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Once and Again 

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A divorced father and a soon-to-be divorced mother meet and begin a romantic courtship which is always complicated by their respective children and their own life problems.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sela Ward ...  Lily Manning 63 episodes, 1999-2002
Billy Campbell ...  Rick Sammler 63 episodes, 1999-2002
Julia Whelan ...  Grace Manning 60 episodes, 1999-2002
Meredith Deane ...  Zoe Manning 60 episodes, 1999-2002
Marin Hinkle ...  Judy Brooks 58 episodes, 1999-2002
Evan Rachel Wood ...  Jessie Sammler 56 episodes, 1999-2002
Shane West ...  Eli Sammler 54 episodes, 1999-2002
Susanna Thompson ...  Karen Sammler 49 episodes, 1999-2002
Jeffrey Nordling ...  Jake Manning 47 episodes, 1999-2002
Todd Field ...  David Cassilli 28 episodes, 1999-2001
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Storyline

Rick is a divorced father-of-two who meets Lily, a newly-separated mother-of-two. They begin a relationship, which has a significant impact not only on their lives but on those of their children and ex-spouses, as well. Written by Phil Fernando

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She's starting to see other people. A man, his kids, his ex-wife.

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Official Sites:

ABC

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ancora una volta See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(63 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The character 'Rick Sammler' was ranked #36 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue). See more »

Quotes

Eli Sammler: It's so weird that she doesn't miss me, 'cause I'm never gonna stop missing her.
Grace Manning: I know.
Eli Sammler: You're like the only person who does know.
[they both slowly start to move their faces closer together]
Eli Sammler: [whispers] that's a really pretty dress
[lips are about to touch]
Grace ManningEli Sammler: [door swings open, Grace and Eli pull away as they see Jesse standing infront of them] What?
Jessie Sammler: They called off the wedding.
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My Favorite Show Of All Time
23 May 2004 | by sj1840See all my reviews

"Once and Again" is an absolute treasure of a show. I could not be more amazed at the incredible acting from every member of the talented cast, the stellar writing,and the perfect pacing. This show was criminally ignored at the Emmys and that is a shame because I believe that this is easily the best family drama of all time, if not the best drama series of all time. It is certainly my favorite show of all time. Every single actor gave consistently brilliant performances week after week, with the standouts being Susanna Thompson, a totally underrated actress, and the lovely Evan Rachel Wood, who has more talent in her left pinky finger than Hillary Duff has at all. I miss this show, but I will always treasure the three amazing seasons we had of it!


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