Lost on Earth

Lost on Earth
Genre Science fiction
Situation comedy
Starring Tim Conlon
Paul Gleason
Stacy Galina
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Home by Six Productions
Quincy Jones/David Salzman Entertainment
Original network USA Network
Original release January 4 – April 2, 1997

Lost on Earth is an American situation comedy television series starring Tim Conlon. The series premiered January 4, 1997 on the USA Network.[1][2]


KTEE-TV television reporter David Rudy (Tim Conlon) has just suffered an on-air gaffe that could cost him his job. Rather than be fired, Rudy accepts a demotion from his boss, George Greckin (Paul Gleason), by agreeing to host a children's puppet show. Rudy quickly discovers that the puppets are not props, but are real aliens that became stranded on Earth while exploring the universe. Rudy is also dating the boss's daughter Sherry (Stacy Galina).




Thirteen episodes are registered with the United States Copyright Office.

# Title Director Original airdate Production code
1"They're Alive"Gary BrownJanuary 4, 1997 (1997-01-04)9601
2"In Arms Way"Gary BrownJanuary 11, 1997 (1997-01-11)9602
3"Commitment"Paul FuscoJanuary 18, 1997 (1997-01-18)9604
4"Freedom"Paul FuscoJanuary 25, 1997 (1997-01-25)9605
5"Metamorphosis"Gary BrownFebruary 1, 1997 (1997-02-01)9603
6"Acceptance"Paul FuscoFebruary 8, 1997 (1997-02-08)9606
7"Nick Knows"Peter BaldwinFebruary 15, 1997 (1997-02-15)9607
8"Guaranteed Not to Shrink"Rick LockeFebruary 22, 1997 (1997-02-22)9609
9"Puppet Love"Phil RamunoMarch 1, 1997 (1997-03-01)9608
10"Father's Day"Gary BrownMarch 5, 1997 (1997-03-05)9610
11"Where There's Smoke"Gary BrownMarch 19, 1997 (1997-03-19)9611
12"Death of a Custodian"Gary BrownMarch 26, 1997 (1997-03-26)9612
13"Going Home"Paul FuscoApril 2, 1997 (1997-04-02)9613


Steven Linan of the Los Angeles Times called the series "mirthless" and "a lost cause". Linan also stated that the show is "too silly for adults and too coarse for kids".[1] John Levesque of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer did not find the series funny, and said that the scripts were "unimaginative" and "unprofessional".[3] Claude Brooks of The Palm Beach Post said the series "isn't that bad", however "the puppets are funnier than the humans". Brooks referred to the series as essentially "3rd Rock from the Sun meets The Muppet Show".[4]


  1. 1 2 Linan, Steven (January 4, 1997). "USA Adds Sitcoms 'Earth' and 'Crib'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-07-20.
  2. Dempsey, John (December 4, 1996). "USA bumping up original output". Variety. Retrieved 2009-07-20.
  3. Levesque, John (January 3, 1997). "'Jag' is Back But Not Much Better; 'Lost on Earth' is Just Plain Lost". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. p. 34.
  4. Brooks, Claude (January 4, 1997). "USA's New Offerings Fall Short". The Palm Beach Post. pp. 4.D.
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