A separated, fired NYC lawyer returns to his hometown in Ohio, meets old high school friends and cute crush, buys a bowling alley and opens a law office in it.
Reviews
Popularity
2,549 ( 189)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
2004   2003   2002   2001   2000  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Love Monkey (TV Series 2006)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A music scout gets fired from his corporate job and gets a job at a smaller indie label.

Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Judy Greer, Larenz Tate
It's Like, You Know... (1999–2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

New York writer Arthur Garment moves to L.A. to write a book about his hatred of the city and its vapid and superficial culture, but the longer he remains there, the fonder he becomes of it.

Stars: Steven Eckholdt, Chris Eigeman, Evan Handler
Ed (2000)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Justin Chinn
Stars: Brian Sostek, Mykle McCoslin, Drew Barclay
Undateable (2014–2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A womanizer helps his sister, a bar owning roomie and his 3 friends with well needed dating advice.

Stars: Chris D'Elia, Brent Morin, Bianca Kajlich
Felicity (1998–2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young fresh out of high school girl follows her high school crush to college to be near him.

Stars: Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Scott Foley
The Drew Carey Show (1995–2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A sitcom about Drew's personal and professional life.

Stars: Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Kathy Kinney
Judging Amy (1999–2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A family drama focused on three generations of women living together in Hartford, Connecticut. Amy Brenneman plays Amy Gray, who left New York City behind and now works as a family court ... See full summary »

Stars: Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Karle Warren
Becker (1998–2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Dr. John Becker goes through his daily routine of being a doctor, stopping at his favorite diner, and other various situations, all the while hating life and everything around him.

Stars: Ted Danson, Hattie Winston, Terry Farrell
NYPD Blue (1993–2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Detectives from NYPD's 15th Precinct investigate homicides within their precinct.

Stars: Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits, Gordon Clapp
Veronica's Closet (1997–2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Veronica is the best romance expert around. Unfortunately, her expertise only works on others. After dumping her womanizing husband, she must build back her life and image through her ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Kathy Najimy, Dan Cortese
Mad About You (1992–1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Paul and Jamie Buchman are a recently-married New York City couple. They point out the gentle humor in domesticity and life's everyday situations.

Stars: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow
Crossing Jordan (2001–2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A "sexy, brilliant" Boston medical examiner. Despite a checkered career, Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh goes above and beyond to solve cases.

Stars: Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer, Ravi Kapoor
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Tom Cavanagh ...  Ed Stevens 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Julie Bowen ...  Carol Vessey 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Jana Marie Hupp ...  Nancy Burton 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Josh Randall ...  Mike Burton 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Lesley Boone ...  Molly Hudson 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Michael Ian Black ...  Phil Stubbs 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Rachel Cronin ...  Shirley Pifko 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Justin Long ...  Warren Cheswick 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Michael Genadry ...  Mark Vanacore 58 episodes, 2001-2004
Mike Starr ...  Kenny Sandusky 45 episodes, 2000-2002
Daryl Mitchell ...  Eli Goggins 39 episodes, 2002-2004
Edit

Storyline

Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when going over a contract; and because of the resulting financial loss to the firm, he's fired. Despondent, he heads back to his (small) hometown of Stuckeyville, "Anytown", USA. There he realizes he's been missed by a lot of friends whom he's missed; and he sees Carol, the girl he'd adored in high school. Swept up in roiling emotions, Ed buys the local bowling alley on a whim, moves to Stuckeyville, and determines to win Carol's heart. His horizons broaden as he settles once more in Stuckeyville, and the series itself settles into a charming, funny, often serious slice-of-life series focused not solely on Ed, but on the lovable ensemble cast of people who live and work with him in Stuckeyville. Written by Katchan

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ed - Der Bowling-Anwalt See more »

Filming Locations:

Closter, New Jersey, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

As a running joke, several episodes mention the name "Godfrey". See more »

Quotes

Nancy Burton: [Reverend Carver is being fired] They gave him two weeks' notice.
Ed Stevens: Who did? God?
See more »


Soundtracks

Next Year
(theme song)
Performed by Foo Fighters
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of The Greats
13 November 2001 | by Big O-7See all my reviews

NBC should thank their lucky stars that executive producer David Letterman lets them air this after what they did to him. In return for giving NBC 10 years of classic late night programming and then being denied The Tonight Show, Mr. Letterman - proving ever the gentleman - gives NBC one of the best shows ever put on tv. There is no profanity on ED, there are no torrid sex scenes, and the characters have to take responsibility for their actions. Sure, they're a little eccentric, but aren't we all? Who wouldn't want to own a bowling alley (and kiss Julie Bowen)? I sincerely hope that this show doesn't suffer the same fates as SPORTS NIGHT and THE JOB. The show is already up there with NORTHERN EXPOSURE and HOMICIDE and other all-time greats.


28 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 50 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed