The series chronicles the goings-on of various people in a small Pennsylvanian town which is renowned for its piano company.

Creator:

Michael Leeson
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1990  
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Pamela Reed ...  Janice Pasetti 26 episodes, 1990
Bonnie Hunt ...  Carol Anne Smithson 26 episodes, 1990
John Neville ...  Desmond 26 episodes, 1990
Joel Murray ...  Norris Weldon 26 episodes, 1990
Sara Rue ...  Edda Pasetti 26 episodes, 1990
John Randolph ...  Harris Weldon 26 episodes, 1990
Michael McKean ...  Tom Smithson 13 episodes, 1990
Andrew Lauer ...  Off. Wayne Kasmurski 13 episodes, 1990
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Storyline

Tom and Carol Anne Smithson move to the tiny town of Grand, Pennsylvania, where Tom has gotten a job at the Weldon Piano Works. Tom is soon fired, however, after his "innovative idea for the future of the company" (making golf clubs at the piano factory) is panned by Mr. Weldon. Mr. Weldon takes a liking to Carol Anne, however, and hires her. Over the course of the series, Carol Anne meets and befriends the working class Janice Pasetti. The goings on of the small town are covered in humorous and often touching detail. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Carsey-Werner Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series was originally planned to have hour-long episodes due to its soap opera format. See more »

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Referenced in 20 Years of Must See TV (2002) See more »

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Great show...while it lasted
13 August 2007 | by lhuffman_66See all my reviews

In 1990, my wife had each browsed through the new Fall TV issue of the TVG...and had both independently decided that, based on the cast and storyline, this was a show we wanted to watch. We started with episode one and loved every minute of it...and like so many others on here, were utterly blown away by the network's decision to cancel...an the worse yet, rework it.

Bonnie Hunt was wonderful in an already wonderful cast...but John Randolph made this show. His portrayal of the dour millionaire was priceless and the thing that kept the show moving.

Yet another show that should have survived.


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