A neurotic book editor is paired with an eccentric writer.

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Steven Levitan
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Series cast summary:
Tony Shalhoub ...  Ian Stark 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Neil Patrick Harris ...  Henry McNeeley 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Eddie McClintock ...  Jake Donovan 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Heather Dubrow ...  Maddie / ... 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Dorie Barton ...  Tess Farraday 20 episodes, 1999-2000
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Henry (Harris) is a book editor assigned the task of un-blocking horror author Ian Stark (Shalhoub). Henry is nebbish and a "germophobe"; he always has his antibacterial lotion on hand. Ian is always pulling morbid practical jokes to obstensibly learn how people would react to horrific situations. Written by Tony B

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

23 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kreisi kynäniekka See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Jessica Cauffiel appears in several early cast photos that are in circulation. She was replaced by Heather Dubrow prior to the show's premiere. See more »

Quotes

Henry: Hey, I've been tryin' to call you all afternoon. What's wrong with your phone?
Ian Stark: It keeps ringing.
Henry: It stops ringing when you answer it.
Ian Stark: Also when you smash it with a hammer.
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Well, why not DVD??
21 March 2003 | by jkfreedmanSee all my reviews

Looking through all the comments on this show, I see that I am not the only one who couldn't understand the cancelling of this show. But that's water under the bridge, now. BUT WAIT - we have so many shows, including Sports Night, going to DVD. Would it be impossible for NBC to bite the bullet and release it to us fans and include any unaired but taped episodes? What a bonus, what a thought - it'll never happen, right?


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