1 9 9 0 – 1 9 9 1 (USA)
19 x 30 minute episodes
A team of four bright young neophytes had been put together to write gags for a Candid Camera-type prank series called Here’s Looking at You: conservative Chicago ad man Charlie Davis (Alan Ruck), his frisky, insecure brother Jack (Jerry Levine), sexy and slightly naive Alex from Denver (Heather Locklear), and abrasive New Yorker Kate (Hallie Todd).
They all lived together and played pranks on one another in a sunny Los Angeles beach house – except when they were facing their alternately tyrannical/ neurotic producer Dawn St. Claire (Holland Taylor) in her plush offices.
Lindsay (Staci Keanan) was a bouncy teenager who lived next door.
All this cheer failed to draw an audience, so Going Places was entirely revamped in January 1991. Here’s Looking at You was cancelled, and the foursome became the production team for a maniacal talk-show host named Dick Roberts (Steve Vinovich) and his frazzled producer Arnie Ross (Philip Charles MacKenzie).
Dawn disappeared, but Kate’s troublemaking 8-year-old nephew Nick (JD Daniels) came to live with them, and – toward the end of the run – Dick’s son Sam (Christopher Castile) joined the show and became Nick’s best pal.
Alexandra (Alex) Burton
Dawn St. Claire
Philip Charles MacKenzie