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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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

Therapist: So, your friend is gay...
Jessie Sammler: No no no. My friend being gay wouldn't bother me. What bothers me is people saying she's gay if she's not. Like there are girls in my school who say they're gay, and know if they are or they aren't but at least it's their choice to say it.
Therapist: I see.
Jessie Sammler: And with Katie, I just don't think that she is because I know her really well. And if she was, she would be going to that meeting tonight and she's not, so she's obviously not gay.
Therapist: Well, that settles it then.
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Featured in Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) See more »

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Outstanding series
22 May 2005 | by Mark PriceSee all my reviews

Bought Series One on spec and I am so glad I did. I expected an updated version of Different Strokes or something. No way. I watched all the episodes over the last two days stopping only to sleep. Wow! I went through all the emotions, crying a lot which doesn't come easily to a middle aged man. Superb acting from big and small, the script was outstanding with hardly a dull moment. The camera-work switching between homes mid dialogue and once coming through fridge doors! Series Two coming out soon and I can't wait. Yes everyone is a bit too good looking but I can cope with that as the story lines are all too true. Relationships, bereavement, etc are all there and are not sensationalised. Very nicely surprised and very much recommended.


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