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Love and Marriage (1996 TV series)

Love and Marriage is an American situation comedy television series starring Anthony Denison and Patricia Healy as a New York working couple trying to raise a family. The series premiered September 28, 1996 on Fox as the first series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino (before her marriage to Daniel Palladino), who would later go on to create Gilmore Girls and Bunheads.[1] The show was canceled after two episodes.[2]

Love and Marriage
Genre Sitcom
Created by Amy Sherman
Starring Anthony Denison
Patricia Healy
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9 (7 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Amy Sherman
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions
TriStar Television
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Original network Fox
Original release September 28 (1996-09-28) – October 5, 1996 (1996-10-05)



Jack, who manages a parking garage by day, and his wife April, who works nights waitressing in a Manhattan restaurant, barely have any time to spend together, or with their three children Michael, Gemmy and Christopher. Louis and Trudy, and son Max, are their new neighbors from New Rochelle, New York.



Nine episodes are registered with the United States Copyright Office.

# Title Original airdate Production code
1 "Pilot" September 28, 1996 (1996-09-28) 100
2 "Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady" October 5, 1996 (1996-10-05) 104
TBA "Up All Night" unaired 101
TBA "Here's a Case Where Thomas Wolfe Was Wrong" unaired 102
TBA "Look Who's Talking Now" unaired 103
TBA "Family Business" unaired 105
TBA "Back to School Fight" unaired 106
TBA "Play Kristy for Me" unaired 107
TBA "Sick at Home" unaired 108


Howard Rosenberg of the Los Angeles Times called the series "another routine sitcom", which revolves around a "noisy family".[1] Steven Linan, also of the Los Angeles Times, said the "uninspired sitcom could use further alterations in concept and scripts" since the show already had its title changed from Come Fly With Me.[3] Tom Shales of The Washington Post was equally unimpressed and called the series "among the least amusing" of the new season.[4] However, Tony Scott of Variety said "sharply written by creator Amy Sherman, directed expertly by Gail Mancuso, the Nardinis are people worth visiting". Scott further stated that the series "exudes joy, not cynicism, charm, not snideness".[5]


  1. ^ a b Rosenberg, Howard (September 28, 1996). "'Early' Line on This Trio: Que Sera Sera". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  2. ^ Fretts, Bruce (March 21, 1997). "The Week". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  3. ^ Linan, Steven (September 15, 1996). "The Prime-Time Pack - The Networks, Looking to Increase Their Audience, Put the Emphasis on Comedy, Bringing Back Big Stars and Adding Teachers, Aliens and Conspiracies to the Mix". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  4. ^ Shales, Tom (September 28, 1996). "'Love and Marriage'". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  5. ^ Scott, Tony (September 23, 1996). "Love and Marriage". Variety. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 

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