Titans (2000 TV series)

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Genre Soap opera
Created by Charles Pratt Jr.
Written byCharles Pratt Jr.
Theme music composer Sneaker Pimps
Opening theme"6 Underground"
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (2 unaired)
Executive producers
CinematographySteven Shaw
Production companies
Original release
Network NBC
ReleaseOctober 4 (2000-10-04) 
December 18, 2000 (2000-12-18)

Titans is an American prime time television soap opera created by Charles Pratt Jr. that aired on NBC October 4 to December 18, 2000. Thirteen episodes were filmed, of which eleven were actually aired. Produced by Aaron Spelling, the series was initially marketed as a " Dynasty for the new millennium," attempting to emulate the style of Spelling's earlier hit series. However, low ratings led NBC to cancel the series before its first season was completed.



Aviation magnate Richard Williams (Perry King) is engaged to the much younger Heather (Yasmine Bleeth). He is unaware that she previously had an affair with his son, Chandler (Casper Van Dien), who is a pilot. Chandler is unsure whether he should reveal this to his father. Chandler discovers that Heather is pregnant with his child. Meanwhile, Heather clashes with Richard's former wife, Gwen (Victoria Principal), who lives in a mansion across the street. After Richard and Heather marry, Chandler's scheming brother Peter (John Barrowman) finds out about her affair with Chandler.


Cast of Titans (from left to right: Barrowman, Principal, Bogush, Van Dien, Davis, King, Bleeth) Titans cast (2000).jpg
Cast of Titans (from left to right: Barrowman, Principal, Bogush, Van Dien, Davis, King, Bleeth)


The casting of Van Dien and King was announced in February 2000. [3] Additional cast members included soap opera veterans Bleeth, Principal, David, and Wagner. [2] [4]

Titans premiered on October 4, 2000, [5] and four additional episodes were ordered in November 2000. [6]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
1"Pilot" Charles Correll Charles Pratt Jr. October 4, 2000 (2000-10-04)11.6 [5]
Navy pilot Chandler Williams returns home to find that his ex-lover Heather is engaged to his father.
2"Dysfunction Junction"Charles CorrellCharles Pratt Jr.October 11, 2000 (2000-10-11)8.2 [7] [8]
3"Guess Who's Chumming for Dinner?" Chip Chalmers Douglas SteinbergOctober 18, 2000 (2000-10-18)6.73 [9]
4"Stormy Heather"Michael LangeAntoinette StellaOctober 25, 2000 (2000-10-25)7.57 [10]
5"Frisky Business"Charles CorrellTyler BensingerNovember 1, 2000 (2000-11-01)7.23 [11]
6"Bad Will Hunting"Michael ZinbergCharles Pratt Jr.November 8, 2000 (2000-11-08)8.5 [12]
7"Torn Between Two Mothers"Joel J. FeigenbaumBarry O'BrienNovember 15, 2000 (2000-11-15)N/A
8"Desperately Seeking Heather"Charles CorrellLaurie ZerwerNovember 22, 2000 (2000-11-22)N/A
9"Secrets & Thighs"Mel DamskiDouglas SteinbergDecember 4, 2000 (2000-12-04)6.56 [13]
10"Angels with Dirty Minds"Charles CorrellCharles Pratt Jr.December 11, 2000 (2000-12-11)5.48 [14]
11"Payback's a Bitch" Joanna Kerns Tyler BensingerDecember 18, 2000 (2000-12-18)N/A
12"She Stoops to Conquer" Anson Williams Antoinette StellaUnaired in the U.S. [Note 1]  (Unaired in the U.S. [Note 1] )TBD
13"Someone Wicked This Way Comes"Robert J. MetoyerBarry O'BrienUnaired in the U.S. [Note 1]  (Unaired in the U.S. [Note 1] )TBD
  1. 1 2 3 4 Aired only in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Denmark, Poland, Russia and New Zealand


Titans premiered on Wednesday, October 4, 2000, before the season two premiere of The West Wing . [5] Titans attracted 11.6 million viewers and delivered key demographics for NBC, [5] but ratings for the second and third episodes declined significantly. [7] [9] They climbed again for subsequent episodes, [10] [11] to a high of 8.5 for the sixth episode. [12] Around this time, four additional episodes were ordered. [6] The show averaged 8 million viewers over its initial eight weeks, ranking 83rd overall. [15]

Titans was moved to Mondays starting with its ninth episode on December 4, 2000, taking over the timeslot previously held by cancelled sitcoms Daddio and Tucker . [6] Ed , a dramedy which had premiered the same week as Titans and was also suffering from declining ratings, moved into the vacant Wednesday slot. [6] While Ed saw ratings improvement, [16] Titans attracted only 6.6 million viewers for its Monday debut, and was effectively canceled the next day with the announcement that NBC would not be ordering additional episodes. [17] Though the remaining four produced episodes were expected to be aired, [17] only two were broadcast in the United States, the last on December 18, 2000.


John Kiesewetter of The Cincinnati Enquirer called the series "a mindless soap about filthy-rich, amoral people" but added, "As much as I wanted to hate Titans, I couldn't stop watching. Perhaps Mr. Spelling and Mr. Vincent have reinvented Dynasty, creating a Young and the Shirtless for the new millennium." [18] David Zurawik of The Baltimore Sun called the acting "stunningly bad", citing Principal as "the one saving grace on the show". [19] Phil Gallo of Variety singled out Bleeth as "eminently watchable". [1] Despite the show's low ratings, Entertainment Weekly 's Kristen Baldwin called its cancellation "a mistake", suggesting that viewership would have grown over time. [15] Media ad buying executive Bob Flood admitted to Variety after the show's cancellation, "We thought Titans would be better than it turned out to be." [20]

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