CRACKS AND CLEAVAGE
at 7:00 p.m.
Looking for wholesome
entertainment the entire family can enjoy? Look no further than
the cornerstone of SONY-TV's Sunday funnies line-up, the family
oriented laugh-riot Ass Cracks & Cleavage.
Wayne Ass (Kevin Nealon)
and Jake Cracks (Gavin McLeod) are two ad men on the verge of winding
up on the street. When these two misfit advertising copy writers
are try to hype a product, it causes an explosion... of falling
sales, that is! Gruff boss Brewster Hinds (Dan Hedaya) has given
them an ultimatum -- shape up or ship out! Who can save these two
these bumblers turn to in order to stay out of the poorhouse?
How about Billy Cleavage
(Matt Lawrence), a mouthy orphan with a knack for slogans that sell.
When he helps Wayne and Jake come up with a vacuum cleaner ad campaign
("The DirtThrasher 2000... it sucks!") that saves their jobs, the
two grateful friends take Billy in. Under the watchful eye of exasperated
social worker Loraine Simmons (Amy Yasbeck), the now bustling apartment
of Wayne, Jake and Billy is full of love, laughter and catchy ad
jingles. Even the abrasive Brewster warms up to Billy's precocious
put-downs and growing ad sales.
"When I hear about a
show like 'Ass Cracks & Cleavage,' I think of only one word," said
Warren Littlefield, head programming chief for SONY-TV. "And that
word is 'family.'"
We think of two words,
Warren -- Fun-nee!
PUFNSTUFIT UP YOUR ASS!*
From legendary children's
television producers Sid and Marty Krofft comes a wild-and-wacky
animated family series that will appeal to the child in everyone!
Norm and Vicky (the voices
of Robert Guillaume and Yeardley Smith) are nine- year-old fraternal
twins in Anywheresville, USA when something magical happens and
they're transported to Smartaleckia, land of Nurbs, the sharpest
tounged amorphous creatures you'll find anywhere.
Led by the delightfully
irreverent Sven (voice of Don Rickles), his zany sidekick Potty
Mouth Pete (voice of Charlton Heston) and the cheerfully downbeat
Bitchy Becky (voice of Brett Butler), the Nurbs are gleefully sarcastic
and cuddly all at the same time. Whether gently teasing Norm about
his club foot, singing odes to Vicky's lazy eye and stutter or wondering
aloud about used tampons, the Nurbs' childlike innocence will steal
your heart while their precocious language will tickle your funny
Best of all, unlike
that wicked Teletubbies program, none of the characters on
our show are stinking homosexuals!
The Nurbs and SONY-TV:
bringing families back together!
Pufnstufit Up Your Ass" contains adult language, sexual situations
and violence. It is rated TV-M and intended for mature audiences
at 8:00 p.m.
In the tradition of
George -- the acclaimed 1993 comedy starring boxer George
Foreman -- SONY-TV proudly presents The Holyfields, starring
undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Evander Holyfield.
The series centers around
Evander as he shares laughs and life lessons with his two children.
Also along for the ride are the six children Evander has fathered
out-of-wedlock... and that's when the wackiness begins.
Each week, Evander will
impart important lessons to each of his children, legitimate or
otherwise. Lessons like the importance of being honest. Or sticking
up for your friends. Or learning to wait your turn in line. Or avoiding
a costly palimony suit.
And the Holyfield children,
played by Raven Simone and a cast of unknowns, try to teach their
famous father a few lessons as well... mostly how to avoid adding
even more children to the mix!
It's a half-hour of
uppercuts, overhand jobs and love. And when it's done, we think
you'll agree... Evander Holyfield is the undisputed king of comedy!
at 8:30 p.m.
Marta Kaufman and David
Crane, the creators of Friends, Jesse and Veronica's
Closet, bring their own unique vision to SONY-TV in this laugh-
out-comedy about the trials and tribulations of four attractive
single people as they try to live, work and have sex in the bustling
metropolis of Manhattan.
Steve (Jason Bateman)
is a lawyer at a prestigious New York firm. Ken (Steven Weber) is
a harried copy writer. And Michelle (Molly Hagan) is a voluptuous
magazine editor. But who has time for work when there's booty to
"In the past, we've
done shows about six young, attractive people try to knock boots
in Manhattan," series creator Kaufman explains. "This time around,
for a change of pace, we thought we'd look at four young, attractive
Manhattanites desperate to make the beast with two backs. The twist
is they're totally different people -- and thereby equally as funny."
Rounding out the cast
is Holly Robinson (21 Jump Street) as Monique, an overheated
interior designer who has just one thing on her mind -- sex!
"We were a bit trepidatious
about creating a non-white character," Kaufman admits. "After all,
the show is set in Manhattan, and would viewers be able to willingly
suspend their disbelief. But creating challenging, complex television
is what David and I are all about."
The four fast friends
live in a spacious, well-furnished apartment where they spend most
of their time hanging out, trading racy innuendoes, and getting
busy with a steady stream of sexual partners, each more riotously
funny than the last!
"A hallmark of the Kaufman-Crane
team is realistic portrayals of life in the topsy-turvy '90s," Crane
says. "And what can be more realistic than apartment full of trim,
tanned gorgeous people constantly on the make who reap no ill consequences
for their constant bed-hopping?"
We couldn't agree more,
David! And we think you'll agree -- Me So Horny is
a menage-a-tois of hilarity.
at 9:00 p.m.
