A struggling, middle-aged actress attempts to make a career in Hollywood, all while surrounded by her hard-drinking best friend Maryann, her two ex-husbands, Ira and Jeff, and her two daughters, headstrong Zoey and agreeable Rachel.

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Series cast summary:
Cybill Shepherd ...  Cybill Sheridan / ... 87 episodes, 1995-1998
Christine Baranski ...  Maryann Thorpe / ... 87 episodes, 1995-1998
Alicia Witt ...  Zoey Woodbine / ... 87 episodes, 1995-1998
Alan Rosenberg ...  Ira Woodbine / ... 85 episodes, 1995-1998
Tim Maculan ...  Waiter / ... 50 episodes, 1995-1998
Dedee Pfeiffer ...  Rachel Blanders 42 episodes, 1995-1997
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Cybill Sheridan is a 40-something actress living in Los Angeles. Past her prime and working in an industry that worships youth, Cybill has the remnants of her two failed marriages all around her. Her ex-husbands, stuntman Jeff and novelist Ira, are always hanging around, sometimes sleeping on the couch. Also present are her two daughters, a grandson, and Cybill's hysterical and slightly alcoholic best friend, Maryann. Written by Jwelch5742

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A comedy about the best 10 years of a woman's life... between 39 and 40.

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2 January 1995 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Tom Wopat disappeared as a series regular after twenty-two episodes, but he would return sporadically throughout the run. See more »

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The array of the Hollywood Walk of Fame stars in the title sequence is fictitious. All of them are spread across one mile on Hollywood Blvd., even on opposite sidewalks. The title sequence order is: Carole Lombard (6930 Hollywood Blvd.), Lana Turner (6241), Kim Novak (6332), Lassie (6368), Jean Harlow (6910), - and Cybill. See more »

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[Cybill is talking about how she gave up a major role in "The Godfather"]
Cybill Sheridan: I could have had Diane Keaton's part, but I gave it up for a role in a major motion picture starring... ABBA.
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A prime entry on Oprah's "cash cow" cable network, OXYGEN!
6 May 2003 | by gregcoutureSee all my reviews

I haven't yet been able to determine if all the episodes of this frequently very funny sitcom have been purchased for its current syndicated run on Oprah Winfrey's OXYGEN cable TV channel. I do know that I am now familiar with every single episode that has been shown, some of them four, five, six, seven...I've lost count!...times. Thank goodness for VCRs which allow us to tape the rebroadcasts; fast-forward through the many, many, many commercials; and skip past episodes that have finally worn out their welcome. (Certain ones, though, are the product of scriptwriters at the top of their form - admittedly superficial to the nth degree but sharply witty to a degree rarely attained by television writers since America discovered that mindless fun is a guilty pleasure, sufficient to distract us from the world's harsher realities.)

But I have to admit that this is one professionally done TV series, with a wonderful cast, headlined by Cybill Shepherd as the titular star and her tart-tongued best friend played with unwavering aplomb by Christine Baranski (whose makeup, hair styles and wardrobe were, and perhaps still are, the envy of every woman who would like to show off her privileged financial status.)


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