Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (2002)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Media Satire, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Originally titled The Web, this hip, "inside" ABC sitcom was a savage spoof of the cutthroat world of prime-time network television. The "everyman" character in the proceedings was David Weiss (Ivan Sergei), a greenhorn junior executive with the fictional IBS network. It didn't take Weiss long to realize that he'd have to swim with sharks to survive in the TV biz, a lesson driven home hard each week by a variety of ruthless programmers, addle-pated execs, and other corporate types. In addition to taking much-needed swipes at such sacred cows as Political Correctness and Audience Demographics, the series also featured a number of celebrity cameos, with many of the Rich and Famous poking cruel fun at themselves. Created by Peter Tolan of The Job fame, ABC's Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) debuted March 27, 2002, fittingly in the Wednesday at 9:30 PM (8:30 Central) time slot.