Thirtysomething is an American drama television series created by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz for United Artists Television (under MGM/UA Television) and aired on ABC from September 29, 1987, to May 28, 1991.[1] It focuses on a group of baby boomers in their thirties who live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and how they handle the lifestyle that dominated American culture during the 1980s given their involvement in the early 1970s counterculture as young adults.[2] It premiered in the United States on September 29, 1987, and lasted four seasons. It was canceled in May 1991 because the ratings had dropped. Zwick and Herskovitz moved on to other projects.[3][4][5] The series won 13 Primetime Emmy Awards, out of 41 nominations, and two Golden Globe Awards.

Main cast
Created byEdward Zwick
Marshall Herskovitz
StarringKen Olin
Mel Harris
Melanie Mayron
Timothy Busfield
Patricia Wettig
Peter Horton
Polly Draper
ComposersW. G. Snuffy Walden
Stewart Levin
Jay Gruska
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes85 (list of episodes)
Executive producersEdward Zwick
Marshall Herskovitz
ProducersAnn Lewis Hamilton
Joseph Dougherty
Richard Kramer
Running time60 minutes
Production companiesThe Bedford Falls Company
MGM/UA Television Productions
DistributorMGM Television
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 29, 1987 (1987-09-29) 
May 28, 1991 (1991-05-28)
Related showsOnce and Again

On January 8, 2020, ABC confirmed that a television pilot, which would serve as a sequel to the series, had been ordered. The pilot was never filmed, but was set to be directed by Zwick, written by Zwick and Herskovitz, and have four members of the original cast (Olin, Harris, Busfield and Wettig) reprising their roles.[6] In June 2020, ABC passed on the series.[7]

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