What happens when you
combine Internet technology with Corporate America's thirst for
profits? A head-on collision of comedy on the Information Superhighway,
that's what. And this fall, you can download a cavalcade of laughter
at 28800 b.p.s. thanks to SONY-TV's new hit comedy, IPO.
nerds Mark Trainor (Max Casella) and Jacob Ross (Danny Pintauro)
were failing out of school when Mark reads an article in a well-
respected business newspaper about a former college-dropout-turned-
multibillionaire after founding his own software company. The two
quick thinking buddies decide to put their knack for downloading
Internet porn to work. And, in the Ross family garage, they found
There's only one problem
-- the guys haven't actually come up with an idea for the product
their company makes!
But that makes no difference
to the team of talented misfits who quickly form the Technonetronix
family. There's marketing whiz Trent (Jason Priestley), who teaches
the boys there's more to life than joysticks and Web browsers, when
he's not raising venture capital from the mysterious Fusilli Brothers
(Ray Sharkey, Robert Pastorelli). Long-haired hacker Beast (David
Gail) heads up a team of programmers -- Chang (Gedde Watanabe),
Gupta (Jory Husain), and Ivan (Jason Hervey) -- that doesn't speak
a word of English. Fortunately, wackiness is a universal
The two visionaries
have their hands full stalling their underwriters, brainstorming
a killer app and learning enough Indian, Russian, and Chinese to
mediate employee disputes. And when local newspaper columnist Net
Newt (Jenny McCarthy) starts nosing around the garage, it isn't
long before she comes dangerously close to figuring out what the
company does -- or doesn't -- do. Add distracting the intrepid
reporter to the list of troubles facing these two geeky chums!
"As a college dropout
who's been very lucky in the software business, I wanted to show
the world how fun and funny starting your own software company can
be," said Sony-TV co-founder and IPO creative consultant
Bill Gates. "I know I still chuckle whenever I think of what it
took to program OS/2.
"And who knows?" Gates
added. "Maybe I might just pop in every now and again for a cameo...
things are just that zany and madcap around Technonetronix!"
Technonetronix may go
down in flames... but the laughs will quadruple in value every week!
at 9:30 p.m.
Jack Fender (Jason Patric)
is a hot-shot NASCAR driver on a losing streak who knows only one
way to live his life -- drive fast and turn left. It's been three
years since Fender took home the checkered flag, and the pressure
may finally be getting to him. His sponsor, Mr. Kirkpatrick (John
Forsythe), is threatening to pull his funding unless Fender gets
back to victory lane. His girlfriend, Becky Sue (Crystal Barnard),
has just left him to hook up with another driver, Fender's archrival
Brick Colton (MacKenzie Austin). And his father -- the delightfully
crusty Rip Fender (Rip Torn) -- has to move in with Jack, seriously
cramping his swinging bachelor lifestyle.
How will Jack Fender
be able to put his life back together, win back his girl, and put
up with his crotchety old man? By kicking back, popping the clutch
and making the drive of his life.
Helping out Fender is
his trusted crew chief, Charlie "Carb" Carbower (Ed Asner). There's
no problem Carb can't fix, whether it's with a lug wrench or with
a rambling anecdote about his days on the Indy car circuit. Also
along for the ride is Carb's all-thumbs nephew, Buster (Marc Price),
who's always mixing up the Phillips-head screwdrivers with the flatheads.
combines the popularity of NASCAR, the raw sexuality of Jason Patric
and a 150 RPMs of laughter. The show will also feature cameos by
actual NASCAR stars including Dale Waltrip, Dick Trickle and Cale
Yarborough. International recording stars Alabama will write and
perform the Fender Bender theme music.
And who's the winner
in this wacky demolition derby of comedy? You, the home viewer!
at 10:00 p.m.
Tony Danza (Taxi,
Who's the Boss?, Hudson Street, The Tony Danza
Show) returns to television in a part he was born to play --
as Tony Danz, a working-class guy with a chip on his shoulder but
a loving family at home.
Danz is a private detective
and former boxer who walks the mean streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Danz is a hard man with a soft heart. He hates the scum that prowl
on the city's innocents. But he loves those innocents upon whom
the city's scum prowl.
"I've been in many half-hour
shows," Danza said. "But this is the first show I've ever been in
that's a full hour. I think that extra 30 minutes can only help
what we're trying to convey here. And that is entertainment."
Helping Danz in his
one-man quest to rid Milwaukee of its filth is Maggie (Liz Vassey),
Tony's devoted secretary. Outwardly cool to Danz, she can't help
but be drawn by his zeal for crime-fighting and his heart of gold.
Also pitching in is neighborhood snitch Rummy (Douglas Barr), a
fast-talking street hustler who knows when to stay on the right
side of the law... especially when Tony Danz is breathing down his
But no matter how rough
things can get in the back alleys and bordellos of Milwaukee, Danz
knows he can always turn to his precocious daughters (Rebecca Gayheart,
Rachel Leigh Cook, Jurnee Smollett, Andrea Barber, Staci Keanan,
Angela Watson) to brighten his day.
"The idea is my character's
wife died in childbirth," Danza explains. "So it's not just a cop-type
show. It's also a show about a single father and the choices he
has to make."
Whether it's busting
bad guys or busting daughters who miss curfew, you won't want to
miss a second of Danza. It's the kind of two-fisted, tender
family programming America craves. And this fall, it's "on" SONY-TV!