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Ferris Bueller
Ferris Bueller-Logo.jpg
Premiere August 23, 1990
Finale August 11, 1991
Developed by John Masius
Network/Provider NBC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Maysh, Ltd. Productions,
Paramount Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 13
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Ferris Bueller is a sitcom that aired on NBC.

Though based on the film, the series was not a canon continuation, rather it was set up to portray itself as being the "real life" situations upon which the film was loosely based. In the pilot episode, Ferris (Schlatter) refers to the film and expresses his displeasure at Matthew Broderick portraying him, even going as far as destroying a life-size cardboard cutout of Broderick with a chainsaw.[1][2] However no further references to the film within the series' continuity would be made after this. As in the film, the series focused on Ferris Bueller and his high school experiences at Ocean Park High, including dealing with his best friend Cameron (Brandon Douglas), love interest Sloan (Ami Dolenz), and sister Jeannie (Jennifer Aniston).

Although the film was set in Chicago, the series was set in Santa Monica. Like the film, Ferris is liked by everyone as the "cool guy on campus." He is extremely popular, suave, quick witted and a master of ceremonies who often breaks the fourth wall. Cameron is still a depressive neurotic who, through Ferris, is able to loosen up occasionally. Sloan is portrayed slightly different in that she is not completely wrapped around Ferris' finger and has to be won over at times. Rooney is the primary antagonist and always out to get Ferris but usually ends up foiled or humiliated. His secretary, Grace, is not a wise-cracking sarcastic, but a passive pushover with an unreciprocated crush on Ed. Jeannie is constantly at odds with Ferris and his being favored by all. Though she can be antagonistic, she has proven not all bad, albeit begrudgingly. In the film, Mr. and Mrs. Bueller's names are Katie and Tom but in the series they are Barbara and Bob. Also Ferris was a senior and Jeannie was a junior but in the series this was reversed.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Charlie Schlatter Ferris Bueller
Richard Riehle Ed Rooney
Sam Freed Bill Bueller
Jennifer Aniston Jeannie Buller
Ami Dolenz Sloan Peterson
Brandon Douglas Cameron Frye
Judith Kahan Grace
Cristine Rose Barbara Bueller


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One August 23, 1990 August 11, 1991 13


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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