(James Garner as Nichols)
Nichols, Arizona (1914)
Nichols (no first name) returned to his family hometown only to be blackmailed
into being sheriff by Ma Ketcham, the town's most influential figurehead. In the
last episode, Nichol's was shot to death and then replaced by a more dynamic
twin brother named Jim who came into town to avenge his death. Townfolk included
Ketcham, Ma's son; Judge Thatcher; Bertha; Johnson; Ruth the barmaid; and
Mitchell, Nichol's deputy.
NIELSEN, Lloyd Ralph & wife, Honey
(Hi Honey, I’m Home)
178 Morgan Road
New Jersey Suburbs
Lloyd is a wimpy white-collar worker. Honey is a perky, perfect homemaker [she
bakes "snicker doodle" cookies]. Their children included a well-mannered,
well-developed teenage daughter Babs, a high school beauty queen and the equally
presentable but portly preteen Boy Scout son, Chucky. In reality, the Nielsen
family were actually characters from a 1950s TV sitcom who were no longer run on
network television [they got cancelled]. They were reassigned by the Sitcom
Relocation Program from their fictional TV town of Springfield to a real house
in New Jersey to wait for their show to be picked up and returned to TV Land.
They concealed their black and white appearance with a "Turnerizer" which
enabled them to switch to full living color to fool unsuspecting onlookers. To
adjust to their modern life, the Nielsens were given A Modern Life User's
Manual, an etiquette guide to the 1990s. Their real-life 1990s neighbors
included Elaine Duff, a sarcastic divorced single parent with two boys: the
couch potato, Mike a.k.a. "Coma Boy" and the nasty punk rocker, Sidney a.k.a.
"Skunk." Mike, who lusted after Babs, discovered that his conservative neighbors
were actually 1950s TV characters but decided to keep their secret as they
learned to adapt to real world.
NIGHTCRAWLER, THE See - LaCROIX, Lucien
New Mexico Territory (1870s)
Jebediah is a black ranch foreman and cook for the widow Annie Anderson.
Together they attempt to run a homestead with the help of seven young homeless
orphan boys (aged 9-17). They included Slim, Cimarron, Jimmy, Homer, Steve,
Hardy and Weedy. Note: The series was based on the novel written by W. D.
Jennings and the 1972 movie The Cowboys.
Nightwatch is a futuristic "Big Brother" group assigned to report acts of
disloyalty to members of EarthGov. Members of Nightwatch (named for "those who
stood faithful in the dark") wore black arm bands and received an additional 50
credits per week to relay their findings to the Earth's main headquarters.
NIGMA, Edward E.
Edward is a criminal. Known also as "The Riddler," Edward got his nickname from
his habit of purposely leaving clues (written in riddle form) at the scene of a
crime (or upcoming crime) to be discovered by Gotham City crime fighters Batman
and Robin. A typical clue: "Riddle me this Batman: What do an orange and a bell
have in common?" The Riddler wore a costume that prominently displayed the
question mark symbol (?).
NIKITA (a.k.a. "Josephine")
(La Femme Nikita)
c/o Section One
Nikita is a Level 2 Field Op assassin. She reveals her story as follows: "I was
falsely accused of a hideous crime [killing a police officer] and sentenced to
life in prison. One night I was taken from my cell to a place called Section
One, the most covert anti-terrorist group on the planet. Their ends are just,
but their means are ruthless. If I don't play by their rules, I die." Nikita is
tall, blonde and beautiful. She reports to Michael Samuelle who is her mentor,
trainer and lover. They both reported to a supervisor called Operations and his
second-in-command Madeline, a master strategist. When the phone rings and Nikita
hears the code word "Josephine" she is drawn back into a world of anti-terrorism
and intrigue. See also -
TV Character Bios
90 BRISTOL COURT APARTMENTS
(90 Bristol Court)
The occupants include Dr. Dick Moran; Dr, Tom Gentry; his wife, Mary; Steve
Scott; his wife, Barbara; their daughters, Karen and Mimi; Alan Harris, his
wife, Kate and their children, DeeDee and Billy.
NIVENS, Sue Ann
(The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
c/o WJM-TV Channel 12
Sue Ann is the star of a local TV cooking show called "The Happy Homemaker." In
her late 40s, Sue Ann is promiscuous but a very good cook. She uses her culinary
expertise to create such savory delights as a multi-tiered low-cal wedding cake
with only 82 calories. When not on the air, Sue Ann cruised the hallways of WJM-TV
looking for a man to seduce. A frequent target of her affections was blustery
news producer Lou Grant, who finally succumbed to Sue Ann's man-hungry ways,
much to his regret.