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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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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 for the romantically challenged. 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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Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The show's title was an inside joke. The production team couldn't come up with a name for the series, although it came close to being named "Sweet Home Chicago," which was the theme song in the original version of the pilot. Calling it simply "Joan" seemed dicey since Bette (2000), Emeril (2000), The Michael Richards Show (2000) and The Geena Davis Show (2000) had all recently tanked in the ratings and NBC had Kristin (2001) slated to premiere on their schedule. With time running out to get a name in the press, they utilized the complete and oft-asked question as the show's title: "What about Joan?" See more »

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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.


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