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Meego
Genre Science fiction sitcom
Created by Ross Brown
Written by Ross Brown
Bill Bryan
R. Lee Fleming, Jr.
Allison M. Gibson
Larry Kase
Shelly Landau
Cary Okmin
Joel Ronkin
Directed by Richard Correll
Joel Zwick
Starring Bronson Pinchot
Ed Begley, Jr.
Jonathan Lipnicki
Michelle Trachtenberg
Will Estes
Theme music composer Jesse Frederick
Bennett Salvay
Composer(s) Jesse Frederick
Bennett Salvay
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (7 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s) Ross Brown
Thomas L. Miller
Robert L. Boyett
Michael Warren
Producer(s) Karen K. Miller
Editor(s) Jim Miley
Cinematography Gary W. Scott
Running time 30 mins. (approx)
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 1, 1997 – October 24, 1997

Meego is a short-lived American science fiction sitcom that aired on CBS in 1997. The series starred Bronson Pinchot in the title role. Meego was canceled half way through its first season.

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Synopsis

Meego (Pinchot) is a 9,000-year-old shape-shifting alien from the planet "Marmazon 4.0". After Meego's ship crashes, he is discovered by three children; Maggie (Michelle Trachtenberg), Alex (Jonathan Lipnicki), and Trip Parker (Erik von Detten, later played by Will Estes). The children live with their single dad, Dr. Edward Parker (Ed Begley, Jr.) and pass Meego off as human (Meego does not want anyone to know that he is extraterrestrial, and tells people he is from Canada instead). Although Meego plans to leave Earth as soon as his space ship is repaired, he become attached to their children and decides to remain on Earth to care for the three Parker children.

Meego was scheduled during CBS's Friday night Block Party programming lineup following Family Matters.

Cast

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Notable guest stars

Jaleel White reprised his role as Steve Urkel for two guest spots. Three cast members of Gilligan's Island, Bob Denver, Dawn Wells and Russell Johnson, had a guest appearance on an unaired episode titled "Mommy 'n' Meego".

Episodes

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 Pilot September 19, 1997
1-2 "Love and Money" September 26, 1997
1-3 "The Truth About Cars and Dogs" October 3, 1997
1-4 "It's Good to be King" October 10, 1997
1-5 "Fatal Attraction" October 17, 1997
1-6 "Halloween" October 24, 1997
1-7 "Mommy 'n' Meego" Never aired
1-8 "Magic Parker" Never aired
1-9 "Liar, Liar" Never aired
1-10 "I Won't Be Home for Christmas" Never aired
1-11 "Saturday Night Fever" Never aired
1-12 "Performance Art" Never aired
1-13 "Car and Driver" Never aired

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1998 Young Artist Awards Nominated Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV Series Jonathan Lipnicki
Won Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young Actress Michelle Trachtenberg

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