7.1/10
266
6 user 3 critic

Hearts Afire 

John Ritter returns to TV in a genial sitcom, playing an aide to a senator (Gaynes). His life is somewhat complicated by his wife (Post)'s father (Asner) having spent a long stretch in ... See full summary »
Reviews
Popularity
4,482 ( 37)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1995   1994   1993   1992  
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Evening Shade (1990–1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this laid-back comedy, Wood Newton is a former pro American Football player who has retired and returned to his childhood home, the small town of Evening Shade, Arkansas. He's now the ... See full summary »

Stars: Burt Reynolds, Marilu Henner, Elizabeth Ashley
Designing Women (1986–1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The misadventures of four women and their handyman running a design firm in Atlanta, Georgia.

Stars: Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts
Coach (1989–1997)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hayden Fox is the head coach of a university football team, and eats, sleeps and lives football. His partner, however, does not share his passion for the sport, which frequently causes ... See full summary »

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Jerry Van Dyke, Bill Fagerbakke
Ellen (1994–1998)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ellen Morgan is a neurotic bookstore owner who deals with life through comedy and extensive rambling.

Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, David Anthony Higgins, Joely Fisher
It's a Living (1980–1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This series featured a group of waitresses (and a pianist, Sonny) who work at a fancy restaurant at the top of a skyscraper.

Stars: Gail Edwards, Barrie Youngfellow, Paul Kreppel
Caroline in the City (1995–1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Caroline Duffy is a successful cartoonist living in Manhattan whose comic strip "Caroline in the City" has become a huge hit. The strip is based on her own life, and the people in it - her ... See full summary »

Stars: Lea Thompson, Malcolm Gets, Amy Pietz
Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Grace is a recovering alcoholic, now divorced from an abusive husband, struggling to bring up three children on her own.

Stars: Brett Butler, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum
Nash Bridges (1996–2001)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A smart alecky San Francisco, California cop and his get rich quick scheme of a partner keep tabs on crime and take down the bad guys in the Bay Area.

Stars: Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
The District (2000–2004)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Despite having over 30 law enforcement agencies, Washington DC still has the highest crime rate in the US. With politics and indifference being a large factor in this, the city hires Newark... See full summary »

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Roger Aaron Brown, Sean Patrick Thomas
Chicago Hope (1994–2000)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago.

Stars: Mandy Patinkin, Adam Arkin, Hector Elizondo
The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.

Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs
Becker (1998–2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Dr. John Becker goes through his daily routine of being a doctor, stopping at his favorite diner, and other various situations, all the while hating life and everything around him.

Stars: Ted Danson, Hattie Winston, Terry Farrell
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
John Ritter ...  John Hartman 54 episodes, 1992-1995
Markie Post ...  Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman / ... 54 episodes, 1992-1995
Billy Bob Thornton ...  Billy Bob Davis 54 episodes, 1992-1995
Clark Duke ...  Elliot Hartman 54 episodes, 1992-1995
Justin Burnette Justin Burnette ...  Ben Hartman 40 episodes, 1992-1994
Beth Broderick ...  Dee Dee Starr / ... 36 episodes, 1992-1994
Doren Fein Doren Fein ...  Carson Lee Davis 34 episodes, 1992-1995
Conchata Ferrell ...  Dr. Madeline Stoessinger / ... 33 episodes, 1992-1995
Leslie Jordan ...  Lonnie Garr 27 episodes, 1993-1995
Wendie Jo Sperber ...  Mavis Davis 23 episodes, 1992-1993
Adam Carl ...  Adam Carlson 23 episodes, 1992-1993
George Gaynes ...  Senator Strobe Smithers 23 episodes, 1992-1993
Edit

Storyline

John Ritter returns to TV in a genial sitcom, playing an aide to a senator (Gaynes). His life is somewhat complicated by his wife (Post)'s father (Asner) having spent a long stretch in prison for financial impropriety, and her somewhat-unnecessary attempts to re-integrate him into society. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al senador, ni caso See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(54 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The series' title comes from a lyric in the Earth, Wind & Fire song "That's The Way Of The World". In fact, "World" just happened to be one of the show's theme songs. See more »

Quotes

Lee Ann Starr Folsom: Reed, no one's going to get naked on a party barge in the middle of November!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.14 (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ritter and Post the highlight of the show.
12 March 2018 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

It's nice to see two great actors from earlier comedies - John Ritter of Three's Company and Markie Post of Night Court - star together in this romantic comedy. Not the funniest show I've seen, but it has its moments. Great chemistry between Ritter and Post, which was the highlight of the show I think.

Grade B-


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed