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Cybill, on CBS
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It seems to me that when this show started, it was described as an American version of Absolutely Fabulous. There were certainly some similarities, but I think it's best just to take the show on its own merits, without drawing comparisons to anything. Anyway, Cybill Shepherd played an "aging" and struggling actress named Cybill Sheridan, who was still friends with her two ex-husbands, a stuntman named Jeff Robbins (Tom Wopat, from The Dukes of Hazzard) and a writer named Ira Woodbine. She had a grown daughter (with Jeff) named Rachel, and a teenaged daughter (with Ira) named Zoey (Alicia Witt). And Rachel was married to a man named Kevin Manning (Peter Krause). The show focused to a great extent on the exploits of Cybill and her best friend, Maryann Thorpe (Christine Baranski). She had at least one ex-husband herself, whom she despised.

I don't really know what to say, except that it was a hilarious show with an awesome cast playing great characters. My favorite character was the very snarky Zoey, but they were all great. I don't remember much of anything specific about the show, but I do remember liking it a great deal when it was on. And of course I'd love to see it again, someday. Oh yeah, also, I really liked the theme song, "Nice Work if You Can Get It," sung by Cybill herself.

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