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200th Episode Aired
September 14, 1998
The article in the August 14th edition of Entertainment Weekly says
that the 200th episode will air on the 14th. This exactly matches the Fox
episode count [see Note About Episode Numbering].
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Josie Bissett - 10/05/70
Brooke Langton - 11/27/70
Laura Leighton - 7/24/68
Jamie Lunar - 5/12/71
Alyssa Milano - 12/19/72
Kelly Rutherford - 11/06/68
Doug Savant - 6/21/64
Grant Show - 2/27/62
Courtney Thorne-Smith - 11/08/67
Jack Wagner - 10/03/59
Note About Sixth Season
Fox ordered 34 hours worth of episodes for the 1997/1998 season,
but have decided to save the last seven hours for "summer stock."
Even though they will be listed by FOX as episodes MP-628 through MP-634,
I have been informed by FOX that they are considered as part of the 7th season.
I have been informed by FOX, that all two-hour episodes are considered to
be two episodes.
Here is what FOX told me about how they order episodes:
All 2-hour episodes are designed and created as
individual one-hours. We then go to the producers and ask them to make
specific airdates as two-hours using two episodes. We also ask them to
re-format the show so that it only has one opening and one closing credit
slot. Because of this reformation, someone in the Spelling Business
Affairs department (accounting/legal) probably found it in their best
interests to re-number these episodes with a single number...I don't
know the exact reasons for their renumbering system. But in our order
and airing of these shows they were, are and always will be 2 episodes
melded into a special length.
I went on to ask about how FOX internally numbers the episodes:
It is for my own accounting purposes that I instituted the
two-hour/two-episode rule here at FOX. There are several instances, not
necessarily with 90210, where we air a show as a two-hour the first
time and then repeat it split into two (the same with hour Sitcom special
episodes - repeated as two half-hours). This numbering system has
been in place since I started here in 1988 (and I went back to April 1987,
when FOX started, to re-fix any instances that already occurred).
For database purposes and accounting purposes it is necessary to be
CONSISTENT among ALL FOX Series. So even if there are zero
instances where I repeat a 90210 as a split two-parter, it still gets
counted as two episodes.
And yes, every two hour episode is listed as BH--2/BH--3 (ie.
MELROSE 150th 2-hour on 2/3[/97] is numbered in our books as
MP-518/519 [MP-519 = 150]).
So, even though the 150th episode is only the 143rd episode produced,
according to the assigned production number, it isn't by FOX's numbering
Even with the above explanation, I could not get the episode numbering to
come out right. I was one episode short. So I had to ask FOX what was wrong,
explaining how I came up with my numbers. I got the following reply:
We fudged. When it came time to celebrate the 100th episode, I
offered the fact that we could "make" the 100th one of 3 or four episodes,
depending on how you counted. We all decided that it was most
advantageous to have the 3rd episode of the season to be the 100th (this
was "justified" by "counting" the half-hours from the 90 minute eps
together as another "hour")
We do this with all our shows. For instance, we have aired several
MARRIED WITH CHILDREN Specials (which are in addition to the series
order). Depending on where the Milestone fell, I could count or not count
the specials to fudge the celebrated milestone date.
So, this means that even though the first season only had 32 actual episodes,
the season is counted as having 33 episodes, because of the two episodes that
are 90 minutes.
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