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High Society 

Dott Emerson (Mary McDonnell) is a divorced mother who owns a successful publishing house, for which her best friend, Ellie Walker (Jean Smart), writes best-selling romance novels. Val ... See full summary »
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1996   1995  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jean Smart ...  Ellie Walker 13 episodes, 1995-1996
Mary McDonnell ...  Dott Emerson 13 episodes, 1995-1996
Dan O'Donahue Dan O'Donahue ...  Brendan Emerson 13 episodes, 1995-1996
Luigi Amodeo ...  Stefano 12 episodes, 1995-1996
David Rasche ...  Peter Thomas 10 episodes, 1995-1996
Jayne Meadows ...  Alice Morgan 7 episodes, 1995-1996
Faith Prince ...  Val Brumberg 6 episodes, 1995
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Dott Emerson (Mary McDonnell) is a divorced mother who owns a successful publishing house, for which her best friend, Ellie Walker (Jean Smart), writes best-selling romance novels. Val Brumberg (Faith Prince) enters the picture as Dott and Ellie's old girlfriend from college who is pregnant and leaving her husband, much to the dismay of Ellie, who wants nothing to do with her. Against Ellie's wishes, Dott lets Val move in with her. Written by Jon Acello <JonAcello@AOL.COM>

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A comedy about two best friends who look like a million bucks... after taxes. See more »

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Trivia

Mary McDonnell would frequently turn her head away from the camera in order to avoid being seen breaking character. See more »

Quotes

Val Blumberg: I may have been born yesterday, but I've been up ALL night!
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Crazy Credits

The credits were changed after Val (Faith Prince) was written out of the series. See more »

Soundtracks

The Lady Is a Tramp
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Chaka Khan
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A nice try...
21 August 2000 | by amykaySee all my reviews

AbFab was successful in England. In fact, it was successful in America! Americans LOVE AbFab. So of course it made sense to try try try to make an American AbFab. AmFab, perhaps? But it just couldn't work. It could never work. Americans like to see themselves in a certain light. Sure, we drink. But the people we want to WATCH drinking are either funny southern/mountain folk, or angry violent urban youth... not middle-aged wealthy moms. Middle-aged wealthy moms have a pretty wide berth here, of course, but it just doesn't go that far. High Society may have offered less of everything we didn't want, but how could you really have anything resembling AbFab if you couldn't construct a situation where, say, Patsy wakes up in a garbage barge, and it's COMPLETELY RIGHT!?!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1995 (USA) See more »

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JVTV, Look Ma Productions See more »
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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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