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Less Than Perfect (2002–2006)

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Huge egos. Backbiting assistants. Screaming deadlines. Claudia "Claude" Casey has moved up in the secretarial world of television news, from permanent floater to the anchor's desk. It's a ... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
 Claude Casey (81 episodes, 2002-2006)
 Kipp Steadman (81 episodes, 2002-2006)
 Lydia Weston (81 episodes, 2002-2006)
 Owen Kronsky (81 episodes, 2002-2006)
 Ramona Platt (80 episodes, 2002-2006)
 Will Butler (65 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Carl Monari (60 episodes, 2003-2006)
 Jeb Denton (49 episodes, 2003-2006)


Huge egos. Backbiting assistants. Screaming deadlines. Claudia "Claude" Casey has moved up in the secretarial world of television news, from permanent floater to the anchor's desk. It's a short elevator ride from the depths of the mailroom to the executive summit, but still the ice queen assistants give her a chilly reception. Now, can this perky former temp's warmth and humanity melt the hearts of the competitive up-and-comers? Written by Christy Varner <cavarner21@pennswoods.net>

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Release Date:

1 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Como la vida misma  »

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Sara Rue and Patrick Warburton starred together here years before Rue joined the cast of Rules of Engagement, another well-received sitcom. See more »


Referenced in Make or Break TV: EZ Streets (2008) See more »

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A very funny show
16 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A friend of mine got me started on "Less Than Perfect" and I'm glad they did. This show has one of the best casts on television, and the scripts are consistently funny. The stories seem character-driven, and the characters are great.

As with News Radio (which Andy Dick and Patrick Warburton both appeared in), if you're not a fan of Andy Dick's, you may as well just turn off the set. He can either annoy the hell out of you or you love him. I happen to think he's a riot and always have.

One thing I love about the show is its presentation of overweight women as sexy and attractive. I wouldn't call Sara Larue seriously overweight, but let's face it, she's not Hollywood thin. Yet she's adorable. Sherri Shepherd is cute as anything, as she always is, and can deliver a line like no one else. One of my favorite episodes was when they all took pole dancing class. A scream.

Andrea Parker of "The Pretender" is as gorgeous as ever and very funny.

I hope this show continues on the air.

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