"30s" alums find behind-the-scenes success

Discuss the ABC series "thirtysomething" (1987-1991) in this forum. The TV drama created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick premiered on ABC on September 29, 1987 and lasted four seasons and 85 episodes.
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"30s" alums find behind-the-scenes success

Post by Sascha » Jan 17th 2008, 5:26 am

Rebecca Dana from the Wall Street Journal published a "Where-are-they-now"-article about the careers of the former "thirtysomething" cast. It includes some quotes from Herskovitz and Zwick.
When it premiered in 1987, "thirtysomething" was unlike anything else on television. An homage to yuppie angst, the show developed into a lower-rated but critically adored antidote to the "Dallas" and "Dynasty" genre that otherwise ruled that decade.

Now, 20 years later, "thirtysomething" isn't even available on DVD, and none of its cast members have gone on to acting stardom. But nearly all of them have become highly influential in the entertainment world in other ways, stepping behind the cameras to write, direct and produce hit television shows this season.

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