The Trouble with Normal (TV series)

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The Trouble with Normal
Also known as People Who Fear People
Created by Victor Fresco
Composer(s) Bruce Miller
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (7 unaired)
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Garfield Grove Productions
Touchstone Television
Paramount Television
Distributor CBS Television Distribution (North America)
Original network ABC
Original release October 6 (2000-10-06) – November 10, 2000 (2000-11-10)

The Trouble with Normal is an American comedy series that originally aired on ABC from October 6 to November 10, 2000.[1] The show starred David Krumholtz, Brad Raider, Jon Cryer, Larry Joe Campbell, and Paget Brewster.[2] The show was described as "the misadventures of four paranoid young men whose fear of urban conspiracy leads them to seek counseling in a therapy group run by therapist Claire Garletti (Brewster)." Recurring members of the therapy group were played by Jim Beaver and Patricia Belcher.


A total of thirteen episodes of the series were ordered by ABC and completed, however the network aired only six of those episodes in the United States before the series was canceled. All thirteen episodes were later aired in Australia.

The series was originally titled People Who Fear People. Director James Burrows was involved in the initial project but did not participate in the retitled series.[3] Original cast members Maria Pitillo and Mackenzie Astin were replaced by Paget Brewster and Brad Raider.[4]

This show has never been released for consumer purchase. To date, no plans have ever been announced to release this program as a DVD from CBS Home Entertainment.





No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
1 "Pilot" Andy Ackerman Victor Fresco October 6, 2000 (2000-10-06) TBA
2 "Not the Pilot" Andy Ackerman Jennifer Celotta October 13, 2000 (2000-10-13) TBA
3 "Psychologists Without Borders" Lee Shallat-Chemel Gail Lerner October 20, 2000 (2000-10-20) TBA
4 "Mail Trouble" TBA TBA October 27, 2000 (2000-10-27) TBA
5 "Owl Show Ya" Lee Shallat-Chemel Michael Shipley & Jim Bernstein November 3, 2000 (2000-11-03) TBA
6 "Say Cheese" Lee Shallat-Chemel Steve Faber & Bob Fisher November 10, 2000 (2000-11-10) TBA
7 "Clairanoia" TBA TBA TBA TBA
8 "Unconventional Behavior" TBA TBA TBA TBA
9 "Speech! Speech!" TBA TBA TBA TBA
10 "Help Yourself" Andy Ackerman Michael A. Ross TBA TBA
11 "Spy vs. Guy" Andy Ackerman Steve Faber & Bob Fisher TBA TBA
12 "Chez Schlick" Jeff McCracken Jennifer Celotta TBA TBA
13 "Manhattan Transference" TBA TBA TBA TBA


  1. ^ Tim Brooks; Earle Marsh (2003). "Trouble with Normal, The (Situation Comedy)". The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present (8th ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 1231. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0. 
  2. ^ details
  3. ^ Cynthia Littleton (August 17, 1999). "ABC sets appointment for Cryer's couch trip pilot". Variety. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  4. ^ Josef Adalian (August 18, 2000). "Inside Move: Goodman show gets 'Normal'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 

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