Dave Barry, a Pulitzer prize winning columnist is dealing with his life in the suburbs together with his wife and two sons. His life is somewhat complicated by his wife (Post)'s father (Asner) having spent a long stretch in prison for financial impropriety, and her somewhat-unnecessary attempts to re-integrate him into society.
Also starring in the series are Dave's amazingly stupid next door... Before Billy Bob Thorton was directing John Ritter in quirky movies, he was part of a terrific cast with John Ritter in "Hearts Afire." This must have looked like a sure fire hit with the excellent John Ritter, equally talented (and gorgeous) Markie Post, Ed Asner (one of the great TV stars of all time), and an A-list of support players including George Gaynes, Beth Broderick, Conchata Ferrell, and Wendy Jo Sperber.
Shows like Murphy Brown, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, WKRP, and the old Dick Van Dyke Show knew their subjects because the writers were familiar with newsrooms, radio stations, and comedy shows.Hearts Afire is an American sitcom starring John Ritter and Markie Post that aired on CBS from September 14, 1992, to February 1, 1995.The series' title is taken from a line in the Earth, Wind & Fire song "That's the Way of the World" (which originally served as the series' theme song).John Ritter returns to TV in a genial sitcom, playing an aide to a senator (Gaynes).His life is somewhat complicated by his wife (Post)'s father (Asner) having spent a long stretch in ...