List of Ned & Stacey episodes

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This is a list of episodes from the Fox sitcom Ned and Stacey which aired for two seasons from 1995 to 1997.

Ned & Stacey is set in New York City and focuses on the marriage of convenience between Ned Dorsey, an obsessive-compulsive advertising executive, and Stacey Colbert, a journalist. Also featured are Amanda Colbert, Stacey's sister, and her husband, Eric Moyer, who is an accountant at Ned's advertising agency.

A total of 35 episodes were produced which were originally broadcast in the United States on Fox from September 11, 1995 to January 27, 1997; an additional 11 episodes were produced but were not aired in the United States and are only available on the complete series DVD.[1]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
124September 11, 1995 (1995-09-11)April 1, 1996 (1996-04-01)
222November 17, 1996 (1996-11-17)January 27, 1997 (1997-01-27) (11 unaired)

Broadcast history[edit]

Season Time
1995–96 Monday at 9:30 pm (September11, 1995 – December 11, 1995)
Monday at 9:00 pm (December 18, 1995 – April 1, 1996)
1996–97 Sunday at 8:30 pm (November 17, 1996 – January 5, 1997)
Monday at 9:00 pm (January 6 – 27, 1997)


Season 1 (1995–96)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Pilot"Andrew D. WeymanMichael J. WeithornSeptember 11, 1995 (1995-09-11)

In order to get a promotion at the advertising agency he works for, Ned Dorsey (Thomas Haden Church) agrees to enter into a marriage of convenience with journalist Stacey Colbert (Debra Messing), who is desperate to move out of her parents house.

Recurring characters: Harry Goz and Dori Brenner as Saul and Ellen Colbert.
22"Portrait of a Marriage"Lee Shallat ChemelMichael J. WeithornSeptember 18, 1995 (1995-09-18)

To give the impression of a real marriage at a party for his work colleagues, Ned constructs a fictitious history of his relationship with Stacey.

Recurring characters: John Getz and Natalia Nogulich as Les and Bernadette McDowell.
33"Take My Wife, Please"Rob SchillerTony SheehanSeptember 25, 1995 (1995-09-25)

After accidentally meeting a handsome British guy, Stacey starts dating him. When she tries to tell him about her fake marriage with Ned, he gets the impression that they're having a real affair.

Guest star: Simon Templeman as Nigel Davies.
44"Cover Story"Rob SchillerDel ShoresOctober 2, 1995 (1995-10-02)

While looking for material for her next article, Stacey receives compromising information regarding one of Ned's biggest clients. After consulting with him, she writes a scathing exposé about the client which ends up harming Ned.

Recurring characters: John Getz and Natalia Nogulich as Les and Bernadette McDowell.
55"Model Husband"Terri McCoyTony SheehanOctober 9, 1995 (1995-10-09)

When Ned hires a gorgeous supermodel for a pick-up truck ad, she ends up getting real close to Eric. When this worries Amanda, Eric decides to take a stand for himself.

Guest star: Paulina Porizkova as Alexa Miroslav.
66"Saul and Ellen and Ned and Stacey"Rob SchillerAmy WelshOctober 16, 1995 (1995-10-16)

Stacey realizes that Ned's getting too close to her parents and decides to forbid him from spending time with them.

Recurring characters: Harry Goz and Dori Brenner as Saul and Ellen Colbert.
77"Here's to You, Mrs. Binder"Paul LazarusJill Condon & Amy ToominOctober 23, 1995 (1995-10-23)

Ned falls in love with Mrs. Binder, an older woman who happens to be the best friend of Stacey's mom.

Recurring characters: Harry Goz and Dori Brenner as Saul and Ellen Colbert.

Guest star: Joanna Cassidy as Lucy Binder
88"Halloween Story"Rob SchillerDel ShoresOctober 30, 1995 (1995-10-30)

Ned and Stacey visit a Halloween party at their building, and they end up getting closer than they expected.

Guest stars: Scott Paetty as Scott, and Kimberly Quinn as Rhonda
99"Reality Check"Alan MyersonTony SheehanNovember 13, 1995 (1995-11-13)

When Stacey's finances take a dive into the worst, Ned offers to help her.

