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What About Joan 

Joan Gallagher is a high school teacher who depends on the daily support, counsel, and friendship of her two best friends Ruby, a psychiatrist, and Betsy, a music teacher at the school. ... See full summary »

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Gwen Macsai
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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
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Joan Gallagher is a high school teacher who depends on the daily support, counsel, and friendship of her two best friends Ruby, a psychiatrist, and Betsy, a music teacher at the school. Although Ruby appears to be the picture of strength and stability, she allows herself to be taken advantage of by Betsy, who is locked into an on-again, off-again relationship with fellow teacher Mark. Joan also bonds with Alice Adams, who is a new student teacher at the high 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

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The show was originally broadcast on ABC in a 4:3 aspect ratio, but it was shot 16:9 for posterity, and the widescreen version later aired in foreign markets. TV crews at the time were not accustomed to working in this format, so secondary cameras and other gaffes can frequently be glimpsed in the widescreen version. See more »

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Too bad..
29 June 2002 | by TimeHeroSee all my reviews

This show could really have been something. It has got good actors/actresses, especially Joan Cusack and Kyle Chandler, but the writing is lousy! I didn't laugh a single time when I watched an episode of this show. Sure, you might think that it is too early to decide about a show after one episode, but I'm telling you, I won't watch another episode without a fat paycheck. Don't waste your time on this one!


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Country:

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English

Release Date:

27 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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