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Center of the Universe is a television series on CBS, which ran from October 27, 2004, until January 19, 2005. The sitcom was canceled after just 10 episodes aired. It was set in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.

John Goodman starred as John Barnett, a good-natured and successful operator of a security company. The series involved the dependency of his entire family on John for everything -- money, jobs, housing, and personal guidance in every decision.

Tagline: "The world doesn't revolve around John...but his family does."

A total of 15 episodes were produced.

  1. Nat Bernstein


  2. Mitchel Katlin


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  1. Melinda McGraw

    Melinda McGraw

  2. John Goodman

    John Goodman

    John Barnett

  3. Ed Asner

    Ed Asner

  4. Jean Smart

    Jean Smart

  5. Diedrich Bader

    Diedrich Bader

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Season 1

2004 | 15 Episodes

Season 1 of Center of the Universe premiered on October 27, 2004.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m



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