Boston Common: Season 1 (1996)

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Air date: Mar 21, 1996

In the series pilot, Virginia handyman Boyd Pritchett (Anthony Clark) accepts a job at his sister's college and sets his sights on an attractive grad student (Traylor Howard) who's taken with his Southern ways. Leonard: Steve Paymer. Wyleen: Hedy Burress.

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Air date: Mar 28, 1996

Jack (Vincent Ventresca) considers a job offer from Stanford and Boyd tries to hasten his departure. Andy: Nick Stabile. Joy: Traylor Howard. Wyleen: Hedy Burress. Boyd: Anthony Clark. Leonard: Steve Paymer.

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Air date: Apr 4, 1996

Boyd (Anthony Clark) tries to save Joy's storytelling program by joining a fund-raising effort chaired by Jack (Vincent Ventresca). Butterfield: Sam Anderson. D.C.: D.C. Douglas. Joy: Traylor Howard.

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Air date: Apr 11, 1996

Boyd (Anthony Clark) takes a friend of Joy's on a double date with Joy and Jack in order to get closer to Joy (Traylor Howard). Jack: Vincent Ventresca. Wyleen: Hedy Burress. Tasha: Tasha Smith.

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Air date: Apr 18, 1996

Boyd fears that Joy overheard his and Wyleen's session with a counselor when he sees her in the waiting room afterward. Wyleen: Hedy Burress. Leonard: Steve Paymer. Tasha: Tasha Smith. Joy: Traylor Howard.

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Air date: Apr 25, 1996

Boyd tries to work up the courage to ask Joy out and also encourages Leonard (Steve Paymer) to date Liz (Lori Alan). Boyd: Anthony Clark. Joy: Traylor Howard. Jack: Vincent Ventresca. Tasha: Tasha Smith. Wyleen: Hedy Burress.

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Air date: Aug 11, 1996

Joy (Traylor Howard) insists that Boyd (Anthony Clark) not display any public affection toward her until she can tell Jack (Vincent Ventresca) about their mutual attraction. Tasha: Tasha Smith.

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Air date: Aug 18, 1996

Boyd's plan to take Joy on a drive in the country stalls when his car is towed and he must take desperate measures to get it back. Boyd: Anthony Clark. Joy: Traylor Howard. Wyleen: Hedy Burress. Jack: Vincent Ventresca.

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Air date: Sep 8, 1996

Joy's no-contact rule has a peculiar effect on Boyd: he starts rummaging through her garbage and takes one of her gloves. Meanwhile, Leonard is having problems with a stalker who believes he's the new "messiah."

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Air date: Sep 15, 1996

Margot Kidder appears as Wyleen's drama teacher; Boyd and Tasha try to market the family tuna-sandwich recipe. Anthony Clark, Steve Paymer, Tasha Smith.

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Critic Reviews for Boston Common Season 1

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It's astonishing that a college-based comedy could be magna cum lousy.

Jul 17, 2019 | Full Review…

[Anthony] Clark is occasionally witty as the softer-resonating Boyd. But every time the screechy Wyleen [Pritchett] opens her mouth, you wish you had a couple of cream pies to throw. One at her, the other at the writers of this crock.

Jul 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Couple of good chuckles do not a sitcom make, but the creators have set up an impressively loony-yet-possible Randolph Harrington College in Boston.

Jul 17, 2019 | Full Review…
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[Anthony] Clark's willful ignorance is amusing and ultimately winning, but [Hedy] Burress' over-the-top energy is tedious in a premiere that too readily casts aside reality for the sake of a mediocre joke.

Jul 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Boston Common has one thing going for it -- Anthony Clark. And he's enough. Due in large part to the star's considerable talents, Boston is one very likeable, funny new sitcom.

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These Beacon Hillbillies should flunk out fast.

Jul 17, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

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