Season 1

1 :01x01 - Pilot

Tom Farrell, an A&R representative for a major New York record label, is having a very bad day. He is fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend. However, Tom is not deterred. Determined to start his own record label, Tom finds a prodigy singer, Wayne, but soon finds that sticking with your convictions isn't easy. Meanwhile, Tom meets Julia, also an A&R rep who loves good music just as much as he does.
Guest Stars: Josh Stamberg as Eli Sendack | Erik Jensen as Jeff Juergens | Teddy Geiger as Wayne Jensen | Jeff McCarthy as Doug Jensen | Eric Bogosian as Phil Leshing | Milena Govich as Gabby |
Uncredited: Allyson Floyd as Teary Co-Worker | Jacqueline Lovell as Party Girl |
Featuring: Denise Quiñones as Beautiful Woman | John Gallagher, Jr. as Paul | Bridget Regan as Woman | Laura Poe as Wayne's Mom | Rob Leo Roy as Man #3 | Rick Zahn as Bartender | Jack Walker as Man #1 | Guiesseppe Jones as Man #2 (as Guiseppe Jones) | Victoria Lamoureux as Wayne's Sister | Katelyn Ann Clark as Woman #3 (as Katelyn Clark)
Director: Tamra Davis
Story: Michael Rauch | Teleplay: Michael Rauch
Songs: Dennis McCarthy (2) -- A Million Eight, Damn Glad -- Best Laid Plans, KC & the Sunshine Band -- Boogie Shoes, Teddy Geiger -- Confidence, Madeleine Peyroux -- Dance Me to the End of Love, Click Tha Supah Latin -- Here We R Again, Chris Botti -- Let There Be Love (Featuring Michael Bublé), Teddy Geiger -- Love is a Marathon, Chilly -- Make 'Em Jump, Johnny Crawford -- Maybe It's You, Mistinguett -- Mon Homme, The Killers -- Mr. Brightside, John Carbonara -- My Redemption, INXS -- Pretty Vegas, Marrs -- Pump Up The Volume, The Rosenbergs -- Pushing Up Daisies, Hank Kim -- Sarasota, Andy Stochansky -- Shine, Ethyline -- Surrender File, Talking Heads -- Thank You for Sending Me an Angel, Franz Ferdinand -- The Fallen, Air Supply -- The One That You Love, SoIHadToShootHim -- Urine Test Tupperware, Badly Drawn Boy -- Wet, Wet, Wet

2 :01x02 - Nice Package

Tom is settling into his new job at True Vinyl Records just as their benefit concert begins to fall apart. Using his contacts from his old job, he enlists Zoe, America's top pop star, who now chooses this exact time to change her image.

Meanwhile, Mike must deal with Karen's choice of nanny -- a very attractive woman. Also, Shooter begins dating a woman whose candor and honesty is at first refreshing, but then backfires.
Guest Stars: Daniel Sunjata as Diego Stein | Erik Jensen as Jeff Juergens | Teddy Geiger as Wayne Jensen | James McDaniel as Derrick Cooper | Sherri Saum as Daria | Rebecca Mader as Grace | Natalia Zvereva as Zoe | Eric Bogosian as Phil Leshing |
Featuring: Griffin Matthews as Entourage #1 | Seth Herzog as Entourage #2 | Claire Alpern as Entourage #3 | Leon Woodson as Brazilian Dancer | Tommy Sharkey as Young Tom | Christopher Youngsman as Hotel Employee | Vivien Landau as Mrs. Kleiner | Ben Folds as Himself | Paulina Gerzon as Young Girl | LeAnn Rimes as Herself | Hugh Pool as Hugh
Director: Jace Alexander
Songs: Matt Turk -- Bette Says, Tech T. -- Can You Feel It, Teddy Geiger -- Gentleman, The Mockers -- Lost in Conversation, Chilly -- Make 'Em Jump, The Magic Numbers -- Mornings Eleven, Teddy Geiger -- My Inner Pain, Juanita Brown -- Nice Package, Frankie Goes to Hollywood -- Relax, KISS -- Rock and Roll All Nite, The Blueskins -- Stupid Ones, The Rosenbergs -- Sucking on a Plumb, Teddy Geiger -- Try Too Hard, The Sleepy Jackson -- Vampire Racecourse, Jefferson Airplane -- We Built This City (as Starship), (Unknown artist) -- Kewl, Douglas J. Cuomo --

3 :01x03 - Confidence

It's music video time for Wayne. At work Tom runs into a slight problem getting the gang on-board the music video concept because their record label doesn't have the money for a quality video. He convinces them to spend the money, after mentioning his connection to an MTV bigwig. After taking a day to interview potential directors, Tom is informed that the process is costing too much money. Julia suggests that they use an independent film director who had just done very well at Sundance. They hire him with the understanding that money will be tight. Conflict ensues.

