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Northern Exposure
Format Drama/Comedy
Created by Joshua Brand
John Falsey
Starring Rob Morrow
Barry Corbin
Janine Turner
John Cullum
Darren E. Burrows
John Corbett
Cynthia Geary
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of episodes 110 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time Approx 45 minutes per episode
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run July 12, 1990July 26, 1995
External links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Northern Exposure was a quirky, surreal, character-driven American dramatic comedy television series. It was created by Brand-Falsey Productions, which was recognized with a rare pair of consecutive Peabody Awards in 1991-92 for the show's "depict[ion] in a comedic and often poetic way, the cultural clash between a transplanted New York doctor and the townspeople of fictional Cicely, Alaska"[1] and its stories of how "people of diverse backgrounds and experiences strive to accept their differences and co-exist."[1] Critic John Leonard called Northern Exposure "the best of the best television in the past 10 years."[2] Northern Exposure is a 1996 mix album by famed DJs Sasha & John Digweed. ... Image File history File links Northern Exposure series logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The word comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humor with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... Rob Morrow Rob Morrow (born September 21, 1962 in New Rochelle, New York) is an American actor currently starring in the television program Numb3rs. ... Leonard Barrie Barry Corbin (born October 16, 1940) is an American character actor with over 100 credits in film and television and several in computer games. ... Janine Turner (born Janine Loraine Gauntt on December 6, 1962) is an American actress, known for her starring role on General Hospital from 1982 to 1983 and the prime time television show Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995. ... John Cullum is an American actor and singer. ... Darren E. Burrows is perhaps best known for his inspired and lovable character Ed Chigliak from televisions Northern Exposure. ... John Corbett as Aidan Shaw on Sex and the City John Corbett (May 9, 1961 in Wheeling, West Virginia) is an American actor who has co-starred in two successful television series to date: Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995 and Sex and the City (spanning 20 episodes from 2001... Cynthia Geary (March 21, 1965) is an American actress best known for her role as Shelly Tambo in the television series Northern Exposure. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Max Ernst. ... Dramedy, a portmanteau of drama and comedy, is a genre of movies and television in which the lines between these very different genres were blurred. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly referred to as the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting. ... John Leonard (born February 25, 1939) is an American literary, TV, film and cultural critic. ...


The show started as an eight-episode summer replacement series on CBS in 1990.[2][3] It returned for seven more episodes in spring 1991, then became a regular part of the network's schedule in 1991-92, 1992-93, and 1993-94, three seasons in which the show was among the top 20 in the ratings.[4][5][6] Its last season, 1994-95, included a gap during May sweeps when CBS broadcast other programming. A total of 110 episodes were produced. This article is about the broadcast network. ... This was the television schedule on all four United States commercial broadcast television networks for the fall season beginning in September 1991. ... This was the television schedule on all four United States commercial broadcast television networks for the fall season beginning in September 1992. ... This was the United States television schedule on all four commercial broadcast television networks for the fall season beginning in September 1993. ... This was the broadcast television schedule on all four United States commercial television networks for the fall season beginning in September 1994. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ...

Contents

Main characters

Most of the story arcs during Northern Exposure's six year tenure were character-driven, with the plots revolving around the intricacies and eccentricities of the citizens. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Cast

  • Joel Fleischman (Rob Morrow) is the central character, a young, Jewish doctor from New York City who is contractually bound to practice in the remote Alaskan town of Cicely for four years to repay a student loan from the state. The comedy centers originally on the clash between Fleischman's neurotic urban mindset and the easy-going, community-minded people around him. As time went on, the show focus shifted to the quirky characters of the town. Morrow left the series in the middle of the sixth (and final) season.
  • Maurice Minnifield (Barry Corbin) is a patriotic ex-astronaut and millionaire entrepreneur, owner of the local radio station KBHR and newspaper, as well as fifteen thousand acres (60 km²) of local land. Determined to make tiny Cicely the next boomtown, "the cusp of the new Alaskan Riviera," Maurice arranges to bring Dr. Fleischman to the town, which previously had no physician.
  • Chris Stevens (John Corbett), an ex-felon, is the disc jockey at KBHR. He intersperses the music of his morning show with musings on the nature of life and readings from such writers as Walt Whitman, William Shakespeare, Leo Tolstoy, Carl Jung and Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are). Chris is also Cicely's only clergyman, ordained through an advertisement in Rolling Stone magazine.
  • Maggie O'Connell (Janine Turner) is a professional bush pilot and property agent. She was a debutante from a wealthy WASP family in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She sometimes believes herself to be cursed because all of her former boyfriends died in bizarre accidents. She maintains a strong love-hate relationship with Fleischman.
  • Shelly Marie Tambo Vincoeur (Cynthia Geary) is a young beauty pageant winner, "Miss Northwest Passage," brought from Saskatchewan to Cicely by Maurice, who hoped to marry her. Shortly after her arrival, she met and fell in love with the much older Holling Vincoeur. Shelly nearly becomes a bigamist when she almost marries Holling, having previously married schoolmate and hockey player Wayne Jones solely to get him to stop proposing.
  • Holling Vincoeur (John Cullum) is a sexagenarian hunter and owner of 'The Brick' bar and restaurant, where he lives upstairs with Shelly. Born in Quebec and later becoming a naturalized US citizen, he had been best friends with Maurice until they fell out over Shelly. His father and grandfather both lived to be over 100 years old, spending most of their lives as widowers despite having married much younger women; fearing the same bitter fate, Holling forswore love until Shelly appeared. He claims to be a direct descendant of King Louis XIV of France and attempts to distance himself as much as possible from his despotic forebears. After 23 years as mayor of Cicely, he loses that post to Edna Hancock who runs against him because of a grudge.
  • Ed Chigliak (Darren E. Burrows) is a mild-mannered, amiably tactless, half-Native Alaskan foundling raised by an Indian tribe. He does odd jobs for Maurice and also works part-time at Ruth-Anne's general store. A film buff and would-be director, Ed learned everything he knew about life and the outside world from movies, especially those of Woody Allen and Federico Fellini. He is a Shaman-in-training and is occasionally visited by his invisible spirit guide, One-Who-Waits, and by his personal demon, Low Self Esteem, who resembles a leprechaun. Ed writes, directs and produces his own film about Cicely.
  • Ruth-Anne Miller (Peg Phillips) is the septuagenarian owner of the general store. A widow, Ruth-Anne lives alone until late in the series, when she becomes involved with retired stockbroker and fur-trapper, Walt Kupfer.
  • Marilyn Whirlwind (Elaine Miles) is Fleischman's stoic, Native American receptionist. Marilyn speaks as little as possible, while her boss rarely stops talking.

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Leonard Barrie Barry Corbin (born October 16, 1940) is an American character actor with over 100 credits in film and television and several in computer games. ... Chris Stevens is a fictional character in the television series Northern Exposure. ... John Corbett as Aidan Shaw on Sex and the City John Corbett (May 9, 1961 in Wheeling, West Virginia) is an American actor who has co-starred in two successful television series to date: Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995 and Sex and the City (spanning 20 episodes from 2001... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy(Lyof, Lyoff) (September 9 [O.S. August 28] 1828 – November 20 [O.S. 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  • Phil Capra (Paul Provenza) is recruited as town physician after Fleischman takes to the wilderness. A refugee from Los Angeles, Capra is more gracious than Fleischman in a small town setting, but even more hapless. Provenza was originally hired to take over the role of Dr. Joel Fleischman.[citation needed] The difference in their appearance was to be attributed to a new haircut, with Maggie O'Connell commenting "It suits you." This idea was rejected to avoid alienating Morrow's fans.
  • Michelle Schowdowski Capra (Teri Polo) is Phil's wife. She works as a reporter on a newspaper owned by Minnifield. When he starts applying editorial pressure, she decides she prefers waitressing at The Brick and has visions of Fleischman's rabbi, Schulman.

