Love & War
Love & War is an American television sitcom, which aired on CBS from September 21, 1992 to February 1, 1995. Created by Diane English, the series originally starred Susan Dey as Wally Porter, a Chicago restaurateur, and Jay Thomas as Jack Stein, a sportswriter with whom she had an on-again, off-again romance. After the first season, however, the show was retooled and Dey was fired by the producers of the show, claiming that she and Thomas had "no chemistry" together. She was replaced by Annie Potts as Dana Palladino, who bought Porter's restaurant and also became a love interest for Jack. The first season also featured moments when Jack or Wally would break the fourth wall and address the camera directly, generally using it as an opportunity to discuss an emotional crisis. This mechanic was dropped in later seasons. One episode featured a guest appearance from Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David as themselves, they did this as a "thank you" to creator Diane English for allowing a brief scene on Murphy Brown in an episode of Seinfeld where Kramer is cast as the titular character's secretary. The show's supporting cast included Suzie Plakson, Joanna Gleason, Joel Murray, Charles Robinson and Michael Nouri. John Hancock, who had a recurring role as a judge on L.A. Law with Susan Dey previously, portrayed bartender Ike for the first half of season one, until he died of a heart attack in late 1992. His death was subsequently written into the series and he was replaced by actor Charlie Robinson.
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Season 1Amazon Prime | Tubi TV | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 22, 1992
Love Is Hell (1) Sep 22, 1992 Having lost her restaurant in a divorce settlement, Wally decides to buy an old Manhattan bar where she meets columnist Jack. Though they are complete opposites they find each other interesting, even though she is preparing to ruin his favorite hangout.
S01 E03Sep 29, 1992
Step Two Sep 29, 1992 Jack becomes acquainted with Kip, Wally's impressive ex-husband. Wally invites Jack to dinner but he misinterprets her intentions.
S01 E04Oct 6, 1992
Waiting For Henry Oct 6, 1992 Jack and Wally have their first date at a new high-class restaurant and it does not go well, particularly when it comes time to pay the check. Meanwhile, Nadine tries to remake the Blue Shamrock's customers.
S01 E05Oct 13, 1992
What Are You Wearing? Oct 13, 1992 Jack is too tied up with work to attend the newly refurbished Shamrock's grand re-opening, but Wally's ex-husband Kip is there to make her feel better.
S01 E06Oct 20, 1992
Voyage Of The Damned Oct 20, 1992 Jack asks Wally to accompany him to a press-club dinner where he is to receive an award, but asks her to wear something sexy.
Season 2Amazon Prime | Tubi TV | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 21, 1993
Just In Time Sep 21, 1993 Jack is devastated when he receives a Dear Jack letter from Wally, leaving the Blue Shamrock in Abe's care.
S02 E02Sep 28, 1993
All I Really Need Is The Girl Sep 28, 1993 With Jack still heartbroken over Wally, the gang holds a get-together hoping to put Jack and Dana together. But it is far too soon for Jack.
S02 E03Oct 5, 1993
I Only Have Eyes For You Oct 5, 1993 Jack thinks a woman is flirting with him, so he makes a bet with Dana that he can get the woman's phone number before she leaves.
S02 E04Oct 12, 1993
But Not for You Oct 12, 1993 After Kip is nominated for a daytime television award, he invites the gang to the ceremonies and asks Dana to be his date. Monty Hall makes a guest appearance as himself.
S02 E05Oct 19, 1993
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Oct 19, 1993 An old-fashioned barroom brawl breaks out at the Blue Shamrock: Jack takes a few punches after a couple of macho patrons hit on Dana.
S02 E06Oct 26, 1993
Nice Work If You Can Get It Oct 26, 1993 Dana's dinner invitation to Jack is not just a kind gesture as she has a secret agenda—she needs help moving furniture.