Page Layout and Synopsis ©2004 by Darcy Partridge
1.01 - Pilot
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Joey moves to L.A. (by way of Dallas) to pursue his acting career. He's been offerred two parts: The starring role
in a new cable cop show, "Blue Wall," and a male nurse in "Nurses." His choice is "Blue Wall." He settles into his
new California life with the help of his sister Gina and her 20 year old son, Michael. Michael lives with his mom but
wants to move in with Joey, which upsets Gina. Joey's show is dropped. His agent (Bobbie) gets him an audition to host
an entertainment news show, but blows it when he can't look into the right camera. Joey meets his pretty neighbor, Alex,
and doesn't realize at first that she's married.
From the "Joey is still Joey" department:
Joey: I was the star of a show! And now I'm the guy who turned down "Nurses." Which is strange, because
in real life, I would never turn down a nurse!
- Written by Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri
- Directed by Kevin S. Bright
- Wayne Wilderson as Director #2
- Jason Huber as The Taxi Driver
- Matthew Mullany as The Director
- Lawrence A. Mandley as The Slate Guy
- Nancy O'Dell as herself
- Ethan Erickson as Sam
- Tommy Perna as The Criminal
Information about original broadcast:
- Air date: September 9, 2004
- Run Time (with commercials): Approx 35 minutes
- Nielsen Rating: 18.6 million viewers
Points of Interest
- The pilot that aired on 9/9/2004 was a reworked version of the original pilot. Originally, Ashley Scott was cast
as Alex. Actually, "Allison" was the character's name at that point. Test audiences did like her well enough, so she
was replaced and her scenes reshot. (Editor's note: I've seen the original pilot, and I actually prefer Ashley
Scott in the role.) Pat O'Brien was originally featured in the Access Hollywood segment. That scene was reshot with
Nancy O'Dell because Pat left Access Hollywood before the pilot aired.
- Joey's Magna-Doodle was not up yet, as his belongings hadn't arrived yet.