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John Ritter returns to TV in a genial sitcom, playing an aide to a senator (Gaynes). His life is somewhat complicated by his wife (Post)'s father (Asner) having spent a long stretch in ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
John Ritter ...  John Hartman 54 episodes, 1992-1995
Markie Post ...  Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman / ... 54 episodes, 1992-1995
Billy Bob Thornton ...  Billy Bob Davis 54 episodes, 1992-1995
Clark Duke ...  Elliot Hartman 54 episodes, 1992-1995
Justin Burnette Justin Burnette ...  Ben Hartman 40 episodes, 1992-1994
Beth Broderick ...  Dee Dee Starr / ... 36 episodes, 1992-1994
Doren Fein Doren Fein ...  Carson Lee Davis 34 episodes, 1992-1995
Conchata Ferrell ...  Dr. Madeline Stoessinger / ... 33 episodes, 1992-1995
Leslie Jordan ...  Lonnie Garr 27 episodes, 1993-1995
Wendie Jo Sperber ...  Mavis Davis 23 episodes, 1992-1993
Adam Carl ...  Adam Carlson 23 episodes, 1992-1993
George Gaynes ...  Senator Strobe Smithers 23 episodes, 1992-1993
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John Ritter returns to TV in a genial sitcom, playing an aide to a senator (Gaynes). His life is somewhat complicated by his wife (Post)'s father (Asner) having spent a long stretch in prison for financial impropriety, and her somewhat-unnecessary attempts to re-integrate him into society. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

14 September 1992 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(54 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The series started out as a Washington political satire taking place in a Senator's office and then changed to a small town newspaper office. See more »

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Lee Ann Starr Folsom: Reed, no one's going to get naked on a party barge in the middle of November!
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Our Hearts Were Afire!
29 April 2007 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

I think I preferred the show best when it was set in Washington D.C. over Arkansas. Anyway, the relationship between Markie Post and John Ritter sizzled on screen. They had a terrific supporting cast like Billy Bob Thornton, Conchata Farrell, Beth Broderick, Wendie Jo Sperber, etc. The show was created by Bill Clinton's friends, Bob and Susan Thomason. The show never appeared to be a huge success but the show's writing was alright but the cast was first rate with sitcom veterans Post and Ritter. I think the show could have lasted longer but CBS who also had Evening Shade and Designing Women must have had problems with the show's creators. I don't know what happened but I still think the show had legs but the network didn't give it a chance to shine. It could have sizzled if time was allowed for it to adjust.


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