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.
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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
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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

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Justin Long (Warren) and Ginnifer Goodwin (Diane) who worked together for the first time on "Ed", would go on to play love interests in "He's Just Not That Into You" (2009), and date in real life the same year. See more »

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Mark Vanacore: Down is up, left is right, and Logic is on a ski vacation with his buddy Reason!
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.75 (2009) See more »

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Next Year
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The best show on TV right now!
8 January 2001 | by Katharine KennedySee all my reviews

What can I say, "Ed" is probably the best show that has ever been put on television. The story lines are witty, every single character is lovable and the quirky dialogue keeps the viewers glued to the TV from beginning to end. I have never laughed out loud before until this show came along. Thomas Cavanagh, the guy who plays Ed exumes this certain charm that I think every single actor or actress tries to possess, but I think it's a born quality trait. The man is not only hilarious, gorgeous and a great actor, he makes the dialogue come to life. It seems like the part was written for him in mind. The chemistry between Ed and Carol, who is played beautifully and perfectly by Julie Bowen is incredible. The writers do a fine job of teasing us and giving us bits and pieces of their crush on eachother. I can't wait until they get together but the road there is just as much fun to watch!!! Tom Cavanagh is every girls dream and to see a man whose "Almost perfect" every Weds night is a thrill in itself. And like he said in the first episode, he is incredibly adorable. WATCH THE SHOW! I guarantee, you'll love it!


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8 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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