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Famous Teddy Z

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The Famous Teddy Z was a short-lived television sitcom created by Hugh Wilson (WKRP in Cincinnati, Frank's Place) that aired on CBS during the fall of 1989. It starred Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) as Theodore "Teddy" Zakalakis, a young man working in a Hollywood talent agency in order to avoid being stuck in his Greek-American family's bakery. When Hollywood star Harland Keyvo meets Teddy Z, he is so impressed by his honesty that he makes him his new agent. The humor is derived from Teddy's innocent approach to the business, contrasted with the snake-like behavior of his fellow agents.

The outline of the series was inspired by the true story of Jay Kantor, who was a mailroom clerk at MCA and later became Marlon Brando's agent.

The series received two Emmy nominations, but low ratings led CBS to drop it with four episodes unaired. It was later run in its entirety on Comedy Central and still later by the Trio Network under the heading "Brilliant But Canceled."


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Aired: September 18, 1989 - May 12, 1990

Cast: John Cryer, Milton Selzer, Jane Sibbett, Alex Rocco, Tom La Grua, Erica Yohn, Josh Blake

Network: CBS

Genre: Sitcom

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