Significant Others (2004 TV series)

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For the 1998 drama television series, see Significant Others (1998 TV series).
Significant Others
Starring Faith Salie
Herschel Bleefeld
Andrea Savage
Brian Palermo
Jane Edith Wilson
Fred Goss
Nicole Randall Johnson
Chris Spencer
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 12
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Release
Original channel Bravo
Original release March 9 – December 19, 2004 (2004-12-19)

Significant Others is an American sitcom that aired on Bravo for two seasons in 2004. Following four couples from various backgrounds in and out of therapy, it focused on issues of adultery, parenthood, impending parenthood, and the chore of behaving like an adult. Adopting the tone of many British comedies, it was almost entirely ad-libbed, without a laugh track, and put the viewer in the position of therapist, as the couples addressed the camera directly during the therapy sessions featured during each episode.

Produced by NBC, it was distributed by Bravo, the cable network on which it aired until its last episode on December 19, 2004. While it primarily flew under the radar during its short run, it was heralded by many critics for its originality, dark humor, and fresh take on the pains of wedded "bliss." Its entire two-season, twelve episode run was released on DVD by Shout Factory on February 14, 2006.[1]

The Couples[edit]

  • Ethan (Herschel Bleefeld) and Eleanor (Faith Salie): hipsters coping with her pregnancy... and the fact that they have yet to grow up themselves
  • James (Brian Palermo) and Chelsea (Andrea Savage): yuppies married after an all-too-short courtship, trying to balance their busy lives... and actually getting to know one another
  • Alex (Chris Spencer) and Devon (Nicole Randall Johnson): a successful African-American couple trying to be the best parents they can be, whenever they're not arguing with each other... or anyone in earshot
  • Bill (Fred Goss) and Connie (Jane Edith Wilson): a loveless couple barely, and hilariously, sharing an existence after Bill loses his job and all motivation whatsoever... until he finds motivation comes in very unexpected shapes and sizes

Series Overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1
1 6 March 9, 2004 April 6, 2004 February 14, 2006
2 6 December 5, 2004 December 19, 2004

Episode Guide[edit]

Season 1 (2004)[edit]

# Total Title Original air date
1 1 "The First Time" March 9, 2004 (2004-03-09)
2 2 "A Dad, An Affair & A Blind Date" March 9, 2004 (2004-03-09)
3 3 "Intercourse, An Official Gathering & A Big Fat Lie" March 16, 2004 (2004-03-16)
4 4 "A Breck, A Brother & A Funeral" March 23, 2004 (2004-03-23)
5 5 "A School, Not Cool & A Fool" March 30, 2004 (2004-03-30)
6 6 "The Right House, The Wrong Gender & A Turn" April 6, 2004 (2004-04-06)

Season 2 (2004)[edit]

# Total Title Original air date
1 7 "A Date, Fate & Jail Bait" December 5, 2004 (2004-12-05)
2 8 "Crying, Lying & Still Trying" December 5, 2004 (2004-12-05)
3 9 "Rejection, A Connection & An Erection" December 12, 2004 (2004-12-12)
4 10 "An Ache, A Fake & Forgot to Brake" December 12, 2004 (2004-12-12)
5 11 "Related, Berated & Emasculated" December 19, 2004 (2004-12-19)
6 12 "Fright, Smite & Hindsight" December 19, 2004 (2004-12-19)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Significant Others: The Complete Series". Shout! Factory. December 1, 2005. Retrieved September 18, 2011.