Wings

Wings

  • TV-PG
  • 1990
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.2  (10,913)

"Wings" is a sitcom set at a fictional airfield in Nantucket. The two-airline "Tom Nevers Field" is the scene where brothers Joe and Brian Hackett, played by Tim Daly and Steven Webber respectively, hold sway. Nantucket's actual airport was used for exterior shots although the show was filmed before a live studio audience in Hollywood. Joe is the responsible brother taking care of business for tiny, one-airplane Sandpiper Air. Brian Hackett is the carefree, irresponsible younger brother. Crystal Bernard, Thomas Haden, Tony Shalhoub, David Schramm, and Rebecca Schull also starred in the ensemble comedy. Bernard is Helen Chappel Hackett, a Nantucket airport lunch counter operator. Haden is Lowell Mather, blathering handyman. Shalhoub, later of "Monk" fame, plays Alekio, an Italian immigrant taxi cab operator. Fay played by Schull is a retired flight attendant lending motherly advice. Roy, played by Schramm, is foil for the Hackett brothers. He owns Sandpiper arch-rival Aeromass with seven airplanes. "Cheers" show runners David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee followed up with "Wings" before also creating "Frasier." Characters from "Cheers" and "Frasier" sometimes crossed over into "Wings" episodes. The show has won BMI Film and TV Awards and the TV Land Award.

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Final Approach: Part 2
24. Final Approach: Part 2
May 21, 1997
Joe and Helen go to Vienna so Helen can fulfill her dream as a cellist. Brian and Casey take over Joe and Helen's jobs. Antonio goes to jail.
Final Approach Part 1
23. Final Approach Part 1
May 21, 1997
Joe and Brian find riches at the same time Helen learns she can't play the cello.
Final Approach: Part 1
23. Final Approach: Part 1
May 21, 1997
Joe and Brian find riches at the same time Helen learns she can't play the cello.
Raging Bull *&@!
22. Raging Bull *[email protected]!
May 14, 1997
Joe and Brian enter a boxing match.
Oedipus Wrecks
21. Oedipus Wrecks
May 7, 1997
Joe tries to overcome his fear of the circus. Brian and Casey are dating a mother and son.
Heartache Tonight
20. Heartache Tonight
April 16, 1997
Helen isn't allowed to marry Roy.
Dreamgirl
19. Dreamgirl
April 2, 1997
Joe and Brian hire a gorgeous temp; Antonio is fired from his job.
Ms. Write
18. Ms. Write
March 19, 1997
Brian is heartbroken when he learns his dream girl is 12 years old. Antonio is put in charge of Joe and Helen's safety.
House of Blues
17. House of Blues
March 5, 1997
Kicked out by Joe and Helen, Brian and Casey move into a new home with the help of a new roommate Antonio. Whose money goes into the house, but who body is still living with his girlfriend Elise. But things suddenly become crowded when Antonio is dumped and has to move back home. Meanwhile, Joe and Helen's fling with nudism has them being threatened with blackmail, when the neighbor kids snap photo's of them (which end up on the internet).
Escape from New York
16. Escape from New York
February 19, 1997
Brian and Helen's trip to New York to see "Rent" turns into a nightmare when the theatre refuses to transfer the tickets from Helen's benefactor to her. Even worse a con-man robs them of their money and Helen is forced to compete in a drag queen contest in order to get the money to get home. Meanwhile, A bad back leaves Joe in the house alone with a suddenly
Fay There, Georgy Girl
15. Fay There, Georgy Girl
February 12, 1997
After selling off the valuables of her George's, Fay is visited by their ghosts, demanding that she buy back their items. Meanwhile, Joe's Valentine's Day efforts seem paltry to Helen compared to the man intending to propose to his beloved with a banner flying from the Sandpiper plane (problem is she's not his beloved, and she can't even stand him.). Meanwhile, Brian and Casey prepare to go out on a sham date.
Just Call Me Angel
14. Just Call Me Angel
February 5, 1997
Brian saves the day when he lands a plane.
Hosed
13. Hosed
January 15, 1997
Joe buys a new state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner, only to learn that its lifetime guarantee doesn't hold.
Let's Talk About Sex
12. Let's Talk About Sex
January 8, 1997
Joe and Helen's sex life gets wrapped into Roy's relationship with a TV talk show host.
All About Christmas Eve
11. All About Christmas Eve
December 18, 1996
This year, Christmas Eve is spent in a cab with a nun and in a department store basement hiding from carolers.
Wingless, Part 3
10. Wingless, Part 3
December 11, 1996
The real reason Clayton Industries purchased Sandpiper is revealed.
Wingless, Part 2
9. Wingless, Part 2
November 20, 1996
Sandpiper Air begins to fly for a country music tour. When the tour falls apart, the new owner disappears.
Wingless, Part 1
8. Wingless, Part 1
November 13, 1996
When Sandpiper's plane is repossessed, Joe and Brian must sell the airline.
Olive or Twist
7. Olive or Twist
November 6, 1996
Casey encourages Brian to use his insurance money to open a martini bar, offering to help Brian manage it. But things go awry immediately when the first customer through the door slips and falls on the floor. Brian's problems are compounded when he learns Casey never got insurance.
The Gift of Life
6. The Gift of Life
October 30, 1996
When a passenger leaves a cooler containing "the gift of life" in the terminal, the gang feels responsible for returning it.
Too Beautiful for You
5. Too Beautiful for You
October 23, 1996
The suicide hotline proves to be good for Antonio. Helen competes with a gourmet food cart.
Single and Hating It
4. Single and Hating It
October 9, 1996
Joe and Helen find themselves celebrating their first anniversary at a "Singles Mingle.
Maybe It's You
3. Maybe It's You
October 2, 1996
Brian's vow to find a deeper, more meaningful relationship is tested by beautiful but dumb Dani. Meanwhile, Joe tries to deal with the fact that one of his best friends didn't invite him to his wedding.
... Like a Neighbor Scorned
2. ... Like a Neighbor Scorned
September 25, 1996
Joe and Helen learn to deal with their "overly neighborly" neighbors.
Porno for Pyros
1. Porno for Pyros
September 18, 1996
Joe and Helen have to explain how they torched Brian's house. An insurance investigator is suspicious of the whole scenario.
Description

"Wings" is a sitcom set at a fictional airfield in Nantucket. The two-airline "Tom Nevers Field" is the scene where brothers Joe and Brian Hackett, played by Tim Daly and Steven Webber respectively, hold sway. Nantucket's actual airport was used for exterior shots although the show was filmed before a live studio audience in Hollywood. Joe is the responsible brother taking care of business for tiny, one-airplane Sandpiper Air. Brian Hackett is the carefree, irresponsible younger brother.

Crystal Bernard, Thomas Haden, Tony Shalhoub, David Schramm, and Rebecca Schull also starred in the ensemble comedy. Bernard is Helen Chappel Hackett, a Nantucket airport lunch counter operator. Haden is Lowell Mather, blathering handyman. Shalhoub, later of "Monk" fame, plays Alekio, an Italian immigrant taxi cab operator. Fay played by Schull is a retired flight attendant lending motherly advice. Roy, played by Schramm, is foil for the Hackett brothers. He owns Sandpiper arch-rival Aeromass with seven airplanes.

"Cheers" show runners David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee followed up with "Wings" before also creating "Frasier." Characters from "Cheers" and "Frasier" sometimes crossed over into "Wings" episodes. The show has won BMI Film and TV Awards and the TV Land Award.Wings is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (174 episodes). The series first aired on April 19, 1990.

Wings is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Wings on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon and Hulu.

  • Premiere Date
    April 19, 1990
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (10,913)