1 9 9 7 (USA)
12 x 30 minute episodes
Famous actor Simon Ferguson (Tim Curry) was married to Hadley Martin (Annie Potts) for 12 days, 20 years ago.
Simon has since faded from popularity and has recently been fired from the daytime TV soap opera Days To Remember, where he played Dr Milo Lang Ingham and his brother, Ted Lang Ingham.
His ex-wife Hadley – the divorced (again) mother of Gwen (Marla Sokoloff) and Daniel (Luke Tarsitano) – is now the manager of the Metropolitan Hotel in New York City.
Now unemployed, Simon pleads with Hadley for a job and ﬁnds himself co-managing the hotel with her. The short-lived series – only three of the 12 episodes went to air in the US before ABC pulled the plug – followed Simon’s efforts to function in a world apart from show business.
Other regulars were Hadley’s assistant, Rose (Liz Torres); Yorgo, the Greek chef (Steve Carell) and Robert McSwain, the hotel’s chief investor (John O’Hurley).