High Society (1995– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 93 users  
Reviews: 8 user

Dot Emerson is a divorced mother who owns a successful publishing house, for which her best friend, Ellie, writes best-selling romance novels. Val enters the picture as Dot and Ellie's old ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 40 titles
created 13 Jun 2011
 
list image
a list of 59 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1941 titles
created 05 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1945 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "High Society" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: High Society (1995– )

High Society (1995– ) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of High Society.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1996   1995  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

High Society (1956)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz musician, lives in a mansion near his ex-wife's Tracy Lord's family estate. She is on the verge of marrying a man blander and safer than Dex, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Walters
Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra
Passion Fish (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

May-Alice Culhane was a successful soap opera star, but a car accident has left her bound to a wheelchair. She returns to her now-empty family home in the bayous of Louisiana which she had ... See full summary »

Director: John Sayles
Stars: Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett
Murphy's Law (1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An action-packed thriller starring Charles Bronson as Jack Murphy, a cop who is running to stay alive long enough to even the score with his wife's killer.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Charles Bronson, Kathleen Wilhoite, Carrie Snodgress
Nola (2003)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An urban fairy tale-romantic comedy, in which Nola, an aspiring songwriter, leaves an abusive Kansas home and journeys to New York to find her biological father. Once there, she finds more ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Hruska
Stars: Emmy Rossum, Steven Bauer, James Badge Dale
Woman Undone (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Terri Hansen is discovered in the desert beside the blackened husk of her car which contains the charred corpse of her husband. When forensic evidence makes her out to be her husband's ... See full summary »

Director: Evelyn Purcell
Stars: Mary McDonnell, Randy Quaid, Sam Elliott
Major Crimes (TV Series 2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

'The Closer' spin-off series which follows Capt. Raydor of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison
American Dreamer (1990–1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Following the death of his wife, a world-travelling reporter decides to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city behind, packs up his kids and moves to a quiet little town in Wisconsin, ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Urich, Carol Kane, Chay Lentin
Key West (TV Series 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Short-lived FOX television comedy set in Key West, Florida. Seamus O'Neill is a Hemingway wannabe who strikes it rich and uses his newfound wealth to move to Key West in search of ... See full summary »

Stars: Fisher Stevens, Denise Crosby, Lara Piper
Cracking Up (TV Series 2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ben, a student, moves into a Beverly Hills family's guest house. Every family member seems to act crazier than the next, even though they look like a picture-perfect family.

Stars: Jake Sandvig, Molly Shannon, Christopher McDonald
High Society (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Alice, a twenty-year-old girl of modest origin, lives in Bayeux, a small town in Normandy. She has an unambitious boyfriend, Kevin, and works at the the moment as a salesgirl in a bakeshop.... See full summary »

Director: Julie Lopes-Curval
Stars: Ana Girardot, Bastien Bouillon, Baptiste Lecaplain
Police Surgeon (1971–1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The cases of rugged young Dr. Locke and his crusty mentor Dr. Sellers.

Stars: Sam Groom, Larry D. Mann, Len Birman
WIOU (1990–1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Nightime soap opera. The TV network sends Hank Zaret to be news director of station WNDY (know as WIOU to the staff). The news co-anchors are Neal Frazier and Kelby Robinson. Eddie Bock is ... See full summary »

Stars: John Shea, Helen Shaver, Harris Yulin
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Elinore 'Ellie' Walker (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
...
 Dorothy 'Dott' Emerson (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Dan O'Donahue ...
 Brendan Emerson (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Luigi Amodeo ...
 Stephano (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
...
 Peter Thomas (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
...
 Alice Morgan (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
...
 Val Brumberg (6 episodes, 1995)
Edit

Storyline

Dot Emerson is a divorced mother who owns a successful publishing house, for which her best friend, Ellie, writes best-selling romance novels. Val enters the picture as Dot and Ellie's old girlfriend from college who is pregnant and leaving her husband, much to the dismay of Ellie, who wants nothing to do with her. Against Ellie's wishes, Dot lets Val move in with her. Written by Jon Acello <JonAcello@AOL.COM>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy about two best friends who look like a million bucks... after taxes. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 October 1995 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Dot: Oh, hello mother. What do you want?
Alice: A time machine set for the night you were conceived and any form of birth control!
See more »

Soundtracks

The Lady Is a Tramp
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Chaka Khan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Eleanor Walker -- Will and Grace's original Karen Walker
5 February 2001 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Often-compared to "Absolutely Fabulous," but really nothing like it, "High Society" should have been an enormous hit. Jean Smart and Mary McDonnell had remarkable chemistry together and the writing was top-notch, which should have been enough to keep the series afloat. Wrong. Some people had a hard time picturing Smart as anything but her homely character from "Designing Women," despite the fact most of her roles have been closer to Ellie than Charlene. Critics trashed it. Even actor John Schneider trashed it in an interview on TNN (then he subsequently ended up on "Veronica's Closet"). In several reviews, the characters in "Society" were criticized for laughing at their own jokes. Yet a few years later, Megan Mullally was hailed on "Will and Grace" for doing that same thing. Take the two characters from this show and roll them into one and you have "Will and Grace"'s Karen Walker, complete with Dott's look and Ellie's last name. Personally, I think this was one of the funniest sitcom of all time - too bad it was so closely compared to AbFab that very few people remember it!


17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How Can We Get This on DVD?! go4theburn
Discuss High Society (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?