Jenny (TV series)
|Created by||Howard Gewirtz|
|Directed by||Andy Ackerman|
Leonard R. Garner Jr.
Heather Paige Kent
|Theme music composer||Brian Tyler|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||17 (7 unaired)|
|Executive producer(s)||Howard Gewirtz|
|Producer(s)||Stevie Ray Fromstein|
Lori A. Moneymaker
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Mark & Howard Productions|
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution (current)|
|Original release||September 28, 1997 –|
January 12, 1998
The series starred McCarthy as Jenny McMillan, a Utica convenience store clerk who suddenly inherits a vast fortune from the B movie star father (George Hamilton) she never knew. After her father's funeral, Jenny and her lifelong friend Maggie (Heather Paige Kent) decide to pursue fame in Hollywood.
The series, originally scheduled on Sundays opposite the second half of CBS's Top 5 hit Touched by an Angel, Fox's Top 15 hit King of the Hill, and the last half-hour of ABC's Top 40 hit The Wonderful World of Disney, was moved to Monday nights in December 1997 in an attempt to gain more viewers. The move failed to attract more viewers and Jenny was canceled after 10 of the 17 episodes produced were aired. After the first 10 shows aired Paramount Television continued production in anticipation of the series being picked up by UPN, but the show was not picked up by the network. In an episode seen only outside the United States, Guy turned out not to be dead only missing.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Pilot"||Andy Ackerman||Mark Reisman & Howard Gewirtz||September 28, 1997|
|2||"A Girl's Gotta Pierce"||Jeff Melman||Joshua Sternin & Jeffrey Ventimilia||October 5, 1997|
|3||"A Girl's Gotta Work"||Andy Ackerman||Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom||October 12, 1997|
|4||"A Girl's Gotta Spike"||Leonard R. Garner Jr.||Lori Kirkland||November 2, 1997|
|5||"A Girl's Gotta Live in the Real World"||Jeff Melman||Jennifer Glickman||November 16, 1997|
|6||"A Girl's Gotta Lie"||Leonard R. Garner Jr.||Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom||December 1, 1997|
|7||"A Girl's Gotta Deck the Halls"||Jeff Melman||Lori Kirkland & Jennifer Glickman||December 15, 1997|
|8||"A Girl's Gotta Love a Wedding"||Leonard R. Garner Jr.||Teleplay by: Joshua Sternin & Jeffrey Ventimilia|
Story by: Howard Gewirtz
|December 22, 1997|
|9||"A Girl's Gotta Merger"||Jeff Melman||Joshua Sternin & Jeffrey Ventimilia||January 5, 1998|
|10||"A Girl's Gotta Get It"||Ted Wass||Lori Kirkland||January 12, 1998|
|11||"A Girl's Gotta Hang with a Celebrity"||Leonard R. Garner Jr.||Stevie Ray Fromstein||UNAIRED|
|12||"A Girl's Gotta Protect Her Assets"||Jeff Melman||Stevie Ray Fromstein & Martin Weiss||UNAIRED|
|13||"A Girl's Gotta Make Room for Daddy: Part 1"||Jeff Melman||Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom||UNAIRED|
|14||"A Girl's Gotta Make Room for Daddy: Part 2"||Jeff Melman||Joshua Sternin & Jeffrey Ventimilia||UNAIRED|
|15||"A Girl's Gotta Go Vogue"||Matthew Diamond||Lori Kirkland||UNAIRED|
|16||"A Girl's Gotta Get Ready for Her Close-up"||Leonard R. Garner Jr.||Jennifer Glickman||UNAIRED|
|17||"A Girl's Gotta Come Through in a Clutch"||Jeff Melman||Jon Ross||UNAIRED|
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