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What About Joan (2000–2002)

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy

Joan Gallagher is a high school teacher who depends on the daily support, counsel, and friendship of her two best friends Ruby, a psychiatrist, and Betsy, a music teacher at the school. Although Ruby appears to be the picture of strength ...See moreJoan Gallagher is a high school teacher who depends on the daily support, counsel, and friendship of her two best friends Ruby, a psychiatrist, and Betsy, a music teacher at the school. Although Ruby appears to be the picture of strength and stability, she allows herself to be taken advantage of by Betsy, who is locked into an on-again, off-again relationship with fellow teacher Mark. Joan also bonds with Alice Adams, who is a new student teacher at the high school. The series focuses on the private lives of an intimate group of high school teachers and explores the complexity and endurance of close friendships among women, as well as the challenging relationship between Joan and Jake two bright, independent, experienced people as they blunder toward intimacy. Written by Anonymous See less
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Updated Mar 27, 2001

Release date (First episode)
Mar 27, 2001 (United States)

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85 cast members
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Joan Cusack
Joan Gallagher Joan Gallagher   See fewer
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Kyle Chandler
Jake Evans Jake Evans   See fewer
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Donna Murphy
Dr. Ruby Stern Dr. Ruby Stern   See fewer
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Kellie Shanygne Williams
Alice Adams Alice Adams   See fewer
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Wallace Langham
Mark Ludlow Mark Ludlow   See fewer
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Jessica Hecht
Betsy Morgan / Betsy / Besty Morgan Ludlow Betsy Morgan / Betsy / Besty Morgan Ludlow   See fewer
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Jeff Garlin
Steinie Steinie   See fewer
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Maia Madison
Jennifer / Jennifer Katherine Mulligan Jennifer / Jennifer Katherine Mulligan   See fewer
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Lora Starkman
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Phil Tyler
James James   See fewer
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Weston Mueller
Daniel / John Daniel / John   See fewer
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Joe Dempsey
Sports Jock / Videographer Sports Jock / Videographer   See fewer
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Craig Cackowski
Brad / Publicist Brad / Publicist   See fewer
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Chris Rehmann
Jeremy / Kid #1 Jeremy / Kid #1   See fewer
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Lina Miranda Gonzalez
Amanda / Kid #2 Amanda / Kid #2   See fewer
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Micah Shane Ballinger
High School Student #1 High School Student #1   See fewer
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Paul Vato
Michael Michael   See fewer
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Jessica Lynn
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Ann Cusack
Ann Gallagher Ann Gallagher   See fewer
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Mitchell Fain
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
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Ashley Johnson
Jody Bradford Jody Bradford   See fewer
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Howard Platt
Reverend Webber Reverend Webber   See fewer
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Stefanie Powers
Mrs. Marie Evans Mrs. Marie Evans   See fewer
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Meg Thalken
Committee Chairwoman Committee Chairwoman   See fewer
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Gary Cole
Justin Justin   See fewer
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Tim Kazurinsky
Principal Gorney Principal Gorney   See fewer
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Ron Dean
Mr. Howard Evans Mr. Howard Evans   See fewer
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Joe Petcka
Steve Steve   See fewer
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Adam Tanguay
Herman Ludlow Herman Ludlow   See fewer
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Maggie Rowe
Yoga Teacher Yoga Teacher   See fewer
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John M. Watson Sr.
Fred the Watchman Fred the Watchman   See fewer
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Misha Kuznetsov
Sergei, the Waiter Sergei, the Waiter   See fewer
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Mark Collins
Michael Michael   See fewer
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Laura Nicole Harrison
Crying Girl Crying Girl   See fewer
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Cedric Young
Coach Steve Wallace Coach Steve Wallace   See fewer
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Ann Marie Rodgers
Pretty Woman #1 Pretty Woman #1   See fewer
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Frank Bucaro
Basketball Player #1 Basketball Player #1   See fewer
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Elaine Robinson
Pretty Woman #2 Pretty Woman #2   See fewer
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Jeremy Isaiah Earl
Basketball Player #2 Basketball Player #2   See fewer
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Michael Perkins
Basketball Player #3 Basketball Player #3   See fewer
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Thomas Gibson
Teacher #1 Teacher #1   See fewer
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Gregory Rather
Basketball Player #4 Basketball Player #4   See fewer
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Sally L. Loeb
Teacher #2 Teacher #2   See fewer
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Guy Van Swearingen
Tow Truck Driver Tow Truck Driver   See fewer
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Dorie Barton
Penelope Penelope   See fewer
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Adam Christopher
Eligible Man Eligible Man   See fewer
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William Dambra
Man on TV Man on TV   See fewer
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Tenisha Davis
Cheerleader #1 Cheerleader #1   See fewer
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Scott Frankel
Piano Man Piano Man   See fewer
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Chris Huse
Olive Boy Olive Boy   See fewer
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David Lively
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
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Elizabeth Mathis
Cheerleader no 2 Cheerleader no 2   See fewer
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Ian Belknap
Richard Richard   See fewer
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Ed Cray
Tattoo'd Cellmate Tattoo'd Cellmate   See fewer
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Marc Grapey
Brennan Brennan   See fewer
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Coughing Cellmate Coughing Cellmate   See fewer
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Megan Frances
Student / Student in Joan's Class (uncredited) Student / Student in Joan's Class (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rick Touhy
Cab Driver / Cop (uncredited) Cab Driver / Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Himself (uncredited) Himself (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lia Caton
Airline Passenger (uncredited) Airline Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Andy Youssi
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 122 votes