History Series / Joey

2nd Jan '16 6:37:02 AM LtFedora
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: In the pilot, Joey is given the choice between two shows, one about nurses and one about cops. He goes with the cop show, thinking the nurses one will not be any good. One GilliganCut later, the cop show is cancelled before it even airs while ''Nurses'' is a smash hit.
28th Dec '15 1:39:01 PM Kitchen90
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''Joey'' was a SpinOff of the wildly popular sitcom ''{{Friends}}''. It transplanted wannabe actor Joey Tribbiani (MattLeBlanc) to Los Angeles, where he tried to make a go of becoming a big star. It added new characters such as Gina, his equally promiscuous sister, played by Creator/DreaDeMatteo of ''Series/TheSopranos''; Michael, his sheltered nephew, played by PauloCostanzo, and love interest Alex, played by AndreaAnders. Plots usually revolved around one of three things:

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''Joey'' was a SpinOff of the wildly popular sitcom ''{{Friends}}''. ''Series/{{Friends}}''. It transplanted wannabe actor Joey Tribbiani (MattLeBlanc) (Creator/MattLeBlanc) to Los Angeles, where he tried to make a go of becoming a big star. It added new characters such as Gina, his equally promiscuous sister, played by Creator/DreaDeMatteo of ''Series/TheSopranos''; Michael, his sheltered nephew, played by PauloCostanzo, Creator/PauloCostanzo, and love interest Alex, played by AndreaAnders.Creator/AndreaAnders. Plots usually revolved around one of three things:
23rd Dec '15 6:08:37 AM JamesAustin
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->''"On ''Friends'', Joey was a womanizer, but we enjoyed his exploits. He was a solid friend, a guy you knew you could count on. Joey was [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] to be a guy who couldn't get a job, couldn't ask a girl out. He became a pathetic, mopey character. I felt he was moving in the wrong direction, but I was not heard."''\\

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->''"On ''Friends'', Joey was a womanizer, but we enjoyed his exploits. He was a solid friend, a guy you knew you could count on. Joey was [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] to be a guy who couldn't get a job, couldn't ask a girl out. He became a pathetic, mopey character. I felt he was moving in the wrong direction, but I was not heard."''\\"''
23rd Dec '15 6:07:05 AM JamesAustin
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-- '''Kevin S. Bright''', executive producer of the show.

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-- '''Kevin -->--'''Kevin S. Bright''', executive producer of the show.



* YouLookFamiliar: Joey's new agent Bobbi and [[spoiler: Gina's ex/Michael's father]] both appeared in ''Friends'' as different characters. Also, Brent Spiner appeared as himself in one episode,and was previously one of Rachel's bosses on ''Friends''.
7th Jan '15 8:23:42 PM tropicalbeaches
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* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: Joey/Alex/Dean.
29th Nov '14 3:14:17 PM MartineBrooke
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Some people were apprehensive about this spin-off as they were unsure of whether Joey would be able to stand on his own as a character and support his own show. The first episode drew in fairly impressive ratings (18 million viewers) and the show was succesful enough to get a second season. Though in the second season Creator/{{NBC}} [[ScrewedByTheNetwork put it up against]] ''Series/AmericanIdol'' among other things, causing it's ratings to drop which was the final nail in the coffin. In the middle of the second season, ''Joey'' was no more, at least in the US, the remaining episodes did air overseas and were eventually released on DVD... in Canada. A total of 46 episodes were released, from September, 2004 to May, 2006.

