A divorced man tries to get his life back in order after losing everything to his ex-wife.
3,669 ( 379)




4   3   2   1  
1992   1991   1990   1989   1988  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »




Complete series cast summary:
Judd Hirsch ...  John Lacey 90 episodes, 1988-1992
Jere Burns ...  Kirk Morris 90 episodes, 1988-1992
Jane Carr ...  Louise Mercer 90 episodes, 1988-1992
Isabella Hofmann ...  Kate McCarron 90 episodes, 1988-1992
Tom Willett ...  Tom 90 episodes, 1988-1992
Billie Bird ...  Mrs. Margie Philbert 83 episodes, 1988-1992
Harry Groener ...  Ralph Drang 68 episodes, 1988-1991
Susan Walters ...  Mary Beth Sutton 56 episodes, 1990-1992


After his wife leaves him for his best friend, John Lacey joins the One Two One Club, a support group for divorced and widowed people. The group consists of its fiery British leader Louise, sleazy Kirk, neurotic Ralph, aged but foxy Mrs. Philbert, and Kate, a red-headed divorcee who presents a possible love interest for John. Over the course of the series, the characters help each other first come to grips with their situation, and then overcome it, often with hilarious results. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Did You Know?


This is the first of 3 series for Jere Burns where his character is a member of a mental health group, the second being Help Me Help You (2006). The third is Breaking Bad (2008); he appears as a facilitator of group therapy Jesse Pinkman is part of. See more »

Crazy Credits

The Season 1 opening title sequence is a near-shot-for-shot re-creation of the original British series titles. See more »

User Reviews

good functional sitcom
17 May 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

In every week's opening, teacher John Lacey (Judd Hirsch) gets his Dear John letter, gets cleaned out in court, and loses his home all to that catchy little diddy. His wife and his best friend took everything including his son. He attends the One To One Club, a support group for divorcees and widowers. Louise Mercer (Jane Carr) is the Brit group leader divorced from her kinky husband who keeps asking everyone, "Are there any sexual problems?" The group includes sleazy Kirk Morris (Jere Burns), sweet Kate McCarron (Isabella Hofmann), clueless pushover Ralph Drang (Harry Groener), silent Tom (Tom Willett), elderly fox Mrs. Margie Philbert (Billie Bird), and starting midway in season two, southern belle Mary Beth Sutton (Susan Walters).

This is a solid network sitcom of its era. It's led by some solid TV stars. Hirsch has played this character well arguably since his Taxi days. Burns is a fantastic comedic sleaze. It's a wacky group of friends who serve more as family. Everybody is great. It tackles divorce with a little humor. It's good-nature with some bite. This is not going on any top TV lists but it functions well for what it is. It's a good middling sitcom while it lasted.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

6 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dear John See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


| (90 episodes)

Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed