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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 27, 1992
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Tasia Valenza, Alex D├ęsert, Donnelly Rhodes
  • Summary: The Heights was a rock and roll band made up of a group of ambitious, young, mostly blue-collar kids hoping to ride success out of their middle-class lives. The members of the group were Stan (guitar), who worked for his father, Mr. Mike, owner of the bar/pool hall where the group hung out; Dizzy (drums), a plumber's assistant; Rita (saxophone), a dispatcher for a beer distributor; Hope (guitar), whose wealthy family supported her while she played with the band; J.T. (guitar), the lead singer, an auto mechanic with a long-standing love/hate relationship with Hope; Lenny (keyboard), who worked at the Seven Seas restaurant; and Alex the newest member of the group, a sensitive poet/songwriter who worked in a grocery store. Alex, who was in love with Rita, also sang leads, and his presence caused friction with J.T., who didn't like anybody else singing lead. When Dizzy married his pregnant girlfriend, Jodi, a nurses' aide whose father was his boss, Lenny moved in with his former roommate, Stan.
    The series chronicled the ups and downs of the band members as well as their evolving relationships. At least one new song, filmed as a video montage, was performed each week. Ironically, the single version of the series theme, featuring Jamie Walters as lead singer, hit #1 on the Billboard charts in early November, one week before The Heights was canceled.
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  • Genre(s): Drama
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  1. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 25, 2013
    58
    The drama is clumsy and over-baked and the plotting implausible. ... Still, an energetic cast and the musical setting combine to make this silly show watchable.
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  1. Aug 19, 2012
    9
    I wished the people at 20th Television should bring back The Heights from the dead. I know it was short-lived, but this doesn't have to be that way. The show is all about the band called "The Heights" and it focuses on 5 young adults who is much more like Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place, but the show talks about issues and events on drugs, alcohol, and other reality crisis. But they turned the band into a hitmaaking trio. Ever since "How Do You Talk To An Angel" came out, that theme song reminded me of my first crush in high school. This could be a considerable cult classic because every Tuesday or Sunday nights, the FOX TV network delivered a phenomenal response to teens everywhere if they watched the whole episode and wait for a rerun or put in on DVD. I missed The Heights. I was ashamed on why the network just lost its momentum after the show's cancellation, but if Glee will finishing it's run, maybe FOX could get a second chance on putting the show on Netflix. But somewhere down the road, I hope they should make a comeback in the music biz. The Heights is definitely a true classic for the kid in all of us. We're still in the 90's man. Expand