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Beggars and Choosers 

The amusing trials of the executive staff of a television network.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Brian Kerwin ...  Rob Malone 42 episodes, 1999-2001
Charlotte Ross ...  Lori Volpone 42 episodes, 1999-2001
Tuc Watkins ...  Malcolm Laffley 39 episodes, 1999-2001
Sherri Saum ...  Casey Lenox / ... 29 episodes, 1999-2001
Ben Bass ...  Brian Peske 29 episodes, 1999-2001
Colin Cunningham ...  Herb Kolodny 24 episodes, 1999-2001
Rudolf Martin ...  Nicky Krasnakov 23 episodes, 1999-2001
Klodyne Rodney Klodyne Rodney ...  Latitia Martinez 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Kaj-Erik Eriksen ...  Carey Malone / ... 22 episodes, 1999-2001
Justin Carroll Justin Carroll ...  Nigel Gibney 20 episodes, 2000-2001
Christina Hendricks ...  Kelly Kramer 19 episodes, 2000-2001
Isabella Hofmann ...  Cecile Malone 18 episodes, 1999-2000
William McNamara ...  Brad Advail 17 episodes, 1999-2000
Keegan Connor Tracy ...  Audrey Malone 17 episodes, 1999-2000
Jerry Wasserman ...  Irwin 17 episodes, 1999-2001
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A look behind the scenes of network television. Rob Malone is the president of LGT, a television network fighting for ratings, and usually losing. Taking up the battle with Malone are Lori Volpone and casting executive, Malcolm Laffley. Each episode takes a look into how a network runs - how the executives deal with the stars, how they make big budget deals while trying to keep the network financially stable. Malone has too much on his hands, the owner of the company drifts in and out of a coma, the casting exec. is being accused of sexual harassment, and the VP in charge of development is doing everything she can, no matter how evil, to move up in the ranks. Written by Joshua Taj Bozeman <JBoze3131@aol.com>

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Side by side. Neck and neck. And always behind your back.

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Comedy

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TV-MA
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asta-i televiziunea! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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amusing comedy drama
22 August 2006 | by marktadfordSee all my reviews

I particularly enjoyed great performances from many talented actors especially Tuc Watkins and am looking forward to seeing the whole series again. Any new release on DVD would be welcome. This series is definitely worth a watch if you have a sense of humor and not necessarily into sitcoms but a more subtle type of humor. The series deepens in perspective in the next season and maintains it's original appeal. What a pity it ended so soon. More of this type of comedy drama is needed on TV. Subsequent seasons have great additions to the cast which keep the story fresh. I also liked very much a quirky opening credit and theme tune.


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