Rude Awakening (TV series)


Rude Awakening (TV series)

infobox television
show_name = Rude Awakening


caption = Jonathan Penner, Sherilyn Fenn and Mario Van Peebles
format = Sitcom
runtime = approx. 0:30 (per episode)
creator = Claudia Lonow
executive_producer = Claudia Lonow
opentheme = "Another Rude Awakening" by Alana Davis (seasons 1-2) and Roger Daltrey (season 3)
starring = Sherilyn Fenn
Lynn Redgrave
Jonathan Penner
Rain Pryor
Mario Van Peebles
country = USA
network = Showtime
first_aired = August 1, 1998
last_aired = February 15, 2001
num_episodes = 55
imdb_id = 0165057
tv_com_id =1864 |

"Rude Awakening" is a TV series created by Claudia Lonow, aired by Showtime on 55 30-min episodes for 3 seasons (1998-2001).

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This bittersweet series tells the story of Billie Frank, an actress whose star is sinking because of alcoholism and sex-addiction. The show depicts her relations with other members of AA, her neighbour Dave, and her mother, Trudy.

Cast

Main cast

*Sherilyn Fenn as Billie Frank
*Lynn Redgrave as Trudy Frank
*Jonathan Penner as Dave Parelli
*Rain Pryor as Jackie
*Mario Van Peebles as Marcus Adams

Recurring

*Paul Ben-Victor as Carl
*Corinne Bohrer as Tish
*Tom Gallop
*George Katt as Zack
*Richard Lewis as Harve Schwartz
*Mark Lonow as Max
*Ana Mercedes as Antonia
*Roger E. Mosley as Milt Johnson
*Jack Plotnick as Jack
*Salli Richardson as Nancy Adams
*Jenny Robertson as Haley

Notable guest stars

*Karen Black, as Jackie's mother
*Jennifer Coolidge
*Tim Curry
*Roger Daltrey
*Beverly D'Angelo
*Taylor Dayne
*Dan Finnerty
*CCH Pounder

Episode listing

First season - 1998

Prod # Air Date Episode Title
*101 1 August 1998 Naked Again
*102 8 August 1998 Vagina
*103 15 August 1998 Lesbians on the Moon (aka Three Dykes and You're Out)
*104 22 August 1998 Filling the Wrong Hole
*105 29 August 1998 Black and Bitter
*106 5 September 1998 Hello, This Is Addictions Anonymous
*107 12 September 1998 Don't Fuck the Stripper
*109 26 September 1998 Lucky for Me Her Breast Exploded
*108 3 October 1998 What Ever Happened to Billie Frank
*110 17 October 1998 TV Mom
*111 24 October 1998 An Embarrassment of Ritch's
*112 31 October 1998 The Cheese Stands Alone
*113 7 November 1998 That's Why They Call It Dope

econd season - 1999

Prod # Air Date Episode Title
*201 26 June 1999 The Grateful Living
*202 3 July 1999 One Birthday at a Time
*203 10 July 1999 And Now a Word From Our Sponsor
*204 17 July 1999 To Bris or Not to Bris
*205 24 July 1999 The Fix Up
*206 31 July 1999 Between a Rock Star and a Hard Place
*207 7 August 1999 Dude Awakening
*208 14 August 1999 Powerless Over the What?
*209 21 August 1999 Bite Me
*210 28 August 1999 Trude Awakening
*211 4 September 1999 Bosses, Burglars & Back Street Babes
*212 11 September 1999 1-900-BIG-SLUT
*213 18 September 1999 The 35-Year Itch
*214 27 November 1999 Bad Will Hunting
*217 4 December 1999 Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
*215 11 December 1999 Jackie Oh ...
*216 18 December 1999 Slakula
*218 19 February 2000 On the Rocks with a Twist of Limey
*219 26 February 2000 Yes Sir, That's My Baby
*220 4 March 2000 Star 80 Proof
*221 11 March 2000 Full House
*222 18 March 2000 Plastered

Third season - 2000

Prod # Air Date Episode Title
*301 29 June 2000 If I Could See Me Now (1)
*302 29 June 2000 If I Could See Me Now (2)
*303 6 July 2000 To Love and To Serve
*304 13 July 2000 Relation-slips
*305 20 July 2000 Truth Don't Fail Me Now
*306 27 July 2000 Me, Myself, and I
*307 3 August 2000 Judging Billie
*308 10 August 2000 How Was Your Date?
*309 17 August 2000 Do the Right Thing
*310 24 August 2000 The Casting Ouch
*311 31 August 2000 Three Men in a Womb
*313 7 September 2000 All's Well That Amends Well
*312 14 September 2000 Telltale Heart
*314 4 January 2001 Throw Mama from the Apartment
*315 11 January 2001 Ode to Billie and Joe
*316 18 January 2001 Kiss, Kiss, Kiss...
*317 25 January 2001 Duck
*318 1 February 2001 Blessings and Dead Guys
*319 8 February 2001 Dawg Daze Afternoon
*320 15 February 2001 Altar Ego

External links

*imdb title|id=0165057|title=Rude Awakening
* [http://www.tv.com/rude-awakening/show/1864/summary.html Rude Awakening] at TV.com
* [http://www.angelfire.com/jazz/jboze3131/rudeawakening.htm The Rude Awakening site]
* [http://www.serieslive.com/fiche_serie.php?n=204 Rude Awakening] at SeriesLive.com
* [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4196/is_19990624/ai_n10509345 Rude Awakening article ("Awakening" offers laughs, ray of hope")]


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