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 Joan Gallagher (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Jake Evans (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Dr. Ruby Stern (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Alice Adams (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Mark Ludlow (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 James (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Betsy Morgan / ... (13 episodes, 2001)
Jessica Lynn
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Joan Gallagher is a high school teacher who depends on the daily support, counsel, and friendship of her two best friends Ruby, a psychiatrist, and Betsy, a music teacher at the school. Although Ruby appears to be the picture of strength and stability, she allows herself to be taken advantage of by Betsy, who is locked into an on-again, off-again relationship with fellow teacher Mark. Joan also bonds with Alice Adams, who is a new student teacher at the high school. The series focuses on the private lives of an intimate group of high school teachers and explores the complexity and endurance of close friendships among women, as well as the challenging relationship between Joan and Jake two bright, independent, experienced people as they blunder toward intimacy. Written by Anonymous

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One of _Joan Cusack_'s conditions for starring in this show was that it had to be produced in Chicago so she would not have to leave her family. See more »

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I Loved This Show, and I Hope It Makes It to DVD
5 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Contrary to the other reviewer, I found the show quite enjoyable. While it wasn't perfect, it was loads better than the typical mindless crap that makes it on network television. See also other shows networks have killed without giving them enough time to find their audience: Covington Cross, The Geena Davis Show, Bette, The Ellen Show, Good Sports, The Book of Daniel, and soon to be Commander In Chief.

Kyle Chandler was (and is)adorable, and no one makes awkwardness better than Joan Cusack. The supporting cast was stellar. I'm still sad that this show isn't still being produced.

Please! Somebody put this out on DVD!


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