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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 7, 1989
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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  • Starring: Billy Van Zandt, Jane Milmore, Bruce Kirby
  • Summary: Anything but Love was the story of Hannah Miller and her relationship with Marty Gold. After they meet Marty gets Hannah a job in research at the magazine where he works. Hannah, an aspiring writer, sees this as an opportunity to get into the business. The show was created by Wendy Kout and developed by Dennis Koenig. Creative differences between Wendy, Jamie & Richard caused her to leave the series after the 1st season.

    When the show was picked up for the following fall season it had some revisions to the format. Marty, Hannah and Jules still worked at the magazine but other characters were replaced. A hip new editor was brought in and played to the hilt by performance artist Ann Magnuson. Holly Fulger was added to give Hannah a best friend to confide her thoughts about Marty with. One of the running bits between Hannah and Robin was that they called each other Mrs. Shmenkman. A name they came up with years ago when they decided they would both marry a couple of brothers named Shmenkman before they were thirty. Joseph Maher was added to round out the major cast. Other minor characters in the first part of the 2nd season were played by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore; they were also the show's executive story consultants during this time. Their characters didn't really do much and were dropped halfway through the season. Joseph Maher's character was also dropped after the second season and Bruce Weitz was brought in as Mike Urbanek, an everyman's writer. One of his primary functions was to become Marty's confidant for his relationship with Hannah.

    Starting in the second season each episode featured an opening vignette that featured Hannah and Marty sitting at a diner counter making observations on life, love, etc. The on-screen title (and usually the subject) for these bits are included with each episode where they appear as a note.

    First air date: March 7, 1989
    Last air date: June 3, 1992
    Original air time: Tuesday 9:30:00 pm (Eastern)
  • Genre(s): Comedy
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  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 7, 2013
    But for all the renewed energy, the series is still uneven.