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Encyclopedia > Hang Time (TV series)
Hang Time
Format Comedy
Run time 21 minutes (approx)
Country USA
Network NBC
Original run September 16, 1995December 2, 2000
No. of episodes 74 aired, 19 more produced

Hang Time was an American teen sitcom that aired from 1995-2000. The teen-oriented program aired on Saturday mornings on NBC as part of the network's TNBC morning block. It was created by Troy Searer, Robert Tarlow and Mark Fink (of Full House fame). Producer Peter Engel, of Saved by the Bell and California Dreams fame, took over Fink's duties at the start of season two after Mark Fink decided to leave the show. The show was about a boys high basketball team, the Deering Tornadoes, with one of the players being a female at a fictional Indiana high school. The show was lasted six seasons, during which the cast was changed almost in its entirety (i.e. Saved by the Bell: The New Class). Comedy is the use of humor in the form of theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ... NBC, the National Broadcasting Company, is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... NBC, the National Broadcasting Company, is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... TNBC was NBCs Saturday morning block of television shows geared toward teenagers and young adults. ... Full House was an American television sitcom that ran on the ABC network from September 22, 1987 to May 23, 1995. ... Peter Engel (born 1959) is a science writer, graphic designer, and architect, perhaps best known as one of the foremost American origami artists and theorists. ... Saved by the Bell is a popular American teen sitcom that is known under varying titles, all episodes of which were originally aired between 1988 and 2000. ... California Dreams is an American TV series that aired from 1992-1997. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ...

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Cast

  • David Hanson - Chris Atwater (1995-1996)
  • Daniella Deutscher - Julie Connor
  • Chad Gabriel - Danny Mellon (1995-1998)
  • Megan Parlen - Mary Beth Pepperton
  • Robert Michael Ryan - Earl Hatfield (1995-1996)
  • Christian Belnavis - Michael Maxwell (1995-1996)
  • Hillary Tuck - Samantha Morgan (1995-1996)
  • Reggie Theus - Coach Bill Fuller (1995-1998)
  • Kevin Bell - Josh Sanders (1996-1997)
  • Michael Sullivan - Vince D'Amata (1996-1998)
  • Anthony Anderson - Teddy Broadis (1996-1998)
  • Paige Peterson - Amy Wright (1996-1997)
  • Adam Frost - Michael Manning (1997-2000)
  • Amber Barretto - Kristy Ford (1997-2000)
  • Mark Famiglietti - Nick Hammer (1998-1999)
  • Dick Butkus - Coach Mike Katowinski (1998-2000)
  • Danso Gordon - Kenny 'Silk' Hayes (1998-2000)
  • James Villani - Rico Bosco (1998-1999)
  • Jay Hernandez - Antonio Lopez (1998-2000)
  • Phillip Glasser - Eugene Brown (1999-2000)

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Character History and Cast Changes

Hang Time was best known for its notorious cast changes, a device similiarly used in other T-NBC sitcoms (i.e. Saved by the Bell: The New Class). The show originally started out with new transfer student Julie Connor trying out for the boys' varsity asketball team, much to the dismay of fellow team captain Chris Atwater and head cheerleader Mary Beth Pepperton. The other players on the team were Danny Mellon, Earl Hatfield and Michael Maxwell. The first season also introduced Bill Fuller as he adjusts to his job as coach of the Deering Tornadoes and getting used to the enthusiastic team manager Samantha 'Sam' Morgan.


However, NBC executives were not pleased with the first season (for reasons unknown) and the characters of Sam, Chris, Earl and Michael Maxwell did not return for Season 2. Although it was revealed that Sam was at school in Chicago, no mentioned was made of the remaining characters. NBC, the National Broadcasting Company, is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ...


Season 2 brought in new characters Vince D'Amata, Teddy Broadis (Coach Fuller's god son), Josh Sanders and new cheerleader Amy Wright. Also, Mary Beth became the new team manager, the position previously held by Samantha last season.


More cast changes ensued for the show's third season. Josh and Amy were written out of the show and replaced with new try-out Michael Manning and Kristy Ford as a new, spunky cheerleader. The season finale showed Coach Fuller receiving a new job offer at Southern Florida University. The following season introduced the team's new coach Mike Katowinski and new team members Nick Hammer, Kenny 'Silk' Hayes and Rico Bosco replacing the departed Danny, Teddy and Vince. It was mentioned that Vince and Teddy are attending Southern Florida University, while Danny goes to New York University.


Season 5 introduced new team member Eugene Brown, replacing Rico (who went on to pursue the school's wrestling team). Nick Hammer appeared in the season premiere as it was revealed that he was offered a out of state scholarship and he was leaving Deering. Also the character of Antonio Lopez, who was introduced the season previous season, is also a new team member. The cast for the fifth season remained the same for Season 6.


Issues addressed

Similar to Saved by the Bell: The New Class, the show dealt with many of the issues that everyday teens are faced. During the series' run, the show have addressed issues of dating, drug and alcohol use, racism, a character dealing with HIV discrimination and other school-related issues. Human immunodeficiency virus (commonly known as HIV, and formerly known as HTLV-III and lymphadenopathy-associated virus) is a retrovirus that primarily infects vital components of the human immune system such as CD4+ T cells, macrophages and dendritic cells. ...


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