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1 October 2000 (USA) See more »
Lydia DeLucca is a New Jersey bartender who wants more out of her life than just marriage and kids. So she breaks off her engagement... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 67)

Heather Dubrow ... Lydia DeLucca (35 episodes, 2000-2002)

Paul Sorvino ... Frank DeLucca (35 episodes, 2000-2002)

Ellen Burstyn ... Dolly DeLucca (34 episodes, 2000-2002)

Kevin Dillon ... Paul DeLucca / ... (34 episodes, 2000-2002)

Debi Mazar ... Jackie O'Grady (34 episodes, 2000-2002)

Danielle Harris ... Plum Wilkinson / ... (28 episodes, 2000-2002)

Peter Firth ... Victor Leski (19 episodes, 2000-2001)

Titus Welliver ... Dr. Eric Hackett (17 episodes, 2001-2002)

Series Directed by
Sharron Miller (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Christopher Monger (5 episodes, 2000-2002)
Michael Switzer (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jack Bender (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Paul Sorvino (2 episodes, 2001-2002)

Mark Jean (unknown episodes)
Bob Loudin (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Diane Ruggiero (36 episodes, 2000-2002)
Anne McGrail (10 episodes, 2000-2002)
Billy Grundfest (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
James Stanley (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Diane Messina Stanley (3 episodes, 2001)
Lynn Marie Latham (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Bernard Lechowick (2 episodes, 2001-2002)

Steve Chivers (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Diane Ruggiero .... supervising producer / co-executive producer (35 episodes, 2000-2002)
Anne McGrail .... producer / supervising producer (32 episodes, 2000-2002)
Diane Messina Stanley .... co-executive producer (24 episodes, 2001-2002)
James Stanley .... co-executive producer (24 episodes, 2001-2002)
W. Mark McNair .... producer (18 episodes, 2000-2001)
Billy Grundfest .... consulting producer (17 episodes, 2000-2001)
Peter Dunne .... producer (17 episodes, 2001-2002)
Bernard Lechowick .... consulting producer (17 episodes, 2001-2002)
Peter Woronov .... producer (16 episodes, 2000-2001)
Maddy Horne .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2000-2001)
Mary Pat Avery .... associate producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Henry Bromell .... consulting executive producer (11 episodes, 2000-2001)
Lynn Marie Latham .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2001)
Geno Escarrega .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2001)
Frank Renzulli .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2000)
Anita W. Addison .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2001)

Craig Yahata .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 2002)
Janet Leahy .... consulting producer (unknown episodes)
Adam Mann .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Danny Pelfrey (28 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jay Gruska (4 episodes, 2000)
Nathan Wang (2 episodes, 2000)
Series Cinematography by
David J. Miller (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
John Newby (5 episodes, 2001)

Feliks Parnell (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Thomas Petersen (8 episodes, 2001-2002)

Russell Denove (unknown episodes)
Victor Du Bois (unknown episodes)
Frank E. Jimenez (unknown episodes)
Sondra Watanabe (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Mary V. Buck (unknown episodes)
Nan Dutton (unknown episodes)
Susan Edelman (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Christopher S. Nushawg (9 episodes, 2001)

Dawn Swiderski (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Cindy Coburn (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Terry Dresbach (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Dale Miller .... hair stylist: Ellen Burstyn and Paul Sorvino (7 episodes, 2000)

Angela Levin .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Vera Yurtchuk .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Chip Vucelich .... unit production manager (35 episodes, 2000-2002)

David K. Johnson .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes)
John E. Vohlers .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Rapiel .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Matt Pexa .... dga trainee (6 episodes, 2002)

Charlie Brewer .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
Gabriel Echeverria .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
Hope Garrison .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Deborah Greaney Donovan .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
Eric Mofford .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Rebecca Stefan .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
John E. Vohlers .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Sean Langdon .... set dressing gangboss (36 episodes, 2000-2002)
Steven Seine .... leadman (36 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jason Wolf .... assistant property master (36 episodes, 2000-2002)
Gary Antista .... property master (35 episodes, 2000-2002)
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack .... paint foreman / supervising signwriter (35 episodes, 2000-2002)

Robert Bonino .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Marco A. Campos .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Tim Castagnola .... labor foreman (unknown episodes)
Deb Cole .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Hugh Conlon .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
W. Rick Nichol .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Fleur Nooyen .... set buyer (unknown episodes)
Rick Welden .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Paul Longstaffe .... dialog editor (29 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jaya Jayaraja .... sound utility (18 episodes, 2000-2001)
Forest Williams .... sound mixer (17 episodes, 2001-2002)
Brian Wittle .... utility sound (16 episodes, 2001-2002)

Gary Boatner .... boom operator: second unit (unknown episodes, 2001)
Jon Ailetcher .... sound mixer: second unit (unknown episodes)
Mike Anderson .... utility sound (unknown episodes)
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Steven Erickson .... adr editor / dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Jim Fitzpatrick .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Kenn Fuller .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Christopher Harvengt .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Jason W. Jennings .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Gary Krause .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Tony Kucenski .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Noah Southall .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Fred Tator .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Derek Vanderhorst .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Tom Mahoney .... Inferno artist: main title (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Michael Hilow .... stunt actor (1 episode, 2000)
Shauna Duggins .... stunt double (1 episode, 2001)
Brandon Molale .... stunts (1 episode, 2001)
Mazio Royster .... stunts (1 episode, 2001)
Karin Silvestri .... stunt double / stunt double: Heather Paige Kent (1 episode, 2001)

