Love and Marriage (1996 TV series)

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Love and Marriage
Created byAmy Sherman
StarringAnthony Denison
Patricia Healy
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9 (6 unaired)
Executive producerAmy Sherman
Running time23 minutes
Production companiesDorothy Parker Drank Here Productions
TriStar Television
Original networkFox
Original releaseSeptember 28 (1996-09-28) –
October 12, 1996 (1996-10-12)

Love and Marriage is an American situation comedy television series starring Anthony Denison and Patricia Healy as a New York working couple trying to raise a family. The series premiered September 28, 1996, on Fox as the first series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino (before her marriage to Daniel Palladino), who would later go on to create Gilmore Girls and Bunheads.[1] The show was canceled after three episodes.[2]


Jack, who manages a parking garage by day, and his wife April, who works nights waitressing in a Manhattan restaurant, barely have any time to spend together, or with their three children Michael, Gemmy and Christopher. Louis and Trudy, and son Max, are their new neighbors from New Rochelle, New York.



Nine episodes are registered with the United States Copyright Office.

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Pilot"Robert BerlingerAmy ShermanSeptember 28, 1996 (1996-09-28)
2"Look Who's Talking Now"Max TashLois BromfieldOctober 5, 1996 (1996-10-05)
3"Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady"Max TashMike MartineauOctober 12, 1996 (1996-10-12)
4"Up All Night"Gail MancusoHenry WinklerUNAIRED
5"Here's a Case Where Thomas Wolfe Was Wrong"Gail MancusoElaine ArataUNAIRED
6"Family Business"TBDTBDUNAIRED
7"Back to School Fight"TBDTBDUNAIRED
8"Play Kristy for Me"TBDTBDUNAIRED


Howard Rosenberg of the Los Angeles Times called the series "another routine sitcom", which revolves around a "noisy family".[1] Steven Linan, also of the Los Angeles Times, said the "uninspired sitcom could use further alterations in concept and scripts" since the show already had its title changed from Come Fly With Me.[3] Tom Shales of The Washington Post was equally unimpressed and called the series "among the least amusing" of the new season.[4] However, Tony Scott of Variety said "sharply written by creator Amy Sherman, directed expertly by Gail Mancuso, the Nardinis are people worth visiting". Scott further stated that the series "exudes joy, not cynicism, charm, not snideness".[5]


  1. ^ a b Rosenberg, Howard (September 28, 1996). "'Early' Line on This Trio: Que Sera Sera". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
  2. ^ Fretts, Bruce (March 21, 1997). "The Week". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
  3. ^ Linan, Steven (September 15, 1996). "The Prime-Time Pack - The Networks, Looking to Increase Their Audience, Put the Emphasis on Comedy, Bringing Back Big Stars and Adding Teachers, Aliens and Conspiracies to the Mix". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
  4. ^ Shales, Tom (September 28, 1996). "'Love and Marriage'". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
  5. ^ Scott, Tony (September 23, 1996). "Love and Marriage". Variety. Retrieved 2009-11-06.

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