Huff (TV series)

infobox television
show_name = Huff


format = Drama
runtime = approx. 52 minutes
creator = Bob Lowry
starring = Hank Azaria
Paget Brewster
Anton Yelchin
Andy Comeau
Kimberly Brooks
with Blythe Danner
and Oliver Platt
country = United States
network = Showtime
first_aired = November 7, 2004
last_aired = June 25, 2006
num_seasons = 2
num_episodes = 26
imdb_id = 0409570

"Huff" was an American television drama series produced by Sony Pictures Television for Showtime. The series was created by Bob Lowry and features Hank Azaria as Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt, a successful psychiatrist whose life changes abruptly when a 15-year-old client commits suicide in Huff's office. After years of helping clients deal with their traumas, Huff now has to deal with his own, and is forced to re-evaluate his career and his entire take on life. The first season was broadcast on Showtime between November 7, 2004 and January 30, 2005. The second season premiered on April 2, 2006 and ended on June 25, 2006. Two days before the finale, Showtime announced that the show would not be picked up for a third season. [ [http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-huffcancellation,0,3078116.story?coll=zap-news-headlines Zap2it] Retired in march 7, 2008]

The two-hour pilot episode was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia. Later, production for "Huff" was moved to Delfino Stages in Los Angeles, California.

Cast

Besides Azaria, the cast included Paget Brewster, Blythe Danner (who won the Emmy Award in 2005 and 2006 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Izzy), Oliver Platt, Anton Yelchin, Andy Comeau, Kimberly Brooks, and Jack Laufer.

Those making recurring guest appearances on the show during its first season included Lara Flynn Boyle, Robert Forster, Swoosie Kurtz, Annie Potts, and Faith Prince. In its second season, Huff also managed to attract high-profile recurring guest stars, including Sharon Stone and Anjelica Huston.

Primary characters

* Dr. Craig 'Huff' Huffstodt, played by Hank Azaria
* Beth Huffstodt, played by Paget Brewster
* Russell Tupper, played by Oliver Platt
* Isabelle 'Izzy' Huffstodt, played by Blythe Danner
* Byrd Huffstodt, played by Anton Yelchin
* Theodore 'Teddy' Huffstodt, played by Andy Comeau
* Paula Dellahouse, played by Kimberly Brooks

econdary characters

* Season 1
** "Ben Huffstodt", played by Robert Forster
** "Kelly Knippers", played by Faith Prince
** "Maggie", played by Liza Lapira
** "Madeleine Sullivan", played by Swoosie Kurtz
** "The Homeless Hungarian", played by Jack Laufer
** "Doris Johnson", played by Annie Potts
** "Gail", played by Misti Traya
** "Melody Coatar", played by Lara Flynn Boyle
* Season 2
** "Ben Huffstodt", played by Tom Skerritt
** "The Homeless Hungarian", played by Jack Laufer
** "Alyssa", played by Ashley Williams
** "Dr. Lena Markova", played by Anjelica Huston
** "Dauri Rathburn", played by Sharon Stone
** "Tim Winnick", played by Alex Black

List of episodes for Huff

eason 1: 2004-2005

eason 2: 2006

DVD release

"Huff - Season One" was released on Region 1 DVD on March 21 2006. All 13 episodes from the first season are presented in Anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) with Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio. [ [http://videomatica.bc.ca/system/search.asp?sp=HUFF+SEASON+1&media=0&searchfilms.x=0&searchfilms.y=0 Videomatica - VHS, DVD and Laserdisc Rentals ] ] Extras include commentary tracks on four episodes, three featurettes, five minutes of deleted scenes and a gag reel.

Currently, there are no announced plans to release "Season Two" on DVD.

Trivia

* The show's characters often visit a bar named "Lori-Etta's", after producer Lori-Etta Taub.
*Oliver Platt and Hank Azaria attended Tufts together, where the two performed on-stage together in various undergraduate productions.

References

External links

* [http://www.sho.com/huff "Huff"] at SHO.com
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