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On the Spot 

Only Half a script and the audience makes up the rest and when you hear that bell the person who ever just said the last line has to make up a completely new one "On the Spot"

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Robert Cohen
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Series cast summary:
Jeff Bryan Davis ...  Jeff Miller 5 episodes, 2003
Jordan Black ...  Monty the Bartender 5 episodes, 2003
Arden Myrin ...  Caramel 5 episodes, 2003
Erinn Hayes ...  Brenda 5 episodes, 2003
Mindy Sterling ...  Fifi 5 episodes, 2003
Michael Hitchcock ...  The Professor 5 episodes, 2003
Lance Barber ...  Ensemble Player 5 episodes, 2003
Dweezil Zappa ...  Bandleader 5 episodes, 2003
Lindsey Stoddart ...  Ensemble Player / ... 5 episodes, 2003
Tim Conway ...  Mr. Henderson 5 episodes, 2003
Charles Esten ...  Himself - Host 5 episodes, 2003
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Only Half a script and the audience makes up the rest and when you hear that bell the person who ever just said the last line has to make up a completely new one "On the Spot"

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USA

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English

Release Date:

20 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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Improv Sitcom See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Inventive and Playful
8 April 2003 | by Mike-248See all my reviews

The WB is definitely taking a gamble with "On The Spot." Not only is it a unique mix of scripted material and improvisation, it also features comedy legend Tim Conway, who does not usually come to mind when thinking about the usual WB young demographic audience. I think the gamble has paid off, because "On the Spot" is one of the funniest shows of the year. What I like most about it, is that it doesn't take itself seriously at all. Actors are seen walking around the sets, talking directly to the studio audience, and even interacting with the house band, led by Dweezil Zappa. The result is like a crazy party that we're invited to every week. Besides Conway, the talented cast also includes "Whose Line is It Anyway" actors Jeff Davis and Chip Esten, Mindy Sterling (the Frau from "Austin Powers"), Michael Hitchcock (the yuppie lawyer from "Best in Show" and the theater manager in "A Mighty Wind,"), and Arden Myrin ("Working"). Every week has also featured a surprise guest or two including Jack Black, Cheri Oteri, Andy Dick, Robert Wagner, and singer Lisa Loeb. It's playful and inventive, and definitely worth checking out.


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