The Loop

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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.3  (2,003)

The Loop is a sitcom that aired on FOX from 2006 to 2007. The show is based around the life of a twenty-something named Sam Sullivan (Bret Harrison), who is fresh out of college and has landed his first real job in the corporate world. Sam works at a major airline company in Chicago and is trying to navigate his way through the ups and downs of being a young professional.

The Loop is a relatively small show, with a cast of just seven main characters. Amanda Loncar plays Darcy, Sam's girlfriend who works as a bartender. Darcy is a free spirit who often clashes with Sam's practicality, but the two of them are clearly in love. Mimi Rogers plays Meryl, Sam's boss at the airline company. Meryl is a tough, no-nonsense woman who doesn't suffer fools lightly. Eric Christian Olsen plays Sully, Sam's best friend and roommate. Sully is a carefree party animal who often comes up with wacky schemes that get Sam into trouble. Sarah Wright plays Lizzy, a flight attendant at the airline company who catches Sam's eye. Philip Baker Hall plays Russ, a grumpy but lovable maintenance worker at the airport who becomes close friends with Sam. Joy Osmanski plays Piper, a receptionist at Sam's office who is always willing to lend a helping hand.

The Loop is a classic sitcom in many ways. It revolves around the day-to-day life of Sam Sullivan and the people who surround him. The show focuses on Sam's struggles as a newcomer to the corporate world, as well as his personal life and relationships. The humor in the show is light-hearted and often centers around the mishaps that Sam and his friends get into. The Loop is a classic "fish out of water" story, as Sam learns to navigate the world of corporate America while trying to hold onto his own values and personality.

One of the great things about The Loop is that it has a strong ensemble cast. Each of the seven main characters bring something unique to the show. Sam is the straight man who tries to keep everyone else in line. Darcy is the wild card who adds a bit of unpredictability to the show. Meryl is the boss from hell who always keeps Sam on his toes. Sully is the comedy relief who often steals the show with his outrageous antics. Lizzy is the love interest who adds a bit of romantic tension to the series. Russ is the wise old man who offers sage advice to Sam. Piper is the cute and quirky receptionist who always has a smile on her face.

Another strength of The Loop is its writing. The show's creators, Pam Brady and Will Gluck, have a great sense of humor and a talent for creating memorable characters. The show's humor is often irreverent and sometimes even a bit edgy, but it never goes too far. The writing is always clever and insightful, and the show has a genuine heart at its core.

The Loop was a short-lived show, but it had a loyal following during its brief run. The show was well-received by critics, who praised its writing, acting, and sense of humor. While The Loop may not have been a ratings hit, it remains a beloved cult favorite amongst fans of the sitcom genre. Its quick pace, witty humor, and lovable characters make it a show that's easy to binge-watch and perfect for a lazy afternoon.

The Loop is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on March 15, 2006.

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The Stranger
10. The Stranger
July 1, 2007
Sam finds that Meryl is not the forgiving type after his project with Ralph turns into a circus.
Crazy Goat
9. Crazy Goat
July 1, 2007
Russ asks his staff to come up with crazy ways to make the company money like his recently deceased friend, Crazy Goat, would.
Fatty
8. Fatty
July 1, 2007
Sam must make a difficult decision when an experienced veteran of the airline industry offers to help him out, as his involvement will cost the involvement of one of his dear friends.
The Dutch
7. The Dutch
July 1, 2007
Sam wears a fat suit to better understand how obese people experience air travel. During the flight, Russ wants Sam to keep an eye on his girlfriend, who he suspects is cheating.
Stride
6. Stride
July 1, 2007
Russ pressures his staff to generate some moneymaking ideas. With this in mind, Sam looks to facilitate a business merger by arranging a date between Derek and Darcy.
Lady Business
5. Lady Business
June 24, 2007
Sam is put in charge of a product-placement partnership between the airline and a chewing-gum company. He ends up hooking up with the sales rep and allows the branding to get way out of hand.
Yeah, Presents
4. Yeah, Presents
June 17, 2007
Russ wants the airline to have a family-friendly icon, and Sam submits an idea from Darcy. Though Russ likes the icon, he opts for a doodle drawn by Sully that inevitably causes more than a few headaches.
CSI: Donut Idol Bowl
3. CSI: Donut Idol Bowl
June 17, 2007
A scramble to find the perfect gift ensues as Russ' birthday approaches. Sam discovers Russ once owned an exotic bird, so he sets out to track one down.
The Phantom
2. The Phantom
June 10, 2007
Russ crashes into Sam's car and covers it up. To ease his guilt he lends Sam his motorcycle, which also gets destroyed causing Sam to take extreme measures to replace the bike.
Windows
1. Windows
June 10, 2007
The second season kicks off with Sam attempting to make inroads with an Icelandic airliner, while also trying to make inroads with Trans Alliance's new receptionist.
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Where to Watch The Loop
The Loop is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Loop on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 15, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (2,003)