WIOU (1990)

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WIOU is an American television drama series, which aired on CBS in 1990 and 1991. The show is set in the news department of a fictional television station whose actual callsign is WNDY, but which is nicknamed WIOU by its staff because of the station's perennial financial struggles.

The show stars John Shea as news director Hank Zaret. The cast also includes Mariette Hartley as executive producer Liz McVay, Harris Yulin and Helen Shaver as news anchors Neal Frazier and Kelby Robinson, Phil Morris as aggressive reporter Eddie Bock, Jayne Brook as reporter Ann Hudson, Kate McNeil as reporter Taylor Young, Dick Van Patten as aging weatherman Floyd Graham, and Wallace Langham as news intern Willis Teitelbaum.

According to television researchers Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, this program received such low ratings that although 18 episodes were actually produced, five were never aired upon the program's cancellation.

  1. John Eisendrath


  2. Kathryn Pratt


Series Cast

  1. Helen Shaver as Kelby Robinson

    Helen Shaver

    Kelby Robinson

    20 Episodes

  2. Harris Yulin as Neal Frazier

    Harris Yulin

    Neal Frazier

    20 Episodes

  3. Phil Morris as Eddie Brock

    Phil Morris

    Eddie Brock

    20 Episodes

  4. John Shea as Hank Zaret

    John Shea

    Hank Zaret

    20 Episodes

  5. Joe Grifasi as Tony Pro

    Joe Grifasi

    Tony Pro

    20 Episodes

  6. Robin Gammell as Kevin Doherty

    Robin Gammell

    Kevin Doherty

    20 Episodes

  7. Mariette Hartley as Liz McVay

    Mariette Hartley

    Liz McVay

    20 Episodes

  8. Kate McNeil as Taylor Young

    Kate McNeil

    Taylor Young

    20 Episodes

  9. Dick Van Patten as Floyd Graham

    Dick Van Patten

    Floyd Graham

    20 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1990 | 20 Episodes

Season 1 of WIOU premiered on October 24, 1990.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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