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

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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
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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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Life has rules. She's the exception. See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joan See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Kyle Chandler lived in the Chicago area during the four years that Early Edition (1996) was on the air, but when that was canceled in 2000, he sold his townhouse and relocated to Los Angeles. Not long after, Chandler landed a leading role in this Chicago sitcom and found himself renting a Chicago apartment and commuting back and forth to his new home in L.A. See more »

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Kyle Chandler is GREAT and so is the rest of the cast in this hilarious comedy!
14 May 2001 | by EEL_brandi_KCLSee all my reviews

I've seen all the episodes of "What About Joan" so far and Kyle Chandler (who I've loved before WAJ) is GREAT in it! Joan's really funny, along with the rest of the cast! This show was the number one show in its time slot when it premiered, and it's so great! I'm so happy that it's going to be around longer than the originally expected six weeks! :o)I LOVE THIS SHOW! IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT, TUNE IN TUESDAYS AT 9:30 PM ET ON ABC!


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