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Release Date:
21 September 1992 (USA) See more »
A comedy about a woman running a bar/restaurant in downtown Chicago while maintaining an on-again, off-again romance with an egotistical sports writer... See more »
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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A Funny Show with Great Supporting Cast. See more (1 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 19)

Jay Thomas ... Jack Stein (67 episodes, 1992-1995)

Joanna Gleason ... Nadine Berkus (67 episodes, 1992-1995)

Joel Murray ... Ray Litvak (67 episodes, 1992-1995)

Michael Nouri ... Kip Zakaris (67 episodes, 1992-1995)

Suzie Plakson ... Meg Tynan (67 episodes, 1992-1995)

Charles Robinson ... Abe Johnson (56 episodes, 1992-1995)

Annie Potts ... Dana Palladino (44 episodes, 1993-1995)

Susan Dey ... Wallis 'Wally' Porter (23 episodes, 1992-1993)

Series Directed by
Robert Berlinger (28 episodes, 1994-1995)
Michael Lembeck (16 episodes, 1993-1994)
Peter Bonerz (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
Lee Shallat Chemel (10 episodes, 1992)
Series Writing credits
Diane English (67 episodes, 1992-1995)
Elaine Pope (8 episodes, 1992-1994)
Matt Goldman (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Rob Greenberg (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Marc Flanagan (2 episodes, 1992-1994)

Series Produced by
Diane English .... executive producer (24 episodes, 1992-1995)
Joel Shukovsky .... executive producer (24 episodes, 1992-1995)
Elaine Pope .... co-producer / producer (15 episodes, 1992-1994)
Marc Flanagan .... supervising producer (10 episodes, 1992-1993)
Shannon Gaughan .... producer (10 episodes, 1992-1993)
Stephen Nathan .... co-producer (10 episodes, 1992-1993)
Series Cinematography by
Brianne Murphy (67 episodes, 1992-1995)
Series Film Editing by
Peter Chakos (unknown episodes)
Kenny Tintorri (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Andrea Cohen (15 episodes, 1993-1995)
Series Set Decoration by
Archie D'Amico (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Shari Perry .... key hair stylist (19 episodes, 1993-1995)
Series Art Department
Wendie Goode Dox .... props (23 episodes, 1992-1993)
Charlotte Garnell-Scheide .... property master (10 episodes, 1992-1993)

Michael G. Gallenberg .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Peter M. Gurski .... lead person (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (1 episode, 1993)

Phil Brown .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Anthony Constantini .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Robert Douglass .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Doug Gray .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunts (1 episode, 1993)

Jeff Mosley .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Purdy .... camera operator (45 episodes, 1992-1995)
Erik Carter .... electrician (44 episodes, 1993-1995)
Doug Mathias .... gaffer (44 episodes, 1993-1994)
Mary Gonzales .... first assistant camera (15 episodes, 1993-1995)

Dana Baker .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Michael Hofstein .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Charles Schner .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Natalie Jarman .... casting associate (22 episodes, 1993-1994)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Halperin .... set costumer (5 episodes, 1993)
Series Music Department
Jonathan Tunick .... composer: theme music (67 episodes, 1992-1995)
Series Other crew
Brodie Ransom .... set production assistant (25 episodes, 1993-1994)
David Keith Anderson .... dancer (2 episodes, 1994-1995)

Bundy Chanock .... set medic (unknown episodes)
Julie Fleischer .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)

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30 min | USA:30 min (64 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Jay Thomas has stated that this show will never be rerun or released on DVD due to the ongoing feud concerning revenue-sharing between producers Diane English, Joel Shukovsky and CBS president Leslie Moonves.See more »
Dava:[Dava, an ex-girlfriend of Jack's has come for a visit and has proclaimed herself and Wally to be "sisters"] Wally, I ran out of underwear, so I borrowed some of yours; sisters can do this.
Wallis 'Wally' Porter:[taken aback, but making the best of it] That's fine... I hope they're all right.
Dava:[shrugs] A little loose.
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22 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A Funny Show with Great Supporting Cast., 17 March 2004
Author: ( from st. pete, fl usa

This is one of my favourite shows of all time. I was lucky to get some episodes on tape before it went of the air. This show was created by by the same team who created "Murphy Brown". Jay Thomas who played sleazy Talk Show host Jerry Gold on "Murphy Brown" did so well with his character, winning an Emmy, that he was given his own show. It originally had Susan Dey(Partridge Family/LA Law) in it as Jay Thomas's love interest but she didn't work out well. The second season had Annie Potts(Designing Women) added and this time it worked.

Jay Thomas plays Jack Stein a major columnist for the Times. He hangs out at the Blue Shamrock bar/restaurant. He falls for the head chef played in Season One by Susan Dey. Things do work out well between them at all and by Season Two she ran off. Annie Potts replaces her as the new chef Dana fresh from Italy where she has been living a free and fun life. This time total opposites Jack and Dana butt heads but fall for each other big time. Just before they were to get married, the show was cancelled by CBS during the Third Season and the writers had her deported her to Italy!

The BEST thing about this show has always been the wonderful supporting characters. Even in the first season when the leads were wondering around lost in some funk, the supporting actors keep the show together and made it worth watching. John Hancock played the Blue Shamrock owner until he died at the end of season one. So well loved by the cast and crew his picture was placed on the wall behind the bar after his death. The very funny Charlie Robinson(Night Court/Ink) played his son and new owner the following season.

Joel Murray played lovable Ray the garbage man. The wonderful Joanna Gleason plays Nadine the hostess/nosy busybody. Michael Nouri played Kip a self centered actor who acts as if he's a big star though he is not. Susie Plakson plays Jack's fellow co-worker/buddy. She is my favorite and gives the best zingers.

If they ever show this in reruns somewhere give it a try. I think you will enjoy it.

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