LAX


LAX Information

LAX is a television drama set at the Los Angeles International Airport and draws its name from the airport's IATA airport code, "LAX".

On May 17, 2004 NBC announced that they had picked up the pilot to series.

Synopsis

LAX is a drama focusing on the day to day operations of the airport, with its runway manager, Harley Random (Heather Locklear), and its terminal manager, Roger de Souza (Blair Underwood). In the final episode, Harley leaves her job at the LAX after she is told by Roger that he wants stability back in his life and no longer wants to be romantically involved with her.

Episodes

See List of LAX episodes for more information LAX premiered on NBC on September 13, 2004. Ten episodes aired before NBC announced in November 2004 that no further episodes would be produced. The show was moved to Saturdays at 8pm ET and the final episode aired on April 16, 2005. Thirteen episodes total were aired.

The theme song for the show was the beginning of "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra. For the opening sequence of the final episode, a different excerpt of the song was used.

Cast

Recurring

  • Wendy Hoopes as Betty
  • David Paetkau as Nick
  • Chad Todhunter as Mystery Man

Notable guests

  • Tony Hawk as himself
  • Sasha Barrese as Caitlin Mansfield
  • Daniel Morton as a Serbian co-pilot
  • Sam Doumit as Rachel, Senator's daughter
  • Charisma Carpenter as Julie, Harley's sister

Production

LAX (Then called HUB) was announced on NBC's development slate on December 19, 2003 after being scrapped by ABC the previous developmental season.

On January 14, NBC greenlighted production on the pilot. Anthony and Joe Russo signed on as directors of the pilot on February 6.

Much of the interior scenes were filmed at Ontario International Airport, with the LAX airport used only for establishing shots.

Reception

In a survey by Philips, LAX got 17% of the votes for most anticipated new series.

The show was frequently the butt of comedic jokes due to its poor ratings, including Jay Leno, who remarked the show was "so bad that the actual Los Angeles Airport is thinking of changing its name to avoid being associated with the show." The 13 episodes of the program averaged 6.52 million viewers.

LAX lost 19.09% of the viewers in its time slot versus the previous season, which was occupied by Third Watch.

DVD release

There are no plans to release LAX on DVD, as of 2009.




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