A struggling New York writer (Jonathan Silverman) attempts to find success and dates.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Jonathan Eliot (43 episodes, 1995-1997)
 Sam Sloan / ... (43 episodes, 1995-1997)
 Trudy (43 episodes, 1995-1997)
 Manny Cordoba / ... (43 episodes, 1995-1997)
 Janeane Percy-Parker (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Matt Parker (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Marie Blake / ... (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
 Russell (21 episodes, 1996-1997)


Jonathan Eliot is an intelligent, sensitive New York writer, whose career is only making little headway, and bachelor who lives on his own, finding the dating scene even more daunting. In his apartment block, which has a very weird doorman, Manny, he gazes with some envy at the love life of others, especially one neighbor, the slick womanizer Dan Montgomery. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

21 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Single kommt immer allein  »

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(44 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Suzanne Pleshette was originally going to play Jonathan Silverman's character's mother in six episodes, but due to some writers changing the character to a stereotypical Jewish mother that was a shrew, Pleshette told the producers that she was only going to do the three that she had already done. She, being Jewish herself, took offense to the changes in the character. See more »


[Jonathan is writing a kid-friendly sermon for a priest]
Jonathan Eliot: I'm a Mighty Morphin' Power Prophet.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jerry Seinfeld/David Bowie (1999) See more »

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A Nice but Instantly Forgettable Show
28 December 2003 | by (America) – See all my reviews

Weekend at Bernie's Star Jonathon Silverman went from silly 80s movies to this somewhat entertaining demographic show from the 1990s. Jonathon Silverman was pretty funny and appealing, but the factor that kept this show from sinking too low was film legend Ernest Borgnine, who added something very good to this show.

The plots overall in this show were fairly stupid. One time a friend of Jonathon Silverman's was setting up a trapezoid scheme instead of a pyramid scheme, and kept noting throughout the show it was not a pyramid scheme but a trapezoid scheme, with few if any laughs as a result. Silverman overall really seemed out of place in this show, he was too good or his material, and while Ernest Borgnine definitely was too good for this material he definitely made the best of it. Borgnine was the only reason I watched this show. Overall this was fairly mediocre politically correct demographic oriented material.

After two seasons this show was put out of it's misery. The majority of demographic shows fail. This one proved no different overall even with the presence of excellent actor Ernest Borgnine.

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