Almost Grown (TV series)

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Almost Grown
Created by David Chase
Lawrence Konner
Starring Tim Daly
Eve Gordon
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (3 unaired)
Original channel CBS
Original release 27 November 1988 – 20 February 1989

Almost Grown is an American television drama series about a couple (played by Tim Daly and Eve Gordon), whose lives are explored during three time periods of their lives.[1] The series was well received by critics,[2] but aired for only 10 episodes between 27 November 1988 and 20 February 1989 due to low ratings (it was placed in the same timeslot as Monday Night Football and The NBC Monday Movie).[3] The series is notable for being co-created by David Chase, who would later go on to create the critically and commercially successful HBO original series The Sopranos. Many themes appearing in Almost Grown were later explored in The Sopranos.

Cast & characters[edit]


Season one[edit]

# Original Airdate Title
101 November 27, 1988 Pilot
102 November 28, 1988 If That Diamond Ring Don't Shine
103 December 5, 1988 Ghost Town
104 December 12, 1988 Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney
105 January 2, 1989 Take It Slow
106 January 2, 1989 The Wimp Factor
107 January 23, 1989 Visitors
108 February 14, 1989 Jersey Blues
109 February 20, 1989 Joey's 15 Minutes
110 The Root of All Evil
111 Richie
112 Holy Grail
113 The Hat That Fell from Space


To date, the series has not been released on DVD.


The list of awards and nominations for Almost Grown

Year Award Category Recipient Result
1989 Emmy Award Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series Susan Schuler-Page & Sharleen Rassi Nominated
CSC Award Best Cinematography in TV Drama Rene Ohashi Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best New Television Series Nominated
Best Young Actor in a Nighttime Drama Series Raffi Di Blasio Nominated
Best Young Actress Featured, Co-starring, Supporting, Recurring Role in a Comedy or Drama Series or Special Ocean Hellman Nominated


  1. ^ Lee, Mark (May 2007). "Wiseguys: A conversation between David Chase and Tom Fontana.". Writers Guild of America, west. Archived from the original on 16 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  2. ^ Bark, Ed (1988-10-02). "A critic picks the season's top ten". Dallas Morning News. p. 1C. 
  3. ^ "Pipline". Vero Beach Press Journal. 2000-11-12. p. 32. 

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