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21 September 1995 (USA) See more »
Caroline Duffy is a successful cartoonist living in Manhattan whose comic strip "Caroline in the City" has become a huge hit... See more »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 55)

Lea Thompson ... Caroline Duffy (97 episodes, 1995-2000)

Eric Lutes ... Del Cassidy (97 episodes, 1995-2000)

Malcolm Gets ... Richard Karinsky (97 episodes, 1995-2000)

Amy Pietz ... Annie Spadaro (97 episodes, 1995-2000)

Andrew Lauer ... Charlie (74 episodes, 1995-1999)
Tom La Grua ... Remo (40 episodes, 1995-1998)

Series Directed by
James Burrows (21 episodes, 1995-1998)
Ted Wass (17 episodes, 1998-2000)
Will Mackenzie (14 episodes, 1996-1998)
Tom Cherones (9 episodes, 1995-1996)
Gordon Hunt (5 episodes, 1996)
Shelley Jensen (5 episodes, 1997-1999)
Michael Zinberg (5 episodes, 1997-1998)
Howard Deutch (4 episodes, 1996-1998)
Andrew Tsao (4 episodes, 1997)
Arlene Sanford (3 episodes, 1997)
Rod Daniel (2 episodes, 1995)
Peter Chakos (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Writing credits
Fred Barron (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
Marco Pennette (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
Dottie Dartland Zicklin (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
Bill Prady (9 episodes, 1995-1997)
Oliver Goldstick (8 episodes, 1997-1999)
Michael Sardo (7 episodes, 1997-1999)
Brian Hargrove (6 episodes, 1996-1998)
Jack Kenny (6 episodes, 1996-1998)
Bill Masters (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Ian Praiser (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Donald Todd (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Nancy Steen (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Gary Murphy (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Neil Thompson (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Amy Cohen (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Michelle Nader (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Tom Leopold (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Wil Calhoun (3 episodes, 1996)
Tom Burkhard (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jan Nash (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Carol Gary (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Ellen Idelson (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Rob Lotterstein (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Mark Wilding (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Christopher Fife (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Lester Lewis (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jeff Abugov (2 episodes, 1997)
Daniel Henriks (2 episodes, 1997)
Jason Strouse (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jimmy Aleck (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jim Keily (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Marcy Vosburgh (2 episodes, 1998)

Series Produced by
Faye Oshima Belyeu .... producer / co-executive producer / ... (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
Marco Pennette .... executive producer / consulting executive producer (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
Fred Barron .... executive producer (75 episodes, 1995-1998)
Karen Clark .... associate producer (73 episodes, 1996-2000)
Brian Hargrove .... producer / co-producer (51 episodes, 1996-1998)
Jack Kenny .... producer / co-producer (51 episodes, 1996-1998)
Bill Prady .... consulting producer / producer (48 episodes, 1995-1997)
Dottie Dartland Zicklin .... executive producer / co-executive producer (48 episodes, 1995-1997)
Michael Sardo .... executive producer / co-executive producer / ... (48 episodes, 1997-2000)
Oliver Goldstick .... consulting producer / co-executive producer (42 episodes, 1997-2000)
Bill Masters .... producer / supervising producer (36 episodes, 1996-1997)
Gary Murphy .... co-executive producer / consulting producer (31 episodes, 1998-2000)
Neil Thompson .... co-executive producer / consulting producer (31 episodes, 1998-2000)
Lester Lewis .... producer (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
David Nichols .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Nancy Steen .... consulting producer (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Randy Wespiser .... associate producer (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Tom Leopold .... executive producer (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
Donald Todd .... consulting producer (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
Ian Praiser .... consulting producer (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Pamela Putch .... associate producer (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Tom Burkhard .... supervising producer (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jan Nash .... supervising producer (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Lea Thompson .... producer (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Marcy Vosburgh .... consulting producer (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Sally Lapiduss .... consulting producer (16 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jeff Abugov .... consulting producer (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
Kim C. Friese .... consulting producer (6 episodes, 1997)
Series Original Music by
Jonathan Wolff (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
Series Cinematography by
Tony Yarlett (48 episodes, 1997-2000)
Richard Brown (38 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jerry Workman (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Film Editing by
Peter Chakos (50 episodes, 1995-1998)
Robert Bramwell (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
Brent Carpenter (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Series Casting by
Gilda Stratton (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
Grady Roberts (24 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Production Design by
Thomas Azzari (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
Series Art Direction by
Daniel Maltese (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Series Set Decoration by
Lisa De los Reyes (96 episodes, 1995-2000)
Series Costume Design by
Elizabeth Palmer (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
Series Makeup Department
Christa Reusch .... makeup artist (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
Patricia Bunch .... makeup artist (94 episodes, 1995-2000)
Debbie Easton .... hair stylist (47 episodes, 1995-1997)
Natasha Ladek .... hair stylist / makeup artist (39 episodes, 1997-1999)
Lana Chirco .... hair stylist (38 episodes, 1997-2000)
Mary Guerrero .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Cynthia P. Romo .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Production Management
Robert Gros .... executive in charge of production (96 episodes, 1995-2000)
Randy Wespiser .... post-production supervisor (48 episodes, 1995-1997)
Neil Rapp .... production manager (48 episodes, 1997-2000)
Dorothy A. Steinicke .... unit production manager (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
A. Chisholm Halle .... unit production manager (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Gil Kraus .... post-production supervisor (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dorothy A. Steinicke .... first assistant director / second assistant director (96 episodes, 1995-2000)
Susan Walter .... second assistant director / first assistant director (48 episodes, 1997-2000)
Cynthia A. Potthast .... second assistant director (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
A. Chisholm Halle .... first assistant director (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jay Guerra .... second second assistant director (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Art Department
Scott L. London .... property master (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
Sam Huston .... assistant property master (83 episodes, 1995-2000)
John A. Gomez .... leadman (82 episodes, 1995-2000)
Daniel Maltese .... assistant art director (48 episodes, 1995-1997)
Douglas Berkeley .... set designer (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Andrea Cantrell .... props (16 episodes, 1995-1998)

