The New WKRP in Cincinnati

The New WKRP in Cincinnati

In this sequel to the original WKRP in Cincinnati, Arthur Carlson (Gordon Jump) continues to manage the station on behal of his mother, while Herb Tarlek (Frank Bonner) is in charge of sales and Les Nesman (Richard Sanders) is the station's veteran newsman. The rest of the original staff have left, but after the firing of the most recent program director, Carlson hires Donovan Aderhold (Mykelti Williamson) as part of a plan to keep his mother from selling the station.

Other employees at the station include: Jack Allen (Michael Des Barres) and Dana Burns (Kathleen Garrett), a feuding couple going through a divorce while doing a joint morning show; Arthur Carlson Jr. (Lightfield Lewis), Arthur's son and an aspiring salesman; Mona Loveland (Tawny Kitaen), the new late-night DJ brought in by Donovan; Ronnie Lee (Wendy Davis), the receptionist; Claire Hartline (Hope Alexander-Willis), the station's continuity and traffic director; and Buddy Dornster (John Chappell), the incompetent and shell-shocked station engineer who served with Arthur Sr. in the Korean War. In the second season, Burns & Allen were replaced by morning DJ Razor Dee (French Stewart).

The show lasted two years and featured guest appearances by several of the original cast: Howard Hessman, Jennifer Marlowe, and Venus Flytrap.

(clockwise from bottom: French Stewart, Richard Sanders, Gordon Jump, Hope Alexander-Willis, John Chappell, Mykelti Williamson, Frank Bonner, Tawny Kitaen)

Episode Info

Final: 2x23 -- Father of the Groom (May/22/1993)

Gordon JumpGordon Jump
As Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson
Frank BonnerFrank Bonner
As Herb Tarlek
Richard SandersRichard Sanders
As Les Nessman
Michael Des BarresMichael Des Barres
As Jack Allen (S01)
Kathleen GarrettKathleen Garrett
As Dana Burns (S01)
Hope Alexander-WillisHope Alexander-Willis
As Claire Hartline (S01)
Marla RubinoffMarla Rubinoff
As Nancy Braithwaite (S02)
Mykelti WilliamsonMykelti Williamson
As Donovan Aderhold
French StewartFrench Stewart
As Razor Dee (S02)
Lightfield LewisLightfield Lewis
As Arthur Carlson Jr. (S01)

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Recurring Guests

Howard Hesseman as Dr. Johnny Fever (7 eps)
Carol Bruce as Mama Carlson (4 eps)
Marla Rubinoff as Nancy Braithwaite (3 eps)
Loni Anderson as Jennifer Marlowe (2 eps)
Nia Peeples as Sierra Smith (2 eps)
Katherine Moffat as Edna Grinbody (2 eps)
Mark Fauser as Fire Captain (2 eps)

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