Open House (1989–1990)

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This short-lived series focuses on Linda Phillips' real-estate office and her interaction with her co-workers, including her main rival Ted Nichols.

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 Linda Phillips (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Ted Nichols (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Richard Phillips (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
Danny Gans ...
 Scott Babylon (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Margo Van Meter (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Roger McSwain (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Laura Kelly (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
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In this short-lived sitcom, former studio executive Linda Phillips began bringing the same zeal pushing costly houses for Juan Verde Real Estate. Linda's husband Richard was playing piano at Jasper's, but left the hangout - and his wife - by mid-season. Laura Kelly, separated from mystery writer Ben Coleman, also quit catering and became an apprentice agent. Among Linda's eccentric co-workers were Ted Nichols, her main rival; Scott Babylon, a talented impressionist; Margo Van Meter, the sassy, man-hungry secretary; and Roger McSwain, the manager of Juan Verde Real Estate. Written by Anonymous

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An Overlooked Classic
29 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite what another review on this page states, this show was a classic in the making and an overlooked gem that sadly just didn't get the support it needed. Another season and it could have been a CHEERS. True, it was spun-off from DUET, but the two are really related only superficially, despite the fact that the character of Linda transferred more or less intact. I watched this show without KNOWING it was spun-off and I had no problem following or enjoying it; I felt no lack of back-story. (Not that I'm dissing DUET; when I DID discover that show, I loved it just as much--it was just an entirely different KIND of show, and it's not really fair to compare them.) It was well-written, funny, witty, savvy, and, I can say having recently re watched the entire run (thank gods I taped it when I could, since I don't see a DVD release anytime soon!)--it's held up VERY well, far more than a lot of other material from that time (Herman's Head, anyone?). The focus was on the characters and the humour, aided by an amazing cast (including a still-in-the-closet, largely unknown Ellen DeGeneres, and impressionist extraordinaire Danny Gans--who is now a top-dollar draw in Vegas and has done some very high-profile TV movies). Anyway, I can't recommend this show enough to those who are lucky enough to be able to see it, and it'd be really nice to see it acknowledged with a DVD release. (I believe Paramount might have been the studio that produced it...)

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