Chris Bailey .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
David Storm .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Charlie McDaniel .... post-production sound / post sound / ... (94 episodes, 1995-2000)
Craig Porter .... post-production sound / post sound / ... (94 episodes, 1995-2000)
Gordon Klimuck .... sound mixer (74 episodes, 1995-1998)
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (22 episodes, 1997-1999)
Jesse Peck .... sound mixer (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Todd Grace .... post sound / post-production sound / ... (5 episodes, 1996-1999)
John Bickelhaupt .... post-production sound (2 episodes, 1996-1998)

Vince Rohr .... sound (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Vincent Montefusco .... special effects: mech/flying (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
William Powloski .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Edwards .... key grip (45 episodes, 1997-2000)
Monty Woodard .... lighting gaffer (45 episodes, 1997-2000)
Sherman Fulton .... gaffer (38 episodes, 1996-1997)
Bill Paden .... key grip (38 episodes, 1996-1997)
Nicholas S. McLean .... first assistant camera (25 episodes, 1997-1999)
G. Smokey Campbell .... lighting technician (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
Dan Cooper .... key grip (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
Peter Portizo .... gaffer (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
Doug Dale .... lighting gaffer (3 episodes, 1997)
Bob Rust .... key grip (3 episodes, 1997)
Kevin Dean .... grip (2 episodes, 1997)

Tom Beintema .... lamp operator (unknown episodes)
Leslie Otis .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Ed Smith .... animator (1 episode, 1995)
Phil Lord .... animator: Ferret Boys (1 episode, 1998)
Christopher Miller .... animator: Ferret Boys (1 episode, 1998)

Shawn Atkins .... animation producer (unknown episodes)
Valerie Cardon .... animation producer (unknown episodes)
Nina Crews .... animation producer (unknown episodes)
Igor Mitrovic .... animator (unknown episodes)
Brian O'Connell .... animation director (unknown episodes)
Richard O'Connor .... animation producer (unknown episodes)
Kris van Alphen .... animator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Will Levine .... casting associate (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Katherine Eckert .... casting associate (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brandt Huseby .... costumer (4 episodes, 1996)

Alexa Ebben .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Bick Hodoose .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Bridget Ostersehlte .... key costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Marc Wielage .... digital colorist (1 episode, 1997)

