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Ed (2000–2004)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
 Ed Stevens (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Carol Vessey (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Nancy Burton (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Mike Burton (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Molly Hudson (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Phil Stubbs (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Shirley Pifko (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Warren Cheswick (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Mark Vanacore (58 episodes, 2001-2004)
 Kenny Sandusky (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
 Eli Goggins (39 episodes, 2002-2004)


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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8 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ed - Der Bowling-Anwalt  »

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Stuckybowl (including the interior) was located in Northvale, New Jersey. (It used to be called Country Club Lanes and was closed down around 1997 before Ed moved in.) It has since been demolished to make way for adult condominiums. See more »


Phil Stubbs: Oh man, I am so drunk! I drank too much alcohol! You can call me Mr. McDrunko!
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Referenced in Pittsburgh (2006) See more »


Next Year
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Performed by Foo Fighters
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One of The Greats
13 November 2001 | by (Binghamton, NY) – See all my reviews

NBC should thank their lucky stars that executive producer David Letterman lets them air this after what they did to him. In return for giving NBC 10 years of classic late night programming and then being denied The Tonight Show, Mr. Letterman - proving ever the gentleman - gives NBC one of the best shows ever put on tv. There is no profanity on ED, there are no torrid sex scenes, and the characters have to take responsibility for their actions. Sure, they're a little eccentric, but aren't we all? Who wouldn't want to own a bowling alley (and kiss Julie Bowen)? I sincerely hope that this show doesn't suffer the same fates as SPORTS NIGHT and THE JOB. The show is already up there with NORTHERN EXPOSURE and HOMICIDE and other all-time greats.

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