Rude Awakening (1998–2001)

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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... See full summary »

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Season:

3 | 2 | 1

Year:

2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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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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Comedy

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1 August 1998 (USA)  »

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(55 episodes)

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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 »

Quotes

Billie: [asking for an advance] Hey, Siddy Sid Sid... you're like the mother I never had.
Sidney Gibson: Forget it.
Billie: Now you're like the mother I have.
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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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One of, If not THE best show on Showtime.
21 January 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is, in my opinion, Showtime's best show. Its not fake and completely unreal like so many other television shows. The topic they are dealing with is real and they are showing what alcoholism is really like and, that you can overcome your addiction.

They also show the other side of alcoholism; the addiction and dependency on the alcohol which is wonderfully played by Lynn Redgrave. Trudy Frank (Lynn) is a hilarious drunk who loves young men and sex. Lynn alone adds a bit of class to this wonderfully frank show, even though her character is anything but the perfect mother.

Jonathon Penner is also excellent as Dave, who owns a coffee shop and is a recovering alcoholic himself. Mario VanPeebles is also featured.


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