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'Cybill' Profile

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Cybill follows the life of B-level actress Cybill Sheridan as she struggles through small roles, spends time with her boozy best friend, works to be a good mother to her two daughters, and juggles various relationships and her two ex-husbands.

Aired:

January 2, 1995-July 13, 1998 (four seasons, 87 episodes) on CBS

See It:

Best-of collection Cybill: The Collector’s Edition is available on DVD (Compare Prices).

History:

Based loosely on star Cybill Shepherd’s own life, and heavily influenced by her personality, Cybill debuted on CBS to solid ratings and positive notices in 1995. Although the show continued to draw viewers and acclaim, it drew nearly as much attention for the alleged behind-the-scenes tension between Shepherd and co-star Christine Baranski (who won an Emmy in 1995). CBS canceled Cybill after its fourth season, a decision Shepherd blamed on the network’s disapproval of the show’s feminist perspective.

Cast:

Cybill Shepherd as Cybill Sheridan
Christine Baranski as Maryann Thorpe
Alicia Witt as Zoey Woodbine
Tom Wopat as Jeff Robbins
Alan Rosenberg as Ira Woodbine

Creators:

Cybill was created by sitcom veteran Chuck Lorre, whose credits include Grace Under Fire, Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory. Lorre and star Shepherd served as executive producers along with Marcy Carsey, Tom Werner, Caryn Mandabach, Bob Myer, Howard Gould and Jay Daniel, at various points during the show’s run.
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