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High Society 

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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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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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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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Dot Emerson: Ellie has more scenes than a Robert Altman film!
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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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Amusing American remake of "Ab Fab"
19 August 1999 | by brontySee all my reviews

This show was the first of the 3 big network's attempts to translate the British phenomenon "Absolutely Fabulous" for American tastes (read: less vulgarity, less foul language, NO overt drug-taking, less drinking, etc.) that actually reached the screen ("Cybill" is often reported as being an "AbFab" spin, but the two have very little in common to acknowledge its British cousin as an influence); its quick failure ensured that it would also be the last. Mary McDonell & Jean Smart made for a great comedy duo and shared a good deal of chemistry, but they were surrounded by a lackluster supporting cast and amusing but often messy writing that too quickly relied upon a one-liner than dialogue that could flesh out a character, no matter how funny that one-liner may have been. Yet another interesting attempt to adapt a British program to American tastes.


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