thirtysomething (1987-1991)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1987-09-29

Runtime: 1 hour

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy

Language(s): English


Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford Falls Company, and aired on ABC. It premiered in the U.S. on September 29, 1987. It lasted four seasons, with the last of its 85 episodes airing on May 28, 1991. The title of the show was designed as thirtysomething by Kathie Broyles, who combined the words of the original title, Thirty Something. In 1997, "The Go Between" and "Samurai Ad Man" were ranked #22 on TV Guide′s 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. In 2002, Thirtysomething was ranked #19 on TV Guide′s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 TV Guide ranked it #10 in its list of The 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 87
Season 1 23
Season 2 17
Season 3 24
Season 4 23
Specials 1
Cast 8
Ken Olin - Michael Steadman
Mel Harris - Hope Steadman
Timothy Busfield - Elliot Weston
Patricia Wettig - Nancy Weston
Peter Horton - Gary Shepherd
Melanie Mayron - Melissa Steadman
Polly Draper - Ellyn Warren
Patricia Kalember
Production 9
Edward Zwick - Executive Producer
Marshall Herskovitz - Executive Producer
Joseph Dougherty - Producer
Ann Lewis Hamilton - Producer
Richard Kramer - Producer
Lindsley Parsons III - Producer
Scott Winant - Producer
Paul Haggis - Producer
Ellen S. Pressman - Producer
Network 1

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