LAX was a television drama set at the Los Angeles International Airport and drew its name from the airport's IATA airport code, "LAX".
LAX was a drama focusing on the day to day operations of the airport, with its runway manager, Harley Random (Heather Locklear), and its terminal manager, Roger de Souza (Blair Underwood). In the final episode, Harley leaves her job at the LAX after she is told by Roger that he wants stability back in his life and no longer wants to be romantically involved with her.
premiered on NBC
on September 13
. Ten episodes aired before NBC announced in November 2004
that no further episodes would be produced. The show was moved to Saturdays at 8pm ET and the final episode aired on April 16
. Thirteen episodes total were aired.
The theme song for the show was the beginning of "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra. For the opening sequence of the final episode, a different excerpt of the song was used.
Much of the interior scenes were filmed at Ontario International Airport
, with the LAX airport used only for establishing shots
The show was frequently the butt of comedic jokes due to its poor ratings, including Jay Leno
, who remarked the show was "so bad that the actual Los Angeles Airport is thinking of changing its name to avoid being associated with the show." The 13 episodes of the program averaged 6.52 million viewers.
There are no plans to release LAX
on DVD, as of early 2007.