In the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, NBC’s “Must See TV” Thursday night lineup dominated the ratings with hits like Friends, Seinfeld, and Frasier. But can you name the other, less-heralded, mostly short-lived sitcoms that aired between those hit shows?
- A young man in his 30s (Jonathan Silverman) hangs out with his friends in New York, trying to find love.
- A young Southern woman (Hedy Burress) goes away to college, only to have her weird brother (Anthony Clark) follow her there, to keep an eye on her.
- A flaky writer (Brooke Shields) navigates her newly single life in San Francisco and the politics of a job at a magazine.
- Two blue-collar female friends (Jessica Lundy, Cynthia Stevenson) live and work in suburban Pittsburgh.
- A grumpy newspaper columnist (Dabney Coleman) is ordered by his employer to soften up and modernize his views, with the help of his daughter (Cynthia Gibb).
- A cartoonist (Lea Thompson) hangs out with her friends in New York, trying to find love.
- A prize-winning photographer (Téa Leoni) tries to put her life back together after a divorce by getting a job at a sleazy tabloid.
- A single mom (Christina Applegate) hangs out with her friends in Buffalo, trying to find love.
- A motley crew of young, wacky characters spend time in a Manhattan coffeehouse.
- A quirky novelist (Tony Shalhoub) butts heads with his neurotic editor (Neil Patrick Harris)
- A self-absorbed executive (Sharon Lawrence) and her sarcastic assistant (Leah Remini) both get fired and become business partners.
- A jerk (Steven Weber) is cursed by his ex-girlfriend, leaving his life a never-ending string of bad luck.
1. The Single Guy (1995-97)
2. Boston Common (1996-97)
3. Suddenly Susan (1996-2000)
4. Hope and Gloria (1995-96)
5. Madman of the People (1994-95)
6. Caroline in the City (1995-99)
7. The Naked Truth (1996-98)
8. Jesse (1998-2000)
9. Union Square (1997-98)
10. Stark Raving Mad (1999-2000)
11. Fired Up (1997-98)
12. Cursed (2000-01)