A divorced man tries to get his life back in order after losing everything to his ex-wife.
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1992   1991   1990   1989   1988  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Judd Hirsch ...  John Lacey 90 episodes, 1988-1992
Jere Burns ...  Kirk Morris 90 episodes, 1988-1992
Jane Carr ...  Louise Mercer 90 episodes, 1988-1992
Isabella Hofmann ...  Kate McCarron 90 episodes, 1988-1992
Tom Willett ...  Tom 90 episodes, 1988-1992
Billie Bird ...  Mrs. Margie Philbert 83 episodes, 1988-1992
Harry Groener ...  Ralph Drang 68 episodes, 1988-1991
Susan Walters ...  Mary Beth Sutton 56 episodes, 1990-1992
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Storyline

After his wife leaves him for his best friend, John Lacey joins the One Two One Club, a support group for divorced and widowed people. The group consists of its fiery British leader Louise, sleazy Kirk, neurotic Ralph, aged but foxy Mrs. Philbert, and Kate, a red-headed divorcee who presents a possible love interest for John. Over the course of the series, the characters help each other first come to grips with their situation, and then overcome it, often with hilarious results. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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Trivia

MAD Magazine did a spoof in their July 1989 issue called "Deary John". See more »

Crazy Credits

The Season 1 opening title sequence is a near-shot-for-shot re-creation of the original British series titles. See more »

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Featured in 20 Years of Must See TV (2002) See more »

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Sad!
26 June 2003 | by DragonMasterHiroSee all my reviews

This was such a sad show. A guy comes home one day and finds a letter from his wife. The theme song, also sad, it is sung from the perspective of the wife. You see him happily arriving at home, walking in the front door and then the trauma begins.

"Dear John, Dear John.

By the time you read these lines, I'll be gone.

Dear John, Dear John.

Life goes on, Right or wrong.

Dear John..."

It gets stuck in your head for some reason. Maybe it's because her voice is so sappy. In any event, it supposedly began as a British show, and they made an American version with it's own cast. John Lacey comes home to find out his wife has left him by reading a typical "Dear John" letter. Doesn't that scream sitcom? John then goes to a support group where all the comedy lies. The other members of the group have their own quirks. John also has little encounters with random singles. Not that great of a show although I like Judd Hirsch.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1988 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (90 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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