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Just Shoot Me

1 9 9 7 – 2 0 0 3 (USA)

Journalist Maya Gallo (Laura San Giacomo) is fired from her job as a TV news writer at New York’s Channel 8 – for making an anchorwoman cry on the air with some gag copy on the teleprompter – and ends up working for her womanising father, Jack (George Segal), who owns a sleazy women’s fashion magazine called Blush.

Jack had been divorced multiple times and had remarried Allie (Kristen Bauer van Straten), a woman almost 30 years his junior who had, in fact, been a classmate of Maya.

Other characters at the Manhattan-based magazine included former-model Nina van Horn (Wendie Malick), who was the bossy and scheming editor of Blush, balding (and somewhat hysterical) photographer, Elliot (Enrico Colantoni), and Dennis Finch, Jack Gallo’s sneaky, back-stabbing young yuppie Executive Assistant.

Finch (played by former Saturday Night Live performer David Spade) became the most popular character on the show, with his two-faced, self-serving actions. He married fashion model Adrienne Barker (Rebecca Romijn) in the third-season but they divorced a year later.

In the final episode, Maya became the editor of Blush when Jack retired.

Maya Gallo
Laura San Giacomo
Dennis Finch

David Spade
Jack Gallo 

George Segal
Nina van Horn 

Wendie Malick
Elliot DiMauro

Enrico Colantoni