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Odd Man Out
Genre Sitcom
Created by Ed Decter
John J. Strauss
Written by Tom J. Astle
Barton Dean
Ed Decter
Matt Ember
Michael Feldman
Mark Goffman
John Hoberg
Laura Perkins-Brittain
Alicia Sky Varinaitis
John J. Strauss
Jillian Tohber
Directed by Gil Junger
David Kendall
John P. Whitesell
Starring Erik von Detten
Natalia Cigliuti
Vicki Davis
Marina Malota
Trevor Fehrman
Jessica Capshaw
Markie Post
Composer(s) Ben Decter
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Bill Cosby
Barton Dean
Ed Decter
John J. Strauss
Producer(s) Jason Shubb
Craig Wyrick-Solari
Editor(s) Steve Rasch
Cinematography Richard Brown
Running time 30 min. (approx)
Original channel ABC
Original run September 24, 1999 – January 7, 2000

Odd Man Out is an American sitcom that aired on the ABC television network as apart of the TGIF lineup. It aired from September 24, 1999 to January 7, 2000. Created by Ed Decter and John J. Strauss, Bill Cosby served as one of the series' executive producer.



Set in Miami, the show revolved around fifteen-year-old Andrew Whitney (Erik von Detten), the only male in a house full of females. He is constantly surrounded by his three sisters (Val, Paige, and Elizabeth), Aunt Jordan, and single mom, Julia. The episodes mostly revolved around Andrew's lack of privacy and dealing with his best friend Keith's crush on his unresponsive older sister, Val.

The show was heavily promoted in the summer of 1999. ABC commercials showing teenage girls screaming "EVD!" (the initials of star Erik von Detten) were prominent; at the time, this was the peak of the boy band craze, and this was a common practice. The commercials mentioned very little about the show itself, and did not even mention the name until a few weeks before the show was to debut: a typical advertisement, following clips of girls screaming "EVD!" would follow a shadow of von Detton with a question mark and a voiceover stating "What is EVD? Find out Fridays this fall on ABC." This type of mysterious promotion did little to hold interest in the show once it debuted. The series was canceled after thirteen episodes.


Episode list

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "The First Girlfriend's Club" September 24, 1999
1-2 "Good Will Hunting" October 1, 1999
1-3 "The Unbelievable" October 8, 1999
1-4 "The Road to Caracus" October 15, 1999
1-5 "You've Got Female" October 22, 1999
1-6 "Batman Forever" October 29, 1999
1-7 "In the Name of the Father" November 5, 1999
1-8 "Fight Club" November 19, 1999
1-9 "Great Expectations" December 3, 1999
1-10 "Punch Line" December 10, 1999
1-11 "Little Women" December 17, 1999
1-12 "What About Bob?" December 24, 1999
1-13 "My Life As a Dog" January 7, 2000

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