Suddenly Susan

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Suddenly Susan
Suddenly Susan-Logo.jpg
Premiere September 19, 1996
Finale December 26, 2000
Creator Clyde Phillips
Developed by Steven Peterman &
Gary Dontzig
Network/Provider NBC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Warner Bros. Television
Seasons 4
Episodes 93
Origin USA

Suddenly Susan is a sitcom that aired on NBC.

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.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4
Brooke Shields Susan Keane Browne * * * *
Nestor Carbonell Luis Rivera * * * *
Kathy Griffin Vicki Groener Rubenstein * * * *
Judd Nelson Jack Richmond * * *
David Strickland Todd Stities * * *
Barbara Barrie Helen "Nana" Keane * * * *
Andréa Bendewald Madeline "Maddy" Piper Springer * *
Currie Graham Nathan "Nate" Knaborski *
Eric Idle Ian Maxtone-Graham *
Sherri Shepherd Miranda Charles *


Season  Premiere Finale #
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


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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