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> Description 
A fascinating case study in how to destroy a successful situation comedy. In its first season The John Larroquette Show was a daring dark comedy and a hit. Set in a St. Louis long distance bus terminal, with a recovering alcoholic protagonist adrift in a sea of losers, hookers, and street people, black and white, gay and straight, this was unlike anything seen in a sitcom since Hot'l Baltimore a generation before, a comedy that addressed issues on the dark side of the American dream: race, class, gender, abuse of authority, substance addiction, etc. In the second and third season NBC carefully removed each and every element that had made the show interesting, making nonsense of a premise and bland stereotypes of its hard-edged/bizarre characters, then cancelled the show abruptly once everyone had deserted its ridiculously bland fourth season; a great shame.

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> Airing History & Information 
Last Airing Oct 30, 1996
Premiere September 2, 1993
Episodes 84
Network NBC
Format/Time Color / 30 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
 
> Cast 
Gigi Rice....   Carly Watkins
Alison LaPlaca....   Catherine Merrick (1994-1996)
Daryl Mitchell....   Dexter Walker
Chi McBride....   Heavy Gene
John Larroquette....   John Hemingway
Liz Torres....   Mahalia Sanchez
Lenny Clarke....   Officer Adam Hampton
Elizabeth Berridge....   Officer Eve Eggers
Bill Morey....   Oscar

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