Nikki is an American television sitcom created by Bruce Helford as a starring vehicle for Nikki Cox who portrays Nikki White, a showgirl living in Las Vegas with her husband, a professional wrestler, who are a working class couple attempting to follow their passions while finding fame and fortune in Las Vegas.
The series aired in the USA on The WB from 9 October, 2000 to 27 January, 2002. Although a total of 41 half-hour episodes were made, only 35 aired in the USA.
Nikki originally aired in South Africa on M-Net from 15 June, 2001 to 7 February, 2003. It later aired on DStv's Comedy Central channel. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 1 originally aired on M-Net from 15 June, 2001 to 22 February, 2002, on Fridays at 18h30. The season went on hiatus after Episode 11 (which aired on 24 August, 2001) to accommodate the first season of Big Brother South Africa. It resumed with Episode 12 on Friday 14 December and broadcast weekly until the season finale.
Season 1 later aired on Comedy Central from 21 April to 21 May, 2014. New episodes broadcast daily at 18h00, on weekdays. There are 22 episodes in the first season.
Executive producer Bruce Helford created a new comedy imbued with the same honest, working-class sensibility that made his The Drew Carey Show an instant success, but with a sex appeal that only comes from Nikki Cox.
Free-spirited Nikki (Nikki Cox, The Norm Show, Unhappily Ever After) has trained all her life to be a dancer and is anxious to start her career as a Las Vegas showgirl.
Dwight (Nick von Esmarch) dreams of becoming a professional wrestler but his dominating mother, Marion (Christine Estabrook), has persuaded him to believe corporate tax law would be a safer vocation.
On the eve of his departure to a California college, Dwight meets Nikki and soon discovers she's more than just a girl trying to bum a ride to Las Vegas. She's the love of his life -and his mother's worst nightmare.
Much to Marion's eternal chagrin, Nikki convinces Dwight to pursue his blue-collar dream and they elope to Vegas where he chucks his college plans to enroll in the nation's top training program for professional wrestling. So begins the pursuit of their dreams in the world's most counterfeit city.
Off-the-wall, unpredictable and yet down-to-earth, Nikki is a half-hour situation comedy from executive producers Bruce Helford and Deborah Oppenheimer (The Norm Show, The Drew Carey Show) and Warner Bros. Television.
Season 1 (22 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 15 Jun 2001 | Finale: 22 Feb 2002 | Fri, 18h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 21 Apr 2014 | Finale: 21 May 2014 | Weekdays, 18h00
Season 2 (19 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 4 Oct 2002 | Finale: 7 Feb 2003 | Fri, 18h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 22 May 2014 | Finale: 17 Jun 2014 | Weekdays, 18h00