Manhattan, AZ

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  • 2000
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (76)

Manhattan, AZ was a television show that aired on the USA Network in 2000. The show, which starred Brian McNamara, was set in the fictional town of Manhattan, Arizona and followed the lives of its quirky residents. The show's main character was Roy Rutherford, played by McNamara. Roy was a former big city cop who moved to Manhattan to start over after a personal tragedy. He took a job as the town's lone police officer, which allowed him to keep busy while avoiding his own problems. Roy quickly discovered that Manhattan was not the sleepy, quiet town he thought it was. The town was full of eccentric characters, including a woman who talked to aliens, a man who had built an elaborate underground bunker, and a group of senior citizens who were constantly getting into mischief.

One of the show's key themes was the clash between the old and the new. Manhattan was a town that was struggling to keep up with the changing times. The residents were resistant to change and often resistant to outsiders. Roy was an outsider who was trying to fit in, but he often found himself at odds with the town's old guard. One of his biggest challenges was dealing with the town's corrupt mayor, who had his own agenda and was not above using illegal methods to get what he wanted.

Another major theme of the show was community. Despite their differences, the residents of Manhattan always came together when it counted. Whether it was to solve a mystery or to help each other out of a jam, the town's residents were always there for each other. Roy often found himself in the middle of these events, trying to keep the peace and help the town overcome whatever obstacles came its way.

One of the show's strengths was its cast of characters. Each character was unique and brought something different to the show. Some of the standout characters included the kooky alien enthusiast, the gruff but lovable diner owner, and the wise-cracking senior citizens. The chemistry between the actors was evident, and it was clear that they were having fun with their roles.

Another strength of the show was its humor. Manhattan, AZ was a lighthearted comedy with a lot of heart. The show's humor was always good-natured and never mean-spirited. The jokes were often goofy and silly, but they always hit the mark. The show didn't rely on cheap laughs or crass humor to get a reaction. The humor was always clever and well thought out.

Despite its strengths, Manhattan, AZ only lasted one season. The show was canceled due to low ratings, which is a shame because it had a lot of potential. The show was never given a chance to find its audience, which is a shame because it had a lot of heart and was a lot of fun to watch.

In conclusion, Manhattan, AZ was a charming comedy with a lot of heart. The show's cast of characters was unique and endearing, and the show's humor was always clever and well-executed. Despite its cancellation after one season, the show remains a cult favorite among fans who appreciate its quirky charm.

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  • Premiere Date
    July 23, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (76)