Alex Trocker .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Scott Clausen .... music editor (19 episodes, 1998-2000)
Series Transportation Department
Jesse Dutchover .... transportation coordinator (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
Series Other crew
Bonnie Timmons .... cartoonist (97 episodes, 1995-2000)
Rosemary Dorsey .... script supervisor (96 episodes, 1995-2000)
Bob Ellison .... executive consultant / creative consultant (96 episodes, 1995-2000)
Bruce Bryant .... main title (82 episodes, 1996-2000)
James Castle .... main title (82 episodes, 1996-2000)
Carol Johnsen .... main title (82 episodes, 1996-2000)
Kristy Wunsch .... production staff (75 episodes, 1995-2000)
Christopher Fife .... production staff (74 episodes, 1995-1998)
Tom Rotolo .... production coordinator (73 episodes, 1996-2000)
Tony Alan Banks .... production staff (72 episodes, 1996-2000)
Ralph Paredes .... production staff (72 episodes, 1996-2000)
Stacy Cox .... production staff (59 episodes, 1995-1998)
Jim Halkett .... production staff (50 episodes, 1996-1998)
Terrie Barna .... production staff (48 episodes, 1995-1997)
Will Levine .... production staff (48 episodes, 1995-1997)
Todd Morris .... production staff (48 episodes, 1997-2000)
David L. Moses .... production staff (48 episodes, 1997-2000)
Daniel Henriks .... production staff (47 episodes, 1995-1997)
Jim Rose .... technical coordinator (47 episodes, 1997-2000)
Angela Hamilton .... production staff (33 episodes, 1998-2000)
Laura Haworth .... production staff (32 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jason Strouse .... production staff (29 episodes, 1997-1998)
Gretchen J. Berg .... production staff (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Katherine Eckert .... production staff (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
John Yant .... technical coordinator (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
Jennifer Lynn Spraggins .... production staff (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
Shawn Thomas .... production staff / production assistant (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Joe Wiseman .... production staff (24 episodes, 1996-1997)
Libby Bideau .... production coordinator (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kent Stahl .... production staff (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Chuck Yates .... production staff (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Dana De Vally Piazza .... technical coordinator (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Fred Barron .... creative consultant (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Shari Brooks .... production staff / production assistant (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Erika Gros .... production staff (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Heather Hach .... production staff (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jim Keily .... executive story editor (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jeff Melnick .... production staff (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Janae Bakken .... production staff (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Justin Silvera .... production staff (20 episodes, 1995-1996)
Matthew Thompson .... production staff (20 episodes, 1998-2000)
Dailey Pike .... audience warm-up (17 episodes, 1997-1998)
Marc Wenderoff .... production staff (17 episodes, 1998-2000)
Joshua Baerwald .... production staff (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Christopher Gernon .... production staff (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Garland Testa .... executive story editor (13 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jimmy Aleck .... executive story editor (13 episodes, 1998-2000)
Stephanie Lockwood .... production staff (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
Mark Wilding .... executive story editor (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
Wil Calhoun .... executive story editor (11 episodes, 1996)
Nina Barry .... production staff (9 episodes, 1996)
Nora Lynch .... creative consultant (8 episodes, 1998)
Phil Palisoul .... creative consultant (8 episodes, 1998)
Steve Grantowitz .... assistant to director (5 episodes, 1997-1998)
Debbie Marks .... production staff (5 episodes, 1997)
Donovan Sipe .... production staff (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Andy Paluselli .... production staff (2 episodes, 1997)
Michelle Johnston .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1999)

Mary Cohoe .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Mark Dennison .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Miranda Garrison .... choreographer (unknown episodes)
Errol Reichow .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Tonya Smay .... production art (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
Morey Amsterdam .... in memory of (1 episode, 1997)
Jay Leno .... special thanks (1 episode, 1997)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Caroline" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
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23 min (97 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:G (some episodes)

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Charlie:What flavor do you think I am? Don't cheat.
Richard:Lobotomy chunk?
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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A Personal Favourite of Mine, 20 June 2007
Author: waiching liu from London, England, UK

Caroline in the City was one of those shows that attracted a mixed reception: some loved it like me; some thought it was good but nothing special whilst the rest just slated it harshly. It's interesting to note that the show is more popular outside the US, although I'm sure there are a few Yanks who are keen on CITC as well.

