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Caroline in the City (1995–1999)

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Caroline Duffy is a successful cartoonist living in Manhattan whose comic strip "Caroline in the City" has become a huge hit. The strip is based on her own life, and the people in it - her ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Caroline Duffy (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
 Del Cassidy (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
 Richard Karinsky (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
 Annie Spadaro (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
 Charlie (74 episodes, 1995-1999)
Tom La Grua ...
 Remo (40 episodes, 1995-1998)


Caroline Duffy is a successful cartoonist living in Manhattan whose comic strip "Caroline in the City" has become a huge hit. The strip is based on her own life, and the people in it - her occasional boyfriend Del and her best friend Annie. Aside from her career, however, Caroline's life is a mess, as is proven when she throws fruit out the window onto the street in a pathetic attempt to meet men. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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21 September 1995 (USA)  »

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(97 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In season 1 episode 2 Caroline and Del have a jokey exchange about "Howard the Duck" a notoriously bad film which starred Lea Thompson (Caroline) See more »


In season 1 Caroline's mother Margaret Duffy is a slim blond cultured mid-west American lady - but when she returns in Season 3, she has become a short dumpy red-haired German-American woman with a peculiar squeaky little accented voice, and an obsession for collecting tacky knick-knacks. See more »


Annie: All right you buy something for Del that cost the same. You keep the bracelet for yourself. Then nobody is selfish, everybody is generous and you've got 25 new best friends.
Caroline: Annie, that's a total rationalization.
Annie: Thank you.
Caroline: No, thank you.
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Referenced in Will & Grace: From Queer to Eternity (2005) See more »

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Not for everyone, but I loved it
30 July 2002 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

This show became an (undeserved) critical punching-bag during its too-brief run on NBC. It was similar to several shows which ran during the same period: female centered, urban, based in arts/media. All of them were lumped together and sniffed at by sour old critics. This was by far the best of the group, however. The degree to which the viewer identified with and appreciated "Caroline" depended on the degree to which one found Richard, and by extension Richard's budding romance with Caroline, appealing. I don't know if that was always the direction planned for the show's plot, but that had become the overarching direction it followed by the end of the first season. All the performances were excellent, though some of the characterizations were not designed to be warm and cuddly. Oddly, though I completely bought the Caroline/Richard relationship, the funniest episodes were often the ones which concentrated on other things (such as the one in which Caroline got in a public feud with JoAnn Worley over a deli sandwich). Unfortunately, the show was cancelled before the final cliffhanger was resolved, so we'll never know the outcome.

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