Guest star: Loretta Devine as Mrs. Duncan
1010"Thanksgiving Day Massacre"Lee Shallat ChemelJill Condon & Amy Toomin & Amy WelshNovember 20, 1995 (1995-11-20)

Ned, Stacey, Eric, and Amanda visit the Colberts for a Thanksgiving Day diner. However, a snow storm and other mishaps leads them into a series of family disagreements and disappointments.

Recurring characters: Harry Goz and Dori Brenner as Saul and Ellen Colbert.

Guest star: Susie Essman as Aunt Ceil
1111"Sleepless in Manhattan"Rob SchillerDavid LittDecember 4, 1995 (1995-12-04)

Ned gives Stacey some illegal help to buy a new bed, by bribing the salesman. However, Stacey finds herself unable to sleep in it due to the guilt for Ned's actions.

Guest star: Kevin Meaney as Chuck
1212"Threesome"Rob SchillerMichael J. Weithorn & Tony SheehanDecember 11, 1995 (1995-12-11)

When Amanda stumbles with Sam, a friend of her, she introduces him to Ned and Stacey. After knowing about their arrangement, both Ned and Stacey find themselves fighting for Sam's attention as a "buddy" and as a "boyfriend".

Guest star: John Slattery as Sam
1313"Accountus Interruptus"Lee Shallat ChemelDavid LittDecember 18, 1995 (1995-12-18)

Ned is bound to sleep with a powerful and sexy client. However, Stacey objects arguing the humiliation it poses with the clients he wants her to impress.

Recurring characters: John Getz as Les McDowell

Guest star: Claire Stansfield as Jordan, Kathy Griffin as Jeanne
1414"New Year's Eve"Alan MyersonMichael J. WeithornJanuary 1, 1996 (1996-01-01)

Stacey skips Ned's New Year's Eve party to have a date with a friend, which eventually bothers Ned.

Recurring characters: John Getz and Natalia Nogulich as Les and Bernadette McDowell.

Guest star: Thomas Calabro as Don Morelli
1515"Paranoia on the 47th Floor"Alan MyersonDavid LittJanuary 8, 1996 (1996-01-08)

When Ned's agency hires Clay, a young and smart executive, to work with him, Ned finds himself worried that he might be trying to take his place.

Recurring characters: John Getz as Les McDowell, James Karen as Patrick Kirkland

Guest star: Tim Conlon as Clay
1616"A Tender Trap"Rob SchillerAmy WelshJanuary 15, 1996 (1996-01-15)

In order to land Stacey a steady job, Ned starts dating a publishing executive only to realize she is a sex-crazed nymphomaniac.

Guest star: Farrah Forke as Megan Foster
1717"Promotional Rescue"Rob SchillerTony SheehanJanuary 22, 1996 (1996-01-22)

When Eric's boss retires, Amanda convinces Ned to speak in favor of Eric with their boss. As a result, Eric gets the job, but only to have Ned trying to coerce him into some budget gymnastics.

Recurring characters: James Karen as Patrick Kirkland
1818"Friends and Lovers"Pamela FrymanLisa A. BannickFebruary 12, 1996 (1996-02-12)

Stacey meets with an old high school rival and tries to impress her with her relationship with Ned. However, she ends up seducing Ned afterwards.

Guest star: Lisa Edelstein as Janine
1919"The Gay Caballeros"Rob SchillerDel ShoresFebruary 19, 1996 (1996-02-19)

An important new client of Ned that happens to be gay, assumes that Ned must be gay as well. When Ned tries to explain to him, their business relationship is endangered.

Guest star: Stephen Kearney as Brent Barrow
2020"Gut Feeling"Alan MyersonThomas R. NanceFebruary 26, 1996 (1996-02-26)
Despite pain from a temperamental gall bladder, Ned refuses to be hospitalized. That is until his pain leads him to ruin Howard's birthday party.
2121"Pals"Rick BerenTony Sheehan & David LittMarch 4, 1996 (1996-03-04)

Ned is forced to work with Bobby Van Lowe, a hot and young actor that has to make some PSA's. When he comments he is looking for an apartment, Ned recommends Amanda, but finds himself in the middle of trouble when Bobby makes a pass at Amanda.

