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American Dreamer

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American Dreamer
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Premiere September 20, 1990
Finale June 22, 1991
Creator Susan Seeger
Network/Provider NBC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Ubu Productions,
Paramount Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 17
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

American Dreamer is a sitcom that aired on NBC.

American Dreamer stars Robert Urich as fictional character Tom Nash, formerly a high-powered network correspondent who was forced to reassess his priorities following the death of his wife. He decided to give up his career in order to spend more time with his children. To do this, he moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he supported his family by contributing a column about "real people" to a Chicago newspaper. His editor, Joe Baines (Jeffrey Tambor), felt Tom was completely wasting his talents and drove out from Chicago weekly (a huge sacrifice, from his viewpoint) to attempt to convince Tom to return the world of "hard news". Other characters included Tom's zany secretary, Lillian Abernathy (Carol Kane), and a friendly waitress at Tom's favorite local diner, Holly Baker (Margaret Walsh).

This program was extremely low-key. Tom sometimes "broke the fourth wall" to address the viewers directly about his thoughts regarding the situations he encountered. This philosophizing gained only a small audience and the program was cancelled at midseason, although selected episodes were rerun the following summer.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Robert Urich Tom Nash
Carol Kane Lillian Abernathy
Chay Lentin Rachel Nash
Johnny Galecki Danny Nash
Margaret Welsh Holly Baker
Jeffrey Tambor Joe Baines


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 20, 1990 June 22, 1991 17


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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