Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: March 20, 1986

Last Telecast: June 12, 1986

Broadcast History:

March 1986, Thursday 9:30-10:00 on NBC

March 1986-April 1986, Saturday 9:30-10:00 on NBC

May 1986-June 1986, Thursday 9:30-10:00 on NBC


Paula Russell..... Bess Armstrong

Matt Russell..... Terence Knox

Nicolette Bingham..... Carol Kane

Sonia Russell..... Shawnee Smith

Lorraine Elder..... Valerie Landsburg

Cecile Porter-Lindsey..... Judith-Marie Bergan

Oliver Royce..... David Alan Grier

Wendell Branch..... Bill Wiley

Sherry Levy..... Debi Richter


"She has a love nest at home and a cuckoo's nest at work," read the ad for this short-lived comedy.

Paula Russell went through two of life's great traumas on the same day, March 29th - getting married and starting a new job. The new hubby was Matt, a young donut executive who came complete with a loud and somewhat jealous teenage daughter named Sonia.

The job was that of producer of the soap opera All Is Forgiven (yes, the same title as this series), providing a crew of loony co-workers. Nicolette, a spaced-out, syrupy transplanted Southern belle, was the head writer; Wendell, the insecure director; Cecile, the pushy star who did everything possible to make sure that no one usurped her status; Oliver, the talented but unsure new member of the writing staff; Sherry, one of the production assistants, and Lorraine, the receptionist/secretary who seemed to be eternally preoccupied with her social life.

For some reason, NBC repeated the premiere episode of this forgettable series as a "special presentation" on August 23, 1986, two months after the regular run had ended.