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A group of thirtysomethings who all went to the same high school are reunited and realize their lives didn't turn out as planned.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 19)

David Arquette ... Jason Ventress (13 episodes, 2007)

Jonathan Silverman ... Harry Kennison (13 episodes, 2007)

Greg Germann ... Sherman Yablonsky (13 episodes, 2007)

Kelly Hu ... Kelly Lee (13 episodes, 2007)

Jackson Bond ... Dylan Kennison / ... (13 episodes, 2007)

Lori Loughlin ... Dr. Joanna Lupone (13 episodes, 2007)

Series Directed by
Gil Junger (2 episodes, 2007)
Paul Lazarus (2 episodes, 2007)
Victor Nelli Jr. (2 episodes, 2007)
Lev L. Spiro (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Writing credits
Howard J. Morris (4 episodes, 2007)
David Feeney (2 episodes, 2007)

Series Produced by
Emile Levisetti .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2007)
Jack Kenny .... consulting producer (11 episodes, 2007)
Scott Schofield .... associate producer (11 episodes, 2007)
Howard J. Morris .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2007)
Series Original Music by
John O'Brien (13 episodes, 2007)
Series Cinematography by
Dave Perkal (13 episodes, 2007)
Series Film Editing by
Art Kellner (7 episodes, 2007)
Teresa Lang (5 episodes, 2007)
Series Casting by
Dava Waite (13 episodes, 2007)
Series Production Design by
Lorin Flemming (11 episodes, 2007)
Series Art Direction by
Alex Hajdu (13 episodes, 2007)
Series Set Decoration by
Claire Kaufman (11 episodes, 2007)
Series Costume Design by
Michelle Moder (4 episodes, 2007)
Series Makeup Department
Carol Collini .... key makeup artist (12 episodes, 2007)
Darlene Brumfield .... hair department head (11 episodes, 2007)
Eileen C. Bugnitz .... key hair stylist (9 episodes, 2007)
Shay Sanford-Fong .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 2007)
Amy L. Disarro .... makeup department head / key makeup artist (5 episodes, 2007)
Kim Collea .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Production Management
Mary Church .... unit production manager / production manager (5 episodes, 2007)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alicia Hailey Daniels .... dga trainee (10 episodes, 2007)
Haze J.F. Bergeron III .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2007)
Joel DeLoach .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2007)
Keri Bruno .... second second assistant director (4 episodes, 2007)
Heather Grierson .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2007)
Series Art Department
Bob Clack .... construction coordinator (13 episodes, 2007)
Regana Redd .... on set dresser (13 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Settle .... set dresser (13 episodes, 2007)
Bill Thompson .... construction foreman (12 episodes, 2007)
Brendon Cowsill .... set dresser (11 episodes, 2007)
Tiffany Cowsill .... set dresser (11 episodes, 2007)
Tim Scheu .... leadman / lead man (11 episodes, 2007)
Lee Thomson .... set dresser (11 episodes, 2007)
John Snyder .... art department coordinator / art department (9 episodes, 2007)
Peter Davidson .... set designer (4 episodes, 2007)
Martin L. Mercer .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2007)
Scott Nifong .... property master (4 episodes, 2007)
Steven Sutphen .... assistant property master (4 episodes, 2007)
Series Sound Department
David Beadle .... supervising sound editor (13 episodes, 2007)
Bob Lacivita .... sound re-recording mixer (13 episodes, 2007)
Tamara Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer (12 episodes, 2007)
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer (11 episodes, 2007)
Craig Dollinger .... boom operator (5 episodes, 2007)
David Kirschner .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 2007)
Jeff Blehr .... utility sound (4 episodes, 2007)
Gary Megregian .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2007)
Brett Voss .... foley mixer (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Special Effects by
Jonathan Kombrinck .... special effects coordinator (5 episodes, 2007)
Donn Markel .... special effects coordinator (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Visual Effects by
Tim Jacobsen .... visual effects producer (12 episodes, 2007)
Michael Roderick .... visual effects supervisor (12 episodes, 2007)
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects (6 episodes, 2007)
Series Stunts
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2007)
Anthony Molinari .... stunt double: David Arquette (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Linares .... electrician (12 episodes, 2007)
Chris Lindsay .... grip (12 episodes, 2007)
Gannon Murphy .... best boy (12 episodes, 2007)
Star Barry .... gaffer (11 episodes, 2007)
Chris Friebus .... film loader (11 episodes, 2007)
Joel Perkal .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (11 episodes, 2007)
Nicole Turegano .... second assistant camera / film loader / ... (10 episodes, 2007)
James D. Wickman .... dolly grip (8 episodes, 2007)
Lance Dickinson .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 2007)
Michael T. James .... best boy grip (5 episodes, 2007)
Tom Keefer .... key grip (4 episodes, 2007)
Chris Linares .... electrician (4 episodes, 2007)
Adam Southwick .... electrician (4 episodes, 2007)
Arthur Scipio Africano .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2007)
Deron Tse .... additional grip (3 episodes, 2007)
Carol Kaelson .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2007)
Brooks Robinson .... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2007)

