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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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Joan See more »

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Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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One of more than a dozen quickly-canceled star vehicle sitcoms from the 2000/2001 TV seasons. Others included The Geena Davis Show (2000), Bette (2000) (Bette Midler), Normal, Ohio (2000) (John Goodman), Bob Patterson (2001) (Jason Alexander), Danny (2001) (Daniel Stern), DAG (2000) (David Alan Grier), Kristin (2001) (Kristin Chenoweth), The Job (2001) (Denis Leary), Emeril (2000) (Emeril Lagasse), The Ellen Show (2001) (Ellen DeGeneres), The Michael Richards Show (2000), and The Weber Show (2000) (Steven Weber). See more »

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2 December 2001 | by holy_demon84See all my reviews

Well, i will have to disagree with the rest on this one. I think the show is terrible. Maybe its cause i think Joan Cusack is an idiot. She just tries to hard...it is the biggest case of "over-acting" i have ever seen. She just pushes her expressions beyond what u can consider to be realistic (Jim carrey style). Except Jim pulls it off with a bit of style... Anyway i give it the thumbs down...Thankyou!


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