Boston Common (TV series)


Boston Common (TV series)

infobox television
show_name = Boston Common


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format = Comedy
runtime = 30 min.
creator = Max Mutchnick
David Kohan
starring = Anthony Clark
Traylor Howard
Hedy Burress
Steve Paymer
Roger Rees
Tasha Smith
Vincent Ventresca
country = USA
executive_producer = David Kohan
Max Mutchnick
network = NBC
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camera =
first_aired = March 21 1996
last_aired = April 27 1997
num_episodes = 32
num_seasons = 2
tv_com_id = 292
imdb_id = 0115115
website =

"Boston Common" was a television sitcom that ran on NBC from 1996-97. It starred Anthony Clark and took place in the city of Boston. It was one of the highest rated shows ever to get canceled, as it ranked 8th in the yearly ratings and was viewed by an average of 14.96 million households per episode

Plot synopsis

Anthony Clark portrayed Boyd Pritchett, a genial, easy-going twenty-something from Virginia (Clark is from Virginia) who delivers his sister Wyleen (played by Hedy Burress) to college in Boston. Then Boyd falls in love with Joy (Traylor Howard) and decides to stay, much to Wyleen's dismay. Boyd eventually gets a job at the college and shares an apartment with Wyleen. Wyleen's inclination is to be sexually active, but Boyd tries to inspire her with his chaste pursuit of Joy.

The cast included Tasha Smith, Vincent Ventresca and Steve Paymer in supporting roles (and later the cast would be joined by Roger Rees). The show also boasted a long list of recurring character actors, including Leah Lail, Robin Duke, Sam Anderson, D. C. Douglas, Zach Galifianakis and Margot Kidder.

The show was created by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. They based the fictional school on Emerson College in Boston, which Clark and Mutchnick attended in real life.

External links

*imdb title|id=0115115|title=Boston Common


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