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Complete series cast summary:
...  Kate McArdle 122 episodes, 1984-1989
...  Allie Lowell / ... 122 episodes, 1984-1989
...  Chip Lowell 115 episodes, 1984-1989
...  Jennie Lowell 115 episodes, 1984-1989
...  Emma McArdle / ... 90 episodes, 1984-1988
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When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend, Kate McArdle, also divorced and raising a daughter. They form a unique kind of family unit in this comedy from the 1980s. Written by Phil Fernando

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Emma's full name is Emma Jane McCardle. See more »

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Allie Lowell: [after joke has been successfully pulled] And people say I'm not the fun one.
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Referenced in Monday Night Mayhem (2002) See more »

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Performed by John Loeffler
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A real NY feeling
21 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

KATE & ALLIE is one of the truly intellegent and mature sitcoms--an oxymoron?--on TV. As a New Yorker in love with my adopted city, I particularly appreciate the somewhat claustrophobic atmosphere of the program, especially in that cramped Greenwich Village apartment. Every week, the show would begin with a prolog with the characters actually filmed in the city. But most of all, I'm impressed with how Susan Saint James had matured as an actress. Her earlier TV characterizations as Peggy in THE NAME OF THE GAME and Sally in McMILLAN AND WIFE were of one-dimensional bimbos, but her portrayal of Kate McArdle is a well-rounded depiction, with shadings and nuances. She made Kate a real human being, one that could be seen any day in the subway or supermarket.


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