''Cybill'' was a sitcom created by Creator/ChuckLorre that ran from 1995-1998 on CBS.

Cybill Shepherd played [[TheDanza Cybill Sheridan]], an aging actress that never had her breakthrough.

Other characters included her best friend Maryann (Christine Baranski), her daughters Rachel (Dedee Pfeiffer) and Zoey (Creator/AliciaWitt), her ex-husbands Jeff (Tom Wopat) and Ira (Alan Rosenberg) and Rachel's husband Kevin (Peter Krause).

!!This series provides examples of:
* AdamWesting: Washed-up and aging Cybill Shephard plays... washed up and aging Cybill Sheridan (who unlike the real one never had a success like ''Film/TaxiDriver'' or ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'').
** Also part of the storyline is how Cybill hails from [[DeepSouth Memphis]] and Maryann hails from [[FlyoverCountry Buffalo]], just like the RealLife origins of Cybill Shepard and Christine Baranski.
** Johnathan Frakes also guest starred as an amorous version of himself playing up his status as the "Number Two on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
* BavarianFireDrill: Zoey was good at these. She once passed as a teacher at her own school, ''and even received a paycheck''.
* BolivianArmyEnding: The final episode ends with Cybill and Maryann being arrested for the apparent murder of Maryann's husband, Doctor Dick.
* CampGay: The waiter at the bistro where Cybill and Maryann are often dining.
* TheCastShowoff: Cybill Shepherd, Tom Wopat, and Christine Baranski each show their singing chops in several episodes. Many episodes also feature Alicia Witt's piano-playing.
* CharacterTitle
* CliffHanger: The series finale ends on one, sadly.
* CompensatingForSomething: Doctor Dick's Porsche, which Cybill refers to as a "driveway penis" before blowing it up as revenge for his swindling Maryann out of her savings.
-->'''Cybill''': ''(after a quick and unremarkable explosion)'' That was quick...big surprise.
* DeadpanSnarker: [[WorldOfSnark Most characters had their snarky moments]], but Maryann easily tops them all. Next in line would be Zoey, and to some lesser extents Ira and Cybill herself.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune
* DropInCharacter: Ira
* TheEponymousShow
* TheFaceless: Dr. Dick.
* FlockOfWolves: In one episode Cybill dressed up as a prostitute to research an acting role she'd accepted. She asked another lady of the night what it was like being a prostitute, but it turned out she was also an actress. They asked a third woman, but she turned out to be a journalist. The three asked a fourth woman, but 'she' turned out to be a male vice squad officer.
* FoodFight: Between Cybill and Andrea in "Wedding Bell Blues"
* FrickinLaserBeams: When Cybill plays Galaxy Gal in "Where's Zoey?"
* GagPenis: Cybill and a friend were in a museum and came across a statue of a fertility god, who...well...
-->'''Cybill and Friend:''' ''(looking excited and amused)'' Wow...\\
''(they turn to each other)''\\
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: In-universe. One of Cybill's cheesy cop shows is huge in Siberia.
* HangoverSensitivity: Maryann had this during a pretty epic hangover she endured when she tried to outdrink a man over twice her size... '''and won.''' She starts off saying, "My mouth feels like I just swallowed sheep," and when Cybill and Zoe are having their very '''loud''' argument, the sensory overload is too much and she starts wailing, "Searing pain! Nerve damage!" "Temporary blindness!" and finally "The taste of burnt pennies."
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: Ira writes a book about his marriage to Cybill, with him as a Mary Sue.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Cybill and Maryann
* LadyDrunk: Maryann
* UsefulNotes/LosAngeles
* MeaningfulName: Doctor DICK!
* MrFanservice: Rachel and Kevin had a kinky side, resulting in Peter Krause showing some skin in two episodes.
* MsFanservice: Cybill's ample cleavage and shapely legs were frequently on display, oftentimes for plot purposes of the various exploitative jobs she took.
** Lampshaded when she was cast on a thinly-veiled ripoff of ''Series/TheXFiles'' called ''Lifeforms.'' In her first scene, the camera only showed her from the neck down, and later, an audience was polled and asked "what about the show best held your interest?" The number one answer was her legs.
* TheNineties
* OutOfOrder: Cybill comes back from her mother's funeral at the beginning of episode 13. Her mother then dies at the end of episode 21, which aired more than three months later.
* PrettyInMink: Maryann
* RecurringCharacter: Jeff, Rachel, Kevin, Sean and Justin were semi-regulars who only received credit in the opening titles for the episodes they appeared in.
* RichBitch: Maryann
* ShipTease: Maryann and Ira.
* ShowWithinAShow: Cybill thinks she finally has a hit on her hands with ''Life Forms'' a paper-thin knockoff of ''The X-Files.''
* SitcomArchnemesis: Andrea Stone-Thorpe (Morgan Fairchild) for Cybill.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Maryann just can't get past Doctor Dick leaving her, even though apparently she got a good divorce settlement.
* VanityPlate: In the first and second seasons.
* VisitByDivorcedDad: Mostly [[DropInCharacter Ira]] but Cybill's other Ex qualifies for this as well.
* WondrousLadiesRoom: This was a running gag. Ira commented on the potpourri and soap on women's bathroom. During a flashback episode set in the Middle Ages, the king went to the women's bathroom and was surprised with the stool (you know, the thing we sit on) and the curtain.