Billie Frank, an out of work alcoholic actress, used to be somewhat of a star in her day, but now she's all washed up. With the help of her mother, Trudy, Billie tries to pick up the pieces... See full summary »

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 Billie Frank (55 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Dave Parelli (55 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Trudy Frank (55 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Jackie Garcia (30 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Billie Frank, an out of work alcoholic actress, used to be somewhat of a star in her day, but now she's all washed up. With the help of her mother, Trudy, Billie tries to pick up the pieces of her life and move on. Billie meets Dave, a guy who lives in her apartment building, and is also an alcoholic. The show is based upon their relationship, along with all the others in AA with them. Written by Jonesy

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It takes two to tango. And three to tangle. See more »

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Príserná kocovina  »

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The character of Billie Frank is based upon Claudia Lonow's experience. Billie is an ex-soap actress who is famous for portraying a character called Diana Gateway in a series called "Emerald Bluff". Claudia Lonow is famous for portraying Diana Fairgate in Knots Landing (1979). See more »

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Billie: The first picture of me in my family album, I'm two days old and my mother's breast-feeding the doctor.
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Referenced in Une Américaine à Paris (2002) See more »

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Another Rude Awakening
(Title Theme: 2000-2001)
Lyrics by Claudia Lonow and Chuck E. Weiss
Music by Jonathan Wolff and Paul Buckley
Arranged by Gerard McMahon
Performed by Roger Daltrey
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It was a rude awakening how fast this show went off the air!!
11 April 2002 | by (L A.) – See all my reviews

I was a huge fan of this show, saw every episode, and then all of a sudden it went off the air! What the #$@#@ happened?!!! Talk about a rude awakening!! I had to get drunk just to deal with the shock of this!! I think I need a meeting now, just writing about it! And when Tim Curry came aboard, fuggedaboudit it! He and Lynn Redgrave were PRICELESS together, I mean absolutely PRICEless, dahling! Truly the best 'sitcom' I have ever seen. Bring it back, bring it back now!


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