What About Joan (2000–2002)

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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. ... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
 Joan Gallagher (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Jake Evans (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Dr. Ruby Stern (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Alice Adams (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Mark Ludlow (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
 James (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Betsy Morgan / ... (13 episodes, 2001)
Jessica Lynn
(9 episodes, 2001)


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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27 March 2001 (USA)  »

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Joan  »

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(19 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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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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Pretty good ABC sitcom
15 July 2007 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

"WHAT ABOUT JOAN," is my opinion, is a pretty good ABC sitcom. I don't think I've seen every episode, but I still enjoyed it. It's hard to say which episode was my favorite. However, I think it was always funny when a mishap occurred. I always laughed at that. Despite the fact that it was a short-lived series, it was nice that all the main characters stayed with the show throughout its entire run. It seems that no one stays with a show throughout its entire run. Everyone always gave a good performance, the production design was spectacular, the characters and everything about them were well-designed, and the writing was always very strong. In conclusion, I hope some network brings it back on the air for fans of the show to see.

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