Meanwhile, the married couple, Mike and Karen, are baby sitting a young puppy. Is Karen testing Mike’s parenting skills? Also meanwhile, Bran tries to get her boyfriend accepted by the group. She is worried that they won’t like him, forcing her from the group. And Jake is trying to make it to the big-time and thinks that he needs a catch phrase, so he comes up with one. Unfortunately . . .
Guest Stars: Erik Jensen as Jeff Juergens | Daniel Sunjata as Diego Stein | Teddy Geiger as Wayne Jensen | Ben Shenkman as Scott | Nicky Katt as Nathan Kitt | Peter Jacobson as Stan the Sports Man |
Featuring: Malachi Weir as Staffer #1 | Aaron Yoo as Staffer #2 | Noah Weisberg as Calm Director | Michael McElroy as Perky Director | Poorna Jagannathan as Female Director | Billy Mann as Craig Bowman | Adam Green (1) as Tattooed Man | David Conley (1) as Technician | Eric Zuckerman as Ron | Scott Davidson as Jim | John Reeves as John | James Blunt as Himself | Boomer Esiason as Himself
Songs: Thomas Ulrich -- Auburn Twilight, Charanga Cakewalk -- Bella, Senser -- Bulletproof, LCD Soundsystem -- Draft Punk is Playing at My House, Touch & Go -- Ecoutez, Repetez, Tao of Groove -- Flowing Like Water, Teddy Geiger -- For You I Will (Confidence), The New Hotness -- Gut Feeling, Lazy -- Love Robbery, Robbers on High Street -- Love Underground, Eugene -- Mr. Solitude, Teddy Geiger -- My Inner Pain, Stevie Ray Vaughan -- Pride and Joy, James Blunt -- So Long, Jimmy, Teddy Geiger -- These Walls, Dimitri -- Things You Left Behind, Teddy Geiger -- Try Too Hard, Sunshine -- Victim Is Another Name for Lover, Ahrin Mishan --

4 :01x04 - The One Who Got Away

Tom’s old girlfriend returns, and Tom must help get her band an appearance on the David Letterman show. Trouble develops, though, when the ex-lovers start to get feelings for each other again.
Guest Stars: Malin Akerman as Kira Dungen | Jonno Roberts as Tristan James | Erik Jensen as Jeff Juergens | Samantha Bee as Carol Dulac | James McDaniels (1) as Derrick Cooper | Ben Shenkman as Scott |
Uncredited: She Wants Revenge as Themselves | Aimee Mann Band as Themselves |
Featuring: Duggins King as Himself | Yvonna Kopacz Wright as Rosie Parker (as Yvonna Kopacz) | Sheri Sanders as Sandy | Rodney To as Delivery Guy | Alexie Gilmore as Mary Dee Johnson | Derek Milman as A.D. | Aimee Mann as Herself | Paul Shaffer as Himself
Director: Tamra Davis
Writer: John Wirth
Songs: Barenaked Ladies -- Have You Seen My Love, Hall & Oates -- Maneater, Aimee Mann -- She Really Wants You, Monologue -- She Wants Revenge, The Merry-Go-Round -- Where Have You Been All My Life, She Wants Revenge --

5 :01x05 - The Window

Tom attempts to promote the newest album by the Barbarian Brothers. Problems arise, though, when the female critic he tries to get a good review from notes that she has feelings for Tom. Meanwhile, Tom’s friend Bran has relationship problems of her own.
Guest Stars: James Ransone as Glenn | Geoffrey Arend as Kyle | Erik Jensen as Jeff Juergens | Donnie Keshawarz as Clete | Rosemarie DeWitt as Abby Powell | Ben Shenkman as Scott | James McDaniel as Derrick Cooper |
Co-Guest Stars: Nicol Dellisanti as Woman #2 (as Nicole Dellisanti) | Christopher Bachman as Drug Store Guy |
Uncredited: Kristin Hoffman as Chanteuse | Tyler Johnson as Good Looking Guy | Si Se as Themselves | Nic Harcourt as Himself |
Featuring: Jackson Loo as Nerd | Genevieve Elam as Woman #1 | Larry Sherman as Elevator Guy | Suelyn Madeiros as Gorgeous Woman
Director: Wendey Stanzler
Songs: Mumps -- Look, Don't Touch

6 :01x06 - Opportunity Knocks

Tom discovers a great new artist, Ray Grimaldi, while attending the funeral of Carmine Grimaldi. Ray's father, Carmine, was the owner of Tom's favorite pizza parlor and must now try to support the family. Tom prefers that Ray be given the chance to develop his singing talents, while the family prefers to have some food to eat.

