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
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Ed's ex-wife, Liz was originally played by Janeane Garofalo
in the original pilot that was turned down by CBS. See more
I hate to sound like one of those mothers, but most other kids Sarah's age are rolling over by now.
Well, goodbye, Harvard.
Honey, that's not what I mean. I just, you know, want to make sure she's okay.
I didn't roll over until my 23rd birthday.
Oh, my God. I'm married to the funniest man alive.
Referenced in I Love the '70s
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