Life's Work

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ABC (ended 1997)

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Life's Work

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Having it all sometimes brings a person more than they've bargained for. Lisa Hunter (Lisa Ann Walter) finds this to be true in "Life's Work," the half-hour comedy chronicling her hectic life as a wife, mother, and Assistant State's Attorney.

Following graduation from law school at Baltimore City College, Lisa Hunter is jazzed up about her new job as Assistant State's Attorney. She has wanted to practice law for a very long time (her parents told her since she loved to argue, she should be a lawyer -- Lisa didn't take that as a compliment). But, as usually is the case, life got in the way and temporarily sidelined her ambitions.

She married Kevin (Michael O'Keefe), a basketball coach, and eventually had two children -- Tess (Alexa Vega), who is now 7 years old, and Griffin (Cameron and Luca Weibel), their toddler son to whom Lisa gave birth during law school.

Her office co-workers include DeeDee Lucas (Molly Hagan), her only female colleague who often puts her conservative pumps into her mouth; Lyndon Knox (Andrew Lowery), whose snide put-downs and phony airs make him a favorite target for Lisa; Matt Youngster (Lightfield Lewis), the office manager whose brain synapses need stapling; and her harried boss, Jerome Nash (Larry Miller), whose caseloads are as high as his hairline.

Lisa has her work cut out for her, both at home and in the office. She even enlists the aid of her overbearing mother, Connie Minardi (first portrayed by Lainie Kazan, later by Jenny O'Hara), to help keep her homelife together. She's pulled and shifted back and forth, depending on the priority of the moment. She wants to have it all, but nobody told her it would be this crazy!

Show information taken from Touchstone press release.

ABC Broadcast History

September 1996-February 1997----Tuesday----8:30
May 1997-July 1997----Tuesday----8:30
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