AUDIO ONLY TV APPEARANCES
Two songs from Starfish were used in episodes of the American TV series Miami Vice (1984-1989) on NBC. "Blood Money" was used in the episode titled Heart Of Night (Season 5, Episode 3 - Aired Nov. 18, 1988) and "Under The Milky Way" was used in Asian Cut (Season 5, Episode 7 - Aired Jan. 13, 1989).
"Under The Milky Way" was used in the episode titled Family (Season 3, Episode 1 - Aired Sept. 25, 2005) of the American TV series Cold Case (2003-2010) on CBS. It starts about 9 minutes into the episode during a flashback scene in a high school in 1988. The song played for 1 min. and 40 sec.
"Under The Milky Way" was used in the episode titled Map 1213 (Season 2, Episode 5 - Aired Sept. 18, 2006) of the American TV series Prison Break (2005-2009) on FOX. It starts just over 3 minutes into the episode, as if played over a radio while a fugitive and his driving partner were holed up in a motel. It plays for about 55 seconds, though it is hard to hear in parts.
"Under The Milky Way" was used in the episode Charades (Season 1, Episode 14 - Aired Jan. 18, 2015) of the American TV series Scorpion (2014- ) on CBS, playing for 3 minutes and 14 seconds at the very end of the show.
On Jan. 28, 2004, Church fan Chris Barrus heard CNN Headline News use a guitar line from "Tristesse" in the bumper music coming out of a commercial break. In addition, the bumper music coming out of the following commercial break was "Under The Milky Way."
COVER SONG TV APPEARANCES
A cover of "Under The Milky Way" was used in the episode titled Time Has Come Today (Season 3, Episode 1 - Aired Sept. 21, 2006) of the American TV series Grey's Anatomy (2004- ) on ABC. It was played about 36 minutes into the show, when Dr. Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) recalls when he first met Meredith (Ellen Pompeo). This cover was by Grant-Lee Phillips, from his album Nineteeneighties.
Reportedly a cover of "Under The Milky Way" performed by
Michael Andrews was used in the
Israeli TV series Parashat HaShavua (2006-2009),
in the episode titled Pkudey (Season 2, Episode 12 - Aired Mar. 15, 2008).
A cover of "Under The Milky Way" performed by Bobby Flynn appeared in an episode of the Australian TV series Underbelly: The Golden Mile. The song was featured at the very end of Episode 2, The Crucible, as Kim (Emma Booth) embraces her new life as an escort and starts a thrilling new career in Kings Cross. This episode first aired on April 11, 2010.