Jesse (TV series)
|Created by||Ira Ungerleider|
|Theme music composer||
James Jacob Farris
|Opening theme||"Time For You", performed by The Tories|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||42|
Marta Kauffman (all; entire run)
Stephen Nathan (both; season 1)
Wil Calhoun (season 2)
|Running time||30 minutes|
Warner Bros. Television
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||September 24, 1998 – May 25, 2000|
The show stars Christina Applegate as single mother Jesse Warner, raising her nine-year-old son, Little John, in Buffalo, New York. She works for her overbearing father in a German-themed bar, serving beer while wearing a dirndl. Jesse's love interest, a Chilean named Diego (Bruno Campos), gains a rival when her former husband comes to town, intent on winning her back.
In the second season, Jesse becomes a nurse and stories revolve around her friends instead of her family.
- Christina Applegate as Jesse Warner
- Bruno Campos as Diego Vasquez
- Eric Lloyd as "Little John" Warner
- Liza Snyder as Linda
- Jennifer Milmore as Carrie
- John Lehr as John Warner, Jr. (Season 1)
- David DeLuise as Darren Warner (Season 1)
- George Dzundza as John Warner, Sr. (Season 1)
- Kevin Rahm as Dr. Danny Kozak (Season 2)
- Michael Weatherly as Roy Bently (Season 1)
- Michael Welch as Gabe (Season 2)
- Jacqueline Obradors as Irma (Season 2)
While Jesse was in the top 20 in the Nielsen ratings regularly, the show lost much ground to Friends, its powerful lead-in. As a result, NBC decided to cancel the show after its second season. A total of 42 episodes were produced.
|Season||Episodes||Season Premiere||Season Finale||Ranking|| Viewers|
|1||22||September 24, 1998||April 1, 1999||#4||20.1|
|2||20||September 23, 1999||May 25, 2000||#12||16.65|
Season 1 (1998–1999)
Season 2 (1999–2000)
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- "Top TV Shows For 1999-2000 Season". Variety. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
- From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
- "Jesse". EpGuides. Retrieved 2016-04-01.