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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 23, 1990
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Cristine Rose, Charlie Schlatter
  • Summary: This series was based on the hit 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off, starring Matthew Broderick. However, the series wasn't treated as a continuation of the film. In fact, the movie was referenced in the first episode when Ferris implied that he wasn't too thrilled with the choice of Broderick to portray him.
    Ferris Bueller hit the airwaves on NBC at the same time FOX's Parker Lewis Can't Lose did. The two series had incredible similarities, and episode titles like 'Ferris Bueller Can't Win' referenced this rivalry. But in the end, Ferris Bueller lost the battle and was cancelled after one season.
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  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    May 5, 2014
    70
    Breezy, smart-alecky fun.
  2. 60
    Ferris Bueller, at least, confronts its source up close and personal in the opening scene and gets it out of the way. [22 Aug 1990, p.D-9]
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 7, 2013
    42
    I can't imagine an insufferable little twerp like this hanging around NBC's lineup for too long.
  4. Reviewed by: Marvin Kitman
    Jul 12, 2013
    40
    Lacks the sharper edge of Hughes' movie. [23 Aug 1990]
  5. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    May 5, 2014
    30
    Schlatter is smug and superficial, nothing more. He has no chemistry with his love interest, the pretty but vacant Sloan (Ami Dolenz). The other actors are reduced to slogging through caricatures. It's going to get pretty boring, week after week. [23 Aug 1990, p.1]
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    May 5, 2014
    20
    He's also just not very funny. Smug monologues to the camera about how life is like volleyball or driving won't have you rolling, and his misadventures - of the high-tech, computer-hacking variety - are awfully predictable. [23 Aug 1990, p.3D]
  7. Reviewed by: Greg Dawson
    May 5, 2014
    10
    It's hard to say why Charlie Schlatter is so annoying as TV's version of the high school prankster played by Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller's Day Off...But whatever it is - maybe consummate smugness - makes for a thoroughly irritating television experience. [23 Aug 1990, p.E1]

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