Hope and Gloria

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Hope and Gloria
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GenreSitcom
Created byCheri Steinkellner
Bill Steinkellner
StarringCynthia Stevenson
Jessica Lundy
Robert Garrova
Alan Thicke
Opening theme"Thank God for a Friend Like You" performed by Wild Orchid
Composer(s)Craig Safan
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes35
Production
Executive producer(s)Jeanette Collins
Mimi Friedman
Bill Steinkellner
Cherie Steinkellner
Producer(s)Stephen C. Grossman
J. J. Paulsen
Production location(s)Pittsburgh and Los Angeles
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Team Steinkellner Productions
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseMarch 9, 1995 – June 22, 1996

Hope and Gloria is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from March 9, 1995, through June 22, 1996. The show was canceled after 35 episodes. It starred Cynthia Stevenson as Hope, a high-strung television producer, and Jessica Lundy as Gloria, a tough-talking beautician, who become neighbors in an apartment complex in downtown Pittsburgh. The program also starred Alan Thicke as a local TV personality and featured Enrico Colantoni in one of his first regular roles on television.

The series was broadcast in Britain on ITV during the 1996 summer holiday, going out Monday to Friday for seven weeks.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1995)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Are We Having Fun Yet?"Barnet KellmanCheri Steinkellner & Bill SteinkellnerMarch 9, 1995 (1995-03-09)
22"No Degrees of Separation"Peter BonerzJ.J. PaulsenMarch 16, 1995 (1995-03-16)
33"Salon, It's Been Good to Know You"Steve ZuckermanJerry PerzigianMarch 23, 1995 (1995-03-23)
44"A Fine ROM-ance"Steve ZuckermanJohn Frink & Don PayneMarch 30, 1995 (1995-03-30)
55"Falling in Bed Again"Peter BonerzJeanette Collins & Mimi FriedmanApril 6, 1995 (1995-04-06)
66"I Never Sang for Our Father"Peter BonerzRob Des Hotel & Dean BataliApril 13, 1995 (1995-04-13)
77"My Mamma Done Told Me: Part 1"Alan RafkinCheri Steinkellner & Bill SteinkellnerApril 20, 1995 (1995-04-20)
88"Who's Poppa?: Part 2"Peter BaldwinCheri Steinkellner & Bill SteinkellnerApril 20, 1995 (1995-04-20)
99"Love with an Improper Stranger"Alan RafkinJeanette Collins & Mimi FriedmanApril 27, 1995 (1995-04-27)
1010"The Face with Two Men"Alan RafkinJerry PerzigianMay 4, 1995 (1995-05-04)
1111"Sisyphus, Prometheus and Me"Steve ZuckermanGeorge McGrathMay 11, 1995 (1995-05-11)
1212"Don't Take Any Wooden Elephants"Steve ZuckermanRob Des Hotel & Dean BataliAugust 10, 1995 (1995-08-10)
1313"A Midsummer Night's Trim"Michael LembeckJ.J. PaulsenSeptember 7, 1995 (1995-09-07)

Season 2 (1995–96)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
141"An Embarrassment of Teapots"Shelley JensenJeanette Collins & Mimi FriedmanSeptember 24, 1995 (1995-09-24)
152"Dumb & Smarter"Michael LembeckGeorge McGrathOctober 1, 1995 (1995-10-01)
163"A Star is Reborn"Shelley JensenJanis HirschOctober 8, 1995 (1995-10-08)
174"Love is the Afternoon"Michael LembeckJerry PerzigianOctober 29, 1995 (1995-10-29)
185"Manager and Woman"Michael LembeckRob Des Hotel & Dean BataliNovember 5, 1995 (1995-11-05)
196"How to Get an Ed in Business"Peter BaldwinRob Des Hotel & Dean BataliNovember 12, 1995 (1995-11-12)
207"Listen, Sister"Peter BaldwinJ.J. PaulsenNovember 19, 1995 (1995-11-19)
218"Money You Should Mention"Michael LembeckJ.J. PaulsenDecember 3, 1995 (1995-12-03)
229"Consenting Adults"Michael LembeckJanis HirschDecember 10, 1995 (1995-12-10)
2310"The Dupree Family Christmas"Joanna KernsGeorge McGrathDecember 17, 1995 (1995-12-17)
2411"Enemies: A Love Story"Alan RafkinRob Des Hotel & Dean BataliJanuary 6, 1996 (1996-01-06)
2512"The Man Upstairs"Michael LembeckJerry PerzigianJanuary 13, 1996 (1996-01-13)
2613"Danny, Oh Boy"Alan RafkinJ.J. PaulsenJanuary 20, 1996 (1996-01-20)
2714"A New York Story"Alan RafkinGeorge McGrathFebruary 3, 1996 (1996-02-03)
2815"Tainted Love"Alan RafkinJanis HirschFebruary 10, 1996 (1996-02-10)
2916"One Sorry Mother"Alan RafkinJeanette Collins & Mimi FriedmanMarch 16, 1996 (1996-03-16)
3017"A Sentimental Education"Pamela FrymanJerry PerzigianMarch 23, 1996 (1996-03-23)
3118"The Art of the Deal"John BowabArnold Rudnick & Rich HosekMarch 30, 1996 (1996-03-30)
3219"Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Funicular"Michael LembeckJeanette Collins & Mimi FriedmanApril 6, 1996 (1996-04-06)
3320"Note to Self"Alan RafkinDean Batali & Rob Des HotelApril 13, 1996 (1996-04-13)
3421"Baby Love"Alan RafkinJanis HirshApril 20, 1996 (1996-04-20)
3522"Come Back Lil' Tina"Pamela FrymanMarc PetersonJune 22, 1996 (1996-06-22)

Notable guest stars[edit]

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