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Life with Roger

Life with Roger
Genre Sitcom
Created by Howard Adler
Robert Griffard
Written by Howard Adler
Adam Cohen
Dan Cross
David Hoge
Barry Gold
Todd J. Greenwald
Robert Griffard
Rob Hammersley
Rick Hawkins
Bob Keyes
Doug Keyes
Kevin McMurtry
Nancylee Myatt
Directed by Robby Benson
Gerry Cohen
Richard Correll
Rod Daniel
James Hampton
Shelley Jensen
Barnet Kellman
Steve Zuckerman
Starring Mike O'Malley
Maurice Godin
Hallie Todd
Meredith Scott Lynn
Theme music composer David Schwartz
Composer(s) David Schwartz
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 20
Executive producer(s) Howard Adler
Robert Griffard
Producer(s) Deborah Oppenheimer
Tracey Ormandy
Editor(s) Richard Candib
Pam Marshall
Cinematography Ken Lamkin
Frank Raymond
Running time 30 minutes (with commercials)
Production company(s) Warner Bros. Television
Original channel The WB
Original release September 8, 1996 – March 30, 1997

Life with Roger is an American sitcom that aired on The WB as part of its 1996-97 schedule.


Life with Roger starred Mike O'Malley as Roger Hoyt, a formerly suicidal homeless young man dissuaded from jumping off of a bridge by Jason Fuller (Maurice Godin), a man whose car had coincidentally broken down on the bridge just before Roger could complete his planned jump. Jason, a medical doctor, talks Roger out of going though with his suicide plan, and Roger repairs his car. They eventually become roommates when Roger talks Jason out of marrying his fiancėe, and typical sitcom mayhem ensues. Hallie Todd co-starred as Jason's sister, Lanie Clark, and Meredith Scott Lynn played Myra, Jason's former fiancėe.

The series premiered on September 8, 1996, airing twenty episodes before being canceled in March 1997 due to low ratings.[1]


  • Mike O'Malley as Roger Hoyt
  • Maurice Godin as Jason Clark
  • Hallie Todd as Lanie Clark
  • Meredith Scott Lynn as Myra
  • Heather Paige Kent as Kate


Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 Pilot September 8, 1996
1-2 "The Day After" September 15, 1996
1-3 "The Stereo" September 22, 1996
1-4 "The Foosball Connection" September 29, 1996
1-5 "Breaking In Is Hard to Do" October 6, 1996
1-6 "First Date" October 13, 1996
1-7 "Love Thy Neighbor" October 27, 1996
1-8 "The Way We Was" November 3, 1996
1-9 "Is There a Doctor in the House?" November 10, 1996
1-10 "Working Girl" November 17, 1996
1-11 "Last Tango" December 15, 1996
1-12 "The Apartment" January 5, 1997
1-13 "The Landlady" January 12, 1997
1-14 "About Last Night" January 19, 1997
1-15 "The New Boyfriend" March 2, 1997
1-16 "The Man with the Golden Charm" March 3, 1997
1-17 "A Fight to Remember" March 9, 1997
1-18 "Toy Story" March 16, 1997
1-19 "Dial M for Muffin" March 23, 1997
1-20 "The Boxer Rebellion" March 30, 1997


  1. ^ King, Susan (1999-09-21). "'The Rick' Wants to Show He Knows the Score". p. 2. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 

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