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Still Standing
Still Standing TV screenshot.jpg
GenreSitcom
Created by
Directed byAndrew D. Weyman (season 1 only)
Starring
Opening theme"You Make Me Happy" written by Holly Knight (performed by Will Hoge)
ComposerDennis C. Brown
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes88 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Producers
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time21 minutes
Production companies
Distributor20th Television
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 30, 2002 (2002-09-30) –
March 8, 2006 (2006-03-08)
The cast of Still Standing
The cast of Still Standing

Still Standing is an American sitcom created by Diane Burroughs and Joey Gutierrez, that ran on CBS from September 30, 2002, to March 8, 2006. It starred Mark Addy and Jami Gertz as Bill and Judy Miller, a working-class couple living in Chicago. Taylor Ball, Renee Olstead, and Soleil Borda portrayed their children and Jennifer Irwin portrayed Judy's sister Linda.

Plot

A working-class couple in Chicago tries to instill good values in their three kids, Brian (Taylor Ball), Lauren (Renee Olstead), and Tina (Soleil Borda), but their own past experiences often conflict with the lessons they teach their children. Judy Miller (Jami Gertz) is the attractive wife, who was wooed by Bill (Mark Addy). Judy's sister Linda (Jennifer Irwin) continuously butts heads with Bill.

Characters

Main characters

Guest and recurring roles

Episodes

Main article: List of Still Standing episodes

Each of the episode titles begins with the word "Still", with the exception of the pilot.

Syndication

The show entered off-network syndication in 2006, and in the fall of that year 20th Television put it into barter-syndication. It aired on many affiliates, most notably MyNetworkTV and The CW. Lifetime Television acquired the cable rights from 2006 to 2009. ABC Family acquired the rights to rerun it in the Fall of 2010, but due to low ratings, it was removed from their lineup. The show returned to ABC Family (now Freeform), from December 2013 to June 2014, before it was ultimately replaced by The Middle. As of 2021, the show has not aired on any cable channels since then.

Critical reception

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A 2002 Entertainment Weekly review gave Still Standing a "D" grade, calling it an "apathetic" show that "does zip to freshen the Fatty-Gets-a-Family formula."[1]

Nielsen ratings

Season Timeslot (EDT) Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 Monday 9:30 P.M. September 30, 2002 May 12, 2003 2002–2003 #17 14.41[2]
2 Monday 8:30 P.M. September 22, 2003 May 24, 2004 2003–2004 #26 11.82
3 Monday 8:00 P.M. September 20, 2004 May 23, 2005 2004–2005 #48 9.95
4 Wednesday 8:00 P.M. September 21, 2005 March 8, 2006 2005–2006 #87 7.0

Notes

  1. ^ Still Standing review, Gillian Flynn, Entertainment Weekly, September 2002
  2. ^ "Google Groups".

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