The sitcom revolved around a Wisconsin native, Caroline who applies her trade as a cartoonist in Manhattan, New York. Her career and work life, couldn't be more perfect: her greeting cards and merchandise are selling, her comic strip is a hit in every major newspaper and she couldn't be any more happier as she is. Except she is also on the look out for love and thus after several attempts, by the fourth season she finds solace and love in the form of Richard- her assistant and colourist.

The casting of Lea Thompson, Malcolm Gets, Amy Pietz, Andy Lauer and Eric Lutes was spot-on and they all did a magnificent job as their characters, Caroline Duffy, Richard Karinsky, Annie Spadaro, Charlie and Del Cassidy. Lea is just great as the sweet, caring Caroline, whilst Malcolm is brilliant as the often dour- faced, miserable geek/struggling artist, Richard. The attraction involving the pair felt so real and they made such a convincing sitcom couple. Special mentions also go out to Amy, Eric,Andy and Tom. Most of the show's funniest moments revolved around either Richard's sarcastic banter or Richard and Annie mocking and insulting one another.

The first season was an instant hit in 1995-96 but by the time when Friends, Frasier were at their peak in the late 1990s, by 1998 onwards CITC was suddenly losing ground and ultimately the changes had put the nail in the coffin.

I didn't have a problem with Season 3, as I thought it was very good. The first two were just downright funny and brilliant, but with the fourth whilst there were some wonderful moments involving the pair, I just felt that there was too much pain towards the end, which was totally unnecessary. I was bemused as to why Caroline and Richard argued as much as they did in the fourth season when they were a couple, which I thought was pretty stupid. Particularly as after the 'Big Night' episode where they finally consummated their 4- year relationship, the episodes which had followed afterwards had them arguing, such as the arrival of Caroline's former high school 'friend' Randy and thus, the cracks in their relationship had appeared. What didn't make sense was how could Caroline have feelings for Randy, whilst she was with Richard at the same time, and the guy she had always wanted to be with?

The way the writers had handled the writing was shameful: different writers for different seasons? Now that I don't get. No wonder there was no continuity, no consistency, and no genuine ending. CITC became a silly soap opera towards the end of the final season that the impression that I and many other fans got, based on the changes they made, was that none of the writers cared about the show, any more. They didn't know whether they wanted CITC to be a work place sitcom or a romantic sitcom, although I'd go for the latter. Although it seems to me that they had numerous ideas up their sleeves, in an attempt to keep Caroline and Richard apart for as long as possible and preventing them from getting married to one another. What they mistakenly didn't realise is that as soon as fans sense a sitcom is no longer a sitcom and the ideas become so OTT, then there will be signs indicating that the show is no longer what it stands for- and there were signs throughout that final season, which denoted that CITC no longer stood for what it originally was in the beginning.

For instance, getting rid of Remo and moving Caroline's work environment from the loft was a massive gamble, which was a terrible error and a decision of which backfired completely. In its place, we got a dull office, characters like Plum, Dave and Reg-, who I liked; hence, silly twists in the shape of Richard discovering he has a child by his horrible ex Julia, of him telling Caroline he doesn't want any more children and Randy's appearance also emerged. Eventually, CITC lost its sense of direction and it got canned, which led us fans to ponder how on earth the show started out so brilliantly and perfectly at the beginning… only to falter and go downhill in the end, all in the short space of 4 seasons.

I was disappointed and angry when I first read that the show had been cancelled- as much as the fourth season was bad, it was still okay. I still felt that CITC had some life in the series yet to be able to prolong its existence until the very end, as well as there would have been plenty of material for a fifth season. And even though, ratings were falling, I still felt they should have just gone ahead and produced it, rather than to just have an unresolved ending. I will never forgive the writers for concluding it on a cliff hanger. It wasn't the actors, of who were accountable for the show's demise, but the writers of the last season. Because of those errors, which weren't addressed throughout the series, Caroline In The City failed to fulfil its full potential as a show- so therefore despite the early promise, the constant chopping and changing, as well as the absurd ideas later on, had killed it completely.

Nonetheless, CITC is an amusing sitcom, which despite its faults, is a show that is worth watching and one that kept me interested up until the finale.

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