Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturtainment: Hang Time (1995)

By the mid-90's, NBC's Saturday morning lineup was devoid of animated programming, and as the network had the rights to NBA basketball at the time, it made sense to have a "teen-com" devoted to the game, hence Hang Time, from producer Peter Engel (Saved By The Bell, California Dreams). Uncle Scrooge uploaded the open, which also has a scene with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning and the late announcer, Chick Hearn:



Reggie Theus, another former NBA star, landed his first TV acting job, but it didn't last long. A year or two later, Theus was replaced by NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus, who at least had past acting experience (Blue Thunder). Butkus lasted just the one season before Hang Time was cancelled.

No rating, as I never saw the show.

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