I somehow vaguely remember this summer replacement series, NBC’s 1987 laffer “Roomies.”
The show — which, I assume, was burned off in summer because it was, well, bad — starred a young Corey Haim, and was sandwiched in his career between “Lucas” and “The Lost Boys.”
Haim, of course, died early Wednesday in Burbank. (According to the L.A. Times, the cause is believed to be an accidental overdose.) He was 38.
Back to “Roomies.” Here’s a description of the eight-episode series, from IMDB:
This summer sitcom was about the up and downs two freshmen on the campus of Saginaw University. Nick Chase (Burt Young) is a middle age Drill Instructor who wants something more out of life than what the military can give him. So he leaves the military and goes to college at Saginaw University. His roommate is Matthew Wiggins (Corey Haim), who is young and bright, but also looked upon as nerdy. Every week, the two would learn from each other (Mainly, Matthew learning from Nick) and get past life’s tough challenges. The theme song was performed by Billy Vera and the Beaters.
More recently, Haim co-starred with Corey Feldman in the 2006-2007 A&E series “The Two Coreys.”