn't get a complete overhaul, but the network quickly began messing with the formula and both shows were prematurely canceled...

NBC decided to force theme nights on their Monday night comedies. There was "Blind Date Monday," "The Full Monday" (musical episodes) "Retro Monday" (spoofs of classic shows) and other moronic themes that ran throughout the four shows. "Fired Up" still retained moments of brilliance until the end, but it was evident that NBC was forcing the writers into territory where they wouldn't normally have gone. As the second season progressed, they kept piling on celebrity guest appearances, adding more recurring secondary characters and ridiculously amping the sex factor. Soon the show got bogged down and strayed further away from the hilariously pithy writing that flourished in the initial season's eight episodes. Adding further insult, NBC routinely screwed up continuity by running episodes out of order before finally canceling the show with five unaired episodes (that eventually aired during the show's extremely brief run on USA).

Sharon Lawrence was so perfect in her role and had such impeccable comic timing that it's almost hard to believe she's better known for dramas, and the whole ensemble had terrific chemistry. It's really a shame that the show didn't become a long-running hit, annoying that it hasn't aired in a decade... and thoroughly frustrating that's it's not available on DVD.

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