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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 John Hartman (54 episodes, 1992-1995)
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 Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman / ... (54 episodes, 1992-1995)
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 Billy Bob Davis (54 episodes, 1992-1995)
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 Elliot Hartman (54 episodes, 1992-1995)
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 Ben Hartman (40 episodes, 1992-1994)
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 Dee Dee Starr / ... (36 episodes, 1992-1994)
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 Carson Lee Davis (34 episodes, 1992-1995)
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 Dr. Madeline Stoessinger / ... (33 episodes, 1992-1995)
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 Lonnie Garr (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
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 Mavis Davis (23 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Adam Carlson (23 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 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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14 September 1992 (USA)  »

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The series' title comes from a lyric in the Earth, Wind & Fire song "That's The Way Of The World". In fact, "World" just happened to be one of the show's theme songs. 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 (United States) – See 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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