Charlie Brewer .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Cheryl Lawson .... stunt double: Debi Mazar (unknown episodes)
Kevin Scott .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Scott Workman .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Nasworthy .... best boy grip (36 episodes, 2000-2002)
Ted Caloroso .... first assistant camera: "b camera" (19 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yuri Karjane .... assistant camera (16 episodes, 2000-2001)
Daniel L. Turrett .... camera operator: "b" camera (15 episodes, 2001-2002)
David Eubank .... first assistant camera: "a" camera and Steadicam (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
David Ghegan .... set lighting technician (10 episodes, 2000)
Christopher Franey .... lighting technician (9 episodes, 2000-2001)
Larry Kaster .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2001)
Rick Summers .... best boy electric (6 episodes, 2001)

Russell Caldwell .... gaffer (unknown episodes, 2001-2002)
John Owens .... best boy electric (unknown episodes, 2001-2002)
Bubba Sheffield .... key grip (unknown episodes, 2001-2002)
Debbie Arrowood .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Kirk Bloom .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
David R. Casey .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Hugh Casey .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Craig Chaddick .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey R. Clark .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Gregory Cohen .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Steve Graves .... grip (unknown episodes)
Paul Horn .... key first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Chris Johnson .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Mark Laskowski .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Tim Merrill .... dolly grip: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
James Stiritz .... grip (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Seth Coltan .... casting (28 episodes, 2000-2002)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Patrick Doyle .... set costumer (36 episodes, 2000-2002)
Lisa Halperin .... set costumer (18 episodes, 2000-2001)

Craig Ames .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Nick Manno .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Matthew Van Dyne .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
George Delaney .... final colorist (19 episodes, 2000-2001)
Philip Malamuth .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2001-2002)

Kelley Dixon .... first assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Nicole Gravett .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Lisa Morlas .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
John C. Robinson .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Gerald Valdez .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Richard P. White .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Lisa A. Arpino .... music editor (17 episodes, 2001-2002)
Steve Plunkett .... composer: title song / composer: theme music (4 episodes, 2000-2002)
Spencer Proffer .... composer: title song (3 episodes, 2002)

Scott Cochran .... music engineer (unknown episodes)
Kathryn Dayak .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Heather Dubrow .... composer: theme "Learnin' As I Go" (unknown episodes)
Daniel J. Johnson .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Marco Marinangeli .... composer: main title (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Duke Foster .... transportation captain (36 episodes, 2000-2002)
Antonio Molina .... transportation coordinator (29 episodes, 2000-2001)
Gina August .... driver (2 episodes, 2001-2002)

Jeff Bova .... driver (unknown episodes)
Mark Brown .... driver: production van (unknown episodes)
Bruce Callahan .... driver (unknown episodes)
Brenda Ryan .... transportation co-captain (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Eric C. Pike .... production accountant (36 episodes, 2000-2002)
Mark A. Soo Hoo .... first assistant accountant (36 episodes, 2000-2002)
Vanessa Grayson .... stand-in for Heather Paige-Kent (17 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ben Waesche .... assistant production coordinator (16 episodes, 2001-2002)
Lisa Marie Stetler .... assistant to producer (8 episodes, 2000-2001)

Dusten Gazzola .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2001)
Stacy Adair .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Ted Bayard .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Lisa Bernstein .... talent executive (unknown episodes)
Ralph Bertelle .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Henry Bromell .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
John Downey III .... head researcher (unknown episodes)
Lee Ebersole .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Kenneth Fox .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Elizabeth Gilman .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Steven F. Hasson .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Lynne Martin .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bernice Moschini .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Robyn Norris .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Frank Tignini .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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60 min | USA:60 min (36 episodes)
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Lydia Denise DeLucca:I want to be self-actualised!! . . . And I want to know what that means!See more »
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
The Best and Worst of Network TV, 1 February 2003
Author: Orsina ( from Los Angeles, CA

Of course I watched this show when it first came on because at that time, I too was a thirty-something Italian American chick from the Northeast who had recently gone back to school. I loved it -- total warm fuzzies for me. I was so happy that they'd gotten such amazing talent like Paul Sorvino and Ellen Burstyn. It was the perfect Saturday night show. Lydia had unpackaged pluck, which was nice for a change.

Then the network started playing around with programming, and the show disappeared for a while. Then it had an early season finale, and no one knew if it was coming back. Then, voila!, it showed up for a second season -- with a total makeover. The ex-fiancee was gone, the Italian song opener was gone, and a completely unrelated love interest materialized out of nowhere. Classic network "wow, this show is working great as it is, so let's CHANGE it!" tactic. But despite stretching the limits of reality as it was doing, the show was still good enough to keep watching, so I did. Then it disappeared after January 2002, and they never actually declared the show cancelled. It was gone as if it had never really existed. For a show that had existed for 1 1/2 seasons and had a fan base, that is inexcusable.

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