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You Wish (TV series)

You Wish
Genre Fantasy sitcom
Created by Michael Jacobs
Written by Richard Childs
Michael Craven
Michael Jacobs
Susan Estelle Jansen
Heather MacGillivray
Linda Mathious
Andrew Nicholls
Daniel Paige
Sue Paige
Steve Pepoon
Jeffrey C. Sherman
David Silverman
Stephen Sustarsic
Darrell Vickers
Directed by Jeff McCracken
David Trainer
Starring John Ales
Harley Jane Kozak
Jerry Van Dyke
Alex McKenna
Nathan Lawrence
Composer(s) Ray Colcord
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Production
Executive producer(s) Michael Jacobs
Producer(s) Mitchell Bank
Jeffrey C. Sherman
Editor(s) Marco Zappia
Camera setup Multi-camera setup
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Michael Jacobs Productions
Touchstone Television
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original channel ABC
Original release September 26, 1997 (1997-09-26) – June 23, 1998 (1998-06-23)

You Wish is an American fantasy sitcom that ran from September 26, 1997 to June 23, 1998. It started as part of ABC's TGIF programming on Friday nights for the fall of 1997, along with Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Boy Meets World, and Teen Angel.

Contents

  • Synopsis 1
    • Crossovers 1.1
  • Cancellation 2
  • Episodes 3
  • Reception 4
  • External links 5

Synopsis

Just as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch was considered a 1990s version of Bewitched, You Wish was a 1990s version of I Dream of Jeannie. In this situation, a genie lives with a family, instead of a single man.

In the show's pilot episode, Gillian Apple (Harley Jane Kozak) and her two children, Mickey Apple (Alex McKenna) and Travis Apple (Nathan Lawrence) visit a rug shop where they meet the owner, Madman Mustafa (John Rhys-Davies). There they buy a rug, where they unexpectedly release a genie (John Ales), who has been imprisoned for 2,000 years. The genie's name is simply "Genie", although in the first episode Gillian refers to him as "Steve from Canoga Park", an alias he later uses. Jerry Van Dyke was introduced to the show in the third episode as Genie's Grandpa Max.

Crossovers

Although the series made a total of 12 episodes, it was taken off after the seventh episode, "Genie Without a Cause." This episode, which aired on November 7, 1997, was part of a night-long TGIF retro crossover, which started with Sabrina. Sabrina made a time ball, which Salem swallowed and caused the time period to be the 1960s. Salem then crossed over to Boy Meets World, turning it into the 1940s, then this series to the 1950s and then to Teen Angel to the 1970s.

Cancellation

After the series was withdrawn from the TGIF lineup, new episodes of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch moved back into its original timeslot (in a effort to compete against Family Matters on the quickly failing CBS Block Party), while repeats of the hit first season took over the 8:00pm slot for the remainder of the season. The remaining 5 unaired episodes of the series were shown in May and June 1998; these episodes were aired after the season finales of Sabrina and Boy Meets World.

Episodes

No. title Original air date
1-1 "Pilot" September 26, 1997
1-2 "Jillions of Gillians" October 3, 1997
1-3 "The Big Ride" October 10, 1997
1-4 "Mind Games" October 17, 1997
1-5 "A Real Don Juan" October 24, 1997
1-6 "Halloween" October 31, 1997
1-7 "Genie Without a Cause" November 7, 1997
1-8 "Future Shock" May 22, 1998
1-9 "All in the Family Room" May 29, 1998
1-10 "Welcome to the Dollhouse" June 5, 1998
1-11 "The Bad Influence" June 12, 1998
1-12 "Bride and Prejudice" June 23, 1998

Reception

TV Guide called the series 'Hammy, artificial, and altogether excruciating'.

External links

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