History Series / Thirtysomething

14th Feb '16 4:52:55 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''thirtysomething''''' is a television drama series that aired on Creator/{{ABC}} from September 29, 1987, to May 28, 1991. It details the lives of seven friends in their 30s -- former [[TheSixties Sixties]] counterculture types turned {{Bourgeois Bohemian}}s -- living in suburban UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}.

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'''''thirtysomething''''' ''thirtysomething'' is a television drama series that aired on Creator/{{ABC}} from September 29, 1987, 1987 to May 28, 1991. It details the lives of seven friends in their 30s -- former [[TheSixties Sixties]] counterculture types turned {{Bourgeois Bohemian}}s -- living in suburban UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}.
19th Oct '15 4:57:39 AM MrZAP
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* Elliot Weston - Michael's advertising partner, who, at the beginning of hte series, is having marital problems after an affair with a co-worker.

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* Elliot Weston - Michael's advertising partner, who, at the beginning of hte the series, is having marital problems after an affair with a co-worker.
13th Jun '15 3:23:28 AM Mdumas43073
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''Thirtysomething'' is a television drama series that aired on Creator/{{ABC}} from September 29, 1987, to May 28, 1991. It details the lives of seven friends in their 30s -- former [[TheSixties Sixties]] counterculture types turned {{Bourgeois Bohemian}}s -- living in suburban UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}.

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''Thirtysomething'' '''''thirtysomething''''' is a television drama series that aired on Creator/{{ABC}} from September 29, 1987, to May 28, 1991. It details the lives of seven friends in their 30s -- former [[TheSixties Sixties]] counterculture types turned {{Bourgeois Bohemian}}s -- living in suburban UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}.
23rd Dec '14 3:40:10 AM Mdumas43073
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''Thirtysomething'' is a television drama series that aired on Creator/{{ABC}} from September 29, 1987, to May 28, 1991. It details the lives of seven friends in their 30s - former [[TheSixties Sixties]] counterculture types turned {{Bourgeois Bohemian}}s - living in suburban UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}.

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''Thirtysomething'' is a television drama series that aired on Creator/{{ABC}} from September 29, 1987, to May 28, 1991. It details the lives of seven friends in their 30s - -- former [[TheSixties Sixties]] counterculture types turned {{Bourgeois Bohemian}}s - -- living in suburban UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}.
20th Apr '14 12:51:03 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* DirectedByCastMember: Hoo boy. Ken Olin (Michael) and Peter Horton (Gary) directed six each; Timothy Busfield (Elliot) called the shots on three; Melanie Mayron (Melissa) was in charge on two; and Mel Harris (Hope) had a go on one. (Polly Draper (Ellen) didn't helm any episodes of this show but she did on ''TheNakedBrothersBand'', leaving Patricia Wettig (Nancy) as the only one of the core six who's never directed.)
** The episode "Going Limp" has Elliot making his directorial debut on a commercial as a major plot point. This was not directed by Timothy Busfield (it was one of Melanie Mayron's).
1st Dec '13 9:27:32 PM Cindylover1969
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* AbsenteeActor: All the main cast members (with the exception of Ken Olin) miss at least one episode.


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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Gary.]]
1st Dec '13 9:22:35 PM Cindylover1969
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** The episode "Going Limp" has Elliot making his directorial debut on a commercial as a major plot point.

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** The episode "Going Limp" has Elliot making his directorial debut on a commercial as a major plot point. This was not directed by Timothy Busfield (it was one of Melanie Mayron's).
1st Dec '13 9:19:49 PM Cindylover1969
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* DirectedByCastMember: Hoo boy. Ken Olin (Michael) and Peter Horton (Gary) directed six each; Timothy Busfield (Elliot) called the shots on three; Melanie Mayron (Melissa) was in charge on two; and Mel Harris (Hope) had a go on one. (Polly Draper (Ellen) didn't helm any episodes of this show but she did on ''TheNakedBrothersBand'', leaving Patricia Wettig (Nancy) as the only one of the core six who's never directed.)
** The episode "Going Limp" has Elliot making his directorial debut on a commercial as a major plot point.
9th Jul '13 8:41:47 PM JIKTV
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As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirtysomething_(TV_series) The Other Wiki]] and at [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092492/ IMDB]].
9th Jul '13 7:53:49 PM JIKTV
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[[caption-width-right:230:The main cast.]]

''Thirtysomething'' is a television drama series that aired on Creator/{{ABC}} from September 29, 1987, to May 28, 1991. It details the lives of seven friends in their 30s - former [[TheSixties Sixties]] counterculture types turned {{Bourgeois Bohemian}}s - living in suburban UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}.

[[AC: The main characters are:]]
* Michael Steadman - An advertising executive.
* Hope Steadman - Michael's wife, a freelance journalist raising their newborn daughter, Janey.
* Elliot Weston - Michael's advertising partner, who, at the beginning of hte series, is having marital problems after an affair with a co-worker.
* Nancy Weston - Elliot's wife, an aspiring artist raising their two children, Ethan and Brittany. Nancy battled ovarian cancer during the last two seasons.
* Melissa Steadman - Michael's photographer cousin.
* Gary Shepherd - An English professor who was Michael's best friend. Gary tragically dies in a car accident a few episodes into the final season.
* Ellyn Warren - Hope's girlhood friend, a career woman.
* Miles Drentell - Michael and Elliot's BadBoss, who employed them once their ad agency went bankrupt.
* Susannah Hart - Gary's girlfriend and later wife, who eventually bore him a daughter, Emma.

Not to be confused with the Hugh Laurie Britcom ''Series/{{Fortysomething}}''.
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!! "[=tropesomething=]":
* AllLowercaseLetters: Officially, the show's title is ''thirtysomething''.
* ButNotTooGay[=/=]FairForItsDay: The show got a burst of publicity as being the first program to feature a gay couple in bed together. However, the actors playing the couple were [[ExecutiveMeddling not allowed to touch each other]], and the network later refused to rerun the episode due to negative advertising reaction.
* CreatorCameo: Story editor Liberty Godshall (who started out as an actress before turning to writing) has a supporting role in "Advanced Beginners," which she also wrote.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MrsRobinson: Dating the much younger Lee causes Melissa to feel like this.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Remembered primarily for being associated with the 'Baby-Boomer' demographic along with some of the more common [[TheEighties 80's]] tropes.
* YourCheatingHeart: Elliot, as listed above.
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