The show takes place at The Gate, a fictitious magazine which is based in San Francisco. Among the magazine's employees is Susan Keane (Brooke Shields), who always has been cared for by someone else. However, when she realizes that she and her wealthy, vain fiancé, Kip, are not meant for each other and that there’s more to life than just being known as the "s" in "The Kip Richmonds", she abruptly leaves him at the altar. Now, she’s suddenly just Susan.
Susan's boss, Jack Richmond (Judd Nelson), the rebellious brother of Susan's former fiancé, Kip, assigns Susan to write a regular column about being suddenly single. Susan's coworkers include photographer Luis Rivera (Nestor Carbonell), boyish rock music reporter Todd Stities (David Strickland), restaurant critic Vicki Groener (Kathy Griffin), and, in later episodes, investigative reporter (and Susan's old enemy) Maddy Piper (Andréa Bendewald). Susan's grandmother and confidant, Nana (Barbara Barrie), stands as a loving pillar of encouragement in Susan's otherwise hectic life. Susan's parents also appeared a few times each season, as played by guest stars Swoosie Kurtz and Ray Baker.
Besides the task of putting together a magazine and focusing on the lead character's life, Suddenly Susan also focuses on the private lives of many employees in the show.
|Brooke Shields||Susan Keane Browne||*||*||*||*|
|Nestor Carbonell||Luis Rivera||*||*||*||*|
|Kathy Griffin||Vicki Groener Rubenstein||*||*||*||*|
|Judd Nelson||Jack Richmond||*||*||*|
|David Strickland||Todd Stites||*||*||*|
|Andrea Bendewald||Madeline "Maddy" Piper Springer||*||*|
|Currie Graham||Nathan "Nate" Knaborski||*|
|Eric Idle||Ian Maxtone-Graham||*|
|Sherri Shepherd||Miranda Charles||*|
|Barbara Barrie||Helen "Nana" Keane||*||*||*||*|
|Season One||September 19, 1996||May 8, 1997||22|
|Season Two||September 22, 1997||May 18, 1998||26|
|Season Three||September 21, 1998||May 24, 1999||23|
|Season Four||September 20, 1999||December 26, 2000||22|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
There are no DVD releases for this show.