Still Standing (TV series)

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Still Standing
FormatSitcom
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
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes88 (List of episodes)
Production
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time21 minutes
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
FormatSitcom
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
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes88 (List of episodes)
Production
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time21 minutes
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. It debuted on CBS on September 30, 2002, and ended March 8, 2006. Lifetime obtained the United States syndication rights to the show in February 2005 and aired it until 2009. In September 2010, ABC Family acquired the series and now shows reruns at 12 pm and 12:30 pm ET.

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Plot

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 t-shirt and jeans 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

Guest and recurring roles

Episodes

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

Nielsen Ratings

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

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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