Any Day Now (1998–2002)

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Mary Elizabeth, an outgoing white girl, and Rene, a shy black girl, become close friends as they grow up in 1960's Alabama. Their friendship comes to an end, however, when Mary Elizabeth (... See full summary »


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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
 Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims / ... (88 episodes, 1998-2002)
 Rene Jackson / ... (88 episodes, 1998-2002)
Mae Middleton ...
 Young Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' O'Brien (66 episodes, 1998-2001)
Shari Dyon Perry ...
 Young Rene Jackson (66 episodes, 1998-2001)
 Sara Jackson / ... (53 episodes, 1998-2002)


Mary Elizabeth, an outgoing white girl, and Rene, a shy black girl, become close friends as they grow up in 1960's Alabama. Their friendship comes to an end, however, when Mary Elizabeth (ME) gets pregnant and Rene doesn't support her decision to keep the child and marry her boyfriend. Thirty years later, ME is still living in Alabama with her husband as they struggle to make ends meet. Rene, meanwhile is a successful attorney working in Washington. After the death of her father, Rene decides to move back to her old hometown, where she meets ME again. As the pair resume their old friendship, they reminisce on old times and the events that occurred after splitting up. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Two different lives. One incredible friendship.







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18 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alabama Dreams  »

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The Paid Our Dues Productions logo featured in the closing credits shows a bartender removing an empty mug from on top of a coaster that has the production company's logo on it. The drinker drops money onto the bar to pay for the drink: a quarter, one dime, two nickels, and two pennies for a total of forty-seven cents. See more »


Davis Sims: Mom, what're you doing in my room? Looking through my socks?
Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims: I was just looking, I wasn't looking for boy things, I was looking for... guns, knives, plastic explosives.
Davis Sims: Mom, have you gone crazy?
Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims: I sure hope so.
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24 August 2003 | by (Skokie, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I just started watching The Show around July. I found it by mistake, I was channel surfing during a Vacation. It is a great show, I just wish it wasn't on so late at night. It's on at 12:30 AM. As a working person it makes it hard to watch all the time.

I read some comments. I did not agree with the late one about not growing up in the 60's and not believing that this stuff can happen.

I grew up in the 60's. I'm Hispanic and I had a "White" boyfriend plus we had black friends in High School. I believe people get along because of their interests and personalities and it has nothing to do with being a certain race or color.

I can't wait till the show goes on DVD so I can buy it. This way I can see it from the beginning.

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