Entertainment: 3rd Rock from the Sun

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Entertainment: 3rd Rock from the Sun Gender: N/A
TV series
born on 9 January 1996 at 20:30 (= 8:30 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 19°04' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 05°04 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 04°12'

Entertainment: 3rd Rock from the Sun (John Lithgow, who starred as Dick Solomon)
photo: David Shankbone, license gfdl


American sitcom (sometimes referred to as simply 3rd Rock) that aired from 9 January 1996 to 22 May 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very insignificant planet. The extraterrestrials pose as a human family to observe the behaviour of human beings.

3rd Rock maintained a constant ensemble cast, the four main characters are Dick, Sally, Tommy, and Harry. Several other main characters who left or joined the show through its original run supplemented these four, and numerous guest stars and one-time characters supplemented all of them. The three male aliens' names are a play on the phrase "Tom, Dick and Harry" which is a placeholder for multiple unspecified people.

In 1997, 3rd Rock won the most Emmy Awards (five from eight nominations) for a television series. John Lithgow received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for each year the show was broadcast, winning the Emmy in 1996, 1997, and 1999.

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  • associate relationship with Chyna (born 27 December 1969). Notes: Played Janice, 2000
  • associate relationship with Cleese, John (born 27 October 1939). Notes: Played Dr. Liam Neesam, 1998, 2001
  • associate relationship with Curtin, Jane (born 6 September 1947). Notes: Played Dr. Mary Albright, 1996-2001
  • associate relationship with Gordon-Levitt, Joseph (born 17 February 1981). Notes: Played Tommy Solomon, 1996-2001
  • associate relationship with Lithgow, John (born 19 October 1945). Notes: Played Dick Solomon, 1996-2001
  • associate relationship with Shatner, William (born 22 March 1931). Notes: Played The Big Giant Head, 1999-2000
  • associate relationship with Wolff, Jonathan (born 23 October 1958). Notes: Composed music theme

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes New York Times, 9 January 1996, p. 19.


  • Notable : Awards : Emmy
  • Mundane : Civic/Entertainment : Foundings
  • Mundane : Misc. Mundane : Release dates