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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Pilot

Apr/04/2006
Pepper suffers an embarrassing career setback when a one-night-stand turns out to be the new anchor at her station, a job she hoped to land. Complicating matters is her meek and clueless sister, who leaves her husband, moves in with Pepper and gets a job at the station, where she reveals personal secrets that create even more havoc in Pepper's life.
Guest Stars: Jason Brooks (1) as Bryce | Page Kennedy as Barnaby | Alexandra Barreto as Blanca Martinez | Brett Cullen as Jack | Bob Gunton as Dick | Larisa Oleynik as Brianna | Pamela Reed as Lynne |
Co-Guest Stars: Carol Kiernan as Mrs. Johnston | Lawrence LeJohn as J. J. O'Lare | David Kelsey as Fireman | Frank Lloyd as Pete Pulaski | Regina Taufen as Summer Walters | Scott Director as Doctor
Director: Shawn Levy
Songs: Kirstin Candy -- Don't Be Lonely, Kendall Payne -- Rollercoaster

2 :01x02 - Poker Clubs and Boob Games

Apr/11/2006
Pepper decides to go undercover to bust a prostitution ring at a club and sees someone unexpected there. Back at the station, she finds herself in a compromising position with Babcock during a sexual-harassment seminar, causing her to reconsider her feelings for him. Meanwhile, Kathy reconsiders her divorce and agrees to go back to her husband.
Guest Stars: Bob Gunton as Dick | Jack Wallace as | John Webber as | Will Schaub as Steve Thackery | Kim Thomson as | Jason Brooks (1) as Bryce | Pooch Hall as Garfield | Pamela Reed as Lynne | Brett Cullen as Jack | Alexandra Barreto as Blanca Martinez |
Co-Guest Stars: Eric Hoffman (1) as Suit | John Scarangello as Guy
Director: Lev L. Spiro

3 :01x03 - Frat Boys May Lose Their Manhood

Apr/18/2006
Pepper’s personal anger during a live interview lands her on the couch of the company shrink, who forces her to confront her issues with Charlie. Meanwhile, Kathy’s desire to please people leads Pepper to discover dangerous hazing rituals at a college fraternity, leading one of the pledges to hold everyone in the frat house, including Pepper, hostage at gunpoint.
Guest Stars: Whitney Anderson as Amber | Paula Sorge as | Dan Byrd as | Pooch Hall as Garfield | Brett Cullen as Jack | Alexandra Barreto as Blanca Martinez | French Stewart as Dr. Crimmons |
Co-Guest Stars: Jeremy Radin as Beefy Brother | Derick Alexander as Campus Cop | Winifred Freedman as Betty
Director: Oz Scott

4 :01x04 - Heiress Bridenapped

Apr/25/2006
Feeling pressure from her parents to find a husband, Pepper decides to invite Charlie to be her fake date at the high-society wedding of her childhood friend. However, when the bride suddenly disappears, the seemingly fluffy news story turns into a big mystery. Kathy, a bridesmaid, turns to Pepper to uncover the truth about the disappearing bride.
Guest Stars: Bob Gunton as Dick Dinkle | Richard Trapp as Russ Hogan | Eric Winter as Connor Blanchard | John Bennett Perry as Mr. Merrill | Linda Gray as Mrs. Merrill | Sarah Rafferty as Callie Merrill | Pamela Reed as Lynne Dinkle | Brett Cullen as Jack |
Co-Guest Stars: Jason Shane Scott as Rick Harper | M. Darnell Suttles as Detective | Aixa Clemente as Mrs. Cooper
Writer: Adele Lim
Songs: Roxette -- Listen to Your Heart

