High Society

Character: Dorothy "Dott" Emerson

Created by: Robert Horn, Daniel Margosis

Directed by: Iris Dugow

Written by: Robert Horn, Daniel Margosis, Lisa Albert, Marc Flanagan, Pat Dougherty

Produced by: Daniel Margosis, Joe Voci, Marc Flanagan, Robert Horn

Cast Members: Jean Smart, Dan O'Donahue, Luigi Amodeo, David Rasche, Jayne Meadows, Faith Prince

Released date: October 30, 1995

Episode(s) Number: Appeared in all episodes

Genre: Comedy

Dott Emerson is a divorced mother who owns a successful publishing house, for which her best friend, Ellie, writes best-selling romance novels. Val enters the picture as Dot and Ellie's old girlfriend from college who is pregnant and leaving her husband, much to the dismay of Ellie, who wants nothing to do with her. Against Ellie's wishes, Dot lets Val move in with her.


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Episodes Guide

In Mary’s words…

Oh, my God, so much fun! The most ridiculously great clothes. Ridiculouslygreat clothes! Jean Smart is one of the funniest women on the planet. Even when we weren’t doing what we were supposed to be doing, we made each other laugh. The writers were fun. It was so much fun. Really, there’s a couple of things in my life that didn’t work out the way I thought or hoped they would have. I think that show, had it been given just a little bit more time, would’ve turned, broken through the glass, and stayed there for awhile. And that’s too bad that it didn’t. But it was, honestly, one of my favorite little gigs. [from “Mary McDonnell on Battlestar Galactica and going mute in front of Robert Redford” by Will Harris]

Script developed by Never Enough Design