The Second Half

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The Second Half
Genre Sitcom
Created by
  • Leo Benvenuti
  • Steve Rudnick
  • John Mendoza
Composer Robben Ford
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes15 (list of episodes)
Executive producerJohn Mendoza
ProducerLarry Spencer
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company Castle Rock Entertainment
Original network NBC
Original releaseSeptember 7, 1993 (1993-09-07) 
April 15, 1994 (1994-04-15)

The Second Half is an American sitcom television series created by Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick and John Mendoza, that aired on NBC from September 7, 1993 to April 15, 1994. The series was executive-produced and co-created by its star, John Mendoza.



A divorced sports columnist for The Chicago Daily Post has to deal with his ex-wife, weekend visits from his two daughters and romance in the '90s. John's column was called The Second Half. [1]



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot" Barnet Kellman Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick and John MendozaSeptember 7, 1993 (1993-09-07)
John's ex-wife has to remind him that he is getting a weekend visit from his daughters.
2"Coughin' Up Meat" Arlene Sanford UnknownSeptember 14, 1993 (1993-09-14)
A co-worker saves John's life.
3"Prelude to a Job"Arlene SanfordLeo Benvenuti and Steve RudnickSeptember 21, 1993 (1993-09-21)
John's assistant becomes romantically involved with Robert.
4"Guess Who's Channeling Dinner?"Arlene SanfordTom Seeley and Norm GunzenhauserOctober 5, 1993 (1993-10-05)
John thinks his new relationship is moving too fast.
5"Like Father, Like John" John Fortenberry Lester Lewis October 12, 1993 (1993-10-12)
David tries to improve his relationship with his dad.
6"Same Bet Next Year"John FortenberryUnknownOctober 26, 1993 (1993-10-26)
John becomes attracted to an old friend. A dry cleaner loses Robert's new pants.
7"Halloween"Arlene SanfordUnknownNovember 2, 1993 (1993-11-02)
John takes Cathy to a Halloween party.
8"Mr. Television" John Rich Leo Benvenuti and John MendozaNovember 23, 1993 (1993-11-23)
John misses his daughter's recital when he hosts a sports TV show.
9"Winter Wonderlandlord"John Rich Alexa Junge December 7, 1993 (1993-12-07)
John becomes the new president of the tenant's association.
10"It's My Party"John RichLeo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick and John MendozaDecember 14, 1993 (1993-12-14)
John's daughters invite some friends over.
11"The Gym"John RichLeo Benvenuti and Steve RudnickDecember 21, 1993 (1993-12-21)
Robert thinks he is losing his hair.
12"Far and Awry"John RichUnknownMarch 25, 1994 (1994-03-25)
John plans a mountain trip for spring break for his daughters.
13"High Nooner"John RichUnknownApril 1, 1994 (1994-04-01)
John has a meeting with his ex-wife.
14"One Flu Over a Nest of Cuckoos"John RichUnknownApril 8, 1994 (1994-04-08)
John cancels a trip to a golf tournament because Cathy has the flu.
15"10"John RichUnknownApril 15, 1994 (1994-04-15)
Ruth has her 10th-birthday party.

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  1. TV Guide. "The Second Half Episodes". TV Guide. Retrieved 2012-10-21.