TV 101

TV 101

Title screen
Genre Drama
Created by Karl Schaefer
Directed by Scott Brazil
Eric Laneuville
Sam Pillsbury
Beth Hillshafer
Ben Bolt
Jan Eliasberg
Bruce Seth Green
Win Phelps
John Heath
Sam Weisman
Starring Sam Robards
Brynn Thayer
Leon Russom
Andrew Cassese
Stacey Dash
Matt LeBlanc
Composer(s) Todd Rundgren
Stacy Widelitz
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 17
Executive producer(s) Scott Brazil
Karl Schaefer
Producer(s) Michael Cassutt
James C. Hart
Cinematography Paul Goldsmith
Editor(s) Augie Hess
Noel Rogers
M. Edward Salier
Running time 4548 min
Production company(s) GTG Entertainment
Original network CBS
Original release November 29, 1988 (1988-11-29) – March 25, 1989 (1989-03-25)

TV 101 is an American drama series that aired on CBS from 1988 until 1989.[1] The series stars Sam Robards, Brynn Thayer, Leon Russom and Andrew Cassese. Other notable cast members include Stacey Dash, Teri Polo, Alex Désert and Matt LeBlanc. The music for this show was created and produced by Todd Rundgren.


Recently divorced Kevin Keegan (Robards) is a photojournalist who quits his job and returns to alma mater, Roosevelt High School, to teach journalism. He then teaches his class how to produce a television news program instead of a traditional school newspaper.


The series was scheduled opposite ABC's top 10 hits Who's the Boss? and Roseanne, and NBC's top 20 hit, Matlock. After airing only 13 episodes of the 17 that were produced, TV 101 was canceled due to low ratings and a controversy that erupted when one of the show's characters became pregnant and decided to have an abortion.


Actor Role
Sam Robards Kevin Keegan
Brynn Thayer Emilie Walker
Leon Russom Principal Edward Steadman
Andrew Cassese Sherman Fischer
Stacey Dash Monique
Matt LeBlanc Chuck Bender
Alex Désert Holden Hines
Teri Polo Amanda Hampton
Stewart Goddard Marty Voight
Monique Salcido Angela Hernandez
Mary B. Ward Penny Lipton
Andrew White Vance Checker
Matt Dearborn Skip the Janitor


Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1 "Rolling" November 29, 1988
2 "Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Teenagers (But Were Afraid to Ask)" December 6, 1988
3 "The Unbearable Rightness of Penny" December 13, 1988
4 "Home" December 20, 1988
5 "On the Road" January 4, 1989
6 "Kangaroo Gate" January 11, 1989
7 "The Last Temptation of Checker (Part 1)" January 18, 1989
8 "The Last Temptation of Checker (Part 2)" January 25, 1989
9 "Clicks" February 1, 1989
10 "First Love (Part 1)" February 25, 1989
11 "First Love (Part 2)" March 4, 1989
12 "First Love (Part 3)" March 11, 1989
13 "Keegan's Past" March 25, 1989
14 "Teacher of the Year" Never Aired
15 "Modern, Steamy Romance" Never Aired
16 "Bang, Zoom (Part 1)" Never Aired
17 "Bang, Zoom (Part 2)" Never Aired


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