Under the increasingly darker production hand of David Chase and due to deliberate neglect by CBS (the show was moved into various time slots as part of the network's future move toward more youth-oriented programming) the show spiraled downward in 1994-95. Unexplained character trait changes, the loss of clashes that had marked Fleischman's tenure, and the departure of Morrow, resulted in a precipitous drop in the show's ratings. Chase went on to produce The Sopranos. Paul Provenza (born July 31, 1957 in New York City) is an actor, comedian and filmmaker. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Teri Polo (born August 29, 1969[1]) is an American actress known for her role of Pamela Byrnes in the movie Meet the Parents (2000) and its sequel Meet the Fockers (2004). ... For the town in Italy, see Rabbi, Italy. ... David Chase (born David DeCesare—although some sources list his birth name as David Del Cesare—August 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer best known as the creator and head writer of the highly acclaimed HBO series The Sopranos. ... This article is about the television series. ...


Guest stars and recurring cast members

  • Jo Anderson was Roslyn and Jane Harris. She appeared in "Cicely" and "Learning Curve".
  • Adam Ant, a British pop star, guest starred as Brad Bonner. Brad, the lead singer of a heavy metal band, arrives in Cicely instead of Sicily, Italy, in the fourth season episode "Heroes".
  • Apesanahkwat was Lester Haines, the second wealthiest man in the tundra, and Maurice's business rival. He is the father of Heather Haines, Ed Chigliak's one-time love interest.
  • Adam Arkin was Adam, an abrasive, ungroomed, misanthropic gourmet chef who may or may not have worked for the CIA in the past, which explains how he has so much information about everyone. His character was first introduced as a mythic legend figure, something akin to Bigfoot. People in Cicely spoke of him as a tall-tale figure at first. Adam usually has a chip on his shoulder and offers an offensive rebuttal for anyone who compliments him.
  • Elya Baskin was Nikolai in "War and Peace," a second season episode.
  • Jack Black was Kevin Wilkins, 1/3 of the graduating class of Cicely High School.
  • Richard Cummings Jr. was Bernard Stevens, Chris' "half-brother and spiritual doppelgänger." Their relationship extends beyond being merely half-brothers, as they also share dreams, emotions, and thoughts. They have the same birthday and birth year, making them "twins," despite having different mothers, one white and the other black. Their father was a "travellin' man," whose double life was exposed only after his death.
  • Diane Delano was Sergeant Barbara Semanski, an Alaskan state trooper and gun enthusiast, and the on-again/off-again love interest of Maurice Minnifield.
  • Anthony Edwards was, for a brief time, the hyper-allergic lawyer Mike Monroe, called "The Bubble Man" by the citizens of Cicely at first. Mike comes to Alaska to escape the pollution that gave him multiple chemical sensitivity. Maggie O'Connell, attracted by Mike's show of courage in battling his "illness," encourages him to come out of his airtight house more often, and they briefly become a couple. In an apparent inversion of "Maggie's Curse," Mike's symptoms suddenly vanish, whereupon he leaves to join a Greenpeace ship at Murmansk.
  • Grant Goodeve was Rick, Maggie O'Connell's first season boyfriend, who dies at the end of the second season when an errant satellite falls on him during a camping trip. After his death, it is revealed that he was a compulsive sexual addict who cheated on Maggie with hundreds of other women.
  • Bill Irwin was Enrico Ballati, The Flying Man, a circus performer who woos Marilyn. Irwin, a consummate clown known for his mime and physical comic talents, was perfect for this role. The character almost never speaks and communicates through hand gestures and body language.
  • Mickey Jones was Tooley in "Heroes," a season four episode.
  • James Marsters appeared as Father Harding (a friend of the O'Connell family) and a bellhop.
  • Jerry Morris was Earl the Barber. He was a frequent background extra and was the real owner of the barbershop used in the television series.
  • Moultrie Patten was Walter "Walt" Kupfer, a rugged but friendly trapper, and love interest of Ruth-Anne Miller.
  • Yvonne Suhor was Cicely, lover of Roslyn and eponym of the town. She appeared in the third season episode "Cicely".
  • Floyd Westerman was One-Who-Waits, Ed Chigliak's spirit guide, the ghost of a long-dead chief.
  • William J. White was Dave, the Native American cook at the Brick.

