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Release Date:
16 August 2005 (USA) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 6)
Matt Ellis ... Himself - roommate (6 episodes, 2005)

Tommy Lee (6 episodes, 2005)
Natalie Riedmann ... Herself / ... (6 episodes, 2005)

Series Directed by
Eddie October (1 episode, 2005)
Series Writing credits
Jason Berlin (unknown episodes, 2005)
Greg Heller (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Corie Henson .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 2005)

Lyle Gamm .... story producer (unknown episodes, 2005)
Justin McLaughlin .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 2005)
Richard Bishop .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Noah Bonnett .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
BT .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Tommy Lee .... producer (unknown episodes)
Brian McCarthy .... senior story producer (unknown episodes)
Eric Mills .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Mike J. Nichols .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Eddie October .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Allan Schwegmann .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Chuck Stream .... producer (unknown episodes)
Carl Stubner .... producer (unknown episodes)
Jude Weng .... consulting producer (unknown episodes)
Brad Wyman .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
BT (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Douglas Cheney (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Bil Yoelin (4 episodes, 2005)

Blue (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey Frey (unknown episodes)
Justin Hixon (unknown episodes)
Bill Miller (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Sam Rhima (6 episodes, 2005)

Marita Sanchez (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Danielle Cunningham .... key makeup artist (6 episodes, 2005)
Series Production Management
David Darragh .... production manager (6 episodes, 2005)

Lisa M. Simmons .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Tory Lenosky .... art intern (6 episodes, 2005)
Series Sound Department
Fernando Delgado .... sound supervisor (6 episodes, 2005)
Scott Lynam .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 2005)

Devin Golub .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Ian Mayo .... sound editor / sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Foster Collins .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Clark Hoffman .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Joe Simmons .... grip (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Jennifer-Noel Dennis .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2005)

Pablito Tancinco .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes, 2005)
Ja'le Youngblood .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Robert Christoffersen .... location manager (unknown episodes, 2005)
Jamie Horwitz .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Walter McManigal .... production assistant (unknown episodes)


Additional Details

30 min (6 episodes)

Did You Know?

Tommy and his roommate, Matt, did not actually live in Neihardt Hall on the UNL campus. They lived off campus and constructed the building to look like a dorm room.See more »
Matt Ellis:You can never have enough hose.See more »


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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A delightful summer surprise, Tommy Lee makes "College" good, clean, stupid fun, 10 December 2005
Author: liquidcelluloid-1 from

Network: NBC; Genre: Comedy, Reality; Content Rating: TV-PG; Available: DVD; Perspective: Contemporary (star range: 1 - 4);

Season Reviewed: Complete Series (1 season)

If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it. "Tommy Lee Goes to College" is a reality/comedy series done right - a balance struck rarely on network TV. It is a delightfully frivolous guilty pleasure and a perfect summer season diversion... well, actually, its better than a diversion.

The premise of the series is summed up in the title. Motley Crue rock star Tommy Lee, more famous for his off-stage talents then his music, puts the past behind him, puts on a letter jacket for the University of Nebraska and tries to finish up his final college credits and get a diploma.

But the show has its tongue planted firmly in cheek the whole way through. In true wacky sitcom style, ensnared in this adventure is his mismatched roommate, Matt, and his model-hot tutor Natalie. If that isn't enough Lee's antics keep raising the eyebrows of the school's Dean who insists he shape up or be thrown out. All the while, off-screen narration is delivered with a perfectly hilarious thick-as-molasses, nose-in-the-air high society voice compliments the wackiness perfectly.

The show stumbles on a gold mine when Lee, sick of scrubbing toilets with toothbrushes, start his own fraternity - hilariously titled the "House of Lee" where he assembles all the other house rejects to create more staged, over-the-top mischief. The "Animal House" spirit is alive and well in "College" and the show's frequent dips into unbelievable fantasy (like Lee's wild physics project) only match the light-hearted sitcom tone - well established by the show's intro, "Good Times" from Tommy Lee's own album.

Audiences will probably be more on the edge of their seat, wondering if, at any moment Lee will bed that tutor, then on whether or not he gets his diploma. But Lee, himself, comes off surprisingly well. A likable goofball of a character, the show knows it can put Lee in a situation and not only will he make the most of it, but the resulting juxtaposition with his childlike enthusiasm and 80s lingo is funny. Fitfully, stupidly, funny. I laughed in spite of myself.

The premise allowed for only one season, but I really wish they could have found a way to get Tommy Lee back in college for more fun. While it runs way to short and doesn't quite match the greats of this odd hybrid genre (including "The Osbournes" and "I'm With Busey"), "Tommy Lee Goes to College" is agreeably entertaining, laugh-out-loud funny and, best of all, has no pretension about its purpose in the world. It doesn't even try to get us to like Tommy Lee, it is just good, clean, stupid fun.

* * * / 4

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