J.A. Byerly .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Kari Kurto .... casting associate (13 episodes, 2007)
Jayme Singer .... casting assistant (12 episodes, 2007)
Sabina Edwards .... extras casting (4 episodes, 2007)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tammy Hynes .... costume supervisor (12 episodes, 2007)
Series Editorial Department
Gareth Cook .... final colorist (13 episodes, 2007)
Glenn Grayshaw .... post-production coordinator (10 episodes, 2007)
Astrid Sealey .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2007)
Series Location Management
Caleb Duffy .... location manager (1 episode, 2007)
Series Music Department
John O'Brien .... music supervisor (13 episodes, 2007)
Michael Jay .... music editor (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Transportation Department
Brian McQuown .... transportation captain (13 episodes, 2007)
Robert J. Young .... transportation coordinator / transportation captain (13 episodes, 2007)
Jim Oge Jr. .... transportation / transportation fueler (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Other crew
John Burns .... craft service (13 episodes, 2007)
Kevin McEveety .... production accountant (13 episodes, 2007)
Wendy Rohland .... first assistant accountant (13 episodes, 2007)
Robyn Adams .... writers' assistant (12 episodes, 2007)
Bill Beck .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2007)
Heather Cappiello .... script supervisor (12 episodes, 2007)
Kelly Flynn .... set production assistant (12 episodes, 2007)
Jerrold McKinley Ivery .... construction accountant (12 episodes, 2007)
Derek Johnson .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2007)
Derek Stephen Johnson .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2007)
Kevin Klein .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2007)
Tracy E. Maurer .... assistant production coordinator (12 episodes, 2007)
Patty Tsilidas .... production coordinator (12 episodes, 2007)
Hasan Foster .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2007)
Vicki Matlin .... key craft service (11 episodes, 2007)
Nicole Markel .... assistant to producer (10 episodes, 2007)
Dillon Neaman .... set production assistant (8 episodes, 2007)
Sam Nainoa .... set production assistant (7 episodes, 2007)
Erin Stern .... set production assistant / additional production assistant / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
Elizabeth Densmore .... assistant to executive producer (5 episodes, 2007)
Amy Hubbs .... assistant to co-executive producers (5 episodes, 2007)
Caitlin McGinty .... assistant to executive producer (5 episodes, 2007)
Becky Chin .... set production assistant (3 episodes, 2007)
Jim Oge Jr. .... fueler (2 episodes, 2007)
Tricia Rockman .... stand-in: Lori Loughlin (2 episodes, 2007)
Susie Schelling .... medical technical advisor (2 episodes, 2007)
Jean Volmy .... stand-in (2 episodes, 2007)

Michael P. Fox .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Audrey Gelb .... production executive (unknown episodes)
Sharon Liggins .... publicist (unknown episodes)
Sophia Tapia .... payroll accountant (unknown episodes)

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5 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
So energetic and fun that it may take a few episodes to sink in that it isn't actually funny, 20 April 2007
Author: liquidcelluloid-1 from

Network: ABC; Genre: Comedy; Content Rating: TV-PG (for strong suggested sexual content); Perspective: Contemporary (star range: 1 - 4);

Seasons Reviewed: Series (1 season)

Any summery I could give for "In Case of Emergency", ABC's latest edition to the glossy single-camera stupid comedy, would pale in comparison to the vigorous way that Jonathan Silverman talks through it on the show's "previously on" segments; many of which are original to each episode instead of the usual narration and clips. Looking like he is just thrilled to be working, Silverman's boundless energy, goofy faces and mad-capped performance is the single best thing going for "Emergency". If only the rest of the show could match his cartoon-like enthusiasm.

Then again, at least it isn't "The Class". Despite both built around high school friends forced back together as adults, the shows are quite different technically, in tone, sense of humor and aspirations. "Emergency" has a familiar cast. In addition to Silverman we have Kelly Hu, David Arquette and Greg Germann as the former classmates thrust into Silverman's house by circumstance. We also have Lori Loughlin as the object of the Arquette character's desire.

By God, this show is so fast, lively and superficially fun to look at that it takes a few episodes to really sink in that almost nothing here is really funny. Sherman (Germann) sulks in a lawn chair at the bottom of his empty pool because his ex-wife took everything- even the water. Hu works at an Oriental Massage parlor that Loughlin visits thinking she will just get a massage. Ho, ho, laughing yet? Like "Scrubs", "Malcolm in the Middle" and many other single-camera comedies, "Emergency" runs on the idea that if we just set up a situation that appears like it could be funny and don't give it a laugh track then people will hunt around and find a laugh in it without any of the jokes ever having to connect. If only to spite that damn laugh track.

"Emergency" is relatively inoffensive and highly watchable. If you can stomach the 80s music it endlessly pours onto us you can certainly do a lot worse. The first episode is the best. It captures a sense of chaos that is so purely entertaining it does not have to be clever. But as the show rolls out it gets slower and more character driven, which given the stencil shaping of the characters keeps it from ever hitting that fun high again. It quickly becomes a Best of the 80s album set to video.

All the characters speak with pretty much one voice and nobody really as any chemistry. "Emergency" feels dated and has an "every-show" quality to it. Silverman gets the ex-wife jokes and the unrequited love jokes, Germann gets the fat jokes, the momma's boy jokes and the ex-wife jokes, Hu gets the hooker jokes and Arquette is handed the slapstick (which he is actually pretty good at) and, worse, the central relationship, yet another impossible TV relationship at that. I wonder if this show really is funny and I just can't get past the premise that an engaged Lori Loughlin would be won over by David Arquette to see it. They have to get together at some point don't they? It is a TV show after all. That fall-back on cliché is really one of the most unforgivable things about "Emergency".

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