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Release Date:
27 March 2001 (USA) See more »
Joan Gallagher is a high school teacher who depends on the daily support, counsel, and friendship of her two best friends Ruby... See more »
Plot Keywords:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
What about Kyle! See more (10 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 18)

Joan Cusack ... Joan Gallagher (21 episodes, 2000-2001)

Kyle Chandler ... Jake Evans (21 episodes, 2000-2001)

Donna Murphy ... Dr. Ruby Stern (21 episodes, 2000-2001)

Kellie Shanygne Williams ... Alice Adams (21 episodes, 2000-2001)

Wallace Langham ... Mark Ludlow (21 episodes, 2000-2001)

Phil Tyler ... James (21 episodes, 2000-2001)

Jessica Hecht ... Betsy Morgan / ... (13 episodes, 2001)
Jessica Lynn (9 episodes, 2001)

Series Directed by
Terry Hughes (3 episodes, 2001)
Michael Lembeck (3 episodes, 2001)

Ed. Weinberger (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Gwen Macsai (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
Charleen Easton (7 episodes, 2001)
David Richardson (1 episode, 2001)

Paige Bernhardt (unknown episodes)
Chris Downey (unknown episodes)
Tom Gianas (unknown episodes)
Katherine Green (unknown episodes)
John Levenstein (unknown episodes)
Susie McDonnell (unknown episodes)
Michael Platt (unknown episodes)
Michael Price (unknown episodes)
Chuck Tatham (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
James L. Brooks .... produced by (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
Josh Greene .... associate producer (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
Matt Orefice .... associate producer (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
David Richardson .... produced by (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
Richard Sakai .... produced by (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
Pixie Wespiser .... post associate producer (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jon Vitti .... consulting producer (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Adam Belanoff .... co-executive producer (13 episodes, 2001)
Christopher Aubin .... co-producer (9 episodes, 2000-2001)
Walter Barnett .... supervising producer (9 episodes, 2001)
Series Casting by
Claire Simon (12 episodes, 2001)
Series Production Design by
Gary Baugh (19 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Set Decoration by
Lisa Wolff (12 episodes, 2000-2001)
Desi Wolff (7 episodes, 2001)
Series Costume Design by
Susan Kaufmann (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Denise Wynbrandt .... makeup department head (19 episodes, 2000-2001)
Aimee Lippert-Bastian .... assistant makeup artist (8 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tony Mirante .... key hair stylist (8 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Production Management
Christopher Aubin .... production supervisor (13 episodes, 2001)
Walter Barnett .... unit production manager (9 episodes, 2001)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard S. Lederer .... assistant director (15 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Art Department
Bryan A. Rapey .... set dresser (13 episodes, 2001)
Series Sound Department
Takako Ishikawa .... sound effects editor (16 episodes, 2001)
Lisa Gillespie .... utility sound (13 episodes, 2001)
Ronald L. Wright .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Stunts
Tom Lowell .... stunts / utility stunts (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Adam C. Eichhorst .... dolly grip (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
Faires A. Sekiya .... steadicam operator / a camera operator (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
Dean M. Simmon .... key first assistant camera (15 episodes, 2000-2001)
Michelle Mann .... assistant camera (9 episodes, 2001)
Randy Baer .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2001)

Kevin Boyd .... 24 frame video operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting (13 episodes, 2001)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gordana Golubovich .... key costumer (6 episodes, 2001)
Series Editorial Department
Kenji Mori .... post production supervisor (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
Deborah Gavlak .... assistant editor (15 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Location Management
Stephen Andrzejewski .... location manager (13 episodes, 2001)
Series Music Department
James S. Levine .... composer: main theme (unknown episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Other crew
Tom Gianas .... story editor (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kristin Graham .... stage coordinator (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tom Nicoll .... office production assistant (13 episodes, 2001)
Vail Romeyn .... production coordinator (9 episodes, 2001)
Sofie Dejus .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hope Erickson .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2000-2001)
Bridgett Baron .... payroll accountant (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Dailey Pike .... audience warm-up (3 episodes, 2001)

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Additional Details

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30 min (19 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
What about Kyle!, 30 July 2004
Author: mojo2004 from United States

Yes the reviewer was correct in saying Joan Cusack was awful on her own show but the rest of the cast was adorable, mainly Kyle Chandler. He is an actor who never gets much press good or bad but he was a great quiet boyfriend for Joan as Jake Evans along with the characters Ruby, and Alice.Betsy and Mark were annoying but still they were better than Joan who at one point looked to be on crack,her face was haggard and frankly scary and she was rail thin then in later episodes she seemed stocky.ABC messed with the show when it was doing well and thus ended up cancelling it when their meddling backfired.The addition of a barman named Steinie was played by a funny actor who had good chemistry with Kyle but only two shows aired then ABC lowered the boom.

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