On the Air

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1992
On the Air is an American television sitcom created by Mark Frost and David Lynch. It was broadcast from June 20 to July 4, 1992 on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). The series follows the staff of a fictional 1950s television network, Zoblotnick... read more

On the Air is an American television sitcom created by Mark Frost and David Lynch. It was broadcast from June 20 to July 4, 1992 on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). The series follows the staff of a fictional 1950s television network, Zoblotnick Broadcasting Company (ZBC), as they produce a live variety program called The Lester Guy Show—often with disastrous results. On the Air was produced by Lynch/Frost Productions and followed Lynch and Frost's previous series, Twin Peaks. In the United States only three of the seven filmed episodes were aired, but the first-and-only season was broadcast in its entirety in the United Kingdom and several other European countries.

Original Release

06/20/1992 on ABC

US Release

06/20/1992

Cast

Tracey Walter 'Blinky' Watts
Miguel Ferrer Bud Budwaller
Irwin Keyes Shorty the Stagehand
Mel Johnson Jr. Mickey
Ian Buchanan Lester Guy
Kim McGuire Nicole Thorne
Marvin Kaplan Dwight McGonigle
Gary Grossman Bert Schein
Nancye Ferguson Ruth Trueworthy
Raleigh Friend Hurry Up Twin
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The Lester Guy Show Saturday, 20 June 1992
2 Episode #1.2 Saturday, 27 June 1992
3 Episode #1.3 Saturday, 04 July 1992
4 Episode #1.4 Tuesday, 30 June 1992
5 Episode #1.5 Saturday, 04 July 1992
6 Episode #1.6 Tuesday, 07 July 1992
7 Episode #1.7 Friday, 10 July 1992

Directors

Lesli Linka Glatter, Jack Fisk, David Lynch, Betty Thomas, Jonathan Sanger

Writers

Mark Frost, Robert Engels, David Lynch, Scott Frost

Creators

David Lynch, Mark Frost

Cast

Tracey Walter 'Blinky' Watts
Miguel Ferrer Bud Budwaller
Irwin Keyes Shorty the Stagehand
Mel Johnson Jr. Mickey
Ian Buchanan Lester Guy
Kim McGuire Nicole Thorne
Marvin Kaplan Dwight McGonigle
Gary Grossman Bert Schein
Nancye Ferguson Ruth Trueworthy
Raleigh Friend Hurry Up Twin
David L. Lander Valdja Gochktch
Marla Rubinoff Betty Hudson
Raymond Friend Hurry Up Twin
Everett Greenbaum Announcer
Buddy Douglas Buddy Morris
Buddy Douglas Buddy Morris / Phillip Morris Messenger
Sydney Lassick Mr. Zoblotnick
I.M. Hobson Presidio
Charles Tyner Professor R. Answer
Loren Janes Executive

Producers

David Lynch Executive Producer
Mark Frost Executive Producer
Robert Engels Executive Producer
John Wentworth Producer
Deepak Nayar Producer
Gregg Fienberg Producer
Philip Carr Neel Producer
Tim Harbert Producer

Editors

David Siegel, Toni Morgan, Paul Trejo, Mary Sweeney

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