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Suddenly Susan (1996–2000)

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Jack owns a magazine and is the former brother-in-law of Susan. After she runs out on her fiancé on their wedding day, Jack agrees to take her back at the magazine.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
 Susan Keane (93 episodes, 1996-2000)
 Luis Rivera (93 episodes, 1996-2000)
 Vicki Groener (93 episodes, 1996-2000)
 Helen 'Nana' Keane / ... (93 episodes, 1996-2000)
 Jack Richmond (71 episodes, 1996-1999)
 Todd Stities (71 episodes, 1996-1999)
 Maddy Piper (48 episodes, 1997-1999)


Jack owns a magazine and is the former brother-in-law of Susan. After she runs out on her fiancé on their wedding day, Jack agrees to take her back at the magazine. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Release Date:

19 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Susan  »

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(93 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


For the final episode, The Beatle's "In My Life" played over a clip segment of the shows memorable moments. In versions aired throughout Europe and other countries, the music was changed to Shawn Colvin's version of the same song. Shawn Colvin had previously contributed to the show, her song "Nothin' On Me" was the shows theme tune in the second and third seasons. See more »


Todd: I came in here wearing a brand new pair of size ten sneakers. I'm not leaving in some green European freak boots.
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Spoofed in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #2.33 (2000) See more »

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I miss Suddenly Susan still!
23 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the reasons that Suddenly Susan works for me is the ensemble cast of characters including Brooke Shields. Even though she is the star of the show, she manages to evolve her supporting cast of characters like the unbelievable Vicki and Judd Nelson as her boss Jack Richmond. The show is well-grouped with this cast of zany characters working at a fictional San Francisco newspaper. When tragedy struck the cast, the loss of David Strickland who played Todd was so catastrophic for the cast and crew for it to ever recover from his loss. David Strickland committed suicide in a Las Vegas hotel room. The cast was never the same again without him. The pairing of Vicki and Susan living together brought great laughs. These two should get together and spin off the characters into their own series. The show was never an Emmy winner or critically acclaimed. But from all reports, this show actually had a pleasant environment to grow and mature. Brooke Shields as a producer was not afraid to let her supporting cast branch out which is why I like this show.

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