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5 January 1998 (USA) See more »
The Queen of Style is about to meet her mismatch.
Chelsea Stevens is a neurotic, egocentric Martha Stewart-type who finds herself reluctantly answering to naive Midwesterner Jane Sokol after her empire is bought out by another company.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 9)

Jean Smart ... Chelsea Stevens (13 episodes, 1998)

Nancy McKeon ... Jane Sokol (13 episodes, 1998)

Heath Hyche ... Terry (13 episodes, 1998)

Linda Kash ... Trudy Weissman (13 episodes, 1998)

Joseph Maher ... Mr. John (13 episodes, 1998)
Matt Sergott ... Dancer in filmed weekly opening sequence (13 episodes, 1998)

Alan Autry ... Earl (6 episodes, 1998)

Series Directed by
Jay Sandrich (11 episodes, 1998)

Peter Tolan (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Chris Alberghini (2 episodes, 1998)
Donald R. Beck (2 episodes, 1998)
Mike Chessler (2 episodes, 1998)
Gary Janetti (2 episodes, 1998)
Daphne Pollon (2 episodes, 1998)
Peter Tolan (2 episodes, 1998)

James Grissom (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Daphne Pollon .... supervising producer (12 episodes, 1998)
Donald Capen .... co-producer (2 episodes, 1998)
Peter Tolan .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1998)
Gary Janetti .... co-producer (1 episode, 1998)
Michael Petok .... producer (1 episode, 1998)
Ian Praiser .... co-executive producer (1 episode, 1998)
Russ Woody .... co-executive producer (1 episode, 1998)

Russell Dague .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Brad Hatfield (2 episodes, 1998)

Ray Colcord (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Bruce L. Finn (1 episode, 1998)
Peter Smokler (1 episode, 1998)
Series Film Editing by
Leslie Tolan (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Casting by
Marc Hirschfeld (2 episodes, 1998)
Meg Liberman (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Production Design by
Ken Johnson (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Set Decoration by
Melinda Ritz (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Costume Design by
Tom Bronson (1 episode, 1998)

Dianne Kennedy (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Susan Zietlow-Maust .... hair department head / hair stylist (12 episodes, 1998)
Phillip Ackerman .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1998)
Tommy Cole .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1998)
Ann Masterson .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Production Management
Leslie Jackson Houston .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1998)
Tom Seidman .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1998)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcia L. Lappin .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1998)

José Clemente Hernandez .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Ron Woods .... property master (12 episodes, 1998)
Greg Bartkus .... on-set dresser (11 episodes, 1998)
Conny Boettger-Marinos .... set designer (11 episodes, 1998)
Gary Hidalgo .... paint foreman (11 episodes, 1998)
Series Sound Department
Thomas C. Brewer .... sound editor (8 episodes, 1998)
Edward L. Moskowitz .... production sound mixer (1 episode, 1998)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Selvyn Price .... second assistant camera (5 episodes, 1998)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vivian Dobay .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 1998)
Michael Fitzpatrick .... key costumer (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Other crew
Bob Fuller .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1998)

Wanda Armstrong .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)

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30 min
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Kathleen Turner was considered for the role of Chelsea Stevens.See more »
Chelsea:Jane, when I need to feel good about myself, I look inside of me. And you know something, I'm always there for me. You need to do that. When I need approval, do you know what I do? I look to me.
Jane:You're right.
Chelsea:I am. Now, what are you going to do from now on?
Jane:When I need approval, I'm gonna look to me.
Chelsea:Uh, no. Jane, Jane, that's not what I said. You're gonna look to ME! You have to listen!
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Damn those American Networks!!!, 14 February 2001

Style and Substance has got to have been the best comedy series to come over from the States so far!!! There was brilliant acting from Jean Smart and Nancy McKeon in particularly, hilarious story-lines, and excellent theme music!!!

What is wrong with American networks? If a show is not too popular, they cancel it before it has had time to prove itself, and if a show is popular, then they drag it on for so long that it becomes boring and not funny (eg Friends!!!)

Luckily I have all 13 episodes on tape, so I can watch them time after time.

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