Suddenly Susan

NBC (ended 2000)


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Suddenly Susan

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Workplace situation comedy centered on the character of Susan, a "somewhat sheltered" magazine writer who has dumped her rich fiancé at the altar and must now cope with being suddenly single - complicated by the fact that her boss at hip San Francisco magazine The Gate is her ex's brother Jack. He has promoted her from copy editor to writer of a column on being single in the '90s, thus irritating her co-workers: caustic lifestyle columnist Vicki, Cuban playboy photographer Luis, and rock critic Todd (whose limited attention span after years of MTV necessitates his being celibate). Susan's main support is her loving grandmother Nana.

In highly publicized trouble before it ever aired, Suddenly Susan had to switch formats from a bookstore (shades of Ellen) to a magazine workplace setting - sort of Mary Richards going to work for Lou Grant at the Trib. Despite some bright writing and reasonably funny performances (especially from Brooke Shields, who got surprising mileage out of the problems inherent in being very tall and attractive), the show never quite jelled, perhaps because the characters were never even remotely credible as functioning journalists. Susan was put on hiatus to make room for NBC's retooling of The Naked Truth. It later returned to the NBC schedule in late February 1997 and subsequently did well enough to be renewed for the Fall 1997 television season. In Germany the show is known simply as Susan.moreless


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  • David Strickland

    David Strickland

    Todd Stites (Seasons 1-3)

    Barbara Barrie

    Barbara Barrie

    Helen "Nana" Keane

    Nestor Carbonell

    Nestor Carbonell

    Luis Rivera

    Eric Idle

    Eric Idle

    Ian Maxtone-Graham (Season 4)

    Currie Graham

    Currie Graham

    Nathan "Nate" Knaborski (Season 4)

    Kathy Griffin (I)

    Kathy Griffin (I)

    Vicki Groener Rubenstein

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    • how to watch???

      Please, can someone give me a hint, how to watch any episode here?
    • Suddenly Susan was a great show which showed the talent of Brooke Shields as a comic actor. My wife and I always enjoyed watching this show together. When I had to work at night, she would tape it for me and we would watch it when I got in.moreless

      Suddenly Susan was a great show which showed the talent of Brooke Shields as a comic actor. My wife and I always enjoyed watching this show together. When I had to work at night, she would tape it for me and we would watch it when I got in. Brooke Shields played a great slightly confused single female and the rest of the cast did a great job in support of her. Her character's place of employment was the dominant setting for much of the show usually and had some quite funny moments. This was a very enjoyable show to watch. Maybe they will show reruns of it again sometime.moreless
    • Now 18, I wish it were brought back to syndicated television for me to watch. Do I look like Brooke?

      "Suddenly Susan" was a show that I was not old enough to understand & appreciate in the nineties; let alone enjoy. My mom would watch it sometimes, & I would just be in the background playing Barbie & see Brooke Shields as a beautiful grown-up whom I believed looked like me. I later learned of her earlier body of work, as my family & I are tennis fans & her marriage to Agassi familiarized us her. She is a decent actress & very elegant. My favorite movie of her's "The Blue Lagoon." The show showed she was talented on TV too.moreless
    • I miss Suddenly Susan still

      One of the reasons that Suddenly Susan works for me is the ensemble cast of characters including Brooke Shields. Even though she is the star of the show, she manages to evolve her supporting cast of characters like the unbelievable Vicki and Judd Nelson as her boss Jack Richmond. The show is well-grouped with this cast of zany characters working at a fictional San Francisco newspaper. When tragedy struck the cast, the loss of David Strickland who played Todd was so catastrophic for the cast and crew for it to ever recover from his loss. David Strickland committed suicide in a Las Vegas hotel room. The cast was never the same again without him. The pairing of Vicki and Susan living together brought great laughs. These two should get together and spin off the characters into their own series. The show was never an Emmy winner or critically acclaimed. But from all reports, this show actually had a pleasant environment to grow and mature. Brooke Shields as a producer was not afraid to let her supporting cast branch out which is why I like this show.moreless
    • cool

      I liked it Ive only seen it once but it was cute I like anything thats funny pretty much. but anyway. I dont have much to say. I saw the one where the blond [ dont remember her name ] got a intervention set up. yea the tuberware part was funny! this is to waste word so I dont have to keep writing because I dont have anything else to say. [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ][ ] [ ] ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [moreless

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    odd jobs, single life, saccharine, feel good comedy, office politics