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Cybill Shepherd CYBILL is a comedy revolving around Cybill Sheridan, a working actress in Los Angeles with a stop-start career, complicated by an eccentric extended family that includes two daughters and a couple of ex-husbands. Her best friend, Maryann Thorpe, is a rich-by-settlement divorcee with a twisted sense of humor, who is a certified alumna of the Betty Ford Clinic (but in need of a refresher course). Cybill's elder daughter, Rachel, is conservative, married, has one child--and is Cybill's polar opposite. Cybill's live-in daughter, Zoey, is a brooding 18-year-old.

This Week:

Cybill tries to help Maryann, Rachel and Zoey overcome their romantic troubles by forcing them to take part in a new age drum beating session.

Maryann, furious when Dr. Dick doesn't send any hateful gifts to her in honor of what would have been their 23rd anniversary, agrees to let Cybill take her to a new age female bonding session so she can get Dr. Dick out of her system once and for all. Meanwhile, Kevin uses Baby William to diffuse his anger towards Rachel and his job hunting problems, and Ira finds out that Sean cheated on Zoey.

CYBILL (Cybill Shepherd) has a sidekick named Maryann (Christine Baranski) who, when asked who her therapist is, waves her credit card and says, "Dr. Gold." That's a woman with keen ideas, so 'till you catch her on Mondays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT), here's...
Things According to Maryann

On solving dilemmas!

"Confront the problem head on -- years later."

On a woman searching for the meaning of life!

"She's tried everything -- shopping and religion."

On the top film of the year!

"'Braveheart' -- 20,000 hairy legs in tweed skirts. It's like November in Paris."

On her ex-husband, Doctor Dick, Hollywood plastic surgeon-to-the-stars, who was missing!

"If he's gone much longer, Cher's going to have to put up scaffolding around herself."

On why she'd never seen an X-rated movie!

"Doctor Dick wouldn't allow anything in the bedroom more stimulating than him. Eventually, I had to remove the plants."

On participating in a Sunday service!

"Before I agree to Communion, I'll need to see a wine list."

On religion!

"I forgot how wonderful it is to sit in church. That candlelight takes years off your face."

On why she uses a 1993 date book!

"This is the year I divorced Doctor Dick. Plus, as long as I use it, we'll always be 42."

On Zoey's (Cybill's daughter) first apartment!

"All this adorable second-hand furniture. The place just screams 'tetanus shot.'"

On coming late into a discussion of extra-terrestrials!

"I love aliens. They really know how to clean a house."

On being advised that it's better to take the high road!

"What a shame. The low road is so much more fun."

On what she tells the guys!

"I like a man who can uncork Merlot with his teeth."

On a failing relationship!

"This relationship is sort of like flan. It looks good on the menu, but when you get it, it just quivers on your plate and makes you sick."

Production
YBYL Productions, in association with Jay Daniel Productions, Chuck Lorre Productions,
River Siren Productions and The Carsey-Werner Company

Executive Producers
Marcy Carsey, Tom Werner, Caryn Mandabach,
Jay Daniel, Cybill Shepherd, Howard Gould

Cast
Cybill Sheridan/CYBILL SHEPHERD
Maryann Thorpe/CHRISTINE BARANSKI
Ira Woodbine/ALAN ROSENBERG
Rachel Blanders/DEDEE PFEIFFER
Zoey Woodbine/ALICIA WITT

For a collection of Cybill photos, visit the Eyeware Gallery

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CHRISTINE BARANSKI
(Maryann Thorpe)

During the past year, Christine Baranski won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, the American Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy for her portrayal of the outrageous Maryann Thorpe in CYBILL.

Baranski is a two-time Tony Award winner ("The Real Thing," 1984; "Rumors," 1989) and has won the Drama Desk Award twice ("The Real Thing," 1984; "Lips Together, Teeth Apart," 1991). Her other Broadway appearances include the plays "Hurlyburly" and "The House of Blue Leaves."

