1 9 9 5 – 1 9 9 8 (USA)
87 x 30 minute episodes
Ageing bit-parting Los Angeles actress and former model Cybill Sheridan (Cybill Shepherd) and hard-drinking best friend Maryann Thorpe (Christine Baranski) dealt with Cybill’s daughters – sarcastic Zoe (Alicia Witt) and conservative Rachel (Deedee Pfeiffer), her two ex-husbands – neurotic lawyer-turned-novelist Ira Woodbine (Alan Rosenberg) and dunder-headed stuntman Jeff Robbins (Tom Wopat) – and Maryann’s wealthy plastic surgeon ex, “Dr Dick” (Ray Baker) as well as Cybill’s struggling career.
Morgan Fairchild, Paula Abdul, Jonathan Frakes and Shepherd’s real-life ex-husband Peter Bogdanovich were among those on the obligatory roster of stellar guests.
CBS never gave the show the support it needed and moved it from timeslot to timeslot until the ratings dropped to the point where the network justified the need to cancel it.
Theresa Maryann Thorpe
Dr Richard Thorpe