Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: September 21, 1990

Last Telecast: July 5, 1991

Broadcast History:

September 1990 - March 1991, Friday 9:30-10:00 on ABC

May 1991 - July 1991, Friday 9:30-10:00 on ABC


Charlie Davis..... Alan Ruck

Jack Davis..... Jerry Levine

Alexandra "Alex" Burton..... Heather Locklear

Kate Griffin..... Hallie Todd

Dawn St. Claire..... Holland Taylor

Lindsay Bowen..... Staci Keanan

Dick Roberts (1991)..... Steve Vinovich

Arnie Ross (1991)..... Philip Charles MacKenzie

Nick Griffin (1991)..... J.D. Daniels

Sam Roberts (1991)..... Christopher Castile


This frothy comedy was the ultimate in navel-staring, TV  comedy writers writing about the funny world of TV comedy writers. A team of four bright young neophytes had been put together to write gags for a Candid Camera-type series called Here's Looking At You: conservative Chicago ad man Charlie, his frisky, insecure brother Jack, sexy and slightly naive Alex from Denver, and abrasive New Yorker Kate. They all lived together and played pranks on one another in a sunny Los Angeles beach house - except when they were facing their alternately tyrannical/neurotic producer Dawn in her plush offices. Lindsay was the bouncy teenager who lived next door.

All this cheer failed to draw an audience, so in January Going Places was completely revamped. Here's Looking At You was canceled, and the foursome became the production team for a maniacal talk-show host name Dick Roberts and his frazzled producer Arnie. Dawn disappeared, but joining the show were Kate's troublemaking nephew Nick, who came to live with them, and (toward the end of the run) Dick's son Sam, who became Nick's best pal.