Ferris Bueller (TV series)

Ferris Bueller (TV series)

infobox television
show_name = Ferris Bueller

caption = Opening title sequence for "Ferris Bueller"
format = Sitcom
camera =
runtime = 30 minutes (approx. 22 min)
director = Bill Bixby
Arlene Sanford
Andy Tennant
James Whitmore Jr.
Steve Dubin
Beth Hillshafer
Victor Lobl
Christopher T. Welch

starring = Charlie Schlatter
Jennifer Aniston
Ami Dolenz
Brandon Douglas
Richard Riehle
Cristine Rose
Sam Freed
narrated =
opentheme =
endtheme =
country = flagcountry|United States
network = NBC
first_aired = August 23, 1990
last_aired = 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 sitcom based on the 1986 John Hughes' film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". It debuted in August 23, 1990 on NBC and 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 Grey in 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 Broderick portraying 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. Productions in association with Paramount Television.


*Charlie Schlatter as Ferris Bueller
*Richard Riehle as Principal Ed Rooney
*Jennifer Aniston as Jeannie Bueller
*Ami Dolenz as Sloan Peterson
*Brandon Douglas as Cameron Frye
*Cristine Rose as Barbara Bueller
*Sam Freed as Bill Bueller
*Judith Kahan as Grace
*Jeff Maynard as Arthur Petrelli
*Jerry Tullos as Mr. Rickets
*David Glasser as Dork
*Brandon Rane as Wimp



External links

*imdb title|id=0098795|title=Ferris Bueller
* [http://www.tv.com/show/200/summary.html "Ferris Bueller" at TV.com]

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