Still Standing (TV series)

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Still Standing
Created byDiane Burroughs
Joey Gutierrez
StarringMark Addy
Jami Gertz
Jennifer Irwin
Taylor Ball
Renee Olstead
Soleil Borda
Joel Murray (Seasons 3–4)
Opening theme"You Make Me Happy" written by Holly Knight (performed by Will Hoge)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes88 (List of episodes)
Production
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time21 minutes
Production company(s)Tea Gal and Java Boy Productions
CBS Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Distributor20th Television
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture format16:9
Original runSeptember 30, 2002 (2002-09-30) – March 8, 2006 (2006-03-08)
 
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Still Standing
Created byDiane Burroughs
Joey Gutierrez
StarringMark Addy
Jami Gertz
Jennifer Irwin
Taylor Ball
Renee Olstead
Soleil Borda
Joel Murray (Seasons 3–4)
Opening theme"You Make Me Happy" written by Holly Knight (performed by Will Hoge)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes88 (List of episodes)
Production
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time21 minutes
Production company(s)Tea Gal and Java Boy Productions
CBS Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Distributor20th Television
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture format16:9
Original runSeptember 30, 2002 (2002-09-30) – March 8, 2006 (2006-03-08)
The cast of Still Standing

Still Standing is an American sitcom television series that ran on CBS from September 30, 2002 to March 8, 2006. It starred Mark Addy and Jami Gertz as Bill & Judy Miller, a middle class couple living in Chicago. The series also featured Jennifer Irwin as Judy's sister Linda with Taylor Ball and Renee Olstead as their children.

Plot[edit]

A working class couple in Chicago try to instill good values in their three kids, Brian (Taylor Ball), Lauren (Renee Olstead), and Tina (Soleil Borda), but their own past experiences often conflict with the lessons they try to teach to their children. Judy Miller (Jami Gertz) is the attractive wife who was wooed by Bill (Mark Addy) when he duplicitously dated Judy's less attractive friend. Judy started dating Bill when she noticed him to be sensitive. Bill noticed Judy in front of the lockers located by the principal's office, wearing a tight red Aerosmith Shirt and pants with her right pocket ripped.

Judy and Bill were both popular in high school and they never outgrew that teenage mentality. Neither one has the level of maturity to teach their kids right and wrong, often causing a role reversal between the parents and the children. Judy's sister, Linda (Jennifer Irwin), continuously butts heads with Bill.

Main characters[edit]

Guest and recurring roles[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Each of the episode titles begins with the word "Still", with the exception of the pilot.

Syndication[edit]

The show entered off-network syndication in 2006, and in the fall of that year 20th Television put it into barter-syndication. It aired on many affiliates most notably MyNetworkTV and The CW affiliates. Lifetime Television acquired the cable rights to air it from 2006-2009. ABC Family acquired the rights to rerun it in the Fall of 2010, but due to very-low ratings it was taken off the line-up. Only to be put back on the schedule from December 2013 to June 2014, it was then replaced by The Middle.

Nielsen Ratings[edit]

SeasonTimeslot (EDT)Season PremiereSeason FinaleTV SeasonRankViewers
(in millions)
1Monday 9:30 P.M.September 30, 2002May 12, 20032002–2003#1714.41[1]
2Monday 8:30 P.M.September 22, 2003May 24, 20042003–2004#2611.82
3Monday 8:00 P.M.September 20, 2004May 23, 20052004–2005#489.95
4Wednesday 8:00 P.M.September 21, 2005March 8, 20062005–2006#877.0

Critical reception[edit]

A 2002 Entertainment Weekly review gave Still Standing a "D" grade, calling it an "apathetic" show that "does zip to freshen the Fatty-Gets-a-Family formula."[2]

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