Action is an American comedy series about a Hollywood producer named Peter Dragon, who is trying to recover from his last box-office failure. It aired on Fox during the 1999-2000 season. The series was critically praised for its irreverent and sometimes hostile look at Hollywood culture. Thirteen episodes were produced. The show was created by Chris Thompson and the show runner was Don Reo. Future Saturday Night Live cast member Will Forte was the story editor for twelve episodes, and wrote two.
|Created by||Chris Thompson|
|Opening theme||"Even A Dog Can Shake Hands" performed by Warren Zevon|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (5 unaired)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Original release||September 16 –|
December 2, 1999
Action was notable for its heavy use of cameos by celebrities, who played themselves.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||1||"Pilot"||Ted Demme||Chris Thompson||September 16, 1999||100|
|2||2||"Re-Enter the Dragon"||John Whitesell||Chris Thompson||September 16, 1999||101|
|3||3||"Blood Money"||Bryan Gordon||Don Reo||September 23, 1999||102|
|4||4||"Blowhard"||John Whitesell||Don Reo||September 30, 1999||103|
|5||5||"Mr. Dragon Goes to Washington"||Danny Leiner||Ron Zimmerman||October 21, 1999||108|
|6||6||"Twelfth Step to Hell"||Gil Junger||Will Forte||October 28, 1999||104|
|7||9||"Strong Sexual Content"||John Fortenberry||Don Reo||December 2, 1999||110|
|8||10||"Lights, Camera, Action"||James D. Parriott||Adam Hamburger & David Hamburger||December 2, 1999||107|
|9||7||"Dragon's Blood"||Adam Bernstein||Adam Hamburger & David Hamburger||Unaired||105|
|10||8||"Love Sucks"||John Fortenberry||Jim Vallely||Unaired||106|
|11||11||"Dead Man Floating"||Larry Shaw||Dave Jeser & Matt Silverstein||Unaired||109|
|12||13||"Last Ride of the Elephant Princess"||Vahan Moosekian||Jim Vallely & Ron Zimmerman||Unaired||111|
|13||12||"One Easy Piece"||Don Reo||Will Forte||Unaired||112|
Of the 13 produced episodes, only 8 ran on Fox in 1999. The remaining five episodes were eventually broadcast on other networks such as FX and Comedy Central. This was also the first Fox series to receive a TV-MA rating, but not the last, as High School USA! on the ADHD block was later rated TV-MA.
As of March 2009, the show can be purchased on iTunes, and can be streamed for free in the U.S. on YouTube, IMDB, Hulu, and Crackle. As of 2012, the series is in reruns on IFC, the Independent Film Channel.
On August 27, 2013, it was announced that Mill Creek Entertainment had acquired the rights to various television series from the Sony Pictures library including Action. The Complete series was subsequently re-released on April 1, 2014.
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