Jesse (TV series)


Jesse (TV series)
Jesse
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Genre Sitcom
Created by Ira Ungerleider
Starring Christina Applegate
Bruno Campos
Eric Lloyd
Liza Snyder
Jennifer Milmore
John Lehr
David DeLuise
George Dzundza
Darryl Theirse
Kevin Rahm
Theme music composer Stephen Bertrand
James Jacob Farris
Michael Skloff
Opening theme "Time For You", performed by The Tories
Composer(s) Michael Skloff
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 42
Production
Executive producer(s) Kevin Bright
David Crane
Marta Kauffman (all; entire run)
Ira Ungerleider
Stephen Nathan (both; season 1)
Wil Calhoun (season 2)
Cinematography Mikel Neiers
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run September 24, 1998 (1998-09-24) – May 25, 2000 (2000-05-25)

Jesse is an American sitcom which ran on NBC from September 1998 to May 2000. The show was created by Ira Ungerleider. It aired on Trouble in the UK.

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Synopsis

The show stars Christina Applegate as single mother Jesse Warner, raising her nine-year-old son in the big city. She works for her father in a German-themed bar in Buffalo, New York, serving beer while wearing a dirndl. Jesse's love interest, a Chilean named Diego (Bruno Campos), gains a rival when her ex-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.

Cast

Actor Role
Christina Applegate Jesse Warner
Bruno Campos Diego Vasquez
Eric Lloyd "Little John" Warner
Liza Snyder Linda
Jennifer Milmore Carrie
John Lehr John Warner, Jr. (Season One only)
David DeLuise Darren Warner (Season One only)
George Dzundza John Warner, Sr. (Season One only)
Darryl Theirse Kurt Bemis (Season Two only)
Kevin Rahm Dr. Danny Kozak (Season Two only)
Michael Weatherly Roy Bently (Season One only)

Reception and cancellation

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
(in millions)
1st 1998–99 22 September 24, 1998 April 1, 1999 #4[1] 20.1[1]
2nd 1999–00 20 September 23, 1999 May 25, 2000 #12[2] 16.65[2]

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