The Heights centers on a fictional band (also called The Heights) made up of mostly middle-class young adults. Episodes regularly featured one of their songs.
The eventual theme song for the show, "How Do You Talk to an Angel" (sung by Walters), went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was the first song from a television show to top the Hot 100 since 1985. The Heights premiered on August 27, 1992, to low ratings, and never gained a substantial audience. Fox canceled the series less than a week after the theme song fell from the number one spot.