5 :01x05 - Saving Venice

May/02/2006
After Pepper’s “homeability” points register low with news audiences, her attempt to improve her likeability results in even more backlash from the audience. Charlie steps up and offers Pepper advice on how to better connect with viewers. Meanwhile, as Kathy organizes a high society fundraiser, she realizes she may not be ready to dive back into the dating pool, but sparks are flying between Kimmy and Pepper’s little brother, Mitch.
Guest Stars: Mary Gillis as Mildred | Joseph Castanon as Bucky | Brett Cullen as Jack | Colby Donaldson as Sleazy Party Goer | John Sanderford as Wade Benson | Christopher Darga as Crook on Pepper's Segment | Pooch Hall as Garfield | Alexandra Barreto as Blanca Martinez | A.J. Trauth as Mitch |
Co-Guest Stars: Carrie Southworth as Amy | Will Greenberg as Partygoer | Monica Garcia as Ms. Diaz | Curtis Taylor as Bodyguard | Carla Jimenez as Audience Member #4 | Mike Rad as Audience Member #3 | Alejandro Furth as Javier Diaz | John Dewis as Vincent | Melanie Bauer as Audience Member #2 | Bob Bledsoe as Audience Member #1
Director: Allison Liddi
Writer: Jason Katims

6 :01x06 - Celebrity Twin Could Hang

May/09/2006
While covering a high profile celebrity murder trial, Pepper and the WEIE staff learn that Jack has been replaced by Les Gaye, the newly appointed news director. Les and Pepper don’t see eye-to-eye when he conveys his new entertainment-oriented approach to reporting the news. One day into Pepper’s mandatory vacation, Charlie and Chick call on her to help them uncover the truth behind the suspicious murder trial.
Guest Stars: Sara Paxton as April May / Christy Tyler | Mike Batayeh as Doug Pimple | Robert Gant as Benny Gold | A.J. Trauth as Mitch Dinkle | Pooch Hall as Garfield | Alexandra Barreto as Blanca Martinez | Fred Koehler as Les Gaye |
Co-Guest Stars: Bryn Early as Young Christy | Amayla Early as Young April May | Big Leroy Mobley as Policeman
Director: Michael Schultz
Writer: Lisa Parsons

7 :01x07 - Curtis Wilson's a Total Nut Job

May/16/2006
Pepper shocks the city when she breaks the story of an election campaign scandal. However, in the process of this developing story, she also finds her own love connection with the soon-to-be mayor, Curtis Wilson. Charlie accidentally walks in on the couple in a passionate kiss and finds himself having to deal with some jealousy. Meanwhile, Kathy's job is in jeopardy as the woman she was temping for returns from maternity leave.
Guest Stars: Bob Wiltfong as Lance Powers | Kristen Ariza as reporter | Matt Doherty as unknown | Traber Burns as unknown | Rolonda Watts as Paula Dover | Larisa Oleynik as Brianna | Fred Koehler as Les Gaye | Pooch Hall as Garfield | Alexandra Barreto as Blanca Martinez | Henry Simmons as Curtis Wilson
Writer: Liz Heldens

8 :01x08 - Hiroshi Watanabe in Bed with Curtis Wilson

May/23/2006
Pepper's budding romance with Mayor Curtis Wilson continues when he surprises her with a weekend getaway. However, when Charlie confronts Pepper about her relationship with Curtis, she realizes she must end the romance due to the potential conflicts of interest their pairing may cause. Meanwhile, without Pepper's consent, Kathy throws an office party to celebrate Pepper and Charlie's birthdays.
Guest Stars: Jack Knight (1) as Mr. Jackson | Anita Finlay as Mayor's Assistant | Peter Siragusa as Restaurant Owner | Alexandra Barreto as Blanca Martinez | A.J. Trauth as Mitch | Fred Koehler as Les Gaye | Henry Simmons as Mayor Curtis Wilson |
Co-Guest Stars: Delpano Wills as Male Staffer | Kelly Holden as Shelley | Brenda Canela as Female Staffer | Keith Pillow as Waiter | Max Van Ville as Jason | James Howell as Health Inspector Alcoff | Michael Bailey Smith as Police Officer
Director: Allison Liddi

