Episodes: Six (half-hour)
TV show dates: March 4, 2007 – March 18, 2007
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Rob Corddry, Lenny Clarke, Keir Gilchrist, Linda Hart, Erinn Hayes, Amir Talai, and Michael Steger.
TV show description:
The richest man in Buffalo, Glen Abbott (Rob Corddry), looks back on his life to the year 1994. Glen was a very nerdy and immature 32-year-old at the time and still lived with his parents; disagreeable Ron (Lenny Clarke) and supportive Irene (Linda Hart). Alison McKeller (Erinn Hayes), the only girl that Glen has ever loved, has just moved back into town and lives next door. He befriends her young son Josh (Keir Gilchrist) who helps Glen with some of his relationship issues.
Episode six – Hot for Teacher
Glen poses as Josh’s father for a parent-teacher conference and comes face-to-face with his old English teacher Miss. Burko (guest Katey Sagal). Read the full description here.
First aired: May 16, 2007
What happened next?
In July 2007, Executive Producer Seth MacFarlane mentioned that there was a possibility that the series might return to FOX at a later date but no additional details were disclosed. There’s been no word of this possibility since that time.
Behind the Scenes
|•||The Winner was cancelled after only six episodes. The series’ short run attracted an average of less than six million viewers per episode.|
|•||The Winner began as a 2002 pilot called Becoming Glen starring Johnny Galecki of Roseanne as Glen. It also starred Samantha Mathis, Gerald McRaney, and Sally Struthers but it was not picked up.|
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