Jesse (WB 1998-1999, Christina Applegate, Bruno Campos)

Christina Applegate stars in this comedy from the executive producers of NBC’s ‘Friends,’ as an attractive single mother whose life is a juggling act between her role as a parent, a nursing school student, a nursing assistant and a single woman.

L26-year-old Jesse adds to her enormous list of responsibilities when she begins to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse by enrolling in nursing school. On top of countless hours spent in classes and at home doing homework assignments, Jesse takes on a challenging job as a nurse’s assistant at the University Medical Center, where she works with Kurt (Darryl Theirse, ‘George and Leo’), a nurse, and Dr. Danny Kozak (Kevin Rahm, ‘Everything’s Relative’). Despite being overloaded with work, her primary responsibility remains the care of her loving, eleven-year-old son, John (Eric Lloyd), who is as protective of his mother as she is of him.

While Jesse struggles to meet all her responsibilities, her next-door neighbor Diego (Bruno Campos) must contend with his own set of responsibilities and his feelings for Jesse. As the two face their countless demands, they struggle to make their relationship work.

Meanwhile, Jesse relies on her friends as she attempts to uphold her many commitments. But to further complicate her life, Jesse’s two best friends, Linda (Liza Snyder) and Carrie (Jennifer Milmore), start new jobs and face their own problems at work and in relationships.

production details
USA | The WB – Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions | 42×25 minutes | Broadcast 24 September 1998 – 25 May 2000

Executive Producers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman, Kevin S. Bright and Wil Calhoun.

cast
Christina Applegate as Jesse Warner
Bruno Campos as Diego Vasquez
Eric Lloyd as Little John Warner
Kevin Rahm as Dr. Danny Kozak
Liza Snyder as Linda
Jennifer Milmore as Carrie
Darryl Theirse as Kurt Bemis

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