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(1999–2000)

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13 Episodes were made but only eight got to air on FOX. The five remaining episodes were shown on FX.
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The 13th episode was originally billed as the season finale but then it was changed to the series finale since the show was canceled.
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Was originally intended to air on HBO, with Oliver Platt as Peter. Fox was offered the show in order to convince HBO to give them more money.
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The original plan was to do a season that showed the making of "Beverly Hills Gun Club" and then actually show the finished movie on Fox.
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HBO wanted to pick up the series, but creator Chris Thompson and Joel Silver elected to go with Fox's higher-budgeted air order instead. Fox ended up airing only 8 shows before the series was canceled, with the remaining 5 episodes left to air on the FX cable network.
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Peter (Jay Mohr) and Wendy (Illeana Douglas) share their names with the main characters in James M. Barrie's 1904 play "Peter Pan: or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up."
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The character of Stuart Glazer was originally conceived by Chris Thompson as a 'young black queen' named Jamaal 'J.J.' Jones.
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The characters of Peter Dragon and Bobby D. are loosely based on real-life Hollywood heavyweights Joel Silver (who is an Executive Producer of the series) and Barry Diller.
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In the final aired episode, Peter dies of a heart attack and the paramedics taking him to the hospital call the time of death "Thursday, 9:30 PM," the day and time the episode was aired.
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