Dot Emerson is a divorced mother who owns a successful publishing house, for which her best friend, Ellie, writes best-selling romance novels. Val enters the picture as Dot and Ellie's old ... See full summary »
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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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Dot Emerson is a divorced mother who owns a successful publishing house, for which her best friend, Ellie, writes best-selling romance novels. Val enters the picture as Dot 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, Dot lets Val move in with her. Written by Jon Acello <JonAcello@AOL.COM>

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They're the best friends money can buy. See more »

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USA

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English

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30 October 1995 (USA) See more »

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JVTV,Look Ma Productions See more »
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Ellie: [referring to Val] Rosemary and her baby must go!
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The Lady Is a Tramp
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Chaka Khan
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Never Made It Up High Enough!
13 May 2007 | by SylSee all my reviews

I was thrilled that Jean Smart and Mary McDonnell were going to do a sitcom probably inspired by the British comedy, Absolutely Fabulous, about two upper class spoiled New Yorkers. Faith Prince was terribly underused and under-rated. She was supposed to be huge after her triumphant performance in Guys and Dolls opposite Nathan Lane but Smart and McDonnell did what they could with a terrible script. I was hoping that the show would last longer than it did which was only a few episodes. Both actresses are accomplished veterans of the sitcom genre that they should have used their experiences to make this show better. Maybe the idea of two rich and spoiled divorced women are reminiscent of The First Wives Club. I didn't care for that much neither.


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