Cursed (2000 TV series)
Cursed, later renamed The Weber Show, is an American sitcom television series that ran on NBC from October 26, 2000 to August 28, 2001. It starred Steven Weber, Amy Pietz, Wendell Pierce, and Chris Elliott.
|Also known as||The Weber Show|
|Created by||Mitchel Katlin |
|Theme music composer||Brad Segal|
|Opening theme||"Miss Fortune", performed by Liz Phair|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||17|
|Executive producer(s)||Adam Chase|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Artists Television Group|
Captain Shadow And Steve
|Original release||October 26, 2000 –|
August 28, 2001
The show is notable for having an abrupt title change in the middle of its first season. The initial premise was that its protagonist (Weber) had been cursed by an ex-girlfriend and thus constantly encountered bad luck. The show failed to find an audience, and so midway through the season the entire "bad luck" angle was abruptly dropped. The show was revamped as a more traditional sitcom and renamed The Weber Show. In spite of the change (or perhaps because of it), the show still struggled and was canceled at the end of the season, leaving a cliffhanger unresolved. The show's theme song was written and performed by Liz Phair.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||Rank||Rating||Tied with|
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||17||October 26, 2000||April 26, 2001||22||9.7||NYPD Blue|
Touched by an Angel
- Episodes 16 and 17 aired in August 2001.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"Pilot"||James Burrows||Mitchel Katlin & Nat Bernstein||October 26, 2000||1000|
|A blind date puts a hex on Jack, who comes to believe that her spell may be working.|
|2||"...And Then He Gave Her Some Old Linguine"||Michael Lembeck||Phil Baker & Drew Vaupen||November 2, 2000||1003|
|Jack tries to win back Melissa.|
|3||"...And Then She Gave Him The Bird"||Michael Lembeck||Ellen Byron & Lissa Lapstrom||November 9, 2000||1004|
|Jack reveals a childhood accident that prompts Larry to void their friendship.|
|4||"...And Then He Had to Give a Thumbs Up"||Barnet Kellman||Michael Curtis||November 16, 2000||1005|
|Jack's injured thumb may hurt his chance at getting a promotion.|
|5||"...And Then He Looked At Wendell's Thing"||James Widdoes||Ellen Byron & Lissa Lapstrom||December 7, 2000||1006|
|Jack jeopardizes his friendship with Wendell when he peeks at his job evaluation.|
|6||"...And Then Larry Brought Charlton Heston Home"||Andrew Tsao||Mark J. Kunerth||December 14, 2000||1007|
|Charlton Heston is admitted to hospital with amnesia following an accident. Jack meets Katie. [NOTE: This is the first episode with the new title.]|
|7||"...And Then Wendell Wore Candy Stripes"||Barnet Kellman||Phil Baker & Drew Vaupen||January 4, 2001||1008|
|Jack becomes jealous when his lesbian friend begins hanging out with his ex-girlfriend.|
|8||"...And Then They Bought a Motorcycle with a Sidecar"|
"And Then Larry Motorized the Side Car"
|James Widdoes||Kevin Rooney||January 11, 2001||1009|
|Jack and Larry restore a vintage motorcycle that has a sidecar.|
|9||"...And Then Jack Found Out"||Barnet Kellman||Michael Curtis||January 25, 2001||1010|
|Jack tries to woo his lesbian friend, Katie.|
|10||"...And Then Jack Forgot His Dream"||Dana DeVally Piazza||Michael Curtis||March 15, 2001||1011|
|Jack urges Larry's brother (Anthony Edwards) to give up his pursuit of rock stardom.|
|11||"...And Then They Tried To Make Some Rules"||Gail Mancuso||Gail Lerner & David Walpert||March 22, 2001||1012|
|An ex-girlfriend (Lori Loughlin) contacts Jack 15 years after dumping him.|
|12||"...And Then Sex Freaked Jack Out"||Craig Knizek||Mark J. Kunerth||March 29, 2001||1014|
|Intimacy with Katie leads to feelings of inadequacy, prompting Jack to improve his sexual prowess.|
|13||"...And Then Jack Became The Voice of the Cougars"||Dana DeVally Piazza||Mark J. Kunerth||April 5, 2001||1013|
|Jack bribes a high-school principal to allow him to play announcer for a baseball game.|
|14||"...And Then Jack Had Two Dates"||Barnet Kellman||Liz Astrof & Gail Lerner||April 19, 2001||1015|
|Jack is torn between Larry and Katie when each makes demands on his time.|
|15||"...And Then They Hoped For A Second Season"|
"...And Then Things Changed"
|Gail Mancuso||Mark J. Kunerth & Peter Tibbals||April 26, 2001||1016|
|Jack must decide whether to commit to Katie after she is offered a job in New York.|
|16||"Jumpin' Jack's Rash"|
"...And Then He Got a Rash"
|James Burrows||Phil Baker & Drew Vaupen||August 28, 2001||1001|
|When Jack gets a rash, he decides to visit a different doctor, instead of Larry.|
|17||"Dog Eat Dog"||James Widdoes||Nat Bernstein & Mitchel Katlin||August 28, 2001||1002|
|Jack gets a dog to impress a woman.|
- From the Writers Guild of America, West catalog: "Signatory Project Confirmation [search: "Weber Show"]". Writers Guild of America, West. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
- From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Weber Show"]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-11-06.