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Love & War was a Syndication network sitcom created by Diane English, which aired from September 21, 1992 to February 1, 1995, lasting for three seasons and 68 episodes.

It was produced by Shukovsky English Entertainment.

Plot

Set in Chicago, Illinois, the series originally centered on the on-again\off-again relationship between restauranteur Wally Porter and newspaper columnist Jack Stein.

After Susan Dey was fired from the show after the first season, she was replaced by Annie Potts, who portrayed the role of Jack's new love interest, Dana Palladino.

Cast

  • Jay Thomas as Jack Stein
  • Susan Dey as Wally Porter (1992–93)
  • John Hancock as Ike Johnson (1992)
  • Joel Murray as Ray Litvak
  • Michael Nouri as Kip Zakaris
  • Suzie Plakson as Meg Tynan
  • Joanna Gleason as Nadine Berkus
  • Charlie Robinson as Abe Johnson (1992–95)
  • Annie Potts as Dana Palladino (1993–95)

Production

After the show's first season the show was retooled and Susan Dey was fired by the producers of the show, saying that she and Thomas had "no chemistry" together.

Dey was replaced by Annie Potts as Dana Palladino, who bought Porter's restaurant and also became a love interest for Jack.

Broadcast History

During its first two and a half seasons, "Love & War" aired on Monday nights following another Diane English production, "Murphy Brown."

Midway through its third season, the show was moved to Wednesday nights where the ratings sagged, leading to its cancellation.

Accolades

Annie Potts was nominated for an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Lead Actress - Comedy Series" in 1994, but lost to Candice Bergen.

Guest stars Tracey Ullman and Eileen Heckart won Emmys for "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series" in 1993 and 1994, respectively.

Sid Caesar was nominated for "Outstanding Guest Actor" in a Comedy Series in 1995, but did not win.

The show was also a nominee for "Outstanding Main Title Theme Music" in 1993.

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