Good Morning, Miami (2002–2004)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 472 users  
Reviews: 42 user | 1 critic

A talented young TV producer arrives in Miami to revamp the lowest-rated morning show in the country.

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Actress Suzanne Pleshette Dies at 70
| WENN
Actress Suzanne Pleshette Dies at 70
| WENN

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 20 titles
created 15 Feb 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 18 Jun 2011
 
a list of 135 titles
created 25 Nov 2011
 
a list of 98 titles
created 26 Jul 2012
 
a list of 1338 titles
created 09 Aug 2012
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Good Morning, Miami (2002–2004)

Good Morning, Miami (2002–2004) on IMDb 6.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Good Morning, Miami.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
Unknown   2004   2003   2002  
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fastlane (2002–2003)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two undercover cops take down the highest and lowest criminals in Los Angeles.

Stars: Peter Facinelli, Bill Bellamy, Tiffani Thiessen
Damaged Goods (2006)
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

After two fractured souls find each other in group therapy, their bond is put to the test when one of them is unexpectedly cured.

Director: Graham Rich
Stars: Constance Zimmer, Vincent Larusso, Ryan Honey
Side Order of Life (TV Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A photographer re-evaluates her life when her best friend is diagnosed with cancer.

Stars: Marisa Coughlan, Diana Maria Riva, Chris Gartin
Conrad Bloom (TV Series 1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Copywriter Conrad Bloom is a "nice guy" in New York City whose life is filled with interesting women: His mother, his sister, an ex-girlfriend, his lady boss and a female co-worker. This ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Feuerstein, Lauren Graham, Jessica Stone
Something So Right (1996–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Oh, this marriage thing. There's no fooling around, this time. Jack and Carly have both done this, before. He's done it once; she's been through it twice. This time is different, though. ... See full summary »

Stars: Mel Harris, Jere Burns, Marnette Patterson
The Hustler (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Stars: Mark Feuerstein, Chris Fernandez Lizardi, Lindsey Smith-Sands
Untitled Jim Gaffigan Pilot (TV Movie 2014)
Comedy

Comedy about a husband and wife trying to raise their five kids in a New York two-bedroom apartment.

Director: Seth Gordon
Stars: Jim Gaffigan, Ashley Williams, Adam Goldberg
Everything But the Girl (TV Movie 2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Gary Halvorson
Stars: Tiffani Thiessen, Mackenzie Astin, Brad Raider
Stroller Wars (TV Movie 2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Rob Schiller
Stars: Tiffani Thiessen, Rebecca Creskoff, Rhea Perlman
Fired Up (1997–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

First She Got Fired, Then She Got Fired Up!

Stars: Sharon Lawrence, Leah Remini, Mark Feuerstein
Help Me Help You (TV Series 2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Stars: Ted Danson, Jere Burns, Charlie Finn
Cybill (1995–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A struggling, middle-aged actress attempts to make a career in Hollywood, all while surrounded by her hard-drinking best friend Maryann, her two ex-husbands, Ira and Jeff, and her two ... See full summary »

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Alicia Witt
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Penelope 'Penny' Barnes Barrington (39 episodes, 2002-2004)
...
 Jake Silver (39 episodes, 2002-2004)
...
 Dylan Messinger (39 episodes, 2002-2004)
...
 Gavin Stone (26 episodes, 2002-2004)
Edit

Storyline

Jake Silver, a television producer, arrives in Miami to work on the morning show, GOOD MORNING MIAMI. What he sees is a utter mess; for instance, the anchorman, Gavin Stone, is a recovering alcoholic who is pompous and arrogant, as is the anchorwoman Lucia, and the weather girl is a nun. Frank, the man who brings Jake there, is extremely neurotic. And his assistant Penny is obstinate. Jake is about to leave when he meets Dylan, the station's hairdresser, and decides to stick around to court her; the only problem is, she's already involved with Stone. But on the advice of his grandmother Clair, he decides to stay and see if he has a chance. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

miami florida | sitcom | See All (2) »

Taglines:

He had every reason to go... until came the one reason to stay...

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buenos días, Miami  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The show contained numerous references to Feuerstein's earlier work. There is a moment where he chews out Gavin in front of the audience and Penny remarks, "That's one Fired Up little yuppie!" (a reference to his role on the short-lived sit-com "Fired Up"), a moment where he drinks hard liquor and his voice gets hoarse (he did the same thing after eating food that was too spicy in "Woman on Top"). And he remarks that his hair highlights are natural (which he also did in "What Women Want"). See more »

Goofs

In the first season finale, the yellow clipboard Dylan holds in the first few minutes jumps from her hands to her bag during her talk with Jake. See more »

Quotes

[Penny is eating a big piece of chocolate cake]
Jake: What are you eating?
Penny: Birthday cake. Oh, by the way, later your colleagues will be surprising you with MOST of a birthday cake.
Jake: Wow, what a coincidence. At the end of the week I'll be surprising you with MOST of a paycheck.
See more »

Soundtracks

Once in a Lifetime
(Theme song)
by Johnny Rzeznik (as John Rzeznik)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Mismanaged by NBC from the very beginning, "Miami" is the cute little sitcom that wasn't
18 October 2004 | by (www.liquidcelluloid.blog.com) – See all my reviews

