Make your own free website on Tripod.com
What About Joan Articles

HOME

Current Updates | 'This is sad and frustrating' 10/16/01 | New focus, new tone for Joan 10/1/01 | Cusack's learning curve 10/1/01 | 'Joan' Is Her Comfort Zone 10/2/01 | *Cusack bucks odds with 'Joan' 7/26/01 | *WAJ Zap-IT 8/6/01 | Hey, what's not to like about Joan? | From the Seattle Times | GET A GRIP, JOANIE | 'What About Joan': A Bouquet of Neuroses | CHICAGO STYLE GAL | Name That Show, Part II | Joan Cusack's WHAT ABOUT JOAN To Premiere On ABC (3/27/01) | BECAUSE SHE'S WORTH IT | WAITING IN QUEUE FOR CUSACK | CUSACK PUTS CHICAGO ON THE LAUGH TRACK | The Joan Cusack Show
*WAJ Zap-IT 8/6/01

Production Begins For Second Season Of "WHAT ABOUT JOAN" (8/6/01)
Mon, Aug 6, 2001 12:27 PM PDT


Production has begun on the second season of "What About Joan," the half-hour romantic comedy starring Academy Award-nominated actress Joan Cusack. The series airs TUESDAYS (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) this fall on the ABC Television Network.Shot in Chicago, the series focuses on the complexity and endurance of close friendships among women, as well as the challenging relationship between high school teacher Joan Gallagher (Ms. Cusack) and her investment banker boyfriend, Jake (Kyle Chandler), as they blunder toward intimacy while sharing their lives with a small circle of friends.Madly in love with Joan, Kyle is helping her discover the best of who she is. At the same time Kyle's best friend, Steinie (Jeff Garlin), a bar manager, is attempting to show Kyle that there is a lighter side to life than the one his facts-and-figures mentality has allowed him to enjoy.Joan also shares a strong bond with her best friend, Ruby (Tony Award-winner Donna Murphy) -- a psychiatrist and a bit of a diva with troubles of her own -- and enjoys the camaraderie of Mark (Wallace Langham), a fellow teacher, and Alice Adams (Kellie Shanygne Williams), a student teacher at the high school.Joan Cusack stars as Joan Gallagher, Kyle Chandler as Jake, Wallace Langham as Mark, Donna Murphy as Dr. Ruby Stern, Kellie Shanygne Williams as Alice Adams and Jeff Garlin as Steinie.Academy Award and Emmy-winner James L. Brooks, John Levenstein and Richard Sakai are executive producers of the series. Gwen Macsai is the creator and producer. Directing this season will be Emmy Award-winner Terry Hughes. "What About Joan" is a production of Gracie Films in association with Columbia TriStar Television. The series, which is taped before a studio audience in Chicago, premiered March 27, 2001.




Production has begun on the second season of "What About Joan," the half-hour romantic comedy starring Academy Award-nominated actress Joan Cusack. The series airs TUESDAYS (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) this fall on the ABC Television Network.Shot in Chicago, the series focuses on the complexity and endurance of close friendships among women, as well as the challenging relationship between high school teacher Joan Gallagher (Ms. Cusack) and her investment banker boyfriend, Jake (Kyle Chandler), as they blunder toward intimacy while sharing their lives with a small circle of friends.Madly in love with Joan, Kyle is helping her discover the best of who she is. At the same time Kyle's best friend, Steinie (Jeff Garlin), a bar manager, is attempting to show Kyle that there is a lighter side to life than the one his facts-and-figures mentality has allowed him to enjoy.Joan also shares a strong bond with her best friend, Ruby (Tony Award-winner Donna Murphy) -- a psychiatrist and a bit of a diva with troubles of her own -- and enjoys the camaraderie of Mark (Wallace Langham), a fellow teacher, and Alice Adams (Kellie Shanygne Williams), a student teacher at the high school.Joan Cusack stars as Joan Gallagher, Kyle Chandler as Jake, Wallace Langham as Mark, Donna Murphy as Dr. Ruby Stern, Kellie Shanygne Williams as Alice Adams and Jeff Garlin as Steinie.Academy Award and Emmy-winner James L. Brooks, John Levenstein and Richard Sakai are executive producers of the series. Gwen Macsai is the creator and producer. Directing this season will be Emmy Award-winner Terry Hughes. "What About Joan" is a production of Gracie Films in association with Columbia TriStar Television. The series, which is taped before a studio audience in Chicago, premiered March 27, 2001.