Meanwhile, Tom's friends Shooter and Mike are mugged.
Guest Stars: Erik Jensen as Jeff Juergens | Bernardo De Paula as Ray Grimaldi | Bree Turner as Annette | Tricia Paoluccio as Gina |
Uncredited: Ilona Alexandra as Business Woman | Kelly Anne Burns as Flirting Girl | Joey Giambattista as Waiter |
Featuring: Michael DeNigris as Carmine Grimaldi | Chazz Menendez as Mugger | Jessica Leccia as Detective Aida Perez | Samrat Chakrabarti as Engineer | Susan Cremin as Singing Waitress #2 | Whitney Bashor as Singing Waitress #1 | Jeremy Denk as Himself | Dr. John as Himself | Joshua Bell as Himself | Rebecca Brooksher as Lulu | Anabel Sosa as Mia | Letty Serra as Mama | Margaret Ann Laney as Singing Waitress #3 | Albert Jones as Taxi Driver | Roy Farfel as Stunt Cab Driver | Mark Hattan as Priest | Thomas Hutchings as Busker | Daniel Dorrance as Pan Flute Player
Director: Ken Girotti
Songs: The Chordettes -- Mister Sandman, Junior Walker And The All-stars -- Shotgun, Dr. John -- World I Never Made, Street Drum Corps --

7 :01x07 - Mything Persons

Tom searches for singer Gordon Decker so that True Vinyl can complete and release Decker's second music album. Decker went missing years earlier due to the pressure of attempting to complete that second album.
Guest Stars: Eric Bogosian as Phil Leshing | Terrence Mann as Gordon Decker | Erin Daniels as Dana Graff | Ben Shenkman as Scott Tucker | Tawny Cypress as Crystal Sloane | Erik Jensen as Jeff Juergens | John Gallagher, Jr. as Paul |
Uncredited: Josh Sudiker as Party Goer |
Featuring: Michael Zegen as Luther Kresseski | Mark Kelley (4) as Bassist | Rose Arrick as The Super | Dennis Paladino as Gary | Nina Hellman as Woman Waiting | Victoria Freed as Devon Emory | Mike Masters as Pianist | Steve McKeown as Drummer | Joseph Friedman as Guitarist | Maggie Doucet as Beautiful Woman | Rasheed Aheer Campbell as Basketball Player | Martin Luther McCoy as Himself
Director: Jerry Levine
Songs: The Pretenders -- Fools Must Die, Leonard Cohen -- Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye, Red Wanting Blue -- Leaving Behind, Abandoned Pools -- Maybe Then, Someday, Martin Luther McCoy --

8 :01x08 - Coming Out

Phil tries to lure Wayne to Goliath Records and offers Tom his own independent label if he will come back to Goliath and bring Wayne with him; Jake breaks up with Clete after discovering him with another man; Shooter is given a promotion by his father, who wants him to go to Chicago for eight weeks to oversee a project; Karen goes into labor but complications arise at the hospital.
Guest Stars: Eric Bogosian as Phil Leshing | Teddy Geiger as Wayne Jensen | Jeff McCarthy as Doug Jensen | James McDaniel as Derrick Cooper | Ben Shenkman as Scott Tucker | Daniel Sunjata as Diego Stein | Erik Jensen as Jeff Juergens | Donnie Keshawarz as Clete | Alysia Reiner as Megan | Michael B. Silver as Danny Stone |
Uncredited: Natasha Bedingfield as Herself | Mya as Herself |
Featuring: Lisa Loeb as Herself | John Mellencamp as Himself | Laura Poe as Wayne's Mom | Meredith Anne Bull as Girl #2 | Damien Fahey as Host | Larry Sherman as Elevator Guy | Katelyn Ann Clark as True Vinyl Staffer | Valentina de Angelis as Girl #1 | John Reeves as John | Dane Charbeneau as Himself | Night Kills The Day as Themselves | Kiley A. Rothweiler as Staffer (as Kiley Rothweiler) | Christina Jackson as Girl #3 | Heather Sullivan as Gary
Director: Ron Lagomarsino
Songs: John Mellencamp -- Our Country, Kelly Clarkson -- Since You've Been Gone, Teddy Geiger -- These Walls, Natasha Bedingfield -- Unwritten, Mya -- You, John Mellencamp -- Your Life is Now
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 17, 2006
Ended: February 07, 2006
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