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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »
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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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8 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Ed - Der Bowling-Anwalt  »

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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 »

Quotes

Nancy Burton: I hate to sound like one of those mothers, but most other kids Sarah's age are rolling over by now.
Mike Burton: Well, goodbye, Harvard.
Nancy Burton: Honey, that's not what I mean. I just, you know, want to make sure she's okay.
Mike Burton: I didn't roll over until my 23rd birthday.
Nancy Burton: [rolls eyes] Oh, my God. I'm married to the funniest man alive.
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Referenced in I Love the '70s (2003) See more »

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Next Year
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Performed by Foo Fighters
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Great Show with truly interesting people
29 October 2003 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

One of the best shows in a long time. All the characters are just great. Ed is a loving and interesting person, great imagination. Julie Bowen is very very lovely (Its not only Ed who falls in love with her). In general the cast is great. What can I say, this show is just a pleasure to watch.


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