Network: NBC; Genre: Sitcom; Content Rating: TV-14 (for language and sexual content); Classification: contemporary (Star range: 1 - 4);

Season Reviewed: Complete series (2 seasons)

Good Morning, Miami' was not a great sitcom, it deserved every bit of the critical thrashing it got after the pilot episode aired. However, based on the turns it took and the results of the final few episodes in the first season, as well as several in the abbreviated 2nd, it looked like it was heading down the road to being quite good. And, despite some shameless unoriginal qualifications, it was quite funny. Which puts it a peg above most shows. It's a classic, now all too common, example of a network playing poker with a TV show due to behind-the-scenes politics and also the uselessness of TV critics who watch only the first few episodes of a series in the package they receive and don't update or follow up on the show as it changes.

The show was recklessly mismanaged and falsely advertised by NBC – specifically Jeff Zucker (to name names) – from the very beginning. 'Miami', the latest series from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick ('Will & Grace', the cult 'Boston Common'), was, from the look of it, shoved on the air a year before it was ready to make way for NBC's remake of 'Coupling' . 'Coupling' was the show Zucker expected to be greeted with rousing ovations and easily slide into the 'Friends' timeslot without missing a beat when that show left the air the next year. Despite this, it was Zucker who stood up at his press convention and loudly touted that 'Miami' was going to have a will-they-or-won't-they relationship "to even surpass Ross and Rachael" (much to the cheers of pre-teen girls everywhere I'm sure). So, 'Miami' was put out there and forced to iron out it's kinks while everyone watched. That pilot is bogged down in so much Don't Be Alone preaching from Suzanne Pleshette that I shouldn't have given the show a second look.

For those that don't know, it follows Jake Silver (Mark Feuerstein, 'Caroline in the City') a TV producer who moves to Miami to save the bottom-of-the-ratings challenged title morning show. Instead of ditching this uphill climb he decides to stick around, help the show and in the process try to win over show hairstylist Dylan (Ashley Williams), whom he supposedly falls for after she runs her hands through his hair in the first episode. I must admit a failing: Ashley Williams is just too searingly hot to ignore. In this case, her lack of real acting chops doesn't really matter. She is kept sparingly from us in the first season, left an open book for the viewer to fill in. She has the perfect cute-girl-next-door looks that make for a believable muse.

As I watched the show changed and improved before my eyes. I slowly began to not only take it off mute, but become engaged in it. Then it did something that most time-slot hit sitcoms never do – it made me laugh. Genuine belly laughs. They canned their more obnoxious characters and eventually, it found a groove. The writing sharpened (as if it grabbed writers that just jumped ship from 'Futurama' at the time) and the cast became more comfortable. Despite NBC's relentless false advertising, the stories stayed away from the kind of relationship melodrama that makes 'Friends' so insufferable. The stories became more loosely constructed once the humorous dynamics in the cast where found and the show was more of a character comedy than a strict relationship series. Much of the credit for the show's success lies with the impeccable deadpan comic delivery of Constance Zimmer and Matt Letscher. These are pretty stock characters (calling back to 'Newsradio') but a great performance is still a great performance. When asked where his maid is, Letscher knows exactly how long to hold the pause while looking around at the junk piled up in his apartment before dryly responding "She's under here somewhere". Zimmer wins the Most Likely to Get Her Own Show award.

More changes where made in the re-tooled 2nd season. Another anchor babe was added, Suzanne Pleshette (a pistol of energy at the end of the first season) left for '8 Simple Rules' leaving a fun dynamic between her character and the otherwise annoying Jere Burns twisting in the wind. But mostly the show looked to be heading in the right direction. A villain (Tiffani Amber-Thessen) was wisely added. They raced out Jake and Dylan sleeping together in the season premiere to pop that bubble and shift the focus from relationship drama to free-wheeling jokes. Zimmer and Letscher remained the stars though. A story point in which Gavin gets hooked on coffee shop punch cards is Kramer-esquire - and I mean that in a good way.

This was a cute, stupidly funny pure sitcom with some high wattage talent behind it (veteran directors like James Burrows and David Trainer), It was worth a look and deserved a chance. After 'Coupling' flamed out Zucker should have realized the potential he had with it. Instead he used it as leverage after Kohen and Mutnick filed a breach of contract lawsuit against NBC. Like the innocent daughter of an action movie hero, 'Miami' had a gun pointed at it's head because of who it knew and where was. Without any input from the audience the show was cancelled. Just the fact that I kept up with all this is the biggest compliment. 'Miami' was the best in NBC's long recent roster of time-slot hits. Remember 'Caroline in the City', 'Veronica's Closet', 'Fired Up' or the wretched 'Suddenly Susan'? Exactly. This is the one relationship show I would have watched. A fluffy, light-weight, entertaining guilty pleasure. And Ashley Williams is adorable.

* * ½


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
on DVD?? chimeradave
Are they canceling it?? :'( Jazmin503
"once in a life time" liza_z_w
New cast member.... atle44
Help! Raychal
GMM had that "Cheers" dynamic, it will be missed xabat77
Discuss Good Morning, Miami (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page