Something So Right (TV series)

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Something So Right
Something So Right ABC TV promo.jpg
Shot of the ABC promotional spot
Created byJudd Pillot
John Peaslee
StarringMel Harris
Jere Burns
Billy L. Sullivan
Marne Patterson
Emily Ann Lloyd
Carol Ann Susi
Michael Milhoan
Christine Dunford
Barry Jenner
ComposerBruce Miller
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes37
Executive producersJohn Peaslee
Judd Pillot
Bob Tischler
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesBig Phone Productions
Universal Television
Original networkNBC (season 1)
ABC (season 2)
Original releaseSeptember 17, 1996 (1996-09-17) –
July 7, 1998 (1998-07-07)

Something So Right is an American sitcom television series which ran on two different networks during its time on the air, and in reruns on the USA Network for a number of years after its cancellation.

Something So Right starred Mel Harris as Carly Davis, a twice-divorced party planner who had married Jack Farrell (Jere Burns), a divorced English teacher. They had three children, one from each of their former marriages.

This program premiered on NBC on September 17, 1996, hammocked between the Top 30 hit Mad About You and the Top 20 hit Frasier; the hammocking effort failed, and the show faltered in the ratings and was canceled the following spring. It was picked up as a midseason replacement on ABC the next year, running until July 7, 1998.


  • Carly Davis (Mel Harris) – Carly is a party planner who is currently married to Jack Farrell. She has two biological children from two previous husbands: her son Will Pacino from her first husband Dante and her daughter Sarah from her second husband Sheldon.
  • Jack Farrell (Jere Burns) – Jack is a teacher and he is currently married to Carly. He has a daughter named Nicole from his ex-wife Stephanie. Jack also has two stepchildren Will and Sarah.
  • Will Pacino (Billy L. Sullivan) – Will is Carly's son from her first husband Dante. Will lives with his mother, his stepfather, his half sister, and his stepsister. Will started out having a crush on Nicole in the first few episodes but he later fell in love with her friend Cindy and dated a girl named Jenny in one episode.
  • Nicole Farrell (Marne Patterson) – Nicole is Jack's daughter from his ex-wife Stephanie. She lives with her father, her stepmother, and her two stepsiblings.
  • Sarah Kramer (Emily Ann Lloyd) – Sarah is Carly's daughter from her second husband Sheldon. She is very wise for her age. She lives with her mother, her stepfather, her half brother, and her stepsister.
  • Gracie (Carol Ann Susi – NBC series, Traci Lords – ABC series) – Gracie is Carly's assistant.
  • Dante Pacino (Michael Milhoan) – Dante is Carly's first husband and Will's father. He doesn't seem too intelligent.
  • Stephanie Farrell (Christine Dunford) – Stephanie is Jack's ex-wife and Nicole's mother. She was an actress who had the starring role on the show Thena Warrior Goddess (A spoof of the show Xena Warrior Princess). She later started dating Sheldon after he divorced his second wife Marianne.
  • Sheldon Kramer (Barry Jenner) – Sheldon is Carly's second husband and Sarah's father. He is a millionaire. He starts out the series being married to his second wife Marianne but eventually divorces her and then starts dating Stephanie in the second season.
  • Ben Davis (Bob Barker) – Ben is Carly's widower father. He lives alone and is seen as somewhat of a "ladies man" after his wife's passing.


With the exception of the Pilot, every episode title begins with "Something About".

