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)  »

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Ed - Der Bowling-Anwalt  »

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An early episode has Ed defend a client's intellectual property rights. David Letterman, whose company produces the show, was threatened with legal action by NBC over intellectual property rights when he moved his show from NBC to CBS. Both involved what could be called "stupid human tricks." See more »


Mike Burton: Can't talk. Eating fried pie. Experiencing nirvana.
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11 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

With all of the predictable and formulaic sitcoms on TV, what a refreshing joy it was to see something that dared to be different, to set its own course, to go its own way.

"Ed" is the charming account of a man's search for personal redemption by not looking where everyone's head says to go, but where his heart says. Ed Stevens has the day of his life when he is fired from his job as an NYC contract attorney and finds his wife with another man. He uses this as the opportunity to overcome his fears and pursue his dreams.

Returning to his home town of Stuckyville, he pursues his highschool crush, buys the local bowling alley and practices small town law.

A delight for dreamers and romantics of all ages and genders!

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