1 9 9 6 – 1 9 9 7 (USA)
32 x 30 minute episodes
Wyleen Pritchett (Hedy Burress) was an enthusiastic 18-year-old from a small town in rural Virginia, eager to start a new life as a freshman at Randolph Harrington College in Boston.
Unfortunately, her old life wasn’t entirely left behind. Her doting older brother Bo (Anthony Clark) had the car, so he drove her to Boston – then took a job as a handyman in the student union (for $500 a week) and moved into her small apartment to make sure his little sis was all right.
The backwoods handyman surprised everyone with his cleverness and charm and indeed seemed smarter than most of the oddballs who populated Harrington.
Joy Byrnes (Traylor Howard) was a ditzy grad student studying southern culture for whom Bo had eyes; she, however, was taken with pompous young Professor Jack Reed (Vincent Ventresca), who in turn was in love mostly with himself.
Leonard Prince (Steve Paymer) was the dour college archivist who hung out at their apartment, and Tasha (Tasha Smith) the surly administrative assistant.
Other students and faculty members stumbled, fumbled, and leered their way through various episodes during the series’ one-year run.
Boyd “Bo” Pritchett
Prof. Jack Reed