Wings is an American sitcom television series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from April 19, 1990, to May 21, 1997.
The show is set at the fictional “Tom Nevers Field” airport, a small two-airline airport in Nantucket, Massachusetts (not to be confused with the actual Nantucket Memorial Airport), where the Hackett brothers operate Sandpiper Air, their single-plane airline. The majority of the episodes are set in the airport.
Tim Daly and Steven Weber starred as brothers and pilots, Joe and Brian Hackett. Crystal Bernard played Helen, their friend since childhood and later Joe’s love interest and wife, who ran the lunch counter at the airport but dreamed of becoming a concert cellist. David Schramm played Roy Biggins, who ran a competitive airline called Aeromass. Rebecca Schull played Fay, Joe and Brian’s employee at Sandpiper Air. Thomas Haden Church portrayed the mechanic Lowell in the first six seasons, Tony Shalhoub was taxi driver Antonio from season 3 onwards, and Farrah Forke was Brian’s love interest, Alex, during seasons 4 and 5. Amy Yasbeck played Helen’s sister, Casey, from season 6 through to the show’s end in Season 8. Brian Haley briefly played the mechanic Budd in Season 7.
Wings was created and produced by Cheers veterans David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee. The trio later created the sitcom Frasier, which was a spin-off of Cheers. The series exists in the same fictional universe as Cheers and characters from that series occasionally made special guest appearances on Wings. All three series were produced by Paramount Network Television.