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The Education of Max Bickford 

A history professor teaches at a women's college where his daughter is a student.
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Series cast summary:
Richard Dreyfuss ...  Max Bickford 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Marcia Gay Harden ...  Andrea Haskell 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Eric Ian Goldberg Eric Ian Goldberg ...  Lester 'Pres' Bickford 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Katee Sackhoff ...  Nell Bickford 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Regina Taylor ...  Judith Bryant 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Helen Shaver ...  Erica Bettis 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Sasi Grandoit Sasi Grandoit ...  Student 20 episodes, 2001-2002
Meredith Roberts Quill ...  Brenda Vanderpool 15 episodes, 2001-2002
Molly Regan Molly Regan ...  Lorraine Tator 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Maureen Wakeley Maureen Wakeley ...  College Student 12 episodes, 2001-2002
Stephen Spinella ...  Rex Pinsker 10 episodes, 2001-2002
David McCallum ...  Walter Thornhill 9 episodes, 2001-2002
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A history professor teaches at a women's college where his daughter is a student.

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English

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23 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Max Bickford See more »

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(22 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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After a strong initial launch, the show's audience 'dropped sharply afterward' despite its prime time slot following 60 Minutes. Within a month, two of its three executive producers were removed and reports claimed the show was being 'overhauled', though CBS denied this, preferring the term 'creative adjustments'. See more »

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The show that didn't go on
21 October 2004 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

This show tells about the life of a Jewish college professor called Max Bickford (Richard Dreyfuss) and his family, which includes Lester (Eric Ian Goldberg) and Nell (Katee Sackhoff), who also studies at the women's college where her father teaches.Other great characters are Andrea Haskell (Marcia Gay Harden), who's also a professor and Erica Bettis (Helen Shaver), who used to be a man.The Education of Max Bickford ran from 2001 to 2002.My question is why? Why did it last for one season only? I liked it.The comedy worked in it, the drama worked in it and the cast was magnificent.The adult actors were great, the kid actors were great.And then you could see these amazing guest stars making visits.There was Eli Wallach in three episodes as Jay Bickford, Max' father.In one episode there was Peter O'Toole as Sidney McKnight, an old professor.These legends can make any show better, and this one was good already.So why didn't it last? What can you do? Some shows go on and some don't.That's the way it goes.


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