Hearts Afire

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Hearts Afire
Hearts Afire Cast.jpg
Format Comedy
Created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason
Starring John Ritter
Markie Post
Billy Bob Thornton
Beth Broderick
Wendie Jo Sperber
Clark Duke
Leslie Jordan
Conchata Ferrell
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 54
Production
Running time 30 minutes per episode
Production company(s) Bloodworth-Thomason
Mozark Productions
Adam Productions
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 14, 1992 – February 1, 1995

Hearts Afire is an American sitcom that aired from September 14, 1992 to February 1, 1995 on CBS. It starred John Ritter and Markie Post, with Post portraying a journalist and Ritter playing a senator's aide.

The series' title is taken from a line in the Earth, Wind & Fire song "That's the Way of the World" (which originally served as the series' theme song).

Series premise[edit]

Described by CBS as a 'Politically topical series' and created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason, the show starred John Ritter and Markie Post playing John Hartman and Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman, respectively. Supporting actors included Billy Bob Thornton and Ed Asner. The show was set in Washington, D.C. and centered on a senator's aide (Ritter) and a political reporter (Post) whose professional disagreements masked a growing attraction for one another. Other costars on the show included George Gaynes, Beth Broderick, and Wendie Jo Sperber. The series was itself a satire on current affairs in Washington, D.C.

In the second season, the show abruptly changed its setting to the Southern town where John Hartman grew up; he returns to take over the town's failing newspaper, and his wife and several of the other cast members joined him there.

DVD releases[edit]

Image Entertainment released the entire series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time in 2004/2005. These releases have been discontinued and are out of print.

On November 7, 2012, it was announced that Mill Creek Entertainment had acquired the rights to the series and will be releasing Hearts Afire- The Complete Series on DVD on January 8, 2013.[1] the 7-disc set features all 54 episodes of the series as well as bonus features.

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Complete First Season 23 August 2, 2005
The Complete Second Season 17 November 1, 2005
The Complete Third and Final Season 14 February 7, 2006
The Complete Series 54 January 8, 2013

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