1 9 9 5 – 1 9 9 6 (USA)
19 x 30 minute episodes
The producers and stars of this CBS series insisted it was not a copy of Friends. Instead, it focused on the social and working lives of a group of attractive friends in their late 20s in New York (!).
Desperate single 28-year-old Annie (Nancy McKeon) – who over the years had “kissed too many frogs looking for a prince” and named her breasts “Thelma and Louise” – worked at a Manhattan employment agency with lovable, womanising Roger (Louis Mandylor), whose rough edges made finding a classy lady rather difficult (think Joey on Friends only hornier and dumber), and Elliot (Kevin Crowley), a married man who found all the dos and don’ts of dating in the ‘90s hard to keep track of.
Annie’s across-the-hall neighbour, sexy, sultry and divorced Didi (Jayne Mansfield‘s daughter and future Law & Order – Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay) always gave her advice – often unsolicited – on everything from what to buy to how far to go on the first date. She was like a walking Cosmo article.
The four of them regularly provided emotional support and helpful advice – not always good advice – to each other.
When Elliot’s marriage hit a rocky patch, he moved in with Roger, and after his wife served him with divorce papers in February, it looked like he would be back in the dating game with the others.
Interestingly, Annie earned less than $20,000 a year but still managed to live alone in New York City!