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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

Dot Emerson: You are the kindest, sweetest woman I know. Of course, if someone were having a seizure in your bathtub, you'd throw in you laundry!
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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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Excellent Show!
28 December 2004 | by xwiseguyxSee all my reviews

I never was a big fan of Absolutely Fabulous....so maybe that's why I liked this one so much! Although when they got rid of the Val character, it was a death blow to the show - I still have one of the episodes on tape because I enjoyed it so much. This was the episode where Stephano quit and Val took over the office. I've watched this with numerous friends numerous times and no one has hated it (as the person before me claimed). I'm unsure if this is because he may have only seen one episode. Anyhow, I had a feeling this would not make it because it was over the top and not a great fit for Murphy Brown (more like something that would go well with Will & Grace). Perhaps when the Gay network is up and running, they will put this on again.


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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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Color

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1.33 : 1
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