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Anything But Love 

Marty and Hannah are two co-workers who are attracted to each other, but don't want to spoil their friendship by starting a romantic relationship.
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Complete series cast summary:
Jamie Lee Curtis ...  Hannah Miller 56 episodes, 1989-1992
Richard Lewis ...  Marty Gold 56 episodes, 1989-1992
Richard Frank Richard Frank ...  Jules / ... 56 episodes, 1989-1992
Holly Fulger ...  Robin Dulitski 50 episodes, 1989-1992
Ann Magnuson ...  Catherine Hughes / ... 50 episodes, 1989-1992
Bruce Weitz ...  Mike Urbanek 28 episodes, 1991-1992
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Marty and Hannah are two co-workers who are attracted to each other, but don't want to spoil their friendship by starting a romantic relationship. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

7 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cariño de papel See more »

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Runtime:

(56 episodes)

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The unaired pilot for the show featured similar characters, but a different premise. In the unaired pilot, Hannah is a high powered editor in a love triangle with Marty and another man, played by D.W. Moffett. The network liked the characters, but asked that the show be retooled to eliminate the love triangle and change the Hannah/Marty relationship before ordering it to series. See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Chairman of the Board (2010) See more »

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Warm and Fuzzy
25 February 2009 | by sts-26See all my reviews

I agree with the other commentators, this was a really good series. It hearkened back to old Hollywood in so many ways - the repartee, the light touches of comedy, the modern sense of romance. It also seemed to tip its hat to the gentler, more genteel Britcoms of the late 70's. Jamie Lee Curtis was utterly charming, and Richard Lewis - with his neurosis and inability to let anything drop -was her perfect match. And the show really caught that feel of the turn of the decade, post-garish-80's, but pre-slacker-90's.

It says something when a TV show is so well constructed but all one initially remembers is a warm and fuzzy feeling. It means that the show has wormed its way into your heart. This is the case with Anything But Love.

I only have two complaints about the series. First, ABC treated it badly, first in not keeping it in a good time slot, permanently (this was the late 80's, early 90's, when the big three ruled, and a large contributor to a shows success was keeping it in the public's mind by delivering it regularly at a set time), and - having worn down its viewer-ship - canceling the show way too soon. Second, after the first or second season there was a reworking of the show. As with These Friends of Mine/Ellen, this destroyed much of the initial simple charm.

This is one American sitcom I would definitely get on DVD, for I know that I would watch the series over and over again.


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