"30s" alums find behind-the-scenes success
Posted: 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.