A struggling New York writer (Jonathan Silverman) attempts to find success and dates.

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Brad Hall
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1997   1996   1995  
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Complete series cast summary:
Jonathan Silverman ...  Jonathan Eliot 43 episodes, 1995-1997
Joey Slotnick ...  Sam Sloan / ... 43 episodes, 1995-1997
Ming-Na Wen ...  Trudy 43 episodes, 1995-1997
Ernest Borgnine ...  Manny Cordoba / ... 43 episodes, 1995-1997
Jessica Hecht ...  Janeane Percy-Parker 22 episodes, 1995-1996
Mark Moses ...  Matt Parker 22 episodes, 1995-1996
Olivia d'Abo ...  Marie Blake / ... 22 episodes, 1995-1997
Shawn Michael Howard ...  Russell 21 episodes, 1996-1997
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Storyline

Jonathan Eliot is an intelligent, sensitive New York writer, whose career is only making little headway, and bachelor who lives on his own, finding the dating scene even more daunting. In his apartment block, which has a very weird doorman, Manny, he gazes with some envy at the love life of others, especially one neighbor, the slick womanizer Dan Montgomery. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Single kommt immer allein See more »

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Runtime:

(44 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Suzanne Pleshette was originally going to play Jonathan Silverman's character's mother in six episodes, but due to some writers changing the character to a stereotypical Jewish mother that was a shrew, Pleshette told the producers that she was only going to do the three that she had already done. She, being Jewish herself, took offense to the changes in the character. See more »

Quotes

Marie Blake: I married that idiot, Ricky. I walked out on that idiot, Ricky. And I've had DATES WITH NOTHING BUT IDIOTS EVER SINCE.
Jonathan Eliot: That's not true, Marie.
Marie Blake: Oh yes, it is. On Halloween, I had a one-night-stand with a hunchback. WHAT IS THAT?
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One of the best of the 90's!
19 July 2001 | by timmaukSee all my reviews

This was a great show that just didn't catch on like FRIENDS did. It wasn't the same kind of show actually. In this show there was one single guy and two married couples. That changed of course in the second season to four singles and one married couple, though it was always cute and entertaining.

The show was centered around Jonathan Elliot(Silverman), struggling writer and a single guy struggling to find the right girl. He did come close with a girl named Charlie McCarthy(not the dummy) but it just didn't work out. Of all of his girlfriends, my favorite was his sister's friend whose's name escapes me but love to call Jonathan "Nibbles". Even though they couldn't stand one another, they made love quite well and often too.

My favourites on the show were the married couple, Sam and Trudy(Joey Slotnick and Ming-Na). They were hilarious. To me they were what made the show. Seeing Ming-Na in the Joy Luck Club and ER, who knew she was as good at drama as she was in comedy. Same for Joey Slotnick who went on to BOSTON PUBLIC. Good luck to both of them!!


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