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Boston Common (TV series)

Boston Common
Created by Max Mutchnick
David Kohan
Starring Anthony Clark
Traylor Howard
Hedy Burress
Steve Paymer
Roger Rees
Tasha Smith
Vincent Ventresca
Country of origin USA
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 32
Executive producer(s) David Kohan
Max Mutchnick
Running time 30 min.
Production company(s) KoMut Entertainment
Castle Rock Entertainment
Columbia TriStar Television
Original channel NBC
Original release March 21, 1996 – April 27, 1997

Boston Common is an American television sitcom that ran on NBC from 1996 to 1997 and set in Boston. It starred Anthony Clark and was one of the 10 highest rated shows in its first season as it ranked 8th in the yearly ratings with a 15.6 household rating, but with a move to Sundays in its second season, the show dropped from 8th to 52nd place.[1]


Boyd Pritchett (Anthony Clark), a genial, easy-going twenty-something from Virginia who delivers his sister Wyleen (Hedy Burress) to college in Boston. Then Boyd falls in love with Joy (Traylor Howard) and decides to stay, much to Wyleen's dismay. Boyd eventually gets a job at the college and shares an apartment with Wyleen whose inclination is to be sexually active, but Boyd tries to inspire her with his chaste pursuit of Joy. The cast included Tasha Smith, Vincent Ventresca and Steve Paymer in supporting roles (and later Roger Rees) and also boasted a long list of recurring character actors, including Leah Lail, Robin Duke, Sam Anderson, D.C. Douglas, Margot Kidder and Zach Galifianakis in his early appearance. The show was created by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. They based the fictional school on Emerson College in Boston, which Clark and Mutchnick attended in real life.

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