Paula Russell, newly married and newly appointed the producer of a TV show, must balance the demands of her personal and professional lives.
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 Paula Winters Russell (9 episodes, 1986)
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 Matt Russell (9 episodes, 1986)
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 Oliver Royce (9 episodes, 1986)
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 Sonia Russell (9 episodes, 1986)
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 Wendell Branch (9 episodes, 1986)
Judith-Marie Bergan ...
 Cecile Porter-Lindsey (9 episodes, 1986)
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 Sherry Levy (9 episodes, 1986)
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 Lorraine Elder (9 episodes, 1986)
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 Nicolette Bingham (9 episodes, 1986)
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Paula Russell accomplishes two feats in one day. First she marries Matt Russell, a donut executive, who has a teenage daughter, Sonia. She also starts a new job as a producer of a TV soap opera. The other characters on the show are all associated with the TV soap opera. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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I loved this show !!
31 May 2003 | by (Newark, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Having read the other comments, I have to mention two very funny scenes I still remember from this show. (I do remember also the one where everyone is humming the "Tennessee Waltz" over the intercom.) One scene I remember is when the new head writer comes aboard and meets the soap opera diva. The diva wants to get heads up on what the plots will be, so the writer, who doesn't want to get into trouble, fishes for bribes of new clothing from her by saying (roughly) "Well, you know I would give you the 16 neck, 34 sleeve shirt from my back, but I don't want to be caught with my 32 waist, 34 inseam pants down. Now I'm sure you know that if the size 12 shoe was on the other foot, I couldn't give you any information about upcoming plots." The other moment I remember fondly is where the daughter is on a curfew and explains that she couldn't get home in time for her curfew because she promised a dance to a boy, but the band played 'Stairway to Heaven' - the long version - "and (she explains), you know, you can't dance to that" so she had to wait for a song she could dance to even though she kept telling the boy "I have a curfew." Oh, another moment I remember is when the Bess Armstong character has asked the new (somewhat dim) soap opera actress to go participate in the opening of a new mall, and she runs her opening speech by Bess Armstrong which starts "Welcome to the new _____ mall. Even though shopping malls represent the worst kind of commercialism that is the ruin of our society, I welcome you." Bess Armstrong says that she didn't realize that this was an ethical point with that actress and says she'll try to find someone else whose feeling about shopping malls is a little more positive and the actress says, doubtfully, "okay, if there is such a person." The writing on this show was superb, even though the plots were sometimes a little flimsy. I would love to see episodes of this again.


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