Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when ... See full summary »
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 Ed Stevens (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Carol Vessey (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Nancy Burton (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Mike Burton (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Molly Hudson (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Phil Stubbs (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Shirley Pifko (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Warren Cheswick (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Mark Vanacore (58 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Kenny Sandusky (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Eli Goggins (39 episodes, 2002-2004)
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Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when going over a contract; and because of the resulting financial loss to the firm, he's fired. Despondent, he heads back to his (small) hometown of Stuckeyville -- 'Anytown', USA. There he realises he's been missed by a lot of friends whom he's missed; and he sees Carol, the girl he'd adored in high school. Swept up in roiling emotions, Ed buys the local bowling alley on a whim, moves to Stuckeyville, and determines to win Carol's heart. His horizons broaden as he settles once more in Stuckeyville, and the series itself settles into a charming, funny, often serious slice-of-life series focused not solely on Ed but on the lovable ensemble cast of people who live and work with him in Stuckeyville. Written by Katchan

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Trivia

The name of Ed's old law firm (Farmer & Sheehan) is an in-joke reference to Late Show with David Letterman (1993) stagehands Pat Farmer and Kenny Sheehan. See more »

Quotes

Ed Stevens: 'Tis a beautiful night.
Carol Vessey: 'Tis indeed.
Ed Stevens: Way to pick up on the 'tis!
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Referenced in Robot Chicken: Ants on a Hamburger (2015) See more »

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Moment In The Sun
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Written by Eef Barzelay
Performed by Clem Snide
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"Charming" is the word
16 October 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

There was so much hype preceding this show that I decided to tune in on its debut night. I'm glad I did! Thomas Cavanaugh is like a modern day Jimmy Stewart. His character knows that his looks alone aren't going to get the girl, but creativity, endurance and treating her better than anyone has before will get the job done. The whole ensemble works well together and you feel like you're watching real people. The last time I fell in love with a show this fast it was a little-known show called "Friends" 6 years ago. We know how that turned out!!


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