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In this thirteen episode dark satire series created that skewers the movie business and the Hollywood lifestyle, Peter Dragon (Jay Mohr) is a big shot Hollywood producer of crappy action films whose last movie tanked at the box office. Arrogant and ethically flexible, he knows that in the entertainment industry you're only as good as your last project, so he desperately needs a successful to keep him on top of the game. Through a set of circumstances he ends up hiring Wendy Ward (Illeana Douglas) a one time child star who has turned to prostitution and drugs after the demise of her career during her teen phase, as his Vice President in charge of Production.

Also featuring comedy legend Buddy Hackett as Peter's uncle, and with frequent cameos by celebrities playing fictionalized versions of themselves, including Keanu Reeves, David Hasselhoff, and Salma Hayek. Created by Chris Thompson, with music by Warren Zevon.

FOX
1 Season, 13 Episodes
September 16, 1999
Comedy
8.3/10
Cast: Jay Mohr, Illeana Douglas, Jarrad Paul, Jack Plotnick
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  • During his Capitol Hill testimony on film violence, Peter goes out of his way to antagonize the panel?s conservative senators. As a result, Bobby insists that he begin the process of recanting his provocative remarks by putting his fate in the hands of publicist Connie Hunt. Meanwhile, after being enticed by a seductive offer from Marty Jordan, Adam reconsiders a longtime relationship with his elderly agent, Irwin Klein. At Connie?s insistence, Peter agrees to temper the effects of his testimony with a series of charitable deeds. While he would rather just write a check for a good cause, he is forced to make a highly public appearance at a recreation center to announce his new camp for children with German measles. Meanwhile, after realizing that Irwin hasn't got a clue about today?s Hollywood, Adam decides that changing agents might be for the best. And to make sure that Adam signs with his agency, Marty sends a high price prostitute to woo him. Following a major gaffe during his rec center appearance, Peter is sent to a charity auction to help raise money for Alzheimer?s research. However, after being mugged in the parking lot, a conversation with his youthful attacker inspires Peter to create a screenwriter?s camp for inner city kids. Finally, unable to fire Irwin himself, Adam turns the job over to Marty. But once he switches, he quickly discovers that life at the new agency is no better after all.

  • When Stuart suggests that actress Reagan Lauren Busch star in their new picture, Peter agrees and asks for an audition. However, wanting to be a player in his own right, Stuart insists that she is given the part and that he be allowed to make the deal. Meanwhile, though continuing to provide Peter with all the sex he can handle, Wendy decides to stop charging him each and every time. After Holden Van Dorn assures Peter that he's got his drug use under control, Reagan arrives for the first script reading fifty pounds overweight. Told that Stuart never actually saw her before signing the contract, Peter insists that he either fire the actress or make sure she's in shape by the time they start shooting. But once the reading gets underway, Peter discovers that Holden's drug problem is far from being conquered. Meanwhile, as Wendy starts treating Peter more like a boyfriend and less like a customer, Adam is pepper sprayed by a vigila in an effort to see that Holden passes his insurance physical. And to make sure Reagan gets her weight down, Peter calls on a shady doctor. While wrestling with his conscience over what he'll do to see that his movie gets made, Peter accuses Wendy of being too demanding. As Wendy takes a weekend in Palm Springs to service an elderly client, Peter realizes just how much he's being paid to make the picture. As a result, he sends Lonnie for the phony lab samples while arranging for Reagan to have all her fat sucked out. Finally, upon Wendy's return, sh...

  • As he welcomes his daughter Georgia to the office on "Take Your Daughter to Work Day," Peter looks for someone to direct Beverly Hills Gun Club. After being turned down by a pair of twenty-two year-old twins whose hot new film is the talk of Hollywood, Peter sends Stuart and Wendy in search of elusive Oscar winner Titus Scroad. In the meantime, he continues to interview candidates including a Chinese action film director with no understanding of English and an aging director whose agent tries passing off as a much younger man. As Peter assigns Adam to help Georgia with her homework, Wendy tracks down Titus for a meeting with their star, Holden Van Dorn. While Peter finds he has to be careful around the macho director, he is encouraged after seeing just how well Titus understands Holden's substance abuse problem. Once he finishes with Georgia's assignment, Adam is sent to Alaska where Titus has gone to hunt bear. While Peter is attending to Georgia, Momo Shabong arrives in a panic. Told that Momo's father is about to cut off all funds for the film, Peter agrees to help change his mind. And at the risk of having his daughter become a royal gift, he manages to get the $50 million restored. Finally, after a day with her dad, it's clear that Georgia is very much Peter Dragon's daughter.

  • During a meeting at the studio, Stuart recommends Neil Patrick Harris for the lead in Beverly Hills Gun Club, while Bobby has his mind set on James Van Der Beek. When Van der Beek?s unavailability leads Wendy to recommend Holden Van Dorn, Peter suggests either Leonardo DiCaprio or Scott Wolf. But after the diminutive Wolf is dismissed as being too short and skateboarding legend Tony Hawk turns down the role for his friend DiCaprio, Peter is left to pursue Van Dorn. Meanwhile, as Peter is offered a million dollars to use the new film to sell tobacco to minors, a suspicious mole raises his concerns about cancer. With Van Dorn in an Arizona rehab clinic, Peter checks himself in to meet with the troubled young movie star. After promising to keep him away from drugs and alcohol if he?ll take the part, Peter asks Adam to keep an eye on Van Dorn. Although Adam is in the middle of caring for his dying grandfather, Peter won't take no for an answer. During a visit to the hospital, Van Dorn persuades Adam to run out for some candy so he can help himself to the dying man?s morphine. As the specter of his own death from cancer plagues Peter, he turns to the Rifkin family?s rabbi for advice, only to have him pitch a new script. Finally, Peter's reservations about taking tobacco money for the new film quickly evaporate when he learns he isn't dying after all.

  • As a result of all his hard work on Beverly Hills Gun Club, screenwriter Adam Rafkin has been hospitalized with pneumonia. To help cheer him up, Peter arrives with their film?s new leading man, action film legend Cole Ricardi. However, Adam?s recovery is set back when Cole reveals the changes he wants in the script. Meanwhile, Co-Executive Producer Dick Black complains about casting the aging Ricardi as the lead in their new film. After Peter persuades Dick that there?s no better person for the part, Cole makes a late night visit to announce that he?s gay. While Cole insists that the time has come for him to make his homosexuality public, Peter warns that it could damage the film?s prospects at the box office. To persuade Cole to reconsider, he claims to be a closet homosexual, too. And after Peter is forced to prove it, stress causes Adam to have a stroke. As Peter struggles to keep anyone from learning about his homosexual experience.

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