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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
24 October 2000 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The show is about Vic Nardozza (Michael Richards), a lanky and bumbly P.I., working for McKay Investigative Services... See more »
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Cast

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Michael Richards ... Vic Nardozza (7 episodes, 2000)

William Devane ... Brady McKay (7 episodes, 2000)

Bill Cobbs ... Jack (7 episodes, 2000)

Amy Farrington ... Stacey Devers (7 episodes, 2000)

Tim Meadows ... Kevin Blakeley (7 episodes, 2000)
Claudia Rose ... Poquito Mas waitress (3 episodes, 2000)
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Series Directed by
Asaad Kelada (4 episodes, 2000)

John Fortenberry (unknown episodes)
Bryan Gordon (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Spike Feresten (9 episodes, 2000)
Gregg Kavet (7 episodes, 2000)
Michael Richards (7 episodes, 2000)
Andy Robin (7 episodes, 2000)
Chuck Sklar (2 episodes, 2000)

Mark Driscoll (unknown episodes)
Jed Elinoff (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Spike Feresten .... executive producer (9 episodes, 2000)
Mark Driscoll .... consulting producer (7 episodes, 2000)
Dan Greaney .... co-executive producer (7 episodes, 2000)
Gregg Kavet .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2000)
Brian Kelley .... supervising producer (7 episodes, 2000)
Suzy Mamann-Greenberg .... supervising producer (7 episodes, 2000)
Michael Richards .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2000)
Andy Robin .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2000)
Ron Zimmerman .... co-executive producer (7 episodes, 2000)
Vicki Sirotta .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2000)
Jodie Xua .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2000)
Joe Furey .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Original Music by
Christopher Tyng (6 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Cinematography by
Richard Brown (6 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Film Editing by
Danny White (6 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Casting by
Brian Myers (9 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Production Design by
Brandy Alexander (6 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Mel Cooper (5 episodes, 2000)
Greg J. Grande (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Costume Design by
Susan L. Bertram (6 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Makeup Department
Raqueli Dahan .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2000)
Faye Woods .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 2000)

Gabor Heiligenberg .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Jeffrey M. Zeitlin .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brenda Kalosh .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2000)
Jill Frank .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2000)
Scottie Gissel .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Art Department
Paul Byers .... property master (9 episodes, 2000)
Richard Improta .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Sound Department
Dennis Kirkpatrick .... boom operator (9 episodes, 2000)
Bruce Arledge Jr. .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 2000)
Charlie McDaniel .... sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2000)
Kathy Oldham .... sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2000)
Jack Donato .... sound re-recording mixer (5 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Dan Carrington .... Flame artist (5 episodes, 2000)
Scott Milne .... visual effects supervisor (5 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Stunts
Monty L. Simons .... stunt coordinator (9 episodes, 2000)

Joe Bucaro III .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mark Chadwick .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tom Elliott .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jim McConocha .... electrician (9 episodes, 2000)

Lamarr Gray .... lamp operator (unknown episodes)
Kia Kiso .... camera loader (unknown episodes)
Bob Myers .... grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Tannis Vallely .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Craig Ames .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Annette Dunford-Lewis .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Laura Marolakos .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Robert S. Douglas .... on-line editor (9 episodes, 2000)
Gigi Rivkin .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2000)
Judi Moreland .... post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Music Department
Scott Schirle .... music editor (6 episodes, 2000)

Matt Kierscht .... music manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Linda Cipperley .... transportation (9 episodes, 2000)

Bill Cresant .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Darrell Dubovsky .... driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Christopher Lee .... assistant location manager (9 episodes, 2000)
Christopher Hyssong .... production staff / production assistant (8 episodes, 2000)
Ben Acker .... production staff (6 episodes, 2000)
Lonnie Dickerson .... production staff (6 episodes, 2000)
Diane Durant .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2000)
Richard O. Eagan .... production staff (6 episodes, 2000)
Jed Elinoff .... production staff (6 episodes, 2000)
Laura Kate Jones .... production staff (6 episodes, 2000)
Judy Kerr .... dialogue coach (6 episodes, 2000)
Michael C. King .... technical coordinator (6 episodes, 2000)
Ted Koerner .... technical consultant (6 episodes, 2000)
Jeff Melnick .... assistant production coordinator (6 episodes, 2000)
Elizabeth O'Leary .... production staff (6 episodes, 2000)
Gigi Rivkin .... production staff (6 episodes, 2000)
Rick Rowan .... production staff (6 episodes, 2000)
Chuck Sklar .... story editor (6 episodes, 2000)
Tannis Vallely .... production staff (6 episodes, 2000)
Jon Wiljeck .... production staff (6 episodes, 2000)
Jennifer Winter .... key assistant accountant (6 episodes, 2000)
Tiffany L. Williams .... production staff (4 episodes, 2000)
Zeus Quijano Jr. .... production staff (3 episodes, 2000)
Chara Dreiblatt .... production staff (2 episodes, 2000)

Peter Hansen .... caterer: pastry chef (unknown episodes)
Errol Reichow .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Dirk Van Fleet .... development assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
30 min (8 episodes)
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Stephen Tobolowsky turned down the role of Brady McKay.See more »
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Must-Seek TV, 19 September 2008
Author: Bolesroor from New York, NY USA

Can someone please explain to me why this show was greeted with so much hostility? Everyone in America ostensibly loved the character of Kramer on "Seinfeld," the number one show on TV when it ended in 1998. When "The Michael Richards Show" premiered two seasons later, critics and viewers were waiting with bibs on and knives raised... they called it "horrible," "terrible," and refused to watch it. With that type of public sentiment its no surprise the show only lasted seven episodes.

"The Michael Richards Show" was good... sometimes great. I loved him from his brilliant physicality on Seinfeld but before that as retarded janitor Stanley Spadowski in "UHF" and as the Bow-Tie Killer in "Problem Child." TMRS featured not only Richards and a colorful ensemble cast but- best yet- the writers from "Seinfeld"! (Including Spike Feresten, Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin) Sure, Richards was basically playing Kramer but the premise of him as a private detective allowed him to get into a wide variety of physical and comical jams. The writing was always smart, never cheap sitcom humor, and like Seinfeld every episode featured multiple story lines. In one episode the elderly Bill Cobb is particularly mean to Tim Meadows... when Meadows asks Richards for advice Richards informs him that Cobb has "death grumpiness," an ailment that all old people get just before they die. Meadows goes through the rest of the episode treating Cobb like a fragile baby, telling him how much he loves him and how much he's going to miss him. The old crank, of course, has no idea what's going on. It was hilarious.

Was TMRS television's greatest product? No. Should the show have gone on another 8 seasons? Never. Was it a funny and intelligent series that deserved better treatment from fans and critics? Absolutely. If they release the DVD you'll see what I mean.

GRADE: B+

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