The Michael Richards Show

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The Michael Richards Show
Created bySpike Feresten
Gregg Kavet
Michael Richards
Andy Robin
StarringMichael Richards
William Devane
Tim Meadows
Bill Cobbs
Amy Farrington
Composer(s)Christopher Tyng
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (+1 unaired Pilot)
Executive producer(s)Spike Feresten
Gregg Kavet
Andy Robin
Michael Richards
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Castle Rock Entertainment
Warner Bros. Television
Original networkNBC
Original releaseOctober 24 –
December 19, 2000

The Michael Richards Show is an American sitcom that debuted on NBC in 2000. The show starred Michael Richards as reality-challenged but successful private detective Vic Nardozza who gets the job done despite his unconventional methods.


The show revolved around Vic Nardozza (Michael Richards), a lanky and clumsy private investigator working for McKay Investigative Services. Throughout the show, misunderstandings and screw-ups get in the way of the cases, but Nardozza always ends up getting the job done.



Following the conclusion of his previous show, Seinfeld, Michael Richards reteamed with three former Seinfeld writers/producers in a comedy caper about a private eye in Los Angeles; when originally conceived, Richards wanted to differentiate his character from Kramer, the role he immortalized on Seinfeld. However, the network disagreed and decided that the character would share characteristics with his previous role.[citation needed] The character Nardozza was named after Richards' own mother, Phyllis Nardozzi.


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"Pilot"John FortenberrySpike Feresten and Michael Richards and Gregg Kavet & Andy RobinUnaired
1"Mr. Irresistible"Asaad KeladaGregg Kavet & Andy RobinOctober 24, 2000 (2000-10-24)
2"Simplification"Andrew TsaoRon Corcillo & A.J. PoulinOctober 31, 2000 (2000-10-31)
3"Discrimination"Shelley JensenDan GreaneyNovember 14, 2000 (2000-11-14)
4"The Identity Loan"Asaad KeladaChuck SklarNovember 21, 2000 (2000-11-21)
5"The Nursing Home"Asaad KeladaBrian KelleyNovember 28, 2000 (2000-11-28)
6"It's Only Personal"Sam SimonRon ZimmermanDecember 5, 2000 (2000-12-05)
7"USA Toy"Asaad KeladaChuck SklarDecember 12, 2000 (2000-12-12)
8"The Consultant"Bryan GordonMark DriscollDecember 19, 2000 (2000-12-19)


The show received generally negative reviews and was cancelled within two months due to poor ratings.[citation needed]

In a 2015 interview, co-star William Devane recalled that making the show was "a nightmare".[1]

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