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Some people were apprehensive about this spin-off as they were unsure of whether Joey would be able to stand on his own as a character and support his own show. The first episode drew in fairly impressive ratings (18 million viewers) and the show was succesful enough to get a second season. Though in the second season Creator/{{NBC}} [[ScrewedByTheNetwork put it up against]] ''Series/AmericanIdol'' among other things, causing it's its ratings to drop which was the final nail in the coffin. In the middle of the second season, ''Joey'' was no more, at least in the US, the remaining episodes did air overseas and were eventually released on DVD... in Canada. A total of 46 episodes were released, from September, 2004 to May, 2006.
28th Jul '14 2:39:30 PM Morgenthaler
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''Joey'' was a SpinOff of the wildly popular sitcom ''{{Friends}}''. It transplanted wannabe actor Joey Tribbiani (MattLeBlanc) to Los Angeles, where he tried to make a go of becoming a big star. It added new characters such as Gina, his equally promiscuous sister, played by DreaDeMatteo of ''Series/TheSopranos''; Michael, his sheltered nephew, played by PauloCostanzo, and love interest Alex, played by AndreaAnders. Plots usually revolved around one of three things:

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''Joey'' was a SpinOff of the wildly popular sitcom ''{{Friends}}''. It transplanted wannabe actor Joey Tribbiani (MattLeBlanc) to Los Angeles, where he tried to make a go of becoming a big star. It added new characters such as Gina, his equally promiscuous sister, played by DreaDeMatteo Creator/DreaDeMatteo of ''Series/TheSopranos''; Michael, his sheltered nephew, played by PauloCostanzo, and love interest Alex, played by AndreaAnders. Plots usually revolved around one of three things:
18th Jun '14 11:24:16 PM Brandon
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* YouLookFamiliar: Joey's new agent Bobbi and [[spoiler: Gina's ex/Michael's father]] both appeared in ''Friends'' as different characters.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Joey's new agent Bobbi and [[spoiler: Gina's ex/Michael's father]] both appeared in ''Friends'' as different characters. Also, Brent Spiner appeared as himself in one episode,and was previously one of Rachel's bosses on ''Friends''.
4th May '14 12:06:39 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* CreatorBacklash: Kevin S. Bright's feelings are highlighted nicely in the page quote. He was reportedly not terribly upset when the series was cancelled.



-->'''Joey:''' You like thinking through life's big decisions? ''(points at Michael)''
* [[IAmNotSpock I Am Not Data:]] Lampshaded in one episode with Brent Spiner

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-->'''Joey:''' You -->'''Joey''': "You like thinking through life's big decisions? decisions?" ''(points at Michael)''
* [[IAmNotSpock I Am Not Data:]] Lampshaded in one episode with Brent Spiner
Michael)''



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Season 2 specifically. Odds are you can still find a Region 1 DVD set, but it's noticeably costlier than the more readily available Season 1.



* MissingEpisode: Eight episodes from season 2 were unaired due to the show being prematurely cancelled, though they are availible on DVD.



* NoExportForYou: Season 1's DVD set was released pretty much everywhere the show was aired. The DVD set for Season 2 was only ever released in Canada, while they will play on most Region 1 DVD players, they're long out of print, not to mention very pricey.
* TheOtherDarrin: Gina was originally played by a different actress on a 1997 episode of ''Friends''.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: NBC made the boneheaded decision to put Joey opposite ''Series/AmericanIdol'' and predictably its ratings soon declined--to the point that the show then got canceled midway through season 2, leaving eight episodes unaired.
** Added bonus. As the trope header says, Kevin Bright had none to kind an opinion of NBC reconstructing the Joey character, coming out and blaming them for the show's failure on more than one occasion.
19th Apr '14 2:07:31 AM darkrage6
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* DoubleStandard: Joey's middle-aged agent Bobbi, who frequently sexually harassed Joey's 21-year-old nephew Michael. This was always PlayedForLaughs. If the genders were reversed, would it have worked the same way?
** Except at the end of season one, where she told Joey she could get Michael and a friend tickets to ''RevengeOfTheSith'', but used it to trick Michael into a date with her. Gina was ''pissed''.

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* DoubleStandard: Joey's middle-aged agent Bobbi, who frequently sexually harassed hit on Joey's 21-year-old nephew Michael. This was always PlayedForLaughs. If the genders were reversed, would it have worked the same way?
** Except at
PlayedForLaughs until the end of season one, where she told Joey she could get Michael and a friend tickets to ''RevengeOfTheSith'', but used it to trick Michael into a date with her. Gina was ''pissed''.
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