A separated, fired NYC lawyer returns to his hometown in Ohio, meets old high school friends and cute crush, buys a bowling alley and opens a law office in it.
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Complete series cast summary:
Tom Cavanagh ...  Ed Stevens 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Julie Bowen ...  Carol Vessey 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Jana Marie Hupp ...  Nancy Burton 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Josh Randall ...  Mike Burton 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Lesley Boone ...  Molly Hudson 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Michael Ian Black ...  Phil Stubbs 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Rachel Cronin ...  Shirley Pifko 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Justin Long ...  Warren Cheswick 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Michael Genadry ...  Mark Vanacore 58 episodes, 2001-2004
Mike Starr ...  Kenny Sandusky 45 episodes, 2000-2002
Daryl Mitchell ...  Eli Goggins 39 episodes, 2002-2004
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Storyline

Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when going over a contract; and because of the resulting financial loss to the firm, he's fired. Despondent, he heads back to his (small) hometown of Stuckeyville, "Anytown", USA. There he realizes he's been missed by a lot of friends whom he's missed; and he sees Carol, the girl he'd adored in high school. Swept up in roiling emotions, Ed buys the local bowling alley on a whim, moves to Stuckeyville, and determines to win Carol's heart. His horizons broaden as he settles once more in Stuckeyville, and the series itself settles into a charming, funny, often serious slice-of-life series focused not solely on Ed, but on the lovable ensemble cast of people who live and work with him in Stuckeyville. Written by Katchan

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USA

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English

Release Date:

8 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ed - Der Bowling-Anwalt See more »

Filming Locations:

Closter, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Tom Cavanagh (Ed) wears a blue power bracelet that he got as a gift in every episode. See more »

Quotes

Warren Cheswick: What's zeroing down?
Donna Tozzi: What?
Warren Cheswick: You know instead of what's going down... What's zeroing... never mind.
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On of the best shows on TV!
24 October 2000 | by dvanhouwelingenSee all my reviews

After just three episodes, the TV show ED has quickly become one of my favorites. Having seen the previews for it, I wasn't expecting much- the premise struck me as stupid- a big town lawyer travels back to his small home town to win the heart of his high school crush, buys a bowling ally and opens a law practice in it. But I was surprised at how intelligent the show is. Like last years FREAKS AND GEEKS this is one of the few hour long comedies to actually sustain laughter throughout the entire episode. The cast is perfect- Tom Cavangh as Ed delivers a consistantly hilarious performance and Julie Bowen as Carol Vessey is gorgeous, but also finds hidden depths to her character. Gregory Harrison plays a great pompous ass as Carol's boyfriend. The show is witty and hilarious- a constant winner.


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