“thirtysomething”
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The cast of “thirtysomething” in 1988 (clockwise, from left): Polly Draper, Timothy Busfield, Melanie Mayron, Peter Horton, Mel Harris, Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig. (ABC)
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An unemployed Michael (Ken Olin) enrolls in a writing class, where he runs into Nancy (Patricia Wettig), which inspires a romantic, detective-type fantasy on the episode “Michael Writes a Story” (ABC)
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A scene from a 1987 episode of “thirtysomething” with Mel Harris as Hope, left, Ken Olin as Michael, and Lacey Craven as their daughter. (ABC)
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Timothy Busfield and Patricia Wettig in a scene from “thirtysomething.” (ABC)
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Mel Harris as Hope, left, and Melanie Mayron as Melissa. (ABC)
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Ken Olin plays Michael Steadman, left, and Peter Horton is Gary Shepherd. (Ron Batzdorff/ABC)
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Miles gives Michael the unpleasant task of reducing the office staff by one-tenth, then comes up with the idea to throw a costume party. Hope (Mel Harris), left, Melissa (Melanie Mayron) and Nancy (Patricia Wettig) dress for the occasion. (Fred Sabine/ABC)
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Miles Drentell (David Clennon), left, is the supervisor for Michael (Ken Olin) and Elliot (Timothy Busfield). (ABC)
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Nancy (Patricia Wettig), in the doctor’s office for a chekcup, experiences doubts about her sexuality after her hysterectomy -- doubts which affect her marriage. (ABC)
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Patricia Kalember plays Susannah Hart and Peter Horton is Gary Shepherd. (Bob Nese/ABC)
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“Thirtysomething,” an adult drama set in Philadelphia, traces the relationships of a group of upwardly mobile friends and families. It aired from 1987 to 1991 on ABC. Pictured, from top left: Polly Draper (as Ellyn Warren), Peter Horton (as Gary Shepherd), Brittany/Lacey Craven (as Janey Steadman), Ken Olin (as Michael Steadman), Mel Harris (as Hope Steadman), Melanie Mayron (as Melissa Steadman). Foreground: Timothy Busfield (as Elliot Weston), Luke Rossi (as Ethan Weston) and Patricia Wettig (as Nancy Weston). (ABC)
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The gang’s not only all here ... it keeps growing as babies are born to longtime friends who are learning how to live in a world where they suddenly have to be adults. The series stars, clockwise from lower left: Peter Horton, Patricia Wettig (holding Rachel Nagler), Mel Harris, Ken Olin, Melanie Mayron (all three standing), Timothy Busfield (holding Jason Nagler) and Polly Draper. (ABC)
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Co-producers Edward Zwick, left, and Marshall Herskovitz in their offices at CBS/MTM studios, watching the introduction for the next season of their show “thirtysomething.” (Los Angeles Times)
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The cast, from left: Peter Horton (Gary), Melanie Mayron (Melissa), Ken Olin (Michael), Mel Harris (Hope), Brittany/Lacey Craven (Janey), Polly Draper (Ellyn), Luke Rossi (Ethan), Patricia Wettig (Nancy), Timothy Busfield (Elliot) and Jordana Bink Shapiro (Brittany). (ABC)
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