Dear John

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Dear John
Dear John-Cast.jpg
Premiere October 6, 1988
Finale April 15, 1992
Based on characters from the BBC television series
"Dear John"
created by
John Sullivan
Developed by Bob Ellison &
Peter Noah
Network NBC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Ed. Weinberger Productions,
Paramount Television
Seasons 4
Episodes 90 (8 unaired)
Origin USA

Dear John is a sitcom that aired on NBC. The series is based on the UK program of the same name.

Dear John starred Judd Hirsch as easy going high school teacher John Lacey who is dumped by his wife, Wendy, via a Dear John letter. Wendy ends up with everything in the divorce settlement, including custody of the couple's son, forcing John to move into an apartment in Queens.

John soon joins the One-2-One Club, a self help group for divorced, widowed or lonely people. The group is led by Louise, a sex obsessed British woman. Other members of the group include Kate McCarron (Isabella Hofmann), a sweet divorcée, Kirk Morris, a cocky ladies' man seemingly stuck in the '70's, Ralph Drang (Harry Groener), a shy and neurotic tollbooth collector, and Margie Philbert, a feisty senior citizen.

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Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4
Judd Hirsch John Lacey * * * *
Jere Burns Kirk Morris * * * *
Jane Carr Louise Mercer * * * *
Harry Groener Ralph Drang * * *
Billie Bird Margie Philbert o * * *
Susan Walters Mary Beth Sutton o * *
Isabella Hofmann Kate McCarron * * * *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One October 6, 1988 May 11, 1989 22
Season Two September 28, 1989 May 16, 1990 24
Season Three September 19, 1990 May 1, 1991 22
Season Four September 19, 1991 April 15, 1992 22

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DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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