C.P.W. (1995–1996)
"Central Park West" (original title)

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Ambitious New Yorkers maneuver against each other as they pursue their passion for money, sex, and power.


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Series cast summary:
 Carrie Fairchild (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Linda Fairchild Rush (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Gil Chase (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Peter Fairchild (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Allen Rush (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Mark Merrill (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Alex Bartoli (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Nikki Sheridan (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Rachel Dennis (19 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Stephanie Wells (13 episodes, 1995)
 Adam Brock (9 episodes, 1996)


Stephanie Wells has come to Manhattan to be Editor-in-Chief for "Communique", a very trendy magazine (á la "Vanity Fair"). Just as soon, trouble ensues. There will be intrigues she can't even begin to fathom, that threaten not only her marriage to Mark Merrill, a playwright, but also the very fabric of her sanity. Poor Stephanie! She's walked into a vipers' nest. And she will never find the way out. Written by Miguel Cane <stepford@yahoo.com>

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Release Date:

13 September 1995 (USA)  »

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C.P.W.  »

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(21 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Jason Gedrick was a finalist for the role of Peter. See more »


[Caught cheating with another woman.]
Mark Merrill: I am a narcissistic and self-destructive person. The only one I wanted to hurt with this was myself.
Stephanie Wells: Oh, please!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Mariel Hemingway/Blues Traveler (1995) See more »

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10 times better than Melrose Place
20 January 2001 | by (Ørsta, Norway) – See all my reviews

Central Park West is quite simply one of the best soaps ever and it was really cheap of CBS to cancel it after only 21 episodes. This was such a terrific, trendy and very well-acted show with some of the most intriguing storylines ever. All the actors did remarkable jobs, especially Raquel Welch. Another thing that is so great about CPW is that it wasn't so completely wild, stupid, idiotic and over the top like Melrose often was. It was just one season, yes, but what a season! CPW had sophistication, style and great lines. I'm just waiting for a similar and equally entertaining TV series to show up.

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