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Production details

The town of Cicely is widely thought to be patterned after the real town of Talkeetna, Alaska. [7] [8] [9] [10] The main street of Cicely and the filming location was actually that of Roslyn, Washington. The Roslyn vicinity is currently being developed as the large, master-planned resort of Suncadia. Until recent years, an annual gathering of Northern Exposure fans was held each year in Roslyn. Known as Moosefest, it was traditionally held the last weekend of July, and often featured some former cast members. An "informal" Moosefest was held in 2006, and others are planned for 2007 and 2008.[11] [12] Talkeetna is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. ... Downtown Roslyn Roslyn is a city located in Kittitas County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,017. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Suncadia is a 6,300-acre master-planned, four-season resort and residential community located in the Cascade Mountains near Roslyn, Washington, and Cle Elum Washington. ...


Prior to producing Northern Exposure, Joshua Brand and John Falsey created the popular television program St. Elsewhere. Series producer and writer David Chase went on to produce, amongst other things, The Sopranos. St. ... David Chase (born David DeCesare—although some sources list his birth name as David Del Cesare—August 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer best known as the creator and head writer of the highly acclaimed HBO series The Sopranos. ... This article is about the television series. ...


The moose in the opening titles was provided by the Columbus Zoo near Columbus, Ohio. Apparently, they didn't have any local moose tame enough to co-operate in the filming. For other uses, see Moose (disambiguation). ... The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a zoo located in Powell, Ohio, just north of Columbus. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ...


Thematic and technical details

Northern Exposure's flavor came from a combination of various influences. The show’s creators, Joshua Brand and John Falsey, were members of the Esalen Institute in California where an eclectically "spiritual" worldview was presented, best exemplified in the writings of Swiss psychologist Carl Jung and American anthropologist/mythologist Joseph Campbell (whose works are frequently referenced in the series). There are also fantasy elements inherited from the works of Carlos Castaneda and the magical realism novels and stories of Latin American author Gabriel García Márquez. Both creators were also conversant with classical Russian Literature. This characteristic is evident in the satirical elements from the show that are hallmarks of the Russian literary grotesque style of such authors as Gogol and Dostoevsky. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Esalen Institute is a center for humanistic alternative education, a nonprofit organization devoted to multidisciplinary studies ordinarily neglected by traditional academia. ... “Jung” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Joseph Campbell (disambiguation). ... Carlos Castaneda (December 25, 1925/31? – April 27, 1998) was a Peruvian- or Brazilian-born American author. ... Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez, also known as Gabo (born March 6, 1927 in Aracataca, Magdalena) is a Colombian novelist, journalist, editor, publisher, political activist, and recipient of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. ... Russian literature refers to the literature of Russia or its émigrés, and to the Russian-language literature of several independent nations once a part of what was historically Russia or the Soviet Union. ... A hallmark is an official marking made by a trusted party, guardians of the craft or nowadays by an assay office, on items made of precious metals (platinum, gold and silver) that guarantees a certain purity of the metal. ... Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol (Russian: Николай Васильевич Гоголь) (March 31, 1809 - March 4, 1852) was a Ukrainian-born Russian writer. ... Fyodor Dostoevsky. ...


