Wild Oats (TV series)

Wild Oats
Created byLon Diamond
StarringTim Conlon
Paul Stephen Rudd
Paula Marshall
Jana Marie Hupp
Christine Cavanaugh
Composer(s)Ed Alton
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (2 unaired)
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)K-Rule Productions
20th Television
Original networkFox
Original releaseSeptember 4 –
September 25, 1994

Wild Oats is an American television sitcom that aired Sunday nights on Fox in 1994.


The series focuses on a group of twenty-something friends in Chicago: Jack, a photographer; Brian, a social worker; Shelly, a fifth-grade teacher; and Liz, a hairdresser.

"Wild Oats" aired on Fox at 9:30 ET on Sunday nights. Despite having the aging but still-popular Married With Children as a lead-in, the new show drew small audiences against the other networks, who all ran highly-rated movies from 9pm onward. The comedy was cancelled after only four episodes, leaving two others un-aired.

Co-star Paul Rudd later became a movie actor, and a major star playing Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Pilot"James WiddoesLon DiamondSeptember 4, 1994 (1994-09-04)
2"Dream Date"Stan LathanTom StrawSeptember 11, 1994 (1994-09-11)
3"Tickets"Stan LathanBarbara Wallace and Thomas R. WolfeSeptember 18, 1994 (1994-09-18)
4"Slice o' Life"Stan LathanMark NutterSeptember 25, 1994 (1994-09-25)
5"Renaissance Woman"Stan LathanLon Diamond and Tom StrawUnaired
6"Move-In"Stan LathanMark NutterUnaired

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