To Have & To Hold

CBS (ended 1998)




User Rating
11 votes

By Users

Write A Review
To Have & To Hold

Show Summary

Welcome to the To Have & To Hold guide at TV Tome.

We follow the lives of Annie (Moira Kelly) and Sean (Jason Beghe), a slightly "crazy" and confused newly-wed couple. He is a cop; she a public defender, and their cases quite often put them up against each other as we follow Annie and Sean in their professional and personal lives.

Sean's big Irish family is also an important part of the story. There's his grumpy father Robert (John Cullum) and his generous but meddling mother Fiona (Fionnula Flanagan), and Sean's two rebellious younger brothers Tommy (Stephen Largay) and Michael (Jason Wiles), who are both cops. And last, but certainly not least, there's Sean's older brother Patrick (Stephen Lee), a firefighter and established family father who is going through a mid-life crisis. Coincidentally, Patrick's wife Carolyn (Colleen Flynn) is Annie's sister; making them all one big and ultimately eccentric family.

To Have & to Hold was created by Joanne T. Waters, and aired Wednesday at CBS during the 1998-1999 TV season. It was a romantic family drama with some healthy doses of down-to-earth humor thrown in. The writing wasn't always the best, but the two lead actors, Moira Kelly and Jason Beghe, put in some excellent work and had a great chemistry between them. Unfortunately, the show was never really given the chance to develop itself and grow on the viewers. No more than thirteen episodes were produced, and only nine of these aired on CBS. The last four episodes have all been aired abroad, though.moreless

More Info About This Show