Love & War, on CBS
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There was this little restaurant full of these funny people. Jay Thomas was the star, who played Jack Stein, who had some newspaper column, ranting about sports or something, I dunno. In the first season the other main star was Susan Dey, who played Wally Porter, the restaurant's owner. But she was later replaced by a different character, Dana Palladino, played by Annie Potts. Also, Jack had a couple of friends; one was a garbage man, Ray Litvak, played by Joel Murray, and one was another sports writer, Meg Tynan, played by Suzie Plakson. We also occasionally saw a guy named Kip, an actor who was Wally's ex, maybe? I forget. Very vain and stuff, but funny. And Joanna Gleason played a waitress named Nadine Berkus.
I'm afraid I don't remember the show as well as I'd like, but it really was quite good. Jack was a fairly grumpy guy, but funny. Well, everyone was funny. He had a sort of romantic relationship with Wally in the first season, I guess, and later a relationship with Dana. I'm not really sure what else to say, except that when I think back on it, I can't help thinking a later sitcom, Becker, was quite reminiscent of it....