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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)
Lesley Boone ...
 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)  »

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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 »


Ed Stevens: A relationship like ours can't work; things buried deep down are bound to come to the surface and destroy us. It's like building on an ancient burial ground.
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Referenced in I Love the '70s (2003) See more »


Next Year
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Performed by Foo Fighters
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On of the best shows on TV!
24 October 2000 | by (Waterloo, Ontario) – See all my reviews

After just three episodes, the TV show ED has quickly become one of my favorites. Having seen the previews for it, I wasn't expecting much- the premise struck me as stupid- a big town lawyer travels back to his small home town to win the heart of his high school crush, buys a bowling ally and opens a law practice in it. But I was surprised at how intelligent the show is. Like last years FREAKS AND GEEKS this is one of the few hour long comedies to actually sustain laughter throughout the entire episode. The cast is perfect- Tom Cavangh as Ed delivers a consistantly hilarious performance and Julie Bowen as Carol Vessey is gorgeous, but also finds hidden depths to her character. Gregory Harrison plays a great pompous ass as Carol's boyfriend. The show is witty and hilarious- a constant winner.

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