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Kim is struggling to balance the competing pressures of her work life and her personal life. At the office, she has just been promoted to the position of executive producer of the hit police drama, "Blue Justice", and must handle the fragile egoes of the actors while also dealing with the all-male writing staff working under her. On the other side, she has fallen in love with a hard-driven district attourney who rarely has time to see her. Somehow, she must work out both sides of this equation. Written by
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First you've got the Always Perfect Nancy Travis, a modern day Lucille Ball, with all her comedic genius, perfect timing, and cute looks. Why she isn't getting Meg Ryan parts is a mystery.
Then you have a setting which people haven't seen since the original Dick Van Dyke show--and which hasn't been handled as realistically and hilariously since.
Then you have a cast that's Also Perfect--from the nebbish played to perfection by Chip Zein, with his hilariously whining wife (whining has never been funnier than it was from Lisa Edelstein), to the kid from the mid-west (Matthew Letscher) who's trying to be hip with disastrous results, to the spaced-out writer played by David Clennon who's as far from Miles Drentel as he could be. And the love interest, the perfect straight men--Kevin Kilner.
Then you have the writing--which perfectly combines the awful truth about TV with hilarious dialog and a charming romance.
And the result is one of the best sit coms in years--which the network (in a display of bad-sense similar to what happens on the show itself) never gave enough exposure or time to gain an audience.
This is a show that could have fun for 7 years if the network had let it run for two. It could have run for years if Lifetime cable had picked it up. But for some unknown reason, they all let it drop, and the viewers are the losers.
Lifetime did show the entire series (including episodes that the network never aired) but they only did it one--so watch their schedule to see if they did it again.
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