The Jersey
Format Teen sitcom
Developed by Thomas W. Lynch
Barry Gurstein
David Pitlik
(based on characters created by Gordon Korman)
Starring Michael Galeota
Courtnee Draper
Jermaine Williams
Brianne Prather
Cheselka Leigh
Theo Greenly
Anna Newman
Meagan Good
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 65
Camera setup Film; Single-camera
Running time 30 min.
Original channel Disney Channel
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
First aired September 24, 1999
Last aired March 23, 2003
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The Jersey is a television series produced by the Disney Channel and based on the Monday Night Football Club books by Gordon Korman.


The Jersey is about Nick Lighter, Morgan Hudson, Coleman Galloway, and Elliot Riffkin, four teens who discover the magic of "the jersey", a mystical football jersey that transports them into the bodies of professional athletes. This is done in a way similar to the way that the main character in Quantum Leap, Sam, travels from body to body, and there is a different athlete featured in every episode. The show has several sports superstars as guest actors, including Dan Lyle, Michael Andretti, Terrell Davis, David Robinson, Malik Rose, Tony Gonzalez, Shannon Sharpe, Donovan McNabb, Byron Dafoe, Michael Strahan, Kurt Warner, Stephon Marbury, Sergei Fedorov, Kordell Stewart, Jerome Bettis, Junior Seau, Scott Steiner, Eddie George, Sabrina Bryan, Randy Johnson, Tony Hawk, Laila Ali and, most importantly, Danny Farmer.



While production on the show wrapped in February 2002, new episodes were shown until 2003. The last few episodes aired early Saturday mornings on Disney and after all 65 episodes were shown. The Jersey was completely taken off the air in early-mid 2004. At this time, the network still required all of its shows to end after 65 episodes to avoid repeating storylines and find newer, fresher shows to bring in a broader audience.