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Marlin was an Magisterian television sitcom created by Marlin Chen, which aired for nine seasons, 224 episodes, on MBC from October 4, 1989 to May 13, 1998.

Production

Concept

In coming up with ideas of new shows, JTPC (Jerseyville Television Production Company) decided to look into the concept of a working father as a central voice, Up until that point.

However, Marlin Chen Jr. was interested to make a sitcom, so he went to the JTPC and did the test to be in the new show that JTPC will distribute

So, on October 4, 1989, the sitcom Marlin premieres.

Season 9

The ninth and final season is about his depressing life, losing his family, going bankrupt and more, in the last 3 episodes of Marlin has a depressing story about Marlin Chen. His parents died, His wife and children leaving him and etc.

Cast and characters

Actor Role Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Marlin Chen Marlin Ace Main
Sandra Jaz Angela Ace Main
Willie Revillame Drew Beesly Main Didn't Appear Main
Charlie

Jenner

Donovan Ace Main
Danica Goranson Jessie Ace Main
Valerie Days Mary Ace Guest Main
3-D Prof. Dragon Recurring Main Guest Main
Cassandra Duran Cassandra Main

Seasons

Season Episodes First aired Last aired Rank Rating
1 22 October 4, 1989 May 9, 1990 3 22.8
2 24 September 12, 1990 May 22, 1991 1.9 23.0
3 27 October 16, 1991 June 3, 1992 4 20.7
4 25 September 16, 1992 May 19, 1993 2 22.9
5 23 September 8, 1993 May 4, 1994 5 19.8
6 28 September 21, 1994 May 24, 1995 1.9 23.2
7 24 September 13, 1995 May 22, 1996 10 15.9
8 25 September 16, 1996 May 19, 1997 16 11.4
9 26 September 24, 1997 May 13, 1998 1 25.6

Ratings

Season Timeslot (PST) Episodes First aired Last aired TV

season

1 Wednesday (6:30

pm)

22 October 4, 1989 May 3, 1990 1989-90
2 24 September 12, 1990 May 22, 1991 1990-91
3 28 September 4, 1991 May 20, 1992 1991-92
4 25 September 16, 1992 May 19, 1993 1992-93
5 23 September 8, 1993 May 4, 1994 1993-94
6 28 September 21, 1994 May 24, 1995 1994-95
7 26 September 13, 1995 May 29, 1996 1995-96
8 Thursday (8:30 pm) 25 September 26, 1996 May 15, 1997 1996-97
9 Wednesday (9:30 pm) 26 September 24, 1997 May 13, 1998 1997-98
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