Committed (2001 TV series)
|Written by||Michael Fry|
|Directed by||Dennis Miller|
|Theme music composer||Steve Mooney|
|Opening theme||Trisha Yearwood|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Executive producer(s)||Annie Groovie|
|Running time||30 minutes|
Philippines Animation Studios
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television|
|Original release||March 3 – June 8, 2001|
All 13 episodes of the show can be seen viewed on Amazon Video.
American country singer Trisha Yearwood performs the theme song to the series.
Voice actors and their characters
- Eugene Levy as Joe Larsen
- Catherine O'Hara as Liz Larsen
- Andrea Martin as Frances Wilder
- Dave Foley as Bob the Dog
- Annick Obonsawin as Tracy Larsen
- Charlotte Arnold as Zelda Larsen
- Cole Caplan as Nicholas Larsen
- Oscar Hsu as Gary Wong
- Ron Pardo as Cal
- Linda Kash as Val
- Len Carlson as Additional Voices
- Greg Spottiswood as Additional Voices
- Adrian Truss as Additional Voices
- 1. Liz's Choice October 6, 2002
- When the babysitter quits, working parents Liz and Joe Larsen have to scramble to find childcare for their two-year-old potty training Nicholas.
- 2. Time Waits For No Mom October 6, 2002
- Liz faces a performance review at work, while trying to keep track of three sick kids and a husband facing a writing deadline.
- 3. Mom On Strike October 6, 2002
- Liz comes home from work to find the house a mess and her family oblivious.
- 4. My Daughter The Star October 6, 2002
- After Tracy gets a part in an experimental school play, Joe and Liz disagree about how to best encourage her new-found interest in acting.
- 5. Two Minutes to Paradise October 6, 2002
- Having scheduled a romantic date night, Liz ends up reassessing the state of her marriage while waiting for Joe to watch the last two minutes of a championship basketball game.
- 6. www.joie-de-tot.com October 6, 2002
- Joie de Tot, Nicholas' daycare center, has just installed a web cam so the parents can watch their kids during the day.
- 7. Life Goes On, Bra October 6, 2002
- When ten-year-old Tracy decides she needs a bra, Liz is forced to face the reality that her little girl is becoming a pre-woman.
- 8. Who Wants To Be A Crillionaire? October 6, 2002
- On a field trip, Zelda's bus has a minor accident.
- 9. Be My Guest October 6, 2002
- The new next-door neighbors ask the Larsens to dog-sit in their all-new, cutting edge computer controlled home.
- 10. Married To The Mob Rat October 6, 2002
- Liz discovers that Zelda's Girl Tracker cookie drive is not only controlled by the mob, but that the cookies are made by her company.
- 11. There Must Be a Pony October 6, 2002
- Liz suggests to a bored Zelda that she throw herself into hobby.
- 12. The College Slush Fund October 6, 2002
- After a career day at school, Zelda and Tracy discover that going to college costs money.
- 13. Beauty Is In The Eye of the Beholden October 6, 2002
- Liz questions her attractiveness when Joe is picked to judge "The Miss Downloadable" beauty contest.
Differences from the comic strip
- The series takes place in Canada even though the comic strip is set in America (where it actually originated).
- In the comic strip, the Larsens have two children; in the TV series, they have three children.
- Zelda (the blonde child) was Tracy in the comic strip; the Zelda in the comic strip was an infant.
- Joe had red hair in the comic strip and brown hair in the TV series.
- The majority of the supporting characters were created for the TV series.
- Bob breaks the fourth wall throughout the series.
- Executive Producers: Michael Hirsh, Patrick Loubert, Clive A. Smith, Ma. Elena L. Eloriaga, Michael Fry, Howard Nemetz, Doug Stern
- Produced by: Spence Caldwell
- Supervising Producers: Stephen Hodgins, Patricia R. Burns, Marianne Culbert
- Line Producer: Lynn Warner
- Directed by: John Halfpenny
- Assistant Director: Jason Groh, Steve Daye, Kevin Klis
- Story Editor: Matthew Salsberg
- Casting: Karen Goora, Jessie Thomson
- Voice Director: Dan Hennessey
- Production Manager: Brenda J. Wall
- Production Supervisors: Ruta Cube
- Storyboard Artists: Scott Mansz, John Flagg, Jim Caswell, Rob Davies, Sam To, Dave Baggley, Alex Leung, Rob Walton, Ken Stephenson, Jason Groh, Kevin Klis, Jean Pilotte, Rob Pincombe, Samantha Palomino, Rui Albano
- Animation Director: Oscar Perez
- Background Artists: Michael Hitchcox, Susan Menzies, Violeta Nikolic
- Music by: Ray Parker and Tom Szczesniak
- Music Supervisor: Stephen Hudecki
- Music Editors: Peter Branton, Tony Crea, Simon Berry, Daniel Fernandez