|Created by||Buddy Sheffield
|Written by||Bernie Ancheta
Sheila R. Lawrence
Nancy Neufeld Callaway
|Directed by||Ron Andreassen
|Theme music composer||Buddy Sheffield|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||52|
|Location(s)||Nickelodeon Studios (Season 1)
CBS Studio Center (Season 2-4)
|Running time||30 mins.|
|Original run||August 15, 1992 – January 27, 1996|
Buddy Sheffield, a former In Living Color writer, and Rita Sheffield Hester created and produced the series. Recording artist Benny Hester was the music producer as well as co-producer of the series. They titled the show in reference to the roundhouses used by train companies to redirect railroad cars in any direction. This was in line with the show's theme song, in which the characters stated "we can go anywhere from here". In addition, the set for the show mirrored the interior of a roundhouse.
Each episode revolved around the Anyfamily and their problems in daily life. The half-hour show, taped in front of a visible live audience, was broken up into sketches, dance sequences, and musical performances by both cast members and the house band. All music used on the show was written specifically for Roundhouse.
Following the first season, cast member Dominic Lucero was diagnosed with Lymphoma. He left the show for treatment, returning for several episodes in the show's third season. One month before the show's final episode was taped, Lucero died on July 1, 1994 at the age of 26. At Lucero's request, his illness was never mentioned on television. The final show, however, was dedicated to his memory. Despite his absence, Dominic's name remained in the opening and closing credits throughout all four seasons of the show.
|1993||Winner||Young Artist Awards||Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Youth Series or Variety Show||Cast|
|1994||Nominated||Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Cable or Off Primetime Series||Cast|
|1993||Nominated||CableACE Award||Original Song ("I Can Dream")||Benny Hester and Buddy Sheffield|
|1995||Nominated||Original Song ("Second Chance")||Eric Hester|
|1993||Won||CableACE Award||Original Song ("I Can Dream")||Benny Hester and Buddy Sheffield|
|1994||Won||Youth In Film Awards||Best Original Song ("Can't Let Go")||Benny Hester, Marty Walsh, Frank Musker|
|19??||Won||Ollie Award||Excellence In Television Programming For America's Children||