A divorced father and a soon-to-be divorced mother meet and begin a romantic courtship which is always complicated by their respective children and their own life problems.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Lily Manning (63 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Rick Sammler (63 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Grace Manning (60 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Zoe Manning (60 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Judy Brooks (58 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Jessie Sammler (55 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Eli Sammler (54 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Karen Sammler (49 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Jake Manning (47 episodes, 1999-2002)
 David Cassilli (28 episodes, 1999-2001)


Rick is a divorced father-of-two who meets Lily, a newly-separated mother-of-two. They begin a relationship, which has a significant impact not only on their lives but on those of their children and ex-spouses, as well. Written by Phil Fernando

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She's starting to see other people. A man, his kids, his ex-wife.


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21 September 1999 (USA)  »

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Começar de Novo  »

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(63 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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David Clennon also played Miles Dentrell on Thirtysomething (1987). See more »


Katie Singer: You ever notice how no one our age dresses to show who they are, they dress to hide who they are and then some guy figures this out and makes like a billion dollars and...
[realizes she is babbling]
Katie Singer: I'm sorry, I'm talking too much.
Jessie Sammler: [smiles] No, it's okay, I like it.
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Consistent and Great
30 January 2005 | by (Tasmania, Australia) – See all my reviews

Once and Again is a pearl of a show. It's always interesting, and more importantly, realistic.

I started watching it as my sister had a crush on Shane West, but by the second episode I watched, I was hooked. Expecting it to be nothing more than a lightweight excuse for Shane West to act moody and broody, I found that instead it was a show where I saw that he actually can act, not to mention all his co-stars.

Easily the most impressive is Evan Rachel Wood, showing to me (before Thirteen was even an idea) that she had a tremendous amount of talent, I found her story lines to be compelling, and her to be exemplary in them. Indeed, it was this show that made me want to see Thirteen so much, so as I could see her performing again.

But I won't ramble.

Once and Again is brilliant, and if there was ever a show that should be continued, this is it.

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