Season 1 (1996–97)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Pilot"James WiddoesJohn Peaslee & Judd PillotSeptember 17, 1996 (1996-09-17)
22"Something About Jack's Ex"James WiddoesJane EspensonSeptember 24, 1996 (1996-09-24)
33"Something About Seared Ahi"James WiddoesKevin KeltonOctober 15, 1996 (1996-10-15)
44"Something About a Family Photo"James WiddoesEric ZicklinOctober 22, 1996 (1996-10-22)
55"Something About Schmoozing"James WiddoesKevin KeltonOctober 29, 1996 (1996-10-29)
66"Something About 12-H"James WiddoesStory by : James Widdoes
Teleplay by : Bob Tischler
November 12, 1996 (1996-11-12)
77"Something About Protection"James WiddoesDaryl Rowland & Lisa DeBenedictisNovember 19, 1996 (1996-11-19)
88"Something About Thanksgiving"John RichStory by : Rob Krausz
Teleplay by : Jane Espenson
November 26, 1996 (1996-11-26)
99"Something About Cheating"John RichJohn Peaslee & Judd PillotDecember 3, 1996 (1996-12-03)
1010"Something About an Older Guy"Max TashBob TischlerDecember 10, 1996 (1996-12-10)
1111"Something About a Christmas Miracle"Max TashEric ZicklinDecember 17, 1996 (1996-12-17)
1212"Something About Dante Proposing to Heather"James WiddoesJohn Peaslee & Judd PillotJanuary 7, 1997 (1997-01-07)
1313"Something About Reverse Psychology"Hal CooperEric Zicklin & Kevin KeltonJanuary 21, 1997 (1997-01-21)
1414"Something About Cold Storage"John RichDaryl Rowland & Lisa DeBenedictisFebruary 4, 1997 (1997-02-04)
1515"Something About How Jack and Carly Met"Max TashJohn Peaslee & Judd PillotFebruary 11, 1997 (1997-02-11)
1616"Something About a Silver Anniversary"Max TashKevin Kelton & Jane EspensonFebruary 18, 1997 (1997-02-18)
1717"Something About Leeza"Max TashBob TischlerFebruary 25, 1997 (1997-02-25)
1818"Something About My Two Dads"Max TashStory by : John Peaslee & Judd Pillot
Teleplay by : Bob Tischler
March 11, 1997 (1997-03-11)
1919"Something About Two April Fools"Max TashCarol GaryApril 1, 1997 (1997-04-01)
2020"Something About Carly on a Hot Tar Roof"Max TashEric ZicklinApril 8, 1997 (1997-04-08)
2121"Something About New Beds and Old Friends"Max TashDavid Silverman & Marcy Gray RubinApril 15, 1997 (1997-04-15)
2222"Something About Secrets & Rules"Max TashJane EspensonApril 22, 1997 (1997-04-22)
2323"Something About Inter-Ex-Spousal Relations"Max TashJohn Peaslee & Judd PillotApril 29, 1997 (1997-04-29)
2424"Something About Getting the Hell Out of Here"Max TashJohn Peaslee & Judd PillotMay 6, 1997 (1997-05-06)

Season 2 (1998)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
251"Something About Hitting the Sauce"James WiddoesChip KeyesMarch 3, 1998 (1998-03-03)
262"Something About Ex-Appeal"Max TashAri Posner, Eric Preven, John Peaslee & Judd PillotMarch 3, 1998 (1998-03-03)
273"Something About a Double Standard"Gerry CohenDan GersonMarch 10, 1998 (1998-03-10)
284"Something About the "Men" in Menstruation"Max TashTony SheehanMarch 17, 1998 (1998-03-17)
295"Something About Hoops and Jumping Through Them"Tom MooreChris Cluess & Stu KreismanMarch 20, 1998 (1998-03-20)
306"Something About the Past and a Present"Max TashJohn Peaslee & Judd Pillot and Steve SharletMarch 24, 1998 (1998-03-24)
317"Something About Disowning Your Father and Flying to Paris Blues"James WiddoesTony SheehanMarch 31, 1998 (1998-03-31)
328"Something About Egg on Your Face"Gerry CohenTony SheehanApril 7, 1998 (1998-04-07)
339"Something About a Second Year"Max TashJohn Peaslee & Judd PillotApril 14, 1998 (1998-04-14)
3410"Something About an Ex-Goddess"Gerry CohenJohn Peaslee & Judd Pillot & Tony SheehanApril 21, 1998 (1998-04-21)
3511"Something About Railroading Carly"Max TashTony SheehanApril 28, 1998 (1998-04-28)
3612"Something About a Rocky Road"Tom MooreJohn Peaslee & Judd PillotMay 12, 1998 (1998-05-12)
3713"Something About Burning Meat, Bridges and Rugs"Max TashAri Posner & Eric PrevenJuly 7, 1998 (1998-07-07)


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