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Oliver Beene
Format Comedy
Created by Howard Gewirtz
Starring Grant Rosenmeyer
Grant Shaud
Wendy Makkena
Andrew Lawrence
Daveigh Chase
Taylor Emerson
Ben Bookbinder
Annie Korzen
Narrated by David Cross
Opening theme "The Future Is Now" by The Solids
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 24
Running time 22 minutes
Original channel Fox
Original run March 9, 2003 (2003-03-09) – September 12, 2004 (2004-09-12)

Oliver Beene is an American sitcom that premiered on Fox on March 9, 2003. The show was created by Howard Gewirtz. Set in 1962 and 1963, the show chronicled the trials and tribulations of the 11-to-12-year-old Oliver Beene, in first person perspective. Oliver Beene's other main characters are his parents Jerry and Charlotte Beene, his brother Ted Beene, and his two friends Joyce and Michael. The narrator, an older Oliver reflecting on his experience, is voiced by David Cross. Often in episodes, the story is interrupted by flashbacks and flash-forwards.



Oliver (born c. 1951), attempts to sustain normality in an often unpredictable family. Oliver's father Jerry spends his days drilling teeth as a dentist, while his mother attempts to play the traditional homemaker. Oliver's brother, Ted is a sports nut and a womaniser. Oliver's life is often made more bearable with friends Michael, Joyce and his crush Bonnie, who appears at his most embarrassing moments. Both brothers have a crush on a Swedish girl in their apartment, Elke.


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Season Ep total First airdate Last airdate
Season 1 8 March 9, 2003 May 4, 2003
Season 2 16 February 4, 2004 September 12, 2004

It first aired on March 9, 2003 as Fox's program to replace the animated series Futurama. The first season was relatively successful, and the show was brought back for a second season. However, poor ratings throughout the second season led to the show's cancellation in September 2004, with the two last episodes of the season being left unaired in America. (the last episode to air in the show's original timeslot was broadcast on September 12, 2004). In the UK, Sky One broadcast both seasons, in their entirety.

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