- Boston Common (TV series)
show_name = Boston Common
runtime = 30 min.
starring = Anthony Clark
country = USA
March 21 1996
April 27 1997
num_episodes = 32
num_seasons = 2
tv_com_id = 292
imdb_id = 0115115
"Boston Common" was a
television sitcomthat ran on NBCfrom 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
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 Ventrescaand Steve Paymerin 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 Galifianakisand Margot Kidder.
The show was created by
Max Mutchnickand David Kohan. They based the fictional school on Emerson Collegein Boston, which Clark and Mutchnick attended in real life.
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