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Over There is an action / drama / war television series that airs on the FX network. It premiered in the United States on July 27, 2005 and premiered in Canada on September 6, 2005 on the History Television channel.
The series follows a unit of the United States Army's Third Infantry Division on its first tour of duty in Iraq, and chronicles the War's effects on the soldiers' families in the United States. The Iraq sequences are filmed in the California desert, while the homefront scenes are shot in and around the Greater Los Angeles area.
The pilot was developed by Steven Bochco (who also created such acclaimed series as NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, and Hill Street Blues). Originally, the show was to be produced by UPN, who subsequently decided that the prospects for international sales were not good and withdrew from the project. The series will, however, receive some international distribution on pay television channels.
The title of the series echoes "Over There," the 1917 song about U.S. soldiers serving abroad during World War I. The show (Bochco's first for basic cable) is the first scripted television series set in a current, ongoing military action involving the United States. In another unusual move, the pilot episode was released on DVD within a week of the show's premiere.
The show's critics complain that it "bends over backward not to express any opinion whatsoever about the conflict'" and has "no point of view other than praising the grunts in the field." And, given the show's subject matter, it is not surprising that some have criticized it as one of the most graphically–violent television programs ever. Accordingly, the program is tagged with the television rating TV-MA for language and violence, and warning notices such as "VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED."
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|> Airing History & Information|
|Premiere||July 27, 2005|
|Network||FX / Sky One|
|Format/Time||Color / 60 Minutes|
|Upcoming Airs||Not currently airing|
Nicki Lynn Aycox....
Brenda "Mrs. B." Mitchell (as Nicki Aycox)
Kirk B.R. Woller.... Dr. Muecke (3 episodes)
Jimmy 'Jax' Pinchak.... Eddy
Bradley Stryker.... Jarhead (2 episodes)
Lilly McDowell.... Krista (3 episodes)
J. Lamont Pope.... Mad Cow (4 episodes)
Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones.... Maurice "Smoke" Williams (as Kirk 'Sticky' Jones)
Patrick Renna.... Medic (2 episodes)
Josh Henderson.... Pfc. Bo Rider
Lizette Carrion.... Pfc. Esmeralda "Doublewide" Del Rio
Keith Robinson (III).... Pvt. Avery "Angel" King
Luke MacFarlane.... Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy
Lombardo Boyar.... Sergio Del Rio
Erik Palladino.... Sgt. Scream
Omid Abtahi.... Tariq Nassiri
Sprague Grayden.... Terry Ryder
Brigid Brannagh.... Vanessa Dumphy
Travis Brorsen.... Young Soldier
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(Twentieth Century Fox)
(March 21, 2006)
(Twentieth Century Fox)
(August 2, 2005) Buy It (USA) (Canada)