Good Advice (TV series)

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Good Advice
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Promotional advertisement for the series
Genre Sitcom
Created by Danny Jacobson
Norma Safford Vela
Written by Michael Patrick King
Barnet Kellman
Danny Jacobson
Max Mutchnick
Directed by Robby Benson
Michael Lembeck
Ted Bessell
Barnet Kellman
Alan Rafkin
Starring Shelley Long
Treat Williams
George Wyner
Teri Garr
Christopher McDonald
Estelle Harris
Ross Malinger
Henriette Mantel
Composer(s) Jonathan Wolff
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 21
Production
Executive producer(s) Danny Jacobson
Producer(s) Tom Palmer
Mimi Friedman
Pamela Grant
Marco Bario
Martin Mickelson
Peter Tolan
Editor(s) Dann Cahn
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) In Front Productions
Itzbinso Long Productions
TriStar Television
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Release
Original network CBS
Original release April 2, 1993 (1993-04-02) – September 6, 1994 (1994-09-06)

Good Advice is an American sitcom that aired for two seasons on CBS from April 2, 1993 to September 6, 1994. It was co-created and executive produced by Danny Jacobson and Norma Safford Vela; and starred Shelley Long and Treat Williams.

Synopsis[edit]

Dr. Susan DeRuzza (Shelley Long) is a successful marriage therapist and the author of a best-selling book on the subject, Giving And Forgiving. Upon returning from a six-week promotional tour she discovers her husband of 11 years, Joey (Christopher McDonald), in bed with another man. Furthermore, when she returns to her therapy office, she learns she is now sharing it with high-profile divorce attorney Jack Harold (Treat Williams). While Susan and Jack don't agree on the basics of relationships, love or marriage, the one thing they do share is an undeniable sexual chemistry. Susan's confidant Artie (George Wyner) tries to lend support at the office and her sister Paige (Teri Garr) and son Michael (Ross Malinger) try to help at home.

Cast[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

History[edit]

Good Advice was intended to debut at the very beginning of the 1992-1993 season, but became a mid-season replacement on CBS in the Spring of 1993, due to the fact that the network's Fall schedule was overcrowded.[1] The initial order garnered solid ratings and generally positive critical reviews. This was Shelley Long's first return to series television after leaving her role as Diane Chambers on Cheers and also the first sitcom for Treat Williams. Ross Malinger, who played Susan's son, gained notoriety from his big-screen portrayal of Tom Hanks's matchmaking son in Sleepless in Seattle, which was released that Summer.

CBS renewed the series for a second season, but production was halted after Long became sick with the flu.[2] Long's illness prompted the network to put the show on indefinite hiatus; the season premiere aired in the Summer of 1994,[3] but was ultimately cancelled after the season ended.

For the second season, Estelle Harris, who played Artie's (George Wyner) mother, and Christopher McDonald as ex-husband Joey, were cut as regulars in lieu of bringing in Teri Garr as Susan's sister. Henriette Mantel also joined the cast in season 2.[4]

Good Advice staff writers included Michael Patrick King and Max Mutchnick. Robby Benson directed the pilot episode.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Delayed `Good Advice` Puts Shelley Long On Hold". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Shelly Long: Can this career be saved?". EW.com. 1993-10-22. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  3. ^ Scott, Tony (1994-05-24). "Review: ‘Good Advice the Big One’". Variety. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  4. ^ "Teri Garr's Bumpy Ride". Retrieved 24 January 2017. 

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