5.9/10
137
11 user 1 critic

What About Joan 

High-school teacher Joan Gallagher depends on the daily support, counsel, and companionship of her best friends, psychiatrist Ruby and music teacher Betsy. Although Ruby seems to be the ... See full summary »

Creator:

Gwen Macsai
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2001   Unknown  
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Joan Cusack ...  Joan Gallagher 21 episodes, 2000-2001
Kyle Chandler ...  Jake Evans 21 episodes, 2000-2001
Donna Murphy ...  Dr. Ruby Stern 21 episodes, 2000-2001
Kellie Shanygne Williams ...  Alice Adams 21 episodes, 2000-2001
Wallace Langham ...  Mark Ludlow 21 episodes, 2000-2001
Jessica Hecht ...  Betsy Morgan / ... 13 episodes, 2001
Edit

Storyline

High-school teacher Joan Gallagher depends on the daily support, counsel, and companionship of her best friends, psychiatrist Ruby and music teacher Betsy. Although Ruby seems to be the picture of strength and stability, she lets herself be taken advantage of by Betsy, who is locked in and on/off relationship with fellow teacher Mark. Joan also bonds with Alice Adams, a new student-teacher at the school. The series focuses on the private lives of an intimate group of high-school teachers and explores the complexity and endurance of close friendships among women, as well as the challenging relationship between Joan and Jake--two bright, independent, experienced people--as they blunder toward intimacy. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Life for the romantically challenged. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During the first season (while video streaming was still in its infancy) the crew had to provide a live feed from Chicago so executive producer James L. Brooks could give his input from L.A. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #4.2 (2005) See more »

User Reviews

 
Pretty good ABC sitcom
15 July 2007 | by Catherine_Grace_ZehSee all my reviews

"WHAT ABOUT JOAN," is my opinion, is a pretty good ABC sitcom. I don't think I've seen every episode, but I still enjoyed it. It's hard to say which episode was my favorite. However, I think it was always funny when a mishap occurred. I always laughed at that. Despite the fact that it was a short-lived series, it was nice that all the main characters stayed with the show throughout its entire run. It seems that no one stays with a show throughout its entire run. Everyone always gave a good performance, the production design was spectacular, the characters and everything about them were well-designed, and the writing was always very strong. In conclusion, I hope some network brings it back on the air for fans of the show to see.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What About Joan See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed