Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: September 16, 1984

Last Telecast: July 24, 1985

Broadcast History:

September 1984, Sunday 8:00-9:00 on CBS

September 1984 - October 1984, Tuesday 8:30-9:00 on CBS

November 1984 - April 1985, Wednesday 8:30-9:00 on CBS

April 1985, Saturday 8:30-9:00 on CBS

June 1985 - July 1985, Wednesday 8:30-9:00 on CBS


Dr. Howard Sheinfeld..... Elliott Gould

Dr. Eve Sheridan (pilot only)..... Marcia Strassman

Dr. Eve Sheridan..... Mary McDonnell

Nurse Joan Thor..... Conchata Ferrell

Nurse Julie Williams..... Lynne Moody

Maria Amardo..... Shuko Akune

Nurse Cory Smith..... Corinne Bohrer

Off. Fred Burdock..... Bruce A. Young

Dr. Thomas Esquivel..... Luis Avalos

Harold Stickley..... Jason Alexander

Ace..... George Clooney

Orderly Richard..... William G. Schilling

Paramedic Bert..... Jeff Doucette


Chicago's Clark Street Hospital was the setting for this comedy about the staff and patients populating the hospital's emergency room. Howard Sheinfeld was the sarcastic, talkative doctor who oversaw most of the emergency-room treatment. An ear-nose-and-throat specialist, he moonlighted at Clark Street Hospital doing 48-hour shifts to help him keep up with alimony payments to two ex-wives. Eve, his no-nonsense boss at the hospital, wished he would take things a little more seriously and not work such long shifts. Harold Stickley was the hospital administrator and Ace the inexperienced young physician recently assigned to emergency-room duty. Joan Thor was the head nurse, Julie her industrious assistant, and Cory the perpetually confused floater nurse. Maria was the lazy, smart-mouthed receptionist, and Fred was her boyfriend. Into their emergency room came a constant stream of the sick and the injured, some with minor problems and others in critical condition, in this awkward mixture of gag comedy and serious illness.