Guest star: Jason Bateman as Bobby Van Lowe
2222"It Happened One Night"Rob SchillerJill Condon & Amy ToominMarch 11, 1996 (1996-03-11)

After a series of fights, Amanda unknowingly convinces Stacey to move out of Ned's house. As she returns to her parents, both she and Ned find themselves receiving the unexpected advice from the Colberts.

Recurring characters: Harry Goz and Dori Brenner as Saul and Ellen Colbert.

Guest star: Kenny Johnson as Joey
2323"You Bet Your Wife"Rob SchillerJill Condon & Amy Toomin & Amy WelshMarch 18, 1996 (1996-03-18)

During a poker game with his friends, Ned bets a night with Stacey, only to lose to his main rival in advertisement.

Guest star: Brian McNamara as Peter
2424"The End?: Part 1"Rob SchillerMichael J. WeithornApril 1, 1996 (1996-04-01)

Ned and Stacey agree to find a date for each other. Although Stacey's choice ends up being disastrous for Ned, she falls in love with Alex, a friend of Ned. However, her new romance ends up jeopardizing Ned's career and their marriage arrangement.

Recurring characters: James Karen as Patrick Kirkland, and Cameron Watson as Alex Palmer

Season 2 (1996–97)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
251"The Other End: Part 2"Rob SchillerMichael J. WeithornNovember 17, 1996 (1996-11-17)

After Ned throws her out of the house, Stacey decides to stay at Alex's house. The next day, Kirkland threatens to fire Ned and tells him to straighten out his life. Meanwhile, Eric takes Ned to a family gathering so Ned can tell Stacey his true feelings.

Recurring characters: James Karen as Patrick Kirkland, and Cameron Watson as Alex Palmer.
262"Dorsey vs. Dorsey"Rob SchillerTony SheehanNovember 24, 1996 (1996-11-24)
Recurring characters: Cameron Watson as Alex Palmer.
273"The Muffins Take Manhattan"Rob SchillerDavid LittDecember 1, 1996 (1996-12-01)
Recurring characters:
284"Computer Dating"Rob SchillerCharlie KaufmanDecember 15, 1996 (1996-12-15)
Recurring characters:
295"Les Is More or Less Moral-less"Rob SchillerDavid LittDecember 22, 1996 (1996-12-22)
Recurring characters: John Getz as Les McDowell, and James Karen as Patrick Kirkland
306"Loganberry's Run"Rob SchillerCharlie KaufmanDecember 29, 1996 (1996-12-29)
Recurring characters: Kathy Griffin as Jeannie
317"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Eric"Rick BerenJay KogenJanuary 5, 1997 (1997-01-05)
Guest star: Alex Trebek as Himself
328"Fifteen a-Minutes"Rob SchillerBryan Behar & Steve BaldikoskiJanuary 6, 1997 (1997-01-06)
339"Prom Night"Rob SchillerDavid LittJanuary 13, 1997 (1997-01-13)
Guest star: Jennifer Lyons as Alice
3410"Saved by the Belvedere"Rob SchillerBryan Behar & Steve BaldikoskiJanuary 20, 1997 (1997-01-20)
Guest star: Christopher Hewett as Himself
3511"Where My Third Nepal is Sheriff"Rob SchillerCharlie KaufmanJanuary 27, 1997 (1997-01-27)
3612"Sex, Lies and Commercials"Rob SchillerJennifer Glickman{unaired}
3713"Scenes From a Muffin Shop"Rob SchillerBryan Behar & Steve Baldikoski{unaired}
3814"The Skyward's the Limit"Rob SchillerJennifer Glickman{unaired}
3915"The Errand Girl"Rob SchillerJennifer Glickman{unaired}
4016"No Retreat, No Surrender"Rob SchillerRoger Reitzel{unaired}
4117"The Truth Shall Set You Back"Rob SchillerJennifer Glickman{unaired}
4218"I Like Your Moxie"Rob SchillerJay Kogen & David Litt{unaired}
4319"Please Don't Squeeze the Eric"Rob SchillerBryan Behar & Steve Baldikoski{unaired}
4420"All That Chazz"Rob SchillerJeff Stein{unaired}
4521"Skippy's Revenge"Rob SchillerTony Sheehan & David Litt{unaired}
4622"Best of Luck on Future Projects"Rob SchillerMichael J. Weithorn{unaired}


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