CLL #51 (feat. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Scott Grimes)
12/10/1995 – Sunday Night Show
Source – Lost Tape (2019)
This episode has been missing since it originally aired over 23 years ago. It’s 96% complete missing some of Adam’s opening story and the opening of a call after the top of the 2nd hour station ID break. Riki Rachtman is not in present for this episode, it’s an early preview of what the show would become sans Riki who departs in January of 1996.
From Wiki: Party of Five is an American television teen and family drama created by Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman that originally aired on Fox for six seasons from September 12, 1994, to May 3, 2000. The series featured an ensemble cast led by Scott Wolf as Bailey, Matthew Fox as Charlie, Neve Campbell as Julia, and Lacey Chabert as Claudia Salinger, who with their baby brother Owen (played by several actors) constitute five siblings whom the series follows after the loss of their parents in a car accident. Notable co-stars included Scott Grimes, Paula Devicq, Michael Goorjian, Jeremy London, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. While categorized as a series aimed at teenagers and young adults, Party of Five explored several mature themes, including substance and domestic abuse, cancer, and the long-term effects of parental loss.
Despite receiving positive reviews from television critics after its debut, including TV Guide naming it “The Best Show You’re Not Watching” in 1995, the series suffered from low ratings during its first and second seasons, during which speculation arose that it would soon be cancelled. However, in 1996, Party of Five won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama, after which ratings and popularity grew for the majority of the remainder of the series. A spin-off starring Hewitt debuted on the network in 1999, Time of Your Life, which was cancelled after one season.
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