Significant Others (2004 TV series)

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Significant Others
Created by Rob Roy Thomas
Peter Tortorici
Composer(s) Al Wolovitch
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 12
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Thomas/Tortorici Productions
NBC Studios
Original network 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
Season premiere Season finale
1 6 March 9, 2004 April 6, 2004
2 6 December 5, 2004 December 19, 2004

Season 1 (2004)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "The First Time" Rob Roy Thomas Jordana Arkin, Rob Roy Thomas & Peter Tortorici March 9, 2004 (2004-03-09)
2 2 "A Dad, An Affair & A Blind Date" TBA TBA March 9, 2004 (2004-03-09)
3 3 "Intercourse, An Official Gathering & A Big Fat Lie" TBA TBA March 16, 2004 (2004-03-16)
4 4 "A Breck, A Brother & A Funeral" TBA TBA March 23, 2004 (2004-03-23)
5 5 "A School, Not Cool & A Fool" TBA TBA March 30, 2004 (2004-03-30)
6 6 "The Right House, The Wrong Gender & A Turn" TBA TBA April 6, 2004 (2004-04-06)

Season 2 (2004)[edit]

No. in
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)

Home media[edit]

The entire series was released on DVD in Region 1 on February 14, 2006.


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

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