Tom and Carol Anne Smithson move to the tiny town of Grand, Pennsylvania, where Tom has gotten a job at the Weldon Piano Works. Tom is soon fired, however, after his "innovative idea for ... See full summary »

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1990  
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 Janice Pasetti (26 episodes, 1990)
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 Carol Anne Smithson (26 episodes, 1990)
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 Desmond (26 episodes, 1990)
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 Norris Weldon (26 episodes, 1990)
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 Edda Pasetti (26 episodes, 1990)
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 Harris Weldon (26 episodes, 1990)
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 Richard Peyton (20 episodes, 1990)
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 Dylan (19 episodes, 1990)
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 Tom Smithson (13 episodes, 1990)
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 Off. Wayne Kasmurski (13 episodes, 1990)
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Tom and Carol Anne Smithson move to the tiny town of Grand, Pennsylvania, where Tom has gotten a job at the Weldon Piano Works. Tom is soon fired, however, after his "innovative idea for the future of the company" (making golf clubs at the piano factory) is panned by Mr. Weldon. Mr. Weldon takes a liking to Carol Anne, however, and hires her. Over the course of the series, Carol Anne meets and befriends the working class Janice Pasetti. The goings on of the small town are covered in humorous and often touching detail. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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18 January 1990 (USA)  »

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NBC was unsure whether to renew the series for a second season. By the time the network decided to renew it, Michael McKean, Andrew Lauer and several members of the production staff had already committed to other projects. See more »

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One of the most underrated sitcoms of all-time!
7 December 1999 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

If you never got the chance to see Grand when it first aired, you really missed on a clever and witty show. You also aren't alone. Although it was a major ratings surprise its first season (NBC actually had canceled not expecting its strong ratings), its second season dropped off. This was partly a result of NBC's cancelling the show. In an unusual step, the show filmed and aired a series finale which was notoriously final. The second season was mostly spent trying to explain the dramatic events of the series finale. At least they didn't cop out and make it a dream.

Bonnie Hunt and Pamela Reed offered stand-out performances. The beautiful Sara Rue was possibly the funniest cast member. You may remember her from any number of small supporting roles in any number of things. Its a shame her size have kept her from getting more desirable roles. She's still playing teen-agers 10 years later!

Overall, this show was always very funny and was a favorite of mine in its time. If you get a chance to see some episodes, jump at the chance! You won't be disappointed.


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