- Ferris Bueller (TV series)
show_name = Ferris Bueller
caption = Opening title sequence for "Ferris Bueller"
runtime = 30 minutes (approx. 22 min)
Bill Bixby Arlene Sanford Andy Tennant James Whitmore Jr.
Christopher T. Welch
Charlie Schlatter Jennifer Aniston Ami Dolenz Brandon Douglas Richard Riehle Cristine Rose
country = flagcountry|United States
August 23, 1990
August 11, 1991
num_episodes = 13
num_seasons = 1
website = http://www.tvobscurities.com/articles/ferris.php
imdb_id = 0098795
tv_com_id = 200
"Ferris Bueller" is an American
sitcombased on the 1986 John Hughes' film" Ferris Bueller's Day Off". It debuted in August 23, 1990 on NBCand was canceled within its first season, a few months after its debut. It is known outside of its fan base as having starred a then-unknown Jennifer Aniston(who would later appear in the long-running sitcom "Friends") as Jeannie Bueller, played by Jennifer Greyin the film.
Though based on the movie, the series was not a continuation of the film. Unlike the film (which was set in Chicago), the series was set in Los Angeles. In the pilot episode, Ferris (Schlatter) refers to the film and expresses his displeasure of
Matthew Broderickportraying him. As in the film, the series focused on Ferris Bueller and his high school experiences, including dealing with his sister Jeannie (Aniston), his friend Cameron (Douglas), and Bueller's love interest Sloan (Dolenz).
Airing and cancellation
The show was broadcast on Monday nights with "
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", also in its first season, as a lead in. After being canceled in December 1990, "Ferris Bueller" was replaced mid-season with the more offbeat sitcom "Blossom", which lasted five seasons. A leftover episode aired in August 1991.
Some credit its demise [ [http://www.jumptheshark.com/topic/Ferris-Bueller/Ferris-Bueller-General-Comments/683 Jump The Shark » Forums » Shark Discussions » TV Shows: A - Z » F » Ferris Bueller] ] to competition from a show with a similar concept that debuted on the Fox network the same month, "
Parker Lewis Can't Lose" [ [http://www.tvobscurities.com/articles/ferris.php Ferris Bueller can't win...] ] . "Parker Lewis" proved to be more successful [ [http://www.80s.com/saveferris/faq.html Apparently, Parker Lewis Can't Lose is a much better program, and I highly enjoy that show.] ] , lasting three seasons.
Apparently, John Hughes, who directed "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", disapproved of the series [ [http://www.80s.com/saveferris/faq.html Apparently, John Hughes disapproved of it and tried to fight its production. But he failed and it was produced by Maysh, Ltd. Productions in association with Paramount Television.] ] and tried to fight its production. But he failed and it was produced by
Maysh, Ltd. Productionsin association with Paramount Television.
Charlie Schlatteras Ferris Bueller
Richard Riehleas Principal Ed Rooney
Jennifer Anistonas Jeannie Bueller
Ami Dolenzas Sloan Peterson
Brandon Douglasas Cameron Frye
Cristine Roseas Barbara Bueller
Sam Freedas Bill Bueller
Judith Kahanas Grace
Jeff Maynardas Arthur Petrelli
Jerry Tullosas Mr. Rickets
David Glasseras Dork
Brandon Raneas Wimp
*imdb title|id=0098795|title=Ferris Bueller
* [http://www.tv.com/show/200/summary.html "Ferris Bueller" at TV.com]
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