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3rd Rock from the Sun 

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A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun.
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2001   2000   1999   1998   1997   1996  
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 34 wins & 74 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
John Lithgow ...  Dr. Dick Solomon 139 episodes, 1996-2001
Kristen Johnston ...  Sally Solomon 139 episodes, 1996-2001
French Stewart ...  Harry Solomon 139 episodes, 1996-2001
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ...  Tommy Solomon 139 episodes, 1996-2001
Jane Curtin ...  Dr. Mary Albright 139 episodes, 1996-2001
Simbi Kali ...  Nina 135 episodes, 1996-2001
Elmarie Wendel ...  Mrs. Dubcek 120 episodes, 1996-2001
Wayne Knight ...  Officer Don 101 episodes, 1996-2001
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Storyline

A group of aliens has come to Earth to learn about its population, customs, etc. To avoid detection, they have taken on human form which gives them human emotions, physical needs etc. WITHOUT the understanding of what they mean or the inhibitions normally present in humans. Their leader takes the position of a college professor, their military expert as his sister, their intelligence expert, supposedly oldest of group takes form of his teenage son. The uninhibited reactions turn everyday events into unusual situations. Written by Jim Brawn <jim_brawn@amuc.mtroyal.ab.ca>

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3rd Rock See more »

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Runtime:

(124 episodes) | (7 episodes)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show was cancelled on April 8, 2001 due to falling viewing figures in its final season. See more »

Quotes

Sally Solomon: Oh, how exciting. I am SO glad I get to be the woman. Next planet I get to be something BIG... WITH HORNS!
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Alternate Versions

The Netflix version of the show is cropped to 16x9. See more »

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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: What's with the Princess Hate? (2013) See more »

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HILARIOUS SHOW!:)
22 June 2003 | by The_GodmotherSee all my reviews

My god, this was & still is one of my favourite tv shows, ever! "3rdrock" wasn't only funny & enjoyable, it was very innovative, original, creative & ingenious. The majority of the time i would find myself crying of laughter due to Dick's stubborness & Harry's silly behaviour/acts! :) i was absolutely gutted when NBC decided to discontinue the show! couldn't they exit another show? why o why, man??? *sniffle* it wasn't your "typical american comedy show"-it was different & just so funny! definitely 10+! :)


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