Cupid is an Americancomedy-drama television series created by Rob Thomas that aired on ABC from September 26, 1998 to February 11, 1999 and which featured Paula Marshall as Dr. Claire Allen, a Chicagopsychologist who is given charge of a man named Trevor Hale (Jeremy Piven). Hale believes he is Cupid, sent down from Mount Olympus by Zeus to connect 100 couples without using his powers, as a punishment for his arrogance.
Originally broadcast on ABC on Saturday evenings at 10 p.m. EST, the show lasted one season.
Trevor Hale is attractive, witty, uncommonly intelligent—and he may be Cupid, the Greco-Roman god of erotic love. Probably not, but he thinks so. Trevor’s insistence that he is Cupid lands him in a mental hospital, where he meets psychologist Claire Allen, a renowned authority on romance. Trevor tells Claire that he has been stripped of his godly powers by Zeus, and exiled from Mount Olympus as a punishment for arrogance. To win his way back among the gods, Trevor must unite 100 couples in everlasting love, without his bow and arrows. Claire does not believe in Cupid, but she risks her career by releasing Trevor from the hospital, assuming responsibility for his behavior. Trevor finds work as a bartender, and regularly disrupts Claire’s group therapy sessions. All the while, he plots his campaign to promote romance, and earn his way back to Olympus. While encouraging sexual abandon in others, Trevor remains chaste; he believes sex with a mortal will confine him to Earth forever.
- Jeremy Piven as Cupid / Trevor Hale
- Paula Marshall as Dr. Claire Allen
- Jeffrey D. Sams as Champ Terrace
- Paul Adelstein as Mike
- Noelle Bou-Sliman as Tina
- Daniel Bryant as Laurence
- Melanie Deanne Moore as Jaclyn
- Jeffrey Vincent Parise as Nick
- Geryll Robinson as Chris
- Joe Flanigan as Alex
- Hollis Resnik as Linda
- Tim DeKay
- Connie Britton
- Laura Leighton
- Lisa Loeb
- Tiffani Thiessen
Fifteen episodes were produced, and fourteen episodes were aired. Two additional episodes titled “Company Pier” and “Chapter Six” were scripted, but were never filmed.