Life with Bonnie

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Life with Bonnie
LifeWithBonnieAd.jpg
The cast in a promotional photo for season 2
Created byBonnie Hunt
Don Lake
Written byBonnie Hunt
Sam Denoff
Doug Ellin
Don Lake
Norma Safford Vela
Directed byJohn Bowab
Bonnie Hunt
StarringBonnie Hunt
Mark Derwin
Charlie Stewart
Marianne Muellerleile
David Alan Grier
Anthony Russell
Holly Wortell
Chris Barnes
Frankie Ryan Manriquez
Samantha Browne-Walters
(Season 1)
Composer(s)Nicholas Pike
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes44
Production
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Bob & Alice Productions
Touchstone Television
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 17, 2002 (2002-09-17) – April 9, 2004 (2004-04-09)

Life with Bonnie is an ABC television sitcom that originally aired from 2002 to 2004. The show outlined the life of character Bonnie Malloy, who juggled her personal life and her job as a daytime TV talk show host. The series was created by Bonnie Hunt and Don Lake and produced by Bob & Alice Productions, in association with Touchstone Television The series had fair ratings in the first season, but struggled in the second season, resulting in its cancellation. Life With Bonnie was also shown on Living TV during ABC's airings.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Bonnie Hunt as Bonnie Malloy, the mother of two children (three in season one), a loving wife, and host of a local talk show. Bonnie tries to maintain a public image of the perfect wife and mother, but in reality her life is chaotic.
  • Mark Derwin as Mark Malloy, a doctor, Bonnie's husband, and the father of their children. He looks on as she tries to balance her hectic life. Mark is much less concerned about what other people think than Bonnie is, which causes problems on occasion. He has a generally more professional demeanor, and sometimes does not understand why Bonnie continues to put up with annoying people in her life.
  • Charlie Stewart as Charlie Malloy, Bonnie's son. Charlie shares most of his scenes with his friend Frankie. His role is small and usually unscripted, although he adds comedy to the show.
  • Samantha Browne-Walters as Samantha Malloy (season one), Bonnie's eldest child, yet another ingredient in Bonnie's hectic life. She was removed without explanation from the cast when season two started.
  • Marianne Muellerleile as Gloria, Bonnie's live-in housekeeper/nanny. She was only intended to stay there until Charlie started school, but despite the fact that she actually provided little help, they could not let her leave because they had grown attached to her.
  • David Alan Grier as David Bellows, the producer of the Morning Chicago show. David is most often seen yelling and frantically rushing to get things for the show in order while pushing his lectern around the studio.
  • Anthony Russell as Tony Russo, Bonnie's affable piano player on Morning Chicago. Bonnie's housekeeper, Gloria, has a crush on Tony.
  • Holly Wortell as Holly, Bonnie's make-up artist on Morning Chicago. She often gives advice on Bonnie's marriage issues and seems to date many men.
  • Chris Barnes as Marv, the cue-card guy on Morning Chicago. Marv is very protective of Holly, who does not return his interest.
  • Frankie Ryan Manriquez as Frankie, Charlie's best friend who spends most of his time at the Malloy home. He contributes many funny anecdotes about his screwed-up family.

Guest stars[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2002–03)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date 
11"Pilot"September 17, 2002 (2002-09-17)
22"Weather or Not"September 24, 2002 (2002-09-24)
33"Dream"October 1, 2002 (2002-10-01)
44"Don't Act Your Age, Just Act"October 8, 2002 (2002-10-08)
55"Duets"October 15, 2002 (2002-10-15)
66"Is It Just Us?"October 22, 2002 (2002-10-22)
77"A Day in the Life"October 29, 2002 (2002-10-29)
88"Happy Day"November 5, 2002 (2002-11-05)
99"Money Plus Marlens Makes Four"November 12, 2002 (2002-11-12)
1010"Partly Sunny"November 19, 2002 (2002-11-19)
1111"What If?"November 26, 2002 (2002-11-26)
1212"Christmastime in the City"December 10, 2002 (2002-12-10)
1313"Okay, Thanks"December 17, 2002 (2002-12-17)
1414"Deuce is Wild"January 7, 2003 (2003-01-07)
1515"Assaulted Nuts"January 14, 2003 (2003-01-14)
1616"Psychic"February 4, 2003 (2003-02-04)
1717"The Graduate"February 11, 2003 (2003-02-11)
1818"Buy This Book"February 18, 2003 (2003-02-18)
1919"In Need of Assistants"March 11, 2003 (2003-03-11)
2020"Stealing Home"March 18, 2003 (2003-03-18)
2121"Ding, Ding, Ding Went the Truth"March 25, 2003 (2003-03-25)
2222"Till Next Time"March 25, 2003 (2003-03-25)

Season 2 (2003–04)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date 
231"Ironing Out Your Differences"September 26, 2003 (2003-09-26)
242"Pontiac Bonnie-Ville"October 3, 2003 (2003-10-03)
253"Everything Old Is New Again"October 10, 2003 (2003-10-10)
264"No Matter Where You Go, There You Are"October 17, 2003 (2003-10-17)
275"Boyhood to Womanhood"October 24, 2003 (2003-10-24)
286"The Merry Ole Land of Oz"October 31, 2003 (2003-10-31)
297"Places, Stat!"November 7, 2003 (2003-11-07)
308"Queer Eye for the Straight Lie"November 14, 2003 (2003-11-14)
319"Boomerang"November 21, 2003 (2003-11-21)
3210"Food for Thought"December 5, 2003 (2003-12-05)
3311"It's a Wonderful Job"December 12, 2003 (2003-12-12)
3412"Trifecta, Try Friendship"January 9, 2004 (2004-01-09)
3513"Live and Let Live"January 23, 2004 (2004-01-23)
3614"Space Heaters"January 30, 2004 (2004-01-30)
3715"Dare to Be Different"February 13, 2004 (2004-02-13)
3816"Nightshift"February 20, 2004 (2004-02-20)
3917"Act Natural"February 27, 2004 (2004-02-27)
4018"Therabeautic"March 5, 2004 (2004-03-05)
4119"Striking a Match"March 19, 2004 (2004-03-19)
4220"Don't Stress, Express"March 26, 2004 (2004-03-26)
4321"Nip, Tuck and Roll"April 2, 2004 (2004-04-02)
4422"Father and Son: A Table for Two"April 9, 2004 (2004-04-09)

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