The show made frequent use of dream and fantasy sequences and other dense imagery. In episode 5 of the first season, there are multiple references to key elements of Twin Peaks, such as cherry pie, coffee and the Log Lady character. The scenes were shot using music similar to Twin Peaks and the same slow, ethereal direction and self-consciously obtuse dialogue popularized by David Lynch. For the hills in San Francisco, see Twin Peaks, San Francisco, California. ... Margaret Lanterman, better known as the Log Lady, is a fictional character in the television series Twin Peaks (1990-1991), created by Mark Frost and David Lynch. ... For other persons named David Lynch, see David Lynch (disambiguation). ...


Episodes

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Awards

Over the course of Northern Exposure's run, the series was nominated for over fifty Emmy Awards and multiple Golden Globe awards. In addition, Joshua Brand and John Falsey received two Peabody Awards, in 1991 and 1992, sharing the latter award with CBS and Finnegan-Pinchuk Company. An Emmy Award. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly referred to as the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting. ...


The show's other awards include:

  • Emmy Award (1992), Joshua Brand and John Falsey, Outstanding Drama Series.
  • Emmy Award (1992), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Valerie Mahaffey.
  • Emmy Award (1992), Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Drama Series for "Seoul Mates."
  • Golden Globe (1993), Best Drama series.
  • Golden Globe (1994), Best Drama series.
  • Directors Guild Award (1993), Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Shows, "Cicely"

DVD releases

The DVD sets, which were released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, have caused controversy among the show's fans, both for their high prices and for the changes to the soundtrack introduced in order to lower their costs.[13] The release of season 1 contained the original music, but retailed for $60 due to the cost of music licensing. Subsequent seasons replaced some of the music resulting in a lower cost release. The first and second seasons were also re-released together in packaging that matches the third through sixth seasons. Universal Studios Home Entertainment (formerly Universal Studios Home Video or MCA/Universal Home Video) is a home video company founded in 1979. ... Music licensing is the licensed use of copyrighted music. ...

Title Region 1 Region 2
The Complete First Season May 25, 2004 May 21, 2001[14]
The Complete Second Season November 30, 2004 May 9, 2005[14]
The Complete Third Season June 14, 2005 January 30, 2006[14]
The Complete Fourth Season March 28, 2006 July 31, 2006[14]
The Complete Fifth Season November 13, 2006 January 22, 2007[14]
The Complete Sixth Season March 6, 2007 June 25, 2007[14]
The Complete First &
Second Seasons
May 9, 2006[15] N/A
Seasons 1, 2, 3, & 4 N/A November 20, 2006[16]
The Complete Series
(Seasons 1 - 6)
November 13, 2007 October 8, 2007
Northern Exposure
Characters
Joel Fleischman | Maggie O'Connell | Maurice Minnifield | Chris Stevens
Shelly Tambo | Holling Vincoeur | Ed Chigliak | Ruth-Anne Miller | Marilyn Whirlwind
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  • Men in Trees, a more recent series with similarities to Northern Exposure

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References and footnotes

  1. ^ a b http://www.peabody.uga.edu/archives/
  2. ^ a b Producing Northern Exposure from the website for the book Two Aspirins and a Comedy (ISBN 1594511551)
  3. ^ Review/Television; As Networks Go Rural, CBS Goes a Bit Further, an April 1991 article in The New York Times
  4. ^ http://theenvelope.latimes.com/extras/lostmind/ratings/1991_1992.htm
  5. ^ http://theenvelope.latimes.com/extras/lostmind/ratings/1992_1993.htm
  6. ^ http://theenvelope.latimes.com/extras/lostmind/ratings/1993_1994.htm
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098878/trivia
  8. ^ http://www.roadtripamerica.com/places/talkeetna.htm
  9. ^ http://northerngirl.net/memoirs/2007/02/
  10. ^ http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/09/28/TREVRQENB.DTL
  11. ^ http://www.moosefest.org/About.html
  12. ^ http://www.moosefest.org/index.html
  13. ^ [http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/news
  14. ^ a b c d e f The Region 2 DVD has different cover art
  15. ^ DVD available only in region 1
  16. ^ DVD available only in region 2
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