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Release Date:
20 August 1993 (USA) See more »
Set in Chicago, this comedy centers around Bonnie Kennedy and the wacky people who inhabit her apartment building overlooking Wrigley Field... See more »
Plot Keywords:
TV figures it's time to try again with Bonnie Hunt
 (From The AV Club. 26 October 2012, 3:40 PM, PDT)

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#1 sitcom of all time See more (1 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 7)

Bonnie Hunt ... Bonnie Kennedy (5 episodes, 1993)

Mike Hagerty ... Finley (5 episodes, 1993)

Richard Kuhlman ... Big Tony (5 episodes, 1993)

Don Lake ... Brad (5 episodes, 1993)

Tom Virtue ... Stanley (5 episodes, 1993)

Holly Wortell ... Holly (5 episodes, 1993)

Series Directed by
John Bowab (4 episodes, 1993)

Paul Kreppel (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Bonnie Hunt (5 episodes, 1993)

Series Produced by
Elaine Arata .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 1993)
Thom Beers .... executive producer (5 episodes, 1993)
John Bowab .... producer (5 episodes, 1993)
Bonnie Hunt .... executive producer (5 episodes, 1993)
Dan Jackson .... producer (5 episodes, 1993)
David Letterman .... executive producer (5 episodes, 1993)
Steven Schott .... line producer (5 episodes, 1993)
Robert Wright .... producer (5 episodes, 1993)
Series Cinematography by
Jo Mayer (1 episode, 1993)
Series Casting by
Darlene Kaplan (4 episodes, 1993)
Series Production Management
Kim Tushinsky .... production manager (1 episode, 1993)

George Puckhaber .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes, 2006)
Series Music Department
Marcus Miller .... composer: production company cues / musician: production company cues (5 episodes, 1993)
Series Other crew
C.J. Rapp Pittman .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1993)

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Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
#1 sitcom of all time, 20 February 2005
Author: siren9ll from New York

no, REALLY -- you should have seen it!

Bonnie Hunt's earliest (and most short-lived) attempt to share her innate sitcom charm was, artistically, her best effort. It captured a "Waltons" sensibility with a "Honeymooners" visual tone in a "Mary Tyler Moore" premise that might have Nielsened HUGE if CBS' marketing dept had realized that, by 1990, a majority of the Red States had reliable cable access.

"The Building" was the first venture project launched by David Letterman's World-Wide Pants Production company. Mr Letterman's confidence in the lead, Bonnie Hunt, was obviously inspired by the actress's unassuming wit and ease with improvisation during her guest appearances on his show.

Ms Hunt's latest offering ("Life with Bonnie") hearkened a return to the breezy, second-guessing, self-effacing charisma which seems to result simply from her own genuine self.

btw, i'd love to procure DVD's or tapes of "The Building." (But PLEASE do NOT sneak into Mr Letterman's home on my behalf while he's vacationing!)

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