• Air date: 20 Sep '93 22 episodes
      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...
  • List of Episodes (22)
    • 1. Just In Time

      20 Sep '93
      Jack is devastated when he receives a Dear Jack letter from Wally, leaving the Blue Shamrock in Abe's care.
    • 2. All I Really Need Is The Girl

      27 Sep '93
      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.
    • 3. I Only Have Eyes For You

      04 Oct '93
      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.
    • 4. But Not for You

      11 Oct '93
      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.
    • 5. It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

      18 Oct '93
      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.
    • 6. Nice Work If You Can Get It

      25 Oct '93
      Dana's dinner invitation to Jack is not just a kind gesture as she has a secret agenda—she needs help moving furniture.
    • 7. Stormy Weather

      01 Nov '93
      Dana's best friend comes to town and warms up to Jack. When she feels a "spark" for another guy, she drop Jack cold and asks Dana handle the mess.
    • 8. They Can't Take That Away From Me

      08 Nov '93
      Much to his displeasure, Jack is temporarily assigned to his newspaper's style beat and covers the closing of a department store.
    • 9. I Got Plenty Of Nothing

      15 Nov '93
      When Jack sees a doctor about a private problem, his agitation at having a female physician is worsened when he bumps into Dana in the reception area.
    • 10. I Love A Parade

      22 Nov '93
      While attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, the gang ends up doing some unexpected babysitting when a woman leaves her boy with Jack.
    • 11. Let's Not Call It Love

      06 Dec '93
      Jack and Dana go out as friends, and everywhere they go, they are mistaken for a romantic couple making it harder for them to keep things platonic.
    • 12. Something's Gotta Give

      13 Dec '93
      Jack and Dana discover that their feelings for each other have reached a new level when they get stuck in an elevator at the Empire State Building.
    • 13. Slaughter On Tenth Avenue

      03 Jan '94
      Dana takes Jack shopping to convince him that salespeople discriminate against women.
    • 14. It Ain't Necessarily So

      10 Jan '94
      Meg introduces her new beau to the Blue Shamrock group, who are all astonished by his resemblance to Jack.
    • 15. I Got a Crush on You

      17 Jan '94
      Everyone thinks a college student has a crush on Jack -- except Jack.
    • 16. A Fine Romance

      24 Jan '94
      Abe is visited by his ex-wife and before he knows it, he's ready to say "I do" again.
    • 17. Buddy Can You Spare a Dime

      31 Jan '94
      After lending Dana money for a down payment on a co-op, Jack discovers her spending habits may not be in his best interest.
    • 18. How High the Moon?

      28 Feb '94
      Ray is angry with Meg when she blabs about his personal life after being sworn to secrecy.
    • 19. You Make Me Feel So Young

      07 Mar '94
      Jack acts like a protective parent when his visiting mom has a night on the town with Dana's flamboyant father.
    • 20. Bali Ha'i

      14 Mar '94
      Nadine entertains the prospect of a relationship with a handsome literature professor.
    • 21. Are The Stars Out Tonight?

      02 May '94
      Ray is left star-crossed after a date with Dana doesn't quite go as he had wished.
    • 22. Slow Boat To China

      09 May '94
      Murphy's Law is in full effect when Jack and Dana finally go out on their first "real date."