TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy
A struggling, middle-aged actress attempts to make a career in Hollywood, all while surrounded by her hard-drinking best friend Maryann, her two ex-husbands, Ira and Jeff, and her two daughters, headstrong Zoey and agreeable Rachel.
For all of its humor, the series offers a brutally honest depiction of what is termed a 'lifer' in show business -- a performer who stays the course no matter what slings and arrows indignity throws at her. This philosophy -- and Cybill Shepherd's own distinctive brand of self-deprecation -- is embodied by the show's clever 'Hollywood Walk of Stars' title sequence, wherein the feet of pedestrians avoid stepping on the names of the gold-plated actresses (all blonde) on the pavement, culminating in a skateboarder gracefully eluding Jean Harlow's plate -- only to skate head-long through Cybill's, handwritten in colored chalk on an empty slab in lieu of the recognition she has yet to receive.
I would laugh harder at my own autopsy.
The array of the Hollywood Walk of Fame stars in the title sequence is fictitious. All of them are spread across one mile on Hollywood Blvd., even on opposite sidewalks. The title sequence order is: Carole Lombard (6930 Hollywood Blvd.), Lana Turner (6241), Kim Novak (6332), Lassie (6368), Jean Harlow (6910), - and Cybill.