9 :01x09 - Charlie Babcock’s Homosexual Encounter

May/30/2006
Just as Peppers dating life hits a dry spell, in walks Grady Harper, Chicagos incredibly famous, and available, quarterback. Pepper and Grady are enjoying a romantic dinner when Charlie, Gradys biggest fan, unexpectedly crashes the meal, but Charlie soon notices he is receiving all of Gradys attention. Pepper confronts Grady about his sexual orientation and, along with Charlie, encourages the famous football star to make a big public announcement. Meanwhile, Pepper attends Chicks high school reunion, where music superstar Liz Phair performs.
Guest Stars: Jordan Belfi as Sheldon Zorn | Pooch Hall as Garfield | Fred Koehler as Les Gaye | Alexandra Barreto as Blanca Martinez | Phil Abrams as Milford | Michael Kagan as Kenny Aptow | Jack Impellizzeri as Teammate | Lauren Birkell as Merrillee Boxcar | Ryan McPartlin as Grady Harper | Perez Hilton as Patron #1 |
Co-Guest Stars: Mike Baldridge as Waiter | Mike Grief as Macho Guy | Sean Patrick Murphy (1) as Guy Darden | Issac Webster as Patron #2 | Leanna Spear as Teenage Girl | Jeff J. Perry as Sam | Bob Levitan as Businessman | Christie Klein Gaynor as Mom | Jason Director as Brandon | Adam Cardon as Paparazzo | Allie Adair as Teen (in wheelchair) |
Uncredited: Liz Phair as Herself
Writer: Jason Katims

10 :01x10 - Dennis, Bulgari, Big Losers at ACoRNS

Jun/06/2006
Pepper and the WEIE news team are nominated for a handful of prestigious journalism awards, but as the entire newsroom is enjoying the glamorous event, Chicagos largest airport suffers a cripling crisis. When the breaking story draws attention from the awards telecast, Pepper, Charlie, Kathy, Kimmy and Chick work together to organize a last minute live newscast. Meanwhile, Kathy steps outside her comfort zone when she attends a sex toy party, but ends up in a neck brace after slipping on one of the toys.
Guest Stars: Damon Jones (1) as Mr. Usher | Brian Bloom as Kyle | Kristin Minter as Bambi | Miriam Flynn as Passion consultant | James Read as Wes Brinkman | A.J. Trauth as Mitch Dinkle | Fred Koehler as Les Gaye | Pamela Reed as Lynne Dinkle | Alexandra Barreto as Blanca Martinez | Bob Gunton as Dick Dinkle | Dan Thiel as Dr. Herman | Bob Wiltfong as Lance Powers |
Co-Guest Stars: Steve Paymer as Garrett Rabbery | Leslie Harter as Liz | Scott Director as Champ Dirka | Paul Konrad as Himself - Emcee | Jill Getto Lee as Delores Dirka
Director: David Paymer

11 :01x11 - Pepper Dennis Behind Bars

Jun/20/2006
Pepper goes to jail after refusing to reveal a source. While behind bars, she uncovers a scandal that has gone undetected for years. Meanwhile, Kathy enrolls in college to further her career and Charlie has a surprising offer for Pepper.
Guest Stars: Roark Critchlow as unknown | Bob Wiltfong as Lance Powers | Yvette Nicole Brown as Angela Howell | MacKenzie Astin as Ken Alston | Fred Koehler as Les Gaye | Alexandra Barreto as Blanca Martinez | Gregory Storm as Dan Perlich
Director: Allison Liddi

12 :01x12 - True Love Is Dead

Jun/27/2006
Pepper investigates a dating service after Kimmy signs up to find the perfect man. Elsewhere, Charlie's too-white teeth are causing a problem for a viewer.
Guest Stars: Tom Virtue as unknown | Eddie Matos as unknown | Katherine LaNasa as unknown | A.J. Trauth as Mitch Dinkle | Fred Koehler as Les Gaye
Director: Peter Lauer

13 :01x13 - Star Anchor Weds Colleague

Jul/04/2006
Pepper finds herself walking down the aisle after a surprise proposal from Babcock. But the whirlwind wedding isn't as romantic as it seems: Charlie's green card has expired, and a government agent, suspicious of the sudden nuptials, is ready to deport him back to Canada. Pepper and Babcock try to convince him that the marriage is genuine, but real feelings emerge, causing one of them to get cold feet.
Guest Stars: Cynthia Sophiea as Sandy Struth | Tony Daly as Special Agent Russell Thorne | Fred Koehler as Les Gaye | Alexandra Barreto as Blanca Martinez |
Co-Guest Stars: Alan Fudge as Raymond Nesbit | Wayne Lopez as Cop | Christine Romeo as Marion Dobbins | Kali Majors as Molly
Director: Arlene Sanford
Warning: Pepper Dennis guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: WB ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 04, 2006
Ended: July 04, 2006
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