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Normal, Ohio 

About a grown man (played by John Goodman) who moves back home after coming out that he is gay.




2000   Unknown  
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Series cast summary:
Greg Pitts ...  Charlie Gamble 12 episodes, 2000
John Goodman ...  Butch Gamble / ... 8 episodes, 2000
Joely Fisher ...  Pamela Theresa Gamble-Miller 7 episodes, 2000
Anita Gillette ...  Joan Gamble 7 episodes, 2000
Julia McIlvaine ...  Kimberly Miller 7 episodes, 2000
Cody Kasch ...  Robbie Miller 7 episodes, 2000
Mo Gaffney ...  Elizabeth 7 episodes, 2000
Charles Rocket ...  Danny 7 episodes, 2000
Orson Bean ...  William 'Bill' Gamble, Sr. 7 episodes, 2000


About a grown man (played by John Goodman) who moves back home after coming out that he is gay.

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Release Date:

1 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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Carsey-Werner Company See more »
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1.33 : 1
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13 Episodes were made but only 7 episodes got to air. See more »


Joan Gamble: You will never ever guess what happened! It's something wonderful!
William 'Butch' Gamble: Don't be jerkin' my chain about a Menudo reunion!
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Sure it's not your typical gay man but it's funny enough to be interesting.
1 November 2000 | by Brian-272See all my reviews

I just watched the first episode of "Normal Ohio" and yes it's different but it has some potential for success. It's simple John Goodman plays a gay man who returns home to Normal, Ohio from Los Angeles to take up home with his strict family especially his parents. Goodman also makes good with his son he left behind when he told his wife he was gay, now papa must be proud to have a son going off to medical school. And Joely Fisher stars as Goodman's sexy sister who's a single mother who lightens things up for John. Sure I know a beefy, beer drinking football-loving Midwestern man doesn't fit the profile or look of a homosexual but I'm glad the producers made it this way to show that many people can have a lifestyle that fool the norm. It yet remains to be seen whether or not FOX has a surprise hit or just another ordinary show. Only time will tell.

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