Baranski has appeared in the television dramas "To Dance with the White Dog" and "Playing for Time," both on the CBS Television Network, and her feature film credits include "Reversal of Fortune," "Legal Eagles," "The Ref," "Addams Family Values," "Life with Mikey," "9 1/2 Weeks," "Jeffrey" and "Birds of a Feather."

She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. and now lives in Connecticut with her husband, actor Matthew Cowles, and their two children. Her birth date is May 2.


DEDEE PFEIFFER
(Rachel Blanders)

Dedee Pfeiffer has guest starred in the television series "Seinfeld," "Wings" and "Jack's Place." Her feature film credits include "Falling Down" and "Vamp," as well as "Up Close and Personal" with her sister, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Robert Redford.

Pfeiffer is a native of Southern California, where she still lives. Her birth date is Jan. 1.


ALAN ROSENBERG
(Ira Woodbine)

Alan Rosenberg starred as Eli Levinson in "Civil Wars," a role he reprised on "L.A. Law." He was nominated for an Emmy Award last season for his performance as a dying heart patient on the series "ER."

After studying acting at the Yale School of Drama, he got his first break in the play "A Prayer for My Daughter," which was staged at the Eugene O'Neill Playwright's Conference in New York. He went on to perform with the New York Shakespeare Festival and made his Broadway debut in "Lost in Yonkers." He recently starred on Broadway in "What's Wrong with This Picture?"

Rosenberg was born in Passaic, N.J. and now lives with his wife, actress Marg Helgenberger, and their five-year-old son in Los Angeles. His birth date is Oct. 4.


CYBILL SHEPHERD
(Cybill Sheridan)

Cybill Shepherd's career has spanned film, television and music. On television, she starred from 1985 to 1989 in "Moonlighting," for which she received many honors, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress (1987) and four People's Choice Awards (1986, 1987 [two] and 1988). She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series this year for CYBILL, which also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Musical or Comedy Series.

After a successful modeling career, during which she was named 1968 Model of the Year, she made her acclaimed motion picture debut in "The Last Picture Show," which led to starring roles in such films as "The Heartbreak Kid," "Taxi Driver," "Once Upon a Crime," "Married to It," "Texasville" and "Chances Are."

Her additional television credits include the films "There Was a Little Boy," on the CBS Television Network, "Baby Brokers," "Which Way Home?" and "The Long Hot Summer," the mini-series "Telling Secrets" and the series "The Yellow Rose." She served as executive producer and starred in the television films "Stormy Weathers" and "Memphis" (which she co-wrote with Larry McMurtry) and will also be seen in the upcoming film "Journey of the Heart" on the Network.

Shepherd began singing in church choirs at the age of 8 and has studied music since 1966. She has recorded six albums, including "Mad About the Boy" with Stan Getz. She made her Atlantic City singing debut in 1993 and has performed in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and in London with the BBC Big Band. She recently appeared at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco and the Cafe Royale in London. Her new CD, "Talk Memphis," will be released this year.

She was born in Memphis and now lives in Los Angeles with her three children. Her birth date is Feb. 18.


ALICIA WITT
(Zoey Woodbine)

Alicia Witt began acting professionally at the age of 7 when David Lynch cast her in "Dune." Her additional feature film credits include "Bodies, Rest and Motion," and "Fun," for which she received a Special Jury Recognition Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994. She also starred in the films "Mr. Holland's Opus," with Richard Dreyfuss, and "Four Rooms," with Madonna.

Witt was again hired by Lynch for the television series "Twin Peaks" and "Hotel Room." She also starred in the television film "The Disappearance of Vonnie," on the CBS Television Network, and will be seen in the upcoming television drama "The Reef," with Sela Ward and Timothy Dalton, on the Network.

Witt, a classically trained pianist, was born in Worcester, Mass. and now lives in Los Angeles. Her birth date is Aug. 21.

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