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Once and Again 

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A divorced father and a soon-to-be divorced mother meet and begin a romantic courtship which is always complicated by their respective children and their own life problems.
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2002   2001   2000   1999  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sela Ward ...  Lily Manning 63 episodes, 1999-2002
Billy Campbell ...  Rick Sammler 63 episodes, 1999-2002
Julia Whelan ...  Grace Manning 60 episodes, 1999-2002
Meredith Deane ...  Zoe Manning 60 episodes, 1999-2002
Marin Hinkle ...  Judy Brooks 58 episodes, 1999-2002
Evan Rachel Wood ...  Jessie Sammler 56 episodes, 1999-2002
Shane West ...  Eli Sammler 54 episodes, 1999-2002
Susanna Thompson ...  Karen Sammler 49 episodes, 1999-2002
Jeffrey Nordling ...  Jake Manning 47 episodes, 1999-2002
Todd Field ...  David Cassilli 28 episodes, 1999-2001
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Storyline

Rick is a divorced father-of-two who meets Lily, a newly-separated mother-of-two. They begin a relationship, which has a significant impact not only on their lives but on those of their children and ex-spouses, as well. Written by Phil Fernando

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She's starting to see other people. A man, his kids, his ex-wife.

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Official Sites:

ABC

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ancora una volta See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Runtime:

(63 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The character 'Rick Sammler' was ranked #36 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue). See more »

Quotes

Boy: Hey Jessie, can I ask you something?
Jessie Sammler: Sure, it's free country.
Boy: Will you have sex with me?
Jessie Sammler: [sighs] Okay.
Boy: Are you serious?
Jessie Sammler: Yea, but it has to be today! Now or never!
Boy: Well, I can't today, I have basketball practice.
Jessie Sammler: Sorry.
[Jessie walks away]
Boy: Jessie, you're a fox!
[...]
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Featured in Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) See more »

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Consistent and Great
30 January 2005 | by FreedomisanillusionSee all my reviews

Once and Again is a pearl of a show. It's always interesting, and more importantly, realistic.

I started watching it as my sister had a crush on Shane West, but by the second episode I watched, I was hooked. Expecting it to be nothing more than a lightweight excuse for Shane West to act moody and broody, I found that instead it was a show where I saw that he actually can act, not to mention all his co-stars.

Easily the most impressive is Evan Rachel Wood, showing to me (before Thirteen was even an idea) that she had a tremendous amount of talent, I found her story lines to be compelling, and her to be exemplary in them. Indeed, it was this show that made me want to see Thirteen so much, so as I could see her performing again.

But I won't ramble.

Once and Again is brilliant, and if there was ever a show that should be continued, this is it.


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