That Was Then

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That Was Then
Genre Drama
Created by Dan Cohn
Jeremy Miller
Written by Dan Cohn
Ellen Herman
Jeremy Miller
Mark B. Perry
J. J. Philbin
Nelson Soler
Tom Spezialy
Directed by Kevin Dowling
Bryan Gordon
Alan Myerson
Peter O'Fallon
Starring James Bulliard
Jeffrey Tambor
Bess Armstrong
Tricia O'Kelley
Composer(s) David Was
Don Was
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 4 (2 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Dan Cohn
Jeff Kline
Jeremy Miller
Producer(s) Ron French
Cinematography Jerome Fauci
Scott Williams
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Brookline Productions
Lemonade Stand Productions
Touchstone Television
Original network ABC
Original release September 27 – October 4, 2002 (2002-10-04)

That Was Then is an American drama series that was broadcast on ABC in 2002.


The series starred James Bulliard as Travis Glass, a 30-year-old who finds his life in a rut. Still living at home with his mother (Bess Armstrong) he works as a door-to-door salesman. The girl of his dreams, played by Kiele Sanchez, is married to his older brother, Gregg, played by Brad Raider. Travis is able to trace his life's downward spiral to a single week in high school in 1988. After telling his best friend, played by Tyler Labine, that he wished for a second chance to make everything right, he lies in bed listening to the song "Do It Again" by The Kinks, when a bolt of lightning hits his house, and an electrical jolt sends him back to that week in 1988. Glass tries to correct things that originally went wrong, but finds his new life isn't quite to his expectations, and must return from the past.

Often compared to a WB program with a similar plot, Do Over, That Was Then was cancelled after only two episodes.



Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate
1 "The Thirty-Year Itch" September 27, 2002
2 "Mayor May Not" October 4, 2002
3 "Under Noah's Certain Terms" Never aired
4 "A Rock and a Head Case" Never aired

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